October 16, 2018

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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Makita’s new range of protective workwear for chainsaw operators


Makita chainsaws are taking an increasing share of the UK forestry operations market and the Company has introduced a new and extensive range of protective workwear for professional and domestic operators. Hire companies who rent out chainsaws must also provide protective clothing to operators and this new range is available from Makita to complement the existing chainsaw helmets and chainsaw operator boots. The Makita Starter Safety Kit contains chainsaw trousers, helmet with ear and eye protection, and safety gloves. The new Makita chainsaw trousers are available in five styles including Bib & Brace (B&B) versions. All deliver safety protection to…

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ECHO top with professionals


There is much debate among professional arborists about the top handle chainsaw. Working at height, balance, performance and reliability are critical factors for the highly trained and qualified arborist and they need the right chainsaw. “Having the right gear to do the work quickly, efficiently and safely is imperative,” says Niall Campbell, a Lead Climber for Special Branch Tree & Hedge Surgery in St. Andrews, Fife. “Nowhere is the gear debate more hotly contested amongst arborists than that of the top handle chainsaw. I was lucky enough to win an ECHO CS-360TES at the 2014 Confor APF Fair. I have…

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Buxtons to hold charity open event in October


Buxtons are holding a Charity Open event 2nd & 3rd October. It’s in aid of Breast Cancer and manufacturers such as Stihl, Petzl, Marlow Ropes and Oregon have donated prizes to the raffle. There is no entrance fee, but Buxtons would like everyone attending to buy a raffle ticket. The prizes donated so far include DMM Caribiners, Mountfield 48 Blower complete with battery, Waterproof kit bag and Marlow Pink FCR climbing Rope, with many other top quality items up for grabs. All manufacturers will be on hand to demonstrate new products, with Arborists being able to try products out in…

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