December 12, 2018

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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Stockport tree surgeon left unable to work after thieves steal all his chainsaws

tree surgeon

A tree surgeon from Stockport has been left unable to work after thieves broke through the roof of his shed and stole all his chainsaws. Adam Copeland, 33, from High Lane, was left stunned when he looked out of his window on Wednesday morning to see a big hole in his outbuilding roof. Burglars had removed slates and felt to steal £4,500 of tree cutting equipment including six chainsaws. They also stole hedge-trimmers, a drill, harnesses and workwear some time between midnight and 6am on Wednesday. Adam said: “I’m absolutely gutted. It has taken years to build up my equipment…

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Green-tech supply urban tree planting materials for Harvey Hadden development


Green-tech has announced they supplied the ArborRaft Tree Planting System and soil, Platipus tree anchoring system, gtRootbarrier 325 and the Mona Relief Vente tree irrigation system for a £13.5 million redevelopment project at the Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre in Nottingham. The project has been recently completed ahead of its official opening in September 2015. The state of the art facilities include a 50 metre swimming pool, a changing village, a 1.5km closed road cycling circuit, an upgraded eight lane 400m indoor athletics track, refurbished sports hall, three squash courts, badminton and tennis courts, five improved grass football pitches, two multi-use…

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Wainwright takes possession of the first fsi D67-720 in UK


Wainwright Tree Stump Removal took possession of the first fsi D67-720, 4wd, self-powered stump grinder in the UK.   At  3175mm long, and 1400 mm wide (890mm without twin wheels) and 1350kg it is smaller and lighter than comparable grinders including our Vermeer SC60. The 67 HP (50 KW) Lombardini engine delivers more than sufficient power to weight ratio.   The remote control panel is extremely intuitive and sensitive.  One brilliant feature it offers is that the spare battery charges in the engine bay or via a 12V in-car charger.  Your wireless remote will never be without power!   In…

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Spectrum Plant appointedUK importer for Balfor Machines

Spectrum Plant

Spectrum Plant Ltd announced today that they have been appointed as sole UK importers for the Balfor range of firewood and forestry machinery. Italian built Balfor machines are already well known in the UK and across Europe for their large, high quality range of professional splitters, saw benches, conveyors and firewood processors. Balfor are about to expand their product range to include winches, log trailers and log cranes so there was a clear requirement for better UK representation. Spectrum Plant are already one of the UK’s biggest Timberwolf main dealers and the sole UK importers for the innovative FSI range of stump grinders, so the partnership…

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Makita adds high-power lightweight chainsaw to range


Makita has added an advanced, high power farming-class 35.2cc chainsaw to its expanding range of forestry and general timber work saws. The new Makita EA3601F 2-stroke machine develops a strong 2.4hp and with a Stratified Air Scavenging combustion system has the cleanest possible exhaust emissions and very low fuel consumption. The centrifugal air cleaner enhances intake performance and reliability and the spring assisted recoil starter reduces cord pull. A primer pump makes hot or cold starting easy while an anti-icing valve bleeds warm air to the fuel lines to ensure winter reliability. This new Makita chainsaw is well balanced and…

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Wood chippers address the problem of effective disposal of wood


For many years now the Environmental Protection Act, along with the Clean Air Act, has considered the commercial burning of green waste inappropriate. This has therefore severely reduced the ability of using the traditional bonfire to dispose of wood waste created from the maintenance of trees and hedges.  Martin Lucas, Sales Director at GreenMech, explores the multiple benefits of using a wood chipper for the effective disposal of wood, brash and bushy material. A chipper is defined as a mechanical means that uses sharp blades to convert bulky wood waste into a more compact form.  A wood chipper can typically…

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Jaime Bray reviews Makita’s telescopic pole chainsaw

“This Makita pole saw is a faultless machine,” says Jaime Bray, owner of Treetop Arboriculture and chairman of the Arborists Working Group Jaime Bray has run his own business, Treetop Arboriculture in Coventry, for 17 years providing a first class tree maintenance and consultancy service across the Midlands. He’s been involved in tree work for more than 20 years having started holiday jobs with an uncle on motorway embankment maintenance before going to College to study for the National Diploma in Arboriculture.  He has recently passed the RFS Professional Diploma in Arboriculture, a highly regarded qualification recognised by the industry. …

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