Kersten sweepers and sweeping machines, synthetic grass maintenance, street sweeping, lawn sweepers, forecourt sweeping, carpark sweepers, grounds sweeping, road sweepers, path sweeping, brushing, blower, blowers, blowing, cleaning, cutting, grass cutting, mowing, landscaping, litter collection, moss removal, raking, snow clearing, surface cleaning, weeder, weed removal, sports surface cleaning, tennis court cleaning, grounds maintenance equipment, site maintenance equipment, landscape maintenance equipment, golf course maintenance equipment, sports maintenance equipment, snow plough, snow sweeper, snow blower, kersten

Kersten UK are leaders in the supply and rental of professional sweeping, facilities, open space and grounds maintenance equipment, including sales and hire of sweepers, snow ploughs and spreaders. Tel Reading 0118 9869 253

Kersten WB40HP WeedBrush: the 'Gnat'
Kersten WB40 weedbrush

Kersten WB40HP 'Gnat' WeedBrush
at DemoPark on launch


Kersten WB40 weedbrush

Ideal for small spaceswith
its compact design


Part of Kersten's Utility range of single use machines, the push-along Kersten WB40HP 'Gnat' WeedBrush boasts a 5.5hp Honda petrol engine, hydraulic, variable speed transmission and drive to the WeedBrush. Its lightweight construction is designed especially for small processing areas, for which a large machine is oversized. All components of the machine are very strong and durable.

Ripon Farm Services exhibition at Harrogate
Crawley Council choose Meyer DrivePro snow ploughs
The new year got off to a busy start with Kersten attending the Ripon Farm Services Two Day Show at the Yorkshire showground at Harrogate.
On show were a slection of our Winter products and others aimed at the Spring.

Commercial Vehicle Show
The Commercial Vehicle show at the NEC 12th to 14th April 2011
The Commercial Vehicle show at the NEC 12th to 14th April 2011
One section of the stand at this year's Commercial Vehicle Show featured a life-sized display of the Land Rover Defender with a Meyer EZ-Mount DrivePro snow plough fitted to the front, next to a similar display of the Meyer Blaster tailgate mounted spreader.
Also on display were the other spreaders from Meyer from the pedestrian Hotshot, tailgate and trailer mounted Blaster to the heavy vehicle mounted PolyHawk and PV.
See our sister website for more details.

Crawley Council choose Meyer DrivePro snow ploughs
Crawley Council choose Meyer DrivePro snow ploughs
Crawley Borough Council has bought two Meyer DrivePro snow plough blades and two grit spreaders to help in its fight against heavy snowfall. The heavy duty equipment, which cost 13,000, will be fitted to the council's Ford Ranger light trucks during periods of heavy snowfall to help maintain access around the town. The ploughing and gritting attachments can be fitted in a very short space of time to the four-wheel drive trucks. They will be able to help maintain access to council facilities and many of the hilly residential streets which are not on West Sussex County Council's main snow clearing routes.
Councillor Bob Lanzer, Leader of the Council, said: "Our staff worked extremely hard over the winter when snow twice seriously affected movement across the town. This equipment will help us to be much more effective should we experience similar conditions in the future."
Photo shows Graham Rowe, Streetscene Manager, with Councillor Bob Lanzer, Leader of Crawley Borough Council

BMW choose Meyer DrivePro snow ploughs
One of the Land Rover Defenders with the DrivePro snow plough fitted
Kersten have supplied and fitted two Meyer DrivePro snow ploughs with EZ-Mount receiver hitch systems onto two Land Rover Defenders at the famous BMW UK manufacturing plant at Cowley in Oxford.
These machines are going to be used to help keep the factory operational in times of severe weather.
The Meyer DrivePro is an easy-to-use, fully functional steel snowplow operated from the comfort of your vehicle. Unlike other residential snowplows, the DrivePro goes up, down, right or left with the push of a button. The DrivePro attaches or detaches in well under a minute with the pull of one handle; and once attached, you don't need to leave the vehicle to angle the plow.
DrivePro's use Meyer's EZ-Mount Plus mounting systems.
We have also supplied salt/gritting machines and pedestrian snow ploughs for use on pavement areas

Experience the difference. High performance spreaders and snow ploughs from Meyer
Meyer Hotshot Premium Quality Pedestrian Salt and Grit Spreaders

Meyer Baseline 240 and 400 Quality tailgate mounted Salt and Grit Spreaders
Launched at Saltex 2010 in Windsor from 7th to 9th September - Kersten announced a new range of vehicle mounted spreaders for salt, sand, fertilizer and seed.
Kersten are adding the Meyer Products range of vehicle mounted spreaders to the extensive line-up of site maintenance equipment.
There are 12 models in the range from the pedestrian 32kg capacity Meyer Hotshotto the 2.4 tonne capacity Meyer MDV designed to mount in to the back of a 7.5 tonne truck when required. The versatile range means that almost any prime mover that has a 12v power supply can be turned in to a winter maintenance gritting machine.
Brackets are available to attach the spreaders to cars, pick-ups, tractors, mowers, forklift trucks, loaders etc. Models are available to attach to the rear or mount in the bodies of 1 tonne and 3.5 tonne single and double cab trucks.
The heart of the powered product is the direct drive motor that has been designed to be 'bomb proof' and lends itself well to being in a very corrosive environment grinding up chunks of rock! Durable polythene hoppers and stainless steel fabrications help to make the Meyer spreaders endure many year of service. Gravity and belt feed models are available for most vehicles including utility trucks.
The current retail price of BL240 110kg capacity spreader is from 895.00 plus vat
More information here.

'Swift and cost effective' Kersten machines win the day.
Nigel Davis of FFL Services Delivers Path Edging Service to Local Authorities.
Download a pdf specification
See a picture gallery of Kersten machines
Hire a Kersten machine at great prices
Book a demonstration of a Kersten machine
Contact Kersten
Kersten in action films
Kersten UBS16 hydraulic two wheel tractor with the 50cm WeedBrush attachment

Kersten UBS16 hydraulic two wheel tractor
with the 50cm WeedBrush attachment
Click to watch a film of the work here


Based in the Welsh Valleys close to the end of the M4 Motorway, FFL Services offer a complete range of grounds maintenance services to local authorities. Nigel Davis runs the company from an extensive premises on an industrial estate in Ystradgynlais which borders four different council areas. In addition to his normal grass cutting, forestry, and amenity works, Nigel was asked to price path edging/siding works on the miles of county footpaths. The job has to be performed in a swift, cost effective manner causing a minimum of disturbance to pedestrians. The paths vary in size, construction and condition, with some of the worst having overgrown by 600mm each side and depths of material deposits of up to 200mm.
Having had experience of edging and siding using hand tools such as shovels, hoes, spades, half moon edgers and small powered edge cutters, Nigel knew that this task had to be mechanised as much as possible to achieve a pricing structure that was cost effective for the customers, viable for his business and a job that his team would be happy carry out over a long period. After trying a few options he settled on the Kersten UBS16 hydraulic two wheel tractor with the 50cm WeedBrush attachment. Nigel then went on to experiment with the various brush options that were available for this model and settled on the system that best worked for him. Nigel initially hired the machine from Kersten (UK) Ltd and then went on to purchase the machine as it proved itself fit for purpose and as his customers gave him more work.
Nigel said "it does what it says on the tin". The operator has fined tuned his system and can achieve up to 3500 metres of edges per day. The brush configuration cleanly removes the turf and soil beyond the path edging and reduces it all to fine soil leaving a row of material that may be easily blown with a powered blower back on to the verge, distributing it evenly so that it washes in to the turf and out of site.
There are no arisings left to be picked up, transported away and disposed of, which eliminates a significant cost. The wire brush configuration and adjustments ensure minimal disturbance to the tarmac surfaces or concrete kerb edges. The operator uses the machine at about half engine revs, keeping his straight line by using the powered steering levers. "The 16 hp twin cylinder engine has loads of power for this job". He is now getting up to three weeks work out of one set of brushes. The vibration levels and operator comfort are such that he can use the machine for a full eight hours per day.
Nigel can use this operation to provide revenue from his team during the winter months. He comments "It's only the deep frost that stops us, there is no shortage of siding to do!"

Kersten K1500 sweeper with Kersten WeedBrush attachment for moss/weed removal and path edging
Download a pdf specification
See a picture gallery of Kersten machines
Hire a Kersten machine at great prices
Book a demonstration of a Kersten machine
Contact Kersten
Kersten in action films
Kersten K1500 with Kersten WeedBrush attachment
for moss/weed removal and path edging

Kersten K1500 with Kersten WeedBrush
attachment for
moss/weed removal and path edging

The K1500 provides a professional medium weight hydraulic 2 wheel power unit. The versatile machine features the Kersten QuickAttach system that allows the various implements to be changed in seconds without the use of tools. The K1500 further advances the quest for high operator comfort with low noise and vibration levels. A 6.5hp Honda engine and Kersten's own hydraulic transmission system keeps maintenance to a minimum and reliability to a maximum. Attachments for the K1500 include the Kersten WeedBrush, 90cm sweeper with collector and gulley brush, snow plough blade, salt/grit spreader, reciprocating knife mower and a trailing sulky seat. This is the perfect site maintenance machine for schools, colleges, small contractors, housing associations, hire shop, estates etc. Prices start at 2950 plus vat. All Kersten products may be purchased from your local dealer. Kersten (UK) Ltd - Specialists in Mechanical Weed Removal

Back to the top

Kersten WE850 Weed Exterminator - Kersten's non-chemical weed killer for gravel paths
Download a pdf specification
See a picture gallery of Kersten machines
Hire a Kersten machine at great prices
Book a demonstration of a Kersten machine
Contact Kersten
Kersten in action films
Kersten UBS 16 Hydro With WE850 Weed Exterminator

Kersten UBS 16 Hydro With WE850
Weed Exterminator
By operating this unit in reverse
no wheel marks are left

Weed growth in gravel paths may now be combated with the Weed Exterminator attachment from Kersten, the leading German manufacturer of site maintenance machines. This innovative machine slowly stirs up the surface to a desired depth with specially designed tines which loosens the roots of the weed growth within the stone/gravel surface.
The weeds, roots and all, may be left to wither and die or be simply raked or removed from the surface with a blower. The typical working depth of the weed exterminator is between 20mm and 50mm depending on the size of the gravel or other medium.
The tines are able to penetrate and loosen the most compacted surfaces. The action of the machine and guarding ensures all the material is confined within the unit preventing any contamination of nearby surfaces.
The attachment is available in working widths of 850mm, 1100mm and 1500mm which may be tractor mounted or operated by the versatile Kersten UBS Hydro Pedestrian 2 wheel tractor range which boasts a daily 8 hours HAVs duty cycle and noise levels of less than 85db.

Prices start from 4500.00
Kersten (UK) Ltd - Specialists in Mechanical Weed Removal


Kersten Launch FKM1500 - K Sweeper/Collector for Kubota F3680 series mowers
Download a pdf specification
See a picture gallery of Kersten machines
Hire a Kersten machine at great prices
Book a demonstration of a Kersten machine
Contact Kersten
Kersten in action films
FKM1500 - K Sweeper/Collector for Kubota F3680 series mowers
The new PTO drive front mounted sweeper from Kersten is designed to attach quickly and easily on to the "F80" series of Kubota up-front mowing machines.
The 1.5 metre sweeping width ensures the wheel widths are well covered even when the machine is fully angled whilst windrowing or sweeping to one side. The 40cm diameter brush is available with 3 options of bristles including poly/wire mixtures.
A full width hydraulic opening collector catches the swept debris and may be emptied from the operating seat. An optional 50cm gulley brush may be mounted on the front of the sweeper for cleaning in to the important kerb edges.
The sweeping action of this machine is a prime tool in the maintenance of moss and weed growth in hard surfaces providing significant cost savings in the use of chemical solutions.
More details of this and the Kersten full range may be obtained from Kersten (UK) Ltd 0118 986 9253


Kersten Kubota RTV 900 front linkage kit and Snow Blade
Kersten Lite 1.8 metre snow blade on Kubota RTV900
Download a pdf specification
See a picture gallery of Kersten machines
Hire a Kersten machine at great prices
Book a demonstration of a Kersten machine
Contact Kersten
Kersten in action films
Kersten 1200Pro two wheeled tractor
Kersten Lite Snow Plough Kit 1.8 metre

Consists of:
Vehicle mounting assembly
Electric 12v lift frame assembly
Kersten Lite 1.8 metre snow plough with manual angling

 
Options
Heavy Duty Power Angle Kit
Electro-hydraulic remotely operated from driving position Finger tip control
 
Call for terms and delivery.  
The "Kersten Lite" professional snow plough attachment from Kersten (UK) Ltd offers greater versatility for the RTV900 truck. This new attachment features electric lift and lower with up to 300 kg of down-force and manual or hydraulic powered angling which may be remotely operated from the driving position.
The blade has an automatic trip-out system and spring loaded torque limiting which may be locked when being used for light grading. The blade has been carefully designed and manufactured to provide very strong yet light weight structure and features an adjustable and replaceable front edge.
The complete system may be removed from the vehicle in minutes leaving only a small bracket and the electrics in place. The complete unit is powder coated.

We also have snow ploughs and sweeping solutions for most Kubota diesel ride-on mowers and compact tractors and Kersten pedestrian units.

All prices are subject to vat. E&OE

February 2009.
Valid CSS!