Rigby Taylor’s Interactive Experience

Rigby Taylor’s Interactive Experience: Rigby Taylor will be announcing a number of exciting new product launches at SALTEX – to be viewed both on the stand and in the outside demonstration area:

  • The TinyMobile – a next generation, fully autonomous pitch line marking GPS robot that’s faster, lighter, more flexible and more economical than anything available;
  • The Armaline GPS multiple pitch marking machine that is operated from a multi-purpose utility vehicle;
  • A range of Carbon4Grass environmentally responsible grass seeds.

Rigby Taylor's Interactive Experience

Visitors will also be able to discuss Rigby Taylor’s leading range of turf fertilisers, turf fungicide tank mixes and water management products…and more!

A cup of freshly made coffee will be available to all visitors to the stand and company personnel will be on hand to offer information and advice, and provide on-stand presentations through the use of touch-screen TV monitors.

For the first time, too, Rigby Taylor is linking with the industry charity Perennial as sponsor of a football simulator where prizes will be awarded on each day of the show in a penalty shoot-out competition.

Rigby Taylor will also feature at the IOG Industry Awards evening as sponsor of the Young Groundsman of the Year Award.

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Ransomes Turf Solutions At SALTEX

Ransomes Turf Solutions At SALTEX: Ransomes, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of commercial mowing equipment, will be showcasing its full range of turfcare equipment on stand H090 at the NEC in Birmingham during SALTEX (31st October-1st November 2018).

The equipment on display includes the newly launched Ransomes HM600 and Ransomes TR320, the successful Ransomes MP series and a selection of Cushman utility vehicles and Turfco, Smithco and Ryan products.

Ransomes Turf Solutions At SALTEX

The Ransomes HM600 was launched at SALTEX in 2017. Created on the foundations of the Ransomes MP wide area mower platform, the HM600 builds upon this, providing users with the ability to run three heavy duty flail mowers with mulching technology from Müthing. With all mowers engaged, the 3.2m width of cut delivers exceptional productivity.  The fingertip control of individual units makes trimming around obstacles easy and brings new levels of versatility to flail mowing. Units fold up securely to transport easily between work areas and access confined sites.

From a clean, fine, rolled finish across sports pitches to routine cuts, the HM600 leaves an even spread of mulched clippings. It also tackles the irregular cuts, bringing the lesser maintained areas back under control. The HM600 can visit one work site with the versatility to do it all, the productivity to do it fast and the flail technology for superior presentation.

The Ransomes TR320 was also launched at SALTEX in 2017. It is one of the lightest machines on the market in its category, ensuring minimal compaction to turf, keeping surfaces in pristine condition. A combination of narrow transport width (1.64m (64.5”)), a 1.83m (72”) width of cut, superior slope capabilities and manoeuvrability, allows operators to safely negotiate the tightest of spaces and most challenging terrain. Designed and manufactured at Ransomes Jacobsen’s European headquarters in Ipswich, the TR320 is primarily targeted at the sportsturf and landscaping market, providing a quality maintenance solution for sports pitches, estates, and light municipal applications.

The MP Series, first launched in 2014, includes the MP493, MP653 and MP653XC. These highly productive wide area rotary mowers are ideal for cutting overgrown areas and sports fields, whilst also giving you the ability to negotiate tight spaces.

Ransomes Turf Solutions At SALTEX

Also in the MP Series is the MP495 and MP655: two robust and productive wide area cylinder mowers that leave a pristine finish every time. These mowers are popular choices for maintaining large fields, football and cricket pitches and travelling on roads when required.

Ransomes is proud to be sponsoring the SALTEX College Cup for the third time; introduced by the IOG in 2016 as a national student-led sports-turf challenge that will take place on the first day of SALTEX 2018. It is an academic test of turf management knowledge for student competitors in teams of four who are enrolled at colleges throughout the UK on relevant courses of study.

As one of the groundcare industry’s major manufacturing companies, Ransomes invites you to come along to stand H090 to see its latest innovations.

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Nufarm To Exhibit At The NEC

Nufarm To Exhibit At The NEC: Whether it’s making sure your turf is looking its very best or keeping your other amenity areas clear of undesirable weeds, Nufarm aims to bring effective broad spectrum weed control to your amenity land. Whilst a global company, Nufarm has strong ties to the UK, having a global manufacturing site based in Wyke, Bradford. The site is the largest flexible phenoxy herbicide production unit in the world and manufactures many of the products that we use in our robust amenity portfolio.

Nufarm To Exhibit At The NEC

If you are managing a sports field, golf green, tee or fairway then Nufarm can offer a range of selective herbicides that are effective across a broad spectrum of weeds. Several of our products are also approved for use through a knapsack sprayer. For more details on what Nufarm has to offer, come visit our stand or visit our UK website.

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Innovation Award Finalists Announced

Innovation Award Finalists Announced: The three finalists have been announced for the Innovation Award at SALTEX 2018, with Reesink Turfcare, Sherriff Amenity and McConnel competing to get their hands on the prize.

After making its successful debut at last year’s show, the SALTEX 2018 Innovation Award attracted even more entries from various exhibitors across the globe and included a wide variety of high-quality products, services and equipment.

Innovation Award Finalists Announced

Judged by an independent panel of industry experts it was decided that the Toro Outcross 9060 from Reesink Turfcare, PrecisionPro from Sherriff Amenity and a product that cannot yet be named from McConnel were the stand out entries.

The final three companies will now take to the stage on the first day of SALTEX in the all new Innovation Hub (stand K021) from 11.30am to 12.35pm. A representative from each will take place to offer a great insight into their respective innovations and answer questions from Innovation Hub host Kevin Lynch – a former referee and current football speaker.

The winner’s ceremony will then commence in the Innovation Hub at 2:30pm where the overall winner will be announced.

Innovation Hub visitors can also expect interviews with industry experts and those at the forefront of new groundscare innovations and listen to research and trial work findings. Furthermore, a number of key speakers will take to the stage to discuss and explore current groundscare trends.

Kevin Lynch and IOG CEO Geoff Webb will kick-start proceedings at 11:00am on the first day of SALTEX by commenting on what most would agree has been a golden period in innovation in sports turf over the last 10-15 years.

A panel debate featuring Horticulture Week’s Sally Drury, IOG regional pitch advisor Rob Donnelly and IOG learning programme architect Chris Gray will take place shortly after. The panel will be providing an update on new technology in groundscare and will have their say on what key developments they feel have had a significant impact on the industry.

It is no surprise that digital media is being utilised by many within the industry and this topic will be explored in the next session.

The loss of important active ingredients is becoming more frequent than ever and a number of products are being taken off the market, especially in regards to pest management – so an expert panel will be exploring alternative solutions.

This will be followed by sessions on what’s new in grass cultivars, cordless machinery and robotics.

Reinforced pitches for cricket and tennis will be the final topic of the day with turf consultant Alex Vickers, ECB pitch advisor Chris Wood and Neil Stubley from the AELTC – who will discuss their views.

The Innovation Hub will conclude with the SALTEX 2018 Innovation Award winner’s ceremony.

The programme of events will be replicated on day two of SALTEX.

SALTEX 2018 is free to attend. To register your attendance and beat the queues visit www.iogsaltex.com

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John Deere Revolutionary Technology

John Deere Revolutionary Technology: Available in Europe from 2019 exclusively on John Deere’s ZTrak 900 Series commercial zero-turn rotary mowers, the new Michelin X Tweel Turf airless radial tyre means customers may never need to buy rear tyres for their zero-turn mowers again.

Unlike traditional pneumatic tyres, the Michelin X Tweel Turf virtually eliminates tyre downtime and is nearly maintenance free. A new Z994R model equipped with X Tweel Turf tyres makes its UK & Ireland show debut on the John Deere stand (E080) at SALTEX 2018 at the NEC, Birmingham in November, alongside the company’s latest compact tractor and lawn tractor developments.

John Deere Revolutionary Technology

Offering a combination of operator comfort, productivity and a high-quality finish, the Z994R is designed to cater for customers looking for a more compact solution to working in restricted spaces. It features a powerful 25hp (18.4kW) diesel engine together with a heavy-duty frame and a belt-driven deck for optimum power efficiency. High output is further achieved by the 137cm (54in) 7-Iron PRO side-discharge rotary mower deck.

“The Z994R excels in the toughest mowing conditions while also providing the fuel economy, compact size and durability that commercial customers value,” says John Deere’s European turf sales & marketing manager Carlos Aragones. “It also offers a range of options designed to increase operator comfort and reduce fatigue during long working hours, as well as delivering lower operating costs and improved performance.”

These options include the exciting new Michelin X Tweel Turf tyre, which avoids downtime from punctures when compared to traditional pneumatic tyres. It has the same dimensions and bolt pattern as a standard tyre and features automotive rubber technology, allowing the tread to last up to three times longer. The Tweel also reduces ground compaction and increases ride quality, which is enhanced by the mower’s new ComfortGlide seat.

Using pioneering technology first introduced by John Deere on its agricultural tractors and other self-propelled equipment in 2001, a top of the range 4066R compact tractor can also be seen for the first time equipped with a StarFire satellite receiver and AutoTrac Universal automatic steering system. This is now being made available on the company’s compact tractor range to help operators achieve higher levels of accuracy and input cost savings when working with implements such as amenity turf sprayers and spreaders.

An enhanced range of high-capacity commercial mower decks has also been  announced for the popular John Deere X940 Series diesel lawn tractors. These are designed to increase performance and further improve operator convenience.

The robust construction of these decks, which are stamped from a single steel plate, ensures that they are built to last and serve the needs of demanding commercial operators. Available with cutting widths of 137 or 152cm (54 or 60in), the decks are uniquely designed to handle high volumes of material.

Upgrades have been made to the drive-over ramps for even easier connection of the mower deck to the tractor. In addition, the X940 Series now comes as standard with a new deluxe seat featuring adjustable back support, with an air ride suspension seat available as an option. Both seats are now fitted with armrests.

The existing MulchControl feature, which allows simple changes between grass discharge and mulching, has also been enhanced by the addition of an optional hydraulic actuator known as One-Touch. This increases the speed of changing between modes for increased uptime and ease of operation.

All these new products will be available at John Deere dealerships in the UK and Ireland from spring 2019.

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New Hayter Products At SALTEX

New Hayter Products At SALTEX: At this year’s SALTEX event at the NEC (National Exhibition Centre), visitors will find Toro, a global leader in garden and landscaping equipment, and Hayter, the name synonymous with British lawn mowing. Both the brands will be exhibiting a large range of products at SALTEX on stand E065 – including some machines that will be revealed publicly for the first time.

Landscaping leaders Toro will also be showcasing a variety of equipment, from walk-behind and ride-on mowers to stump grinders and the PowerPlex® cordless tool range.

New Hayter Products At SALTEX

One product they will be introducing to visitors at the stand is the new Grandstand® mower with rear discharge feature. Visitors will be able to take a look at two new Grandstand® models – the 36” (91cm) and 48” (122cm), both of which have several enhanced features and accessories, including rear discharge and a recycler kit. The rear discharge feature enables the dispersion of clippings across the cut width for a fine after cut appearance, as well as making the mower much more manoeuvrable in smaller spaces.

The Grandstand® mower also has the benefits of a professional walk behind, while being quick and comfortable to use, allowing a large area to be covered in a short amount of time. Hillside mowing is also made easier through the mower’s wide stance and optimal balance, which improve stability and control.

Sharing the stand will be Hayter, also showcasing some highly anticipated product launches that will join a rich heritage at the familiar British brand.

These new mowers, to be publicly unveiled at SALTEX for the first time, have been designed to be robust, vigorous and flexible and will undoubtedly be an exciting new addition to the long line of products that make up Hayter’s history. Innovation is at the heart of the new models, as with all Hayter products, and they are sure to continue on the company’s legacy of top quality mowers.

The Toro and Hayter teams will be present throughout SALTEX to answer any questions you may have about their products. Visit them at stand E065.

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EverEdge To Exhibit At SALTEX

EverEdge To Exhibit At SALTEX: 500mm high with a 300mm base Corten® steel angle edging might not be an everyday product, but EverEdge can supply it along with just about any other sized steel edging imaginable.  From our ever popular Classic 1mtr range for gardens worldwide, to our 2.5mtr ProEdge range for driveways and paths and our Titan range for heavy duty commercial projects, EverEdge has the answer for all landscape edging requirements. 

Steel is used in civil engineering projects for its strength.  Our edging is UK designed and built with longevity, function and service in mind.  EverEdge is usually, but not always, galvanized and/or powder coated in a range of colours.  We work closely with architects, designers and contractors to help you build beautiful landscape projects.

EverEdge To Exhibit At SALTEX

For further information telephone 01630 417120 Option 1, or email enquiries@everedge.co.uk  Our website address is www.everedge.co.uk CPD presentations, brochures and samples are available on request.

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Market-Leading Chapin Products

Market-Leading Chapin Products: With over 130 solid years of manufacturing excellence, Chapin is proud to provide market-leading products that are rugged and reliable.

Following the UK distribution deal with Craigmarloch Nurseries, we now have the ability to distribute quality sprayers & spreaders on a next day delivery service throughout the UK.

Market-Leading Chapin Products

Chapin engineers and manufactures products specifically designed for lawn and ground maintenance, snow and ice, and for gardening.

Whether you are managing golf courses or spraying and spreading on a commercial basis Chapin cover the full range with sprayers & spreaders designed for industrial and general purpose herbicides, pesticides and fertilisers to keep your lawn and garden well maintained, pest-free and your harvest healthy.

Our distribution opportunities offer exceptional profit margin on a market-leading product which has been built with quality and durability in mind.

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Air-Seal Products At SALTEX

Air-Seal Products At SALTEX: Air-Seal Products Ltd has been successfully selling their range of high quality tyre sealants around the world for over eighteen years. Their ranges of sealants are widely used by grounds care maintenance companies, local authorities and various leisure activities.

A single treatment can cost less than the full cost of one tyre repair and lasts the legal life of the tyre.  Their sealant can prevent up to 95% of punctures up to 30mm and stop all rim, bead and other slow air leaks.  Operational efficiency is improved by reducing costly downtime for idle machines and labour.

Air-Seal Products At SALTEX

Ray Baxter from John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance said, “In June 2007 we ran a limited trial to assess Air-Seals capabilities.  After three months at a 98% success rate, we rolled the trial company wide.  Running over one hundred ride on machines, we saw great results.  We now use Air-Seal tyre sealant in all our grass machinery.  Finally, a product that works!”

“Here we are some eleven years later, August 2018 we still use Air-Seal Products sealant in all our machinery.  We add the product to tyres when machines come to our main workshop prior to despatch to contracts. The savings on puncture repairs and down time more than cover the cost of the product.

We are very happy with Air-seal products and look forward to the next ten years.”

For further information take a look at our website www.air-sealproducts.com or call us on 01823 674411.

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Agripower – Good Grounding Since 1964

Agripower – Good Grounding Since 1964: For expert advice on natural or synthetic sports pitch construction, drainage, irrigation, lake and reservoir construction please visit our stand  F187 at SALTEX 2018, Birmingham NEC.

For upcoming projects speak to our team and book a no obligation site visit to you club, school, college or university.

Agripower - Good Grounding Since 1964

We look forward to seeing you there!

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