High winds and rain also put paid to some exhibitors' hopes as a number of stands were damaged at the turf care and open-space management exhibition held at Windsor Racecourse last week.
The show attracted 9,500 (unaudited) visitors - similar to last year - but exhibitors reported good business. BLEC managing director Gary Mumby said: "Windsor was a terrific show for us. We sold eight machines and took dozens of solid enquiries."
This year's show also saw a huge number of new products launched including 15 new machines from Etesia. Interest was shown in the latest robotic mowers from Etesia and John Deere and in a remote mower from McConnel. A prototype ride-on triple-flail mower from Ransomes Jacobsen also attracted much attention.