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    • Makita

      Makita supports innovative Lake District rural apprentice scheme

      Makita is providing support for an innovative apprenticeship scheme that will provide a comprehensive grounding in rural maintenance techniques to six young people in the Lake District. Organised by the Rusland Valley and Fells Landscape Partnership, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the three year apprenticeship is designed to develop vital practical skills and the knowledge required for a career in the rural sector. With additional support from Makita UK, Electricity North West and local hardware distributor, Thomas Graham, the six new apprentices will be working throughout the south Lakeland landscape assisting with woodland restoration, wildlife conservation and heritage…

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    • boningnale

      Boningale expands vehicle fleet to facilitate growth plans

      Boningale has recently expanded its fleet of vehicles to facilitate growth plans for its expanding portfolio of commercial products and services. These include Boningale GreenSky, the company’s award winning green roof division, and Worfield Plants who specialise in growing quality alpines and herbaceous perennial plants.  The plans also involve VIRIDIS, a brand new business that has recently been created to offer landscape designers a bespoke and professional plant sourcing service. The three new vehicles include two 18 tonne delivery trucks, which will be used predominantly by Boningale Nurseries, GreenSky and Worfield Plants, and a smaller Ford Transit L3 350 for…

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    • pitch

      SISIS Osca is pitch perfect for the ‘Accies’

      William Watson, head groundsman at Hamilton Academical FC, believes that his SISIS Osca has helped the synthetic pitch at the Superseal Stadium stand up to the rigours of an extensive amount of playing time. William, who started as an apprentice groundsman at the ‘Accies’ eight years ago, now finds himself in the top seat. Throughout his time he has witnessed the club promoted to the Scottish Premier League and seen the pitch transform from a synthetic surface into natural grass and then back to synthetic once more. Hamilton Academical along with Kilmarnock FC are the only two clubs in the…

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    • Reesink

      Open day to launch new Reesink Turfcare branch in Scotland

      Reesink Turfcare’s first service branch in Scotland will receive its official launch at a special customer open day on 6 October. At the event, visitors will be able to see a wide range of the latest Toro turf equipment from greens, tees, fairway and roughs mowers to Workman utility vehicles, for golf, sport and other amenity fine turf; as well as examples of Toro groundscare models for councils, contractors and landscapers. Added to this will be compact tractors from TYM. The company says the open day provides the perfect opportunity for customers to look at the latest turfcare maintenance machinery…

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    • chipper

      Timberwolf is on track with another market leading chipper

      Introducing the TW 280TFTR 8”. There are times when the terrain is rough. Not just awkward or uneven, but seriously off-road. You need to get the chipper to the job, not bring the job to the chipper. If you’re looking for the ground-covering performance and the efficiency and work rate you’ve come to expect from Timberwolf, the TW 280TFTR 8” tracked chipper will get in and get the job done. A tough machine for tough jobs. Timberwolf has been setting new standards in wood chipper manufacture for 30 years. In that time they have amassed a huge amount of research…

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    • Ariens

      Ariens Company to host Sales Skills 2016

      Ariens Company is to host a new type of dealer meeting in selected venues around the country. Sales Skills 2016 will focus on selling and product demonstration techniques for Ariens brands, with a series of hands-on seminars based on similar, highly successful events in the US. Recognising that in recent years dealers have had to deal with an ever-changing competitive landscape, Sales Skills 2016 will provide them with proven methods to overcome this problem. This will help establish powerful customer experiences and forge long-term relationships. The proposition Sales Skills 2016 offers to dealers is well-voiced by John Horn, Ariens Senior…

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    • Etesia

      Etesia launches brush attachment for safe weed removal at SALTEX 2016

      Etesia will be launching a new weeding brush attachment on stand C050 at IOG SALTEX 2016, which is available for Etesia Hydro 124 models, for the safe weed removal and moss without the use of chemicals. If you have weeds, algae or moss on your surface then prevention is preferable and regular sweeping will help to achieve this. The ten-brush MBR 124 gives users an environmentally-friendly alternative to using harmful chemicals. Ideal for use on block paving and tarmac, the 500mm diameter brushes with a working width of 150mm can be simply adjusted to tackle the most stubborn infestation. The brush attachment is fully adjustable for height…

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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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