Equipment & Materials
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Vibration levels, implements and working conditions are key considerations, Sally Drury explains.
Your experience and training are key factors when it comes to choosing a chainsaw, Sally Drury explains.
Working through an enormous range of options is key to finding the right products, Sally Drury explains.
The terrain and nature of the job will dictate which machine you should be using, Sally Drury explains.
Equipment & Materials In Depth
How will new models cope with time pressure and the demand for a quality finish? Sally Drury finds out.
Three of the top brands submit saws for testing in the Wild Wood at Derby College, Sally Drury reports.
The reduced availability of herbicides has led growers to consider alternative options, Sally Drury finds.
Repairing pitches with precise machinery can sustain more play and increase revenue, says Sally Drury.
How will these three new models fare when tested at Cannington Golf Club? Sally Drury finds out.
Visitors will be offered insights into the latest applied research and technical developments at this year's event, writes Gavin McEwan.
Sally Drury looks at the latest developments in units for the amenity sector and for commercial growers.
How easy is it to get the hang of zero-turn models with stick-steer levers? Sally Drury finds out.
A range of advanced-technology golf course mowers has been launched by John Deere, based on feedback from greenkeepers and other turf professionals.
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).
New wider models of the Vredo Super Compact Overseeders are available from Richard Campey Turf Care Systems of Macclesfield.
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 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.
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.
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.
A three-year warranty is offered by Rochford Garden Machinery on the new Weibang Legacy 56 PRO.
Already making in-roads into the golf and fine-turf markets, the INFiNiSystem mower and cassette carrier is now available in a 26in model.
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.
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.
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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