History and Considerations
Since the early 1900s, cylinder mowing with simple land wheel-driven gang mowers has been the preferred system for generations of groundsmen, greenkeeper and park keeper. The low power requirement, simple configuration and ease of adjustment and maintenance make this traditional system a very effective method of cutting and recycling grass.
The professional models today are of two basic cutting widths and may use an 8” or 10” cylinder diameter. Generally, an 8” cylinder would be suitable for sport, fine lawn and parkland with a 10” diameter for more growth such as golf course semi-rough or country park and paddock.
Considerations to the suitability of cutting surfaces should be made as gang mowers are designed to work on good, level ground and even rolling surfaces. The overall unit weight is also important to maintain traction as the wheels need to remain in contact with the surface to drive the cutting cylinder.
Lightweight imported “Mini Gang” sets will be useless if you expect a consistent quality of cut – once you move forward and increase speed they start lifting and bouncing leaving uncut ribs on the surface. Unlike a quality professional unit such as the RTM Tow n Mow® Junior or the Dennis Guildfords – With each unit weighing 50kg on its own without the towing frame these gang mowers are more than adequate and produce a 1st class result – they are stout enough to hold tight to the surface and remain so even at max cutting speed.
Part of the RT Machinery Ltd “Tow n Mow®” range of efficient, well designed, effective and robustly constructed trailed gang mowing units.
To complement the range, this low-cost but effective unit is ideal for paddocks and large area maintenance.
The cutting units are designed with optimum weight and performance in mind, to give an effective Cut with a convenient and cost-efficient pulling power requirement.
The height of cut is simple and quick to arrange, with “sight holes” available to maintain consistency over the three units.
To ensure a crisp and neat cut the bottom blade is equally quick and simple to adjust. Tight turns can be undertaken with the units, with no loss of cut area.
The units are designed to require minimal daily maintenance, with the remaining requirement being part of the annual service.
Demonstrations are always recommended.
Traditional systems are still the most cost-effective way of cutting larger open areas and to distribute the clippings, but machinery costs have escalated dramatically over the years. As a company with many years history in supplying, maintaining and servicing such products, we have invested time and resources in sourcing and manufacturing the RTM Tow n Mow® Sportster to bridge the gap and to make gang mowing systems affordable.
In fact, we can often supply new and remanufactured gang mowing units for less than original ones can be repaired or renovated.
The RTM Tow n Mow® Sportster is our very best gang mower for Outfield, Sports pitches, Parks and Estates. It delivers a premium finish and distributes grass clippings evenly and well spread. It is built to meet the standards of the traditional park or cricket field, as well as the standards of traditional mowing units of the past, all whilst keeping the design simple and easy to maintain, making it a very cost effective, efficient and reliable machine. Adjustable taper roller bearings all round and ease of adjustment and settings – a true professional machine.
A trailed, ground wheel driven, fine cut, easy tow cylinder mowing machine, the RTM Tow n Mow® Sportster comprises of one, three or five 30” (762mm) 6 blade mowing units and fully greaseable rollers with scraper bars. Multiple mowing units are closely linked together by an articulated trailed or tractor linkage carrying frame to allow turning and undulating contours to be followed. Facility to tow one behind the other for ease of transport.
It is supplied complete and ready to work with a few set-up adjustments and fixings.
In keeping with our goal of seeking out products that work within our environment sympathetically, we’re delighted to say that this gang mower can be pulled by both the Cushman Pro Hauler and Etesia Bahia VTE electric UTVs, with the RTM Hitch modification kit. Take a look at the videos – Eco mowing at its best!
We offer a full service to the trade and end-user alike. New machines, service exchange units, used machines, hire, contract hire or outright purchase. We will do all we can to tailor our products and services to both your budget and needs. Part exchange can normally be offered on your old units.
Trio Gang Mower
Trio Gang Mower
Lloyds Single Mower
with Tow Frame
Standard Gang Mower
Ransomes Trailed Gang Mower
We have limited availability on Used or
See our own RTM Sportster Gang Mowers
For more than a century these ground-driven gang mowers by Ransomes have provided one of the most efficient, cost-effective and productive methods for maintaining large open spaces. They can be configured from a single unit to a maximum of five.
Ransomes TG4650 and 3400
Used Sets Normally Available
A popular choice with local authorities, grounds care contractors and turf growers, the TG range by Ransomes can be quickly and easily attached to or detached from, the tractor unit. The cutting units can be folded in various configurations to suit the terrain being maintained.
NB Used sets are normally available for this model. Please see our Used Gang Mowers.