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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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Since SALTEX 2017 took place at the NEC, Birmingham in November last year, a number of exhibitors are still generating business as a direct result of the show – re-affirming that the exhibition is the must-attend event for any company involved in…

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Open forum activity

Glen Stillman posted a discussion
Morning guys and gal's, I've just bought a second hand etesia pbts, I just needed something cheap to see me through the autumn. Very pleased with it, but seems to have a very weak drive. I'm assuming (hoping) a new drive belt will sort this, is ther…
1 hour ago
Robbie replied to Lewis Hetherington's discussion Charging over 12 months rather than per visit
"I started it this year for grass cutting. From now on all new clients will be on this via go cardless. I run it from feb - dec (11 months), though any adhoc work like hedge cutting is invoiced for on the day.  It's great how muchmore  free time it g…"
2 hours ago
Carl Chaney replied to Carl Chaney's discussion Subbies contracts?
"Hi Osh,
Thank you for your reply - sorry it's taken me a while to see it!
great starting point to tweak for us. Thanks again!
2 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Gary RK's discussion Anyone can cut grass .....
"It is true that anyone can cut grass. But not everyone can cut grass well, neatly, efficiently, at the right time, under the best conditions or produce a good result. 
That's where we come in."
9 hours ago
David Benson replied to Lewis Hetherington's discussion Charging over 12 months rather than per visit
"i am with vic on this you could end up missing out on 4 or 5 months payments any thing can happen even with commercial cilents
i had one domestic cilent move to the other end of the country witout telling me then rang me just before the start of the…"
10 hours ago
Vic 575 replied to Michael Vickers's discussion Ride on mowers
"A 38 and a 42 are very similar, why do you need two almost the same size?
I run a Stiga Pwx 740 with a 100cm [about 39 inches] deck. It is four wheel drive and mulches. I use it on many sites including a trading estate. It is superb in churchyards,…"
11 hours ago
Michael Vickers posted a discussion
Hi All  
Im after a 38 inch and a 42 inch ride on mower
it would be used on care homes and industrial estates
What do people recommend?
14 hours ago
Gary RK posted a discussion
If you’re into lawns, especially in a professional way such as turfcare/greenkeeping - a thought provoking article via Lantra :
16 hours ago
Fusion Media posted a blog post
Dennis Mowers will be unveiling a new and exciting range of mowers when the show opens its doors at the NEC, Birmingham on October 30 and 31.Although product details are being kept tightly under wraps, the Dennis stand at SALTEX (E070) is set to be…
18 hours ago
Kate Cox replied to Henry Voice's discussion Phil
"So sorry to hear this news Henry. My thoughts are with you and your family. 
Thank you for agreeing to continue the work your Dad started. Setting up as a sole trader this network made the whole process a lot more manageable. Your Dad has helped a l…"
23 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Lewis Hetherington's discussion Charging over 12 months rather than per visit
"I wouldn't recommend April-April for this system though. Jan-Dec works well for me. I know this contract you're talking about is fixed and you don't have a say in the months paid, but offering it to domestic clients I'd suggest Jan-Dec"
Brian Henley replied to Neal's discussion hedge work
"Tried string once.
It was the first thing that got cut........."
Vic 575 replied to Lewis Hetherington's discussion Charging over 12 months rather than per visit
"Personally this is a system I really don’t like. Unfortunately I have one contract which works this way with a local Council, which is their way of working so I have to put up with it if I want the work.
 The mowing ends in late October or mid-Novem…"
David Benson replied to Neal's discussion hedge work
"by eye but if its a redyction on sloping ground you can use a cane/stick with a bit of tape round it for a marker i did use a line once on a side reduction of 18 in but set the line about a foot above the hedge out of the way "
Paul Doyle replied to John F's discussion skip surface protection
"I'd agree fully. "
Paul Doyle replied to Neal's discussion hedge work
"Hi neal,
I worked for a company who used a laser level all the time for the tops. It might seem over the top (sorry),but some of the gardens demanded that level of skill for the design to work It means you also go alot faster, as theres no thinking…"