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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.
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...
Husqvarna is launching a range of three 25cc commercial trimmers and brushcutters. Combi Unit 525LK and 525RJX loop-handle trimmers have SmartStart and an X-Torq engine. The 525RXT also has an X-Torq engine along with comfort handlebars and Balance 5...
Heated jackets from Makita are designed to bring comfort and protection to those working outdoors or in unheated areas such as workshops.
Part of the ATT Turf Management System from The Grass Group, the SMARTVertiCut cassette uses non-carbide-tipped blades to reduce bruising and stress when verticutting. Turning the rotor through 180 degs enables the second edge to be utilised.
Etesia's venture into the electric wheelbarrow market sees a unit that has a range of attachments to tackle a wide variety of jobs from transporting tools and materials to clearing snow and watering plants. With power coming from a 24V 1,000W batte...
Two commercial rotary mowers designed to meet the demands of professionals will be available from Etesia this autumn. Models PKCTM 46cm and LKCGM 53cm join the Duocut rotary range, both being available with mulching inserts enabling the mowers to b...
Part of an introductory launch offer that sees customers offered a ULB80P battery, Excelion 2000 brushcutter and roll-cut head for 1,500 + VAT, the new trimming unit from Pellenc weighs in at just 5.1kg and it comes with a heavy-duty harness. Sold...
To keep lawns and turf looking good all-year round, a scarifier attachment is now available from Etesia to fit three models in the company's ride-on mower range. The scarifying rake is designed to remove moss and thatch and it can be used on the 80...
Blowers Schiller Grounds Care has self-propelled the High Performance Vacuum with infinitely variable hydrostatic drive. The Cramer LS 5000 sweeper vac now features a slide-out collection bag and optional gas-conversion kit. Simon Tullett Machinery...
Makita's MM4 four-stroke engine is used to power two new water pumps that will pull water from as low as 8.7m and lift it through a 2.5cm hose up to 32.3m above the pump.
A high-performance sports/utility 4x4 machine has been introduced by quad and ATV distributor Quadzilla.
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