Brick jig among launches at Hard Landscaping Show

Stihl was among firms to launch new products at the Hard Landscaping Show, showing its new brick jig.

The device, which holds bricks or paving in place while being cut, was the firm's "highlight" for the show, explained marketing manager Sean Larter-Conway.

The product will be available in the third or fourth quarter of the year. "We have been previewing it at the show and had a terrific response," said Larter-Conway.

In addition, Concrete and Rock Solutions launched a substance that can break up features including boulders, patios and walls.

Managing director Colin Gaunt said although the product is already available to other markets such as the building trade, it could become invaluable for landscapers.

"You can use it to break up concrete and rock rather than using expensive equipment," said Gaunt. The product uses calcium oxide, which produces an exothermic reaction when mixed with water.

Groundscare Products managing director Paul Errington brought a new brushcutter to the show, originally launched at IoG Saltex. Its side-shift design means it is ideal for keeping operators clear of overhanging vegetation, he said.

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