August 17, 2018

Green-tech celebrate their highest survey results yet


Green-tech is celebrating after the results from their annual ‘Big Green-tech survey 2014’ were revealed. The annual survey is emailed to Green-tech’s extensive customer database and seeks to find out what their customers think about all aspects of the business; from people and products to ordering and delivery; from sales and social media to competitors and prices. Green-tech appreciate every response and make a 50p donation to their 2015 charity, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, for each complete survey. Headline numbers are: 98% rate Green-tech overall as Excellent or Good. 97% think our product range is Excellent or Good 98%…

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GreenMech host the Press for a day of talks and demonstrations


GreenMech, supported by dealers Orange Plant, recently opened up their Alcester factory for a press visit and played host to a wide array of the media.  The assembled mass were treated to presentations from both companies; a factory tour and then demonstrations of some of their most popular equipment.  Managing Director of GreenMech, Jonathan Turner, welcomed the press saying the company has a “cradle to grave approach to chippers”. GreenMech’s site, The Mill Industrial Park, has been a home to manufacturing for over 50 years. GreenMech’s Chairman, Tony Turner (Jonathans’ father), founded Turner Engineering in 1963 and originally producing Hydramowers…

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Pro Arb – December issue

Pro Arb, would like to share the December issue with you.   The issue is packed full, with pages of industry news, business tips from Trustmark,  Jonathan Hazell and finance info from Lee Maddock. We also hear the opinion of Jamie Saunders, MD of Trojan Tree Care in Kent. An in-depth interview with Phil Jones of ISS Facilities Services Landscaping is also inside.   To see all of this and much more, including information on Chippers, trees and all sorts of arb kit, click here.   If you would like to receive your very own free printed copy, please email your name,…

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Arbsafe approved by Police


Arbsafe, the UK’s only asset management and stolen equipment register aimed at the tree care industry has been awarded Police Preferred Specification status by Secured by Design, a flagship UK police initiative to help ‘design out’ crime through the use of high quality innovative products and processes. Arbsafe ( is a new initiative by and sponsored by STIHL GB as a direct response to the continued increase in crime targeted at the tree care industry. Arbsafe provides a free publicly searchable database of any stolen equipment registered within its pages, its ultimate goal to act both as a deterrent…

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Greenblue Urban add environmental qualification

Greenblue Urban

GreenBlue Urban is pleased to announce the completion of a review of systems and processes adding the environmental management standard ISO 14001 to the Quality Standard ISO 9001 achieved previously. This means that customers and suppliers can be confident they are working with a firm that really cares about the quality and efficiency of their products and services from the initial design right through to the disposal of waste and recycling of surplus materials.

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Iveco introduces high-spec ‘Platinum’ edition New Daily van


Iveco is introducing a special ‘Platinum’ version of its New Daily 35-130 van – a high-spec model designed to appeal to owner-drivers and small businesses eager to experience additional style and comfort while taking advantage of the versatility and performance provided by the International Van of the Year 2015. The special edition Platinum model has a 3.5 tonne gross vehicle weight and is powered by a 2.3 litre 130 hp diesel engine. It is available with a choice of a 10.8m3or 16m3load space compartment, and will retail at £19,995 and £20,995 respectively. Each Platinum-spec New Daily comes with the highest…

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Makita chainsaws for Disaster Arborist Response Team


DART, the Disaster Arborist Response Team, is now equipped with Makita chainsaws ready to deliver humanitarian aid and rescue services anywhere in the world. Wherever a natural climatic disaster occurs, the DART team and their Makita chainsaws will be first responders.  Trained to clear fallen or dangerous trees these operations will make it possible for other relief agencies to access the location and reach the population. These trained arborists aim to reclaim the timber for reconstruction of shelter, repairs to infrastructure and fuel. Makita has provided a comprehensive inventory of chainsaws, spare parts, accessories and safety clothing to DART to…

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GreenMechs’ patented SAFE-Track system proves a success for Hayes Forestry

For the reduction of woody waste on difficult to get to locations and steep embankments, the award-winning SAFE-Trak models from GreenMech stand out alone. They are the first products of their kind to be both tracked and narrow and were the qualities that have led Yvonne Hayes, Managing Director of Hampshire based Hayes Forestry, to purchase not just one SAFE-Trak 19-28, but four! Hayes Forestry has over 40 years of experience in the industry.  Starting out from log and fencing work, the company progressed into timber projects before the removal of railway vegetation became their predominant activity in 2008/9.  “Approximately…

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Tree care equipment that aims to deter criminals

A new initiative for the tree care industry is enabling companies and individuals to securely manage their business assets online and to publicise thefts in an attempt to make it harder for criminals to pass on stolen goods.  Heralded as the tree care industry’s first asset management and stolen equipment register, Arbsafe has already seen more than 200 individuals register over 350 items in the two weeks since its launch. Arbsafe is a new initiative by and sponsored by STIHL GB as a direct response to the continued increase in crime targeted at the tree care industry.  Arbsafe provides…

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Mike Irons celebrates 50 years at 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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