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    • EGO doubles trimmer range for 2016

      EGO Power+ has introduced two new line trimmers to its range, bringing the total variety within its trimmer product line to four. 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 have a free-rotating bump feed which means that the…

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    • Husqvarna

      Husqvarna launch UK’s first robotic lawnmower giveaway

      The world’s largest producer of outdoor power products, Husqvarna, is today launching the UK’s first and biggest robotic lawnmower giveaway worth over £300,000. The aptly named Husqvarna Automower® Challenge aims to recruit 100 participants from across the UK to trial the Husqvarna Automower® in their garden, allowing them to see for themselves the benefits of the world’s most advanced robotic mower. Over the last three years, sales in Scandinavia have risen 200%, while in France, following a similar Husqvarna Automower® Challenge last year, sales increased by 150%. In the UK, the market has been slower to recognise the benefits of the robotic…

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    • Kubota

      Kubota kick starts 2016 with new promotion

      Kubota UK is getting 2016 off with a bang with the launch of a new promotion available across its M60 and MGX-II Series tractors. For a limited time only, buyers can take advantage of a range of added value services when purchasing a new Kubota tractor, including an extended warranty package, competitive and tailored finance on all purchases and generous discount offers on all loader packages. The offer, available on Kubota’s M8540, M8540n, M9960, M6060, M7060, M110GX-II and M135GX-II tractors, gives buyers access to an impressive free 5-year, 2,000-hour warranty (worth up to £2,000); 3-years interest free finance; and generous…

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    • Adamsons opens new dealer premises in Lincolnshire

      East Yorkshire based John Deere turf dealer F G Adamson & Son has opened a new outlet in Langworth, near Lincoln after a £500,000 investment to expand its sales area in the county. Adamsons is a longstanding groundscare dealership with over 70 years of experience. The business was originally appointed by John Deere as a full-line turf equipment dealer in 1998, covering east and north Yorkshire and the north and north-east of Lincolnshire. It currently employs a total of 42 staff across the two outlets. “The opening of this new depot in Lincolnshire represents a significant moment in our history,…

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    • John Deere

      John Deere Gators get on track

      John Deere has approved the use of Camso rubber tracks on its Gator utility vehicles in Europe, following their availability in the US for several years. An XUV 855D Gator equipped with a Camso UTV T4S four-track system supplied by UK distributor Supatracks was recently featured on the company’s stand at LAMMA 2016. Designed to extend the versatility and all year round use of these popular all-terrain vehicles even further, the Camso tracks reduce ground pressure by up to 75 per cent to less than 1 psi and take less than two hours to install in place of the wheels,…

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    • Industry-leading service at Doosan European Parts Centre

      The European Parts Centre for the Doosan Heavy range of excavators, wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks, based at Leipzig in Germany, is currently achieving an industry-leading fill rate of an average of 96.6% compared to the typical figure of 95% in the rest of the industry. Providing 24-hour delivery of parts to Doosan dealers and customers door-to-door anywhere in Europe from a stock of over 43,000 parts, the 6000m2 Doosan European Parts Centre is housed in a large warehouse facility operated by Doosan’s partner, DHL Supply Chain. The warehouse is located right next to the central European DHL Express…

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    • Etesia

      Etesia launches three new battery powered pedestrian models

      Etesia has launched three new battery-powered pedestrian rotary mowers, the PACS push and PACTS single speed 46cm models and the NACS push 41cm model. All new models are now also available with the new rear roller kit for easy, effortless striping. The three new models offer extreme versatility with the ability to cut, collect and mulch without the need for an accessory. Users will be capable of mowing with or without collection in all conditions as well as undertake high-quality mulching, and with the new rear roller kit now stripe for presentation. Built upon the DUOCUT concept of combining 100%…

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    • Ariens announces changes to sales and marketing structure

      Ariens Company Limited has announced several changes to their sales and marketing structure. Ariens, which includes Countax and Westwood garden tractors and ECHO outdoor power tools in its portfolio, has named John Horn as senior vice president of international sales and marketing. He will assume the position as leader of the UK sales and marketing teams along with his other international responsibilities. John will work closely with European manager Darren Spencer and the international leadership teams to further develop the subsidiaries located in the UK and Scandinavia. Former UK sales manager Steve Campbell has been made product and business development…

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    • JCB

      JCB unveils next generation 4-6 tonne midi excavators

      Building on the successful introduction of next generation 6, 8, 9 and 10 tonne midi excavators last year, JCB is releasing four additional models, with operating weights of 4.8-5.7 tonnes. The midi excavators are available in conventional, reduced and zero tailswing configurations, to meet the requirements of customers across the world. Key features include: 500 hour greasing intervals Improved cab instrumentation 18% increase in 57C operator’s cab capacity 11% improvement in visibility 9% boost to bucket tearout 5% additional dump height 2% more powerful bucket tearout force The four new models are; the 48Z-1, which replaces the previous 8045Z/8050ZTS; the…

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    • Kubota

      Kubota UK expands marketing team with two new appointments

      Kubota UK, the market leading supplier of agricultural, groundcare and construction machinery solutions, goes from strength to strength with yet another expansion to its marketing team. Newly appointed John Johnson, marketing support manager, and Pavlos Panteleimonitis, marketing administrator, will work alongside the company’s marketing manager Karen Tipping to further strengthen the structured marketing approach across all divisions of Kubota UK, primarily through shows and events; both tasked with organising the company’s busy show calendar. Commenting on the new appointments, Karen Tipping said: “It’s an extremely exciting time for Kubota UK and a fantastic start to 2016, with the additions of…

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    • Isuzu

      New parts and service dealer for Isuzu Truck in Aberdeen

      Commercial vehicle manufacturer Isuzu Truck (UK) Ltd has announced the appointment of Aberdeen-based company Almar Garage as its official parts and service dealer for the north-east Scotland area. This appointment went live on January 2 2016 and commenting on the latest addition to its national UK dealer network, Keith Child, marketing director at Isuzu Truck said: “We have a growing vehicle fleet parc in Scotland and the appointment of Almar Garage can only strengthen our coverage and commitment to support our increasing number of customers within this strategically important part of the UK.” “Almar Garage has been in business since 1982…

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    • Doosan

      New Doosan 5 tonne Stage 3B Compliant Wheeled Excavator

      At Bauma 2016, Doosan Construction Equipment will be showing the company’s new 5 tonne DX57W-5 wheeled excavator for the first time. In addition to complying with the latest Stage 3B emission regulations, the DX57W-5 incorporates many new features that increase performance, 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 by meeting Stage 3B emission regulations without the need for a diesel particulate filter (DPF), through the use of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) after-treatment technologies. Factory tests…

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    • ABBA Plant Hire praises JCB Midi Excavator

      Lincolnshire plant hirer ABBA Plant Hire has praised the performance of JCB’s new 10-tonne 100C-1 midi excavator model after buying the first of the machines in the UK. The 10-tonne machine is based on the frame of the successful 8.6 tonne 86C-1 midi machine, but with a more powerful engine, larger dig end and increased hydraulic capacity to boost performance. It shares the striking new JCB midi appearance, along with a revised H-design undercarriage and a powerful JCB Diesel by Kohler Stage 3B (Tier 4 Final) engine that delivers increased efficiency and lower operating costs for the customer. ABBA’s plant…

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    • Isuzu

      Isuzu Truck (UK) Ltd and TVS Supply Chain Solutions celebrate 20 years of collaboration

      This year not only marks the 20th anniversary of the collaboration between Isuzu Truck (UK) Ltd and TVS Supply Chain Solutions, but as a result of TVS SCS providing Isuzu with industry leading levels of service and excellent support since they first established in the UK, both companies have culminated this successful relationship by signing a further 3 year renewal contract. This continued relationship is particularly positive as Isuzu continues to develop an increased share of the UK Truck Market, with market leaders TVS playing a fundamental role in supporting those developments through its extensive range of Aftersales Parts Services. The TVS team…

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    • Kubota

      Kubota UK partners with Northampton Saints

      Market leading machinery manufacturer Kubota UK has signed up as an partner of Northampton Saints, one of the biggest and best supported teams in the Aviva Premiership, England’s top flight of Rugby Union. The deal, announced at the club’s Franklin’s Gardens stadium, has already seen the Kubota brand ideally positioned on the back of the Northampton Saints rugby shirts. Kubota machinery will also be used by the club’s expert groundcare team, ensuring its pitch and training facilities are kept in first class condition. Dave Roberts, managing director of Kubota UK, commented: “Partnering the club really is the perfect match for…

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    • power

      The next generation of garden power from EGO Power+

      The next generation of products from EGO Power+ have been unveiled and the expansion of the range will see the brand increase its ever-growing presence in the garden machinery market in 2016. The range of 56 volt lithium-ion products launched in the UK and Europe in spring 2015 and proved incredibly popular. The original range consisted of six core products; a mower, a blower, a chainsaw, a hedgetrimmer, a 30cm line trimmer and a 38cm line trimmer. Now for 2016, the range has expanded to include nine new products. Three new lawnmowers have been added to the range which includes…

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    • Kubota

      Farmstar strikes gold in Kubota dealer excellence

      Midlands agriculture and groundcare machinery dealer, Farmstar Ltd Newark Branch, is the latest Kubota dealership to receive the Kubota Gold Service Excellence Award, meaning that the firm has achieved the highest possible standard for its service, maintenance and parts offering. Farmstar started as a machinery business in 1986, becoming an official Kubota dealer in 2005 and have expanded to a workforce of nearly 70 staff, including 31 service and parts staff. With its head office based in Marr, Doncaster with four depots in total, the firm offers a full range of Kubota groundcare equipment, with Kubota agricultural tractors a recent…

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    • Doosan

      Doosan DX140LC-5 sets new benchmark

      Doosan Construction Equipment has launched the DX140LC-5, a 14 tonne crawler excavator which is part of the company’s new LC-5 range of machines meeting the latest Stage IV emission regulations. The DX140LC-5 model provides greatly improved performance compared to the previous LC-3 Stage IIIB model, and sets a new benchmark for this class of excavator worldwide. The improved performance of the DX140LC-5 includes a 5% increase in engine power and 4% greater torque.  In addition, traction has been boosted with an increase in drawbar pull of about 18% and front lifting capacity has been increased on average by 10% and…

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    • bobcat

      Bobcat offers new three year warranty on telehandlers

      Equipment supplier Bobcat has now launched a standard three year warranty for the complete range of Bobcat rigid telehandlers manufactured at the company’s plant at Pontchâteau in Loire Atlantique in France. With well over 50 years of experience in compact equipment design, Bobcat has a proven reputation for high quality design, manufacturing and customer service.  Available as standard in Europe, the Middle East and Africa on all the models in the Bobcat telehandler range from the T2250 5 m telehandler to the top-of-the-range T40180 18 m model, the new three year warranty reflects the high quality and reliability of the…

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    • olympia tools

      Axes from Olympia Tools take swing at traditional thinking

      Olympia Tools, which distributes the Roughneck brand of hand tools and workwear, has just launched a new range of axes which challenge traditional thinking to deliver major improvements in ease of use and ultimately performance. Vahe Der Kureghian, purchasing and marketing director at Olympia Tools, explained:  “When it comes to striking tools like hammers and axes there’s a common misconception that the heavier the tool, the more effective it will be. “In reality, it’s less about weight and more about velocity and the subsequent striking force transferred. It’s for this very reason that the new Roughneck axes benefit from a number…

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    • Carlton 1712 woodchipper available in the UK from Orange Plant

      The Carlton 1712 woodchipper is now available in the UK, exclusively from Orange Plant.  Offering a 305mm chipping capacity, this high productivity machine is ideal for larger jobs. The Carlton 1712 provides an ideal balance of capacity, economy and portability. It features a 300 x 440mm throat and 700 x 1200mm infeed hopper opening. The precision high-speed balanced cutting disc has a diameter of 950mm with 4 knives. Orange Plant has made a number of adaptations to the American base model to make it compliant with all relevant EU legislation, including fitting the machine with a 74hp engine to ensure…

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    • New battery updates for Pellenc

      Pellenc has announced a host of new features for their new range of batteries ensuring a quiet, powerful, low vibration and low emission operation for users. Pellenc is sold exclusively in the UK by Etesia UK. There are 18 tools available in Pellenc’s battery-powered range so there’s a tool to cover every landscaping need. From chainsaws, pole saws and hedge cutters to grass strimmers, brushcutters and the new Rasion mower. With no more starting problems, no more filling of a petrol tank; your old machinery will belong in the past with the light, odourless and noise-free Pellenc battery-powered tools. Pellenc’s zero emission…

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    • Decimator

      BesserTrim launches the Decimator

      BesserTrim, a leading supplier of garden machinery, has launched the Decimator, the newest addition to their Grass Cutting System. This new innovation uses the latest technology to transform the brushcutting experience.  The Decimator was launched into the hire trade, now available through HSS, during 2015 and is now available to buy direct. The Decimator is a 4mm cable reinforced cutter and is the first and only in the UK.  It is designed to cut through thick weed and brambles and makes light work for professional landscapers. Decimators last longer than nylon line and tackle a more diverse terrain, so there’s…

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    • Waveney

      Easy sailing for staff at Waveney Sailability following purchase of Kubota tractor

      Kubota’s B1620 compact tractor has been put to work at Waveney Sailability in Suffolk in order to speed up the time it takes to launch and recover the sailing and rescue craft at the activity centre. The 16HP tractor was fitted with turf tyres to provide a stable grip on wet and muddy surfaces, whilst the inclusion of a front ball hitch and electric winch help the team maintain control when getting the rigid inflatable boat in and out of the water. Malcolm Brown, assistant sailing instructor at Waveney Sailability, commented: “Since the arrival of the B1620 tractor, the tasks…

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    • John Deere

      John Deere’s award winning technicians

      A record total of 35 young service technicians have graduated from the latest John Deere Ag Tech, Parts Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programmes, newly run by national training provider ProVQ. Charlie Phipps from dealer Farol at Milton Common in Oxfordshire was named ag & turf apprentice of the year for 2015, while parts apprentice of the year is Grant Stearman of Ben Burgess Beeston in Norfolk. Charlie Phipps also won a Service Technician Apprentice of the Year Award earlier in the year from John Deere’s previous training provider Babcock, in a national competition designed to identify the best…

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