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SALTEX 2017 visitor profile revealed

After an independent audit confirmed a record-breaking SALTEX attendance at the NEC, the show’s visitor survey has now revealed a fascinating insight into the 8,909 who attended. 

With over 300 exhibitors and more show features than ever…

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The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has announced that the 2017 winners of the SALTEX College Cup will be given the opportunity to work as part of the grounds team when Scotland host England as part of…

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Oeliatec return to SALTEX on stand number E055 to showcase their range of environmentally-friendly range of weed control products.

All Oeliatec weed control machines kill weeds with 100% hot water by…

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Limagrain UK, one of the world’s largest seed companies will be showcasing its impressive range of grass seed mixtures, including the market leading MM60, MM50 and the new exciting MM7 on their stand at…

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Pellenc will be exhibiting at this year’s IOG SALTEX on stand E055 which will showcase their professional range of environmentally friendly, lithium-ion battery powered tools.

A forerunner when it…

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Etesia will be launching their range of Greener City Equipment on stand C050 at IOG SALTEX 2017, which includes a range of environmentally-friendly battery-powered pedestrian and ride-on rotary mowers.

Environmental protection and a…

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The opportunity to stand on arguably the most famous pitch in world football on the day of the FA Cup Final is a dream for many, but for four sports turf students from Northern Ireland – the dream has become a reality.

Gavin White, Jon…

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Organisers of SALTEX (Sports Amenities Landscaping Trade Exhibition) have launched their new 2017 campaign, which features the distinguished heart-shaped logo formed of grass complete with the words – Your Industry - Your Show.

In…

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Open forum activity

David Benson replied to Neil Brown's discussion Customer Complaints
"i would not have put a dpc in it as it will have a sidways load rather than a vertical load and would cause a week spot, i persume it has been built in english or flemish bond or simular to give it strength with a pond liner witch in turn will have…"
1 hour ago
Gary RK replied to Benedict Simmons's discussion Summer watering with IBC tank
"We take our outlet from the bottom tap using 1/2” non collapsing hose, so for stop/start use we don’t have to keep priming the pump when it lifts above  the water / lifting head ht."
2 hours ago
Graham Wright replied to Pembrokeshire Gardening's discussion Where to get foam tubing for bare metal handles?
"Thanks for the link, they look perfect to replace the grips on my ferris walk behind :)
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2 hours ago
Benedict Simmons replied to Benedict Simmons's discussion Summer watering with IBC tank
"No problem with the weight as well the forklift is ranted for 3t. It's more like a tele handler so can boom out ect. "
2 hours ago
Benedict Simmons replied to Benedict Simmons's discussion Summer watering with IBC tank
"Yes it will be a regular job over the summer and I want to make it as simple as possible. To water everything well will probably be nearly 2000l so 2 tanks. I don't quite follow what ⚯ needs a 1/2 inch outlet  would a pump not just draw water out of…"
2 hours ago
Graeme Crowder replied to Pembrokeshire Gardening's discussion Where to get foam tubing for bare metal handles?
"You could try duplon grips for fishing rods, like these:
https://www.veals.co.uk/acatalog/duplon-hand-grips-541.html#SID=113
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2 hours ago
David Benson replied to Benedict Simmons's discussion Summer watering with IBC tank
"a 12 v water pump attached to the battery will do it but not have a massive flow rate do not forgett that 1 lt of water weighs 1 kg so you will have over a tonne with a full IBC"
2 hours ago
Seth Burgess replied to Pembrokeshire Gardening's discussion Where to get foam tubing for bare metal handles?
"https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Climaflex-Foam-Pipe-Insulation-Lagging-W...
 
Alternatly rubber strips, also on ebay. I'd stick whatever you choose on with a high quality adhesive spray, even so far as 3m 90 spray"
3 hours ago
Sean Clarke replied to Benedict Simmons's discussion Summer watering with IBC tank
"With the tank raised up on the fork lift and a decent diameter hose attached, you should be able to get a fairly decent flow of water to the nozzle. Certainly worth a try before spending extra on any unnecessary kit.
Alternatively, I’d be looking at…"
3 hours ago
Sean Clarke replied to Pembrokeshire Gardening's discussion Where to get foam tubing for bare metal handles?
"Bike handlebar grips or tape can work quite well."
3 hours ago
Shell replied to Jason Creed's discussion EGO
"i have the EGO multi tool with the strimmer, trimmer, pole saw, plus the blower. Blower drains even the big battery quickly when used on max (and why would you use it on anything but max). Strimmer and trimmer last a long time
Last year I had 2 x 2a…"
4 hours ago
Kieron Treacy replied to Ian Parkes's discussion new mower choice
"I have a weibang roller mower for 14 months now. Would not recommend them. I've three Honda HRH and two Kaas roller mowers. My guy's always go for Honda's and  Kaas first leaving the Weibang behind. Doing my own basic repairs  I find the Weibang is…"
6 hours ago
Neil Brown replied to Neil Brown's discussion Customer Complaints
"good point andrew thank you although i dont suppose he will admit to that if he had 
Many Thanks 
Neil"
8 hours ago
Nick Shenton replied to graeme mccaig's discussion Pricing a turf job
"I really dont get it , £900 to supply and lay 35 sq mtrs ! Is that what folk pay in your neck of the woods ?   "
8 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Neil Brown's discussion Customer Complaints
"Is there any possibility that the customer or someone under their instruction has cleaned the wall with acid and/ or a pressure washer?
Andy"
9 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Neil Brown's discussion Customer Complaints
"Being an older guy I would tell you not to put a plastic damp course in a garden wall, as a strong wind or impact will allow the wall to topple over.
Engineering or semi-engineering bricks too two courses above finished ground level and the right mo…"
10 hours ago
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Customer Complaints

I had a bricklayer build a small pond brick wall 3 years ago and the customer is complaining the jointing has failed and is crumbling  I have offered to get the wall re pointed which in my opinion should resolve the issue  He has said he has had a…

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7 Replies · Reply by David Benson 1 hour ago