Robo mower, Surrey hills

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking the controls of the Robo mower we hired, this is a fantastic bit of kit that we use in the areas that are next to roads or on slopes that we cannot easily do by hand.

This section just up from the cowslip roundabout has been done by hand in the past which was very labour intensive and dangerous for the staff. The Robo mower made light work of the mainly bramble bank and I managed to get this all cut in 1 day. The aim is to get this to a nice meadow verge.

Another section that the Robo mower was a great help on was the scary slop just up the road from this slipway.

The Robo Mower can cut up to a 50 degree angle, I must say this slope defiantly gave it a run for it money.

Ranger Stu

 

 

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About blackwatervalleycountryside

The Blackwater Valley is located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and runs for approximately 30km from the source near Aldershot, northwards to Swallowfield. At its confluence it joins the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The Loddon eventually flows into the River Thames near Reading. Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities that border the Valley. Despite being surrounded by urban development the Valley provides an important green corridor for local residents As well as the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small part of the Basingstoke Canal SSSI, three nature reserves within the Valley catchment and many other areas have been recognised for their ecological importance. The local planning authorities covering the Valley have designated 31 other areas as ‘Wildlife Sites’.
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