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  • Kubota

    Kubota UK launches new B Series compact tractors

    Leading manufacturer of groundcare equipment, Kubota UK, has launched a new and improved B Series range of compact tractors for smaller hectare users. Its new B1 (standard spec) and B2 (premium spec) tractors supersede Kubota UK’s existing B Series range of compact tractors. Adrian Langmead, groundcare business development manager for Kubota UK, said: “The launch of the B1 and B2 Series is all about evolution not revolution. Our B Series has been one of the most popular compact tractors on the market for years based on its performance, reliability, comfort and ability to cross different markets. The B1 and B2…

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  • Kubota UK launches new zero turn ride on mower

    Kubota UK continues to expand its extensive range of  machinery solutions with the launch of its new professional zero turn ride on mower. Designed to meet the ever-changing needs of turf professionals, the ZD1211 offers exceptional quality and performance, combined with easy to complete maintenance. Engineered to create a superior cut every time, the ZD1211 is equipped with a three-blade, 140 mm deep, 1.5m rear discharge deck, and optional mulching kit. This is combined with Kubota’s unique baffling system, a new technology that has been specifically designed and developed in the UK to maximise mulching performance. The ZD1211’s innovations go…

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  • Kevin Patton Tree Surgeon Ltd using their new GreenMech sub 750kg QuadChip 160

    New GreenMech sub 750kg QuadChip 160 takes over 70% of tree surgeon Kevin Patton’s work

    Kevin Patton, Tree Surgeon Ltd, purchased his first woodchipper back in 2002 and has a few different makes and models in his fleet. However, he faced a major challenge when it came to purchasing new equipment for him and his team of four — towing capacity. To satisfy the company’s requirement for a powerful, versatile, but lightweight chipper, they turned to GreenMech and their sub 750kg QuadChip 160. Established in 1999, the company carries out a wide array of tree work and woodland management for a range of customers in the Guisborough area. “Our work is very diverse — a…

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  • Ransomes and Continental Landscapes

    Ransomes continues long partnership with Continental Landscapes

    Leading grounds maintenance company Continental Landscapes has taken delivery of 33 pieces of machinery from Ransomes. This latest investment marks a 20-year relationship between Continental Landscapes and Ransomes. PA Turney demonstrated and sold the machinery, having nurtured the relationship between the companies for more than two decades. Continental Landscapes was established in 1989 and currently has more than 20 UK branches. It has a diverse portfolio of clients including local authorities, government departments, industrial and commercial concerns, housing associations, sports clubs and private individuals. The company also employs more than 700 people. Tom Dew, plant and machinery manager at Continental…

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  • Green-tech revisits Nottingham Trent University two years after supplying tree planting materials

    Nottingham Trent University city site is located in the heart of Nottingham city centre with 30 buildings surrounded by 5.1 hectares of open space. The heart of the campus underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment in 2015 which included two new state-of-the-art buildings in the Clifton complex with beautiful landscaped outdoor spaces where Green-tech supplied the landscaping materials. The landscaping works for this area including the planting of 50 mature trees. Larger, more established trees were specified to maximise aesthetic and biodiversity value. The landscaping contract was awarded to Ulyett Landscapes Limited, a long established landscaping company based in the East…

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  • Smiths self binding path gravel

    Smiths tells us about its self binding path gravel. For a fairly modest outlay the Smiths’ Self Binding Path Gravel gives superb results and of sensational quality – with its Cotswold hues and smooth finish, it’s a product that looks good in almost any situation. A perfect product for paths, tracks, walkways and cycle paths in both the domestic, civil and commercial markets. Smiths’ Self Binding Path Gravel is a very versatile product. It gives a firm compact surface, ideal for where wheel access is a priority, (for example wheel chairs, golf buggies/trollies or wheelbarrows etc.). But its versatility goes…

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  • Bailoy

    Bailoy brings distribution of its irrigation products in-house

    In a move to bring clarity and certainty to its distribution channel, Bailoy Irrigation Control Systems has decided to bring the distribution of all its products in the UK and Ireland in-house. In effect from the 1 January 2018, this means customers with GTI Gemini and Trident products should contact Bailoy, rather than previous distributor Reesink Turfcare, for spares, support and sales. Adam Lovejoy, Bailoy’s managing director, says: “We have enjoyed a productive working relationship with Reesink and Toro for 25 years, but with recent changes in product and service ranges for both companies it made sense to bring the…

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  • Toro Proline

    Toro introduces new Proline mower

    Toro, a global leader in turf and landscape maintenance equipment, has announced the launch of the new 53cm heavy-duty Proline mower (model 22280). Available now, the new model has several enhanced features, including simplified controls and improved ergonomics for operator comfort. The Toro Proline range is well known for its ability to withstand the demands of professional gardeners, landscapers and local authorities. The latest mower in the line focuses on durability and minimising hand-arm vibration and achieves a low hand-arm vibration of only 2.7m/s². This enables nearly seven hours of continual use every day before exceeding the EAV. The Proline…

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  • Pellenc

    Double A confirmed as new Pellenc Dealer

    Double A has recently been appointed as the authorised dealer for the full range of professional battery powered tools by Pellenc, in the North East of Scotland. Double A is a family run business owned by Sandy Armit and his wife Aileen. They started the business working from home in 1996 and have since seen it grow into one of the largest turf dealerships in the UK. The company now operates from two depots, situated in Cupar and Aberdeen, and has built up a complete portfolio of products and services for customers covering all aspects of the business, including service…

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  • Först

    Först to showcase new lightweight petrol woodchipper at EHS

    Först will be showcasing its new sub 750kg petrol powered woodchipper at this year’s Executive Hire Show (EHS), as diesel alternatives continue to become more and more popular amongst contractors, arborists and landscapers. The ST6P is an extension of Först’s popular range of six-inch capacity machines, which is powered by a 37hp V twin petrol engine, meaning the woodchipper is not only compliant with the new Stage V emissions legislation coming into play in 2019, but also matches the strength and performance that users have come to expect from Först’s diesel powered machines. Först was able to manufacture the sub…

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  • Etesia

    Les Malin appointed managing director for Etesia UK

    In his third successive promotion, Les Malin has been appointed as the new managing director of Etesia UK with immediate effect. After starting his career in the farming industry at the age of 16, Les moved into the groundscare industry in 1993. He joined Etesia UK from Amazone in 2000 as area manager and was appointed general manager in 2006. He quickly became an influential figure within the company and in 2014 he was promoted to operations director – a move which saw him become the company’s first ever UK director. Following the retirement of Etesia SAS president Patrick Vives…

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  • Makita adds to its 10.8V CXT range

    Makita has added three new tools to the increasingly popular 10.8v CXT range in which the compact size of these high performance tools is proving valuable for confined space operations. The new Makita PT354 CXT Pin Nailer can fire five alternative lengths of 23 gauge (0.6mm) nails. The magazine will hold 100 pieces of either 15, 18, 25, 30 or 35mm long nails. Key features included in this compact and lightweight 2kg nailer include simple depth adjustment, anti-dry-fire mechanism, high visibility nose tip, low rebound mechanism for easier long pin nailing, trigger lock and LED job light. The PT354 is…

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  • STIHL

    STIHL expands battery capability

    Weighing only 5.5kg, the slim ergonomic design of the AR 1000 allows the weight to be carried closer to the operators back, making it more comfortable during operation, particularly over longer periods. Also, the attachable rain cover means its use is not dictated by weather conditions. A comfortable harness with a waist and chest strap come as standard and the new design includes a USB port to allow the user to charge devices such as mobile phones. The battery backpack enables the extended use of STIHL cordless products such as hedge trimmers, blowers and brush cutters. This versatility is particularly…

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  • Kubota

    Kubota UK shares future vision and Stage V strategy

    Over 50 key independent dealer and distributor customers recently attended Kubota UK’s 2017 Engines Conference, held at Mercedes Benz World, home of the famous Brooklands racing circuit in Surrey. The conference – entitled ‘Kubota – The Answer’, gave Kubota UK’s Engines Division the opportunity to share its future vision and the plans that the world class manufacturer of industrial diesel and dual fuel engines has put in place to surpass Stage V emissions standards, due to come into force in 2019/20. Delegates learnt more about Kubota Corporation’s commitment to being a global major brand at the conference and gained a…

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  • TOBROCO-GIANT sets up UK head office

    TOBROCO-GIANT – manufacturer of telescopic wheeled loaders, telehandlers and skid steers – has had a presence in the UK for some time and due to increasing demand GIANT has decided to set up a UK head office with a state-of-the-art showroom, workshop and parts department as well as a highly skilled sales team. Offering a range of 16 compact loaders, telehandlers and skid steers that have the ability to be transported on a trailer, they also offer over 100 attachment options making your life easier by using one machine for multiple jobs. The machines have been handpicked out of the…

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  • Grounds clearance made easy with Billy Goat

    Grounds teams are being encouraged to make the most of the better weather and prepare areas before temperatures drop. Robust brushcutters from Billy Goat are designed for cutting the toughest of overgrown areas. They plough through dense brush up to 6″ high, as well as grass and weeds as tall as 8″. These powerful brushcutters are unfazed by hidden items lurking in the grass. They make clearing vast areas, meadows and fields a breeze, as well as also being handy for clearing paths and tackling overgrowth that has perhaps got a little out of hand. There are five models in…

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  • Reesink

    Reesink enjoys first year success

    Reesink Turfcare is marking its first year success as Toro distributor following the acquisition last July by Royal Reesink N.V. of the turfcare activities of Lely in the UK, Ireland and Denmark – and it’s been a successful 12 months, built on a strong legacy. That’s according to managing director, David Cole, who says: “Reesink Turfcare began life with a great legacy in place. Lely had an excellent record as distributor of Toro turf machinery and irrigation products in the UK for over 30 years, and Reesink brought with it 60 years’ unrivalled experience as Toro distributor in the Netherlands.…

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  • complete weed control

    Complete Weed Control embraces innovative Jacobsen SprayTek

    The south and central Wales branch of Complete Weed Control, the specialist contract service franchise, has purchased a Jacobsen SprayTek XP sprayer to help with the eradication of weeds in the region. Chris Philips, Sarah Philips and Alan Abel are directors of Complete Weed Control – South and Central Wales. Commenting on the decision to purchase the Jacobsen SprayTek XP, Chris said: “When the opportunity arose to purchase a new sprayer, we booked in numerous demos to see what was available on the market. The Jacobsen SprayTek was the first machine we had on demo, and we used it as…

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  • SCH

    SCH (Supplies) Ltd announces increase in sales

    We’ve had a prolonged dry spell in the UK and this means that keeping plants, turf and trees watered becomes a more essential task than usual. SCH (Supplies) Ltd says it has noticed a definite increase in orders for its water units and bowsers over the last few weeks. “Because we have such a diverse range, we’ve had many existing and new customers turning to us to solve their watering problems,” says managing director Andrew Rodwell. “We manufacture push along sprayers, towed sprayers and skid mounted waterers. We make large capacity units, small capacity units, dampening units and dedicated hanging…

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  • V-Ride

    SCAG V-Ride earns its stripes

    The “V-Ride” stand-on mower is in the range of SCAG mowers supplied by STM Co Ltd in the UK and parts of Europe which finds its popularity for being a small and nimble machine, ideal for intricate work. Now Jamie Jones of Jamie’s Garden Services, working on domestic and commercial contracts in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, has added to its virtuosity by having a striper unit added. This was specially developed for him by STM, using a standard SCAG Turf Tiger striper unit converted to fit the machine. He came to choose a V-Ride after much research, a lot of which…

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  • security

    Armorgard ticks all the security boxes

    The sharp rise of tool theft is widespread and a real concern for the trades’ person, vehicle operators and commercial vehicle body builders. Tools stolen from a vehicle are not only a cause of inconvenience. You have the cost of replacement and, most importantly, the potentially severe damage to the vehicle and additional cost in downtime. There is a simple solution. A secure ‘vault’ where you can lock away anything that is valuable, easily fitted and offering complete peace of mind. Armorgard is a company which focuses on providing the best solutions to solving the issues of tool theft, and it…

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  • Etesia

    Etesia launches Bahia Joyride

    Etesia UK has announced the launch of the Bahia Joyride – a unique ride-on mower controlled by a joystick or via GPS for autonomous operation. Working in partnership with FeBroLift GmbH, the Bahia Joyride is operated exclusively by a joystick: some of its features, such as automatic emptying of the grass box (optional) or start/stop of the machine and cutting deck controls are all controlled from the central joystick control unit. The joystick control can be installed on the right or left hand side of the machine ensuring that the ride-on mower can be used by people with reduced mobility…

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  • gardens

    Hamilton Brothers and Kubota make the cut for Mount Stuart Trust Gardens

    The Mount Stuart Trust makes headway with restoration plans for Bute Estate’s historic gardens thanks to a little help from Hamilton Brothers and Kubota. Hailed as the Isle of Bute’s crowning jewel, Mount Stuart, a Neo-Gothic Victorian mansion with 300 acres of gardens and grounds is one of Scotland’s most stunning tourist attractions. With the celebration of Mount Stuart Garden’s 300th anniversary this year, the gardens team has turned to its trusted groundcare machinery dealer, Hamilton Brothers, to help with restoration plans. With several old Kubota’s in its garden fleet, Don Murray M.Sc., FCIHort, FLS, head of landscapes and horticulture at Mount…

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  • Ventrac

    Ventrac dealer network continues to grow

    The UK Ventrac dealer network continues to grow with the appointment of SGM Contracts in Scotland. The family-run business is one of the leading providers of both groundcare and garden machinery, offering a range of products and related services to councils, contractors, turf maintenance professionals, golf clubs and domestic home gardeners. Based on the Belleknowes Industrial Estate, Inverkeithing near Edinburgh, SGM has an established customer base, including an extensive hire business featuring equipment from a number of the major manufacturers such as John Deere, Ransomes, Jacobsen, Toro and Scag. Rupert Price, managing director of UK importers Price Turfcare said: “From…

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  • Isuzu

    Record breaking 6th consecutive success for Isuzu’s award-winning Grafter

    The Isuzu Grafter 3.5t rigid truck has won the 2017 ‘Best Builder’s Truck’ award for a record breaking sixth time in succession. The multi-award winning trophy for Isuzu Truck, presented by leading UK business van magazine ‘Trade Van Driver’, is unprecedented in the history of this publication’s awards programme. Isuzu Truck UK’s managing director Pete Murphy and Noriko Ishida from Isuzu Motors Ltd received the prestigious award from TVD’s editor Matthew Eisenegger at last month’s CV Show at the NEC in Birmingham. According to this year’s judging panel: “In the eyes of the judging panel, the Isuzu is everything any…

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