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    • hayter

      Man walks length of the world with Hayter mower

      Nick Barban of Lawn & Border is a RHS-qualified landscaper, mostly dealing in commercial estates, and has been using Hayter products since his business began back in 2002. This May, Barban will reach a landmark milestone – mowing the circumference of the earth with his Hayter mower. Using a pedometer, he was able to calculate his average pace of 3mph and then work out the figures based on a five-day working week, throughout 10 months of mowing per year. By the end of this spring, Barban will have mowed a total of 24,900 miles, which is equivalent to the circumference…

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    • carousel

      Kubota UK appoints Carousel as sole dealer distribution partner

      Kubota UK has announced the appointment of leading European service-logistics specialist, Carousel, as its sole distribution partner, fulfilling all spare part requirements for its extensive dealer network, as well as optimising the manufacturer’s logistics services in support of enhanced customer satisfaction and long-term business growth. Effective immediately, Carousel will oversee all Kubota UK and European dealer deliveries, collections and returns. Kubota’s network currently consists of more than 200 dealers across Europe, including key service areas in the UK, Ireland, France and Germany. As part of the solution deployment, Carousel will work in collaboration with Kubota’s UK warehouse partner Unipart Logistics,…

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    • forum

      Nominations open for Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator 2018

      Nominations now open for Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator of the Year 2018. The Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator of the Year 2018 Awards (AFSOY) are once again open for entries. Now in their fourth year, the awards were established by the Amenity Forum and seek to recognise the high levels of professionalism and standards in the sector. There are different categories for entries and the overall winner will have a choice of three fantastic prizes, including a trip to a world-leading US turf or amenity show, or £2,000 worth of products. Sponsored by ICL and Syngenta, and supported by BASIS, the…

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    • KombiEngine

      Stihl to launch a cordless KombiEngine for all KombiTools

      Stihl is set to launch a new cordless KombiEngine in May 2018, the lightest in the entire range, that is compatible with not only all current Stihl KombiTools, but also four new Kombi attachments, as the manufacturer continues to broaden its cordless product offering to the professional user. Weighing only 3.2kg for the powerhead and shaft, the new KMA 130 R is a powerful and lightweight cordless KombiEngine with high torque, low vibration and is 800 grams lighter than its petrol alternative (KM 94 RC-E). Used in conjunction with the AR backpack batteries or the AP battery belt, the KMA…

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    • etesia

      Etesia dealership signals growth for Country Machinery

      Etesia UK has announced the appointment of Country Machinery Ltd, based in Driffield, East Yorkshire as its newest dealer. Country Machinery, a family run business providing sales, services repairs and parts for all grounds care machinery, has enjoyed rapid growth since its establishment in 2012 – as managing director Karl Terry explains: “Initially I started working for a local dealer and then I came out of the trade for a short period before setting up by myself. I started with a single garage, then went to a triple garage and as of September last year I took the plunge and…

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    • product

      2018 RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year finalists announced

      The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announced the final shortlist of products competing for the prestigious RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year award. The award recognises the best new garden products with entries judged on a number of criteria, including innovation, visual appeal, functionality, quality, value for money and environmental sustainability. The shortlist of finalists includes an eclectic mix of 12 of the latest innovative gardening products all of which will be available to buy both at the show and online. They include Chesneys HEAT 500, an easy to use dual functioning barbecue and outdoor heater, a natural custom-made rock…

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    • rolawn

      Big investment at Rolawn

      Continual investment is essential to stay at the forefront of any industry and Rolawn, the UK’s leading high-quality turf grower, understand this better than most. The company has just taken delivery of two new JCB 940 rough terrain forklifts. These are currently in the Rolawn workshop where their skilled in-house mechanics are fitting adapted double turf pallet carriers; essential for the efficient handling of turf.  In addition, two new Massey Ferguson 5713 tractors have come from leading agricultural machinery dealer Peacock & Binnington.  These tractors were bought to augment the company fleet and to tie in with another company technical…

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    • ego

      EGO introduce first commercial cordless garden tool range

      To meet the needs of ground care professionals in terms of power, performance, convenience and wellbeing, EGO Power+ is launching its first dedicated range of commercial cordless garden tools. Powered by the patented design of the 56V Arc Lithium battery system, which delivers the power of petrol without the petrol, the range comprises three high-spec tools – a hedge trimmer, a commercial line trimmer, and a blower, each being tough, low maintenance construction tools. EGO have spent a lot of time talking to professional users to better understand what is required from them of their tools. The result is a…

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    • buxtons

      Kubota bolsters groundcare dealer network with Buxtons

      Kubota UK announces it has further strengthened its dealer network after joining forces with Staffordshire-based groundcare and arboriculture specialists Buxtons. The appointment of Buxtons is part of Kubota’s ongoing investment to ensure its market leading range of high performance groundcare machinery is supplied through an independent dealer network that is committed to a first class service offering. The new partnership means Buxtons will now supply Kubota’s complete range of high quality and innovative groundcare solutions, from walk behind, ride-on, out-front and zero turn mowers, to Kubota’s industry leading compact tractors and its durable and rugged RTV utility vehicles. This includes…

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    • psd

      PSD Groundscare simplifies high grass cutting

      PSD Groundscare reveals their new product the AS 63 Brushcutter which offers a high performance and easy handling solution to cutting high grass even on slopes or where access is limited Its low weight, vibration damping and handlebar adjustment makes the AS 63 exceptionally user friendly, and its fold-down handles ease transportation and storage. There are also twin wheel kits available, and the AS 63 is available with either 2-Stroke or 4-Stroke engines. Features of the AS 63 Brushcutter Mulch and mow in one step The cross-blade system of the AS 63 Allmäher® easily cuts and chops even high growth…

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    • midland

      Practicality Brown acquire Midland Tree Surgeons

      Practicality Brown Limited (PBL) is pleased to announce it has acquired the commercial business of Midland Tree Surgeons Ltd, effective 1 March 2018; with this acquisition, PBL reinforces its position as a leader in the land clearance industry. Midlands Tree Surgeons (MTS) founded and managed for over 40 years by Robert Kennedy, until his recent retirement, has a strong reputation for professionalism and reliability in the development site clearance business, which PBL has every intention of continuing. PBL looks forward to expanding its Midlands tree and vegetation clearance activities, with locally based expertise and resources. PBL managing director Alastair Beddall announcing…

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    • makita

      Makita expand pressure washer range with two big reveals

      100 and 110 bar models with 240v motors Lightweight designs – low noise in operation Self-priming system with suction hose facility Makita has added two further pressure washers to the range which spans the 100 to 140 bar capacities. The new Makita HW1200 model has a regular operating pressure of 100 bar with a maximum pressure capacity of 120 bar, and a maximum delivery rate of 420l per hour, whilst the Makita HW1300 with electrical 2-pressure settings, has regular operating pressure settings of 110 bar on Hi and 80 bar on Lo. A similar 450 litre per hour flow rate…

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    • ecobuild

      Hot at EcoBuild: Green-tech’s new products and gt specifier brochure

      Green-tech is exhibiting at EcoBuild 2018 which takes place Tuesday 6 March until Thursday 8 March at ExCeL in London. Exhibiting under their specification arm, gt Specifier, they can be found on stand E132, in front of the Ecobuild Conference Arena. Unveiled on day one is the new gt specifier brochure. Packed with technical information, best practice advice and case studies; this is an essential guide for anyone involved in the specification and installation of landscaping projects including landscape architects, designers and contractors and garden designers. The team is showcasing several new products at Ecobuild 2018 and includes their new range…

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    • kubota

      Kubota UK make groundbreaking new launch

      Groundcare machinery specialist, Kubota UK has launched its latest high performance L1361 Compact Utility Tractor. For those looking to complete a wide range of maintenance tasks, the 36.6 hp machine is flexible, featuring a three cylinder Kubota D1803-M-E2 engine, manual or three range speed hydrostatic transmission and a 38 litre capacity fuel tank. The new L1361 also includes 4WD and live, continuous-running rear PTO exclusively available on the HST model. The frequent and alternating use of various implements are supported by the machine’s three-point hitch and high lifting capacity. By featuring a quick detach front loader, the model allows for…

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    • Rolawn

      Rolawn awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2018

      The Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers has been awarded to Rolawn for another year. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. Those that meet the high standard, based on the number of reviews they have collected, and their average rating, are awarded a badge of honour. This accreditation is a true reflection of a business’s commitment to outstanding service as all reviews are verified unique from bone fide customers. Rolawn met…

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    • TigerTurf

      TigerTurf strengthens UK operations

      TigerTurf UK has strengthened its sales force, with the appointment of Simon Clare as sales and account manager for the South. With over a decade of experience in the sport surfaces industry, Simon was previously the multi-sport project development manager for Notts Sport Ltd. During this time he was responsible for delivering projects from start to finish, including customer relations, feasibility studies, planning, and tendering. This has seen Simon garner a wealth of experience and expertise in artificial grass installations. In his new role at TigerTurf, Simon will be responsible for managing a number of contracts, and developing existing and…

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    • BALI-NCF

      BALI-NCF works with leading power tools manufacturer to reduce accidents

      BALI-NCF, the grounds maintenance industry’s National Contractors Forum, and STIHL GB joined forces recently to deliver best in class hedge trimmer training to 30 contractor companies at four land-based colleges across the UK. Safety is at the top of BALI-NCF’s agenda and deems creating a safe working environment for the industry’s workforce as critical. In 2017 BALI-NCF member organisations shared accident statistics for the first time to determine the main causes of the most frequently occurring accidents. This collaboration highlighted incorrect hedge trimmer use as a major risk to safety, galvanising BALI-NCF to develop the necessary training to provide technical…

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    • Green-tech

      Green-tech supplies Harrogate Garden for instant results

      Eternal Lawns, a professional artificial grass installation company based in Morley, was hired by a property developer to install a York-stone patio and artificial grass. The large garden needed to be separated into three, one for each of the apartments. Eternal Lawns recommended the use of 20 one-metre-high ivy gt green screens from Green-tech to divide the gardens in Harrogate, and give it instant impact and privacy. The garden is located on a road just off The Stray, a beautiful public parkland in the centre of Harrogate, North Yorkshire that covers an area of 200 acres. The brief was to provide…

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    • Sutcliffe Play

      Innovative new equipment from Sutcliffe Play

      Sutcliffe Play, a British manufacturer of children’s playground equipment, has developed new and innovative new playground equipment for 2018. Andy Love from Sutcliffe Play says: “We’ve been very busy lately working on the development of the new equipment. We’ve expanded some of our most popular ranges, as well as launching brand new and exciting standalone pieces of playground equipment.” Minitown, Orchard and Neo have all had new play units added to, plus the company has launched a new multi-user rope swing, Cobra. The new equipment includes: The Minitown range has been designed specifically for under fives. Each piece of equipment…

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    • Kubota

      Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors

      Leading manufacturer of groundcare equipment, Kubota UK, has launched a new and improved B Series range of compact tractors for smaller hectare users. Its new B1 (standard spec) and B2 (premium spec) tractors supersede Kubota UK’s existing B Series range of compact tractors. Adrian Langmead, groundcare business development manager for Kubota UK, said: “The launch of the B1 and B2 Series is all about evolution not revolution. Our B Series has been one of the most popular compact tractors on the market for years based on its performance, reliability, comfort and ability to cross different markets. The B1 and B2…

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    • Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride on mower

      Kubota UK continues to expand its extensive range of  machinery solutions with the launch of its new professional zero turn ride on mower. Designed to meet the ever-changing needs of turf professionals, the ZD1211 offers exceptional quality and performance, combined with easy to complete maintenance. Engineered to create a superior cut every time, the ZD1211 is equipped with a three-blade, 140 mm deep, 1.5m rear discharge deck, and optional mulching kit. This is combined with Kubota’s unique baffling system, a new technology that has been specifically designed and developed in the UK to maximise mulching performance. The ZD1211’s innovations go…

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    • Kevin Patton Tree Surgeon Ltd using their new GreenMech sub 750kg QuadChip 160

      New GreenMech sub 750kg QuadChip 160 takes over 70% of tree surgeon Kevin Patton’s work

      Kevin Patton, Tree Surgeon Ltd, purchased his first woodchipper back in 2002 and has a few different makes and models in his fleet. However, he faced a major challenge when it came to purchasing new equipment for him and his team of four — towing capacity. To satisfy the company’s requirement for a powerful, versatile, but lightweight chipper, they turned to GreenMech and their sub 750kg QuadChip 160. Established in 1999, the company carries out a wide array of tree work and woodland management for a range of customers in the Guisborough area. “Our work is very diverse — a…

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    • Ransomes and Continental Landscapes

      Ransomes continues long partnership with Continental Landscapes

      Leading grounds maintenance company Continental Landscapes has taken delivery of 33 pieces of machinery from Ransomes. This latest investment marks a 20-year relationship between Continental Landscapes and Ransomes. PA Turney demonstrated and sold the machinery, having nurtured the relationship between the companies for more than two decades. Continental Landscapes was established in 1989 and currently has more than 20 UK branches. It has a diverse portfolio of clients including local authorities, government departments, industrial and commercial concerns, housing associations, sports clubs and private individuals. The company also employs more than 700 people. Tom Dew, plant and machinery manager at Continental…

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    • Green-tech revisits Nottingham Trent University two years after supplying tree planting materials

      Nottingham Trent University city site is located in the heart of Nottingham city centre with 30 buildings surrounded by 5.1 hectares of open space. The heart of the campus underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment in 2015 which included two new state-of-the-art buildings in the Clifton complex with beautiful landscaped outdoor spaces where Green-tech supplied the landscaping materials. The landscaping works for this area including the planting of 50 mature trees. Larger, more established trees were specified to maximise aesthetic and biodiversity value. The landscaping contract was awarded to Ulyett Landscapes Limited, a long established landscaping company based in the East…

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    • Smiths self binding path gravel

      Smiths tells us about its self binding path gravel. For a fairly modest outlay the Smiths’ Self Binding Path Gravel gives superb results and of sensational quality – with its Cotswold hues and smooth finish, it’s a product that looks good in almost any situation. A perfect product for paths, tracks, walkways and cycle paths in both the domestic, civil and commercial markets. Smiths’ Self Binding Path Gravel is a very versatile product. It gives a firm compact surface, ideal for where wheel access is a priority, (for example wheel chairs, golf buggies/trollies or wheelbarrows etc.). But its versatility goes…

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