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Blowers, vacuums & sweepers

What Kit? Professional blowers and vacuums, blower-vacs and sweepers & collectors for use in parks, gardens, grounds, playgrounds, and other landscapes for grounds maintenance.

Vertitop 1200 for synthetic turf - image: Charterhouse Turf Machinery

How to buy - blowers, vacs and sweepers

Handheld, walk-behind, ride-on, mounted and trailed machines with different power options are available for all jobs across a range of sites, Sally Drury explains.

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How To Buy, Market Reports and Reviews

Becx OB90 weed brush

New choices for clearing hard surfaces of weeds and detritus

Leaf-clearance work: Ventrac 4500 compact tractor in use with blower attachment - image: Price Turfcare

Market report - how to extend use of blowers

Finding more jobs for these machines on top of autumn clearance will mean better value from maintenance spending, Sally Drury explains.

Kit test: petrol blowers reviewed

These backpack and handheld machines can do more than just blow leaves but how do they perform in action at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens? Sally Drury reports.

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Little Wonder: ProVac SP litter and leaf vacuum has capacity to bag 180 litres of debris - image: Schiller Grounds Care UK

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: pedestrian and tractor-mounted kit

These machines offer a step up in power for those tackling bigger clean-up jobs and can help to keep costs down, Sally Drury explains.

EGO backpack blower: can run for two hours and features padded adjustable harness - image: EGOPower+

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: handheld and backpack machines

Battery technology is widening choice and petrol models are also improving, Sally Drury reports.

Trilo BL960: airflow direction can be changed to reduce need for turning the tractor - image: Vanmac

Blowers: the options

These machines offer busy grounds staff far more uses than just simply tidying up leaves, Sally Drury explains

Saltex: move to National Exhibition Centre delivered fresh feel and new dynamism - image: IoG Saltex

IoG Saltex 2016 - show preview

This year's Saltex will be looking to build on the success of last year by packing in a multitude of exhibitors and sessions over the two days, Sally Drury reports.

Wiedenmann: firm offers Vario Flex snow blade for heavy-duty winter operations - image: Wiedenmann

Winter maintenance - spreaders, mowers and vacuums to get through a freeze

Those in charge of grounds, estates and sports facilities have a vast range of kit available to cope with the worst that winter can throw at them, Sally Drury reports.

Bosch: company launched cordless garden tools for professional gardeners last year - image: HW

Battery tools

Advances in battery technological mean the latest kit offers ­serious options for professional gardeners, says Sally Drury.

 Lawnflite MTD SC4 blower - image: HW
 Makita DUB362Z twin 18V blower - image: HW

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