The cut and collect of conservation areas and wild flower habitats is proving no problem now for R J Jochimsen Contractors Ltd, thanks to a brace of Trilo S12’s from Vanmac. After purchasing his first S12 unit in May 2020, a big increase in enquiries for large area, sustainable land management saw MD Rob Jochimsen add a second to his fleet in September 2021 – the pair delivering the perfect combination of capacity, efficiency and adaptability.
Based in the South of England, the team undertake all manner of maintenance tasks for customers including airports, private estates and local authorities which is where, Rob cites, there’s been a major increase in environmental and conservation areas. “These conservation areas tend to only be cut once a year, meaning you often have very large quantities of grass and materials to process” he explains. With that in mind, Rob sought a larger machine to replace a small-capacity unit they were previously using and opted for the S12 vacuum collector from Trilo.
“This was delivered in May 2020 and straight away transformed how we approached the task of large-scale cut and collect. Fitted with the flail head, we could accurately and effectively cover the hectarage and collect it all in the 12m3 hopper – reducing the time spent travelling backwards and forwards to empty.” So impressed with the range and productivity, Rob purchased a second unit less than 18 months later. “The two machines will now often work in tandem, getting the task at hand completed efficiently, quickly and to the satisfaction of both the customer and my team.”
“Along with the flail head, we also have the brush attachment and wander hose meaning we have the flexibility to use the S12’s for leaf clearance or sweeping in parks or on football pitches. Swapping between these attachments takes less than an hour, and all of the ongoing regular maintenance is also nice and simple.”
The S12 now forms part of the large, multi-purpose M-Series of vacuum sweepers from Trilo. Offering hopper capacities of up to 20m3, the M-Series is designed with high volume and year-round versatility in mind – giving the operator the ability to conduct leaf clearance, verti-cutting, mowing and collection all with one machine.