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  • Photo of New Managing Director joins STIHL GB

    New Managing Director joins STIHL GB

    Kay Green has joined STIHL Great Britain as Managing Director. This follows the retirement of long-standing predecessor Robin Lennie in December 2020. For the last three years, Kay has been UK and Ireland Country Manager for Hasbro UK Ltd.   During her career, she also held many senior commercial roles. These include director level positions in both sales and marketing. She also had a two-year period as Nordic Country Manager in Copenhagen.   Kay joins a thriving and resilient STIHL GB. The business has recorded over a decade of year-on-year growth and a doubling of turnover from £57m in 2008…

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  • Photo of McConnel ROBOCUT range extended with mid-sized RC40

    McConnel ROBOCUT range extended with mid-sized RC40

    McConnel has extended its remote-control product line-up. The company has introduced of the new ROBOCUT2 RC40. The 40hp ROBOCUT bridges the gap between McConnel’s smallest and largest mulchers.   The RC40 was designed especially for tackling tough terrain. It features a low centre of gravity design and durable rubber tracks. This make it capable of working on slopes up to 55 degrees whilst enhancing operator safety by removing them from the danger zone.   Power comes from a 40hp, three-cylinder, Yanmar diesel engine. It uses a DPF filter system to meet the latest Stage V emissions regulations without the need…

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  • Photo of DuoFix Side-Fixing Guide launched by Millboard

    DuoFix Side-Fixing Guide launched by Millboard

    Millboard have launched the DuoFix Side-Fixing Guide that delivers fast and accurate decking installations with a clean finish.   The finished surface of the deck is completely clear of screw holes or any other sign of the fixings used.   For Millboard’s network of Approved Installers, a lost head surface is achieved by using Millboard’s own Durafix screws and driving them out of vertical to a consistent five millimetres below the top surface.   Whilst this traditional fixing method is very simple, maintaining consistency while fitting what could amount to hundreds of fixings can sometimes be a challenge for apprentice…

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  • Photo of Bobcat Rolls Out New Light Compaction Product Range

    Bobcat Rolls Out New Light Compaction Product Range

    Bobcat has launched a new Light Compaction Product Line with the Ammann Group. Ammann Group is a brand known for its comfort and productivity. This latest expansion of the Bobcat product range comes under the company’s Next is Now banner. It’s designed to meet work requirements on almost any compaction job site.   Machine specifications include state of the art technologies that allow greatest performance. But it doesn’t compromise on comfort, safety and simplicity of use.   Altogether, the Bobcat light compaction range has seven different product families. It will offer 37 models, from vibratory rammers weighing 29 kg up…

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  • Photo of Hughes Bros and Battlefield Machinery take on Kubota

    Hughes Bros and Battlefield Machinery take on Kubota

    Hughes Bros and Battlefield Machinery will add to their offering to include a full range of ground care equipment. “We’re pleased to be able to support both Hughes Bros and Battlefield Machinery,” explains Tim Yates, agricultural and ground care sales manager, Kubota (UK).   “This partnership will help Kubota to further strengthen its position in these key markets. We now have the ability to cross-sell between agriculture and ground care customers.”   Hughes Bros Agricultural Engineers based at Oswestry, established in 1973 by brothers Gary, Roy and Roger Hughes.   The business operates with a team of over 20 staff.…

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  • Photo of Matched precipitation irrigation with R Van and 5000 Series rotary nozzles

    Matched precipitation irrigation with R Van and 5000 Series rotary nozzles

    Using Matched Precipitation Rate (MPR) sprinklers is a widely applied concept in residential irrigation installations. Combining sprinklers from the same product line that have MPR means that  in a given zone, water is applied proportionately at the same rate and with head to head coverage. As long as the correct amount of water and water pressure is available, no area of turf or landscape is unintentionally left either under or overwatered irrespective of its size or shape. By combining different types of MPR Rotary Nozzles, such as Rain Bird’s range of R-VAN rotary adjustable full circle and strip models, irrigation…

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  • Photo of Stihl launches service kits for petrol tools

    Stihl launches service kits for petrol tools

    STIHL has launched a range of service kits for petrol handheld tools. These help tool owners carry out simple engine maintenance themselves. STIHL believes that this further increases their tools reliability and longevity.   These kits have been developed by STIHL to make routine maintenance quicker and easier. They allow owners to maintain the best performance and reliability they expect from STIHL products.   STIHL’s service kits contain everything needed to carry out servicing on any STIHL petrol hand held power tool engine.   The service kits include an air filter, spark plug and fuel filter, and extra items depending…

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  • Photo of Isuzu Truck expands its dealer coverage in the North Midlands

    Isuzu Truck expands its dealer coverage in the North Midlands

    Isuzu Truck UK has announced that Isuzu Central, an operating division of Allports Group, has now been appointed as a full sales, service and parts dealer for the Isuzu Truck marque in the North Midlands. This forms part of its recent dealer expansion programme in the UK and will cover Stoke-on-Trent and surrounding areas. Isuzu Central will be representing ITUK, with the company handling both truck product sales and after sales service from the Allports Group four-acre dealer site in Stoke. “Working closely with the Allports Group, we were keen to raise the profile of Isuzu in this area as…

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  • Photo of Marshall Fleet Solutions appoints first ever tail lift director

    Marshall Fleet Solutions appoints first ever tail lift director

    As part of the company’s planned expansion programme, Marshall Fleet Solutions has appointed its first ever tail lift director to oversee the growth and development of the company’s tail lift division. Sarah-Jane Whitmore has joined Marshall Fleet Solutions in this newly created position, reporting directly to managing director, Mark Howell. “The arrival of Sarah-Jane here at MFS is a really exciting development for the company. Not only is she our first ever main board director for tail lift, but her ambitions for the division reflects MFS’s overall determination to further build our tail lift division into the U.K.’s premier tail…

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  • Photo of Husqvarna reveals new 50,000 m2 robotic solution

    Husqvarna reveals new 50,000 m2 robotic solution

    Husqvarna is launching a solution for commercial turf care management. The new Husqvarna CEORA platform is an autonomous turf care solution for grass areas of up to 50,000 m2. The high performing, low noise and zero emission Husqvarna CEORA mows autonomously and systematically within virtual boundaries. With Husqvarna CEORA, public and commercial landowners, sports field managers and golf course owners can automate lawnmowing, allowing staff to be redeployed to focus on more value adding tasks. “This is an industry game changer marking the start of a new era in commercial turf care management,” says Valentin Dahlhaus, vice president at Husqvarna.…

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  • Photo of Millboard launches new cladding collection

    Millboard launches new cladding collection

    Millboard has launched a suite of cutting-edge cladding materials. Available in two styles (‘V Groove’ and ‘Board and Batten’) and a wide range of colours, it provides assurances of UV resistance and eliminates the risk of warping, twisting or rotting. The cladding has been hand-moulded from carefully selected natural timbers, to provide an unmistakably organic look. A year in development, this product is designed to stand the test of time and to require minimal maintenance. The distinctive chamfered cut of the profiles enables the rain to wash the boards, dramatically reducing the need for manual cleaning. The boards are made…

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  • Photo of Report uncovers environmental impact of petrol tools

    Report uncovers environmental impact of petrol tools

    The UK’s most widely used petrol-powered outdoor power tools have been put to the test, as part of a new report published by EGO. Bringing together evidence, insight and expert opinion, ‘The Report’ uncovers the environmental impact of petrol-powered tools – and outlines consumer attitudes when it comes to tackling climate change. The research shows that more than 89% of tools used by councils in the UK are powered by petrol engines which collectively use more than 600,000L of fuel every year, and are used to maintain public spaces, parks and even school playing fields. When subject to emissions tests,…

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  • Photo of ECHO launches largest professional chainsaw

    ECHO launches largest professional chainsaw

    ECHO has introduced a new professional chainsaw, the CS-7310SX, which is the largest in the current range and features a low emission, premium-grade 73.5cc engine with an output of 4.1kW. A heavy-duty, rear handle chainsaw the CS-7310SX is part of the ECHO X Series which designates it as a best-in-class product and as such it’s packed with features designed to increase the productivity of the professional user. ECHO says they have built this for the many arborists and landscapers using these types of saws regularly to fell large trees. They add that the professional-grade ECHO 2-stroke engine is designed and…

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  • Photo of BLEC PBR150 makes the grade for landscape contractor Chemquad

    BLEC PBR150 makes the grade for landscape contractor Chemquad

    With two major soft-landscaping projects in the diary, the decision to purchase a Power Box Rake 150 (PBR150) from BLEC was a timely one for Worcester based contractors, Chemquad. Owner Tom Jennings estimates that the PBR’s ability to cultivate and grade even the most compacted ground saved one client almost £30,000, converting topsoil considered ‘unsalvageable’ into ground fit for seeding once again. Chemquad started out 21 years ago carrying out commercial weed spraying but now mainly undertake commercial landscaping projects large and small, for clients in and around the Midlands. “We have a couple of bits of BLEC kit on…

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  • Photo of Heming Engineering named as dealer for world’s first fully electric skid steer loader

    Heming Engineering named as dealer for world’s first fully electric skid steer loader

    Family-run Cotswold company Heming Engineering Ltd is showing the way in challenging times for the economy by being named as a dealer for the world’s first fully electric skid steer loader. The company – which has been in business for 52 years and is based in Willersey, near Broadway – is adding to its burgeoning sales portfolio by becoming sole dealer in five counties for the state-of-the-art Elise 900 loader made by Kovaco Electric Company, which is headquartered in Prague in the Czech Republic. The loader is 100 per cent electric, operates for more than eight hours on one charge…

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  • Photo of Weston Ground Maintenance settles on petrol over diesel with SCAG

    Weston Ground Maintenance settles on petrol over diesel with SCAG

    Weston Ground Maintenance has recently received its new 31HP petrol SCAG Turf Tiger 52 for carrying out the work that the company undertakes. Dave Bill, the owner, explained that a succession of machines over the years have come and gone and steadily he has built up a picture of his ideal machine and, when the time came for a new purchase and when he was disappointed with the service of one dealer, he took the advice of a friend in another grounds maintenance company who said “try SCAG – they’re bulletproof”. He had a machine demonstration by Dominic Mason; petrol…

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  • Photo of Get a free second battery with ECHO

    Get a free second battery with ECHO

    ECHO is offering a free second battery worth up to £199 when you buy a selected ECHO 58V kit of power tool, battery and charger. The offer is available on the ECHO 58V chainsaw (CS-58V4AH) where you get a free 4Ah second battery, and power blower (PLB-58V2AH), double-sided hedgetrimmer (HT-58V2AH) or trimmer (DST-58V2AH) with free second 2Ah battery when purchased with a battery and charger. There are lots of benefits with battery products, namely low noise, low vibration and low running costs combined with zero emissions when in use, plus they are easy to use, with no fuel and no…

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  • Photo of IVECO offers new payment options to help businesses

    IVECO offers new payment options to help businesses

    IVECO is offering six-months deferred payments with two new Hire Purchase options on Daily panel van and chassis cab range. Business users can now take advantage of low-rate 1.59% finance or offers starting from £350 per month. Available on all factory order or stock vehicles from within the award-winning Daily panel van and chassis cab range, vehicles must be ordered before 30 September and registered before 31 March 2021. Business users can upgrade their vehicle and enjoy a low interest rate of 1.59% with the option to defer their first payment for six months.* Also at the disposal of Britain’s…

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  • Photo of Shouting from the tree tops: The benefits of tree pits

    Shouting from the tree tops: The benefits of tree pits

    The specification of trees within an urban area can provide many benefits, from improving inhabitants’ mental and physical wellbeing, to filtering urban pollutants and aiding the offset of carbon emissions. However, the planting of trees within landscaped or paved exterior public spaces can also present a range of potential complications that must be considered at the very initial design stages. Here, Chris George, business development manager at Howe Green, explores the wide ranging benefits tree pits and tree grilles offer and the key elements specifiers should consider. Whilst the planting of trees in urban location can contribute to the reduction…

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  • Photo of Bobcat launches new range of excavators

    Bobcat launches new range of excavators

    Bobcat has launched its new R-Series of mini-excavators ranging from two to four tonne. The company says the range offers “a best-in-class mix of high digging forces, superb stability and smooth controllability of working functions complemented by low weights for easy transportation”. The new excavators – E26, E27z, E27, E34 and E35z – utilise newly developed flexible machine platforms that allow different configurations of models and specifications. Bobcat also says it has enhanced operator comfort and functionality. A new cab has been introduced across the whole of the R-Series range with improved entry/exit thanks to new ergonomic 3D handles and…

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  • Photo of Ground Control rail teams using ‘game changing’ high tech helmets

    Ground Control rail teams using ‘game changing’ high tech helmets

    In a UK first, Ground Control – the UK’s leading supplier of award-winning services – has deployed ‘game changing’ high-tech safety helmets for use in a rail environment. Working collaboratively with Network Rail’s Western Route Works Delivery team, Ground Control has purchased an initial batch of 40 Protos Integral helmets for workers doing essential maintenance work near rail lines. Costing over £500 each, the helmets were stress tested in the field, with workers successfully using the wireless Bluetooth system to communicate while using everyday noisy tools such as chainsaws, brushcutters and woodchippers. “As a national vegetation management contractor, we deliver…

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  • Photo of GGM partners with Roberine for commercial mowers

    GGM partners with Roberine for commercial mowers

    GGM Groundscare is delighted to announce a new partnership with Roberine, the world class Dutch manufacturer of self-propelling mowing machines. The company has a rich heritage in the ride on commercial mower sector and as the business prepares to celebrate its 20thanniversary at its headquarters in Colne, Lancashire, the move sees it return to its roots. Managing Director Chris Gibson explains more: “When the business was relocated to Colne back in 2000, we were suppliers of Kubota and Hayter Professional, which was subsequently bought out by Toro. We described the brands as the right and left legs of the business – the…

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  • Photo of Hayter Harrier celebrates 50th anniversary

    Hayter Harrier celebrates 50th anniversary

    The Harrier range, manufactured by Hayter, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020. Since launching its original model in 1970, the Harrier has won various accolades through the years, including the prestigious BAGMA award; in 1998 the Harrier was awarded the ‘Product of the Decade’ title, after a nationwide dealership vote. In 1960, the Hayter company was granted the Royal Warrant for the supply of machinery to HM Queen Elizabeth II, an honour that is still retained, 60 years later. Craig Hoare, sales and marketing manager at Hayter, says: “We are really excited to be celebrating 50 years of the…

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  • Photo of Exeter council using new kit to help city become carbon neutral

    Exeter council using new kit to help city become carbon neutral

    Parks staff in Exeter are moving away from traditional petrol-driven equipment and helping to reduce the city’s carbon footprint. It is investing in battery powered equipment such as hedge trimmers and leaf blowers. The plan is to introduce battery powered strimmers, chainsaws, mowers and pruning shears in the future.   The council is looking to be a carbon neutral city by 2030. Using battery powered equipment will help towards this and it is also cheaper to run, quieter and causes less vibration for the operator.   The public & green space team in Exeter currently have two battery powered hedge…

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  • Photo of A look at the D Turf Care System

    A look at the D Turf Care System

    SCH Supplies tells Pro Landscaper about its D Turf Care System.  The D Turf Care System comes with a variety of interchangeable attachments, from corers, slitters, aerators, sorrel rollers and more.This cost effective solution allows you to care for your grass in numerous ways, all in one machine. The robust frame has a category one three point linkage tractor mounting as standard, with other categories supplied upon request. A weight tray is incorporated in the design which gives the option to add up to 250kg of top weight to gain the desired penetration depth.This tray is also extremely useful for…

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