A two-stroke machine of similar design to the Echo and Hyundai, the EH6000W features Makita's Robin engine with a spring-assisted easy-start system.
Parks & Gardens
Horticulture Week's Parks & Gardens News delivers the top stories affecting public open spaces, including amenity turf, historic & botanic gardens, parks trusts, volunteering and parks funding.
Parks & Gardens In Depth
Visitors are returning to historic and botanic gardens but venues are still working to get more people through the gates.
Horticultural colleges are finding new ways to attract recruits after fees were forced up for older students, Jack Shamash reports.
Numerous conifer species are potentially at risk.
Novel ideas are being put forward as amenity professionals seek to comply with latest regulations on use of chemicals.
Your professional gardening and landscaping queries answered
Sid Sullivan's Blog
Incisive insight and candid comment from parks consultant Sid Sullivan
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Parks & Gardens News
- Hull planning green celebrations
- My Space - Worth Park
- Venue set to open in Poole
- City of London Corporation backs RHS Chelsea show garden to raise pest awareness
- Toby Buckland festival offers early-bird discount for exhibitor bookings
- Ongoing undercover inspections lead to council cash pledge for 'shocking' park
- HTA campaign set to target young gardeners
- Delegation heads to Brussels for invasive species talks
Kevin Line's Blog
Head gardener Kevin Line explores his passion for and experiments with plants.
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Green space management
Guidance and advice from parks and business experts
Avoid repeating bland corporate messages if you want to get your message across, Ben Hurley advises
See full winners list and case studies on award-winning parks.
How To Buy...
Buyers' Guide - Blowers and sweepers Sally Drury looks at blowers and sweepers that can be handheld, pushed, vehicle-mounted or towed.
How to buy - Chainsaws The latest models will cover a wide variety of different professional tasks, Sally Drury finds.
How to buy - Paving, walling & fencing There are important factors to consider when selecting landscape materials, Sally Drury advises.
How to buy - Hedgetrimmers Sally Drury looks at the options open to users of handheld and tractor-mounted trimmers.
How to buy - Aerators The latest models offer faster speeds, wider working widths and root zone recycling, Sally Drury finds.
How to buy - Amenity herbicides From specification to disposal, keeping up to date with the latest legislation is vital, Sally Drury maintains.
Latest Machinery Tests
It is always exciting to test brand new kit. But not only is this a new model, the 2622 also marks Hyundai's first venture into the outdoor power tools market - and with a reputation for its generators, we are expecting something special.
This long-reach hedge cutter differs considerably from the one from Garden Care.
We have never used a machine with such a long blade before. When we fire up the HS86T, it starts on the first pull. "It's STIHL. That's what they do," McDonald comments.
One of the later breeds of hedge cutter from the Echo stable, the 161ES is a commercial unit boasting laser-cut, precision-ground double reciprocating blades that give a superb finish.
No need to choke, prime or pull a cord - and it is so quiet and clean.
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.
How the funding squeeze is hitting green spaces.
With this edition of Horticulture Week, we're publishing the second of our twice-yearly supplement WhatKit?Update, rounding up a selection of the latest HW kit tests and machinery market reports for the grounds maintenance, turf care, arboriculture a...
Ministers' seemingly arbitrary decision this week to lift restrictions on the movement and imports of ash for some nurseries -- and the frustration it has caused among many leading UK nurserymen - is perhaps best seen as the inevitable messy outcome ...
Picture this. More than 100 people, lots of them garden designers, diligently watching a demonstration of mature-tree planting.
We now recognise the multifunctional nature of green spaces as well as understand the importance of green infrastructure. However, what we need next is more thought about the benefits of integrated management.
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