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Mechanic & Service Support Engineer

Working with a team of dedicated hard working enthusiasts in the Grass & Groundcare machinery industry the successful applicant will be responsible for undertaking the build up, pdi, servicing and repairs of a range of grounds machinery. With a range of ability’s and attributes allowing you to work under your own initiative diagnosing and repairing

Grounds Maintenance Operative

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE OPERATIVES Our client based on the beautiful Jurassic coast is a successful, growing and ambitious organisation providing grounds maintenance services across Dorset and landscaping and safety surfacing throughout the South West. They are a forward thinking company with innovative plans to develop in the future. They are looking to recruit a number of

HARD LANDSCAPE TEAM LEADER

We are urgently looking for experienced hard landscapers capable of leading a team and turning plans into finished gardens. Immediate start and good rate of pay for the right person. We are members of the Association of Professional Landscapers and a Marshalls registered installer so an eye for detail and top quality finish are essential.

Team Leader landscape maintenance

Landscape maintenance team leader working out of Rusthall in Tunbridge Wells. Great opportunity for career minded individual as future development for the right applicant is significant. You will be responsible for maintaining the landscaped areas around a number of commercial and residential sites throughout Kent and Sussex. Work to include grass cutting, hedge trimming, border

Gardener

Brief Thegreenlawnsmith is a small business with opportunities for individual development and growth. We are a close knit team and we care for each other and our clients. We have positive working relationships with one another and a warm culture which places excellence, community and accomplishment at the forefront of our activities. Role Gardener and

Specialist Technician / Engineer

Overview Specialist Products & Support Technician Working with a team of dedicated hard working enthusiasts in the Grass & Groundcare machinery industry the successful applicant will be responsible for undertaking the servicing and repairs of a range of cutting edge grass cutting and robotic battery powered grounds machinery. With a range of skills and attributes

Gardener

The Grounds Team are part of the Estates Department and are made up of 26 professional and highly motivated individuals who pride themselves on the maintenance and upkeep of the prestigious grounds. The grounds of the Club include ten croquet lawns, thirty grass tennis courts, a cricket ground, a nine hole golf course, two bowling

Seasonal Groundsworker

The Grounds Team are part of the Estates Department and are made up of 26 professional and highly motivated individuals who pride themselves on the maintenance and upkeep of the prestigious grounds. The grounds of the Club include ten croquet lawns, thirty grass tennis courts, a cricket ground, a nine hole golf course, two bowling

Good with wood? Help us to build luxury climbing frames and treehouses

This is a fantastic opportunity for a carpenter or a skilled outdoor landscaper with good wood skills to join our team. We are a small yet growing high-end manufacturer and installer of amazing climbing frames, tree houses and zip wires. We’re seeking an installer based in the SE to join the team and cover the

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Graeme Brown replied to Matt Hallett's discussion Stiga Twin Clip Mowers
"I have the husqi mulch mower as well a great work horse. Keep the blade really sharp and the finish is excellent."
5 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Darren Walters's discussion Keeping up with doing quotes
"I don't know what sort of range of jobs you are quoting for but I base what I do on the amount of time it's going to take. Most people would say you should over-estimate time if you are quoting for tasks, that's partly why I quote for number of hour…"
9 hours ago
Angela Sharp replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Apple tree repair
" Shame about this one, but most apple trees which you can expect a crop from can be quite young so it's certainly worth replanting and starting again. If the client invests in a reasonable size tree it'll be cropping in no time. "
10 hours ago
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Anthony Toop replied to Jason Creed's discussion Resin Cleaner
"Ive used the spray on brake cleaner in the past, but more as a major clean up before applying lubricant, it works well but leaves the blades bone dry as it removes oil and grease obviously.It's ok on plastic and rubber as its designed to be non aggr…"
11 hours ago
John Fulton replied to Craig Campbell's discussion How did you start?
"Nice one Graeme , I know there is a saying  '' fail to plan''  and you '' plan to fail ''  obviously some truth in this but I have found in business the best opportunities and catalysts which have come my way have been down to chance meetings and fi…"
13 hours ago
Lee Foster replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Apple tree repair
" Definately remove and re-plant.
It is always a shame when a nursery is prepared to let someone buy a poor specimin like this in the first place - at least if you go and choose one, you will make sure it does not have co-dominent leaders!"
13 hours ago
John Fulton replied to Jason Creed's discussion Resin Cleaner
"Just recently purchased a new Stihl Hedge trimmer and had opted for Motor bike chain cleaner OXZ ring compatible which i intend to spray onto the blades after use , It's supposed to blast off contaminants in seconds and stubborn areas can be brushed…"
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Mike Lish left a comment for Mike Lish
"Thanks for that Phil. It gave me the opportunity to revise.  Sorry to learn of your condition. Hope you are on the mend."
19 hours ago
Mike Lish replied to Mike Lish's discussion Tethering A Runaway
"Thanks for that Gary, what a good idea.  I have looked at some draw bar springs but they are the wrong configuration. Perhaps as you suggest trailer manufactrurers may be able to point me in the right direction."
19 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Mike Lish's discussion Tethering A Runaway
"I'd talk to one of the UK trailer manufactures - IforW or Wessex Trailers.
They build to spec and/or customise trailers and will probably have come across a similar requirement, so may be able to size/supply ?
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20 hours ago
Mike Lish replied to Mike Lish's discussion Tethering A Runaway
"Further, if the winch cable was in use as a tether while the machine broke away from its own drive while on the ramps , it's momentum and weight will probably tear out the anchor points.  Having said that, I am currently trying to source a suitably…"
20 hours ago
Matt Hallett replied to Matt Hallett's discussion Stiga Twin Clip Mowers
"Agree ive got the orginal Klippo version before Husqvarna brought them over. Bullett proof"
20 hours ago
Mike Lish replied to Mike Lish's discussion Tethering A Runaway
"Hi Gary,
I fixed a 12V winch permanantly  to the stump grinder, as well as my own anchor point design next to the van's bulkhead several years ago.  The cabled anchor point secures the machine whilebeing  transported, and has been used to pull the m…"
20 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Matt Hallett's discussion Stiga Twin Clip Mowers
"We use a couple of Husky 553se bioclips.
Guys love them. Simple, Honda engine, great anti vibe handles that can be offset (..and also collaspe), single lever height adjustment."
20 hours ago
Matt Hallett replied to Matt Hallett's discussion Stiga Twin Clip Mowers
"The other option is the Husqvarna 451 as both alloy decks and similar specs. Thanks for ur input on the 551.. Nobody seems to use the stiga pedestrian mowers down here in Dorset"
20 hours ago
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Tethering A Runaway

I have been specialising in stump grinding for the past 18 years throughout Anglia.  Over that time period I have experienced  loss of drive to the wheels on a number of occassions while on site (a real bummer) and twice while up/down loading from the van.  In the past this happend through broken drive chains to the grinders live axle.  More recently, loss of drive while downloading in a car park owing to a disintergrating taper lock bushing on the hydraulic motor drive sprocket.  The taper…

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5 Replies · Reply by Mike Lish 19 hours ago

Stiga Twin Clip Mowers

Hi Going to purchase a new mower in the next month, Either going to go for a Husqvarna 551 or maybe try a Hayter pro. Ive now seen the stiga twin clip machines which have been shwon to me as an option by my local dealer. Has anyone else had experience with the twin clip or any other stiga machines?

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8 Replies · Reply by Graeme Brown 5 hours ago
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Keeping up with doing quotes

It's starting already and this is probably the one thing that I don't do very well.  Going round seeing people and then actually producing a quote within a reasonable timescale. I try to get a feel for timewasters on the phone but sometimes it's hard to tell.  I prefer to reflect on what I've seen (I take photo's every time) and give written quotes so I never give a price while there. I have quote templates set up in Jobber and I've taken on an admin person to handle some of the initial calls. …

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2 Replies · Reply by Angela Sharp 9 hours ago

Apple tree repair

Morning people I have this apple tree on a job that has split down the trunk, sort of equally balancing the head in half. When the wind blows you can seem it moving down the trunk. Just wondering what your ideas/ experience would be in correcting it? I was thinking foam padding and a ratchet strap, I know this might choke the tree, but once it starts leaving and fruiting it will go anyway. I can get my felco secateurs fit in the split. Thanks  

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15 Replies · Reply by Angela Sharp 10 hours ago

Millboard 'PlasPro' - any feedback?

I've designed a deck and pond jetty project for a client in the West Country, and we're using Millboard 'weathered oak' for the decking. As most of the subframe is under water, we're also using PlasPro (a plastic composite designed to go with Millboard deck) for the subframe materials. We'd love to know if anyone has had any installation experiences using the PlasPro as base material? How did you find it to work with?

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How to Revive a Worn Out Lawn

Is your lawn weedy, mossy, baldy or just plain tired looking? In this blog we’ll show you how to revive your worn out lawn and make your neighbours turn green with envy.

 

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In the first of a several part blog that we are writing, we will explain some of the terms that are often used in lawncare service leaflets and by contractors but many of you out there may not actually understand what they mean!…

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Nothing but MM50 for Sportsturf Management

Following a successful trial, Jamie Foyster - owner of Sportsturf Management, has now chosen to exclusively use Limagrain’s MM50 grass seed across every single cricket square he tends to.

It is safe to say that Jamie Foyster knows a…

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