Insect-friendly mowing by Landsberg’s council.
The roads in the district of Landsberg are looking good. It’s all thanks to the works depot’s two Unimog vehicles. With 200 kilometres of rural roads and another 200 kilometres of streets in towns within the district, it’s clear that the municipal Unimog U 500 and the additional U 530 acquired last autumn have their work cut out. Mowing, sweeping, shredding, washing roadside marker posts, winter service operations – the 16-strong team led by district works depot head Jürgen Albert is fully committed to looking after their local area. “A Unimog has always been part of life at the depot,” Albert says with a smile. “It’s indispensable to the work of the local authority,” Albert, the native of Frankfurt, continues.
New mower in the year of the bee.
“As 2019 was the Year of the Bee, we decided to buy mowing components that were best suited to protecting these essential creatures.” Albert and his road maintenance team are proud of being able to work with innovative technology: “We don’t mulch the grass on the verges, we clear it with suction. But first we blow air into the grass from the side to save the insects from certain death. Then the flail mower mows the grass, which is blown straight into the trailer through a suction tube,” Jürgen Albert explains.