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    • Cobra

      Cobra announces largest range of powered lawnmowers

      Following a series of new products introduced for the 2016 season, Cobra now has the largest range of powered lawnmowers on the market. With almost 50 mowers in its range Cobra offers something for everyone and has mowers that cover all spectrums from electric to petrol and now lithium-ion battery too with cutting widths ranging from 13” to 22”. It also has rear rollers, self-propelled options and professional models. The latest addition is the self-propelled MX515SPBI that features Briggs & Stratton’s innovative InStart starting system. Peter Chaloner, managing director, commented: “We are delighted with the growth in Cobra since the…

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    • ECHO

      ECHO launches new high torque brushcutter

      ECHO has launched the ECHO SRM-2620TES, the latest model in the range of ECHO High Torque Brushcutters, to allow landscapers to tackle a wider range of tasks with just one brushcutter. Utilising a unique gearbox design, ECHO ‘TES’ brushcutters deliver up to 50% more torque at the cutting head than previous models, giving you the same cutting performance as a larger machine but with a smaller, lightweight engine. The 25.4cc professional grade 2-stroke engine provides greater power with improved acceleration, and a gear reduction ratio of 2.07 means the SRM-2620TES generates outstanding levels of torque. The lightweight design also features…

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    • Toro

      Toro mowers see Bassetlaw district council tackle multitude of areas

      As part of a full mowers replacement programme, Bassetlaw District Council in North Nottinghamshire has welcomed two Toro LT3340 high performance reel mowers in a bid to maintain the district’s multitude of diverse grassy areas. With North Nottinghamshire being a largely rural area, Keith Somers, operational services manager (hort), explains why Bassetlaw District Council chose to invest in the Toro LT3340s: “The two new mowers have replaced older machines as part of a replacement programme of existing machinery we have with Toro and UK distributor Lely Turfcare. They have joined another four Toros that we already operate here.” Since the…

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    • Pedal to the metal for Team Kubota

      A team of volunteers from tractor, groundcare and construction machinery specialists Kubota UK are raising the bar in a bid to pick up the coveted Mix96 Tour de Vale trophy, as they prepare to cycle their way to victory in the charity event held on Sunday 26 June. Taking on the challenge for the third year in a row, the team will cycle 25km, 60km, and 100km courses, joining 2,000 riders pedaling their way across Buckinghamshire in the hope to raise money for a good cause and take home the trophy. The trophy will be awarded to the team that…

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    • GreenMech

      GreenMech strengthens dealer coverage with re-alignment

      GreenMech has begun a process of dealer re-alignment with the first appointments covering the Midlands, North of England and Scotland.   From the 1 of June Lloyd Ltd, The Burdens Group, Turner Groundscare Machinery and Hamilton Brothers will join their already comprehensive nationwide coverage. In Scotland Hamilton Brothers, and sister company Ross of Lanark, has been servicing the needs of the Agricultural, Groundcare and Construction industries across West and Central Scotland from 3 depots covering the areas of Bishopton, Tarbolton and Campbeltown – together they offer over 80 years of experience. Lloyd Ltd will cover the South of Scotland and North of…

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    • EGO

      EGO lawnmower named Which? Best Buy

      Which?, the largest consumer body in the UK, has found the EGO Power+ 56volt lithium ion lawnmower to be a Which? Best Buy in a recent review. The EGO LM2001E 49cm polydeck lawnmower, which retails at £499.99 (including battery and charger), was awarded the Best Buy status in the “lawnmowers for a large lawn” category and was the only cordless mower to receive the title. The review described the mower as “extremely convenient” and continued to praise it saying it is “a pleasure to use, easy to store, with loads of great features”; scoring it an impressive 74%. EGO’s European…

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    • ICL

      ICL to supply Bayer Finale 150

      ICL continues to develop its presence in the landscape and industrial market sector with the announcement that it has reached an agreement with Bayer Environmental to be its working partner and exclusive supplier of Finale 150. Finale 150 is a foliar contact herbicide manufactured by Bayer and contains 150g/L of glufosinate-ammonium. This powerful and popular herbicide, that gained hard surface approval in 2015, is designed to provide a high level of control over annual and perennial grasses and broad-leaved weeds and can be applied over a wide range of amenity and industrial situations. Finale 150 is approved for use on natural…

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    • Sherriff Amenity

      Sherriff Amenity to sponsor open days celebrating ‘Capability’ Brown

      Sherriff Amenity has announced that it will be sponsoring two open days to celebrate the tercentenary of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown at Madingley Hall in Cambridge. Situated in a stunning location just four miles from the centre of Cambridge, Madingley Hall boasts seven acres of spectacular gardens and grounds, which were designed in the 18th century by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown is considered one of the most influential landscape architects in English garden history. Brown moved earth, water and woodland to create idealised English landscape gardens, with expansive lawns, lakes and tree planting. Over a period of 41 years,…

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    • Stihl

      Stihl line-up of new arb armour

      Main sponsor of The Arb Show 2016 for the twelfth year running, Stihl will give visitors the chance to get hands-on with new and familiar chainsaws, display its latest PPE gear and have its impressive Treevolution team on site to demonstrate its top-of-the-range tools in action. Stihl has launched a range of new arb equipment for 2016 that will be presented at this year’s Arb Show 2016. From forestry chainsaws to PPE equipment there is something for all professional arborists. Visitors will also be in with a chance of winning the MS 201 TC-M 14-inch, top-handled chainsaw. Visitors can simply…

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    • Vanmac

      Vanmac ‘blown away’ by success in building UK dealer network for Trilo brand

      Since BTME 2016 Jon Proffitt, UK factory support manager of Vanmac BV, has been busy constructing a network of established dealers for its Trilo range of blowers, vacuum collectors and verticutters. After announcing it was to be selling direct in the UK, bringing the country in-line with their European strategy, Jon has been signing up sales outlets to cover the whole of England, Scotland and Wales. Vanmac commercial director, Peter van Mispelaar, said at the time that the move would allow it to better tailor its sales and service of Trilo machines to the UK market.  To that end well-known names in the industry,…

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    • SISIS

      Andy Walker celebrates 40 years at SISIS

      Andy Walker, field support manager for Dennis and SISIS, recently celebrated an impressive 40 years of working for the company. Having joined the company back in 1976 at the age of 16, Andy showed his potential during a month’s trial and was offered a permanent role working on the shop floor. He remained in that position for a few months but soon went on to development engineering, where five years later he was supervising that very same department. In 2009, he was promoted to the position of field support manager. He was in this role for two years before the Howardson Group…

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    • John Deere

      John Deere at RHS Chelsea 2016

      As well as new lawn tractors, walk-behind mowers and the latest Tango robotic mower, there’s an air of celebration on the stand as John Deere Limited marks its 50th anniversary in the UK & Ireland. Blacksmith John Deere founded the company that bears his name back in 1837 in Illinois, USA. More than a century later the UK and Ireland branch opened for business at Langar, Nottingham in 1966. X350R lawn tractor Launched this year, the X350R lawn tractor features a new 107cm (42in) rear discharge heavy duty Accel Deep mower deck, designed with a deep body to allow a…

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    • TS Industrie

      0% finance* offer extended for TS Industrie chipper-shredders

      In March it was announced that TS Industrie was to offer retail customers the following 3 finance schemes across all new TS Industrie machines+ until 31 May 2016. Due to the popularity of the offer TS Industrie has announced that it has extended the finance offers for a further 2 months until 31 July 2016. Now really is the time to take advantage of this opportunity: Option 1) – 4 months deposit + 20 monthly payments 0% Finance Option 2) – 3 months deposit + 33 monthly payments 2% Finance Option 3) – 4 months deposit + 44 monthly payments 3% Finance Stuart Mercer,…

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    • Toro

      Save up to 20% with Toro’s essential MVP filter packs

      Toro distributor Lely Turfcare is reminding customers that there is one easy way to save money and be prepared when it comes to machinery maintenance and repairs this summer. Toro’s MVP Filter packs conveniently provide all the oil and air filters recommended for replacement during the first 400 to 500 hours of operation and are designed for specific Toro models providing the right filters come each maintenance interval. Plus, buying MVP packs can save up to 20 percent compared to buying the individual parts. Michael Hampton, Lely’s turfcare parts manager, commented: “Toro MVP Filter packs are a prudent investment that…

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    • Polaris General

      Say hello to the Polaris General

      Choosing the Royal Highland Show for the UK public launch, Polaris has introduced the Polaris General which it describes as ‘the most versatile side-by-side ever built’. Starting with a 100 horsepower ProStar® 1000 engine delivering the most power and torque in its class, you can accelerate from 0-40 mph in 3.6 seconds, thanks to its power-to-weight ratio. When it’s time for work, the Polaris General offers you the biggest payload of 1100 lbs (498 kg) and a class-best 600 lb. (272 kg) dump box to get the job done. Factory-installed half doors with armrests offer extra protection from debris, and easy…

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    • Cub Cadet

      Give your trailer an overhaul with Cub Cadet

      When it comes to trailers, if you’re looking for big versatility with a small footprint then look no further than Cub Cadet. The brand’s newly launched Hauler is an innovative and versatile two wheeled trailer designed to attach to any lawn or garden tractor. Thanks to its four collapsible sides, it can be packed down significantly and stored vertically, taking up 70% less space in your garage or shed than a traditionally designed trailer. In the storage position, the Cub Cadet Hauler is only a mere 18 inches deep, taking up notably less room than a standard trailer. With the sides…

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    • Wetlands Centre settles for sustainability by seeing weeds off with just hot water!

      WWT Martin Mere Wetlands Centre has become the first reserve in the country to buy and use an environmentally friendly and sustainable method of weed control – using nothing but hot water! The innovative Cardley Wave system uses no chemicals but instead sprays hot water on to weeds and mosses to kill them organically. Reserve manager, Tom Clare, said: “I am absolutely delighted that WWT are leading the way in controlling invasive species through this method. The hot water system can be applied accurately and the heat penetrates the root of the weed, killing it in a way that has…

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    • Cub Cadet

      Introducing the Cub Cadet 900 Series

      Exceptional mowing performance, versatility and strong construction combine in the new 900 Series range from Cub Cadet. With incredibly responsive handling, an advanced cutting system and the comfort and durability that Cub Cadet is known for, the 900 Series delivers across the range. This is a versatile range of tractors suitable for all applications that can be adapted as and when required to meet those tasks. The machines have the ability to cover large areas quickly and comfortably thanks to the luxurious high back seat and rubber mounted foot pedals. The advanced cutting system has a wide discharge chute and…

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    • Complete Weed Control

      Complete Weed Control London invests in new equipment

      As business continues to rapidly increase, Simon Akerman, Complete Weed Control area manager for London South East, London Central and London North East has invested in a range of new equipment to keep operations at the highest possible standard. Simon, who has been with Complete Weed Control for over eight years, was internally promoted to the position of area manager in 2014. He started his new role with two members of staff and now has six employees working alongside him – which is testament to how far the business has come in just a couple of years. Simon also revealed…

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    • Etesia

      Award winning volunteer groundsman puts his trust in Etesia

      Robin Taylor, a volunteer groundsman for Grendon Rangers, a FA Charter Standard Club, has sworn by his Etesia Hydro 100 for the last twenty-one years. In that time he has picked up five awards and believes it is down to his trusty ride-on mower. His pitch has played a large part in ensuring that the club meets the FA pyramid step 7 criteria. Grendon Rangers FC boasts two senior teams and six youth teams from Under 7’s upwards. It’s a good, successful footballing organisation for all ages, but arguably the club’s star performer is Robin, who dedicates up to 12…

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    • Classen

      Spring into summer with Classen

      The combination of three Classen machines, the Aerator, Turf Rake and Overseeder is precisely what turf professionals need as the late spring grass growth puts on a spurt towards summer. Aeration is needed to improve the air exchange between the soil and the atmosphere, to help relieve compaction, reduce water run-off and puddling. The Classen RA 21 Aerator offers a choice of solid or hollow tines so the groundsman can choose according to the work to be done. The core tines reciprocate at 450 revolutions per minute allowing the operator to cover 26,000 square feet in an hour. Self-propelled and quality…

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    • Doosan

      New Doosan DX300SLR-5 excavator helps save castle

      In the UK, a new Doosan DX300SLR-5 crawler excavator that was part of a fleet of machines hired from Fraserburgh-based David Smith Contractors Ltd has played a vital role in helping to save the historic Abergeldie Castle following huge storms in Scotland. Set right beside the River Dee, Abergeldie Castle, an A-listed 16th-century tower house, teetered on the brink of collapse when unprecedented heavy rainfall caused the river to burst its banks, sweeping away around 20 m of the banking and leaving the historic building in a precarious position. Supplied by Balgownie Ltd, based at Inverurie in Aberdeenshire, the local…

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    • GreenMech

      GreenMech QuadChip 160 ‘turns’ heads at Bron Afon Community Housing

      Rob Richards, senior surveyor for Bron Afon, has turned to GreenMech to manage the ever-growing population of trees in the area. Bron Afon Community Housing is a social enterprise, established in 2008, when Torfaen Council tenants voted for Bron Afon to be its new landlord. Since then, it has been bringing homes up to Welsh Housing Quality Standards, covering construction, community regeneration and support. Rob oversees the entire tree stock, totalling around 5,500 trees over multiple tree areas. For a long while Rob and his team of three have used chippers for the tree maintenance work and when the time came to replace their existing…

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    • John Deere

      New wide area mowers from John Deere

      The John Deere 1500 Series II Comfort front rotary mowers are now available in the UK & Ireland, after being sold in a number of other European countries. They are suitable for wide area mowing in the commercial, golf and amenity turf markets where operator comfort, high output mowing performance and uptime are key requirements. Featuring a powerful Yanmar 49hp four-cylinder engine, hydrostatic four-wheel drive and diff-lock, a standard air suspension seat and a spacious operator platform with CommandArm armrest controls, the new 1505 and 1515 mowers are designed to provide a comfortable ride for all mowing jobs. Maximum road…

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    • SALTEX

      SALTEX gets even bigger

      Organisers of SALTEX 2016, which is being held on 2 and 3 November at the NEC, Birmingham, have revealed that the show is expanding to accommodate an increasing number of exhibitors. The extra floor space marks a show growth of 1,120sq/m as exhibitors continue to sign up for the event. In fact, 81% of allocated space at SALTEX 2016, which includes the extra floor space, has already been accounted for. The extra space will not only allow for more exhibitors to showcase an even wider range of products and services, but also provides an extra seminar theatre to accommodate an…

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