Turf delivery prices set to rise

Harrowden's Chris Carr says turf haulage prices need to rise to reflect true delivery costs.

He said: "We’re changing rates for haulage to get people to pay what we’re being charged.

"Tail-lift weights have reduced from 1.1 tones to 750kg last year so we can deliver less, which makes the price higher.

"We need to get customers to pay the true cost of delivery and not be subsidised.

"It was £50 a pallot and its now £70. It takes someone to start it. We are now the biggest grower of turf grass in the country."

The Kettering-based company now includes Q Lawns, Spearhead Turf, Stewarts Turf and Turfland.

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