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Over 120 groundsmen, superintendents, turf managers, agronomists and golf club managers attended the latest Turf Science Live event, which was held at Naas Golf Club in Ireland. The one day event allowed delegates to view live demonstrations of…

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Progreen Weed Control replied to Progreen Weed Control's discussion Easter Fun - win a CP knapsack
"The competition is open until the end of April, we will update you once we hear from Cooper Pegler.
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3 minutes ago
Gary RK replied to Mike George's discussion Gritting advice needed please
"It can be one of the most profitable, yet antisocial, sources of winter work if you’re are prepared and want to work thru  winter.
There’s lots on LJN from Contractors (like us) that do it - do a search and take a read......"
1 hour ago
Mike George replied to Mike George's discussion Gritting advice needed please
"I wasn't planning on using ploughs to be honest I was just going to do gritting, what kind of vehicle was you using?"
2 hours ago
Scott H replied to Daniel Johnson's discussion Ride on mower - help/advise
"I've bought two since I started - I'm into the 3rd season this year.
First one, Etesia Hydro 100, then back end of last year a Bahia. I chose them because they have a good name in the industry, and will pick up wet grass. Thought about a Kubota, did…"
2 hours ago
Graeme Brown replied to Mike George's discussion Gritting advice needed please
"As I was a subby I don't really want to give what is another companies figures out but were kept going although this was a large company with national contracts so would not be representative any way. Do you have ploughs in place because the salt wo…"
2 hours ago
Dave Colton replied to Graham Taylor's discussion Unusual fuel problem
"You could try an octane boost addative see if that helps, i would be having a word with the fuel station too."
2 hours ago
Colin Hunt replied to graeme mccaig's discussion Pricing a turf job
"£600+ per day labour Phil, very nice!!
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3 hours ago
Richard Gadsby replied to Graham Taylor's discussion Unusual fuel problem
"If this was last week during the extreme heat you may find its as simple as hot fuel expanding in the tank and air locking/ pressurising the tank. Was a cold machine ok in morning? I had this on 2 machines last week. The blower worse fuel was litera…"
9 hours ago
Nick Shenton replied to graeme mccaig's discussion Pricing a turf job
"The main difference will be the fact that ALL i do is supply and lay turf , so that is my bread and butter and not a job that comes along every now and then.
Always interesting to hear someone elses point of view , never too old to learn something n…"
10 hours ago
Jim Gibbon replied to Ian Parkes's discussion new mower choice
"Sorry for the dyslexic typo I meant Kieron!"
10 hours ago
Jim Gibbon replied to Ian Parkes's discussion new mower choice
"Hi Keiron
Thanks for your reply, it's always good benifit from the experience of others. You have given me a heads up on things to look out for and maybe prevent down time by being ahead of the game.
Engine wise I have had the Kawasaki FJ180 on anot…"
10 hours ago
graeme mccaig replied to graeme mccaig's discussion Pricing a turf job
"Nick, i used that figure only from the post i seen on a fb group. Basically where cowboys took 800 upfront and threw down turf. The photo/ post shows more details. I wasnt expecting to get 800 and im not getting half that."
11 hours ago
Mike George replied to Mike George's discussion Gritting advice needed please
"Cheers for the reply pal , I've got a good mechanic on side and plan to buy new machines so I get a 2 year warranty.
How busy was you when you used to subbie for him if you don't mind me asking?  How many sites etc?"
11 hours ago
Graeme Brown replied to Mike George's discussion Gritting advice needed please
"The company I subbie for used a phone app that hat GPS tracking and you zapped a QR code which was at a site to prove you were there. The salt doesn't need to be inside but if it's possible I would dry salt is easier to spread when you are doing pat…"
12 hours ago
Wayne Quinney replied to Dean Harvey Icewatch's discussion Winter Work
"Hi Dean,
I have just secured a contract for  gritting this coming winter. And will be loooking at undertaking more of this work. 
We would be keen to here more,  to see if we could help.
We are just going though the safe contractor process and will…"
12 hours ago
Graham Taylor replied to Mike George's discussion Gritting advice needed please
"Can you make a business out of that?   I bought a dozen large bags of salt/grit 4 years ago............. only got round to using them this Winter when we had a decent bit of snow/ice."
13 hours ago
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