Equipment & Materials
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The terrain and nature of the job will dictate which machine you should be using, Sally Drury explains.
Arborists, landscapers and grounds-maintenance teams can put chippers to good use, says, Sally Drury.
Many factors must be considered to ensure optimum protection for your crops, Sally Drury explains.
From crop protection to insulation, there is a material to meet every horticultural need, says Sally Drury.
Equipment & Materials In Depth
Up-to-date information on glasshouse products and suppliers.
How does the alpine house benefit RHS Garden Harlow Carr? Sally Drury finds out.
Retailers' response to food-waste concerns is driving packaging manufacturers to find innovative solutions, Gavin McEwan reports.
Battery models dominate new introductions but petrol options are also being updated, says Sally Drury.
How can the latest products help turf managers following unprecedented rainfall? Sally Drury finds out.
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
New models were submitted for testing on a wet and windy day at Bridgwater College, Sally Drury reports.
Hire Supply Company HSC has purchased the business and assets of Midland Power Machinery.
Fresh grass clippings, leaves, farmyard manures and weeds can all be piled into a Mantis ComposTumbler to give nutrient-rich compost in just two weeks when an activator is added.
Stihl has joined the robotic lawnmower market with the introduction of the intelligent Viking-branded iMOW.
Providing Bomford arm mower owners with alternative uses outside the hedge-cutting season, the Pro Drill Head can be used to power either a range of post-hole borers or a tree stump planer. A heavy-duty hydraulic motor can be used at oil flow rates ...
Launched at the BTME turf show in Harrogate in January, the KSAB Duo Super Spreader features double plates to achieve uniform dispersal without the need for a second run. Available from Sherriff Amenity, it has a parking or support wheel to ensures ...
With a power transmission unit that will operate many of the company's machines, a new two-wheel tractor built by Blec can be specified with Honda or Yamaha engines to give petrol or diesel options.
With a powered cut-and-collect system, the new C-Series lawn tractor from Countax can mow quickly. The XRD cutter deck uses contra-rotating blades to cut the grass before throwing the clippings in front of the collector. Driven by the tractor's engi...
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.
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.
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