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    • ECHO CS-4510ES

      The new ECHO CS-4510ES

      The introduction of the new ECHO CS-4510ES is set the rival the top rear handle chainsaws. It comes equipped with a 45cc two-stroke stratified scavenging engine. The power-to-weight ratio makes it more powerful yet lighter than previous models. It offers a better output of 2.3kW and has a dry weight of just 5.0kg.   The Stage II emission compliant engine is one of ECHO’s new engine platforms. The two-stroke has a piston operated scavenging system. In this, a layer of fuel-free air comes between the burnt charge in the combustion chamber and the fresh charge in the crankcase. The buffer…

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    • multevo

      Multihog UK evolves into Multevo

      After 8 years of trading as Multihog UK Ltd, the UK distributor of Multihog products has now evolved to Multevo Limited. This comes as part of a rebranding initiative to continue to innovate to meet market demands.   Multihog UK Ltd, established in 2010, aiming to introduce the UK market to the Multihog tool carrier which was an unknown entity at that time.   Over eight years later, the company has six more Multihog models, with an endless amount of attachments. The firm now boasts a third of all councils are customers and at least 80% of airports and major…

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    • breast cancer care

      Help support Breast Cancer Care with Husqvarna pink Automower auction

      Husqvarna, is raising money for Breast Cancer Care this year, marking a third year of support for the charity. This month, the manufacturer has launched an online auction for a Pink Automower®, with the proceeds going to charity.   The auction for Husqvarna’s robotic lawnmower will run until 18 October. This gives potential bidders the chance to get involved and own their own robotic gardener whilst also raising money for a great cause.   Husqvarna is pioneering the robotic lawnmowing industry since 1995. It produces industry-leading robotic lawnmowers from its Newton Aycliffe which sell globally.   Staff in Newton Aycliffe…

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    • Stihl accessories

      Free STIHL accessories

      The STIHL chainsaw promotion is back by popular demand. Users can receive STIHL accessories worth up to £87 when purchasing selected cordless and petrol chainsaws.   The promotion runs until 14 December 2018. Any customer purchasing either a cordless MSA 160 C-BQ or MSA 200 C-BQ chainsaw, as well as a petrol powered MS 180 or MS 181, will receive a pair of clear contrast goggles, a filing kit and ADVANCE MS Ergo gloves, free of charge.   Purchasing the petrol powered MS 211, MS 231 or the MS 251 saws will gift customers with ADVANCE MS Ergo gloves, a…

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    • john deere dealer

      John Deere dealer changes

      John Deere dealer Winchester Garden Machinery Ltd has decided to relinquish its professional golf & turf business at the end of October 2018. This is while retaining Deere’s full homeowner equipment franchise. Neighbouring dealers Farol Ltd and Hunt Forest Group will share WGM’s existing professional sales area of responsibility. Farol’s Midhurst outlet covering West Sussex and Surrey and Hunt Forest Group at Chilbolton taking on Hampshire.   Winchester Garden Machinery has been supplying garden and grass care machinery since 1969. It will continue to trade as a main John Deere dealer for homeowners, specialising in walk-behind mowers and lawn tractors.…

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    • silent city

      Takeaways from the Silent City environmental conference

      Silent City, now in its fourth year, is a two-day conference held by leading equipment manufacturer Husqvarna. It focuses on the environmental impact that green spaces and landscaping has on the environment. The two days aim to inform attendees of how this can be reduced through best practice and cutting-edge equipment.   This year’s event was in Hamburg, Germany. A forward-thinking place, Hamburg is the first German city to ban older diesel cars and has green space conservation as a priority, making it a fitting location for the Silent City conference. Day 1 Day one began with talks from the World…

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    • Innovation Award

      SALTEX Innovation Award 2018

      SALTEX plays host to the most technologically advanced-equipment showcase in grounds management. After making its debut last year, the SALTEX Innovation Award is back for 2018 and visitors will get the chance to see every entry at the show.   Here is a snapshot of some of the exciting entries:   Sherriff Amenity – PrecisionPro. A dedicated spots turf app designed to help users measure, calibrate and apply granular products. Lantra – Integrated Weed Management. The latest training course added to Lantra’s Pest & Weed Management suite of training and qualifications. Trimax Mowing Systems – the Snake S2. A rotary,…

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    • SURE-Trak

      GreenMech launch SURE-Trak System at APF 2018

      GreenMech will use APF 2018 to launch their next generation SURE-Trak System. 2018 will see further improvements to the SAFE-Trak19-28 woodchipper’s stability and performance.   For occasions with uncomfortable ground undulations, or differing levels between the two tracks. The GreenMech SURE-Trak System option for the SAFE-Trak 19-28 ensures that both challenges can be safely overcome.   The independent pivoting track assemblies allow each track to maintain contact with the ground. This is while the contours, to provide a surer footprint and improved stability.   Furthermore, the pivoting track System allows safe traversing of slopes in excess of 35 degrees. Its…

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    • grandstand mower

      Toro introduces new Grandstand Mower

      Toro has announces the launch of the new 36” (91cm) and 48” (122cm) Grandstand mower (models 74540TE and 74542TE). The new stand-on models have enhanced features and accessories including rear discharge and a recycler kit.   The Toro Grandstand combines the speed and comfort of a zero-turn mower with the benefits of a professional walk-behind. Fast and manoeuvrable, the productive mower ensures the user can cover maximum area in minimal time. The cushioned suspension, rear discharge deck and twin-levered steering controls also make mowing easier.   The Grandstand 36” and 48” both feature a fold-up operator platform. This allows the…

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    • electric trucks

      Paneltex launches new range of 7.5t electric trucks with Magtec

      At Cenex-LCV 2018, the UK low carbon vehicle event held at Milbrook last week, Paneltex announced the launch of its new production range of Magtec powered 7.5 tonne electric trucks. These feature three models covering parcel carrier, caged tipper and refrigerated box body.   The company has spent 10 years developing its electric truck range, with support from several key customers. Paneltex announced that it is going into series production of these 7.5 tonne electric trucks in conjunction with Magtec.   The new truck is based on the standard Isuzu N75 7.5t chassis cab with a 3815m wheelbase. The Paneltex…

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    • timbersports

      British team named for Stihl TIMBERSPORTS World Championship

      Team GB aim to make most of home advantage in the Stihl TIMBERSPORTS World Championship, which takes place at Echo Arena Liverpool on 19 – 20 October. British champion Elgan Pugh teams up with fellow countrymen Glen Penlington, David Thomas and Andrew Evans. Craig Golder is in reserve. This is the first time the UK has hosted the Stihl TIMBERSPORTS World Championship. Stihl TIMBERSPORTS is an international extreme sports competition series. It involves athletes sawing, slicing and chopping wood at speed, using axes and saws. The World Championship will see the best athletes from more than 20 nations around the…

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    • toro finance

      Four Toro finance schemes with ten ways to purchase

      Reesink Turfcare’s four Toro finance schemes offering ten ways to pay launched last year and are back again.   Reesink national sales manager Jeff Anguige explains the reason for its success: “The schemes allow customers to turn one new Toro machine into a fleet for the same year’s budget. Instead of buying one machine with your annual machinery replacement budget you put it towards a fleet. It’s the cost-effective way to get the latest and best quality machinery you need, now. Plus, you get more of what you need for less.”   All four schemes, which comprises Toro Triple Finance…

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    • pellenc

      Pellenc choose SALTEX to launch new range of tools

      Pellenc has chosen SALTEX 2018 to launch a new range of battery-powered hand tools on stand E055.   Full details are being kept secret until the show opens on 31 October at the NEC Birmingham. However, there will be three new products joining the portfolio.   Pellenc is a forerunner when it comes to lithium-ion technology and high efficiency ‘brushless’ motors. The bran has established itself as a top choice in the ‘zero emission’ professional power tools market. The two technologies makes it possible to eliminate direct emission of greenhouse gases. That, plus significantly reduce noise and vibration. It meets…

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    • eco-friendly weed killer

      Burleys star in eco-friendly weed killer video

      Burleys, who use eco-friendly weed killer on a commercial basis, plays a role in a new video promoting the benefits of the Foamstream system.   The six-minute video features organisations from the USA, Canada, France, Germany and Sweden – as well as the UK. They have switched to using the herbicide free hot foam treatment. This is both effective and safe to use around watercourses and children’s play areas.   The Foamstream system, created by Weedingtech, is enjoying a massive surge in popularity. This comes as local councils search for green alternatives to chemical treatments.   Interviewees include: A French…

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    • fuel

      Government could increase ethanol content in fuel – here’s the potential affect on machinery

      BALI’s technical officer Owen Baker takes a closer look at the future of fuel. In particular, petrol, and what we must consider as the UK government decides on ethanol concentration in fuel. This is then considered by the lasting ramifications on landscaping machinery. BALI investigates.   We rely heavily on petrol as a fuel source, but often give it little thought… until it runs out.  Most of us don’t think twice about what we put in the tank when we’re rushing to get work done or thinking of the next site visit.  After all, it all comes from the same hole…

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    • isuzu

      Isuzu Grafter Green prove to be the ‘smart’ choice

      Midlands sister companies Smart Cut Ltd and TFN Landscapes purchase a further 10 of the latest Isuzu Grafter Green 3.5 tonne rigids. These are joining the 40-strong combined vehicle fleet on a progressive basis from May to October this year. The Isuzu N35.125 Grafter Green rigids represent over 35% of the Smart Cut and TFN fleets. According to Smart Cut and TFN, their aim is to become an exclusively Isuzu fleet by the end of 2019. “Our initial attraction to Isuzu came from the payload. An impressive 7 tonne GTW Grafter as a result of its 3.5tonne gross towing capacity. This…

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    • ppe

      Understanding PPE for landscaping professionals

      Harriet Orme from personal protective equipment (PPE) experts Zoro talks to Pro Landscaper about the importance of PPE for landscaping professionals.   For landscapers whose job involves a lot of manual labour, it’s crucial to protect workers from harm. The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (1992) require precautionary measures in place.   Although other measures are available, landscapers should always have relevant PPE for the job they’re doing. It isn’t always clear what PPE is necessary however, so the following should assist you:   How will PPE help landscapers? When working in such a demanding industry,PPE must be available…

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    • irrigation systems

      Peter Longman on Irrigation Systems

      Effective irrigation systems, technology and practice provide a major contribution to water conservation, Peter Longman, Northen Europe Landscape Area Manager, Rain Bird Europe tells us more. We sometimes take the availability of water for granted. Yet the heatwave of summer 2018, with its threat of hose pipe bans, reminds us not to be complacent. We need to take measures to combat the fact that water is not the abundant resource it would appear to be. Around 97% of all the earth’s water is saltwater, 2% is held in snow and icebergs and only 1% is freshwater  – the only portion currently…

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    • Makita

      Makita UK teams up with BALI again for SALTEX 2018

      The Makita UK stand will showcase the ever-growing garden machinery range suitable for professional landscaping contractors, groundsmen and forestry workers.The BALI Zone features and promotes leading BALI registered affiliate and contractor members.  Also confirmed for this year are Boningale Nurseries, Green-tech, British Sugar TOPSOIL, EverEdge and YMCA Training. “We are really looking forward to returning to the BALI Zone at this year’s Saltex and to be teaming up with other leading names in the landscaping industry,” says Mark Earles, Business Development Manager, Makita UK.  “There will be a focus on our expanding cordless range but visitors will be able to…

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    • PSD Groundscare

      Tackling lawn damage during a heatwave

      Most people are enjoying the hot weather we’ve had over the past few months, but for our industry it is proving to be a problem with lawn damage. As much as we don’t want to moan about the weather the combination of high temperatures and drought has caused a lot of plant grass to die off. PSD Groundscare offers their advice on how to manage your lawn in this weather with the ELIET DZC600. How to tackle Lawn damage?      There are many options to offer a quick solution with a well thought out renovation plan, these include: Clean the lawn:…

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    • stihl

      STIHL enhances battery offering

      STIHL has launched a new generation of PRO 36V batteries. These offer higher battery capacity and a new orange design for increased visibility.   Both the AP 100 and AP 200 are direct replacements of the current versions. Both will allow for up to 25% more run time when used in conjunction with STIHL PRO Cordless tools.   Even with increased capacity of the new batteries, both remain the same weight as their current versions. AP 100 weighing 0.8kg and the AP 200 at 1.2kg. This ensures professionals can use STIHL tools for longer without the extra weight.   The…

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    • pellenc

      Pellenc battery power embraced by major corporation

      Places for People, one of the UK’s largest property management companies, has reported a number of significant benefits since investing in a large fleet of Pellenc battery powered equipment. Places for People has over 50 years’ experience in delivering and maintaining large-scale, multi-phased, mixed-tenure developments and regeneration projects. Their ethos is to create sustainable communities which people are proud to call home and that applies to every aspect – whether it be housing, green spaces or communal areas. Places for People Landscapes responsible for the maintenance of properties and grounds from Newcastle in the North to Portsmouth in the South,…

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    • simon tullett

      Simon Tullett obituary 1948 – 2018

      It is very sad to report that, in this personality-led industry, one of the well known names has left us. Simon Tullett, founder of STM Co Ltd of Warwickshire – well known as the suppliers of SCAG equipment – died in hospital recently. He had had health problems for a couple of years and was awaiting heart surgery, but sadly succumbed to kidney failure. It is very touching that, once indications came about that things were really not good, the hospital assisted in the arrangements for a wedding blessing to take place at his bedside for the marriage of his…

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    • potential

      Helping young potential with Kubota and PACCAR Scout Camp partnership

      Kubota UK has joined forces with PACCAR Scout Camp, a charity funded organisation dedicated to helping young people achieve their physical, intellectual and social potential. PACCAR Scout Camp, located in Buckinghamshire, provides a fun and exciting camping experience for youth organisations, including Scouts, Guides and school groups. Visitors have the opportunity to experience an assortment of activities, from abseiling and archery, to climbing, high ropes and bushcraft. The Japanese manufacturer is working in partnership with PACCAR Scout Camp as part of its on-going initiative to support charities that are focused not only on improving the prosperous life of humans, but…

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    • allett

      Allett introduce new C27 cylinder mower

      Allett Mowers have introduce a new 27” cylinder mower to their professional mower range. The Allett C27 is an addition to the professional the ‘Quick Cartridge’ options that make these mowers, essentially eight machines in one. Powered by the Honda GX200 engine, the 27” cylinder cutting system comes with substantial front and rear rollers. The six bladed cylinder produces 111 cuts per metre (101 cuts/yard) while the eight blade will give you 148 cuts per metre (135cuts/yard) irrespective of forward speed. It also features handle-mounted levers for drive and cartridge engagement and the adjustable handlebars have anti-vibration mountings. Together with…

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