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 - 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 & brushcutters

Review - Trimmers & 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 - 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.

Reviewed - chainsaws

Reviewed - chainsaws

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

Reviewed - compact tractors

Reviewed - compact tractors

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

Reviewed - Line markers

Reviewed - 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 & handheld brushcutters

Review - Wheeled & 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.

Review - Woodchippers

Review - Woodchippers

Three of the latest models tested with willow timber at Derby College - Sally Drury shares the results.

Review: Utility vehicles

Review: Utility vehicles

Electric, diesel and heavyweight models put through their paces, but which fares best? Sally Drury reports

Reviewed - Trailed mowers

Reviewed - Trailed mowers

How will new models cope with time pressure and the demand for a quality finish? Sally Drury finds out.

Kit test - Chainsaws

Kit test - Chainsaws

Three of the top brands submit saws for testing in the Wild Wood at Derby College, Sally Drury reports.

Kit test - Tractors

Kit test - Tractors

How will these three new models fare when tested at Cannington Golf Club? Sally Drury finds out.

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