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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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    • multiengine

      STIHL upgrades MultiEngine offering

      Adding to its range of MultiSystem tools, STIHL has unveiled the new MM 56 MultiEngine suitable for a wide range of tasks in lawn maintenance, soil cultivation and surface cleaning. Replacing the MM 55, the new MM 56 delivers more power and torque thanks to the upgraded 2-Mix engine, providing that little bit extra when needed. STIHL 2-Mix technology also offers higher efficiency and lower emissions, rendering it more economical than its predecessor. Supplied with a wheel kit as standard, the MM 56 is compatible with the extensive range of existing attachments and is suitable for a host of different…

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    • ransomes

      Ransomes chosen for Palace Gardens

      Blenheim Palace, located in Oxfordshire, has taken delivery of a Ransomes MP495 cylinder mower to maintain its prestigious gardens. Delivered by local dealer The Turney Group, this purchase is a continuation of the long-standing relationship between Ransomes, The Turney Group and Blenheim Palace. Blenheim Palace is the principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough, and the only non-royal English country house to hold the title of ‘palace’. The Palace was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and welcomes around 800,000 visitors every year. Hilary Wood, Head of Gardens at Blenheim Palace, manages a team of 10 full-time and…

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    • swift

      Major upgrades for Swift Roller Mowers

      Already renowned for their low maintenance and durable machinery, Major Equipment has announced a series of upgrades to their tractor mounted Swift Roller Mowers. These mowers are available in working widths from 1.9m to 5.4m. Built light to allow them to be used on smaller compact tractors, there is no compromise on strength with the use of Strenx™ 700 MC high-yield steel, which is stronger than steel traditionally used in machinery. Now the mower bodies are galvanised using zinc hot-dip galvanisation for added protection from harsh exterior conditions. Hot-dip coating of the metal doubles the life span compared with painting…

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    • innovation

      Landscaping product innovation from student competition

      A compact balcony hook shelf, children’s planters, an ergonomic gardening multi-tool and a hydroponic aquarium which combines a planter are some of the ingenious, innovation ideas that students came up with in a national competition to design a modern gardening product. The students, from universities around the UK and Ireland, have been praised for their ingenuity in coming up with fresh angles for new gardening products – and in particular for thinking creatively about those with little more than a balcony or a window box to play with. They were the finalists in the 2018 Design Innovation in Plastics award…

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    • IMPACT

      Pro Landscaper small project BIG IMPACT Awards prize list announced

      Entering the small project BIG IMPACT Awards has a host of benefits. First and foremost, the winners will receive extensive coverage within Pro Landscaper magazine, giving both designers and contractors a huge boost in reputation. With the awards being held at FutureScape, the UK’s biggest landscaping exhibition, networking and exposure will be incredibly high for any winners or shortlisted entrants as well. If industry-wide praise and recognition for your project wasn’t enough to make you enter the first small project BIG IMPACT Awards, then there’s more! Pro Landscaper has partnered with some of the biggest business and industry brands to…

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    • record

      Ground Control smash winter maintenance record of gritting visits

      Specialist external maintenance and commercial landscaping company Ground Control has carried out a record breaking number of gritting visits this winter season. The company made 325,000 visits during the winter months to make roads and estates safe this winter, smashing their previous record of 221,000. The exciting news follows some of the harshest conditions the UK has seen in years, with storms, heavy snow and freezing temperatures continuing well into April. Richard Johnson, director of Winter Maintenance at Ground Control, said: “Reliable, effective gritting services are absolutely vital in adverse weather conditions – and with storms like the ‘Beast from…

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    • backpack

      New Stihl Backpack Batteries put to the test by Conquest Creative Spaces

      Pro Landscaper has teamed up with Conquest Creative Spaces and Stihl to bring you the rising landscaping company’s verdict on the kit manufacturers latest backpack batteries and kit. The first products to be tested in this segment are the AR 2000 and the AR 3000 backpack batteries. Each of these are high capacity lithium-ion battery packs, with light indicators to monitor power level, connection cables with AP adapters and harness with lap belt and central buckle. Everyday Use After several weeks of use, managing director Ross Conquest gives us his opinion on these backpack batteries. “They’re very comfortable – ideal…

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    • contractors

      GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July

      GreenBlue Urban announces the launch of the next generation Soil cell solution RootSpace 400. The GreenBlue Urban RootSpace® system is in essence, a soil support system for urban tree planting – designed for maximum uncompacted soil and rooting volume, is utility friendly with economic freight and industry leading strength characteristics. To celebrate the launch, GreenBlue Urban are inviting key contractors to their headquarters in Bodiam, East Sussex on Wednesday 4 July 2018 for a contractors day. Visitors will assist in a trial tree pit to discover first-hand how easy RootSpace is to put together with each stage identified in installing a…

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    • butler

      Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions

      We asked you, the readers of Pro Landscaper to send in your questions concerning all elements of the landscaping industry. This week, we speak with Sean Butler of Cube 1994, to help tackle some of the biggest questions in landscaping today. What is best to do if a client is unhappy with an installation that cannot be altered? This simply comes down to communication. The client and the contractor should be communicating on a regular basis and this scenario should never happen. I believe that everything can be altered it’s just who is going to pay? If it’s too expensive…

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    • workwear

      Stihl expands Workwear range

      STIHL has expanded its range of high-visibility workwear that offers professionals the very best in comfort and mobility. The new lightweight MS Protect cut protective high-visibility jacket and trousers -both available in different sizes – provide professionals with freedom of movement, and are ideal for a range of applications including arb, forestry and landscaping work. The Protect MS jacket comes with two chest pockets as well as an outlet opening for harnesses on the back. The elbows and shoulders feature thorn protection and breathable ADVANCE cut protection has been included in the chest, shoulder, arm and stomach areas for improved…

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    • greenfingers

      New Etesia fleet for Greenfingers

      Greenfingers, based in Midlothian, Scotland, have renewed their fleet of Etesia groundcare equipment by purchasing 14 Pro 46 PHCS pedestrian mowers and a Buffalo 100 BPHP ride-on mower. Established in 1991, Greenfingers offers professional garden and grounds maintenance and commercial soft landscaping throughout the Lothians, Borders and Fife. The contractor has been relying on a wide range of Etesia equipment for a number of years, and proprietor Jason McCran revealed how it all started. “I had initially heard of Etesia through press articles in trade magazines – there were always good reviews and people seemed to rate them highly. That…

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    • cocker

      Darlington’s Cocker Beck receives TLC from Husqvarna

      Employees from Husqvarna, dedicated their working day on 11 June to the area around Darlington’s Cocker Beck giving it a much-needed makeover. The area, which was chosen by Husqvarna staff to benefit from its Husqvarna Loves Parks initiative, quickly saw an improvement as a total of 28 volunteers got hands on in clearing the area. Husqvarna outdoor power tools, including riders, chainsaws and brushcutters were put to the test, as specially trained staff members got to work in clearing the debris. A park bench which previously hadn’t been seen for five years due to overgrown grassland was unearthed and brought back…

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    • makita

      Makita launch two BL LXT Linetrimmers and Dual-Purpose Grass Shears

      Makita continues to expand the inventory of cordless tools designed for the professional grounds maintenance industry, adding new technical features and improving performance. The new Makita DUR189Z 18v LXT linetrimmer, which replaces the popular DUR184L model, has a 240 watt output Brushless motor providing capacity to run the head at three selected speed settings. Having the motor at the drive head improves the balance of the machine and eliminates the loss of power through the traditional drive shaft where the motor is at the operator end of the machine. The DUR189Z linetrimmer has the benefit of the innovative Automatic Torque…

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    • hart

      Kubota UK appoints David Hart as new managing director

      With over 28 years of leadership experience, David Hart brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the agricultural and construction industries. After graduating with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, David started his career in agricultural construction & grounds care equipment at Ben Burgess & Co. In 1990 he joined John Deere and after several sales and marketing roles, became the division manager for commercial and consumer equipment in 2004, managing both sales and marketing for turf and utility equipment (homeowner, commercial and golf). David built a strong commercial track record in sales and marketing for the UK and Ireland…

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    • wheelbarrow

      Makita’s powered wheelbarrow put into action on Landform Consultants’ Gold winning gardens

      The Makita 18v LXT Brushless power-assisted wheelbarrow has taken some of the back-breaking labour out of Landform Consultants inspirational garden builds at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Mark Gregory, managing director of award winning Landform Consultants Limited, together with his talented team, designed The Welcome to Yorkshire Garden in Main Avenue. It was justifiably awarded the Gold & Best Construction medals as well as winning the People’s Choice Award. Landform also designed and constructed The Seedlip Garden in the Space to Grow area of the Show which was awarded a cosseted Gold medal. “Chelsea garden show builds are always…

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    • harness

      Pellenc introduce the 1200 battery and harness to the UK market

      The new Pellenc ULiB 1200 battery and harness has entered the UK market with battery life increased by 20% compared to the to the ULiB1100 battery. Pellenc is exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Etesia UK. The ULiB 1200 battery meets all of the professional requirements in terms of performance, comfort and technology, and offers increased autonomy of up to 20% – up to five hours of work with the most energy-consuming Pellenc tools in the range. The new harness associated with the ULiB 1200 battery reduces the risk of musculoskeletal disorders considerably by a better distribution of…

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    • irrigation

      Battery powered irrigation controller introduced by Rain Bird

      In many situations a standard mains powered irrigation controller cannot be used or is impractical. This includes applications where power is unavailable or hard landscaping make it is impossible or too costly to run mains cable. Alternatively, there may be instances where only a temporary solution is needed. Rain Bird’s new 9v WPX battery operated irrigation controller is ideal for all such situations and the company says it is a more versatile and user friendly solution than many other similar battery or mains controllers. IP 68 compliant, 100 percent water and dust proof, the WPX is fully submersible and ideal…

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    • gardena

      The GARDENA combisystem takes itself to the next level

      The GARDENA combisystem has a successful history that spans more than 40 years and includes everything a passionate gardener needs, from cultivating soil in vegetable and flowerbeds to tidying garden paths or cleaning fallen leaves. The range has been updated for 2018 with new product features, which makes it even better than before. The GARDENA combisystem is a clever system that combines different handles with various tool attachments to ensure that all garden tasks are possible. For 2018, GARDENA has made some improvements to the attachment tools for the telescope applications of the GARDENA combisystem to make handling even better…

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    • offers

      Etesia announce new special offers

      Etesia UK has announced huge savings on selected models in its Duocut range of green technology battery-powered pedestrian mowers with spring and summer offers. The revolution in battery powered equipment continues to sweep through the groundscare industry and it is easy to see why – no emissions, low noise, low vibration, easy operation, reduced risk of fuel spills and fires, and much, much lower maintenance requirements. Etesia UK was one of the first manufacturers to bring battery powered equipment to the marketplace, which enabled professional users to work for a full day on a single charge. As it stands, the…

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