June 21, 2018

STIHL launch world’s first electronic fuel injection chainsaw

Stihl

The new STIHL MS 500i is the world’s first chainsaw with electronic fuel injection and a never-before achieved power-to-weight ratio. With the MS 500i, STIHL presents the world’s first standard chainsaw with electronically controlled fuel injection, consolidating its position as a technology leader. The STIHL injection technology (i) not only provides the chainsaw of the future with incredible torque, but also ensures rapid acceleration of the saw chain from 0 to 100 km/h in just 0.25 seconds. Thanks to the intelligent lightweight design, the MS 500i is also has the best ever power-to-weight ratio – 1.24 kilograms per kilowatt, an…

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Niwaki to hold Open House Event on 20th and 21st April

Niwaki

Niwaki Spring Ladder Event – celebrating the start of the gardening year Niwaki will be holding another of their popular Open House Events.  As well as the usual, sushi, tools & ladders there will be a tool sharpening demonstrations and rolling screenings of a series of short films founder Jake Hobson has just shot in Japan on a recent trip.  A must attend event for Niwaki fans to learn more about Japanese gardening and tools. Niwaki Spring Ladder Event and Short Film Screenings Friday 20th April (10-6)  & Saturday 21st April (10-4) Sushi, Niwaki short films, special offers and ex-display…

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Ancient woodland saved as council throws out plans for log cabins

Woodland

The Woodland Trust has welcomed a decision by Forest of Dean District Council to refuse plans for holiday accommodation that would have destroyed precious ancient woodland. The application for seven log cabins and two shepherd’s huts in Lower Newent Woods, Cliffords Mesne, Gloucestershire, was thrown out as it “would create significant harm to the intrinsic beauty and tranquillity of the local landscape character.” Lead campaigner for the Woodland Trust Oliver Newham said: “Ancient woodland is our most precious habitat, yet it accounts for only 2% of UK tree cover. It is land that has been continuously wooded since 1600 so…

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Stihl set to launch lightest high-performance forestry saw

Stihl

STIHL is set to launch a new high-performance forestry saw in June 2018, the lightest chainsaw in the 70cm3 cubic capacity class, ideal for felling, pruning and fit for any forest, making the saw a true all-rounder. Weighing only 6kg and developing 6hp, the new MS 462 C-M is extremely simple to manoeuvre and has outstanding acceleration, with 100km/h speeds achieved in only 0.3 seconds. With a new lighter and smaller diameter flywheel, the compact design and ease of use of the saw makes it perfect for prolonged use in rough terrain. In addition, a reduced gyroscopic force also provides…

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GreenMech to showcase their later range of 200mm capacity chippers at this year’s Arb Show

GreenMech

At this years Arb Show, Europe’s largest chipper manufacturer GreenMech will be showcasing their latest range of 200mm capacity chippers, which complement their popular 150mm offering.  Visitors to stand C18/19 will be able to see a selection of both tracked and towed machines and discuss the special show deals and flexible finance options available. The road tow Arborist 200 and the tracked ArbTrak 200 variant lead GreenMech’s 200mm (8”) capacity models. Both machines are capable of increasing productivity through their generous 1200mm x 840mm in-feed hoppers, making light work of heavily forked branches. They pick up where GreenMech’s popular 5”…

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Makita’s new twin 18V (36v) cordless chainsaw matches petrol performance

Makita

The new Makita DUC353Z Twin 18v Brushless motor chainsaw sets new standards for cordless chainsaws and matches the logging performance of similar size petrol powered saws.  At the same time this new saw offers the many values of cordless machines which have become recognised throughout the industry:  zero emissions; super-quiet operation; total control and high levels of efficiency and safety as standard. The Makita 36v direct-drive Brushless motor has a rated output of 1,100 watt, similar to a 32cc petrol machine, and comes fitted with identical 35cm length bar and a chain speed of 20 metres per second.  The hard…

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New GreenMech sub 750kg QuadChip 160 takes over 70% of tree surgeon Kevin Patton’s work

Patton

Kevin Patton, Tree Surgeon, purchased his first woodchipper back in 2002 and has a few different makes and models in his fleet. However, he faced a major challenge when it came to purchasing new equipment for him and his team of 4 – towing capacity. To satisfy the company’s requirement for a powerful, versatile, but lightweight chipper, they turned to GreenMech and their sub 750kg QuadChip 160. Established in 1999, the company carries out a wide array of tree work and woodland management for a range of customers in the Guisborough area.  “Our work is very diverse – a pretty…

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Michael Gove visits UK’s largest new forest

Forest

Michael Gove has seen more than 1.3 million trees growing at the UK’s largest modern forest in the Ochil Hills in central Scotland. Confor arranged the visit to Jerah to demonstrate the wide-ranging benefits of modern productive forestry to the UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Mr Gove was accompanied by Stephen Kerr, MP for Stirling. Stuart Goodall, Chief Executive of Confor, the trade body for the UK’s £2 billion forestry and wood-using industry, briefed Mr Gove about the scheme’s benefits for the environment, economy and local community – along with Tim Liddon, of Tilhill Forestry,…

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Keith Sacre to speak at The Urban Forest of Tomorrow Conference

Barcham

Barcham Trees’ Keith Sacre is to be the sole speaker from a tree nursery at The Urban Forest of Tomorrow Conference to be held at the University of Toronto’s Mississauga Campus on 14 and 15 June 2018. This educational event is open to all, including arborists, landscape architects, urban foresters and planners, ecologists, green industry professionals, students, and anyone with a desire to hear about the latest research and advancements for the future of trees in urban landscapes. Sacre is one of nine presenters from three continents; seven are international and two are from the Toronto area. His presentation: ‘Are…

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Makita launches twin 18v (36v) split-shaft LXT multi-tool

DUX60Z

Makita has launched a 36v cordless multi-tool system for landscape maintenance operations together with a range of quick-fit attachments including the newly introduced Brush Cutter and Linetrimmer in addition to the Cultivator, Pole Saw, Hedge Trimmer and lawn Edging Tool. The pole extension allows even greater reach for the Pole Saw and Hedge Trimmer. With the move to battery powered grounds maintenance machines becoming ever more popular, particularly at the demand of municipal authorities and public bodies, Makita offers a range of 18v tools and, more recently, an expanding inventory of twin 18v machines to give 36v power. The power…

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