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

Kit test - Trimmers & brushcutters

Kit test - 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.

Reviewed - chainsaws

Reviewed - chainsaws

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

Reviewed - Line markers

Reviewed - Line markers

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

Kit test: Stump grinders

Kit test: Stump grinders

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

Kit Test:  Utility vehicles

Kit Test: 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.

Reviewed - Ride-on mowers

Reviewed - Ride-on mowers

How easy is it to get the hang of zero-turn models with stick-steer levers? Sally Drury finds out.

Kit test - Multi tools

Kit test - Multi tools

Four of the latest systems are put to the test. Sally Drury reports on the results.

Review: Glasshouse Structures

Review: Glasshouse Structures

How does the alpine house benefit RHS Garden Harlow Carr? Sally Drury finds out.

Kit test - Pedestrian mowers

Kit test - Pedestrian mowers

New models were submitted for testing on a wet and windy day at Bridgwater College, Sally Drury reports.

Test report - Stump grinders

Test report - Stump grinders

Westonbirt Arboretum provided the testing ground for FSI Powertech's machinery, Sally Drury reports.

Reviewed - Woodchippers

Reviewed - Woodchippers

Tests at Bridgwater College uncover individual features setting these models apart, Sally Drury reports.

Reviewed: Hedge trimmers

Reviewed: Hedge trimmers

A range of petrol and battery models tested on hedges at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Sally Drury reports.

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