Machinery Tests

Independent tests & reviews of horticulture and gardening equipment and machinery used by horticultural businesses and professionals, including grass cutting, hedge cutting, tree care, turf care, grounds maintenance equipment.

Latest Machinery Tests

Tractors reviewed: flexible choice

Tractors reviewed: flexible choice

These two tractors are designed for versatility and operator comfort, but how do they fare under tough test conditions? Sally Drury reports.

Kit test: petrol blowers reviewed

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.

Chainsaws tested and reviewed: battery v petrol

Chainsaws tested and reviewed: battery v petrol

How do the latest battery models shape up against new petrol chainsaws when tested at Bridgwater College? Sally Drury reports.

Reviewed: ride-on mowers

Reviewed: ride-on mowers

With mowing one of the key tasks at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, the team are ideally placed to try out the latest machines. Sally Drury reports.

VIDEO: Reviewed: Battery pedestrian mowers

VIDEO: Reviewed: Battery pedestrian mowers

With rising demand driving development, Sally Drury reviews a selection of the latest models at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall.

Reviewed: Brushcutters

Reviewed: Brushcutters

New machines from Echo, Makita, Stihl, Tanaka and Canycom Samurai reflect the huge variety of models but how do our reviewers rate them? Sally Drury reports.

Tested and reviewed - Arboriculture kit

Tested and reviewed - Arboriculture kit

These battery and petrol pole saws help arborists keep their feet on the ground but which will the students at Bridgwater College prefer? Sally Drury finds out.

Reviewed - Woodchippers

Reviewed - Woodchippers

Piles of material at Bridgwater College presented a perfect opportunity to test a selection of new and updated machines, writes Sally Drury.

Review - Utility vehicles

Review - Utility vehicles

Testers from three different disciplines assess the merits of two models with contrasting specifications at Bridgwater College.

Review - Chainsaws

Review - Chainsaws

With such a wide choice on offer everyone should be able to find a model that meets their professional needs, says Sally Drury

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