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pellenc launches the first professional ‘on-board’ (1)

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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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Darren Walters replied to Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd's discussion App for daily inspections of vehicles / machinery
"Nick, could you not have a standard vehicle checklist (In Jobber) with a section for the reg?  Same for equipment with the option to put N/A when appropriate?
Darren"
1 hour ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Clive's discussion What Van?
"I don't think slamlocks are any more secure for overnight, just that they lock the van every time the door shuts, which may or may not suit your business. I believe deadlocks are what you would want."
9 hours ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd's discussion App for daily inspections of vehicles / machinery
"Thanks Robbie. I was aware of that but looks like I will have to repeat a  checklist from scratch for every vehicle and every piece of equipment which looks very time onsuming!
Have I missed a trick?
Nick"
10 hours ago
John Culpin replied to benny's discussion Help identifying some old paving slabs?
"Hi Benny
i don’t think that they are Marshall’s Heritage as the edge faces are too straight/square. Depending on when they were laid they could be Atlas Super Riven  - the housing developers liked using them in the late 90’s. Unfortunately for you I…"
10 hours ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to paul mcdermott's discussion The VAT Problem
"We did the same as Darren many years ago. Only one customer didn’t like it (were we not charging enough to start with I wonder??). 
We now serve over 100 domestic clients and charge VAT to every one - I guess it is part and parcel of running a busin…"
10 hours ago
Steve Shakespeare, David Robinson and Nicholas Coles joined Landscape Juice Network
10 hours ago
sarah croud updated their profile
10 hours ago
tom eggleton replied to Niall Ward's discussion Day rate increases for garden maintenance 2019?
"of course just I have a very heave work load and busy schedule , I have my own pricing format but prefer not to disclose this sort of information"
12 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Niall Ward's discussion Day rate increases for garden maintenance 2019?
"Your pofile says you're from Oxfordshire, so you should be aware of how high the cost of living can be. Maybe slave labour is the wrong word, but you then start to look at the national minimum wage, compare that, with holidays, pensions and sick pay…"
14 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to Scott H's discussion Which pre-emergent??
"I have never used granules but have user paradise and chikra with glyphosate mix to great effect and on average getn150 ish days control from them but still charge for monthly or quaterly spraying."
14 hours ago
Scott H posted a discussion
Im debating between Kerb granules and Gemstone granules but have no experience of either.Does anyone have an opinion on which is better/efficient/cost effective?I really looking for a granular application for use around shrubs, bulbs and herbaceous…
14 hours ago
tom eggleton replied to Niall Ward's discussion Day rate increases for garden maintenance 2019?
"I charge the same rate each also "
14 hours ago
tom eggleton replied to Niall Ward's discussion Day rate increases for garden maintenance 2019?
"What we need to consider Gary is everyone has different holiday I personally work every bank holiday , also I do a lot of price jobs combined such as hedge cutting and spraying and many others , I think it's important that we all stich to the pricin…"
14 hours ago
Darren Walters replied to paul mcdermott's discussion The VAT Problem
"Hi Adam, we are mainly domestic and voluntarily went VAT registered in March, we lost a few but not that many and I also raised prices at the same time.  Being just prior to the silly season, we easily replaced them at a higher rate.  Hence the reas…"
14 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Niall Ward's discussion Day rate increases for garden maintenance 2019?
"A question for those who charge hourly and work with a colleague - do you charge the same rate each or a combined rate ?"
15 hours ago
Clive replied to Clive's discussion What Van?
"Dave, Adam & Stephen thank you for your feedback ..."
15 hours ago
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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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