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Independent reviews, market reports and buying guides covering the key machinery, equipment, products and consumables required by amenity and production horticulture professionals.

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Turfcare Product of the Year 2015: The shortlist

Turfcare Product of the Year 2015: The shortlist

The long list of 30 contenders for the WhatKit? Turf Care Product of the Year has been whittled down to a shortlist of eight by the judges, Sally Drury reports.

Buyers' guide - Tree stakes and ties

Buyers' guide - Tree stakes and ties

The size of the planting stock will determine which support system to use, Sally Drury advises.

Market report - Excavators

Market report - Excavators

Having the right equipment is key to efficiency when carrying out ground works, Sally Drury explains.

Market report - Nursery equipment

Market report - Nursery equipment

With grower confidence boosted by good weather, demand for machinery is on the up, says Sally Drury.

Growing media: Investment window

Growing media: Investment window

Growing-media suppliers are aiming to capitalise as many growers look to invest in production after a record soft-fruit season, Gavin McEwan reports.

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Timberwolf TW230DHB

Timberwolf TW230DHB

It looks like Timberwolf's famous TW150, often seen towed on motorways and around towns, but this chipper is a step up.

GreenMech Arborist 190

GreenMech Arborist 190

A big brother for the well-established GreenMech 150, the Arborist 190 soon has Ford reaching into his pockets. "If I had the money, I would buy it today," he declares.

GreenMech ArbTrak 190

GreenMech ArbTrak 190

This unit enjoys the same powerful engine as the road tow version, the same 120x84cm infeed chute and 190x280mm throat, is as simple to operate and rapidly disposes of material in the same fluid manner.

Hyundai HYT2622-II & HYT2318

Hyundai HYT2622-II & HYT2318

Stihl HS 82 RC & HS 82 T

Stihl HS 82 RC & HS 82 T

Makita EH7500S & EH7500W

Makita EH7500S & EH7500W


How to buy

Buyers' guide - Polytunnels

Buyers' guide - Polytunnels

Investing in the right structure can improve growers' crops and prices, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - Horticultural fabrics

Buyers' guide - Horticultural fabrics

A wide range of benefits and cost savings can be secured by using appropriate fabrics, says Sally Drury.

Buyers' guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Buyers' guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Having the right machine to clear away debris can save you a lot of time and effort, Sally Drury explains.

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Market reports

Market report - PPE and arboriculture kit

Market report - PPE and arboriculture kit

Wearing the right kit to stay safe while on the job no longer precludes looking smart, Sally Drury reports.

Market report - Polytunnels

Market report - Polytunnels

Old and new structures help Rainbow Plants to grow top-quality nursery stock, Sally Drury discovers.

Market report - Turf seed & consumables

Market report - Turf seed & consumables

Whether you tend bowling or golf greens, pitches, tennis courts or fine lawns in front of a grand residence, the challenge is the same -- to produce a healthy sward that is attractive and fit for purpose. The enemy is stress. Science is providing answers.

Market report - Stump grinders & log splitters

Market report - Stump grinders & log splitters

The latest models have been designed to get the job done faster and more easily, Sally Drury explains.

Market report - Pots and containers

Market report - Pots and containers

Consultation, science and technology are all essential when developing new products, Sally Drury reports.

Market report - Tree lifting, moving & planting

Market report - Tree lifting, moving & planting

There are plenty of reasons why we should plant trees and increasingly we want to plant big trees. There are also plenty of sound reasons why, later in a tree's life, we should go to great lengths to dig them up and replant them elsewhere.


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