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A number of key industry experts will be uniting to collaboratively tackle the biggest issues facing the groundscare environment at SALTEX 2019, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on October 30 and 31.

Learning LIVE, SALTEX’s…

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Lawn Care Legends returns to SALTEX 2019

The Lawn Care Legends networking event for landscapers and gardeners will be returning to SALTEX 2019 – which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on 30 and 31 October.

The Legends will be back in full force and will be even bigger with…

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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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New for 2019, SALTEX visitors can expect to experience the latest green technology in groundscare in a new area on the show floor, which is purely dedicated to environmentally-friendly products.

The trend towards sustainable and…

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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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Visitors vote SALTEX 2018 the best yet

The SALTEX 2018 post-show visitor survey has revealed that an overwhelming amount of attendees felt that SALTEX 2018 was the best and most vibrant show to date.

SALTEX at the NEC, Birmingham has again proved to be the annual meeting place…

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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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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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New Innovation Hub at SALTEX

New for 2018, SALTEX visitors can expect to see and experience the very latest groundscare ingenuity in a new area on the show floor which is purely dedicated to innovation and new concepts in grounds management.

SALTEX plays host to the…

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Highlighted blog posts

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A recent school grounds seminar held at Charterhouse in Surrey has been hailed a huge success by all who attended.

The event attracted over 50 delegates from all levels as several topical issues were explored and discussed. Supported by…

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Open forum activity

Paul McCulley and holly Underhill joined Landscape Juice Network
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Graham Taylor replied to Darren Walters's discussion Just got my drone Operator & Flyer ID Yay!
"I was given a DJI drone for Xmas last year........ took me a while to master the controls.... had to get the ladder out a few times to rescue it from trees.  Once the intial novelty wore off, it 's been sitting on a shelf in a spare beroom for the l…"
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Fusion Media posted a blog post
Once Warwick School had decided to invest in a new synthetic pitch, Grounds Manager Duncan Toon felt that the SISIS Osca 3 tractor-mounted oscillating brush was the only machine that could maintain the new surface effectively and truly justify the m…
9 hours ago
Harry@VWGS replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"Thank you for all the replies so far, your wisdom is much appreciated, I hate having to replace vans as never know what to go for, thank you "
12 hours ago
Seth Burgess replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"I have a Euro V engine so first generation of DPF. It's fine no issues. When it regens it blows smoke out a lot cleaning itself out (only happens when the exhaust gets hot enough and needs to be cleaned) So the occasional long drive will be fine.
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20 hours ago
John F replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"I can't comment on the despatch Harry but my four year old Citreon Nemo provides a really nice drive , smooth , precise steering , but this year has developed engine management faults , power drain which so far is  impossible to trace meaning its re…"
23 hours ago
Darren Walters posted a discussion
Now, I just need to use the blooming thing!
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Tony @SM replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"Hi Harry, good to see you on here again! I have the Fiat Scudo which is exactly the same van as the Citreon Despatch,there is also the Peugeot Expert. All the pretty much the same just badged differently. It's an excellent van, fits 2 mowers side by…"
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PGM replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"I have the new shape Peugeot Expert Pro Blue HDI, which is basically the same as the Citroen though I slightly prefer the look of the Peugeot front. I've had since new (66 plate), so for 3 years, and done just under 20,000 miles. I've been really ha…"
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Billybop replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"i have 2017 Hilux also, the dpf seems to burn itself off every 200 miles or so, a ten minute drive seems to be enough for it to do its work, it may do a burn on the longer trips sometimes but i wouldn't notice it, it's only evident when you stop and…"
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Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"My next van renewal may come a year after this hits the showrooms - I wonder if I'll find models within my budget then!
https://electrek.co/2019/11/27/ford-electric-transit-van-2023/
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Vic 575 replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"I’ve had no issues with the Hilux, or the two previous ones I owned which also had the DPF’s. I only do 6k per year and given how busy I am you can imagine that they are all very short drives between jobs. The Hilux which was registered on 8-11-17 h…"
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Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"Sorting what things out? Nothing's gone wrong, and I wouldn't expect it to. 
I don't fancy having to liaise with a Ford dealership. I get the feeling they're useless."
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dickyjim replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"A mechanic recently told me diesels won't be too good for short trips (which is what I do) because of the dpf in modern diesels. Do you guys have problems?. My vehicle is diesel but pre dpf so no problems. I also want a newer van, maybe petrol, if t…"
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Vic 575 replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
"Hi Dan, how have you found the Ford dealer when it comes to sorting things out?
21% BASC discount on Transits plus dealer discount on top."
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Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Harry@VWGS's discussion New Van for garden maintenance.
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