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Equipment & Materials In Depth
Sally Drury explains how growers are going to have to use water more efficiently to keep costs down.
What equipment can turf managers call on to cope with recent extreme weather? Sally Drury investigates
How To Buy...
Buyers' guide - Woodchippers Arborists, landscapers and grounds-maintenance teams can put chippers to good use, says, Sally Drury.
Buyers' guide - Polytunnels Many factors must be considered to ensure optimum protection for your crops, Sally Drury explains.
Buyers' Guide - Horticultural fabrics From crop protection to insulation, there is a material to meet every horticultural need, says Sally Drury.
Buyers' Guide - Blowers and sweepers Sally Drury looks at blowers and sweepers that can be handheld, pushed, vehicle-mounted or towed.
How to buy - Tractors Tasks, tools and power must all be considered before heading to a dealer, Sally Drury explains
How to buy - Street furniture Manufacturers are offering greater choice and more environmentally friendly products, Sally Drury finds.
Going down a storm at the Redexim demonstration event in Holland last year, the Speed-Brush is now available in the UK from Charterhouse Turf Machinery.
With no fewer than 18 upgrades to the 1200 model, the new GreensPro 1240 claims to take greens rolling to "another level".
Combining aeration and sanding in one action, the VGR Top Changer introduced by Campey Turf Care is designed to encourage rapid, healthy grass growth. Over time the process can completely change the top surface without any interference to play.
With 25.4mm spacing between the discs, the new tractor-mounted BLEC golf green disc overseeder has the closest spacing of any produced by the company.
Turning on a sixpence and powered by a 12.2hp Kawasaki engine, the Sand Pro 2040Z bunker rake from Toro is the industry's first zero-turn mechanical groomer.
Golf course pond and lake management specialist Otterbine has a new Fractional five-in-one aerating system. The spray can be switched between four different patterns and into a horizontal mixer system for versatility.
Rochford Garden Machinery has been made UK importer for the Weibang brand. It will offer a range of commercial machinery including lawnmowers, scarifiers and aerators through specialist dealers.
Two new compact excavators from Bobcat promise increased hydraulic performance, improved serviceability and a low-noise, high-comfort cab.
Suitable for a wide range of sports turf, local authority, commercial and horticultural applications, John Deere's 2014 5M Series utility tractors provide higher horsepower using fuel-efficient Stage IIIB compliant engine technology.
Designed to add colour during pre-dormant and dormant times of the year and to bring forward early spring growth, Transition HC is now available in the UK from Sherriff Amenity.
In response to increasing demand for mulch mowers, Stihl has introduced two professional models under the Viking brand.
Complementing SCAG, Humus and RoboFlail products, the new Pirana cut-and-collect mower from STM gives a 122cm cut using twin blades with 80mm overlap. Cuttings can be exhausted through the 45x45cm discharge tunnel or collected in the optional high-du...
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