You may well know Ollie our mower & machinery expert with Tripp Batt based at Marlows and Stanton. Ollie has just returned from a visit to the Stihl and Viking factory in Austria to check out their latest innovations for the UK market 2017. Ollie arrived for his 21st birthday and was treated to a special cake and a lusty rendition of Happy Birthday from the whole team at Viking - Alpine hospitality at its best.
Ollie reports that Viking have been working on consumer led improvements and new products including making grass boxes easier to empty, re-configuring Viking batteries to allow cross compatibility with the Stihl cordless range and a new drum shredder.
Ollie also heard all about Viking's world land speed record for a ride on lawn mower. Using a modified T6 ride on with a 408BHP V8 engine, formula 1 paddle shift and tyres from a formula 3 car Norwegian rally driver Pekka Lundefaret powered the T6 down an airstrip to a record breaking speed of 133 mph. An outstanding achievement especially so as the rules require that the original mower deck and grass box are kept on the machine. These Austrians and Norwegians hey! Crazy! Tripp Batt don't really recommend you try this at home - but we do know which machine will get the job done quickly.
Happy Birthday Ollie - glad you had a good trip.back to blog
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