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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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    • Ben Burgess

      Ben Burgess to expand turf sales area

      John Deere’s long serving eastern counties dealership Ben Burgess & Co Ltd will be taking over the trading area currently managed by A J & R Scambler & Sons Ltd of Bourn in Cambridgeshire, with effect from 1 November 2016. After nearly 25 years as a John Deere dealership, Scamblers will be looking to continue working with other manufacturers in the grounds care market. With its headquarters in Norwich and an additional five agricultural and turf outlets in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, Ben Burgess has held the John Deere franchise for 50 years and has been an established grounds care provider…

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    • Pellenc

      Pellenc launches new generation hand-held blower

      Five years after the release of the first generation battery-powered hand-held blower Airion 1, Pellenc has launched the Airion 2. The new generation hand-held blower is more powerful, more accurate and more comfortable, based on customer experience feedback. As with the older version, the Airion 2 can be used near noise-sensitive areas such as hospitals, hotels schools, camp sites, town centres, etc. It is also perfectly suitable as a cleaning tool for roads alongside sweepers at any time of the day and works just as effectively as a replacement for the traditional sweeper in towns as it does in parks…

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    • Pellenc

      Pellenc launches Cleanion battery-powered brush

      Pellenc has launched the Cleanion, a pedestrian battery-powered brush suitable for removing debris from natural and artificial grass and other hard surfaces. The Pellenc Cleanion is a revolutionary, self-driven brush which is powered by the ULiB battery seen on the rest of the company’s range of tools. With a large working width and a long operating time of battery charge sufficient for demanding professional use, the Cleanion has a range of uses including: Remove debris from grass and hard surfaces. Effective snow broom for clearing streets and paths (with the attachment of a snow blade) Suitable for paths, drives, constructions…

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    • Cobra

      Cobra championed by Which?

      The Cobra range of gardening machinery continues to go from strength to strength. Its latest accolade is recognition from the UK’s largest consumer, Which?, who has awarded Cobra’s MX4140V cordless lawnmower the “Best Buy” status. The prestigious Which? Best Buy endorsement is awarded following a series of extensive field tests that identify the best machines based upon cutting prowess of a variety of grass types and lengths; power; ease of use and manoeuvrability. In the verdict Which? stated the MX4140V “does a great job” and scored it an impressive 71%, going on to say that it “cuts well, collects well and…

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    • Makita

      Makita introduces new mowers and line trimmers

      Makita’s share of the grounds maintenance market continues to grow, with recent launches including new cordless and mains powered lawn mowers, and cordless and petrol powered line trimmers. The twin 18v (36v) cordless mower now has a 43cm cutting width whilst the 240v mains powered mower with 33cm cutting width cuts closer to walls than previous models.  The latest 18v line trimmer has the motor in the cutting head and the new 24.5cc model is powered by the environmentally friendly MM4 4-stroke engine. The new Makita DLM431 36v push type lawn mower is powered by two 18v Lithium-Ion batteries and…

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    • Kubota

      A-Plant boosts groundcare fleet with Kubota additions

      One of the UK’s largest equipment hire companies A-Plant is future-proofing its groundcare hire fleet with the purchase of five new Kubota tractors. A-Plant has purchased Kubota’s mini-excavators for many years as part of its construction hire fleet, but for its latest order, which includes Kubota’s B2650, B3150 and L4240 models, the company welcomes its first fleet of Kubota tractors. The five new additions will complement the company’s existing groundcare fleet, which A-Plant currently supplies to a range of sectors including local authorities, schools, facilities management companies, market gardens, commercial growers as well as others. The decision to choose Kubota over…

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    • Ariens

      Ariens announces new sales manager for Stens

      Ariens Company Limited has announced the appointment of Mark Mitchell as the new Stens sales manager for Europe. Stens supplies quality replacement and original parts and accessories to customers worldwide through its international distribution network. Reintroducing the Stens replacement parts product range to UK dealers and establishing Stens as a ‘Parts Partner’ will be Mark’s primary undertaking. Stens carries thousands of outdoor power tool products including blades, belts, filters, saw chains and bars as well as mower parts, lubricants and tools. “Over the coming months I want to establish a range of parts that is suited to the UK and…

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    • SALTEX

      SALTEX 2016 launches photo competition

      Organisers of SALTEX 2016, which is being held on 2 and 3 November at the NEC, Birmingham, have launched a new photo competition in which one winner will receive two VIP tickets to SALTEX and the IOG Industry Awards, PLUS overnight accommodation. Each year, thousands of visitors from every sector of the turfcare industry attend SALTEX and many of them work on some great projects in stunning places. With this in mind, organisers of SALTEX want to gain a further insight into the show’s visitors by seeing exactly what they do on a daily basis. The competition is open to everyone…

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    • Cobra

      Cobra announces largest range of powered lawnmowers

      Following a series of new products introduced for the 2016 season, Cobra now has the largest range of powered lawnmowers on the market. With almost 50 mowers in its range Cobra offers something for everyone and has mowers that cover all spectrums from electric to petrol and now lithium-ion battery too with cutting widths ranging from 13” to 22”. It also has rear rollers, self-propelled options and professional models. The latest addition is the self-propelled MX515SPBI that features Briggs & Stratton’s innovative InStart starting system. Peter Chaloner, managing director, commented: “We are delighted with the growth in Cobra since the…

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    • ECHO

      ECHO launches new high torque brushcutter

      ECHO has launched the ECHO SRM-2620TES, the latest model in the range of ECHO High Torque Brushcutters, to allow landscapers to tackle a wider range of tasks with just one brushcutter. Utilising a unique gearbox design, ECHO ‘TES’ brushcutters deliver up to 50% more torque at the cutting head than previous models, giving you the same cutting performance as a larger machine but with a smaller, lightweight engine. The 25.4cc professional grade 2-stroke engine provides greater power with improved acceleration, and a gear reduction ratio of 2.07 means the SRM-2620TES generates outstanding levels of torque. The lightweight design also features…

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    • Toro

      Toro mowers see Bassetlaw district council tackle multitude of areas

      As part of a full mowers replacement programme, Bassetlaw District Council in North Nottinghamshire has welcomed two Toro LT3340 high performance reel mowers in a bid to maintain the district’s multitude of diverse grassy areas. With North Nottinghamshire being a largely rural area, Keith Somers, operational services manager (hort), explains why Bassetlaw District Council chose to invest in the Toro LT3340s: “The two new mowers have replaced older machines as part of a replacement programme of existing machinery we have with Toro and UK distributor Lely Turfcare. They have joined another four Toros that we already operate here.” Since the…

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    • Pedal to the metal for Team Kubota

      A team of volunteers from tractor, groundcare and construction machinery specialists Kubota UK are raising the bar in a bid to pick up the coveted Mix96 Tour de Vale trophy, as they prepare to cycle their way to victory in the charity event held on Sunday 26 June. Taking on the challenge for the third year in a row, the team will cycle 25km, 60km, and 100km courses, joining 2,000 riders pedaling their way across Buckinghamshire in the hope to raise money for a good cause and take home the trophy. The trophy will be awarded to the team that…

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    • GreenMech

      GreenMech strengthens dealer coverage with re-alignment

      GreenMech has begun a process of dealer re-alignment with the first appointments covering the Midlands, North of England and Scotland.   From the 1 of June Lloyd Ltd, The Burdens Group, Turner Groundscare Machinery and Hamilton Brothers will join their already comprehensive nationwide coverage. In Scotland Hamilton Brothers, and sister company Ross of Lanark, has been servicing the needs of the Agricultural, Groundcare and Construction industries across West and Central Scotland from 3 depots covering the areas of Bishopton, Tarbolton and Campbeltown – together they offer over 80 years of experience. Lloyd Ltd will cover the South of Scotland and North of…

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    • EGO

      EGO lawnmower named Which? Best Buy

      Which?, the largest consumer body in the UK, has found the EGO Power+ 56volt lithium ion lawnmower to be a Which? Best Buy in a recent review. The EGO LM2001E 49cm polydeck lawnmower, which retails at £499.99 (including battery and charger), was awarded the Best Buy status in the “lawnmowers for a large lawn” category and was the only cordless mower to receive the title. The review described the mower as “extremely convenient” and continued to praise it saying it is “a pleasure to use, easy to store, with loads of great features”; scoring it an impressive 74%. EGO’s European…

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    • ICL

      ICL to supply Bayer Finale 150

      ICL continues to develop its presence in the landscape and industrial market sector with the announcement that it has reached an agreement with Bayer Environmental to be its working partner and exclusive supplier of Finale 150. Finale 150 is a foliar contact herbicide manufactured by Bayer and contains 150g/L of glufosinate-ammonium. This powerful and popular herbicide, that gained hard surface approval in 2015, is designed to provide a high level of control over annual and perennial grasses and broad-leaved weeds and can be applied over a wide range of amenity and industrial situations. Finale 150 is approved for use on natural…

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    • Sherriff Amenity

      Sherriff Amenity to sponsor open days celebrating ‘Capability’ Brown

      Sherriff Amenity has announced that it will be sponsoring two open days to celebrate the tercentenary of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown at Madingley Hall in Cambridge. Situated in a stunning location just four miles from the centre of Cambridge, Madingley Hall boasts seven acres of spectacular gardens and grounds, which were designed in the 18th century by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown is considered one of the most influential landscape architects in English garden history. Brown moved earth, water and woodland to create idealised English landscape gardens, with expansive lawns, lakes and tree planting. Over a period of 41 years,…

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    • Stihl

      Stihl line-up of new arb armour

      Main sponsor of The Arb Show 2016 for the twelfth year running, Stihl will give visitors the chance to get hands-on with new and familiar chainsaws, display its latest PPE gear and have its impressive Treevolution team on site to demonstrate its top-of-the-range tools in action. Stihl has launched a range of new arb equipment for 2016 that will be presented at this year’s Arb Show 2016. From forestry chainsaws to PPE equipment there is something for all professional arborists. Visitors will also be in with a chance of winning the MS 201 TC-M 14-inch, top-handled chainsaw. Visitors can simply…

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    • Vanmac

      Vanmac ‘blown away’ by success in building UK dealer network for Trilo brand

      Since BTME 2016 Jon Proffitt, UK factory support manager of Vanmac BV, has been busy constructing a network of established dealers for its Trilo range of blowers, vacuum collectors and verticutters. After announcing it was to be selling direct in the UK, bringing the country in-line with their European strategy, Jon has been signing up sales outlets to cover the whole of England, Scotland and Wales. Vanmac commercial director, Peter van Mispelaar, said at the time that the move would allow it to better tailor its sales and service of Trilo machines to the UK market.  To that end well-known names in the industry,…

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    • SISIS

      Andy Walker celebrates 40 years at SISIS

      Andy Walker, field support manager for Dennis and SISIS, recently celebrated an impressive 40 years of working for the company. Having joined the company back in 1976 at the age of 16, Andy showed his potential during a month’s trial and was offered a permanent role working on the shop floor. He remained in that position for a few months but soon went on to development engineering, where five years later he was supervising that very same department. In 2009, he was promoted to the position of field support manager. He was in this role for two years before the Howardson Group…

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    • John Deere

      John Deere at RHS Chelsea 2016

      As well as new lawn tractors, walk-behind mowers and the latest Tango robotic mower, there’s an air of celebration on the stand as John Deere Limited marks its 50th anniversary in the UK & Ireland. Blacksmith John Deere founded the company that bears his name back in 1837 in Illinois, USA. More than a century later the UK and Ireland branch opened for business at Langar, Nottingham in 1966. X350R lawn tractor Launched this year, the X350R lawn tractor features a new 107cm (42in) rear discharge heavy duty Accel Deep mower deck, designed with a deep body to allow a…

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    • TS Industrie

      0% finance* offer extended for TS Industrie chipper-shredders

      In March it was announced that TS Industrie was to offer retail customers the following 3 finance schemes across all new TS Industrie machines+ until 31 May 2016. Due to the popularity of the offer TS Industrie has announced that it has extended the finance offers for a further 2 months until 31 July 2016. Now really is the time to take advantage of this opportunity: Option 1) – 4 months deposit + 20 monthly payments 0% Finance Option 2) – 3 months deposit + 33 monthly payments 2% Finance Option 3) – 4 months deposit + 44 monthly payments 3% Finance Stuart Mercer,…

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    • Toro

      Save up to 20% with Toro’s essential MVP filter packs

      Toro distributor Lely Turfcare is reminding customers that there is one easy way to save money and be prepared when it comes to machinery maintenance and repairs this summer. Toro’s MVP Filter packs conveniently provide all the oil and air filters recommended for replacement during the first 400 to 500 hours of operation and are designed for specific Toro models providing the right filters come each maintenance interval. Plus, buying MVP packs can save up to 20 percent compared to buying the individual parts. Michael Hampton, Lely’s turfcare parts manager, commented: “Toro MVP Filter packs are a prudent investment that…

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    • Polaris General

      Say hello to the Polaris General

      Choosing the Royal Highland Show for the UK public launch, Polaris has introduced the Polaris General which it describes as ‘the most versatile side-by-side ever built’. Starting with a 100 horsepower ProStar® 1000 engine delivering the most power and torque in its class, you can accelerate from 0-40 mph in 3.6 seconds, thanks to its power-to-weight ratio. When it’s time for work, the Polaris General offers you the biggest payload of 1100 lbs (498 kg) and a class-best 600 lb. (272 kg) dump box to get the job done. Factory-installed half doors with armrests offer extra protection from debris, and easy…

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    • Cub Cadet

      Give your trailer an overhaul with Cub Cadet

      When it comes to trailers, if you’re looking for big versatility with a small footprint then look no further than Cub Cadet. The brand’s newly launched Hauler is an innovative and versatile two wheeled trailer designed to attach to any lawn or garden tractor. Thanks to its four collapsible sides, it can be packed down significantly and stored vertically, taking up 70% less space in your garage or shed than a traditionally designed trailer. In the storage position, the Cub Cadet Hauler is only a mere 18 inches deep, taking up notably less room than a standard trailer. With the sides…

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