Tivoli Group Limited has invested c£250,000 in the acquisition of two next generation JCB Fastrac 4000 tractors complete with Spearhead Multi-cut 820 rotary mowers as part of its continued commitment to the Armed Forces community.
In 2015, Tivoli won the five year contract to deliver grounds maintenance services to the UK’s four regional Prime Contracts and the National Housing Prime for client CarillionAmey. Worth in the region of £20 million per annum, Tivoli delivers grounds; sports field; airfield; hard surface; hedge; and tree maintenance; along with snow and ice clearance to the military estate.
The new equipment, to be deployed on the Regional Prime Central contract, will strengthen and support the existing teams and predominantly be utilised for ensuring that the operational effectiveness of the military’s airfields are maintained. With a colossal 8.2 metres cutting width and the capability to output in excess of 90 hectares per day, the mowers will make light work of the grass topping carried out to the manoeuvring areas.
With a vision to deliver service excellence and continuous improvement to the value and efficiencies of the Defence Estate across the UK, the JCB tractors offer faster speeds, greater load carrying capacity, and quicker turning circles, potentially saving several working days a year. In addition the multi-functional configuration allows them to undertake a variety of other tasks using the same operator with complete flexibility. For example the safe mowing of slopes and banks, hedge cutting and total and selective weed control with the machines ability to hold a large capacity spray tank.
Phil Jones, Managing Director, Tivoli Group Limited said “the new investments are part of a continuous programme of improvement across the Defence Estates. This ensures that we are replacing our equipment with the best levels of improved safety and efficient performance models available, which meet the highest operating standards.”