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News, reviews and guides to buying equipment and materials used by horticultural businesses and professionals.

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How To Buy

Buyers' guide - Tractors

Buyers' guide - Tractors

02 July 2014

Vibration levels, implements and working conditions are key considerations, Sally Drury explains.

 
 
Buyers' guide - Chainsaws

Buyers' guide - Chainsaws

22 May 2014

Your experience and training are key factors when it comes to choosing a chainsaw, Sally Drury explains.

 
 
How to buy - Pots and containers

How to buy - Pots and containers

16 May 2014

Working through an enormous range of options is key to finding the right products, Sally Drury explains.

 
 
Buyers' guide - Brushcutters

Buyers' guide - Brushcutters

21 March 2014

The terrain and nature of the job will dictate which machine you should be using, Sally Drury explains.

 
 

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Equipment & Materials In Depth

Reviewed - Tractor-mounted mowers

Reviewed - Tractor-mounted mowers

30 July 2014

How will new models cope with time pressure and the demand for a quality finish? Sally Drury finds out.

 
 
Kit test - Chainsaws

Kit test - Chainsaws

17 July 2014

Three of the top brands submit saws for testing in the Wild Wood at Derby College, Sally Drury reports.

 
 
Weed control: production

Weed control: production

11 July 2014

The reduced availability of herbicides has led growers to consider alternative options, Sally Drury finds.

 
 
Kit for pitches

Kit for pitches

11 July 2014

Repairing pitches with precise machinery can sustain more play and increase revenue, says Sally Drury.

 
 
Kit tests - Tractors

Kit tests - Tractors

11 July 2014

How will these three new models fare when tested at Cannington Golf Club? Sally Drury finds out.

 
 
Get set for Fruit Focus

Get set for Fruit Focus

02 July 2014

Visitors will be offered insights into the latest applied research and technical developments at this year's event, writes Gavin McEwan.

 
 
Market report - Sprayers

Market report - Sprayers

13 June 2014

Sally Drury looks at the latest developments in units for the amenity sector and for commercial growers.

 
 
Reviewed - Ride-on mowers

Reviewed - Ride-on mowers

13 June 2014

How easy is it to get the hang of zero-turn models with stick-steer levers? Sally Drury finds out.

 
 

What's New

John Deere launches A Model mowers

John Deere launches A Model mowers

25 July 2014

A range of advanced-technology golf course mowers has been launched by John Deere, based on feedback from greenkeepers and other turf professionals.

 
 

Stone sealants and cleaners

25 July 2014

Designed to enhance and protect the subtle appeal of natural stone, Pavetuf is a new range of sealants and cleaners from Natural Paving Products (UK).

 
 
Vredo Super Compact updated models

Vredo Super Compact updated models

11 July 2014

New wider models of the Vredo Super Compact Overseeders are available from Richard Campey Turf Care Systems of Macclesfield.

 
 

Polaris Sportsman UTE

11 July 2014

Designed specifically for the UK, Australian and New Zealand markets, Polaris's new Sportsman UTE is said to offer the utility and capability of the traditional farm pick-up combined with the nimbleness and agility of an ATV.

 
 

Bobcat engine update

11 July 2014

Bobcat will soon begin the transition to meet EU Stage IIIB/Stage IV emissions regulations for machines greater than 37kW (50hp). This has resulted in significant changes to engine design and added components.

 
 

Makita PLM5113S mower launched

11 July 2014

For lawns up to 2,000sq m, this new 190cc mower offers a 51cm cutting width, centralised five-step height adjustment and a three-speed transmission.

 
 

TigerTurf offers artificial playing surfaces

27 June 2014

To meet the needs of sports and leisure facilities, artificial turf manufacturer TigerTurf UK has developed a premium range of playing surfaces, including Soccer Real.

 
 

Weibang warranty on offer

27 June 2014

A three-year warranty is offered by Rochford Garden Machinery on the new Weibang Legacy 56 PRO.

 
 
Wider INFiNiSystem

Wider INFiNiSystem

27 June 2014

Already making in-roads into the golf and fine-turf markets, the INFiNiSystem mower and cassette carrier is now available in a 26in model.

 
 

Duo Spreader a world's first

13 June 2014

Following positive comments from greenkeepers and groundsmen at the BTME turf show in Harrogate in January, Sherriff Amenity has launched the world's first dual-disc plate spreader.

 
 
Kaboodle rack UTV enhancement

Kaboodle rack UTV enhancement

13 June 2014

UTV Products of High Legh in Cheshire has designed an innovative modular racking system for the rear cargo bed of any UTV or utility buggy to allow the safe storage and transport of a wide range of tools and equipment.

 
 

Turf Rake

13 June 2014

Allett has added a new 34in Turf Rake to its range of quickly interchangeable cartridges for its C34 petrol-engined walk-behind cylinder mower.

 
 
 

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