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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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SALTEX Innovation Award Winners

The very first SALTEX Innovation Award celebrated the best in brand new grounds care technology when the show took place at the NEC, Birmingham on 1 and 2 November 2017.

Making its debut, the…

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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

Luke brooks replied to Phil Voice's discussion Fly tipper caught red handed
"Colourful waste but why tip and go to the effort of taking a holey ton bag back 
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14 minutes ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
"The only thing that comes to mind is that if the membrane runs over the concrete at the top, it would direct the water under it and it has to get out somewhere.
So if you throw the gravel back at the intersection between the concrete and clay, then…"
56 minutes ago
Trevor Stephens replied to Trevor Stephens's discussion Converting a Pond to plant bed.
"Yes it will take alot to fill, as its a circle school days maths needed dusting off to use pi i.e radius squared 25m x pi 3.14xdepth 1.25m = 98.5m3 which is roughly £5k... 
However a change of plan looks on the cards with a grate cover made up for t…"
2 hours ago
ebclimbing and Paul joined Landscape Juice Network
4 hours ago
Darren Walters replied to Norms's discussion stihl kombi extention
"Henchman 12' professional with 3 adjustable legs.  It's the 3 adjustable legs that really make it versatile. Used it on steps, banks and low walls."
5 hours ago
Ben Pritchard replied to Andy Sheridan's discussion Tricky customer
"I got accused of theft of 10 18inch post off cuts that I was meant to have used to repair a raised bed, she kept sending me pictures of the posts I'd 'stolen' in situ where she'd asked me to put them, all the while saying "why haven't you done the w…"
6 hours ago
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Stihl hs56c hedge trimmer problem
"Thanks for the advice Graham, I think I'll drop it in the repair shop tomorrow for a estimate."
11 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Chris's discussion Stihl hs56c hedge trimmer problem
"The clutch springs are probably broken, the clutch "shoes" may be sticking on the pins they pivot on or the idling speed is too high....unlikely as I'm sure you'd  have noticed that.
You'll need to take the clutch apart...... unfortunately, a bit of…"
11 hours ago
Chris posted a discussion
Morning all, i've had the Stihl hs56c hedge trimmer for about 4/5 years but recently when i'm using it everytime i take my finger off the throttle the blades continue to move.Any idea's on how to fix the problem before i take it into the repair shop…
12 hours ago
Ben Carter replied to Phil Voice's discussion Fly tipper caught red handed
"The highway angency/council have been litter picking on the A5 last week, so far they have bagged the litter and left it on the roadside for collection (I don't know if they do this to show how much litter there is)  There must be a bag every 10 met…"
13 hours ago
Andrew Booth replied to Norms's discussion stihl kombi extention
"Hi Darran i am thinking about a battery hedgecutter to cut vibration out but spent a lot of money on petrol equiment. What i wanted to ask you what ladder did you end up buying cannot make my mind up."
13 hours ago
Darren Walters replied to Norms's discussion stihl kombi extention
"I had the Stihl harness for mine, and it was helpful but the petrol engined Kombi melted a hole in the plastic basket that it sits in.  I took it back and they gave me a refund straight way.  Like Busy Bee said, we nearly always had hassle getting t…"
14 hours ago
Luke brooks replied to Trevor Stephens's discussion Converting a Pond to plant bed.
"If my maths is correct 10 metre x10 metre x1.25 = 125 m3 that’s a hell of a hole to fill.please correct me  if wrong 
years ago at hortic college we needed a thousand ton to build a large mound and the cheapest way was to ask a groundwork’s company…"
14 hours ago
Graeme Crowder replied to Trevor Stephens's discussion Converting a Pond to plant bed.
"Personally I would recommend they fence it off. I certainly wouldn't have anything to do with the destruction of a perfectly good pond - too few of them already!"
23 hours ago
Jon Ward replied to Trevor Stephens's discussion Converting a Pond to plant bed.
"Probably a lot more life in there than you realise. At least there is another pond. "
yesterday
Edward Fox replied to Ian Bridgford's discussion Repointing a patio
"Hi Ian, I,ve done loads of these types of job. First off, only use a disc for stubborn areas. Get yourself a mini pick (mine has a 750mm handle) and use that to hoick and lever out the pointing. If you are lucky whole lengths come out in one go and…"
yesterday
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stihl kombi extention

ive been using a stihl kombi with a 1m carbon extention its great but can be very tiring on the arms for long periods not due to the total weight of the machine more due to balance point, to combat this im thinking of constructing some sort of…

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8 Replies · Reply by Darren Walters 5 hours ago

Tricky customer

Hi all, I’m new on here. Read through some of the threads and have to say I’m very impressed by the advice and knowledge which is being shared. So, perhaps some of you might be able help me put my mind at ease. I have a small company based in…

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26 Replies · Reply by Andrew Betteridge 56 minutes ago