Vilhelmsborg – the well-known equestrian center in Århus, Denmark, got a new Avant R35 last spring to replace their old Avant 520. Viggo Nielsen, chief of the maintenance, is more than happy with the new machine. “R35 helps a lot with the daily tasks at the center and in the large areas and facilities where events within horse racing and breeding are often organized”, says Nielsen.
''We think that Avant loader is useful for all sorts of tasks. I think we will purchase even more attachments within few years”
Three emloyees of the center operate daily with the Avant in the large area. Avant is used in multiple maintanance works. It is important , that the area around the center is well-kept as Vilhelmsborg is one of the greatest equestrian centers in Europe. ''We think that Avant loader is useful for all sorts of tasks. We have many different kind of attachments such as different blades and buckets, lawnmover, pallet forks and finger bar mower. I think we will purchase even more attachments within few years”, says Nielsen.
The servicerange of Vilhelmsborg also includes riding lessons and stabling of horses. When there are stables with room for 300 horses and 20 hectares of planted grass areas it is good to have a machine which can cope with some of the work which before was done manualy. '' We are very satisfied with this machine. It performes all tasks well and the lifting capacity is unbelievable. The machine could not be better for our use”, smiles Nielsen.
We are very satisfied with this machine. It performes all tasks well and the lifting capacity is unbelievable. The machine could not be better for our use”
Avants skid steer loader was chosen to the equestrian center from one simple reason. “Avant R35 was a machine which was the most suitable for all the tasks that needs to be done. Avant was also on our budget and ofcourse it has an effection”, says Nielsen. Avant Denmarks new premises is located near to Vilhelmsborg so buying and testing Avant nearby was also easy. “Our old 520 worked flawlessly and for us the reason to swich the machine was the fact that we needed bigger and more powerful machine – so then the choice was R35”, explains Nielsen. “We are so happy with the machine that we have considered to buy a smaller Avant which we could maybe use in getting into tight corners like horse stalls”, continues Nielsen.