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    • Rise in sales for new Ariens IKON-X Zero-turn mower

      There are a growing number of people for whom the benefits of a Zero-turn mower have become increasingly evident. If you consider you can cut a lawn in half the time without sacrificing the quality of the cut there is a strong persuasion to take a look at one, especially if you have a sizeable area to mow. The IKON-X Zero-turn mower is built by Ariens Company, a family owned brand that has a reputation for engineering excellence. That is reflected in this tough and durable mower which is built with a fully fabricated, heavy-duty tubular steel frame. What’s more…

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    • Tracmaster

      Tracmaster launches new CAMON stump grinder

      Tracmaster has announced the addition of another machine to its expanding CAMON range. The SG30 Stump Grinder is the newest member of the CAMON family and is designed and built by Tracmaster at its premises in West Sussex. Alex Pitt, managing director at Tracmaster, said: “We have taken our 15 years’ experience of supplying stump grinders and developed a machine that provides better performance and cheaper running costs. The SG30 Stump Grinder is also fantastically priced because it is supplied directly by us, the manufacturer, with no importing middle men taking their cut. This, combined with superior parts and build quality, will ensure…

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    • Lely

      Lely’s Neil Adams offers insight into how the SUD’s new legislation changes will affect groundsmen

      As the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD)’s legislation changes around sprayer testing near, Neil Adams, head of training at Lely UK, explains how it will affect grounds professionals and offers advice on how to prepare. Coming into effect on 26 November 2016, the SUD requires that all active pesticide application equipment has an NSTS Certificate. NSTS is the National Sprayer Testing Scheme for the UK and satisfies the sprayer testing requirements of the SUD, which, mandatory throughout the EU, is designed to further enhance the high level of protection achieved through the entire regulatory system for pesticides. Outlining what the new…

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    • Allett

      Allett Lawnmowers advise scarifying now for a green summer

      Scarifying now is the best possible chemical-free tonic you can give your lawn to ensure a healthy and luxurious sward for the summer. The advice from Allett Lawnmowers is that aeration will remove dead grass, roots and rubbish from the lawn and also open up the compacted surface allowing sunshine, rain and oxygen to reach the roots enabling the lawn to maximise its natural spring and early summer growth potential. Allett is the UK’s leading specialist manufacturer of cylinder lawnmowers and, through its UK dealer network, offers lawn owners a choice of aeration and other lawn care aids a part…

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    • Etesia

      Etesia ensures quality for Creative Gardening Solutions

      Creative Gardening Solutions, based in the West Midlands, is the new owner of two new Etesia ride-on mowers and directors Andrew Rossiter and Matthew Tromans have expressed how pleased they are with their choice. Great things are happening at Creative Gardening Solutions in Dudley, West Midlands. The family run business, which specialises in domestic and commercial grounds maintenance, has gone from strength to strength since father and son, Matthew and Chris Tromans, decided to create a grounds maintenance company with a difference. The company now has a dedicated arboriculture team, a landscape team, a number of qualified horticulturists and a…

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    • Bobcat

      Bobcat Zero Turn Mowers offer up to 6 Years Customer Choice warranty

      Bobcat, whose zero turn mowers are renowned for their superior “build quality” on which the company has built its reputation, is so confident about the reliability of its equipment that it is now offering its customers extended warranties. “Customer Choice” warranty means, depending on the product the end customer chooses, they can select the warranty period that most suits their needs. From a 500Hour/5 Year warranty to a 2750 Hour /6 year warranty* a plan is offered. Not only is reliability built in but now extra peace of mind too which make the buying decision just a little easier. *Terms…

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    • Cub Cadet

      The Cub Cadet mini-rider delivers in a compact design

      Modern design, versatility and comfortable mowing – just three of the many assets of the Cub Cadet Mini-rider CC114HA. The compact and manoeuvrable mower delivers the same strength, durability and cutting performance as found on considerably larger models, without needing much more room in your garage than a conventional walk behind mower, thanks to the space-saving design. With a comfortable hydrostatic drive system and transmission, the CC114HA is the ultimate luxury mini-rider, suitable for mowing lawn areas of 1200 sqm in an hour. The powerful, yet smooth, 420 cm³ Cub Cadet engine is equipped with an electric start and offers…

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    • Makita

      Hackney marches to safer green spaces with Makita battery tools

      Hackney Borough Council’s Parks and Green Spaces team now has the best possible safe working conditions equipped with Makita battery powered line trimmers, blowers and hedgecutters, having dropped traditional petrol machines on health, safety and environmental grounds. The Council’s policy is to remove all petrol power from local operations by 2020. Switching to Makita’s 36v cordless tools eliminates the vibration risks that can harm staff with long-term Hand Arm Vibration-HAV injuries such as White Finger and joint and circulation problems. The Makita machines offer a considerable reduction in vibration and can be used all day without harm to the operators.…

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    • DJ Turfcare introduces new Bushranger Edger E35

      DJ Turfcare has introduced the new Bushranger Edger E35, specifically designed for local authority and contracting work. This is an extremely robustly built edger with an advanced 3.1hp Kawasaki FJ100 4 stroke OHV engine delivering plenty of power and long, reliable service. The machine features a number of innovations with new controls developed to reduce operator hand fatigue, notably a ‘dead man’s handle’ with a micro switch cut-out for greater safety and which negates the need for the operator to hold down a lever. The Exposure Limit Value (ELV) of the Bushranger is 567 minutes per day, with low vibration …

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    • EGO

      EGO’s most technically advanced battery system in the business

      As the cordless specialists in the gardening sector, EGO Power+ only make lithium-ion powered equipment. The technology used within EGO’s cordless system bears this out. It begins with the industry’s first 56 volt lithium-ion powered battery. Unlike other battery packs, which are shaped like bricks and retain heat (which is detrimental to the performance of li-ion battery’s), it follows EGO’s patented “arc” design which ensures that more of the battery cells are adjacent to the external housing, keeping them cooler for longer, ensuring greater performance in even the toughest of tasks. Another feature of its battery is EGO’s proprietary “Keep Cool”…

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    • Kubota

      Share your #MyKubota story

      Kubota UK’s popular #MyKubota campaign is set for a return this spring, following a successful launch of the social media competition in 2015. Once again, Kubota is asking fans to submit photos and vote for their favourite ‘day in the life of their Kubota’ story, to be in with a chance of winning £500 Virgin Experience Days vouchers. An impressive 95 stories were submitted for #MyKubota in 2015 and this year is set to be bigger and better. Entrants are asked to upload their funniest, most scenic or creative photos that depict how the machinery is used day-to-day. The entries…

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    • Polaris

      Polaris appoints Bob Wild Grass Machinery

      Polaris has appointed Bob Wild Grass Machinery Ltd of West Yorkshire as the latest authorised dealer to join the rapidly growing Polaris UK network. Bob Wild Grass Machinery is very much a family run business, located in a rural area with many small livestock farms, small holdings, and amenity facilities in the surrounding area. The business is ideally placed to stock and provide the extensive Polaris range, from children’s ATVs to the latest Polaris Sportsman, the 450 HO, and the top selling petrol and diesel Rangers including the three and six seat Ranger Crew. The dealership will also offer a…

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    • Kubota

      Kubota and Northampton Saints partnership goes from strength to strength

      Kubota UK has signed a new partnership with Northampton Saints that will see the market leading machinery supplier become an elite sponsor of the Aviva Premiership rugby team for the next two seasons. Kubota’s logo has been seen on the back of the Saints’ playing shirts since last October, with the company also providing the machinery for the Franklin’s Gardens ground staff to maintain the pitches to the highest possible standards despite some trying conditions during the wet winter. The new Elite Sponsor agreement was officially announced on the pitch at half time during the Saints v Leicester Tigers game…

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    • Cobra

      Get your lawn InStarted with Cobra

      Cobra has launched its new petrol lawnmower that features new starting technology from Briggs & Stratton that eliminates the need for straining and pulling the start cord. The Cobra MX515SPBI mower is self-propelled and, to further maximise the ease of use and user control, it is equipped with Briggs & Stratton’s innovative InStart starting system. InStart eliminates the need for the traditional starting method of pulling the recoil and instead gives your power at the push of a button. The premium MX515SPBI has a 20” hard wearing aluminium deck that is easy to clean and durable so has a longer…

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    • Kubota

      Kubota in bloom at RHS Chelsea 2016

      Kubota UK, a leading manufacturer of tractor and groundcare machinery, will showcase a range of machines at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, including its GR2120S and GR1600-II ride-on models. These robust and versatile mowers are proven choices, so are perfect for gardeners looking for a speedy and practical solution to year round lawn care. Kubota’s ever-popular W821-PRO walk-behind mower and its new, slim line sister model, the W819-PRO, will also be on stand, designed to help gardeners keep their lawns trimmed to a professional finish. For those with large estates, paddocks, or stables to maintain, Kubota’s BX2350, sub-compact tractor…

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    • EGO

      EGO doubles trimmer range

      EGO Power+ has introduced two new line trimmers to its range, bringing the total variety within its trimmer product line to four. Previously the range had consisted of a 30cm option and a 38cm brushless model but now two new string trimmers with brushless motors have been introduced to complement the existing two. These are a 33cm option with a 2mm dual line and two speed functionality and a 38cm option, with a 2.4mm dual line and variable speeds, with a bike handle for extra manoeuvrability and operator comfort. All four trimmers boast a free-rotating bump feed cap means that…

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    • Lely

      Keep rotary blades sharp for most efficient cut, stresses Lely’s Michael Hampton

      Michael Hampton, turfcare parts manager at Lely Turfcare, has advised groundsmen that sharp, well-maintained rotary blades are the key to the most efficient and productive cut. And with the new season’s flourish of grass growth fast approaching, Michael says now’s the time to raise awareness of ensuring blades are sharp, as well as the importance of inspecting mowers for signs of blade wear. “Spring sees groundsmen tackle large areas of grass much more frequently than other times of the year; activity that can quickly dull rotary blades down. “If councils or landscape contractors don’t have sufficient stock or aren’t visually…

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    • Cobra

      Enter the lithium-ion garden with Cobra

      Cobra has announced three new products, which sees the brand branching out into the 24 volt lithium ion market for the first time. Cobra currently has 40 volt options but the new grass trimmer, hedgetrimmer and blower are its first 24 volt options. The three handheld models are all powered by one battery which is transferrable across all three products. The battery has both a turbo mode for enhanced power, and also an eco mode to conserve battery life. Eco mode is quieter and powers for a longer period of time, whereas turbo mode is more powerful with stronger, faster…

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    • Cub Cadet

      Unprecedented manoeuvrability, stability and control from Cub Cadet

      The new RZT-S50 from Cub Cadet ticks all the boxes for professional landscapers and groundskeepers alike.  The machine is robust and versatile, whilst perfectly balancing comfort and power with industry leading 360° turning technology for incredible manoeuvrability. This high-specification piece of machinery is equipped with a 726 cm3 Kawasaki OHV v-twin engine delivering a power output of 12kW at 2,400rpm, and has an array of features and benefits that make getting the job done a walk in the park. A key feature is the zero-turn capability, from the innovator of zero-turn. This provides ultimate manoeuvrability and the ability to turn…

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    • ProGround

      Redexim’s Verti-Top helps ProGround break into new business

      In its 25 years, South East based ProGround has provided external grounds maintenance solutions to a variety of clients like schools, parks and sports clubs. Initially set up to offer landscape maintenance services, the last 5 years has seen a dramatic increase in the number of synthetic surfaces they have been asked to maintain.  Managing director Adam Green turned to Charterhouse Turf Machinery for the specialist machinery the company has needed to complete these contracts. “We were conducting a lot of projects at schools on their natural surfaces and were finding that an increasing number were installing artificial pitches, which…

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    • Polaris

      Polaris Sportsman special offer amenity

      Polaris has announced a special introductory offer price on the new Sportsman 450 H.O. of only £4,500.00 excluding VAT. Members of the NFU, NFU Scotland and Ulster Farmers’ Union can enjoy the additional 5% discount available to them on the purchase of new ATVs, bringing the price down to £4,275.00 excluding VAT. This is a great opportunity to buy a full-size capability quad at considerable lower cost than the comparable entry-level price for a 400cc class quad. Taking into account what the Polaris Sportsman 450 H.O. has to offer in addition to the low price it’s a serious contender for…

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    • Kubota

      Kubota sponsors machinery for Harper Adams University

      Leading groundcare and agricultural machinery supplier Kubota UK is lending its support to Harper Adams University by sponsoring machinery for teaching, research, campus upkeep and farm operations. The first machine to be delivered to the university thanks to this new partnership was Kubota’s RTV400Ci, a powerful and rugged utility vehicle, which has been provided by the company for use by the university’s grounds department. Receiving the RTV on Monday, grounds manager Mark Hall said: “I am very thankful to Kubota. This is a vital piece of kit for us when maintaining the grounds and sports pitches. It will allow us…

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    • Pellenc

      Pellenc products help award winning garden

      Mike Dunnett has praised a range of Pellenc battery powered equipment for helping him keep his award winning garden in pristine condition. With 42 species of wildflowers and a delightful feature around every corner, Mike’s garden truly is a wonder to behold. This magical hillside garden, a previous winner of the best garden in Worcestershire award, raises approximately £1500 a year for the National Garden Scheme with visitors all over the UK wanting to catch a glimpse of Mike’s handy work. Mike, a previous nurseryman, spends around three hours a day tending to his masterpiece and it is for this…

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    • Lely

      Increased demand in South West sees Lely sign up new service

      UK Toro distributor Lely Turfcare has signed up a new Gloucestershire service centre following significant sales growth in South West England. Revill Mowers Limited, based in Coleford, has become the latest to join the turfcare specialist’s group of 20 independent, authorised service locations (ASLs), after Lely approached the company needing additional service support in the area. With 15 years’ experience in the industry, Revill Mowers director Jason Revill set up the firm with his business partner Russell Revill in January 2015. Previous to establishing the firm, Jason says he worked closely with Toro equipment for some time:  “Before 2015, I…

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    • Classen

      New compact sod cutters from Classen

      Classen has delivered the first of its new compact sod cutters to Campey Turf Care Systems. The simplified machine comes in 5.5hp/HSC185 and 8hp/HSC188 versions feature short unit length and an integrated swivel wheel to make the Sod Cuttter the most compact and manoeuvrable in the industry, say Classen. Certainly the rear swivel wheel makes turning easy to create curves and it also locks into place for straight cutting. Claiming the fastest transport speed in the industry the hydrostatic drive pushes the machine along at up to 4.7 mph whilst it delivers a cleaner cut. The blade is placed at the…

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