Entries by Peter Driver

Ransomes’ Nigel Church Retires

Ransomes’ Nigel Church Retires: One of the UK’s most respected and valued members in the turf industry, Nigel Church, is retiring at the end of June after almost 50 years in the sector. We had the pleasure of working closely with Nigel for decades and his knowledge, technical ability, eloquence and downright likeability shone through […]

New Ventrac Package For CGM

New Ventrac Package For CGM: The CGM Group (East Anglia) Ltd is one of the latest landscape contractors to purchase a Ventrac package from Price Turfcare. Supplied by local dealer Ernest Doe & Sons, the package includes a Ventrac 4500 compact tractor and Finishing deck. Managing director Tim Glover and his wife Julie started the […]

New Machines For Merlin GC

New Machines For Merlin GC: One of the latest golf clubs in the west country to realise the versatility of Ventrac equipment is Merlin Golf Course on the north Cornish coast. Situated on high ground close to Mawgan Porth and only a short drive from Newquay, this heathland course enjoys stunning views towards the Atlantic […]

400 Mile Mower Journey

400 Mile Mower Journey: Five former students who drove a Ransomes Matador mower non-stop from Edinburgh to London’s Hyde Park back in 1959, were reunited recently to commemorate their epic journey. The University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield hosted a celebratory lunch and tour of the current Engineering faculty to celebrate their remarkable achievement. Back in […]

Versatility Key At Sitwell Park

Versatility Key At Sitwell Park: Sitwell Park Golf Club in Rotherham has taken delivery of a Ventrac 4500 compact tractor and two attachments from Russell Group’s Groundcare Division. And versatility was a key reason for the purchase according to Course Manager Martin Hayward. “It’s an incredible machine,” he said, “so versatile and it can do what […]

BTME Success For Price Turfcare

BTME Success For Price Turfcare: Price Turfcare, the UK and Ireland distributor of the Ventrac multi-implement compact tractor and Ryan turf maintenance equipment, certainly selected a prime position at the revamped BTME. Despite a few grumblings from some exhibitors about their location and subsequent footfall, the company’s Managing Director, Rupert Price was particularly upbeat, “We deliberately […]

Price Turfcare At BTME

Price Turfcare At BTME: Price Turfcare will be returning to BTME for the third time in January, back to Harrogate where the company was officially launched back in 2017. Commenting on the first two years in business, Managing Director Rupert Price said, “A totally unbelievable couple of years since we launched the business back in […]

Spider Show Slope Mower At SALTEX

Spider Show Slope Mower At SALTEX: Visitors to the TH WHITE Machinery Imports stand at SALTEX in early November, were among the first in the UK groundscare industry to see an advanced protype of Dvorak-Spider’s new and compact slope mower, the Spider CROSSLINE. With its innovative and compact design, it complements the current Spider ILD01 and […]

Show Success For Spider

Show Success For Spider: Spider Slope Care, the Orlando-based distributor of Spider remote controlled mowers from Czech manufacturer, Dvorak, had a very successful show at the GIE+EXPO in Louisville, KY, in October. It’s not often these days that machines are sold at a show, but this happened on booth 7188 when a prospective customer saw the […]

Ventrac Praised In Northampton

Ventrac Praised In Northampton: Despite a summer of prolonged dry periods and drought conditions, Northampton Borough Council’s green spaces are still looking in great shape. This is due to a unique contract between two major facilities management companies – Veolia and idverde – along with a little help from a Ventrac 4500 compact tractor with ToughCut mowing deck. […]