December 12, 2018

GreenMechs’ new Arb150 petrol model ticks all the boxes for Wiltshire Countryside Services


Wiltshire Countryside Services have become the latest company to purchase an Arb 150p from GreenMech. For Owner Adam Lonsdale, his decision was swayed not only by the build quality and back-up service available from GreenMech compared to the alternatives available in the current market, but also by the superior performance of this petrol version. Founded in 2014, Wiltshire Countryside Services provide a variety of arboricultural and forestry services to domestic and commercial customers alike. “We were getting more and more problems with our previous chipper and ended up spending out more than what the machine was worth!” explains Adam. When…

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Först competition winner scoops brand new ST6 P


Tony Dighton of T.D Environmental Services has walked away with a brand new Först ST6 P woodchipper after being crowned the lucky winner of the manufacturer’s ‘Win a Chipper’ competition. The competition saw tree surgeons, contractors and arborists alike entered into a prize draw after purchasing a Först t-shirt. With hundreds of entries, the Mayor of Andover, Hampshire was on hand to announce the 22 year-old as the overall winner. Tony said: “To say I’m over the moon to win a brand new Först woodchipper is a bit of an understatement! My business has been operating for nearly three years…

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Först to showcase latest petrol machines at the Arb Show


Stand C13 Först, a leading supplier of high performance and robust woodchippers, will be showcasing its latest fuel efficient, petrol powered machines at this year’s Arb Show at Westonbirt National Arboretum. At the heart of the stand will be Först’s ST6 P woodchipper, a six-inch capacity machine that is powered by a 37hp V twin petrol engine, meaning the woodchipper not only weighs under 750kg, but also meets Stage V emissions regulations coming into force in 2019. Powered by the same engine, the TR6 P will also be showcased on stand, highlighting the efficiency benefits of the new petrol driven…

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GreenBlue Urban announce new Tree Grille


GreenBlue Urban have announced that they are bringing a brand-new tree grille to market. Named SettStone, the precast grille measures 1200mm square manufactured from permeable materials therefore is SuDS compatible by remining highly porous. The high strength grille can be used in trafficked areas is simple to assemble and will complement projects with its urban grey design. For more information:

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STIHL launch world’s first electronic fuel injection chainsaw


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 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


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 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


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


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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