October 16, 2018

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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Först expands petrol woodchipper range

ST6P

Först, a leading supplier of high performance and robust woodchippers, has expanded its petrol woodchipper offering with the launch of the TR6P, the first and famous Först 6” tracked woodchipper, now with a fuel efficient 37hp petrol engine. Following the recent introduction of the hugely popular ST6P, the new TR6P utilises the same 37hp V twin petrol engine, meaning that not only is the woodchipper compliant with the new Stage V emissions regulations coming into play in 2019, but it also matches the strength and performance users have come to expect from Först’s diesel powered machines. An additional benefit of…

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New research conducted by King’s College London suggests trees, the sky and birdsong in cities are beneficial for mental wellbeing

Wellbeing

A study conducted by King’s College London, landscape architects J & L Gibbons and art foundation Nomad Projects have used smartphone-based technology to assess the relationship between nature in cities and momentary mental wellbeing in real time. They found that (i) being outdoors, seeing trees, hearing birdsong, seeing the sky, and feeling in contact with nature were associated with higher levels of mental wellbeing, and that (ii) the beneficial effects of nature were especially evident in those individuals with greater levels of impulsivity who are at greater risk of mental health issues. Their paper, ‘Urban Mind: Using Smartphone Technologies to…

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Landmark Trading offer a chance to win a Stihl MS150 / MS150T chainsaw

Chainsaw

One lucky winner will be drawn at random on Monday 4th December. The winner will be able to choose either an MS150 C-E or MS150TC-E** with 10” bar & chain. To enter, simply place an order for £100* or more between 10.11.17 and 30.11.17 and quote promotion code ‘NOVPD’ (enter code in the ‘Discount Code’ box in the basket, or quote when placing orders by phone) at Landmark Trading.   *Excluding VAT **NB – an MS150TC-E is designed for use by trained arborists only   Terms & Conditions: To qualify you must place an order between 10th November 2017 and 30th November…

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Cumbria-based Luscombe Plant Hire add woodchipper to keep up with demand

GreenMech

Luscombe Plant Hire, based in Ulverston, Cumbria, stock a wide range of site machinery and tools available for daily, weekly, or long-term hire. After noticing that their GreenMech Arborist 130 woodchipper was hardly ever in the yard, owner Simon Luscombe decided to add a second one to his hire fleet to meet the consistent demand. Simon and wife Beverly, along with their son Dan, started Luscombe Plant Hire in 2001 and this year they were proudly awarded the “Outstanding Single Depot Hire Company” at the EHN Passionate Hirer Awards. “We have a full range of tools and machinery from a…

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Isuzu launches 0% finance offers on its Grafter 3.5tonne tipper models

Isuzu

To celebrate being named the ‘Best Builder’s Truck’ for the sixth year running by leading UK business van magazine ‘Trade Van Driver’, Isuzu Truck UK has launched a 0% finance deal for its Grafter N35.120T twin rear wheeled tipper models, with 50 of these Grafters being made instantly available to customers on a limited first come, first serve basis. As part of the incentive deal, there are two 0% finance options available, covering either a three-year or four-year period respectively, with the deals being available from all the company’s  nationwide network of sales dealers. VAT, Road Fund Licence and document…

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PSD Groundscare announce the Eliet Mega Prof to be landing soon

Shredder

PSD Groundscare in association with Eliet are excited to announce the upcoming launch of the New Eliet Mega Prof Shredder at Saltex 2017 on stand G180. It has been 20 years since Eliet made history with the introduction of the Super Prof with the world’s first mobile shredder and now the bar has been well and truly raised with the New Mega Prof. Featuring a 35hp turbocharged diesel engine and a capacity of up to 16cm, this machine is the New flagship of the Eliet range. Like all the other Eliet shredders, the New Mega Prof has the DNA of…

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Hailsham’s marlow ropes to help support breast cancer

Cancer

To support Breast Cancer Awareness a percentage of the profits from the sale of Marlow’s pink Arb rope will go to the charity. The vibrant pink yarn was introduced in the Gecko FCR 2 climbing rope two years ago and is used throughout the arboriculture sector. Jon Mitchell, MD, Marlow Rope said: “Marlow contributes to a range of charities every year. Cancer Research UK is just one of the charities we support. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and our vivid pink yarn is the perfect fit for this chaitable initiative.” Earlier this year, Marlow also…

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Makita introduces new ‘Farmers Choice’ 55.7cc chainsaw

Makita

The latest version of Makita’s popular ‘Farmers Choice’ chainsaw, the new Makita EA5600F45DN bristles with new improved features. Powered by the advanced 2-stroke 55.7cc engine, which delivers a high-torque 4.1horse-power, includes the Stratified Air Scavenging (SAS) exhaust system where the SAS system directs unburnt combustion charge back to the induction port. This effectively reduces fuel consumption and ensures that exhaust emissions meet the highest possible standards. It is fitted with a centrifugal air cleaner and HD air filter for the cleanest possible charge. The cord pull recoil starter has spring assistance, and the machine includes a primer pump and an…

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Solid gear safety shoes – ideal for winter

solid

Solid Gear and Toe Guard safety shoes and boots are fast becoming among the most popular brands choice among discerning tradesmen and women. There’s over 30 products to choose from that integrate modern designs and sporty looks with best in class materials for comfort, protection and durability. Light, safe fibre-glass toecaps won’t conduct the cold while the new composite plates are made of technical fibres that are lighter and thinner but still stronger than their predecessors. Added to the Vibram outsole and Cordura Rip-Stop fabric, you’ll get rugged protection all day long. While Goretex forms part of the uppers to make…

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