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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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  • Photo of Husqvarna launches two new battery-powered brushcutters

    Husqvarna launches two new battery-powered brushcutters

    Husqvarna have announced the launch of two new powerful battery-powered brushcutters. Increased levels of productivity are available for professionals when using the Husqvarna 535iRX or 535iRXT, thanks to the Husqvarna-developed high torque motor, large cutting diameter and effective anti-vibration system.   The new Husqvarna 535iRX and 535iRXT brushcutters are part of the 500-series product range and offer Husqvarna’s first anti-vibration system on a battery brushcutter. This feature further reduces strain on the user allowing for smoother operation during extended hours of use. These products are also equipped with a new user interface, allowing the user a constant view of the…

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  • Photo of Government responds to petition to stamp out tool theft

    Government responds to petition to stamp out tool theft

    Today ( 28/10/19) the Government has responded to a petition to ‘stamp out tool theft with the introduction of tighter regulation & greater fines‘ which currently has over 30,220 signatures.    The Government responded by saying:   “The Theft Act 1968 includes robust measures for dealing with crimes of theft and handling stolen goods, including tool theft. The Act provides a maximum penalty of seven years’ imprisonment for theft and a maximum penalty of fourteen years’ imprisonment for handling stolen goods.   Also, the act provides powers to tackle the threat of people going equipped to steal, with a maximum…

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  • Photo of New Husqvarna battery mower series offers a robust option for professionals

    New Husqvarna battery mower series offers a robust option for professionals

    Husqvarna extends its range of battery walk behind lawnmowers with the new Husqvarna LB 548i and LC 551iV. The new mowers will have dual batteries, a robust aluminium deck with cooling effect and the possibility to fit a bracket for an additional battery. Being all electric and equipped with a 1500W cutting motor, both mowers boast all the sustainability benefits of battery while the built in PowerBoost™ technology offers power equivalent to petrol when needed.   The new mowers have been designed to offer professional users a reliable and robust product with an aluminum deck and heavy-duty commercial powerhead. The…

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  • Photo of VIDEO: Conservation and habitat management at WWT Wetlands Slimbridge with Kubota

    VIDEO: Conservation and habitat management at WWT Wetlands Slimbridge with Kubota

    Nathan Dixon, Grounds Manager at WWT Wetlands Slimbridge and John Creedon, WWT’s Corporate Relations Manager talk through the organisations Kubota machinery. The fleet includes a G26-II ride-on mower and M Series tractor which are used for day-to-day duties required to ensure that its sites balance the duel requirements of conservation and habitat management. Find out more about the Kubota range

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  • Photo of PSD Groundscare bring innovative landscaping solutions to Saltex

    PSD Groundscare bring innovative landscaping solutions to Saltex

    PSD Groundscare are giving visitors to Saltex the opportunity to view a fantastic range of innovative, time-saving solutions to assist with a host of landscaping requirements including the launch of the next evolution in green waste shredding from innovative Belgium manufacturer Eliet, that follows the proven Eliet shredding principle and gives improved functionality and performance.   Showcasing on the stand will be a range of high-quality machinery to manage the challenge of long grass and banks mowing. Including the New Taurus 2-wheel tractor with optional remote control functionality from innovative German manufacturer Koppl. This addition to the range is popular…

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  • Photo of Gateshead council trial battery powered machinery

    Gateshead council trial battery powered machinery

    Council workers in Gateshead have been trialling new electrically-powered machinery – in a bid not to wake the neighbours.   Work on the central reservation and verges on the A184 Askew Road was able to start from 4.00am.   The busy dual carriageway which links the Redheugh Bridge with the A1 has housing close by and the council was concerned that the noise of grass cutting and other horticultural machinery so early in the morning might disturb local residents.   Instead of using the normal petrol-powered equipment, workers will be using a range of electrically-powered machinery currently on trial with…

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  • Photo of New regulations on the import of forestry machinery

    New regulations on the import of forestry machinery

    From 1st September 2019, machinery or vehicles that have been used for agricultural or forestry purposes will be subject to plant health regulations when imported from any third country. Importers must ensure that machinery or vehicles of this kind are accompanied by an official statement such as a phytosanitary certificate, detailing that they have been cleaned and are free from soil and plant debris. The requirements do not apply to new machinery and vehicles. All plant health import inspections of controlled agriculture and forestry machinery and vehicles landing in England and Wales will be performed by Animal and Plant Health…

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  • Photo of Glasgow Botanic Gardens now home to two robotic lawnmowers

    Glasgow Botanic Gardens now home to two robotic lawnmowers

    Glasgow Botanic Gardens is the latest high profile location in the UK to introduce Husqvarna Automower® to its maintenance process. It joins a growing number of places which are adopting robotic lawnmowing technology. Glasgow Botanic Gardens, located in the West End of Glasgow and managed by Glasgow City Council, covers 50 acres and is renowned internationally for its architecturally outstanding glasshouse, tropical plant collections and rose gardens. To add to the already impressive location, Glasgow City Council has recently installed two Husqvarna Automower® robotic lawn mowers, to ensure year-round results are delivered to the Garden’s lawns. The battery-powered robotic lawnmowers…

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  • Photo of Ransomes TR320 provides the perfect balance of power, manoeuvrability and cut quality

    Ransomes TR320 provides the perfect balance of power, manoeuvrability and cut quality

    Ransomes tells Pro Landscaper about the TR320. The Ransomes TR320 triplex cylinder mower has been designed for many uses across the sports turf industry including rugby, football, cricket outfields, parks and gardens.   Cutting these areas requires a mower that offers strength, longevity, durability and a high-precision cut and with these features combined with the industry’s narrowest transport width, the TR320 is the perfect multi-area cylinder mower.   The industry leading machine uses a powerful 24.8hp Kubota diesel engine that sits transversely in the chassis enhancing the low centre of gravity and helping even weight distribution between the wheels. These…

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  • Photo of VIDEO: How Merchant Taylor’s School use their expansive fleet of Kubota machinery

    VIDEO: How Merchant Taylor’s School use their expansive fleet of Kubota machinery

    Find out how Merchant Taylor’s School use their expansive fleet of Kubota machinery to maintain the large areas of ground. Find out more about the Kubota groundcare range here  

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  • Photo of Robotic mowers revive lawns at Hatfield House

    Robotic mowers revive lawns at Hatfield House

    Hertfordshire’s Hatfield House has deployed a number of robotic lawnmowers over the past year in order to maintain the property’s lawns. Head gardener Andrew Turvey saw an opportunity last year to galvanise the gardens of the Jacobean property, which was built in 1611 by Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I. Following a Husqvarna demo day in North London organised by dealer RT Machinery, he chose to install Husqvarna Automower®. Andrew tested two Husqvarna Automower® products on the north side of Hatfield House, a location which was challenging for the grounds team to maintain…

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  • Photo of VIDEO: Kubota professional grounds maintenance

    VIDEO: Kubota professional grounds maintenance

    Head Groundsman Lee Evans and ex Wales and British & Irish Lions captain, Sam Warburton, talks about the importance of good pitch maintenance. Find out more about the Kubota ground care range and latest promotions click here.   

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  • Photo of Kubota UK announces appointment of two new dealer managers

    Kubota UK announces appointment of two new dealer managers

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  • Photo of Considerations for landscape irrigation

    Considerations for landscape irrigation

    Peter Longman, Rain Bird’s northern Europe landscape area manager talks to Pro Landscaper about considerations for landscape irrigation.  Irrigation technology is likely to play an increasingly important role in ensuring that water is used to maximum effect in the commercial landscaping, sports turf , residential and golf markets. With efficient irrigation products and practices, it is possible to reduce water consumption by 25% or more without having to give up the plants, trees and gardens that add so much to the landscape. A fundamental requirement is to know the soil type involved as this is a factor in determining how…

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  • Photo of Green-tech and gt Specifier assist York City Council

    Green-tech and gt Specifier assist York City Council

    Green-tech and gt Specifier have assisted York City Council with urban landscaping in the town centre. York City Council is in the process of regenerating parts of the Shambles in Roman city York in North Yorkshire – Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma gate, Walmgate and Fossgate. The direction of traffic was recently changed along Fossgate to reduce the volume and the area was overhauled, including relaying the road surface and repaving the York stone paths, widening the footpaths, and introducing street furniture and tree planting. It is hoped this will make the area more pleasing to the residents and attract more visitors to the…

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  • Photo of Water Garden Ltd wins Otterbine Contractor of the Year 2018

    Water Garden Ltd wins Otterbine Contractor of the Year 2018

    Portsmouth based family business Water Garden Ltd has won Reesink Turfcare UK’s Otterbine Contractor of the Year award. The company achieved the highest Otterbine sales figures for 2018 thanks to its knowledge of the product, belief in the brand and support from Otterbine and its UK distributor Reesink Turfcare. Andy Staves, managing director of Water Garden Ltd, says: “We were delighted to hear we’d won the award as the whole team has been working really hard this last year. We pride ourselves on having an expert group of staff who have a deep technical understanding of all the products we…

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  • Photo of LEGUAN 135 Neo

    LEGUAN 135 Neo

    Leguan Lifts is releasing a new access platform – the Leguan 135 Neo, which is Leguan’s most user-friendly platform to date. All key operations are made with a single joystick, which allows multiple boom operations to be made simultaneously. The platform is equipped with both automatic, and manual levelling. The automatic levelling is made simple, since all this operation requires is a single push of a button. The automatic levelling function operates seamlessly on sloped surfaces as well. Leguan’s in-house designed automatic outreach control system measures the cage load and the maximum outreach is dependent on this automation. Taking the…

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