December 12, 2018

Truncator’s efficient log sawhorse is user-friendly

  Sawing logs is now a lot faster, easier and most importantly safer with the Truncator 4Fold Sawhorse which is also perfect for use in small spaces. The 4 cups and beam mounted on the trestle make light work of any wood pile, and logs are held securely in place while being cut up. Operation is simple, the sawhorse is filled with multiple pieces of timber, and then the timber is cut down the slots between each cup. The cups are a set distance apart, reliably giving the same length of log every cut. Each cup has a tipping mechanism,…

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Lancaster mayor opposes city’s mass tree chop

  Plans to chop down all the trees in Market Square have been condemned by the Mayor of Lancaster. Coun Jon Barry said the removal of the seven mature lime trees would make the centre of the city a “sterile and uninviting place”. Lancaster City Council said that the trees were affecting businesses and visitors due to their sheer size, and were a haven for aphids which were causing the new surfacing to become slippery when wet. The decision on whether to do away with the trees will be made by Coun Janice Hanson, but other councillors, Lancaster Chamber of…

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Sorbus are on the move


  Sorbus International Limited are moving to new larger purpose built premises during November and welcome all its customers to visit, take a look & celebrate the move at the Grand Opening Days on Friday 20th & Saturday 21st November. We will be joined by many of our UK and overseas suppliers who will be demonstrating equipment and ready to give expert advice. Refreshments will be provided on both days. Competitions will be running and there will be opportunities to win fantastic prizes such as the STEIN Vega Plus harness, the new Arbortec Scafell Lite Boots, pruning equipment and much…

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November sees ECHO launch new top handle chainsaw

  Compact, lightweight and with an outstanding power-to-weight ratio, the new ECHO CS-2510TES top handle sets a benchmark for chainsaws. It’s clear the designers have aimed to create a top handle saw that fulfils the arborist’s needs in terms of superb balance, reliability, performance and comfort. This latest model in ECHO’s range of new generation chainsaws is their lightest and most compact saw to date. The dry weight is just 2.3kg and with its ergonomic, compact design the saw is highly manoeuvrable and can be used for long periods with little operator fatigue. The engine produces 1.11kW to give the…

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Orange Plant hold October Open Day

  On Saturday 24th October, Orange Plant will be holding an Open Day with Countryside Training & Tree Management Limited. If you are an existing Orange Plant customer or maybe just thinking of hiring a machine, this event is not to be missed. Visitors will be able to see full working demonstrations of a number of machines from Orange Plant including Carlton Stump Grinders, GreenMech Woodchippers and Hakki Pilke firewood processors. Proceedings will kick off at 10.00am at Countryside Training & Tree Management’s site on Blackheath Lane, Stafford. ST18 0YB.  No registration is required for the event and refreshments will be…

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EGO Power+ promotes its 56v chainsaw and blower

  To help with autumn tidy-up, EGO Power+ has announced new promotions with big savings on its 56v lithium-ion powered chainsaw and blower.  Previously only available to buy as separate items, complete kits of body, battery and charger are now on offer at a greatly reduced rate. The EGO Power+ chainsaw, now comes complete with a 2.0Ah battery and charger, at £269 offering a saving of £48. Fitted with a 350mm (14”) Oregon bar, the EGO Power+ chainsaw will make up to 100 cuts of four inch by four inch softwood. The highly efficient brushless motor system gives a smooth…

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DMM Product Recall Notice


DMM are issuing a product recall, subject to user inspection. This document details the products that are affected by the recall and contains instructions to identify whether or not an affected product should be returned to DMM. In a small percentage of carabiners the interaction between the internal coil spring (which gives the gate its closing action) and the gate pusher (the component that holds the spring against the carabiner body) may cause the gate pusher to displace, potentially preventing the gate from closing or the mechanism from locking completely. This recall encompasses all of the products in the table…

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This autumn Stihl present its ‘biggest ever chainsaw promotion’

  As the days shorten and the trees don their golden hues, Stihl is there for busy gardeners, helping them prepare for autumn with its ‘biggest ever chainsaw promotion’. The promotion kicks-off this month until 18th December with a range of free product offers that will help make chopping firewood and garden maintenance a breeze. Included in Stihl’s ‘biggest ever chainsaw promotion’ is the Stihl MS 170 chainsaw. The MS 170 is a leading entry-level saw and the perfect partner for cutting firewood and basic construction. Boasting a Stihl 2-MIX engine for lower fuel consumption and a light weight of…

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Introducing EGO’s Power+ 56v cordless chainsaw

  Fitted with a 350mm (14”) Oregon bar, the EGO Power+ chainsaw will make up to 100 cuts of four inch by four inch softwood per charge of a 2.0Ah 56V EGO battery (supplied separately). The highly efficient brushless motor system gives a smooth cut and its weight balance means the chainsaw is light and easy to manoeuvre. The EGO Power+ chainsaw takes chainsaw operation to a new level of convenience and comfort and for added safety, it automatically shuts down when not in use.  There is no need to leave the motor running like a gas powered model. Operating…

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Visiting Vermeer


Pro Arb visited the head office of Vermeer EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) in the Netherlands to meet regional manager Stephan Oppelaar, marketing specialist Pim Nolting and solutions specialist Jasper De Smit along with the managing director of Vermeer UK, Leslie Goodman Vermeer was established in 1948 by Gary Vermeer, an American of Dutch descent in Pella, Iowa. Gary had a background in farming when he moved into engineering and his first experience of manufacturing came on his invention of a mechanical wagon hoist in the early 1940s. Since then, Vermeer, has developed many machines across a vast range of markets. The family-run business is soon to become third generation…

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