October 17, 2018

Makita UK to return to Saltex for 2017


Makita UK will be returning to Saltex this year which takes places at the NEC in Birmingham 1-2 November 2017.  Makita will be on stand K190d within the BALI Zone. The Makita UK stand will showcase the ever-growing garden machinery range suitable for professional landscaping contractors, groundsmen and forestry workers. “We are delighted to be joining the BALI Zone at this year’s Saltex and to be teaming up with other leading names in the landscaping industry,” says Mark Earles, Business Development Manager, Makita UK.  “Our cordless range will be taking centre stage but visitors will be able to learn about…

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Husqvarna unveils new generation 70cc chainsaw range


The next generation, top-tier, professional chainsaws from Husqvarna were unveiled today at Forstmesse Luzern, the international forestry fair in Switzerland. The new range of 70cc chainsaws are built with the user in mind and feature six key elements – high power output and rapid acceleration, agility and productivity, and are designed for fast felling and limbing in any climate. The objective of the new generation, headed by the 572 XP, is to deliver chainsaws with outstanding productivity, durability and reliability, while at the same time, staying true to Husqvarna’s heritage and provide high ergonomics and safety. The next generation is…

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Makita chainsaws create Darth Vader for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Darth Vader

Darth Vader is a core character in George Lucas’ Star Wars films franchise appearing in all the key films in recent years and has been portrayed by numerous actors.  In the most recent Rogue One film this villainous part starred Welsh sporting hero, turned-actor, Spencer Wilding.  In taking this role Spencer had to maintain a contractual silence, even being unable to confirm to his own family that he was acting the part until the film was finally released. Ian Murray is a chainsaw sculptor, carving many varied subjects from timber as commissioned works from individuals and organisations keen to have…

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Makita launches new twin 18v (36v) cordless chainsaw


Makita have launched a new DUC353Z Twin 18v Brushless motor chainsaw which they say sets new standards for cordless chainsaws and matches the logging performance of similar size petrol powered saws. The 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. Trials have…

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Forst woodchipper distribution expanded into Europe


Redwood Global, manufacturer of Forst woodchippers, has now expanded distribution of its range of high performance and robust woodchippers into Europe following a period of significant growth. The manufacturer has set up strategic dealer partnerships with industry experts in France, Norway and Denmark that will see arboricultural sales specialists solely distribute the machines throughout the new territories. In addition, Redwood Global as formed a subsidiary company (Forst Gmbh) that is based in Germany to specifically meet significant customer demand in the country. Forst Gmbh and each dealership will distribute the premium range of 6” and 8” wheeled, tracked and PTO woodchippers,…

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Husqvarna Updates Full Range of Personal Protective Clothing


Husqvarna — one of the world’s leading producers of forest, park and garden products — makes updates to its entire range of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for professionals and demanding users, allowing them improved protection and comfort. Out of the range, Technical Extreme receives a major update that improves protection without sacrificing mobility. Husqvarna Technical Extreme gets a great new feature in this update: Tech-Knee. Technical Extreme is Husqvarna’s ultimate range of protective clothing, made especially for professionals who work in the toughest environments on a daily basis. With Tech-Knee technology, Technical Extreme now grants professionals enhanced saw protection, thanks…

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EGO Power+ to release an autumnal product package for gardeners


At this time of year, gardeners are starting to think about clearing up the garden after the summer which can often seem a dull chore. Particularly when factoring in the hassle of fuelling up and using laborious petrol powered machinery. The EGO LB5300E blower shifts fallen leaves and other debris in seconds, preventing rot and keeping gardens looking tidy. Weighing just 2.1kg, the lightweight blower has a compact design that provides a longer runtime, with low vibrations and variable speed controls, including a turbo boost mode that is more powerful than many petrol-powered blowers. This efficiency and power is further…

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Timberwolf is on track with another market leading chipper


  Introducing the TW 280TFTR 8”   There are times when the terrain is rough. Not just awkward or uneven, but seriously off-road. You need to get the chipper to the job, not bring the job to the chipper. If you’re looking for the ground-covering performance and the efficiency and work rate you’ve come to expect from Timberwolf, the TW 280TFTR 8” tracked chipper will get in and get the job done.   A tough machine for tough jobs.   Timberwolf has been setting new standards in wood chipper manufacture for 30 years. In that time they have amassed a…

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A-Plant add new GreenMech woodchippers to their collection


A-Plant is the UK’s largest equipment hire company with over 150 service centres nationwide. Their Garden and landscaping offering boasts some respected customers including The Environment Agency and Balfour Beatty who entrust A-Plant to deliver machinery that fulfils their varied and demanding contracts. For their Arboricultural machinery, A-Plant have recently added a number of new GreenMech woodchippers to their existing arsenal. “We have always carried GreenMech machines so when it was time to invest in some new kit we had no hesitations to go with GreenMech” explains Business Development Manager David Kendall. “We have recently added a number of SAFETrak’s…

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Spaldings sign National Dealership Agreement with Husqvarna


Spaldings have expanded their outdoor power tool offering by signing a National Dealership Agreement with the Swedish outdoor power product manufacturer Husqvarna. The agreement will see Spaldings stock a wide range of Husqvarna equipment and spares to guarantee customers are well supported and benefit from the next day delivery service that Spaldings offer. “We are extremely proud to be entering into this agreement with Husqvarna, which will perfectly complement our offering to both the professional grounds maintenance and agricultural sectors alike.” Says Nigel Whelan, Head of Product Development at Spaldings. The range is expected to be available from mid August…

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