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SISIS keeps turf healthy at Colliers Park

Two SISIS machines are helping to keep the natural grass pitches clean and healthy at Colliers Park according to Dylan Thompson, grounds maintenance manager.

Colliers Park in Gresford, Wales has recently benefitted from a major renovation…

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Razor Ultra Demain mower for Durham CCC

Vic Demain, Durham CCC head groundsman, says that the Dennis Razor Ultra 560 fine turf mower has made a significant improvement to the pitch at the Emirates Riverside stadium and in particular has praised the groomer reel attachment.  


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Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Greg Francis's discussion Etesia 2019/2020 pro46 phts3
"We run a small fleet ofvEtesia Pro46's with both Honda and Kawasaki engines.
We prefer the Kawasaki engined variant as it has an "all day fuel tank" and a slightly more powerful engine (6hp vs 5.5hp). The only trade off is that it is slightly heavie…"
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Fleur Voice posted a blog post
As Blue Monday is fast approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to give a small reminder to our community here on Landscape Juice to remember to tell people about your worries and if you’re having negative thoughts. Talking about emotions is o…
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PGM replied to James Boardman's discussion Tripod ladder size
"Thanks for the clarification"
8 hours ago
Best Gardens replied to John F's discussion Turf Cutters
"We use hired turf cutters regularly and couldn't imagine lifting old turf any other way before re-turfing, it's certainly a real time saver - no reliability issues for us, but as has been said just don't set the blade too deep, you can always run ov…"
13 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to John F's discussion Turf Cutters
"I think the problem with them is people not using tcorrectly and trying to to use them too deep and too quickly. I have never had a problem with reliability with the one I hire and it's always done the job and saved a lot of time for the hire cost i…"
14 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to James Boardman's discussion Tripod ladder size
"The highest platform on henchman tripods when extended is 2ft below the ladder spec. 6ft on the 8ft ladder. The legs extend 18" but they're at an angle so you gain 12" height roughly. 
The tripods fit in so many awkward corners, and really, standing…"
16 hours ago
PGM replied to James Boardman's discussion Tripod ladder size
"Great thread, very useful. Have a question about these ladders. So on the Henchman website it says regarding the 8' ladder that the maximum safe standing height is only 5' which doesn't seem very high to me. My question is that if you have the 3 ext…"
16 hours ago
John F posted a discussion
I need to hire a turf cutter to remove a very long stretch of lawn . Two hire companies tell me they have stopped hiring out turf cutters due to abuse of the machines . I can however certainly get hold of one from another local hire company although…
16 hours ago
James Boardman replied to James Boardman's discussion Tripod ladder size
Just as a follow up I used the 8ft henchman on a job today and it was briliant, adjustable feet used lots on a slope and the platform at the top feels very secure. In case anyone else is interested I have attached photos of the 8ft on the roof o…"
Greg Francis replied to Greg Francis's discussion Etesia 2019/2020 pro46 phts3
"true. another design weibang stole from hayter. hayter have since changed the drive system on the new harriers which started from the 41,s snd now 48/56's and the prostripe 560. Much stronger system and very little to go wrong"
Glen Stillman replied to Greg Francis's discussion Etesia 2019/2020 pro46 phts3
"Gotchya, thanks. "
Adam Pilgrim replied to Greg Francis's discussion Etesia 2019/2020 pro46 phts3
"Agreed - the Hayter and Weibang have a ratchet freewheel inside the roller allowing them the tow halves to rotate (or counter rotate) independently. The KAAZ and variants don't due to the way the roller drives from the middle not allowing it to have…"
Glen Stillman replied to Greg Francis's discussion Etesia 2019/2020 pro46 phts3
"Thanks Dan"
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Greg Francis's discussion Etesia 2019/2020 pro46 phts3
"The gearbox engages the drive at the split"
Glen Stillman replied to Greg Francis's discussion Etesia 2019/2020 pro46 phts3
"Oh ok, I'm happy to be wrong but I didn't think they did, not in the same way as weibang Legacy and hayter harriers anyway? "

Turf Cutters

I need to hire a turf cutter to remove a very long stretch of lawn . Two hire companies tell me they have stopped hiring out turf cutters due to abuse of the machines . I can however certainly get hold of one from another local hire company although the machines look a bit knackered to be honest the job is not local to the hire company should there be a problem with the machine .Are hired turf cutters generally unreliable , Also do they have their limitations if so what are the other options…

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Fencing And Gates

Fencing is a technique to cover the surrounding nearby plants, crops or any other place to protect it from outsiders and animals. Fencing and gates can help a lot in covering the landscape. Also, it makes it look better and less open for others to visit. Just like protecting the fields, fencing works in this case too. Safety is a must and in landscaping, fencing and gates play a very important role.

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Stihl / Viking RM448vc mower

Hi folksi am thinking about buying a Stihl RM448vc petrol mower to replace my current Honda Izy for small/medium lawns.Positives for it are;Light weight (lots to lifting into rear gardens up steps etc)Poly deck (for weight and corrosion)Solid grass box (hopefully better wet collection than the rubbish Izy bag).However I am struggling to find any reviews for it, or the similar previous Viking model MB448vc, and am concerned about a few things, including how well the single sided handle lasts…

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7 Replies · Reply by Dan Frazer Gardening on Wednesday

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Good morning, if anyone knows or is selling a round / client list in the north London / Hertfordshire area I would be happy to talk to yourselves about the potential sale, I'm maybe looking for 20 hours a week, but happy to discuss more or less. will also be happy to travel further for the right type of work. thanks  Paul 

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Birmingham Centre 'Clean Air Zone' delayed to July 2020

Birmingham Council websiteThe start has been delayed from Jan to July 2020 'because the Government have not sorted out the gadgets that will check emissions'.Leeds and Birmingham both plan to implement a charge (£ unknown) to older vehicles that exceed a threshold (unknown ppm).In Birmingham it is the area inside (but not including) the A4550 Ringway.  (There would be no charge to drive along the A4550 Ringway.)            

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