Tim Coram, the Managing Director from ADE Turf in Melbourne, spoke with turfmate about becoming Australia’s exclusive dealer for UK-based mower dealer, Allett.
Tim says he has been impressed by how well built the machines are compared with other products on the market and that the professional range will be perfect for cricket wickets and councils, while the homeowner range will satisfy even the most enthusiastic amateur lawn-lover.
Allett have been around for more than 50 years, manufacturing precision, single-cylinder mowers in the UK. They currently supply some of the most famous sports venues worldwide, across a range of sports including bowling greens, large sports stadiums, tennis courts and cricket wickets. They also promise customers that their range of walk-behind mowers in the homeowner range guarantee a crisp cut every time, due to their precision blades and rollers.
“We’ve had a great reaction from customers who have seen the range of Allett mowers so far, a really positive reaction,” says Tim.
“One of the main benefits is, that instead of buying a scarifying mower and a cylinder mower, you can do a range of things with the one mower making it more cost-effective in the long run. The height adjustments you can do are also fantastic.”
About six months ago a friend introduced Tim and the ADE team to Austin Jarrett, the Managing Director at Allett when he visited Australia.
“We sat down and had a good discussion with him about the finer points of the machinery, which we were really impressed with – particularly the safety mechanisms and the fact you could change four cartridges – and we thought Australia was lacking in that sort of mower.
“We are very excited to be the exclusive dealers in Australia at the moment, we’ve already sold a couple that we got over here to test. And we’ve got our first container being shipped over at the moment.”
Tim says it’s been really good working with Allett so far and since their first meeting with Austin, they’ve dealt with Dave Allett, who is part of the original Allett family who started the company. He’ll be joining Tim at the ADE Turf stand at the annual AGCSA Trade Show in June, so be sure to visit the crew there!
ADE Turf Equipment are premier dealers of commercial mowers, golf and turf equipment in Melbourne and right across Australia. They bring the industry’s best range of golf carts, turf mowers and course maintenance equipment together in one spot. Contact them today to learn more about the range of Allett machinery they have on offer.