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Entries to the SALTEX 2019 Innovation Award are now open for all SALTEX exhibitors to take part – allowing show visitors the chance to witness a stellar line-up of brand new products and services that are pushing the boundaries in groundscare…

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Now in its 74th year, SALTEX is growing from strength to strength in its NEC home.

In fact, already 70 per cent of the SALTEX 2019 floorplan has been allocated with more than 180 SALTEX 2018 exhibitors returning. Over 40 of these exhibitors…

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From robotics to hybrid mowers and digital apps, ground-breaking ideas to thought provoking debates, career enhancing advice to limitless opportunities; the recent SALTEX 2018 at the NEC was a landscape of possibility and prospect for the future…

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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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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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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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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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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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35 minutes ago
C Powell replied to C Powell's discussion Hedge Trimmers
"Thanks for your input Paul.
Chris
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55 minutes ago
Daniel Edwards replied to Daniel Edwards's discussion Getting rid of a Conifer/Hedge
"Thanks Ben. 
I’m in the Midlands.
Approx width is about 3.5/4ft. I was thinking to dig the stumps out, but there’s about 10 of them. :-("
4 hours ago
Ben Carter replied to Daniel Edwards's discussion Getting rid of a Conifer/Hedge
"Depending on the width of the hedge I would over estimate rather than under estimate the amount of waste.  Confiers always seem to bulk up.  Also there will be loads of dead material at the base if the hedge is quite thick.  Are you hiring a stump g…"
4 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Daniel Edwards's discussion Getting rid of a Conifer/Hedge
"I'd probably price it at a day plus waste"
4 hours ago
Daniel Edwards posted a discussion
Evening all, looking for some advice please. Currently got a job I’m trying to price up which includes removing a row of conifers which act a hedge between the 2 neighbours. There’s about 10 stumps and the conifers are approx 10ft tall.  Any advice…
12 hours ago
john jones replied to Gary RK's discussion Re-edging with wood along a curved gravel path
"The curve and the materials are the least of the worries. The scale is the problem. When the path was originally done the edging was probably installed first and then infilled. Will be difficult to achieve such a tight job again. Easiest way is to g…"
13 hours ago
Jim Gibbon replied to Millie Smith's discussion What to do with an oversized Cherry Laurel?
"To maintain the privacy Dan is spot on, clear out around the bottom, expose the trunks, lift the canopy and thin it out. More light will get in which will improve the feel of the area and allow a bigger choice of plants underneath. There will defini…"
15 hours ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Millie Smith's discussion What to do with an oversized Cherry Laurel?
"Cut tot he ground and it will re-grow - but do it sooner rather than later if you wanted re-growth this year."
15 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Millie Smith's discussion What to do with an oversized Cherry Laurel?
" These regrow from drastic cuts very quickly and are indestructible .................. if you cut this down to the ground in the Spring , you could have something 5-6' tall by the end of the Summer.  Bit late in the year now to achieve this but do i…"
16 hours ago
Ben Carter replied to Dave F's discussion Good value strimmer
"The only thing with the husky and the echo is that the trigger looks like it could catch on something and snap off.  I notice that the latest stihl long reach hedge cutters have the same sort of arrangment.  It may just be me be pedantic.  "
16 hours ago
paul watson replied to C Powell's discussion Hedge Trimmers
"I bought the hla 85 last year and have been very impressed, almost as good for cutting as the kombi with long reach. Lighter, quieter and no mixing of fuels, elescopic makes it very long. Battery life, I have 2  x ap 200, s and they will go all day…"
16 hours ago
Tony @SM replied to Dave F's discussion Good value strimmer
"I use Stihl, an FS90. I'm on my 2nd now after 10 years and that's only because the first one was stolen! As ben says, they are easy to service and grease, there's not a lot to go wrong with them and they have none of the problems the larger 4 mix ma…"
17 hours ago
David mcmaster replied to Tony @SM's discussion Weibang Pro48Legacy. Cables
"The drive cable on mine starts to go at the top, just changed it this week and have a spare one for when it goes again. No problems with any other cables as yet its 2 years old now and the drive cable has gone 3 times."
17 hours ago
dan replied to Millie Smith's discussion What to do with an oversized Cherry Laurel?
" I really dislike cherry laurel -- its an absolute thug - it will always dominate an area and win - particularly if its left to its own devices for years and years. The root system sucks all mositure from the direct surrounding area making it hard t…"
17 hours ago
C Powell posted a discussion
Hi AllLooking at getting a long reach hedge trimmer. Undecided whether to go for Petrol or elec (battery) The battery one I had been looking at was the Stihl HLA 85 Cordless long reach. Has anybody had any experince of these..?Thanks Chris 
18 hours ago
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Hedge Trimmers

Hi All Looking at getting a long reach hedge trimmer. Undecided whether to go for Petrol or elec (battery) The battery one I had been looking at was the Stihl HLA 85 Cordless long reach. Has anybody had any experince of these..? Thanks   Chris  

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