Big Brute Newsletter - June 2016

Don't struggle to empty your Big Brute - The Skip Tip makes it easy

The Big Brute's huge capacity makes it so easy to carry on cleaning and cleaning. But when it's full, you've got a lot of waste to get rid of.

Our famous extra-strong black bags make it easy to contain the waste, but then how often have you struggled to drag the bag to your skip, and then heft it over the side?

The Big Brute Skip Tip makes all this so easy - and safe.

4 Ways A Big Brute Skip Tip Makes Your Life Easier

1. Use your forklift to do the lifting
The Big Brute Skip Tip trolley accepts your forklift tines so you can pick it up, move it to your skip and raise it over the side. No heavy lifting!

2. No mess
The hydrualic emptying system lets you empty it out at a controlled rate so you don't get mess or spills.

3. No fuss
The Big Brute Skip Tip empties completely. Because it tips over and empties out of the top, there are no discharge chutes or spigots to get blocked. Just tip it all out and you're ready to carry on cleaning straight away.

4. Ideal for liquids

The Skip Tip Trolley is available in Dry only, Wet & Dry and Wet only versions. Liquids can be extremely heavy, so make life easy - and safer - by moving with your forklift and empyting, without spills or mess, into your skips or bunds.

Are you or your staff struggling to empty heavy waste into high-sided skips?
See how the Big Brute Skips Tips addressed all of HST Feeds' health and safety needs.

Cereals 2016 - Starts Tomorrow!

Big Brute Vacuum Cleaners at Cereals 2016

This year's Cereals event starts tomorrow and our show diary still has a few spaces left.

If you'd like a demo of the Big Brutes and accessories at this year's Cereals, book a slot now.

Cereals will be held at Chrishall Grange, near Duxford, Cambridgeshire, on the 15th and 16th June 2016.

We'll be on Stand 911.

Want a one-to-one demo at Cereals? Book now.
Reserve your demo at Cereals with us now.

Where's Dave?

Dave, our Big Brute Field Sales rep, has been out and about all month again. He was just down the road from this very famous London landmark! But where was he?

Last month, Dave was demoing a Big Brute at the Trentham Estate near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. He had time to briefly admire the Italian Garden. Recently revived by Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medallist Tom Stuart-Smith, it's one of the largest contemporary perennial plantings in Europe.

It was a tough one and no one correctly guessed. Try your hand at this month's competition for a chance to win a MasterCard gift card, pre-loaded with £30 to spend wherever you want (including on Big Brute spares).

Win this month's prize

Do you recognise where Dave's been recently? This month's prize is a £30 pre-paid MasterCard gift card to spend wherever you want. For a chance of winning, enter at:

Want to see a Big Brute clean up in your own place?
Dave can come and show you a Big Brute working on your own premises.

Tip of the Month

Rob and Lee are back with their Tip of the Month.

This month, if you've got a Big Brute Warehouseman, you'll enjoy cleaning up your large floors at a fraction of the time and with a fraction of the mess and fuss.

Adjusting your Warehouseman Brush

Firstly, make sure that your Warehouseman brush is properly adjusted before you start. It works best when it just skims the floor, taking bumps and dips in its stride.

You'll find the adjusment knob on the top of the brush assembly, just behind the suction hose that connects up to your Big Brute drum. Twist the knob so that the front bristles of the brush are just touching the ground.

If you find that your Warehouseham is "snowplouging" the muck and rubbish up in front of it as it goes, the brush is too low - raise it up a bit. If you find that some of the larger lumps are being left behind as you push it along, the brush is too high - lower it down a bit.

Care of your Warehouseman Brush

Have a look at your Warehouseman brush every now and again to make sure it's giving you the best results. Are all the bristles attached? Are the wheels at each end straight and spinning freely?

We can supply replacement bristles and squeegee blades for Warehouseman brushes/squeegees as, like all things, they'll eventually wear out with use.

Upgrade to a Warehouseman

This is all very well, but what if you've got a Big Brute Popular, or another model that doesn't have a front-mounted floor brush?

"You should get one!" says Rob.

We can supply a Warehouseman floor brush upgrade kit for Big Brutes on 4-wheeled trollies.

And if you've got a very old Big Brute that has one of the 2-wheeled trolleys, we can even upgrade the trolley to give you that easy movement. Add on the floor brush upgrade and you've got yourself a Warehouseman!

Ideal for very large floors or where you've got fine dust on your floors ground up by forklifts.

Outside the Big Brute Factory

G C Lacey and Son is a long established, family-run farming business, with land totalling 1,000 acres in Cambridgeshire and we've enjoyed a very happy relationship with them over many decades.

John Lacey (pictured, third from left) and his family raise a tremendous amount for charity throughout the year, including their ever-popular Charity Luncheon.

The Lacey's Charity first charity luncheon was fheld in 1998 to raise funds for the Magpas Air Ambulance.

This year's luncheon raised funds for:

  • East Anglian Air Ambulance (the pilots attended the luncheon and arrived in their helicopter)
  • East Anglia's Children's Hospices
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Royal British Legion 

Over 200 people attended the luncheon at the Lacey family's farm in Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire. Food was donated by Michael Beaumont’s Butchers of Fulbourn and G's vegetables of Ely and was prepared and served by the Lacey family themselves. Auction lots and raffle prizes were donated by many local people, businesses and organisations.

The 2016 Lacey's Charity Luncheon raised over £20,000, taking the total the Lacey's have raised for charity since 1998 to over £280,000.

As ever, we're very happy to support the Lacey's with their fundraising and look forward to their annual 5-a-side football tournament later in the year.

Find out more about the Lacey's charity fundraising.