Vale managing director James Wilson said: "StarGreen products are built in-house at the York factory and will be sold exclusively through dealers. The StarGreen range will start with sprayers including tractor mounted and trailed together with truck mounted sprayers for the ProGator and Workman type vehicles and then will expand to other complimentary machinery such as top dressers and aerators.
"Due to the nature of our machines we have previously manufactured and the customers supplied we have typically sold directly, however we predict this market to be larger and more suited to being supplied through a dealer network. We are now actively building relationships which we are looking forward to growing over the forthcoming years.
"StarGreen machines are designed to be uncomplicated and user friendly, have a high quality finish with realistic pricing to extend to all potential markets. For example our 300 litre tractor mounted sprayer has the RRP of £3358 + VAT which is very competitive. We have looked at our competitors and have identified various features which will help the operator without increasing the overall cost of the machine e.g. we have included a boom catch to hold the booms closed and secure when in transport, hose guides to ensure the booms fold and unfold without fouling the hose and to make sure the hose doesn’t obstruct the spray pattern, bout marker droppers are secured in place with stainless steel clamps rather than just bolted on. Also stainless steel induction bowls and clean water tank/clothing lockers on the pro sprayers for quality. We believe in putting thought into the design to make sure that the operator has a user friendly spraying experience and this will be what stands us apart from our competitors."