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A volunteer groundsman at Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Club in the West Midlands has praised the SISIS Quadraplay single pass maintenance system after the club purchased it based on a recommendation from Keith Kent, head groundsman for the…

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On the first day of SALTEX 2018, Sherriff Amenity’s ground-breaking new app, PrecisionPro, was announced as the winner of the second, annual SALTEX Innovation Award.

Established at the show in 2017, the SALTEX Innovation Award was created…

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Dennis Razor shows its quality at Mapperley

According to deputy head greenkeeper and mechanic Michael Dickson, there has been a notable improvement in the quality of the greens at Mapperley Golf Club in Nottingham since purchasing two Dennis Razor mowers.

Mapperley is a beautiful…

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Etesia UK has unveiled two new Attila pedestrian brushcutters ahead of the 2019 season.

With built-in rugged reliability as standard, the new Etesia AK60 and AH75 pedestrian brushcutters have been designed to work in the toughest of…

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Complete Weed Control has announced a series of roadshow events to provide essential guidance for the amenity sector dealing with the application of glyphosate.

The half day seminars will detail the latest information from Bayer regarding…

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Pellenc, the world’s leading expert in battery-powered tools for maintaining landscapes, has launched the first truly professional ‘on-board’ battery range – The Pellenc Alpha range.

The Pellenc Alpha range sees two new batteries (P260 and…

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KAR UK officially unveiled the Hunter I-80 gear-driven rotor sprinkler at SALTEX 2018.

Offering unparalleled levels of power, performance, and versatility, the all-new I-80 gear-driven rotor from Hunter Industries is the most…

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Reesink Turfcare, Sherriff Amenity and McConnel have been announced as the final three companies competing to get their hands on the SALTEX 2018 Innovation Award. 

After making its successful debut at last year’s show, the SALTEX 2018…

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West Malling GC benefits from Turf Rewards

Sam Young, Course Manager at West Malling Golf Club in Kent, has seen an improvement in the efficacy of his spraying operations since claiming the Team Scout pedestrian sprayer through ICL and Syngenta’s Turf Rewards loyalty scheme. 

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Event organisers have reported a significant increase in pre-show visitor registration ahead of SALTEX 2018, which takes place at The NEC, Birmingham on 31 October – 01 November.

It certainly is encouraging times for the show which will be…

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Limagrain UK recently hosted an event at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, in which a number of independent school groundsmen were treated to an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of the most famous sporting venues in the…

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SISIS success at Shrewsbury School

Andy Richards, grounds manager at Shrewsbury School, has reported excellent results from using a range of SISIS equipment to maintain the School’s widely praised sports pitches.

Shrewsbury School is one of the country's leading…

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A visit to the Dennis stand on E070 at IOG SALTEX 2018 will show how the company’s range of world class turf maintenance equipment enables turf professionals to benefit from cutting edge technology. 

 Taking centre stage on the Dennis…

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Adam Pilgrim replied to Clive's discussion What Van?
"Renault Master/Vauxhall Movano may be an option? Got a couple on fleet presently and 2010 mwb and a 65 plate mml rear wheel drive variant. Good reliable value for money vans that will cost you a lot less than a Crafter or Sprinter...."
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Robbie replied to Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd's discussion App for daily inspections of vehicles / machinery
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https://academy.getjobber.com/using-jobber/how-it-works-job-forms"
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Dave Colton replied to Clive's discussion What Van?
"I use a vauxhall vivaro and have had no issues with."
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Clive posted a discussion
Hi Members,I’m Clive and I’m in the process of starting up a garden maintenance business..My sticking point at the monent is which van?Due to security Id planned to go the panel van route with some slamlocks etc fitted to help hinder the light finge…
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Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd posted a discussion
Does anyone either use or can recommend an app which would allow us to carry out daily inspection checks on work vans or machinery. It would also be useful if it could log maintenance or faults etc too. Either one app could do both or 2 separate app…
16 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Josh Thornton's discussion Getting rid of soil
"Agree, shop around; most prefer segregated loads but some will take multiple seperate different products if they’re good at off-loading."
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Torin replied to benny's discussion Help identifying some old paving slabs?
"Marshalls Heritage slabs in Calder Brown
https://www.marshalls.co.uk/homeowners/view-heritage-riven-garden-p...
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Neil Holder replied to Josh Thornton's discussion Getting rid of soil
"Depending on where you are in the country and the size of the site i would always go for a grab as they are much cheaper than skips. As someone else said approx 3 skips to one grab for only £300+vat per grab. Only problem is grabs in certain areas w…"
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Andrew Betteridge replied to Josh Thornton's discussion Getting rid of soil
"Of course if you were hand digging it you would knock the soil off the roots and only have to deal with the green waste.
It might sound daft, but in the past we have actually got someone with a little Massey Ferguson 35 tractor to plough over grown…"
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Paul Doyle replied to Josh Thornton's discussion Getting rid of soil
"I honestly never had that problem, but that's not to say that it won't happen in the future. Good to know I must say. "
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Gary martin replied to Josh Thornton's discussion Getting rid of soil
"Guys
i think josh said mostly moss, grass and roots etc with a LITTLE soil , so you are all getting carried away"
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Sean Clarke replied to Niall Ward's discussion Day rate increases for garden maintenance 2019?
"£200 a day almost slave labour? C’mon be serious! I’d rather have the £200 for a day’s work at one site than have to mess about unpacking and packing-up 12/13 times a day for 5 days a week. Having said that, you are probably very successful with you…"
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What Van?

Hi Members, I’m Clive and I’m in the process of starting up a garden maintenance business.. My sticking point at the monent is which van? Due to security Id planned to go the panel van route with some slamlocks etc fitted to help hinder the light…

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