November 13, 2018

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Arborist Harness Guide

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In 2016 the Tree Care Industry Association (TICA) found a total of 92 tree care related fatalities. Of these, the most common injury in 2016 was due to a fall (48 injuries with 26 fatalities) and this trend has remained unchanged since 2013. A 2017 study by The Arboricultural Association found that 60% of practicing arborists considered poor work positioning to be the cause of accidents in the workplace. It should be clear to any arborist that your harness is front and centre in terms of keeping you safe as you perform any type of aerial work. The good news…

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The new ECHO CS-4510ES

ECHO CS-4510ES

The introduction of the new ECHO CS-4510ES is set the rival the top rear handle chainsaws. It comes equipped with a 45cc two-stroke stratified scavenging engine. The power-to-weight ratio makes it more powerful yet lighter than previous models. It offers a better output of 2.3kW and has a dry weight of just 5.0kg.   The Stage II emission compliant engine is one of ECHO’s new engine platforms. The two-stroke has a piston operated scavenging system. In this, a layer of fuel-free air comes between the burnt charge in the combustion chamber and the fresh charge in the crankcase. The buffer…

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Free STIHL accessories

Stihl accessories

The STIHL chainsaw promotion is back by popular demand. Users can receive STIHL accessories worth up to £87 when purchasing selected cordless and petrol chainsaws.   The promotion runs until 14 December 2018. Any customer purchasing either a cordless MSA 160 C-BQ or MSA 200 C-BQ chainsaw, as well as a petrol powered MS 180 or MS 181, will receive a pair of clear contrast goggles, a filing kit and ADVANCE MS Ergo gloves, free of charge.   Purchasing the petrol powered MS 211, MS 231 or the MS 251 saws will gift customers with ADVANCE MS Ergo gloves, a filing kit,…

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GreenMech launch SURE-Trak System at APF 2018

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GreenMech will use APF 2018 to launch their next generation SURE-Trak System. 2018 will see further improvements to the SAFE-Trak19-28 woodchipper’s stability and performance.   For occasions with uncomfortable ground undulations, or differing levels between the two tracks. The GreenMech SURE-Trak System option for the SAFE-Trak 19-28 ensures that both challenges can be safely overcome.   The independent pivoting track assemblies allow each track to maintain contact with the ground. This is while the contours, to provide a surer footprint and improved stability.   Furthermore, the pivoting track System allows safe traversing of slopes in excess of 35 degrees. Its…

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British team named for Stihl TIMBERSPORTS World Championship

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Team GB aim to make most of home advantage in the Stihl TIMBERSPORTS World Championship, which takes place at Echo Arena Liverpool on 19 – 20 October. British champion Elgan Pugh teams up with fellow countrymen Glen Penlington, David Thomas and Andrew Evans. Craig Golder is in reserve. This is the first time the UK has hosted the Stihl TIMBERSPORTS World Championship. Stihl TIMBERSPORTS is an international extreme sports competition series. It involves athletes sawing, slicing and chopping wood at speed, using axes and saws. The World Championship will see the best athletes from more than 20 nations around the…

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Toro to showcase top of the range products at APF Exhibition

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Toro, a global leader in turf and landscape maintenance equipment, has announced that it will be attending this year’s APF Exhibition. With a range of products to showcase, the company will be making its first appearance at the event at Ragley Hall in Alcester. The APF Exhibition is the UK’s largest forestry, woodland, arboriculture, fencing and biomass show that attracts over 22,000 attendees from around the UK, with 90% being trade professionals working in the industry. Situated at stand 1320-1340, the team at Toro will be on hand throughout the event on the 20th – 22nd September, to answer questions…

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Makita introduce new chordless 18v LXT Top Handle Chainsaw

makita chainsaw

The new Makita DUC254Z 18V Brushless Top Handle Chainsaw LXT is no exception. With a single 18V Lithium-Ion battery, the Makita chainsaw generates a 570 watt output providing ample power to run the 3/8th inch chain over the 25cm bar at up to 24 metres per second matching the performance of a petrol machine.  The Brushless motor ensures longer runtime, substantially greater power and lower maintenance. Setting an industry benchmark this new model features the main power switch with Auto-Off function making it one of the safest chainsaws on the market.  It automatically turns the machine off if the operator…

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Makita UK teams up with BALI again for SALTEX 2018

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Makita UK will be returning to the BALI Zone at Saltex this year which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham, 31 October – 1 November 2018.  Makita will be on stand K190d, Hall 6. The BALI Zone features and promotes leading BALI registered affiliate and contractor members.  Also confirmed for this year are Boningale Nurseries, Green-tech, British Sugar TOPSOIL, EverEdge and YMCA Training. The Makita UK stand will showcase the ever-growing garden machinery range suitable for professional landscaping contractors, groundsmen and forestry workers. “We are really looking forward to returning to the BALI Zone at this year’s Saltex and…

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Greenworks Commercial unveil new battery powered chainsaw

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Provider of battery operated-outdoor power equipment, Greenworks Commercial, has announced that it has expanded its award-winning professional duty line with the new GS 110 10” Brushless Top Handle Saw. With its user-friendly push-button start technology, the GS 110 offers all the versatility and reliability needed to perform. Precision limbing and one-hand cutting tasks are made simple with the GS 110’s compact design and the convenience of lithium-ion battery power technology. “Professional arborists who use gas-powered chainsaws have for years complained about the lost productivity from having to get out of the tree and down on the ground to restart their…

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Greenworx branches out with Mercedes-Benz Unimog

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Tree surgery and ground clearance contractor Greenworx is going for growth, after acquiring its first Mercedes-Benz Unimog. The versatile off-road truck is more than paying its way by performing the work of several other vehicles – it can power a range of attached implements and combines the rough terrain capability of a tractor with a 56 mph on road cruising speed. Supplied by specialist Unimog Dealer Lloyd Ltd, the U430 model has a factory-fitted tipping body with aluminium dropsides. Its six-cylinder engine produces 220 kW (299 hp), and drives through an automatic gearbox which allows the driver to concentrate fully…

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