Etesia UK Dealers and Press Get First Look at Seven New Products Ahead of 2014

Over 50 Etesia UK dealers recently visited the UK Head Quarters in Oxfordshire for a first look at the new products which will be introduced next year. In 2014 Etesia will also be celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a range of product promotions for customers.

Members of the trade press also attended the ’25 years of innovation’ conference which was held over two days, to get a first glimpse of Etesia’s seven new products ahead of their public launch in October.

The days kicked off with a presentation by Patrick Vives, President of Etesia SAS, and Managing Director of Etesia UK. Les Malin of Etesia UK then introduced the new products for 2014 including the Bahia Silverline special edition model and Pellenc Excelion 2000 – a ‘cow-horn’ brushcutter. After lunch, an afternoon session saw dealers and the press getting up close and personal with all of the new kit.

Also amongst the range of new product launches from Etesia were two high quality professional rotary mowers, two domestic pedestrian lawn mowers and a new revolutionary electric wheel barrow.

Two customer promotions were announced at the event. The first promotion is for Bahia, Hydro 80, SKD ride-on brushcutter and the ETM44 robotic mower models which will see customers receive a 15% discount on the RRP.

The second promotion for large ride-on machines (100cm+) will see customers receive over £3,500 off some models.

“Etesia will be joining a number of other suppliers, from across Europe, to organise road show events in 2014,” said Les Malin, Etesia UK General Manager. “We see this as the best way of getting to existing and potential new customers. We will also still exhibit at shows, but will carefully monitor this situation. We will be returning to Grand Designs later this month and then return to BTME in Harrogate in January for the first time in nearly ten years, whilst we’re be exhibiting at the Executive Hire Show for the first time in February.”

Etesia Launch Scarifier Attachment to Fit Three Models

For keeping lawns and turf looking good all-year-round, a scarifier attachment is now available to fit three model sizes in the Etesia ride-on mower range.

Available to fit the 80cm Bahia range, 100cm Hydro 100 range and 124cm Hydro124 range, the scarifying rake is designed to efficiently remove moss and thatch from lawns, pasture land, paddocks and rough areas. The new attachment stimulates better grass growth and a stronger root.

Mounted to the front of your existing Etesia ride-on machine, the scarifier can also be used on horse arenas and all-weather gallops to ‘dress’ the top surface and re-blend the components of a composite surface.

Scarifying is a seasonal activity, so it makes sense not to have expensive, dedicated powered equipment lying idle during certain periods of the year. The Etesia scarifier attachment cost effectively utilises the existing power source of its host ride-on mower to efficiently remove unwanted organic matter and encourage healthy turf.

Etesia Celebrates 25 Years with Exclusive ‘Silverline’ Promotions

For the past 25 years, innovation has been the key to Etesia’s success. During this period the company’s research and development department have constantly manufactured a series of innovative machines that have revolutionised green space maintenance and taken the company from success to success.
The exclusive concept of mowing and collecting, in all conditions for both pedestrian and ride-on machines, has been the company’s mantra for the entire time along with making the lives of customers easier.

Manufacturing products to the satisfaction of customers that are simple to use yet extremely durable with an after sales support from carefully selected dealerships and distributors who perform and are committed, has been part of the Etesia philosophy on building a successful network.

The first business in the green space management market to achieve IS 9002 in 1994 and IOS 9001 in 2001, along with the first manufacturer to launch a 100% electric ride-on mower with a cut and collect facility confirm Etesia’s obsession with quality.

Today, Etesia exports 50% of its production, a large percentage of which comes to the UK. The company is now an important cog in the range of equipment that many machinery dealers have chosen to offer their customers, and more importantly, more and more users from large landscape contractors and councils to small landscape businesses are specifying Etesia as their machinery of choice.

In celebration of their 25th anniversary, Etesia will be launching a range of exclusive ‘Silverline’ promotions including a special Bahia Silverline limited edition model.

The first promotion is for Bahia, Hydro 80, SKD ride-on brushcutter and the ETM44 robotic mower models which will see customers receive a 15% discount on the RRP.

The second promotion for large ride-on machines (100cm+) will see customers receive over £3,500 off some models.

Model Recommended Retail Price ‘Silverline’ Price
H124DX 24673.00 20990.00
H124DN 22892.00 19490.00
H124DS OHD124 20326.00 17250.00
H124DS 17846.00 14990.00
HVHPX 15590.00 13250.00
HVHP 14650.00 12450.00
HVSP 13190.00 11200.00
H144MX 19295.00 16390.00
MVEHHN 8790.00 7000.00

Etesia Launch New 2014 Lawn and Garden Range

This Autumn Etesia is getting set for a busy 2014 lawn and garden season, entering the domestic market with the launch of two competitively priced electric lawn mowers – the VECS and NECTS Duocut, with a promise of models to follow shortly.

For years, Etesia have been renowned in the commercial market for manufacturing machines able to cut and collect in all weather conditions – come rain or shine. With the launch of these two new products, domestic customers will be able to take advantage of a lawn mower which will deliver best-in-class cutting, collecting or mulching – even in the most demanding conditions.

The VECS is an entry level 1300W push model with eight cutting height settings, which are quickly adjustable using one lever from 20-60mm, complete with a polypropylene 37cm cutting deck and 39 litre grass box.

The NECTS model has a 41cm cutting width and is a 1500W single speed (3km) machine with seven cutting height settings from 25-85mm. It comes complete with a Xenoy cutting deck for added robustness.

Extremely versatile, both new models are capable of mowing with or without collection in all conditions, or for high-quality mulching. And they do all that without the need for an accessory.

That high performance is possible thanks to the Duocut concept which is the perfect combination between 100% collection and 100% mulching decks, without compromising the results of either of the functions. Changing the mowing system is easy: just place the removable insert under the deck if you want to mulch. Remove the insert if you prefer to mow with or without collection.

There is no need for a tool or blade change. The insert completes the shape of the deck to form a smooth surface with no roughness, allowing the grass to move easily for incomparably superior mulching.

Excellent mulching results with a very high collection performance, even if the grass is long and wet is compacted in the grass collection boxes, complete with box filling indicator.

Both models come, as standard, with ‘soft grip’ handle bars which can fold for easy transportation.

Etesia Launch Multi-Purpose Electric Barrow

This autumn, Etesia aim to make the lives of contractors, landscapers and groundcare professionals easier with the launch of a new revolutionary 100% electric wheel barrow, which is available with a range of attachments to tackle a wide variety of jobs.

Power comes from a 24V 1000W battery with two forward and two reverse speeds up to 6kp/h. Fitted with either wheels or ‘caterpillar tracks’, this is a truly a multi-function, ‘go anywhere’ tool, which can transport heavy material in the skip section and water or liquid material in the tank section, be used as a raised work bench by folding down the side panels, or transport tools in the tool rack and be used to tip waste material.

Featuring the same dashboard fitted on the Etesia M2E electric Bahia ride-on mower, the wheel barrow is controlled by an eelectronic management system which incorporates a dynamic brake for safe deceleration. The park brake is mechanically integrated within the transaxle and controlled by the power shutdown. A ‘dead man’ function, meaning that when the command panel is released, the machine comes to a stop completes the extensive safety features.

Etesia estimate that when fully loaded (200kgs), the battery will last up to five hours.

Optional accessories available include a snow blade, scarifier, and side extension / side rail and spray lance.

Etesia Launch Two New Professional Pedestrian Mowers

This autumn, Etesia has launched two new professional pedestrian rotary mowers – the PKCTM and LKCGM Duocut models.

The PKCTM model is a 46cm single speed machine equipped with a 6HP Kawasaki KAI-FS181 engine and comes complete with a 50 litre grass box. Cutting heights are quickly adjusted from 28-85mm. As a direct result of demand from local authorities and contractors, this machine has a large capacity fuel tank which is designed to allow operators to complete a full day’s work without the need to re-fuel.

In addition to the large capacity fuel tank, there are important Health & Safety benefits – the need for less frequent refuelling which reduces the risk of spillage when working on site and, in turn, operator-exposure to petrol fumes is therefore minimised. The hazards associated with transporting petrol cans can also be eliminated, and, with once-a-day fill-up at the depot, consumption can be cost effectively monitored.

Built to withstand the rigours of commercial use, the PKCTM has a tough Xenoy cutting deck, making it lightweight and easy to transport. As with all rotary mowers in the Duocut range, it offers low vibrations combined with high performance, quality cut and reliability – features which make many of the UK’s top councils and local authorities as well as landscapers and groundsmen come back year after year with large repeat orders.

The LKCGM is a 53cm model equipped with a 6HP Kawasaki KAI-FS180 engine and three speeds – 2.7, 3.5 and 4.5km/h. It is fitted with an 80 litre grass box with cutting height adjustment from 25-85mm and an aluminium cutting deck.

Extremely versatile, both new models are capable of mowing with or without collection in all conditions, or for high-quality mulching. And they do all that without the need for an accessory.

That high performance is possible thanks to the Duocut concept which is the perfect combination between 100% collection and 100% mulching decks, without compromising the results of either of the functions. Changing the mowing system is easy: just place the removable insert under the deck if you want to mulch. Remove the insert if you prefer to mow with or without collection. There is no need for a tool or blade change. The insert completes the shape of the deck to form a smooth surface with no roughness, allowing the grass to move easily for incomparably superior mulching.

Excellent mulching results with a very high collection performance, even if the grass is long and wet is compacted in the grass collection boxes, complete with box filling indicator.

Both models come, as standard, with ‘soft grip’ handle bars which can fold for easy transportation.

Etesia Launch Five New Products

Among a range of new product launches from Etesia this autumn are two high quality professional rotary mowers, two domestic pedestrian lawn mowers and a new revolutionary electric wheel barrow.

The PKCTM 46cm and LKCGM 53cm models join the Duocut range. Both machines are available with mulching inserts ensuring that users can use one machine for a multitude of different tasks – cut and collect, cut and drop or mulch.

The PKCTM model is a single speed machine equipped with a 6HP Kawasaki KAI-FS181 engine and comes complete with a long range fuel tank making it ideal for mobile grass cutting teams who require a machine to last all day without re-fuelling, whilst the LKCGM model is equipped with a 6HP Kawasaki KAI-FS180 engine and has three speeds – 2.7, 3.5 and 4.5km/h.

Supplied with a 50 litre grass box, the PKCTM has seven cutting height settings, which are quickly adjustable from 28-85mm and Xenoy reinforced cutting deck. The LKCGM model has an 80 litre grass box with cutting height adjustment 25-85mm and an aluminium cutting deck.

Two new electric models aimed at the domestic market complete the range of new Duocut models now available, which are very competitively priced from just £249 +VAT. The VECS and NECTS are also available with mulching inserts ensuring that gardeners can complete a range of tasks to suit their individual needs.

The VECS is a 1300W push model with eight cutting height settings, which are quickly adjustable using one lever from 20-60mm. The NECTS model is a 1500W single speed (3km) model with seven cutting height settings from 25-85mm and comes complete with Xenoy cutting deck for added robustness.

Completing the new product launches is the new revolutionary 100% electric wheel barrow which is available with a range of attachments that can tackle a wide variety of jobs.
Power comes from a 24V 1000W battery with two forward and two reverse speeds. Fitted with either wheels or ‘caterpillar tracks’, this is a truly a multi-function, ‘go anywhere’ tool, which can transport heavy material in the skip section and water or liquid material in the tank section, be used as a raised work bench by folding down the side panels, transport tools in the tool rack and be used to tip waste material.

Optional accessories available include a snow blade, scarifier, side extension / side rail and spray lance.

Pellenc Launch New ‘Cow-Horn Handle’ Brushcutter

Once again, Pellenc is proving that it is technologically ahead of the field with the launch of its Excelion 2000 ‘cow-horn’ handle professional brushcutter, sold exclusively in the UK by Etesia.

The new Excelion 2000 is also part of an introductory launch offer which sees customers offered a ULB80P battery, Excelion 2000 brushcutter and rollcut head at just £1500 +VAT – a saving of over £500.

Strimming long grass, weeds and undergrowth on steep or difficult terrain demands particularly well thought-out tools. They need to be rugged, powerful, easy to handle and ergonomic in use – just the characteristics of the new Pellenc 2000 hand-held brushcutter, making it the ideal maintenance tool for professional landscapers and contractors.

With a new heavy-duty harness and weighing just 5.1kgs, the Excelion 2000 can be purchased with a choice of four cutting heads: the ‘roll-cut’ head will accommodate 7 metres of 3mm twisted wire or up to 9 metres of 2.7mm, the ‘tap-cut’ head is capable of using the same wires, a new ‘multi-head’ is available for quick changes between wire and blade. A new heavy duty ‘blade-cut’ will shortly be available.

The Excelion 2000 prevents almost 98% of the direct emissions of a petrol engine. Users who decide to recharge Pellenc batteries with the Solerion solar charger see the CO2 emissions totally eliminated, and in addition an important factor for the commercial operator, vibration levels of 2.3ms².

As with all other Pellenc products, the Excelion 2000 uses the ultra-high capacity technology of the Pellenc lithium battery and guarantees non-polluting, odourless operation with quick start-up and up to 4.5 hrs of continuous operation.

The Pellenc ULB battery range is designed for professional tool use. ULB batteries allow the user to work for up to a full day on a single charge. Pellenc is the only professional tool manufacturer to offer a whole range of tools that operate with ultra-high capacity multipurpose batteries.

Ideal tools for all situations where noise and emissions are not wanted, Pellenc are used by landscapers and contractors for local garden maintenance, or close to hospitals, cemeteries, schools and other noise sensitive areas.

Council Invests in Pellenc Green Technology

As part of Devon Council’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, South Hams District Council has purchased a range of Pellenc battery-powered grounds maintenance equipment. The new machines, supplied and supported by local dealer Radmore and Tucker are already showing significant savings in fuel expenditure and also considerable environmental advantages.

Selected following thorough examination by council supervisors and staff of the different options available to them, the Pellenc products chosen consist of a Excelion grass strimmer, Helion hedgecutter and Airion leaf blower – all powered by the 700P back-pack battery.

The Green Technology™ products, distributed in the UK exclusively by Etesia UK, will be used across the region and at the District Council’s head office at Follarton House to help maintain public parks and open spaces close to office buildings.

“We only have to pay for electricity to charge the battery, so the fuel costs are next to zero and the range is greater compared to petrol so even before we do our analysis at the end of the season we know that our fuel efficiency is much better. Equally important, of course, is the reduction in our carbon footprint,” said David Burkes, charge hand gardener for South Hams District Council.

Following the grounds care team’s visit to IOG SALTEX, they decided that it was the ‘product of the show’ and they organised a demonstration so that they could test the equipment in their own settings.

“The reasons that we opted for the Pellenc products are simple; we have a lot of offices staff in Follarton House as well as hosting weddings and other functions there. Any equipment we use needs to be quiet to operate as we don’t want to disrupt the office staff or intrude on any visitors – something we just couldn’t do with petrol-powered equipment.

For grounds maintenance tasks close to buildings, David particularly likes the four-speed selector on the Excelion grass strimmer: “I like the fact that you are able to work at variable speeds. If I am close to a building, I can use the low setting for low noise and then speed it up when I am further away for a quicker cut.”

In the last five years, Pellenc has gained market recognition by offering a unique range of ‘zero emission’ battery-powered handheld tools, thanks to the development of Lithium-ion ultra-high performance batteries. This exclusive Pellenc technology allows for a drastic reduction in the production of greenhouse gases and noise pollution. It is also comfortable for users, meets new sustainable development demands and offers excellent economic profitability.

“The Pellenc tools have been very reliable and the battery lasts for a whole day of working without a problem. I would recommend Pellenc and have done to others as I’ve been so impressed.”

Hire Company Complete Largest Ever Pellenc UK Order

Etesia UK, the exclusive distributor of Pellenc battery-powered equipment in the UK, have recently supplied a rental giant with a multitude of 28 machines, 13 batteries and a range of cutting blades. This order is the largest single order of Pellenc equipment from one customer at one time and will be used exclusively by the Canal and River Trust for maintenance work in Newark Nottinghamshire.

After a period of testing and evaluation, the national supplier of tools, equipment and related services took delivery of over 50 pieces of kit from Pellenc dealer RT Machinery, which have been put straight to work by the trust, who care for 2,000 miles of historic waterways across the country.

The hire company was looking for environmentally-friendly equipment to add to their fleet. A team of people visited the Etesia UK head office, initially to look at some pedestrian mowers and became intrigued with a new range of battery-powered hand tools.

“We had heard about battery-powered equipment before, but never looked at it as there had always been an issue with how long you could perform with the tool and the initial purchase price,” explained Andrew Kirk, Ground Care Asset Manager.

“We had a demo of the equipment whilst we were at Etesia and were very impressed with how lightweight the equipment was, the life of the battery and how well it performed on the day. They are extremely environmentally-friendly products with low noise and the batteries pay for themselves over a period of time as you don’t have to purchase fuel. With the price of fuel rocketing over the last 12-18 months, there is now an even quicker payback time.”
The company held one of their demo days where they invite customers along to try out new equipment in their own environment. The Pellenc products were a success and the first large order was placed.

“We wanted to bring it to the contractor’s attention because as a company, we feel it’s the way forward. We had the Canal and River Trust in mind specifically because of the areas they maintain which have a lot of wildlife. The Pellenc products are environmentally-friendly and very low noise. There is no mixing of two-stroke fuel, so it was an easy decision to make.”

In the last five years, Pellenc has gained market recognition by offering a unique range of ‘zero emission’ battery-powered handheld tools, thanks to the development of Lithium-ion ultra-high performance batteries. This exclusive Pellenc technology allows for a drastic reduction in the production of greenhouse gases and noise pollution. It is also comfortable for users, meets new sustainable development demands and offers excellent economic profitability.

“All operatives received a full training session from Etesia and Pellenc. It’s been very successful so far and we are hoping that we can persuade more customers to look at this equipment. It ticks a lot of boxes with it being environmentally friendly, low noise and low vibration levels which the more conventional petrol machines are unable to compete with,” adds Andrew.