By Jez Abbott
What Kit? Live fires into action this year with exhibitors using the show to grandstand new gear that meets the ever-growing emphasis on landscape and horticulture.
Huskisson Bobcat of Liverpool will show a range of tractor kit including loaders and telescopic handlers at Reaseheath College, Nantwich, Cheshire, on 4 July.
Managing director Brian Davies said: “We normally target building sectors but our attendance this year reflects the growing importance of landscape across all sectors of building.”
What Kit? Live — billed as the first event for buyers of machinery for grounds upkeep, arboriculture and landscaping based on kit demos — is set to feature a host of big names including GreenMech and Sherriff Amenity.
Chester-based Turner Groundscare branch manager Brian Spruce said he would be showing kit from firms like John Deere, Gianni Ferrari and Turfmech.
“This is a good opportunity to raise the standard of the business in the north-west region,” he said.
Visitor Stuart Derbyshire, a senior purchasing manager for Glendale Managed Services, said he was looking forward to testing and comparing kit “all in one day”.