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Dennis G34D picture perfect at Durham CCC

The Dennis G34D cylinder mower is helping to provide a fantastic finish on the pitch at the Emirates Riverside Stadium according to Durham CCC head groundsman Vic Demain.

This year has been particularly testing for Vic and his team…

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A recent school grounds seminar held at Charterhouse in Surrey has been hailed a huge success by all who attended.

The event attracted over 50 delegates from all levels as several topical issues were explored and discussed. Supported by…

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Andrew Brough, head groundsman at Wolverhampton Rugby Union Football Club, claims that the SISIS Quadraplay single pass maintenance system, has helped him in his personal quest to improve the standard of pitches.

It is safe to say that…

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Pellenc launches New Rasion 2 Models

Pellenc UK has announced the launch of the all new Rasion Easy 2 and Rasion Smart 2 battery powered pedestrian rotary mowers.

The original Rasion Easy was launched back in 2016 which was a combination of the previous two models in the…

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James Williams, Head Groundsman at the London Stadium, has praised the simplicity and efficiency of the new Hunter I-80 rotary sprinklers which were supplied by KAR UK.

Originally built to host London 2012, the Olympic Stadium, as it was…

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Etesia UK has announced the launch of the new Attila 98X four-wheel-drive ride-on brushcutter, which was officially unveiled ahead of the 2020 season at IOG SALTEX.

The new Attila 98X has been designed to work in the toughest of conditions.…

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ICL has announced the launch of LockStar - a new residual, pre-emergent total herbicide for vegetation management in the UK.

LockStar arrives at a time when public green spaces, amenity areas and transportation infrastructure are all coming…

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Pellenc power for Inverallan Landscapes

Inverallan Landscapes, a gardening and grounds maintenance contracting business in Stirling, claims that Pellenc battery powered equipment is playing a big part in the company’s decision to be more environmentally friendly.

In 21 years of…

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Karl Williams, Course Manager at Redditch Golf Club, has reported significant improvements to the course since the installation of a new Hunter Irrigation system, which was installed by Prime Irrigation and supplied by KAR UK.

Founded in…

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A number of key industry experts will be uniting to collaboratively tackle the biggest issues facing the groundscare environment at SALTEX 2019, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on October 30 and 31.

Learning LIVE, SALTEX’s…

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Chainsaw artist Ian Murray is attempting to set a new world record by climbing the three highest peaks in the UK and creating wood sculptures at the top of each one by using a Pellenc Selion M12 chainsaw – all within 24 hours.

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A recent school grounds seminar held at Charterhouse in Surrey has been hailed a huge success by all who attended.

The event attracted over 50 delegates from all levels as several topical issues were explored and discussed. Supported by…

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Dave Colton replied to Chris's discussion Stihl KB-KM Kombi Bristle Brush, Removing Moss?
"I used the brush for moss removal just last week but I had it on a KM130 and it was bloody hard work where the most was well embedded. So I would treat the moss first as I think this would make it easier to get up with the brush. Not sure the 94 wou…"
30 minutes ago
Chris posted a discussion
I've a couple of jobs to do in the next couple of weeks and require something to speed up the task of clearing the moss and weeds from block paving, I was thinking of buying the Stihl KM94R -CE KOMBI unit with the bristle brush attatchment, has anyo…
10 hours ago
Elaine Macdonald posted a discussion
Does anyone know off the top of thier head, what is the tightest internal and external radius that can be formed with Marshalls tegula kerb?  STUCK on pricing a job - losing the will 
10 hours ago
Billybop replied to Paul's discussion Beech hedge reduction - tools required?
"Yes one of those jobs where it is very hard to work out how long it will take until you've actually completed it. I don't know how much was charged but imagine the client would have baulked at the initial quote if it had been known how big a job it…"
12 hours ago
Rory replied to Paul's discussion Beech hedge reduction - tools required?
"I am not surprised it took so long. I only really do tree surgery now and id say that a 4 man team with two climbers walking through cutting with a top handle from either end and about 2 van full of chip I would have put 2 days on it and aimed to be…"
14 hours ago
Antony Phillips replied to Paul's discussion Beech hedge reduction - tools required?
"Good post and well done on keeping your thoughts to yourself regarding the owner. Have you or anyone thought of using  shredder for this type of job?, if so what would be a good model."
17 hours ago
Paul replied to Paul's discussion Beech hedge reduction - tools required?
"Hi Dan, I had tried that but eventually favoured the normal chainsaw as I could cut more in one sweep (much longer than pole saw). Plus the chainsaw was more manageable for longer periods compared to something top heavy like the pole saw.
The most a…"
21 hours ago
Paul replied to Paul's discussion Beech hedge reduction - tools required?
"Thanks Martin. Yeah I try not to look at something as if it's only a disaster; more a learning experience that makes the next year better! True, I would normally state this but on this job it was more than obvious I'd undercharged as I'd already sai…"
21 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Paul's discussion Beech hedge reduction - tools required?
"I'd have expected the pole chainsaw to do that, including those thinner branches. Waste is always the biggest part, especially with wild branches such as beech"
yesterday
David Benson replied to Ian Parkes's discussion decent winter gloves
"i get winter work gloves from screwfix there is 3 or 4 differant types of winter gloves i have found them ok even for my big hands "
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Martin Cotton replied to Paul's discussion Beech hedge reduction - tools required?
"Hi, Sorry to hear you had a nightmare- it happens to us all from time to time. I find if I have underpriced a job it's worth mentioning to the customer that i will honour the price but I got the price wrong just so they don't expect you to work for…"
yesterday
Oliver clarkson replied to Ian Parkes's discussion decent winter gloves
"I wear vinyl or latex gloves under neath, boxes of 100 are quiet cheap and does the job for the winter months."
yesterday
Adam Patterson replied to Ian Parkes's discussion decent winter gloves
https://www.safetygloves.co.uk/maxidry-34-coated-gloves-56-425-pack... find these hard to beat and virtually indestructible no matter what I'm doing, the amount of concrete & concrete products I Handle they still keep my hands dry when I'm cutting…"
yesterday
Dave Colton replied to Ian Parkes's discussion decent winter gloves
"There is guy on Ebay that does 12 pairs for £50.00. They are fully coated and thermal I get about a month out of a pair before the coating starts to go around the thumb and fingers and then lets moisture in, but for less than a fiver a pair I have n…"
yesterday
Edward baker replied to Ian Parkes's discussion decent winter gloves
"I'd like some too!. At the mo I use the yellow x gloves with latex gloves underneath"
yesterday
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