Entries by Louise Challiss

PBR150 makes the grade for Chemquad

PBR150 makes the grade for Chemquad: With two major soft-landscaping projects in the diary, the decision to purchase a Power Box Rake 150 (PBR150) from BLEC was a timely one for Worcester based contractors, Chemquad. Owner Tom Jennings estimates that the PBR’s ability to cultivate and grade even the most compacted ground saved one client […]

Bespoke DLF Wildflower mix brightens the landscape

Bespoke DLF Wildflower mix brightens the landscape: A wildflower meadow at the heart of a brand-new retirement village in Alcester has been praised for its outstanding, long-lasting visual impact. For the contractors, HFN Landscapes, the project was fraught with challenges – difficult ground conditions and high magnesium soil required a bespoke mixture, created by DLF […]

New 25L and 60L package sizes from Aspen Fuel

New 25L and 60L package sizes from Aspen Fuel: To meet the ever-growing demand from commercial customers, Aspen Fuel have announced the introduction of two new package sizes to their range of 2-stroke and 4-stroke Alkylate Petrol. In addition to the standard 5L and 200L units, new for 2020 are 25L and 60L options. These […]

Sprayed in 60 minutes!

Sprayed in 60 minutes!: A weather forecast of significant rainfall combined with warm, humid temperatures means only one thing for grounds managers – high disease pressure. For Leicester Tigers Rugby Club Head Groundsman Ed Mowe, the question was how to maximise the efficacy of a fungicide application given the approaching conditions. The answer was a […]

OxyShot® helps Air2Root reach new depths

OxyShot® helps Air2Root reach new depths: Air2Root Turfcare Limited pride themselves on using market leading machinery to bring a ‘breath of fresh air’ to compacted sports surfaces in and around the West Midlands. The latest weapon in their armoury is an OxyShot® from Charterhouse Turf Machinery which, with enhanced manoeuvrability and air-injection down to 500mm […]

Vanmac become UK distributors for Brouwer Kesmac

Vanmac become UK distributors for Brouwer Kesmac: Vanmac Ltd have announced they are now an authorised full line distributor for the Brouwer Kesmac portfolio of turf and groundcare machinery. With a long-standing, established reputation in the turf grower sector, the Brouwer Kesmac range of harvesters and pedestrian rollers, together with trailed verti-cutters, aerators and cylinder […]

INFINICUT® introduce new 60Ah

INFINICUT® introduce new 60Ah: As part of their continuous product development programme, INFINICUT® have announced the introduction of a new 60Ah battery module. The new power unit joins the line-up, alongside the industry-leading 30Ah option, to offer extended run-time and more power for increased overall flexibility. The benefits of battery power have become increasingly evident […]

QuadChip 160 means access is no issue

QuadChip 160 means access is no issue: Offering the ultimate flexibility for kerbside working, a QuadChip 160 from GreenMech is the chipper of choice for Andrew Steel of AS Treecare – assisting him in delivering domestic tree works in and around Surrey and South West London. With parking and space at a premium in tight […]

Groundsman of the Year praises Headland

Groundsman of the Year praises Headland: With 12 years of greenkeeping experience under his belt, Carel Fourie has been turning his hand to the maintenance at Holwell Sports FC. And he’s made quite the impression, scooping the United Counties League Groundsman of the Year title for 2019/20. Assisting Carel with the transition from fine turf […]

J Premier Pitch delivers reliability

J Premier Pitch delivers reliability: With over 13 seasons of experience using Johnsons Sports Seeds J Premier Pitch mixture, Head Groundsman at Cardiff City FC Liam James confidently conducted his renovation during the lockdown period, without doubt that the pitch would be match-fit when play resumed. In use at the Cardiff City Stadium, together with […]