Continental Landscapes was formed in 1989 and is a member of the Krinkels Group, who operate in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and the UK. Continental Landscapes is involved in every aspect of grounds maintenance, street cleansing and landscaping services. In addition, there are a number of divisions within the company offering a comprehensive range of related services.
Continental Landscapes are members of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) and The Institute of Parks and Green Space (IPGS).
Our clients include:
- Local authorities
- Government departments and agencies
- Industrial and commercial concerns
- Housing associations
- Sports clubs
- Private individuals
We directly employ in excess of 800 people, including over 100 professional management and supervisory staff. We have 24 nationwide offices and run a comprehensive fleet of horticultural equipment and vehicles which, as a forward-thinking company we are always looking to update using the latest innovations available to market.
Ariens ZENITH E-zero turn mower
When Continental Landscapes were awarded the Cemetery Maintenance Contract for Welwyn and Hatfield Borough Council, there was a commitment made to reduce carbon emissions, supporting the Council’s aim to provide sustainable services. We took this opportunity to introduce a fully battery-operated inventory, which included the Ariens Zenith E zero turn ride on mower.
As well as reducing emissions the Zenith E was a perfect choice to suit the surroundings; the reduced noise levels allow grass cutting operations to take place with minimal disturbance for visitors, a key consideration when working in this environment.
As well as being less intrusive, the Zenith E is also easy to use. Our operator has remarked that the machine has superior manoeuvrability, essential when working around the gravestones and memorials. This means that the machine can be operated in areas that were inaccessible for our previous ride on machine, improving efficiencies.
Our operative also noted that the machine was very comfortable to ride, and observed that cutting standards achieved were excellent; it produces a high-quality finish, even during the Autumn.
The Zenith E is powered by 4 Lithium Ion batteries, one battery charge provides 5.5 hours continuous cutting, enough for the day’s tasks. With a ‘charge to full’ time of 5 to 12 hours, it is always ready for the next day’s work.