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      Stihl expands Workwear range

      STIHL has expanded its range of high-visibility workwear that offers professionals the very best in comfort and mobility. The new lightweight MS Protect cut protective high-visibility jacket and trousers -both available in different sizes – provide professionals with freedom of movement, and are ideal for a range of applications including arb, forestry and landscaping work. The Protect MS jacket comes with two chest pockets as well as an outlet opening for harnesses on the back. The elbows and shoulders feature thorn protection and breathable ADVANCE cut protection has been included in the chest, shoulder, arm and stomach areas for improved…

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    • greenfingers

      New Etesia fleet for Greenfingers

      Greenfingers, based in Midlothian, Scotland, have renewed their fleet of Etesia groundcare equipment by purchasing 14 Pro 46 PHCS pedestrian mowers and a Buffalo 100 BPHP ride-on mower. Established in 1991, Greenfingers offers professional garden and grounds maintenance and commercial soft landscaping throughout the Lothians, Borders and Fife. The contractor has been relying on a wide range of Etesia equipment for a number of years, and proprietor Jason McCran revealed how it all started. “I had initially heard of Etesia through press articles in trade magazines – there were always good reviews and people seemed to rate them highly. That…

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    • cocker

      Darlington’s Cocker Beck receives TLC from Husqvarna

      Employees from Husqvarna, dedicated their working day on 11 June to the area around Darlington’s Cocker Beck giving it a much-needed makeover. The area, which was chosen by Husqvarna staff to benefit from its Husqvarna Loves Parks initiative, quickly saw an improvement as a total of 28 volunteers got hands on in clearing the area. Husqvarna outdoor power tools, including riders, chainsaws and brushcutters were put to the test, as specially trained staff members got to work in clearing the debris. A park bench which previously hadn’t been seen for five years due to overgrown grassland was unearthed and brought back…

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    • makita

      Makita launch two BL LXT Linetrimmers and Dual-Purpose Grass Shears

      Makita continues to expand the inventory of cordless tools designed for the professional grounds maintenance industry, adding new technical features and improving performance. The new Makita DUR189Z 18v LXT linetrimmer, which replaces the popular DUR184L model, has a 240 watt output Brushless motor providing capacity to run the head at three selected speed settings. Having the motor at the drive head improves the balance of the machine and eliminates the loss of power through the traditional drive shaft where the motor is at the operator end of the machine. The DUR189Z linetrimmer has the benefit of the innovative Automatic Torque…

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    • hart

      Kubota UK appoints David Hart as new managing director

      With over 28 years of leadership experience, David Hart brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the agricultural and construction industries. After graduating with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, David started his career in agricultural construction & grounds care equipment at Ben Burgess & Co. In 1990 he joined John Deere and after several sales and marketing roles, became the division manager for commercial and consumer equipment in 2004, managing both sales and marketing for turf and utility equipment (homeowner, commercial and golf). David built a strong commercial track record in sales and marketing for the UK and Ireland…

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      Makita’s powered wheelbarrow put into action on Landform Consultants’ Gold winning gardens

      The Makita 18v LXT Brushless power-assisted wheelbarrow has taken some of the back-breaking labour out of Landform Consultants inspirational garden builds at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Mark Gregory, managing director of award winning Landform Consultants Limited, together with his talented team, designed The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden in Main Avenue. It was justifiably awarded the Gold & Best Construction medals as well as winning the People’s Choice Award. Landform also designed and constructed The Seedlip Garden in the Space to Grow area of the Show which was awarded a cosseted Gold medal. “Chelsea garden show builds are always…

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    • harness

      Pellenc introduce the 1200 battery and harness to the UK market

      The new Pellenc ULiB 1200 battery and harness has entered the UK market with battery life increased by 20% compared to the to the ULiB1100 battery. Pellenc is exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Etesia UK. The ULiB 1200 battery meets all of the professional requirements in terms of performance, comfort and technology, and offers increased autonomy of up to 20% – up to five hours of work with the most energy-consuming Pellenc tools in the range. The new harness associated with the ULiB 1200 battery reduces the risk of musculoskeletal disorders considerably by a better distribution of…

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    • irrigation

      Battery powered irrigation controller introduced by Rain Bird

      In many situations a standard mains powered irrigation controller cannot be used or is impractical. This includes applications where power is unavailable or hard landscaping make it is impossible or too costly to run mains cable. Alternatively, there may be instances where only a temporary solution is needed. Rain Bird’s new 9v WPX battery operated irrigation controller is ideal for all such situations and the company says it is a more versatile and user friendly solution than many other similar battery or mains controllers. IP 68 compliant, 100 percent water and dust proof, the WPX is fully submersible and ideal…

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    • gardena

      The GARDENA combisystem takes itself to the next level

      The GARDENA combisystem has a successful history that spans more than 40 years and includes everything a passionate gardener needs, from cultivating soil in vegetable and flowerbeds to tidying garden paths or cleaning fallen leaves. The range has been updated for 2018 with new product features, which makes it even better than before. The GARDENA combisystem is a clever system that combines different handles with various tool attachments to ensure that all garden tasks are possible. For 2018, GARDENA has made some improvements to the attachment tools for the telescope applications of the GARDENA combisystem to make handling even better…

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    • offers

      Etesia announce new special offers

      Etesia UK has announced huge savings on selected models in its Duocut range of green technology battery-powered pedestrian mowers with spring and summer offers. The revolution in battery powered equipment continues to sweep through the groundscare industry and it is easy to see why – no emissions, low noise, low vibration, easy operation, reduced risk of fuel spills and fires, and much, much lower maintenance requirements. Etesia UK was one of the first manufacturers to bring battery powered equipment to the marketplace, which enabled professional users to work for a full day on a single charge. As it stands, the…

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    • hortech

      Hortech champions the SCAG SWZ

      The SWZ is the model name for the SCAG pedestrian mower supplied in the UK and parts of Europe by STM Co Ltd – and few people know these machines better than the grounds maintenance company Hortech Ltd. The company have been users of SCAGs for 25 years; these are machines that work hard for their living, and this has led Hortech to select SCAG as the machine of choice for their work. We spoke to their commercial director Duncan Jones, who has just taken delivery of four SCAG SWZs and he explained about several aspects of the range that…

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    • viking

      Stihl expands Viking range of petrol mowers

      STIHL has expanded its range of high-performance VIKING mowers with the introduction of the MB 655 RS rear roller mower, ideal for landscapers and lawn care professionals. Designed with ease of use in mind, the powerful Briggs and Stratton engine is simple to start thanks to the auto-choke mechanism, meaning the recoil starter rope only needs to be pulled once. For further comfort, the latest offering from STIHL includes a single speed driven rear metal roller with robust drive mechanism for increased service life and minimal strain. The intuitive mono-comfort handlebar, with super soft grip, is adjustable to three different…

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    • securing

      A simple guide to securing tools

      Pro Landscaper gains insight from Andy Palmer, master locksmith at Grays Locksmiths, on securing landscaping tools and equipment on site and at a lockup. Tool theft in the UK has increased by over 30 percent in the last full year, with tradespeople in Yorkshire and the Midlands particularly at risk. For those professionals that heavily rely on their tools and equipment to complete jobs, it’s important to take safety precautions. There are many ways to ensure tools and material goods are kept safe, from extra lighting around to storing tools in a lock-tight storage box. While these tips will not…

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    • xlr

      Rain Bird introduces XLR Long Distance Water Jets for irrigation and dust control

      There are many large area installations where the ability to water as quickly as possible in the most efficient way is critical, whether for irrigation, dust control or other purposes. With the introduction of the new Rain Bird XLR Series of water jets, users can now choose from a wide range of solutions that the company claims will outperform and outlast competing long-range impact rotors. They will save water, time and money in many applications including large sports field and arena irrigation, dust control in quarries and mines, feed yards, stables, reclamation yards or industrial premises as well as for…

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    • dealer

      Stihl launches dedicated new dealer website

      STIHL has launched a dealer dedicated website, highlighting the manufacturer’s commitment to its retail network and simplifying the application process for new partners. The new website has been specifically designed to showcase the benefits of becoming a STIHL dealer and offers insight into the tools dealers can access to enhance their business operations. These include: Dealership development Installation of a STIHL Shop System display, external brand signage and expert merchandising support.  This creates visual impact and helps maximise sales opportunities. Marketing Access to marketing tools, such as TV, press, radio, social media, digital campaigns, in-store POS, product promotions and advertising…

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    • ernest

      Ernest Doe announced as latest Etesia dealer

      The Ernest Doe branch in Esher has been appointed as a new Etesia dealer and will be distributing Etesia’s complete product range throughout Surrey. The renowned Ernest Doe brand can be traced all the way back to June 1898 when Ernest took the lease on a blacksmiths shop at Ulting near Maldon, Essex. From this small shop, work in those days consisted mainly of shoeing horses and repairing agricultural implements. It is safe to say that business prospered significantly over the years but Ernest Doe is still very much a family firm. Current managing director Colin Doe is the fourth…

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    • timberwolf

      Timberwolf launches new variable tracked chipper at the ARB Show 2018

      Timberwolf will be launching their new TW 280TVGTR at the ARB Show on 11 and 12 May 2018 at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum. The TW 280TVGTR features Timberwolf’s renowned TW 280 performance with the ability to move the tracks in and out, raise the height of the machine off the ground and alter the angle. The Wolftrack® variable tracking system features heavy-duty twin arms supporting each track, with dynamic control over track width, ground clearance and machine tilt angle, giving greater control, particularly whilst navigating uneven and sloping ground up to 35 degrees. The extra-wide feed funnel and open top section combine…

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    • brugge

      STM and Espritt obtain prestigious order for City of Brugge  

      If you think of Brugge you almost immediately conjure up pictures of their spectacular waterway system. But they do have grass as well. This is the first season with STM/SCAG machinery being represented by Espritt, our new dealership in Belgium, their Dirk Allard has already obtained a prestigious order for ten SWZ pedestrian machines for maintaining the grass areas in the historic and beautiful city of Brugge. This is a very good order to have received, not only as it reflects well on Dirk and Espritt, but as it also puts the familiar orange SCAG machinery out and about in…

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    • hayter

      Hayter and Toro offer incentive for National Gardening Week

      To celebrate National Gardening Week, global leader in turf care maintenance, Toro, and landscaping industry experts, Hayter, are offering a number of exclusive offers to budding gardeners throughout the country. National Gardening Week, launched by the Royal Horticultural Society, takes place 30 April – 6 May and encourages gardeners across the UK to share their love of gardening. Throughout the week, various events will be taking place to commemorate the occasion from workshops to grand garden tours. Christopher Cooper, product marketing manager at Hayter and Toro said: “Thousands of people across the country will express their passion for gardening during National Gardening…

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    • hunts

      Hunts Engineering celebrating double milestone

      Hunts Engineering Ltd is celebrating a double milestone this year after reaching its 10th anniversary in business and its first year working in partnership with Kubota UK. To celebrate these key milestones, the Midlands-based tractor and groundcare dealer recently held a special two-day event at its premises in Shipton-on-Stour, welcoming over 250 customers through its doors. Visitors to the open days had the opportunity to see Kubota’s complete range of market leading groundcare solutions, with machinery experts from Hunts Engineering and Kubota UK on-hand to help and answer any questions and queries. A number of live demonstrations also took place…

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    • grille

      GreenBlue Urban announce new Tree Grille

      GreenBlue Urban have announced that they are bringing a brand-new tree grille to market. Named SettStone, the precast grille measures 1200mm square manufactured from permeable materials therefore is SuDS compatible by remining highly porous. The high strength grille can be used in trafficked areas is simple to assemble and will complement projects with its urban grey design. For more information: https://www.greenblue.com/gb/products/settstone-precast-tree-grille/

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    • chainsaw

      The chainsaw of the future

      The new STIHL MS 500i is the world’s first chainsaw with electronic fuel injection and a never-before achieved power-to-weight ratio. With the MS 500i, STIHL presents the world’s first standard chainsaw with electronically controlled fuel injection, consolidating its position as a technology leader. The STIHL injection technology (i) not only provides the chainsaw of the future with incredible torque, but also ensures rapid acceleration of the saw chain from 0 to 100 km/h in just 0.25 seconds. Thanks to the intelligent lightweight design, the MS 500i is also has the best ever power-to-weight ratio – 1.24 kilograms per kilowatt, an…

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    • Kinley launches new online resource for innovative landscape architectural solutions

      Kinley has launched a new website www.kinley.co.uk, designed to give designers, architects and specifiers of landscape environments, including parks, roof terraces, podium gardens and public realm areas, the product information required to create outstanding places for people to enjoy. One of the biggest, and most common, aggravations that architects experience is a poorly designed manufacturers website, and not being able to find the information they require. Kinley have listened and responded with a sharp, responsive platform giving designers the support they need to achieve designs they’re proud of. “The newly launched website contains a plethora of valuable resources including datasheets,…

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    • pellenc

      Pellenc awarded for factory transformation

      Following transformation of its state of the art factory in Pertuis, France, the Pellenc group has been presented with the Industry Showcase of the Future award. Since the Pellenc group was created in 1973, the company has based its development on a policy of constant innovation. The group’s ability to be able to anticipate changes in its markets has led to the registering of 1081 patents – winning numerous awards for the excellence of its products. A forerunner when it comes to lithium-ion technology, Pellenc has established itself in the “Zero Emission” professional power tools market. The company has seen…

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    • robotic

      The Eden Project hires a new robotic gardener

      Popular visitor destination, the Eden Project, has added a new member to its horticultural team this spring. Husqvarna Automower®, a robotic lawnmower which works unassisted throughout the day and night, has been installed at the Cornwall site to maintain the grounds surrounding the famous iconic bubble-like Biomes. Nestled in a huge crater the size of 30 football pitches, the Eden Project Horticultural team have a job on their hands keeping the lawns in immaculate condition all year round. To help save time, the team turned to Husqvarna for an eco-friendly solution. Kevin Ashmore, Husqvarna Professional UK Manager said: “With sustainability…

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