December 11, 2018

Hailsham’s marlow ropes to help support breast 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


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 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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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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