November 20, 2017

Mike Irons celebrates 50 years at Oregon

Oregon

1947 is the year that Oregon invented “modern chainsaw chain”, known as chipper chain. A year later, Michael Irons was born and 16 years later in 1964 was working in the chainsaw industry, at the start of a career that would see him selling Oregon chain for over fifty years. Fifty. Not fifty years treading ground or earning a living, taking a wage. And what kind of person could spend so long enthusing others if he didn’t believe and care about what he was selling? No, fifty years of hard work, of pride in what he sold, and what he…

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Iveco Daily wins International Van of the Year 2015

daily

Iveco’s third generation light commercial vehicle, New Daily, has won the fiercely contested International Van of the Year award 2015 – judged by leading road testers from 23 countries across Europe and Russia. The prestigious award was presented at a gala dinner on the eve of the 65th IAA Show in Hanover , the largest commercial vehicle trade fair in Europe. The New Daily secured its victory by a margin of 17 points from the second-placed Mercedes-Benz Vito, also beating the two-tonne Ford Transit into third place. Its victory is a major achievement in a highly competitive year which featured 12 new light commercial…

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New Polaris Ranger Diesels with handsome cab

Polaris

Polaris Ranger UTVs have built a solid reputation as solid, hard working and the smoothest riding of utility vehicles available with two passenger, full size and multi-passenger versions for farm, amenity and recreational use. For 2015, seventy-five percent of the Ranger line-up receives performance upgrades and restyling, based on the line’s flagship the Ranger XP900. The first Rangers to receive the new treatment are the full-size Ranger Diesel and Ranger Diesel Crew. The Ranger Diesel is a favourite hard-working vehicle amongst farmers and anyone who uses diesel as a fuel source. The Ranger Diesel Crew has proved extremely popular with…

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September 2014 launch issue – Pro Arb magazine

Pro Arb

Pro Arb, the magazine for anyone working in the tree industry, has now officially launched, and we are all very excited to be able to share our very first issue with you. The issue is packed full, with pages of industry news, business tips from Trustmark, traffic management tips from Jonathan Hazell and information on all things insurance from Simon Wilson. We also hear the opinions of Jamie Saunders, MD of Trojan Tree Care in Kent and Keith Sacre from Barcham Trees. An in-depth interview with Head of Gardens and Arboretum at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Tony Kirkham is also…

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Makita launch new mains chainsaws

Makita

Makita has introduced four new versions of their mains powered chainsaws. The new machines feature 1570watt and 1800watt motors with 35cm and 40cm bar lengths carrying 3/8” chain that run at 14.5 metres per second. The four models feature the new easier-to-use single lever tool-less chain adjustment system which is mounted very conveniently on the side of the saw. Coupled with the improved automatic chain oiling system, where the new pump delivers a constant flow of protection oil whatever the temperature or oil viscosity, reliability and cutting performance are enhanced. These saws have a 200ml chain oil capacity and the…

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Ransomes remote controlled Spider mowers ensures safe maintenance for environment agency staff

Ipswich, Suffolk (July 21, 2014) Ransomes  remotely operated Spider mowers, supplied by CLS Selfdrive of Guisborough, have resolved concerns by the Environment Agency of how to ensure safe maintenance of local flood defences in the East Midlands. The two mowers are operating across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, maintaining the steep banks that form part of region’s flood defence system. Frisby Lake in Leicestershire acts as an overspill reservoir for the river Wreake and like all flood defences is subject to the Reservoirs Act 1975, which states that flood banks must be maintained in a stable condition. Following a minor incident…

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Get kitted up for the Autumn

kitted up

As chainsaws start to get pulled out of garden sheds, ready to cut logs for autumn fires, now is a good time to carry out some tool maintenance checks and make sure you’re kitted up so you can work smart and work safe. STIHL offers a wide choice of protective and work clothing, specifically designed for your garden and outdoor tasks.  Protective clothing, known in the trade as ‘PPE’ (Personal Protective Equipment), ranges from ear and eye protectors to steel toe-capped boots, so we can keep you covered literally from top to toe! Chainsaw protective Trousers for example, are a…

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Makita EA3201 Chainsaw

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Rochford GM announces UK launch of B3C

Rochford

Rochford Garden Machinery is pleased to announce the launch of the B3C Fuel Solutions range in the UK. B3C Fuel Solutions LLC is a manufacturer of environmentally friendly products and solutions for ethanol and bio-fuel related problems. Rochfords will operate as the exclusive UK distributor of B3C Fuel Solutions’ core suite of products including Mechanic in A Bottle, Ethanol Shield and Diesel Mechanic in A Bottle. “We are very excited that our UK partner, Rochford Garden Machinery, is launching the B3C line of fuel solution products,” says Brian Boezi, CEO of B3C. “The situation in the UK is becoming similar…

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Hitachi Power Tools launches PureFire chainsaw

Hitachi

Hitachi Power Tools has launched its latest chainsaw, the CS33EDP, with New PureFire engine, designed to tackle the big jobs with minimum effort and strain for the operator. Using kit all day long can take its toll, but the great advantage of the new CS33EDP is its anti-fatigue features. The CS33EDP has increased cutting speed and requires approximately 50% less pulling force to start than previous models.  It is extremely low in weight, coming in at just 3.7kg (excluding bar and chain). But while it’s low on grammes, it’s high on power – running at 1.3kW on maximum, it can…

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