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    • timberwolf

      Timberwolf launches new variable tracked chipper at the ARB Show 2018

      Timberwolf will be launching their new TW 280TVGTR at the ARB Show on 11 and 12 May 2018 at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum. The TW 280TVGTR features Timberwolf’s renowned TW 280 performance with the ability to move the tracks in and out, raise the height of the machine off the ground and alter the angle. The Wolftrack® variable tracking system features heavy-duty twin arms supporting each track, with dynamic control over track width, ground clearance and machine tilt angle, giving greater control, particularly whilst navigating uneven and sloping ground up to 35 degrees. The extra-wide feed funnel and open top section combine…

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    • brugge

      STM and Espritt obtain prestigious order for City of Brugge  

      If you think of Brugge you almost immediately conjure up pictures of their spectacular waterway system. But they do have grass as well. This is the first season with STM/SCAG machinery being represented by Espritt, our new dealership in Belgium, their Dirk Allard has already obtained a prestigious order for ten SWZ pedestrian machines for maintaining the grass areas in the historic and beautiful city of Brugge. This is a very good order to have received, not only as it reflects well on Dirk and Espritt, but as it also puts the familiar orange SCAG machinery out and about in…

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    • hayter

      Hayter and Toro offer incentive for National Gardening Week

      To celebrate National Gardening Week, global leader in turf care maintenance, Toro, and landscaping industry experts, Hayter, are offering a number of exclusive offers to budding gardeners throughout the country. National Gardening Week, launched by the Royal Horticultural Society, takes place 30 April – 6 May and encourages gardeners across the UK to share their love of gardening. Throughout the week, various events will be taking place to commemorate the occasion from workshops to grand garden tours. Christopher Cooper, product marketing manager at Hayter and Toro said: “Thousands of people across the country will express their passion for gardening during National Gardening…

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    • hunts

      Hunts Engineering celebrating double milestone

      Hunts Engineering Ltd is celebrating a double milestone this year after reaching its 10th anniversary in business and its first year working in partnership with Kubota UK. To celebrate these key milestones, the Midlands-based tractor and groundcare dealer recently held a special two-day event at its premises in Shipton-on-Stour, welcoming over 250 customers through its doors. Visitors to the open days had the opportunity to see Kubota’s complete range of market leading groundcare solutions, with machinery experts from Hunts Engineering and Kubota UK on-hand to help and answer any questions and queries. A number of live demonstrations also took place…

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    • grille

      GreenBlue Urban announce new Tree Grille

      GreenBlue Urban have announced that they are bringing a brand-new tree grille to market. Named SettStone, the precast grille measures 1200mm square manufactured from permeable materials therefore is SuDS compatible by remining highly porous. The high strength grille can be used in trafficked areas is simple to assemble and will complement projects with its urban grey design. For more information: https://www.greenblue.com/gb/products/settstone-precast-tree-grille/

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    • chainsaw

      The chainsaw of the future

      The new STIHL MS 500i is the world’s first chainsaw with electronic fuel injection and a never-before achieved power-to-weight ratio. With the MS 500i, STIHL presents the world’s first standard chainsaw with electronically controlled fuel injection, consolidating its position as a technology leader. The STIHL injection technology (i) not only provides the chainsaw of the future with incredible torque, but also ensures rapid acceleration of the saw chain from 0 to 100 km/h in just 0.25 seconds. Thanks to the intelligent lightweight design, the MS 500i is also has the best ever power-to-weight ratio – 1.24 kilograms per kilowatt, an…

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    • Kinley launches new online resource for innovative landscape architectural solutions

      Kinley has launched a new website www.kinley.co.uk, designed to give designers, architects and specifiers of landscape environments, including parks, roof terraces, podium gardens and public realm areas, the product information required to create outstanding places for people to enjoy. One of the biggest, and most common, aggravations that architects experience is a poorly designed manufacturers website, and not being able to find the information they require. Kinley have listened and responded with a sharp, responsive platform giving designers the support they need to achieve designs they’re proud of. “The newly launched website contains a plethora of valuable resources including datasheets,…

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    • pellenc

      Pellenc awarded for factory transformation

      Following transformation of its state of the art factory in Pertuis, France, the Pellenc group has been presented with the Industry Showcase of the Future award. Since the Pellenc group was created in 1973, the company has based its development on a policy of constant innovation. The group’s ability to be able to anticipate changes in its markets has led to the registering of 1081 patents – winning numerous awards for the excellence of its products. A forerunner when it comes to lithium-ion technology, Pellenc has established itself in the “Zero Emission” professional power tools market. The company has seen…

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    • robotic

      The Eden Project hires a new robotic gardener

      Popular visitor destination, the Eden Project, has added a new member to its horticultural team this spring. Husqvarna Automower®, a robotic lawnmower which works unassisted throughout the day and night, has been installed at the Cornwall site to maintain the grounds surrounding the famous iconic bubble-like Biomes. Nestled in a huge crater the size of 30 football pitches, the Eden Project Horticultural team have a job on their hands keeping the lawns in immaculate condition all year round. To help save time, the team turned to Husqvarna for an eco-friendly solution. Kevin Ashmore, Husqvarna Professional UK Manager said: “With sustainability…

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    • hayter

      Man walks length of the world with Hayter mower

      Nick Barban of Lawn & Border is a RHS-qualified landscaper, mostly dealing in commercial estates, and has been using Hayter products since his business began back in 2002. This May, Barban will reach a landmark milestone – mowing the circumference of the earth with his Hayter mower. Using a pedometer, he was able to calculate his average pace of 3mph and then work out the figures based on a five-day working week, throughout 10 months of mowing per year. By the end of this spring, Barban will have mowed a total of 24,900 miles, which is equivalent to the circumference…

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    • carousel

      Kubota UK appoints Carousel as sole dealer distribution partner

      Kubota UK has announced the appointment of leading European service-logistics specialist, Carousel, as its sole distribution partner, fulfilling all spare part requirements for its extensive dealer network, as well as optimising the manufacturer’s logistics services in support of enhanced customer satisfaction and long-term business growth. Effective immediately, Carousel will oversee all Kubota UK and European dealer deliveries, collections and returns. Kubota’s network currently consists of more than 200 dealers across Europe, including key service areas in the UK, Ireland, France and Germany. As part of the solution deployment, Carousel will work in collaboration with Kubota’s UK warehouse partner Unipart Logistics,…

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    • forum

      Nominations open for Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator 2018

      Nominations now open for Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator of the Year 2018. The Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator of the Year 2018 Awards (AFSOY) are once again open for entries. Now in their fourth year, the awards were established by the Amenity Forum and seek to recognise the high levels of professionalism and standards in the sector. There are different categories for entries and the overall winner will have a choice of three fantastic prizes, including a trip to a world-leading US turf or amenity show, or £2,000 worth of products. Sponsored by ICL and Syngenta, and supported by BASIS, the…

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    • KombiEngine

      Stihl to launch a cordless KombiEngine for all KombiTools

      Stihl is set to launch a new cordless KombiEngine in May 2018, the lightest in the entire range, that is compatible with not only all current Stihl KombiTools, but also four new Kombi attachments, as the manufacturer continues to broaden its cordless product offering to the professional user. Weighing only 3.2kg for the powerhead and shaft, the new KMA 130 R is a powerful and lightweight cordless KombiEngine with high torque, low vibration and is 800 grams lighter than its petrol alternative (KM 94 RC-E). Used in conjunction with the AR backpack batteries or the AP battery belt, the KMA…

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    • etesia

      Etesia dealership signals growth for Country Machinery

      Etesia UK has announced the appointment of Country Machinery Ltd, based in Driffield, East Yorkshire as its newest dealer. Country Machinery, a family run business providing sales, services repairs and parts for all grounds care machinery, has enjoyed rapid growth since its establishment in 2012 – as managing director Karl Terry explains: “Initially I started working for a local dealer and then I came out of the trade for a short period before setting up by myself. I started with a single garage, then went to a triple garage and as of September last year I took the plunge and…

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    • product

      2018 RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year finalists announced

      The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announced the final shortlist of products competing for the prestigious RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year award. The award recognises the best new garden products with entries judged on a number of criteria, including innovation, visual appeal, functionality, quality, value for money and environmental sustainability. The shortlist of finalists includes an eclectic mix of 12 of the latest innovative gardening products all of which will be available to buy both at the show and online. They include Chesneys HEAT 500, an easy to use dual functioning barbecue and outdoor heater, a natural custom-made rock…

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    • rolawn

      Big investment at Rolawn

      Continual investment is essential to stay at the forefront of any industry and Rolawn, the UK’s leading high-quality turf grower, understand this better than most. The company has just taken delivery of two new JCB 940 rough terrain forklifts. These are currently in the Rolawn workshop where their skilled in-house mechanics are fitting adapted double turf pallet carriers; essential for the efficient handling of turf.  In addition, two new Massey Ferguson 5713 tractors have come from leading agricultural machinery dealer Peacock & Binnington.  These tractors were bought to augment the company fleet and to tie in with another company technical…

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    • ego

      EGO introduce first commercial cordless garden tool range

      To meet the needs of ground care professionals in terms of power, performance, convenience and wellbeing, EGO Power+ is launching its first dedicated range of commercial cordless garden tools. Powered by the patented design of the 56V Arc Lithium battery system, which delivers the power of petrol without the petrol, the range comprises three high-spec tools – a hedge trimmer, a commercial line trimmer, and a blower, each being tough, low maintenance construction tools. EGO have spent a lot of time talking to professional users to better understand what is required from them of their tools. The result is a…

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    • buxtons

      Kubota bolsters groundcare dealer network with Buxtons

      Kubota UK announces it has further strengthened its dealer network after joining forces with Staffordshire-based groundcare and arboriculture specialists Buxtons. The appointment of Buxtons is part of Kubota’s ongoing investment to ensure its market leading range of high performance groundcare machinery is supplied through an independent dealer network that is committed to a first class service offering. The new partnership means Buxtons will now supply Kubota’s complete range of high quality and innovative groundcare solutions, from walk behind, ride-on, out-front and zero turn mowers, to Kubota’s industry leading compact tractors and its durable and rugged RTV utility vehicles. This includes…

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    • psd

      PSD Groundscare simplifies high grass cutting

      PSD Groundscare reveals their new product the AS 63 Brushcutter which offers a high performance and easy handling solution to cutting high grass even on slopes or where access is limited Its low weight, vibration damping and handlebar adjustment makes the AS 63 exceptionally user friendly, and its fold-down handles ease transportation and storage. There are also twin wheel kits available, and the AS 63 is available with either 2-Stroke or 4-Stroke engines. Features of the AS 63 Brushcutter Mulch and mow in one step The cross-blade system of the AS 63 Allmäher® easily cuts and chops even high growth…

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    • midland

      Practicality Brown acquire Midland Tree Surgeons

      Practicality Brown Limited (PBL) is pleased to announce it has acquired the commercial business of Midland Tree Surgeons Ltd, effective 1 March 2018; with this acquisition, PBL reinforces its position as a leader in the land clearance industry. Midlands Tree Surgeons (MTS) founded and managed for over 40 years by Robert Kennedy, until his recent retirement, has a strong reputation for professionalism and reliability in the development site clearance business, which PBL has every intention of continuing. PBL looks forward to expanding its Midlands tree and vegetation clearance activities, with locally based expertise and resources. PBL managing director Alastair Beddall announcing…

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    • makita

      Makita expand pressure washer range with two big reveals

      100 and 110 bar models with 240v motors Lightweight designs – low noise in operation Self-priming system with suction hose facility Makita has added two further pressure washers to the range which spans the 100 to 140 bar capacities. The new Makita HW1200 model has a regular operating pressure of 100 bar with a maximum pressure capacity of 120 bar, and a maximum delivery rate of 420l per hour, whilst the Makita HW1300 with electrical 2-pressure settings, has regular operating pressure settings of 110 bar on Hi and 80 bar on Lo. A similar 450 litre per hour flow rate…

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    • ecobuild

      Hot at EcoBuild: Green-tech’s new products and gt specifier brochure

      Green-tech is exhibiting at EcoBuild 2018 which takes place Tuesday 6 March until Thursday 8 March at ExCeL in London. Exhibiting under their specification arm, gt Specifier, they can be found on stand E132, in front of the Ecobuild Conference Arena. Unveiled on day one is the new gt specifier brochure. Packed with technical information, best practice advice and case studies; this is an essential guide for anyone involved in the specification and installation of landscaping projects including landscape architects, designers and contractors and garden designers. The team is showcasing several new products at Ecobuild 2018 and includes their new range…

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    • kubota

      Kubota UK make groundbreaking new launch

      Groundcare machinery specialist, Kubota UK has launched its latest high performance L1361 Compact Utility Tractor. For those looking to complete a wide range of maintenance tasks, the 36.6 hp machine is flexible, featuring a three cylinder Kubota D1803-M-E2 engine, manual or three range speed hydrostatic transmission and a 38 litre capacity fuel tank. The new L1361 also includes 4WD and live, continuous-running rear PTO exclusively available on the HST model. The frequent and alternating use of various implements are supported by the machine’s three-point hitch and high lifting capacity. By featuring a quick detach front loader, the model allows for…

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    • Rolawn

      Rolawn awarded Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2018

      The Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers has been awarded to Rolawn for another year. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. Those that meet the high standard, based on the number of reviews they have collected, and their average rating, are awarded a badge of honour. This accreditation is a true reflection of a business’s commitment to outstanding service as all reviews are verified unique from bone fide customers. Rolawn met…

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    • TigerTurf

      TigerTurf strengthens UK operations

      TigerTurf UK has strengthened its sales force, with the appointment of Simon Clare as sales and account manager for the South. With over a decade of experience in the sport surfaces industry, Simon was previously the multi-sport project development manager for Notts Sport Ltd. During this time he was responsible for delivering projects from start to finish, including customer relations, feasibility studies, planning, and tendering. This has seen Simon garner a wealth of experience and expertise in artificial grass installations. In his new role at TigerTurf, Simon will be responsible for managing a number of contracts, and developing existing and…

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