The new product awards scheme has been launched to celebrate the very best in professional kit and machinery for turf, grounds, arboriculture and landscape professionals - and to encourage further development and excellence within the sector.
The awards are a natural extension of HW's long-standing commitment to reporting on the very latest developments in the kit and machinery world. This includes HW's unique industry Kit Tests run by HW technical editor and kit expert Sally Drury with the generous help of her team of professional testers.
The 30 turf-care products are long listed for the What Kit? Turf Care Product of the Year 2015. A shortlist will be drawn up over the next few weeks before a winner is chosen by Drury and her independent panel. The winner will be announced in January.
Our next two categories will be the WhatKit? Outdoor Power Tool of the Year and WhatKit? Mower of the Year. If you have products you wish to be considered for these, please email Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details of the long listed products (also published on p19 of the WhatKit? Update Supplement published today with HW magazine) see below.
WhatKit? Turf Care Product of the Year 2015: the long list in full
- Classen RA21 Walk-behind reciprocating aerator — UK supplier: Schiller Grounds Care (Mantis UK).
- Imants Mini-Rotoknife Tractor-mounted aerator/decompactor — UK supplier: Campey Turfcare Systems.
- John Deere A40 PrecisionCore Pedestrian aerator.
- John Deere V40 PrecisionCore Pedestrian aerator.
- Plugger PL855 Pro HD Pedestrian aerator — UK supplier: DJ Turfcare.
BRUSHES & GROOMERS
- Jacobsen Bi-directional Groomer & Brush System To fit Jacobsen greens mowers — UK supplier: Ransomes Jacobsen.
- Redexim Speed Brush Towable grooming machine — UK supplier: Charterhouse Turf Machinery.
- SCH (Supplies) Combination Turf Groomer Linkage mounted.
CASSETTE SYSTEMS & COMPONENTS
- Advanced Turf Technology InFiNiSystem 26in turf-care system — UK marketing: The Grass Group.
- Allett Mowers Turf Rake For C34 cassette system.
- Duo Spreader KSAB Super Spreader pedestrian unit — UK supplier: Sherriff Amenity.
- EarthWay Flex-Select Pedestrian spreader range — UK supplier: DMMP.
- Rigby Taylor Optim8 Professional Pedestrian unit.
- Rigby Taylor Optim8 Commercial Pedestrian unit.
- Trojan DSi Pedestrian drop unit — UK supplier: Sherriff Amenity.
- UKS Tractor-mounted powered drop unit — UK supplier: Kuhn Amenity.
- Fleet Line Markers Ki Battery powered.
- Supaturf/Vitax TXE535 Battery powered.
- Supaturf/Vitax TXE 606 Battery powered.
- VGR Top Changer Aeration and sand filling — UK supplier: Campey Turfcare Systems.
- Camon LS14 Lawn scarifier — UK supplier: Tracmaster.
- Wiedenmann Terra Rake Tractor-mounted.
- BLEC Golf Green Disc Overseeder Trailled unit.
- Redexim Double Disc Overseeder Trailled unit — UK supplier: Charterhouse Turf Machinery.
- Rotodairon Seed Car Pedestrian unit — UK supplier: The Grass Group.
- Vredo Super Compact Trailled double disc seeder (1.8m and 2.2m models) — UK supplier: Campey Turf Care Systems
SPRAYERS FOR TURF
- SCH (Supplies) GWCS9 180 litres Towed sprayer.
- SCH (Supplies) 80 litres Skid-mounted sprayer.
- Toro Greenspro 1240 Greens roller.
- Trilo S8, S12, S16 and S20 Redesigned models — UK supplier: The Grass Group.