October 22, 2017

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Rain Bird’s new LNK WiFi Module provides simple, smart management of residential and light commercial irrigation -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Geocycle launches in the UK – leading co-processing company offers sustainable waste treatment solution -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas at Kew 2017 -

Saturday, October 21, 2017

World-renowned architects appointed for Gateshead Quays -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Makita UK supports operation airlift Caribbean -

Friday, October 20, 2017

ECHO take on autumn with the DPB-600 power blower -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife -

Friday, October 20, 2017

Timberwolf launches new petrol range at Saltex -

Friday, October 20, 2017

JCB toughens up the outdoor paint market -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition launches -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Andrew Grant appointed Chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IMaGOS – International Master in Garden and Open-Space design -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Green-tech signs sole UK Distribution deal for TerraCottem Arbor to provide trees with the perfect start -

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mango Paving & Landscaping celebrate tenth year in business -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Two new species of ginger provide pretext for conservation -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Schiller at Saltex 2017 -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Winners of Amenity Sprayer Awards announced at 2017 Amenity Forum Conference -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Green funding boost from CSGN Development Fund -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Exploring accessible garden design in Japan and Singapore -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

South Lanarkshire Park is Scotland’s best -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Makita’s new DAB jobsite radio sounds even better

The latest version of Makita’s very popular jobsite radio features the DAB digital broadcast system and with twin large 76mm diameter speakers will generates a massive 3.5watts from each speaker when powered by a Makita 18v Lithium-Ion battery. This radio can be mains powered with the AC adaptor jack built in, but most practically for site use, will happily operate on most of the Makita batteries from the 7.2v and 10.8v Li-ion stick batteries to the 10.8v, 14.4v and popular 18v slide type batteries. It is not compatible with the older Ni-Cad, Ni-MH or G-series batteries. The new Makita DMR109…

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Charge and go with new ECHO lithium-ion

What are the virtues of choosing battery powered garden and groundscare tools above petrol? Two-stroke power used to win hands down but the advancement with lithium ion batteries is proving to be a game changer. ECHO has introduced a new range of 50V lithium ion battery products, including a hedgetrimmer, a trimmer and power blower that take on their petrol counterparts with a wealth of added benefits. The DHC-200 hedgetrimmer and DSRM-300 trimmer each come with a 2Ah battery as standard and the option of a 4Ah battery for a longer run time. The DPB-600 Power Blower has a 4Ah…

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Etesia launches the SKD ExxDrive remote control brushcutter

Etesia

The Etesia Attila mower has become synonymous with cutting high, dense vegetation in difficult terrain. Now, Etesia UK has announced it is available as a fully automatic robotic mower with the use of an iPad. The Etesia SKD ExxDrive has been developed with partners FeBroLift GmbH and is a completely new type of external operating concept that allows the user to operate the device reliably and precisely by means of a gesture-controlled operation via an app on an iPad – without having to sit on the mower itself. All functions, which the device contains serially, can also be accessed via…

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Cut costs this spring with Kubota’s cashback mower offer

Kubota

Kubota’s popular ride-on mower cashback programme is back by popular demand again this year, offering professional lawn-keepers the chance to take advantage of this fantastic incentive scheme. The groundcare manufacturer is offering cashback opportunities across a number of its powerful, versatile and economic ride-on mower solutions, allowing operators to achieve high quality finishes quickly and efficiently, for less. The incentive is open to anyone who purchases a T or GR Series ride-on mower from a Kubota dealer across the UK. Available from the 1 February until the 30 June 2017, customers can claim a significant £300 cashback on the GR2120(S), whilst £200…

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Makita’s new 4-stroke back-pack blower has even more air flow volume

Makita

The new Makita EB7660TH back-pack blower has increased air flow and air speed, with the maximum power output speed from the innovative Makita MM4 75.6cc 4-stroke engine increased to 7,200rpm. Maximum air flow volume is raised to 20m³/min and the maximum air speed velocity increased to 92m/s. Vibration has been reduced to 3.5m/s² with the engine mounted on four damper springs effectively isolating the engine and fan to reduce vibration on the operator’s back, even during long hours of use. The back-pack carry frame has a comfortable harness with adjustable straps. The long telescopic pipe and nozzle gives accurate control…

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Cub Cadet launches new product classifications

Cub Cadet

With a new year comes a new look, new names and new machinery for Cub Cadet as it continues to develop its products and customer engagement. This year will see three new series names to distinguish more clearly between its product categories – with these new series names orientated towards the requirements of the respective users. This means customers can quickly determine which products are the right ones to meet their specific needs. The product categories have been divided into the Force Series, the Enduro Series™ and the Pro-Series. The Force Series is the ‘entry level’ range, which consists of…

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Cub Cadet’s new range receives sought after accolade

Cub Cadet

Despite only being on the market for a matter of weeks, the new models from Cub Cadet have already received recognition from a leading gardening organisation. BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine has recognised both the XT2 PS107 and the CC114HA, with the latter receiving the “Best Buy” badge in a recent ride-on mowers test. The models were scored against competitors’ ride-on models and were recognised for having a very tight turning circle, superior handling and an excellent range of cutting heights. The XT2 PS107 was praised for its powerful twin-cylinder engine and cruise control facility, AND the CC114HA was described as…

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Ransomes Jacobsen celebrates 185 years of mower manufacturing at Ipswich

Ransomes Jacobsen

This year sees a major milestone in the grounds care industry with Ransomes Jacobsen celebrating its 185th anniversary of mower production at Ipswich. Edwin Budding’s historic lawnmower design was patented in 1830, and JR & A Ransome was the first company to obtain a licence to manufacture this remarkable invention. The first Ransomes-manufactured machine for domestic use was produced in 1832, and this signalled the beginning of commercial mower production in the UK. Although the company no longer produces domestic lawnmowers they are one of the leading commercial mower manufacturers supplying equipment to golf courses, local authorities, landscape contractors, sports…

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Viking brand to merge with STIHL in 2019

Stihl

As from 2019, the STIHL Group will market the entire product line of garden tool manufacturer VIKING exclusively under the STIHL brand name. The change enables it to concentrate all sales and marketing activities on one brand. STIHL executive board chairman Dr. Bertram Kandziora said: “We will take advantage of the existing unit sales and turnover potential of the present VIKING product line under the better known STIHL global brand – internationally.” Unlike global player STIHL, VIKING currently concentrates on the European market. This one brand strategy will see significant market growth for VIKING products, capitalising on the strong STIHL…

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GreenMech wins patent action against Jensen

GreenMech

GreenMech’s Patent Infringement action against Jensen in the German Patent Courts to protect its ‘Safe-Trak’ European Patent has been successfully concluded. Jensen has stopped production of its ‘X’ track. GreenMech’s unique Safe-Trak wood chipper is the world’s most successful tracked wood chipper of its type. Designed to safely access, and operate on, difficult terrain the patented Safe-Trak system incorporates two independently adjusted track mounted legs. By extending one track at a time embankments up to 35° can be traversed in complete safety. With both track mounts fully extended a massive ground clearance of up to 600mm can be achieved for clearance…

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