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    • New regulations on the import of forestry machinery

      From 1st September 2019, machinery or vehicles that have been used for agricultural or forestry purposes will be subject to plant health regulations when imported from any third country. Importers must ensure that machinery or vehicles of this kind are accompanied by an official statement such as a phytosanitary certificate,…

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    • Timberwolf

      Timberwolf announces industry first five year warranty

      The UK’s leading manufacturer of professional wood chippers, Timberwolf, has extended its customer support with the introduction of an industry first, five-year manufacturer’s warranty. The option to increase the standard three year warranty up to a total of five years is available across the entire Timberwolf range. It can even…

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    • National athletes to compete for crown for STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® British Championship

      The best lumberjack athletes in the country will take part in the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® British Championship in August as they smash through six logs in a matter of seconds using a combination of axes, saws and sheer strength.   Returning to BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace on Saturday 3rd…

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    • STIHL launches new Pro Cordless Chainsaw

      Ideal for forestry and agricultural work, STIHL has launched the new MSA 220 C-B, the most powerful cordless chainsaw in the STIHL range. Designed with a high chain speed, the powerful MSA 220 C-B makes quick work of any task and guarantees consistently high-quality cutting performance, regardless of the battery…

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    • GreenMech Arb 130 proves ‘compact without compromise’ for Castle Trees

      A GreenMech Arborist 130 has become a key tool in the armoury of Ryan Evans, owner of Edinburgh’s Castle Trees. Having left a career in the army after 23 years, Ryan is embarking on a new venture, with his woodchipper delivering the versatility, manoeuvrability and reliability he needs for around-town…

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    • Static LSK: A Design of Compromises

      Paul Dyer of Marlow Ropes looks at the aspects of great product design and why the manufacture and design of a good quality static rope is often an exercise in compromise.   Many of the requirements the rope must meet are achieved at the expense of another desirable property.  For…

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    • STIHL announces series of updates to the MSA 161 T

      STIHL has launched a series of updates to its cordless arborist saw, the MSA 161 T, providing professionals with a more ergonomic and robust tool.  The MSA 161 T is STIHL’s lightweight professional chainsaw that succeeds the MSA 160 T.  As well as boasting a 40% higher chain speed (16 m/s),…

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      GreenMech launches Evo 165 at The Arb Show 2019

      GreenMech has launched its new woodchipper series, the EVO 165 at The ARB Show. Designed in direct response to industry demands to deliver more aggressive torque, more powerful bite and more throughput. Its wide infeed chute, together with twin horizontal rollers and GreenMech’s ‘No-Stress’ control system mean the Evo 165…

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    • ArborRaft Tree Planting system

      Green-tech supply urban tree planting materials for Manchester traffic island

      Leading landscape supplier Green-tech was called in to assist Newbrook Gardening Services with the planting of two established trees in urban Manchester.  Salford council commissioned a new traffic island on Cromwell Road in Salford; which was designed to stop vehicle access. Argyle NW Construction was the contractor and invited Newbrook…

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    • Marlow Ropes

      Static LSK: A Design of Compromises

      Paul Dyer of Marlow Ropes, looks at the aspects of great product design ,and why the manufacture and design of a good quality static rope is often an exercise in compromise. Many of the requirements the rope must meet are achieved at the expense of another desirable property. For this…

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    • GreenMech

      GreenMech to launch new woodchipper at The Arb Show

      The ARB Show will see a new product launch from GreenMech that is set to be the next evolution of woodchippers. Visitors to stands C8/9 and D8/9 will be the first to see the brand-new machine, which promises to extend GreenMech’s portfolio in the arb sector.Alongside this, other highlights will…

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    • Leguan lifts

      Leguan Lifts is releasing a new access platform

      Leguan Lifts is releasing a new access platform – the Leguan 135 Neo, which is Leguan’s most user-friendly platform to date. All key operations are made with a single joystick, which allows multiple boom operations to be made simultaneously. The platform is equipped with both automatic, and manual levelling. The…

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    • Avant

      Strong growth continues for Avant Tecno

      Following on from the news that Avant Tecno is launching a €10m investment plan, we delve into the reasons for the growth, as well as the details of the plan. Strong growth continues for Avant Tecno Finnish compact loader manufacturer Avant Tecno Oy continues to grow strongly. The revenue of…

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    • Avant

      Avant launches new products as part of 10m investment plan

      Sales have grown steadily for Avant over the last decade. Main reasons for the success are a large market area with a continuously developing modular product range. Avant’s Vice President for production Saku Vastamäki says: “The current investment plan is about €10m. Our target is to increase weekly production by…

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    • Chainsaw Maintenance

      A Guide to Chainsaw Maintenance

      Making sure tools are safe and fit for purpose is essential. Paul George has some handy guidance to get the job done. Chainsaws are highly powerful tools for carrying out some seriously tough jobs. Whether you are managing woodland or dismantling a dangerous tree, a chainsaw is one of the…

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