Everybody quotes blade tip speed, this is not nearly as important as spindle speed.
Blade tip speed is similar across all brands, and some brands are running tip speeds higher than required as the cleanest cut possible is only achievable within a certain speed range. Too fast and power and fuel are wasted, too slow and the grass is torn and damaged. What really matters is how many cuts or rotations the blade achieves per forward meter of travel, which is where spindle speed comes in.
Trimax mowers feature shorter blade beams that enable more spindles to be fitted across the decks for any given cutting width. This keeps the deck compact for better weight distribution and maneuverability.
To maintain the perfect tip speed for cleanly cut grass, these shorter blade beams spin at a higher rate allowing the blade to take a smaller bite (clip) of grass each rotation, ultimately increasing the number of cuts per forward meter. This increased number of cuts is essential for producing a finer cut.
The other benefit is each spindle only has to handle a small volume of grass. This allows for the most effective use of the specialised Trimax airflow design in mixing the cut grass with air for an even spread which is discharged safely and effectively over the rear roller with no windows.
To gain an even greater number of cuts per meter, Trimax offers the patented Quattro Blade Kit on selected models increasing the blades per spindle from two to four, thereby doubling the number of cuts per rotation.
As an option, Quattro can be retrofitted for when an even finer clip of grass is needed. For all fine cut and turf applications, we recommend Quattro blade carriers and your choice of blade combinations including flat and uplift options.
Trimax Mowing Systems has announced the world launch of the Snake Series 2. The S2 is set to significantly up the stakes in the Golf, Sports Turf and Municipality mower sector. The new machine comes with many of Trimax Mowing System’s most significant and innovative advances as standard.
The Snake was designed specifically for golf course fairway and rough maintenance. Its success has been unparalleled, and Trimax Snakes are now found at many of the world’s most prestigious golf courses.
With its high manoeuvrability and floating deck design, which handles undulating turf practically without any scalping, it wasn’t long before other sports codes and municipalities recognised the value of the Snakes capabilities.
What’s new on the Snake S2?
Trimax Mowing Systems designs and builds machines that deliver low total cost of ownership and long commercial life.
Greasing, cleaning, servicing, washing and adjusting all eat into active mowing time. Our mission is to minimise or eliminate down time where ever possible and keep your mower doing what you bought it for – cutting grass.
We are constantly rethinking all aspects of our machines to ensure we have the most efficient and user-friendly solutions possible. Here are the S2’s new features:
Wider Cutting Option. The S2 now comes in the original 3.2 metre width and the new 4 metre width.
The LocTEK Roller Retention System is now standard S2 kit. This system, unique to Trimax, dramatically changes roller maintenance and longevity. Bob Sievwright, Trimax Owner and Founder put it like this, “Servicing a roller mower with a stub can be complicated. Stubs need to be clean, adhesives need to be used, a given sequence of replacement needs to be followed, and if not maintained regularly or correctly we see worn stubs and compromised retention. Our LocTEK system eliminates all of that, it’s fool-proof!”
Thicker Roller Tubes. Heavier duty roller tubes enable the S2 to cut close to curbs, paving and bunkers and over undulating terrain and potholes without blade strike or scalping. The hard-wearing rollers are less likely to suffer damage or denting and need replacing far less often.
Auto Belt Tensioning. The Trimax belt tensioning system ensures constant, optimum power delivery to the spindles without the need check and re-tension the drive belts.
Maintenance-free Pivot Bushes. The S2 pivot bushes and spindles are maintenance-free – they never need greasing or adjusting and carry the same three-year warranty as the rest of the machine.
Gearbox Mount upgrade. The front decks on the 4 metre S2 have four spindles each. The gearbox mounting plates on the decks have been reinforced to handle the extra load the added spindles place on the system.
PTO fitting and removal is now easier thanks to increased clearance. This improves access for servicing and maintenance operations.
Axle stubs on the S2 are replaceable – another time saving maintenance and service feature.
90º Rotatable Jack Stand. The S2 jack stand swings into and out of position. In the horizontal position it gives increased ground clearance during mowing and no more endless winding before and after operations.
Anti-wear skids – optional. Anti-wear skids protect the bottom edges of the side channels in rough terrain, prevent scalping and stop the decks bouncing when mowing at higher speeds.
Tried and Tested Features from the S1 Remain
Although there’s a lot of new kit on the S2, we only innovate where clear improvements can be realised; so the S2 retains all the features which contributed to the S1’s market domination.
The features you will recognize from the S1 are:
LazerBladez, which are standard on all Trimax rotary mowers.
Full Width Rollers.
Helical Roller Scrapers.
QuikLIFT enables all three decks to be raised just off the ground without disengaging the PTO.
Optional Roadkit adds mudguards, LED taillight clusters and safety chains.
Optional Remote Unlock is an electronically controlled deck locking system activated from the tractor cab.
Book Your Free Demonstration Now, Because Seeing is Believing
The Trimax Snake S2 is a formidable performer. See first-hand what it can do on your patch of turf.
Call +001 770 412 8402 and take advantage of our free demonstration service – no obligation!
The golfing world watched as Tiger Woods made his comeback last month at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. East Lake’s Trimax Snake and the Trimax team were on hand as volunteers helping to prepare the course to championship condition in the lead up to the event. “Here at East Lake we’re always looking for equipment that is easy to use, easily maintained and is very efficient. The Trimax Snake meets those needs fully” says Wesley Holsenback, East Lakes Head Equipment Manager.
East Lake uses the Trimax Snake to maintain the course on a daily basis. It mows the rough to a high quality and the fine dispersion of the grass from the back of the mower creates a premium finish. Additionally, it is used for the aerification process in the fairways to bust up cores before they take the fairways unit through. “What stands out about the Snake”, says Wesley, “is that it’s not like a traditional rough mower where you have a full-length blade. They have ‘Lazerbladez’ and with the design of the blades, it is extremely easy to mow pretty much any kind of undulation or hill or mound, with absolutely no scalping whatsoever”.
“Between the ease of height adjustment to the ease of maintenance and greasing and the minimal bearings and belts that have to be maintained – it’s a great piece of equipment,” says Wesley. Trimax Snake owners benefit from a 3-year warranty the longest warranty in the market and genuine Trimax support. Built for agility, and incredibly robust, the Trimax Snake won’t fail to impress.
At the Turfgrass Producers International Conference in February Trimax Mowing Systems announced that it’s saying goodbye to high maintenance stub and roller retention systems and introduced LocTEK – A patent pending stubless roller system unique to Trimax.
The main benefits of LocTEK over the traditional stubbed roller system are:
#1 Vastly Increased Retention and Strength: Traditional stubbed roller systems secure roller stubs directly into bearings using grub screws or collar locks, but this method has long been subject to stub and bearing wear from regular horizontal loading, and as a result – roller retention issues.
Traditional roller stubs often need to be re-machined or replaced to correct any wear issues effecting roller retention and alignment. LocTEK does away with these issues completely by using a high tensile threaded bolt, inserted through a protective zinc coated sleeve which locks the roller, bearing and side channels together. This simple yet innovative bolt system is not only free from wear but also provides a much stronger retention option and ensures ongoing and accurate roller alignment.
The new LocTEK system also includes increased strength tri-bolt bearing housings, which bolt to the side channels and have been upgraded from a two-bolt system.
#2 Increased Replacement Ease and Lower Maintenance Costs: LocTEK vastly reduces replacement time. Previously, removing an adhesive-fixed stub from a bearing could often be challenging and time consuming. LocTEK doesn’t require any specialist tools and can be replaced in as little as 15 minutes. The bolt can easily be removed from the roller and bearing system with an impact gun and the zinc sleeve, assembled with anti-seize, can be easily removed from the bearing.
Where some traditional systems require re-machining of the roller stub, or if the roller stub is too far gone – the purchase of a full new roller, LocTEK is comprised of independent parts that can be purchased separately. This means just the desired part can be acquired, providing significant cost savings.
#3 Increased Bearing Life: One of the most common causes of bearing failure is stub misalignment. Misalignment in roller stubs can cause the outer race of the bearing to oscillate inside the housing, wearing out bearings and the bearing housing prematurely and increasing replacement frequency. Having fully eliminated misalignment LocTEK bearings suffer less stress and last significantly longer. LocTEK also uses market proven, high quality bearings which have been subject to years of Trimax in-field testing.
To further aide bearing longevity LocTEK provides new added protection against water damage through a clever convex ridge on the end of LocTEK rollers. The roller ridge prohibits wafter running down a vertical roller in transport mode and reaching or pooling around the bearing.
LocTEK is now being produced on all Trimax Pegasus and Procut S4 mowers can be purchased as a retrofit system specifically developed for conversions of stubbed bearing systems on selected mowers.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Trimax LocTEK video to be released shortly on our website and social media pages – in the meantime to learn more about LocTEK or any other Trimax mowing innovations contact our NZ sales team on +64 (07) 541 0411
New Zealand Pat. App. 737217
Australian Pat. App. 2016250934
UK Pat. App. 1718763.4
US Pat. App. 15/567,875
Commercial mower manufacturer, Trimax Mowing Systems, have this month introduced QuikLift – a unique electronic system to lift mower decks off the ground without the need to disengage the tractor PTO.
QuikLift’s features help increase efficiency and reduce maintenance. QuikLift helps eliminate turf damage by removing lateral movement of the mower rollers on the turf when making tight turns which increases yield or the turf usage area. Because of the reduction in lateral movement of the roller, bearing life is greatly increased as force on the bearing is eliminated. There are benefits for the tractor also. Because the PTO can still be engaged with the decks in the QuikLift position the operator doesn’t need to switch the PTO off and on. This greatly reduces PTO stress and reduces maintenance for the tractor itself.
The Trimax QuikLift is unique because the system utilises electrical proximity sensors to restrict the hydraulic rams from lifting. This is favourable compared to mechanical steel on steel systems which transfer high forces into the steel frame causing fatigue over time and mechanical wear points.
Quiklift is operated by a control box placed inside the cab of the tractor. Since it’s not fixed, drivers can place the control wherever they see fit for rapid operation. Decks can be lifted and dropped at the touch of a button and it’s able to be operated from the most convenient place for the driver.
For added safety the control monitors power to the QuikLift system, guarding against any possible PTO damage that may occur from unexpected power failure to the sensors. A LED Light system indicates when QuikLift is safe to operate.
Operators can fully customise QuikLift’s deck lift heights, giving them both the best user experience and operational effectiveness. With a simple adjustment between the pre-set holes located near the proximity sensors, operators can lift the deck anywhere between just off the ground and 3 feet high. This adjustment, dictated by the nature and evenness of the terrain, can speed up turns and further increase productivity.
“QuikLift is going to help our customers mow much more efficiently and is covered by our three-year warranty. And our warranty is the longest on the market, more than double what others are offering, because we stand behind our products.” ~ Bob Sievwright – Founder and CEO of Trimax Mowing Systems.
For more information on the electronic QuikLift System, or for a free demonstration please contact Trimax at 07 541 0411 or visit www.trimaxmowers.co.nz
You’re up, you’re out, the sun is shining and you’re ready to mow. At least you will be after fifteen minutes of greasing. For groundskeepers the grease gun is a necessary evil. Without frequent lubrication, a mowers moving parts will inevitably stiffen up, components will break, and your hard-working machine will eventually grind to a halt. It’s unavoidable. Or is it?
Get mowing quicker
Welcome to the Pegasus S4: the newest, exceptionally low-maintenance trailed rotary. Trimax have spent the last 12 months in R&D working out how to relieve the tedium of greasing for their customers. By talking to suppliers, exploring emerging technologies and testing out innovative materials they’ve managed to cut the number of grease points by 15%. That’s a 35% saving in maintenance costs and about 15 minutes daily maintenance you’ll no longer have to do.
Grease is going down
They reckon the new Pegasus S4 will save you around $1200 a year – and a whole lot of backache too. It also comes with Trimax SteadFAST Sealed Spindles which need no maintenance at all. Zero. Zilch. Zip. And they’ve accepted no compromises on durability; all these parts are more efficient, durable and reliable than ever. It’s all part of the Trimax partnership and commitment to surpassed productivity and efficiency.
Tried, tested and trusted
The development of the Pegasus S4 is a great example of how they push technologies through their entire product range. Keith Mabey one of the Pegasus S4 designers describes Trimax’s robust innovation process: “We’re listening to customers all the time to learn about their likes and frustrations. Before incorporating any new features into a product line, we test them rigorously in real-life field trials. So by the time any new design gets to market it’s already fully proven”.
They put warranty where their mouth is
On longer grass, the cut finish is unparalleled. Trimax has focused exclusively on mower innovation for 35 years. They know customers want high performance and low maintenance. They put a 3-year warranty where their mouth is. That’s three years’ complete confidence in the Pegasus S4 and a lifetime of excellent, responsive customer care too. They take pride that no other competitor can say that with confidence.
A nimble giant
Fifteen years old this year, the Pegasus has established itself as the benchmark in wide-area mowing for parks, estates, airports, golf courses, sports fields and turf farms. Available in 4.9m and 6.1m widths, the S4 is Trimax’s second-largest trailed mower. Designer Keith Mabey has seen customers giving it a test drive: “You look at the S4 and it’s an absolute animal. Despite its large cut width, the deck articulation and full-width anti-scalp rollers enable easy contour following. It maneuvers around obstacles and easily manages a zero turn. Test-drivers always shimmy it round a tree and you always get that smile when they realize how easy it is. I call it the ‘smile factor’ and the S4 definitely has it!”
Hook it up and take a closer look
Try the S4. See for yourself how its spindles work perfectly without grease. See how they’ve done away with many of the grease points. It might not look much different from its predecessors on the outside, but don’t be deceived. Inside the S4 there’s a quantum leap in engineering and performance. It’ll give you rock-solid reliability, strength, controllability and smiles. It’ll do everything you need it to do, day after day. In return, it asks for a little grease and TLC, but 15% per cent less than before.
All moving surfaces have long life synthetic bushes, or greasable bearings and remote grease points for hassle-free maintenance.
Trimax turf tyres help distribute the weight of the mower for less ground disturbance.
Contour-following is compromised when decks are over 10′ wide. The X-WAM features multiple smaller decks for superior cut quality.
FULL HYDRAULIC OPERATION
The X-WAM uses full hydraulic operation for deck retraction into road transport mode.
WEAR RESISTANT SKIDS
Trailing skids made from abrasion-resistant steel extends bearing life and enables productivity in challenging environments.
FRONT CASTOR WHEELS
Front semi-pneumatic castor wheels allow the FlailDek FX to follow ground contours independently from the tractor.
SAFE CLIPPING DISPERSION
Safety is paramount when mowing in public areas. The FlailDek FX expels debris in a downward direction behind the mower.
SNAKE MULCH KIT
Save on purchasing dedicated leaf blowing and collection units with the Snake Mulch Kit. Retrofittable to existing Snake S1 & S2 models.
WHEELS RUN ON CUT GRASS
The rear deck is located between the transport wheels so grass is not flattened prior to mowing.
Equipped with a roadworthy chassis and capable of being towed at highway speeds.
The Pegasus is fitted with a Duratorque Suspension System capable of highway speeds.
SteadFast Sealed Spindles have eliminated the tedious task of regular greasing. Snake now also features maintenance free pivot bushes.
RAPIDSET HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
Clearly displayed cut height indicators allow for simple and easy alteration or resetting of cut heights. You can adjust heights without having to raise and lower the wings.
HIGH SPINDLE SPEEDS
The Trimax Topper has more spindles than comparison shaft driven toppers. These also spin at higher spindle speeds with shorter blade beams. This results in significantly more cuts per forward meter of travel and a much finer clip.
LOCTEK ROLLER BEARING RETENTION SYSTEM
A patent pending stubless roller bearing system for vastly improved retention, bearing life and replacement ease.
Skids on Warlord trailing arms prolong mower life in demanding terrain. The skids can be moved and replaced when required.
ANTI BLOCK SYSTEM
Topper spindles are fitted with a unique anti-block mechanism which deters long grass from catching and binding around the spindle restricting movement.
IMPROVES FEED QUALITY
Topping can be used to control poor quality pasture components such as removal of seed-heads and thistles and prevent their reoccurance.
Topper is short front to rear and mounts close to the tractor; allowing the use of smaller tractors. The high underbody clearance and open deck design allows for good flow of grass into the mowing deck and a clean ejection of cut grass.
With only 4 carefully positioned grease points and robust spindles with sealed ball bearings, the Trimax Striker has incredibly low maintenance requirements.
SAFE IN PUBLIC SPACES
Striker exceeds international safety standards and is backed up by our meticulous testing and support network. Striker is a mower that can be used with confidence even when mowing in confined areas.
Striker incorporates decades of experience with multi-spindled rotary roller mowers. Lighter than other Trimax mowers, it retains the attention to detail that minimises downtime and makes servicing easy. The cutting system, body integrity and sealed ball bearing spindles have been proven with extensive and rigorous testing.
We’ve eliminated the need to grease the pivot points and our updated spindle technology requires less maintenance and offers greater simplicity. You can spend more time mowing and less time maintaining!
EASY TO CLEAN
The improved belt chamber design includes front openings, allowing grass to be easily washed or blown out.
ACCURATE SPINDLE SETTING TECHNOLOGY
Trimax’s unique and protected spindle technology ensures spindle height is perfectly aligned across the length of each deck, providing the most accurate and consistent cut in the market.
To ensure optimum efficiency we’ve reduced the number of grease points by 15%, giving you 35% less maintenance costs than the Trimax Pegasus S3.
3 YEAR WARRANTY
We build mowers that last and they’re supported with a 3 year industry leading warranty. Our robust design, coupled with our experienced service and support network, ensures minimum downtime and maximum productivity.
SAFE CLIPPING DISPERSION
Safety is paramount when mowing in public areas. This is why Trimax has designed the Ezeemow FX to expel debris in a downward direction behind the mower.
Somewhat of an operators dream, these spindles offer extremely low maintenance and remove the regular task of regular greasing. As such, costs are reduced and productivity is enhanced.
Coarseness of mulch is controlled by the height of the rear flap. The finest mulch is produced with the flap in the lowest position, this low dispersion also improves safety in public spaces. Lifting the flap fully open whilst servicing provides uninhibited access to flails and rotor.
HYDRAULIC SIDE SHIFT
The Warlord S3 can be positioned directly behind the tractor or quickly offset by up to 19″. This feature assists with transport and manoeuvring around obstacles.
Helps direct prunings and other foliage into the front aperture of the mower, which would otherwise be too high or wide. It also helps keep debris away from the hydraulic system for protection in challenging environments.
A 1/4″ replaceable internal liner reduces noise and minimizes outer body damage prolonging mower life.
MOST VERSATILE STEALTH
The improved cutting chamber and baffle design directs airflow from the blades out and over the rear roller. This improves cut quality and spread in both long and short grass.
QUICKLIFT TEMPORARY DECK LIFT
Enables all three mower decks to be raised without disengaging the PTO to traverse driveways, footpaths and pavements.
AUTOMATIC BELT TENSIONERS
Eliminate the need for belt adjustments and improve drive to the spindles and blades.
Allows continuous cutting while turning sharply for maximum productivity.
With three articulating decks the Snake has the ability to follow contours with minimal scalping.
EASY HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
Clearly displayed stainless steel height indicators allow for the easy adjustment of cut heights without having to raise or lower the wings.
FULL WIDTH ROLLERS
A large diameter rear roller on the ProCut follows the contours and supports the mower across its entire width, providing excellent anti-scalp protection.
STAND ON COVERS
Provides safe and easy access to the rear of the tractor when coupling the mower.
BELT CAVITY DUAL WASH FLAPS
Provides easy access for removal of grass and drainage of water from belt cavity.
FULL WIDTH ROLLERS
Full width rollers on all decks follow the contours of the ground and provide excellent anti-scalp protection. Rollers also allow mowing along the edge of banks or paths, and produces a superb striping effect for those wishing to pattern their turf. Safety is enhanced as rollers contain debris in the cutting chamber.
RAPIDSET HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT
Clearly displayed cut height indicators allow for simple and easy alteration or resetting of cut heights.
With their unique ’tilt forward’ design, carefully engineered centre of gravity and optimised blade thickness, LazerBladez achieve a superior cut and finish. They’re also cost efficient compared to reels or solid blade beams as only the fling-tip requires replacement.
Full width rear roller prevents scalping, permits the edge of the mower to be run along kerbs, adds to overall safety and produces striping.
NEW IMPROVED ROTOR
Designed to withstand the toughest environments our new rotor is more durable ensuring downtime is kept to an absolute minimum.
When in a downward position the converter creates suction, which lifts grass for a superb cut. For work in heavy grass, lift converter for increased grass intake.
LOCTEK ROLLER BEARING RETENTION SYSTEM
A stubless roller bearing system for vastly improved roller retention, roller alignment, increased bearing life and minimal maintenance. Includes our new increased strength tri-bolt bearing housing.