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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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    • Polaris

      Polaris made to make it your own

      The Sportsman, say Polaris, is engineered to be the hardest working, smoothest riding ATV available. The same goes for Polaris engineered parts and accessories which from the outset are designed, rigorously tested and meticulously fine-tuned alongside the Sportsman. Take the Polaris Lock & Ride system, where products are designed to be installed quickly, without hassle or the need for any special tools. Storage boxes, tool bags and front and rear rack extenders secure your load, with countless tie-down points for bungees, straps and nets, with no rattle and shake, fitting snugly and properly. You can mix and match accessories to…

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    • Cobra

      Cobra expands 40v lithium-ion range

      The ever-expanding Cobra range is set to further increase its product offering. Last year the gardening range launched lithium-ion products with the introduction of two 40 volt lawnmowers. To further this, four new 40 volt products have been introduced. The first addition is to the lawnmower collection with a dedicated 16” rear roller. The RM4140V creates a traditional striped lawn but without the need for petrol or electric cables. It is hand propelled and has seven cutting heights, including a low of just 20mm. The 4Ah battery charges in 90 minutes to give up to 30 minutes of mowing time. All…

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    • EGO

      EGO quadruples mower offering and introduces steel deck

      EGO Power+ is set to challenge beliefs and expectations about lawnmowers in 2016 with its new range of lithium-ion powered products. Three new lawnmowers have been added to the range which now includes a contemporary steel deck design that is available with a 50cm width with the option of a self-drive feature that runs from an independent motor. This can be operated at variable speeds dependent on the user and grass conditions. Due to the independent motor, the self-drive feature operates separately to the cutting system. A 52cm poly deck model has also been added to the range to offer…

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    • GreenMech

      GreenMech explores the benefits of the dealer route to market

      Martin Lucas, sales director at GreenMech, explores the benefits of utilising a nationwide and international dealer network for their range of wood chipping products. As an outward face to the industry, the importance of the dealership network is immeasurable. With continued investment in training and support, our dealers are an extension to our business and bring with them local contact and support to a field of machines that runs into many thousands. In the UK we currently have 18 dealers running through 34 depots. This gives GreenMech products access to a wide geographical area and means that a prospective client…

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    • Kubota

      Kubota UK scoops global service accolade

      An employee of Kubota UK has scooped the top award at the global Kubota Skills Contest in Japan, an event that tests the technical expertise of its staff worldwide. The two-day event was held at Kubota’s global head quarters in Japan and was attended by Kubota service engineers from America, Canada, Australia, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and the UK. The assessment criteria for the contest consisted of a 30-minute written assessment as well as a 90-minute practical challenge, with competitors tasked with diagnosing and fixing five faults on a Kubota M110GX-II tractor. Steve Mead, product support engineer for Kubota UK…

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    • Kioti

      Pols Group is new UK distributor of Kioti products

      Effective from 1 February 2016 the distribution of all Kioti products for the UK has been taken over by the Pols Group who are based in Holland, including compact tractors, utility vehicles mid mounted and out front mowers. RECO, who had successfully distributed the Kioti product range since 2001, has discontinued its operations in the UK as from January 2016. The Pols Group successfully operate as the importers for the Kioti Business in Benelux, Holland, France and Romania and has built a strong and reliable after-sales service team and reputation. The Kioti UK team is very experienced, having had involvement with…

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    • Cub Cadet

      Cub Cadet launches new mobile app

      Lawn and groundscare machinery expert, Cub Cadet, has announced its latest initiative to offer more to its dealers by launching a free-to-download app. The app contains all details and specifications across the entire 2016 Cub Cadet range and is easily divided by product type for quick and simple navigation. It has been deliberately designed as a speedy tool for dealers when face to face with customers, but also provides customers another means of researching online before visiting their local Cub Cadet dealer. The app has a catalogue style approach and from the home page users simply select the product type…

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    • Balmers GM

      Balmers GM opens new West Yorkshire premises

      John Deere turf machinery dealer Balmers GM Ltd has opened its new, second outlet on the Monckton Road Industrial Estate in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Located just off junction 39 on the M1, the new depot is perfectly placed to serve customers throughout the West and South Yorkshire area. More than 100 guests including customers and suppliers attended the opening in February, with the official welcome made by John Deere Limited turf division manager Chris Meacock. The Burnley-based dealership announced the expansion of its sales area from Lancashire into Yorkshire last summer. Established in 1979, Balmers Garden Machinery was originally appointed…

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    • Kubota

      Kubota celebrates 21 year partnership with D.W. Tomlin

      Kubota, a leading provider of agriculture and groundcare machinery, recently celebrated its 21-year partnership with implements Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), D.W. Tomlin, by inviting all Kubota UK dealers to the firm’s South Lincolnshire headquarters for a factory tour and presentation. The event, well attended by Kubota dealers from across the British Isles, saw guests learn the history of D.W. Tomlin engineering expertise, which has seen the company grow substantially since its 1957 inception. The firm joined forces with Kubota in 1994 and has developed an excellent relationship with the brand. At the event, Kubota UK’s managing director, Dave Roberts, addressed…

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      Etesia launches new Pedestrian brushcutter

      Etesia has launched a new pedestrian brushcutter – the Attila 51 for taming rough grass areas. With built-in rugged reliability as standard, the new Etesia AD51 brushcutter has been designed to work in the toughest of conditions. This powerful workhorse effectively deals with clearing vegetation from a wide variety of sites – long grass, weeds, bracken and brambles on woodland paths or orchards. Ease of operation and manoeuvrability ensure total efficiency and high output. Fitted with a powerful Briggs & Stratton 750 Series 4 stroke DOV 6HP engine and an integrated differential lock with over-sized rear wheels gives a good…

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    • Allett

      International Creative Lawn Stripes Competition sponsored by Allett Mowers

      To mark the end of winter, Allett Mowers has launched its global search to find the most creative grass stripes and patterns. The quintessentially British striped lawn is idealised across the world and in celebration of this Allett Mowers has opened the competition internationally. Allett Mowers is a leading manufacturer of cylinder, walk-behind mowers, the ultimate tool for creating perfect stripes. The first Allett mower was launched in 1965 and the brand has since firmly established itself as being synonymous with creating stripes on lawns and sports grounds around the world. The 2016 International Creative Lawn Stripes Competition encourages anyone…

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    • John Deere

      John Deere opens new apprentice training centre

      The British agriculture and turf industry’s first and only purpose-built apprentice training facility has been opened by John Deere and training provider ProVQ at St James Business Park, Radcliffe-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire. Designed specifically and solely for John Deere dealer apprentices enrolled on the company’s award winning Ag Tech, Parts Tech and Turf Tech training programmes, the new centre is close to John Deere Limited’s headquarters at Langar. The company’s three-year Ag and Turf Tech apprenticeships lead to the IMI Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Landbased Engineering. Each year group trains at the centre for eight weeks a year in…

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    • Bobcat launches new sand cleaner attachment

      Bobcat has launched the company’s new SC200 Sand Cleaner attachment for use with the Bobcat compact tracked loader (CTL) range. Designed for work on wet and dry surfaces, the new SC200 Sand Cleaner is compatible with both the standard and high flow versions of the Bobcat T590, T650, T770 and T870 CTL models. Adding to over 70 different attachment families already available from Bobcat, the new Sand Cleaner opens up an array of new applications to the already wide portfolio that can be carried out by Bobcat Tool Carriers combined with Bobcat attachments. With a working width of 1900 mm,…

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    • zero-turn

      New John Deere zero-turn mowers for 2016

      Models in John Deere’s Ztrak Series zero-turn lawnmower range feature several enhancements for 2016, including new mower decks, a new numbering system and new styling, similar to the company’s commercial models. The updates make these machines even more versatile and easy to operate. Ztrak mowers deliver on-the-spot turning, using easy to operate control levers. This means there is no obstacle this machine cannot easily and efficiently manoeuvre around, saving you time and effort. With a choice of 107 and 122cm (42 and 48in) cutting widths, the all-new Accel Deep mower decks provide higher levels of cut quality and finish, as…

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    • tango e5 series ii

      John Deere TANGO E5 Series II – the ultimate in effortless lawn care

      John Deere’s new TANGO E5 Series II robotic mower is designed to make life easier by maintaining your lawn automatically, in sunshine or rain, and at any time you choose. You’ll never have to mow the grass yourself again. This next generation mower features a new operator interface and smarter navigation technology, so it’s even simpler to operate and produces consistently excellent results. TANGO mows in a random pattern within a boundary wire that’s easy to install and is virtually invisible. It’s also easy to move if you change your garden layout. As the mower moves around the lawn, its…

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    • John Deere

      New John Deere X350R lawn tractor

      Designed for comfort, convenience and performance, John Deere lawn tractors offer the ultimate experience in grass maintenance. All John Deere Select Series models are engineered to the highest quality standards, with a heavy-duty robotically welded frame, powerful fuel-efficient engine and high-precision cutting technology. The new X350R lawn tractor will particularly suit customers with areas of grass up to 8000m2, or about two acres. It is simple to operate, with easy-to-use foot pedals, a modern car-style instrument display and a powerful 12.2kW/3100rpm Kawasaki petrol engine with cruise control. The X350R features a new 107cm (42in) rear discharge Accel Deep mower deck,…

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    • Ted Hopkins

      Ted Hopkins scores new deal with WRU

      Newport-based Kubota machinery dealer, Ted Hopkins Machinery, has agreed a new supply deal with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), continuing a two-decade long partnership with the governing body. The latest deal sees the family run business supply Kubota equipment for use by groundstaff at Principality Stadium (formally Millennium Stadium) and The Vale Resort training facility, including items from its market-leading compact tractor range and two machines from its utility vehicle range. Kubota’s STW40 compact tractor and an RTV-X900 utility vehicle, the newest model in Kubota’s four-strong range, arrived on site in early January. The two will be based at Principality…

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    • Doosan

      New Doosan & Bobcat products at Bauma 2016

      Doosan Construction Equipment is presenting every aspect of the company’s business at Bauma 2016, encompassing many new Doosan Heavy, Bobcat and Doosan Portable Power product launches as well as the very latest initiatives from the company’s attachment and aftermarket support operations. The Doosan Heavy display includes the new 5 tonne DX57W-5 wheeled excavator which, in addition to complying with the latest Stage IIIB emission regulations, incorporates many new features that increase performance, operator comfort, durability and fuel efficiency. The DX57W-5 has increased power from the 42.5 kW (52.3 HP) Doosan D24 4-cylinder engine which also offers convenience and lower costs…

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    • Kubota

      Spring savings with Kubota

      Gardening professionals searching for high performance mowers this season can save time and money by taking advantage of Kubota’s latest spring cash back offer. Available until 30 June 2016, Kubota’s latest cash back offer includes the GR2120, T1880 and GR1600 ride on mowers, all designed to meet the extensive requirements of those working to keep their gardens in pristine condition. Buyers of the GR2120 can claim back £300, whilst buyers of the T1880 and GR1600 ride on mowers can enjoy £200 cash back. The incentive is open to anyone who purchases one of these ride on mower from Kubota dealers.…

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    • PSD Groundscare announces deal to supply Farol Ltd

      PSD Groundscare, the leading distributor of AS Motor, Eliet, Koppl and TS Industrie professional groundscare machinery, are pleased to announce a recent deal that sees them supplying central and southern England multi-depot groundscare dealer Farol Ltd. James Moore, director of golf and grass machinery at Farol said: “We were looking for a solution to fill a gap in our shredders and chippers product offering. PSD Groundscare presented both their Eliet and TS Industrie ranges of which we had no hesitation in listing. The build quality and the output results from both ranges are top class and this coupled with their excellent…

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    • Makita

      Makita expands water pump range with 4-stroke models

      Makita donated generators to the Cumbrian flood relief operations to help overcome power loss in this rain-devastated area last December. Now three new clean and dirty water pumps have been added to the range, all powered by a quiet, low emission 4-stroke petrol engine. These pumps are suited for use in flood relief operations and have been designed for arduous operations in the most testing conditions. The new Makita EW2050H, EW2051H and EW3051H are all powered by a reliable 169cc engine that comfortably meets the latest EPA Phase 3 and EU emissions regulations running on straight unleaded fuel held in…

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    • Etesia

      Cut, collect and stripe with even more Etesia models

      Following the successful launch of the rear roller kit for its 41cm pedestrian rotary models last year, Etesia has announced that the kit is now also available for 46cm models in its range. Etesia pedestrian mowers have become world renowned for cutting and collecting in all weather conditions, even the wet, but before last year were not available with a rear roller kit for that all important presentation. With the launch of the rear roller kit for the 46cm cutting width models, which are Etesia’s most popular models, users will be given much more choice in their cutting requirements – cut,…

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    • Polaris awards dealers at Poland conference

      More than fifty Polaris dealers gathered last month for the annual business conference, held at the Polaris factory in Opole, Poland. For many it was their initial chance to see the factory, which has completed its first full year of production. The 345,000-square-foot facility was also the first Polaris plant dedicated to manufacturing Off-Road Vehicles (ORV’s) outside North America, producing approximately 35 different ORV vehicle models destined for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”) region. The Polaris dealers arrived from across the UK including Shetland, Wales and Northern Ireland to see the 2016 line-up and receive Dealer of the…

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