Managing Director of Total Equestrian, Steve Keen, is delighted with their purchase of a Laser Grader 2400 from BLEC, which has improved both the speed and accuracy with which they can prepare and level flat areas. Since its addition to their fleet, the LG 2400 has come in particularly useful for preparation groundworks on outdoor and indoor arena projects.
Undertaking the construction of various equestrian facilities including gallops, stable blocks and schooling areas, Total Equestrian operates throughout the UK and Europe and is currently celebrating its 25th year. “I’d long been familiar with the BLEC Laser Grader, having seen some close industry contacts using one, and had always been keen to purchase one if our workload could justify it” explains Steve. “Over the years we attended several trade shows and looked at various models of grader, but most tended to suit bigger construction firms and were therefore surplus to our requirements. The BLEC machine is compact, easy to use and a much better fit to the projects we’re involved in.” Without even having a demonstration, Steve contacted Curtis Allen of Charterhouse and purchased an LG 2400 in January 2018.
“This machine has made a massive difference to our ground preparations, especially for the final soil grades or stone trimming for outdoor arenas. We also use it to quickly and precisely apply the dust layer for indoor show areas. For arenas, it’s imperative to achieve a flat surface and the Laser Grader ensures accuracy every time – no matter the conditions or the operator carrying out the task. The larger the area to prepare, the more grateful we are to have the Laser Grader at our disposal and now that it’s part of our fleet, we are equipped to deal with most groundwork projects, no matter what size.”
The BLEC Laser Grader is available in a variety of working widths, from 1.5m to 2.4m, and comes complete with ripping tines for the effective loosening of heavily compacted ground. The range is fitted with twin Danfoss proportional valves and a rear 4-wheel frame, with each pair of wheels controlled independently for dual grading. All models are also set up to accept any make of laser equipment.