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June 25, 2018

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GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

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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Makita’s new twin 18v cordless chainsaw matches petrol performance

Makita

The new Makita DUC353Z Twin 18v Brushless motor chainsaw sets new standards for cordless chainsaws and matches the logging performance of similar size petrol powered saws. At the same time this new saw offers the many values of cordless machines which have become recognised throughout the industry:  zero emissions; super-quiet operation; total control and high levels of efficiency and safety as standard. The Makita 36v direct-drive Brushless motor has a rated output of 1,100 watt, similar to a 32cc petrol machine, and comes fitted with identical 35cm length bar and a chain speed of 20 metres per second. The hard…

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Bomford Turner launches two new models

Bomford Turner

Bomford Turner has revealed two new models to strengthen its grip on the UK’s remotely-controlled mower market. The two new models consist of a compact 40hp model, and a much larger Supreme 70hp model. Each of the two tracks can be independently extended by the operator by 250mm / 10”. By widening the footprint to aid stability and grip, the mower can operate on inclines up to 55 degrees. With a powerful Perkins 40hp/70hp engine variants, twin-track grip, excellent manoeuvrability and flexible tool attachment options, Flailbot delivers robust all-terrain performance. Rubber and studded steel track choices offer the best traction…

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ANB Groundcare invests in Kubota

Kubota

Over the last decade, ANB Groundcare has continued to go from strength to strength thanks to on-going support from market-leading supplier of groundcare machinery solutions, Kubota. Back in 2006, Alastair Brooker founded ANB Groundcare with just £20,000 in the bank and an uncertainty of which direction to take the business. Today, the Berkshire-based company is well on its way to a £1 million-a-year turnover, a feat achieved with dedication, hard work and a diverse fleet of machinery. The site team has now grown to seven, with Alastair’s wife Lucy in charge of the brand design and website and financial support,…

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