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Industrial Lawn Care
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How often should I mow my lawn?
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Top 4 basic principles of lawn care
A beautiful lush lawn is directly related to the effort you put into your garden. These 4 basic principles of lawn care will give your lawn the fresh start it needs going into summer.
5 reasons to choose a Cylinder Mower over a Rotary Mower
The quality of cut due to the slicing ‘scissor’ type action of the cylinder lawn mower, if maintained correctly, is superior to that of the ‘chopping’ or ‘smashing’ action of a rotary mower.
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Have any questions or need clarification on something? We might have answered your questions already. Read through these frequently asked questions below, otherwise you are welcome to send us a message.
What is a cylinder mower?
A cylinder mower is a lawnmower that features a cutting cylinder (a reel of blades that form a helical shape around a shaft). The cutting cylinder is in constant contact with a bottom blade/bedknife and when in use, utilises a shearing action to cut the grass between the blades.
Why use a cylinder mower instead of a rotary mower?
A cylinder mower will deliver a far superior finish in comparison to a rotary mower, especially on the lawn that is kept relatively short (i.e. below 15mm in length).
An additional benefit to utilising a cylinder mower is the fact that it will also promote a healthier lawn over the long-term.
Is Protea Turf Equipment really South African?
Yes, we take pride in the fact that over 95% of our components are locally sourced and all fabrication takes place within South Africa.
Does Protea Turf offer ride-on mowers?
We do not manufacture ride-on mowers; however, our entire range of mowers is self-propelled. It is possible to fit a trailer seat on a select few of our products, enabling the operator to sit and be towed by the machine during cutting.
Do you offer services on your machines?
Absolutely. We encourage all Protea customers to consider having their machine serviced at least once a year. By doing so, wearable components can be replaced before they cause avoidable damage to the machine. A Bonus - our quotations on repairs and services are 100% obligation-free.
Become A Protea Dealer
Are you interested in selling Protea machines? We are always on the lookout for dealers and distributors who are already trading in the turf industry in both the industrial and domestic markets. If this sounds like you, click the button to apply now.
Protea dealers and distributors benefit from unique discount offers and credit facilities. Our complete range of industrial and domestic machines, as well as accessories, are available for resale. Apply to be a Protea dealer here.