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  • Ransomes

    Ransomes to showcase new MP653 XC at SALTEX 2016

    Ransomes, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of commercial mowing equipment, will be showcasing its latest addition to the MP Series of wide-area mowers: the MP653 XC. Ransomes will be exhibiting on stand H090 at SALTEX in November. The Ransomes MP653 XC is the world’s first and only wide area rotary mower with a 4.27m- (14-foot) cutting width, increasing productivity by up to 25% (up to 1 hectare per hour more) over traditional 3.4m- (11-foot) mowers. Designed and manufactured at Ransomes Jacobsen’s European headquarters in Ipswich, the MP Series is primarily targeted at the municipal sector, and provides multiple options from a single…

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  • A-Plant

    A-Plant add new GreenMech woodchippers to their collection

    A-Plant is the UK’s largest equipment hire company with over 150 service centres nationwide. Their Garden and landscaping offering boasts some respected customers including The Environment Agency and Balfour Beatty who entrust A-Plant to deliver machinery that fulfils their varied and demanding contracts. For their Arboricultural machinery, A-Plant have recently added a number of new GreenMech woodchippers to their existing arsenal. “We have always carried GreenMech machines so when it was time to invest in some new kit we had no hesitations to go with GreenMech” explains Business Development Manager David Kendall. “We have recently added a number of SAFETrak’s…

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  • hammer

    Olympia Tools add a new club hammer to their Roughneck collection

    Olympia Tools, distributor of the Roughneck brand of hand tools and workwear, has created a new addition to its range. The business has extended its striking tool offer with a new, professional club hammer. Just like all other products within the Roughneck range, the new Roughneck Gorilla Club Hammer has been developed with a firm focus on quality, performance and innovation. The new Gorilla Club Hammer has an intelligently designed, shaped steel head which is pointed at one end. This creates a domed face capable of issuing a much higher striking force than what you would achieve with a traditional…

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  • husqvarna

    Husqvarna releases a new PPE range

    Husqvarna has made updates to its entire range of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for professionals and demanding users, allowing them improved protection and comfort. Out of the range, Technical Extreme receives a major update that improves protection without sacrificing mobility. Husqvarna Technical Extreme gets a great new feature in this update: Tech-Knee. Technical Extreme is Husqvarna’s ultimate range of protective clothing, made especially for professionals who work in the toughest environments on a daily basis. With Tech-Knee technology, Technical Extreme now grants professionals improved saw protection, thanks to additional fibre layers. This improves user’s safety, especially in situations where the…

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  • husqvarna

    Introducing Husqvarna X-CUT saw chain, crafted for productivity

    X-CUT, the first Husqvarna-manufactured saw chain was revealed at the Husqvarna factory in Sweden. The optimised micro-structured steel and chrome composition of the pre-stretched chain offers extended sharpness and high durability to improve the performance of Husqvarna chainsaws. Chainsaw performance is highly dependent on the quality of the chain, which is why Husqvarna has decided to develop and manufacture its own saw chains. This gives users the opportunity to increase productivity with a chain designed to maximise the performance of Husqvarna chainsaws. The first chain (SP33G) to leave the factory in Husqvarna is optimised for professional use in the Nordics…

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  • husqvarna

    Spaldings sign National Dealership Agreement with Husqvarna

    Spaldings have expanded their outdoor power tool offering by signing a National Dealership Agreement with the Swedish outdoor power product manufacturer Husqvarna. The agreement will see Spaldings stock a wide range of Husqvarna equipment and spares to guarantee customers are well supported and benefit from the next day delivery service that Spaldings offer. “We are extremely proud to be entering into this agreement with Husqvarna, which will perfectly complement our offering to both the professional grounds maintenance and agricultural sectors alike.” Says Nigel Whelan, Head of Product Development at Spaldings. The range is expected to be available from mid August…

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  • Ultralight

    Wilkinsons Sword Ultralight Range well received

    Earlier in the year, Wilkinson Sword launched their Ultralight Range. The launch of the products were very well received and it continues to do exceptionally well. The Ultralight Range delivers tough, durable, expertly crafted and stylish garden tools in a comfortable, ultralight package that weighs roughly half the weight of traditional gardening tools. This is something gardeners have been craving for a very long time. The range features the Ultralight Bypass Loppers and also the Ultralight Hedge Shears, which were finalists in this year’s GIMA awards. Being part of the Ultralight Range, both of these tools have highlighted the low…

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  • Toro

    Toro keeps London Stadium in top condition

    London Stadium 185, the company in charge of managing the stadium at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, has acquired four new Toro machines to its arsenal, as the venue permanently reopens to play host to West Ham United FC. A subsidiary of VINCI Stadium, the operating company welcomed the new Toros in early June when they were delivered, at around the same time as the stadium was officially re-opened. London Stadium (formerly known as the Olympic Stadium), was temporarily open to the public during the summer of 2015, hosting many major sporting events, for example the Rugby World Cup and…

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  • Newest member of Ransomes MP Series adds new dimension to wide-area mowing

    Ransomes Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has launched the latest machine in its MP Series of wide-area mowers. The Ransomes MP653 XC is the world’s first and only wide area rotary mower with a 4.27m cutting width, increasing productivity by up to 25% (up to 1 hectare per hour more) over traditional 3.4m mowers. Designed and manufactured at Ransomes Jacobsen’s European headquarters in Ipswich, the MP Series is primarily targeted at the municipal sector, and provides multiple options from a single design platform. The Ransomes MP653 XC is the largest in the MP Series of wide area rotary mowers…

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  • Barrus

    Digital marketing team strengthened at Barrus

    E. P. Barrus has announced the appointment of Francesca Toman as social media and PR coordinator for the marketing services department. Francesca has recently graduated from the University of Manchester achieving a 2:1 in Management and Marketing of Fashion Textiles. Prior to joining Barrus, Francesca has been developing her social media and PR skills within the charity and promotional clothing sectors. Francesca is keen to progress a career in digital marketing and she is enthusiastic about her new position at Barrus commenting: “The position at Barrus offered a great opportunity to develop my experience in social marketing and PR, and…

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  • Farnham

    Farnham Tool Hire excavator fleet now exclusively Bobcat

    Since being acquired eight years ago by the current owner, Farnham Tool Hire has continued to expand, offering a hire service to trade and private customers alike, ranging from garden and landscaping equipment to plant and construction tools. During that time, the compact excavator fleet at the Farnham-based company has grown from three units to 18 machines and is now comprised exclusively of Bobcat micro- and mini-excavators, all supplied by Bobcat of London, based in West Thurrock in Essex, the Authorised Bobcat Dealer for London and the South East. Farnham Tool Hire bought its first Bobcat excavators six years ago and now…

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  • Toro’s new triple flail mower a hit with Cambridgeshire schools

    The grounds maintenance division of Cambridgeshire Bradgate Fencing has reported fantastic client feedback since putting its new Toro LT-F3000 triple flail mower to the test. Maintaining the amenity and sports facilities of schools primarily in the Peterborough, Huntingdon, Cambridge and St Neots areas, the family-run business saw the new mower arrive on site in May. Highly productive and versatile, the recently released heavy-duty LT-F3000 is designed to endure the challenges of reduced frequency mowing cycles, delivering the perfect cut in a multitude of different conditions and environments. Joining two other competitor brand machines at Bradgate Fencing, company director Richard Bradley explained why…

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  • EGO

    The long and short of it introduced to EGO’s hedge trimmer range

    Two lengths of hedge trimmer are now available in the range of 56 volt lithium-ion powered garden products from EGO Power+. The range, which previously consisted solely of a 61cm option, now features a shorter 51cm model. As well as the new length, the brand has also introduced an articulating hedge feature that rotates to 45 and 90 degrees, both left and right, to help gardeners trim hard to reach areas. The new model also features an extended 33mm blade gap, 11mm more than the 61cm model. As well as having an increased load speed of 3000 to 3600 rpm.…

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  • SALTEX

    SALTEX to address Brexit impact on industry

    SALTEX 2016’s all-encompassing and free-to-attend LEARNING LIVE programme is set to explore what impact leaving the European Union will have on the industry, when the exhibition opens its doors at the NEC, Birmingham on the 2 and 3 November. Designed to cater to all visitors that maintain or manage pitches, estates, grounds, landscapes, play areas and parks, LEARNING LIVE will play a major role at SALTEX and will offer an extensive information-sharing experience, an incredible line-up of guest speakers and will focus on key issues that surround the industry – Brexit being one of them. In an organised panel debate,…

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  • Först

    Först supports future arborists with Capel Manor partnership

    Först, a leading supplier of high performance and robust woodchippers, is helping to support the next generation of arborists through its partnership with Capel Manor College. The Middlesex-based college, which has over 3,000 students, offers a wide range of land-based courses including Arboriculture & Countryside, Saddelry & Leatherwork and Horticulture & Landscaping. Först donated an ST6 woodchipper to the college for their Arboriculture & Countryside courses after meeting with the college lecturers and students last summer. With over 200 students spread across Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Professional Short Courses and Apprenticeships, the wheeled machine plays a vital role…

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  • Kubota

    New brand ambassador for Kubota

    Kubota UK has joined forces with former Bath and England International rugby player and now acclaimed TV pundit David Flatman. The ITV Premiership Rugby broadcaster has become a brand ambassador for the high performance machinery supplier and assists Kubota with a number of its corporate functions, national shows and dealer and end-user customer events, including after dinner speaker opportunities. Flatman, a self confessed closet garden machinery fan, originally approached Kubota after being in the market for a ride-on mower for his garden. He commented: “There are lots of machinery brands on the market to choose from but I got in…

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  • Forst

    Leading arb utility business expands machinery fleet with Först wood chippers

    bts Group, one of the leading utility arboricultural companies in the UK, has signed its first major contract with high performance wood chipper supplier Först. bts is expanding its machinery fleet after winning a new three-and-a-half year contract to cut trees in Lincolnshire.  The company, which provides vegetation management services to electricity distribution network operators (DNOs), is enjoying growth based on its commitment to delivering excellence and giving value to its customers. The new deal with Först sees bts Group add 12 new wood chippers, including the Först ST6 and TR6, to its fleet.  These new chippers mean bts can…

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  • Lely

    Royal Reesink completes acquisition of Lely Turfcare in the UK, Ireland and Denmark

    Royal Reesink N.V. (“Royal Reesink”) has completed the acquisition of the turfcare activities of Lely Holding S.ár.l (“Lely”) in the UK, Ireland and Denmark. These activities mainly comprise the distribution of Toro machines for the maintenance of golf courses and public green spaces and TYM compact tractors (UK, IRE). These activities generated revenue of some €60 million in 2015, with around 125 employees. Revenue has grown in the first half of 2016. Gerrit van der Scheer, CEO of Royal Reesink, commented: “This acquisition adds the UK, Ireland and Denmark to the geographical spread of our activities and strengthens our position in…

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  • Pellenc

    Pellenc arrives in style on the Isle of Wight

    Doug McGeoch, owner of McGeoch’s Gardening Services, is the proud and first new owner of a range of Pellenc battery powered tools on the Isle of Wight. Over the past two years Etesia UK, the exclusive UK distributor of Pellenc, has reported a dramatic increase in Pellenc sales with over 50 dealers now stocking the battery powered tools. The popularity of the Pellenc range continues to spread and Doug’s new tools now signals the first of potentially many more sales on the Isle of Wight. Doug purchased his Pellenc equipment through the island’s Pellenc dealer, C&O Tractors, and his impressive…

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  • Doosan

    New Doosan excavator boosts output at Scottish quarry

    Gordon Robertson Plant Hire, based at Thurso in Caithness in Scotland, has taken delivery of a new Doosan DX300LC-5 30 tonne crawler excavator for use at the company’s Caithness stone quarry at Barrock near Thurso. Delivered just three weeks after placing the order for the machine with Balgownie Ltd, the local Authorised Doosan and Bobcat dealer, the new DX300LC-5 excavator has already had a tremendous impact by increasing productivity and reducing fuel costs at the quarry. The new DX300LC-5 was purchased based on the excellent performance of Doosan 14 tonne and 6 tonne machines that have been part of the…

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  • Lely

    Lely cuts Toro cylinder prices by 10% for September only

    For this September only Lely Turfcare is offering a 10 percent discount across the  entire Toro cylinder range. All Toro cylinder mowers, from the heavy duty LT3340 to the accessible CT2240 compact triple, can be given a new lease of life with cost effective replacement cylinders. To determine whether your mower needs regrinding or a replacement cylinder, put it to the paper test. Wearing the correct safety wear place a piece of paper 90 degrees between the cylinder and the bottom blade and turning the cylinder by hand to see if they are working to the best of their ability. If…

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  • Kubota

    Kubota to showcase new high-spec construction machines at APF 2016

    Kubota UK will be exhibiting its new class leading Hi-Spec construction machines on Stand 760-800 at this year’s APF Show. Hot off the heels of the construction models’ debut UK outing at Hillhead in June, the new machines on display at APF will include Hi-Spec versions of two of its popular mini excavators, the Kubota KX101-3α4 and the Kubota U27-4. Also on display will be the KC250H-4 tracked carrier, the latest specification of the R065 wheeled loader and the innovative U10-3 side lever excavator. The two new Hi-Spec versions of the KX101-3α4 and U27-4 excavators include a number of enhancements…

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  • Kubota

    National Trust garden puts faith in Kubota

    Machines from Kubota’s Groundcare range are playing a central role in the maintenance of one of West Sussex’s most picturesque National Trust gardens. Head gardener Paul Gallivan joined Woolbeding Gardens six years ago, having spent 15 years at RHS Garden Wisley, and has long been a Kubota fan. Paul and his five-strong gardening team boast a Kubota range that includes an STV40 with cab and loader, a B1620 compact tractor, a G23 ride-on with high dump collector and a one tonne capacity Kubota tipping trailer. Located a few miles north of Midhurst, West Sussex, the Woolbeding Estate was given to…

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  • Bobcat

    Bobcat excavators increase power/reliability at Southgold

    From internal demolition work to groundworks projects, new Bobcat compact excavators supplied by Authorised Dealer, Bobcat of London, are providing increased power and reliability for Southgold, the South London-based family-run construction company, specialising in both new build and conversion projects throughout the South East of England. Damien Bradley, one of the Directors at Southgold alongside his father and three brothers, said: “All the new Bobcat excavators from 1-6 tonne we have bought from Bobcat of London over the last two years have provided us with greatly increased power and robustness compared to the machines they have replaced. Our operators are…

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  • GreenMech

    GreenMech chippers help Mid Suffolk District Council save money

    To meet its arboricultural requirements, Mid Suffolk District Council recently purchased a GreenMech CS100, adding to a QuadChip 160 already in its portfolio. Mid Suffolk is a local government district with the most parishes in Suffolk. In charge of the grounds maintenance and street council teams is operations officer John Buckingham, who in his 24 years has built some fruitful relationships, one of which is with Martin Lucas of GreenMech. Purchased 2 years ago, the QuadChip 160 is used for all tree maintenance works, pruning, felling etc. “It’s a great tool because it means we don’t have to take a lot…

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