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North Level IDB Takes on the Twiga Flex

North Level Internal Drainage Board last week took delivery of their new Spearhead Twiga Flex 890T and QHD1600 Offset Flail Head, to add to their fleet of specialist equipment that keep rivers and drainage ditches free flowing to minimise flood risk.

About North Level IDB

The North Level District IDB covers an area of 31,623 hectares (74,140 acres) in the heart of the Fens, to the north of the River Nene between Peterborough and Wisbech, extending to Crowland and Tydd Gote.

The district is predominantly high grade agricultural land with some areas of urbanisation.  Typically for the Fens, the majority of land is at sea level with one of the lowest points in the district being 5.2 metres below the high water in the River Nene.

The majority of the area is therefore reliant on pumped drainage to remove surplus water from agricultural, industrial and urban properties, discharging into nearby rivers. The district is divided into eleven catchments which are served by twelve pumping stations and two gravity outfalls into the tidal River Nene.

Local Supplier

Supplied by Paul Warner from local Spearhead dealer B W Mack, the new Twiga was handed over by Spearhead’s Sales and Marketing Director, Antony Prince who was on hand to ensure the installation went smoothly and the equipment was delivered in tip-top condition.

Antony commented “This is one of a number of machines that Spearhead have supplied to Drainage Boards around the country and demonstrates the quality of the product and its ability to carry out the tough work that is demanded in keeping our waterways clear.  We are very pleased to be supporting North Level through this product placement and this will continue through our After Sales team in the months and years to come”.

More Information

For more information on the Twiga Flex range click the following link

Pictured are Ed Johnson and Andrew Hibberd of North Level IDB with Paul Warner from supplying dealer B.W. Mack Machinery Ltd, Downham Market, Norfolk.

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