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Andrew Evans is now a member of Stihl machinery and Viking equipment user group
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Andrew Evans is now a member of Health, Safety and Environmental
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Andrew Evans is now a member of Hard Landscaping Group
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Gary RK replied to paul doyle's discussion billygoat scarifier
"Completely off topic (so I apologise), but would be great to hear in the future how 'landscape businesses' operate over in Belgium, the practices, trends, differences, challenges, etc"
5 hours ago
paul doyle replied to paul doyle's discussion billygoat scarifier
"Hi Mark,
Sorry for the late reply, I checked the website for Bannerman and their products do indeed seem to be made of sturdy stuff. I was very impressed by the roller on the front, Unfortunately I live in Belgium where Bannerman dont seem to supply…"
5 hours ago
matt evans replied to Gareth Leek's discussion labour costs
"I always aim for a minimum £300 per day regardless what we do. That is based on me and one worker. If its a smaller job I aim for £30-£40 per hour - I find I can beat most competitors on one off jobs working off this hourly rate.



I work out I ear…"
6 hours ago
paul doyle replied to Adam Pilgrim's discussion Alternatives to the traditional 'panel van'...
"Hi Adam,
Im nearly 20years in the business, christ, and in my opinion the openback with high sides is a far better option for gardeners than the panel van with trailer. Coupled with a lockablebox behind the driver ,for the small tools e,g blowers, h…"
6 hours ago
Adam Pilgrim posted a discussion
A discussion I have been meaning to post for some time - who else out there uses 'something different' - eg NOT a panel van/trailer combination as their works vehicle?Ours is this:Two custom made metal tool stores (one of which holds a 21" Lawnflite…
7 hours ago
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billygoat scarifier

Evening all, Im looking to purchase a new scarifier for the business.It has come down to a choice between Eliet, which im familiar with, and Billygoat. The Billygoat supplier has proposed using the overseeder OS552h as this can be used as both…

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6 Replies · Reply by Gary RK 5 hours ago

labour costs

Im thinking of increasing the daily rate on our labour charge in 2015. The reason being we are fortunate to be mostly more than 3 months booked in advance, we have a great reputation in my area and to be honest for the work we undertake I still…

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3 Replies · Reply by matt evans 6 hours ago

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