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Stephen Green, head groundsman at The Dixie Grammar School in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, has his work cut out with four full-size natural turf pitches, a new synthetic pitch as well as a grass athletics track. However, his decision to…

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Andy Richards, Grounds Manager at Shrewsbury School, one of the country’s leading independent schools, has recently purchased a new SISIS Rotorake TM1000 complete with a range of interchangeable reels to complete end of season…

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Established for over 30 years, Richmonds Groundcare has been supplying groundcare, forestry and arboriculture professionals, as well local domestic customers, with top-quality products and machinery from world-renowned manufacturers.

The…

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Following a failed FA test on Shrewsbury Sports Village’s 3G pitch, England’s football governing body recommended bringing in the help of Replay Maintenance to help solve the problem.

The eight year old pitch unfortunately failed to pass a…

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Notable for being one of the twelve founder members of the Football League in 1888, Derby County FC is a proud club that plies its trade at the aptly named Pride Park stadium. The stadium’s pitch is something that the club take particular pride…

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3 Machines in 1 – Cut, Scarify and Collect

The Etesia Hydro 124 and Hydro 144 models, which are available with high-tip, ground tip or four-wheel-drive options are living proof you can have three machines in one working all-year round for you.

One minute they can be the best cut and…

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christopher philpott and Graham Silcocks joined Landscape Juice Network
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Julie Eccleston replied to Jon Perry's discussion Battery mowers
"I'm a private owner and have used a Mountfield S46 PD Li for two years on ordinary lawns and it was fine. It uses a 5ah 80v battery. I understand the same battery goes into 80v Stiga equipment and Greenworks mowers. I'm now selling my Mountfield mow…"
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Vic 575 posted a discussion
Having got to the point where I have almost too much work and now being offered significantly more, I am seriously looking at buying a used Ransomes 2250 or a similar machine from John Deere, for example.I currently use a John Deere Z535m and a Stig…
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Gary RK replied to Gary RK's discussion Have online marketplaces, such as Amazon, lost control ?
"Try via 2nd link
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dan replied to Gary RK's discussion Have online marketplaces, such as Amazon, lost control ?
"subscription only page ? "
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Gary RK posted a discussion
With recent threads discussing banned products for sale on Amazon, dubious provenance of goods on eBay etc this WSJ article discusses the issues, including the sale of "banned" pesticides, further :
https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-has-ceded-cont…
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Gary RK replied to Gary RK's discussion The right cutting attachment for the job - Stihl
"Stihl blog from 2015 discusses this issue :
https://blog.stihl.com/practical-knowledge/2015/08/how-to-make-mowi...
Modern types of Line seem to become brittle/hard if left continually in a hot van and one solution is to keep it wet - however achieve…"
21 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Gary RK's discussion The right cutting attachment for the job - Stihl
"I know its hard to believe but if you research it, nylon will actually absorb water. Never tried soaking the stuff in water though................. it seems to work pretty well without it.
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Dave Colton replied to Gary RK's discussion The right cutting attachment for the job - Stihl
"Now this can answer as i worked with many differing types of polymer extrusion for 20 plus years before doing what I do now. Nylon does absorb moisture as it is hydroscopic and the water absorption affects the chains in the polymer making them short…"
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Vic 575 replied to Gary RK's discussion The right cutting attachment for the job - Stihl
"Nylone line can't absorb water and how would cold water help anyway. Hot water might have an affect but only through the heat, surely. Given that most of us use the strimmer every day and that the line is already in the head, it would not be in any…"
yesterday
Dave Colton replied to Gary RK's discussion The right cutting attachment for the job - Stihl
"Well I have learnt something from that Gary, I did not know about soaking the line before use to make it less brittle."
yesterday
Gary RK posted a discussion
From our friends at Stihl GB - a very useful article explaining the different cutting attachments for Brushcutters.
Very relevant given a few recent threads ...
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Oliver clarkson replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Van seat covers
"Cheers guys will look at these suggestions."
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chris plumb replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Van seat covers
"Looks really smart!"
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Ransomes 2250 or similar ?

Having got to the point where I have almost too much work and now being offered significantly more, I am seriously looking at buying a used Ransomes 2250 or a similar machine from John Deere, for example. I currently use a John Deere Z535m and a…

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