Machinery Tests

Independent tests & reviews of horticulture and gardening equipment and machinery used by horticultural businesses and professionals, including grass cutting, hedge cutting, tree care, turf care, grounds maintenance equipment.
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Latest Machinery Tests

Review - Utility vehicles

Review - Utility vehicles

Testers from three different disciplines assess the merits of two models with contrasting specifications at Bridgwater College.

Review - Chainsaws

Review - Chainsaws

With such a wide choice on offer everyone should be able to find a model that meets their professional needs, says Sally Drury

Review - Trimmers and brushcutters

Review - Trimmers and brushcutters

These indispensable tools fall under the spotlight as our reviewers try out the latest handheld and wheeled units under the watchful eye of Sally Drury.

Review - Pedestrian mowers

Review - Pedestrian mowers

The wide variety of walk-behind rotary mowers ensured plenty for our review panel to test in difficult conditions at Derby College, Sally Drury reports.

Review - Blowers

Review - Blowers

Two of the latest battery models take on petrol-powered counterparts at Derby College, but which will our reviewers prefer? Sally Drury finds out.

Review - Woodchippers

Review - Woodchippers

Sally Drury tests the Timberwolf TW 230VTR and Forst 8 woodchippers.

Review - Hedge trimmers

Review - Hedge trimmers

Grounds staff at Bridgwater College try out a selection of the latest battery and petrol models on a cherry laurel hedge, but which will they like best? Sally Drury finds out

Review - Utility vehicle

Review - Utility vehicle

Taking the broader view is key when selecting a utility vehicle for tougher challenges, writes Sally Drury.

Review - Chainsaws

Review - Chainsaws

Sally Drury leads the testing of a wide range of the latest models aimed at different sectors.

Review - Compact tractors

Review - Compact tractors

How does the 3045R shape up on performance, productivity and comfort criteria? Sally Drury finds out.

Review - Line markers

Review - Line markers

Can these new improved models take the tedium out of line marking? Sally Drury investigates.

Review: Ride-on mowers

Review: Ride-on mowers

Both these lawn tractors collect grass clippings but which will prove more popular? Sally Drury reports.

Review - Wheeled and handheld brushcutters

Review - Wheeled and handheld brushcutters

With so many brands our kit testers at Cannington had their work cut out over two days, Sally Drury reports.

Review - Pedestrian mowers

Review - Pedestrian mowers

Four manufacturers submit new models for testing on the grounds at Derby College, Sally Drury reports.

Review: Stump grinders

Review: Stump grinders

How will this selection of machines cope with conditions at Westonbirt Arboretum? Sally Drury finds out.

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