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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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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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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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Open forum activity

Andrew Betteridge replied to Tim Wallach's discussion Anyone looking for a subcontractor at affordable rates?
"The posts  on nextdoor.co.uk are enough to make you cry at times."
49 minutes ago
Darren B, Chris Bradley and Lucy Tavener joined Landscape Juice Network
3 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to Chris Bradley's discussion Strimming techniques Need help!!
"Use a strimmer with a D handle and use a shoulder strap not a harness, you can then set the height of the strimmer constantly so that should stop the scalping."
4 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Chris Bradley's discussion Strimming techniques Need help!!
"Practice. Maybe lengthen the strap a little so the strimmer hangs a touch lower. "
4 hours ago
Sean Clarke replied to Tim Wallach's discussion Anyone looking for a subcontractor at affordable rates?
"If he charged £60 a day he could afford his own extension lead after a couple of days, sky’s the limit then."
4 hours ago
Sean Clarke replied to Chris Bradley's discussion Strimming techniques Need help!!
"Everyone has their own technique that they hone over the years, personally I like to strim from right to left with the strimmer head angle at about 30* on the 9o’clock/3o’clock plane. Longer, rougher grass I’m not so fussy about, just need to concen…"
5 hours ago
Sean Clarke replied to Colin Anson's discussion Briggs engine - no oil change.
"Light on the dash, what are these luxuries you speak of? Even if there was a light it probably wouldn’t work, it’s a Land Rover!"
5 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Colin Anson's discussion Briggs engine - no oil change.
"But that is what the light on the dashboard is for."
5 hours ago
Chris Bradley posted a discussion
Hi guys I’m new to the network love the community you have on here and I’ve learnt loads without been a member from browsing on google ive been doing maintenance for a year now as a job, I love it and I’m confident on all kit, apart from strimmers s…
6 hours ago
Tim Wallach posted discussions
7 hours ago
Sean Clarke replied to Colin Anson's discussion Briggs engine - no oil change.
"It’s a genius system, it even lets you know when you’re out of oil when it stops dripping on the driveway."
7 hours ago
Sean Clarke replied to Colin Anson's discussion Briggs engine - no oil change.
"I agree, oil changes on a mower can be completed in 5mins and cost less than a pint down your local. Bit of a tongue-in-cheek comment comparing it to the Landy! Although small top-ups are fine as part of day-to-day upkeep of our machines. I’ve never…"
7 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Colin Anson's discussion Briggs engine - no oil change.
"Ah! Yes! Some vehicles like thirty year old Land Rover still use the constant flow oil change method. "
7 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Colin Anson's discussion Briggs engine - no oil change.
"Problem with this system is that there will always be some old oil in the engine.... even if it is highly diluted with the new oil...... that isn't doing its job properly.  I'll keep to the complete oil changes.... they really cost peanuts on a mowe…"
11 hours ago
Geoffrey King replied to Ben Gooding's discussion Plant labelling printer
"Hi Ben,  You will find most label systems are geared towards large nurseries, where they provide label with the plug or plant to 'grow on' or sell.  The main supplier of the plastic hort labels is 'up here' in Kirkbymoorside
Other options are loop &…"
12 hours ago
Sean Clarke replied to Neal's discussion Rotavator choice
"Hire one per job and charge it out. How many times do you think you’ll need one? I actually do own one, a vintage Templar Tiller, it’s actually quite good for most light jobs and it will do heavy digging, it just takes a while compared to a heavy-du…"
13 hours ago
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