Turf News


NEW John Deere Bunker Rake

NEW John Deere Bunker Rake: John Deere continues to help golf courses and sports arenas make maintenance operations easier with the introduction of the 1200H bunker rake, which will be available from the company’s professional turf dealer network this spring. Complementing the existing 1200A model, the newly styled 1200H version offers the additional benefit of a […]

Trilo Saves The Day!

Trilo saves the day! Mike Herring, Head Groundsman at Berkhamsted School, and his team have their work cut out maintaining over 40 acres of grounds and sports facilities over six schools, on five separate sites, across Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.  Founded by the then Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral in 1541, the school has a vast history […]

GreenMech’s Versatile Chipper

GreenMech’s Versatile Chipper: Kevin Patton, Tree Surgeon, purchased his first woodchipper back in 2002 and has a few different makes and models in his fleet. However, he faced a major challenge when it came to purchasing new equipment for him and his team of 4 – towing capacity.  To satisfy the company’s requirement for a powerful, versatile, but lightweight chipper, they turned to GreenMech and their sub 750kg QuadChip 160. Established in […]

Scamblers Become Etesia Dealer

Scamblers Become Etesia Dealer: Scamblers, based in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, feel they now have a complete portfolio of groundscare machinery after they were confirmed as Etesia UK’s latest dealer. First established in 1974, the family owned business specialise in supplying compact tractors, bank tractors, mowers, utility vehicles and groundscare machinery for every aspect of turf and grounds […]

Kubota B Series Packs A Punch

Kubota B Series Packs A Punch: For users over smaller areas looking to purchase a new compact tractor in 2018, Kubota UK has a new and improved B Series range that will leave them spoilt for choice. The market leading manufacturer of groundcare equipment has introduced its new B1 (standard spec) and B2 Series (premium […]

New Toro Deal At Moor Hall

New Toro Deal At Moor Hall: The latest fleet of machinery at Moor Hall Golf Club has been curated to bring the club the latest technological developments, tackle particular environmental considerations and make specific improvements. Course manager Wayne Ganning at the club based in Sutton Coldfield created a wish list and with the help of Reesink Turfcare […]

Royal Dornoch Trusts Toro

Royal Dornoch Trusts Toro: From back in 1616 to the present day, Royal Dornoch Golf Club’s reputation for golfing excellence has only increased over the past 400 years. Now considered to be one of the top golf clubs in the UK and amongst the best in the world, the traditional club stays ahead of the […]

New John Deere Fleet At Abridge

New John Deere Fleet At Abridge: Based in 160 acres of beautiful Essex parkland with stunning views of the countryside which can stretch as far as London on a clear day, Abridge Golf Club at Stapleford Tawney near Romford describes itself as combining traditional values with a modern outlook. Course manager Geoff Smith welcomes what he […]

Kubota’s New Ride-On Mower

Kubota’s New Ride-On Mower: Kubota UK’s extensive range of market leading and high performance machinery solutions is expanding with the release of a new professional zero turn ride-on mower. Designed to meet the ever-changing needs of turf professionals, the ZD1211 offers exceptional quality and performance, combined with easy to complete maintenance. Engineered to create a superior cut […]

Council Makes First Toro Purchase

Council Makes First Toro Purchase: North East Lincolnshire Council has purchased Toro for the first time, due to to its competitive price in the tender process, and having received recommendations from other local authorities. Chris Whitfield, assistant fleet manager who co-ordinated the purchase, says: “We were in the market for two cylinder mowers, replacing like-for-like. […]

Coffee With Terra Spike

Coffee With Terra Spike: A head greenkeeper based in Buckinghamshire has inspired a challenge among users of the Wiedenmann Terra Spike. After taking delivery of a new GXi8 HD in December, Gerrards Cross GC’s Adam McColl reckoned the machine was smooth enough to balance a full cup of coffee without spilling while it spiked its way […]

Kubota’s Cashback Mower Offer

Spring into action with Kubota UK’s Cashback Domestic Ride-on-Mower offer: Following high demand, Kubota UK’s popular ride-on mower cashback programme has returned for another year, providing lawn lovers with the perfect opportunity to produce a pristine lawn this spring. The leading groundcare manufacturer is offering cashback opportunities across a number of its powerful, versatile and economic […]

Kubota UK and Redwings

Kubota’s M5001 Series the pack horse for Redwings: Kubota UK is working in partnership with Redwings, the largest horse sanctuary in the UK, to support the charity’s work in providing essential welfare and care for rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules nationwide. Five of Kubota’s innovative M5001 Series tractors have been supplied to Redwings by Norfolk-based […]

New G860’s At Wolves

New G860’s At Wolves: A fresh strategy devised by the owners of Wolverhampton Wanderers has led to the football club purchasing three new Dennis G860 cylinder mowers. It’s an exciting time for the West Midlands based club; when the new owners took control last year part of their strategy was to place a big emphasis on […]

Ransomes Partnership Continues

Ransomes Partnership Continues: Continental Landscapes, a leading grounds maintenance company, recently took delivery of 33 pieces of machinery from Ransomes. The investments marks a 20-year relationship between Continental Landscapes and Ransomes. PA Turney both demonstrated and sold the machinery, having nurtured the relationship between the companies for over two decades. Continental Landscapes was established in 1989 and currently […]

SSS1000 The Solution In Seattle

SSS1000 The Solution In Seattle: Three SISIS SSS1000 tractor mounted rotary brush sweepers were recently purchased by Sergio Pedroza, the Fields & Grounds Manager at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Seattle, and significant improvements have been reported since using them on both the indoor synthetic surface and outdoor natural surface. The Virginia Mason Athletic Center (VMAC) […]

Wheelbarrow Effort Cut By Makita

Wheelbarrow Effort Cut By Makita: In-wheel Brushless motor drives up to 3.5 km/h (2.2 m/h) 130kg max load up to 12° incline Adjustable chassis with pipe frame or bucket frame option AT LAST – Makita has harnessed the impressive power of the incredibly successful 18v Brushless motor to reduce the back-breaking task of pushing a […]

Quick Clean Up With GKB

Quick Clean Up With GKB: At Harrow School, the boys enjoy afternoon games five times a week, with no fewer than thirty-two different sports on offer to keep them healthy and active. Harrow teams frequently win county and national championships and the school enjoys partnerships with professional bodies such as the Saracens Foundation and Queens Park Rangers […]

Wiedenmann For Machrie Links

Wiedenmann For Machrie Links: Islay’s Machrie Links, one of the UK’s most westerly and spectacular golfing venues boasts outstanding coastline vistas in a natural setting. A change of ownership in 2011 and significant investment has hastened a remarkable transition.  European Ryder Cup Vice Captain, D J Russell was commissioned to modernise major areas while not detracting […]

New Makita Launch

New Makita Launch: Makita has launched a 36v cordless multi-tool system for landscape maintenance operations together with a selection of quick-fit attachments which includes the recently introduced Brush Cutter and Linetrimmer in addition to the Cultivator, Pole Saw, Hedge Trimmer and lawn Edging Tool.  The pole extension allows additional reach for the Pole Saw and […]

Polaris 0% Finance Offer

Polaris 0% Finance Offer: As part of a new range of special offers which promises great savings throughout 2018, Polaris is extending its 0% finance offer. Interest-free finance on new Polaris Sportsman ATVs, Ranger 4×4 Utility Vehicles, RZRs and Scramblers (excluding Youth) will now be available until 31st March 2018, making it a a great time […]

20/20 Vision At Golf Club

20/20 Vision At Golf Club: Manor of Groves Golf Club in Hertfordshire has purchased its first fleet of Toro machinery and resolved to be exclusively Toro by 2020, having seen a number of benefits including time-saving, ease of maintenance and noticeable results. The club invested in a Toro Reelmaster 5510-D, two TriFlex 3400 mowers, a Workman complete with […]

Expanded Först Range

Expanded Först Range: Först, a leading supplier of high performance and robust woodchippers, has recently expanded its petrol woodchipper range having launched the TR6P, the first and famous Först 6” tracked woodchipper, now with a fuel efficient 37hp petrol engine.  Following the recent introduction of the hugely popular ST6P, the new TR6P utilises the same 37hp […]

BS Mowers Acquired

BS Mowers Acquired: Agriculture and turf dealership Tallis Amos Group Limited (TAG) has acquired the trade and assets of BS Mowers Limited, a Bristol based professional turf dealer, as part of John Deere’s ‘Dealer of Tomorrow’ strategy. BS Mowers is largely known for its expertise in the fine turf machinery industry throughout Avon, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and North […]

Jacobsen Impresses At Golspie

Jacobsen Impresses At Golspie: Golspie Golf Club, which is located on the Dornoch Firth in Scotland, is a versatile course which boasts a beguiling mix of classic links, heath and parkland holes. The Club has invested in a Jacobsen Eclipse 322 and a Jacobsen LF550 fairway mower from Textron Golf to maintain the different surfaces […]

Textron Keeps Meldrum Peaceful

Textron Keeps Meldrum Peaceful: Meldrum House Country Hotel & Golf Course extended its hotel in 2016 to 55 rooms, and since then has invested in golf course maintenance equipment and vehicles from Textron Golf in order to lessen noise levels around the hotel grounds. The equipment featured on the five-year lease deal includes mowers and vehicles across […]

Toro Impresses At Leicestershire

Toro Impresses At Leicestershire: The Leicestershire Golf Club presents a tough cut for its fleet of machinery. The 6329-yard par 68 parkland course which was established in 1890 has a hefty percentage of ridge and furrow, which is challenging for any kind of machinery. And not just coping, but excelling at the challenge is Toro. […]

Double A Decrease Grind Times

Double A decrease Grind Times: Grinding by its nature is a precise process that can involve a lot of time, but The Double A Trading Company Ltd is hoping for decreased grind times with their new Foley Accu-Pro 633 with AccuTouch 3 Control, which was supplied by ProSport UK Ltd. During her 13-years as Service Manager at […]

Irrigation At St Andrews

Irrigation At St Andrews: The Castle Course at St Andrews Links is benefitting from an upgrade of Toro irrigation. Switching from Toro Site Pro to Lynx GAC software and from Flex to Infinity sprinklers, the upgrade brings the most modern technology available on the market to this majestic clifftop golf course. Forming the first irrigation deal since […]

Felixstowe Ferry Opts For Toro

Felixstowe Ferry Opts For Toro: Suffolk-based Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club has once again opted for Toro as it scales up its fairway aeration programme. The Toro ProCore SR72 has been purchased through UK distributor Reesink Turfcare alongside a TYM T603 tractor to pull it. The SR72 aerator joins the smaller Toro ProCore SR48, as course manager Glenn Rayfield […]

Drain Today And Play Tomorrow!

Install Primary and Secondary Drainage with a Shelton Supertrencher: Shelton’s award winning Supertrencher+ trenchers are designed to install primary and secondary drainage systems on any amenity grass with minimal ground disturbance making them ideal for the busy sportsturf market, as minimal recovery time is required before the turf is back in play. In fact it is even […]

Irrigation With Toro Lynx

Irrigation With Toro Lynx: Implementing moisture level monitoring, updating controllers with the latest software and frequently applying evolving course setup conditions to your irrigation programmes, all contribute to responsible and sustainable management of your golf course. Ed Stant, course manager at Trentham Golf Club near Stoke-on-Trent, has recently spoken about how recent changes to his irrigation […]

Toro UTV Fleet Increased

Toro UTV Fleet Increased: John O’Gaunt Golf Club in Sandy, Bedfordshire, has recently purchased two Toro Workman utility vehicles, which has increased the club’s UTV fleet to seven. These hard-working vehicles have racked up in excess of 16,000 hours of work between them demonstrating outstanding value and longevity.   Nigel Broadwith, course manager, runs machines that are […]

Versatile TORO LT-F3000

Versatile TORO LT-F3000: Nationally respected Countrywide Grounds Maintenance serves thousands of customers from 50 regional offices and has been leading the industry for over 25 years. With the challenge of keeping a vast range of environments looking their best all year round, the organisation has invested in the versatility of a Toro LT-F3000 triple flail mower. […]

Galway Bay’s New John Deere Fleet

Galway Bay’s New John Deere Fleet: Designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr, a former Ryder Cup golfer, Galway Bay Golf Resort at Renville near Oranmore is not a links course, but is described as ‘parkland by the sea’, with the stunning backdrop of Galway Bay and the rugged curves of the Atlantic coastline always in sight. Earlier this year […]

Williamwood Get Ahead With Terra Spike GXi8 HD

Williamwood Get Ahead With Terra Spike GXi8 HD: For several seasons Williamwood Golf Club had their sites set on a Wiedenmann Terra Spike GXi8 HD deep aerator. This autumn, a well subscribed winter membership initiative finally made it a reality for the Scottish course. “Increased demand for winter play heightened the need to keep the course open,” said […]

Reach For The Top With Echo

Reach For The Top With Echo: Safety is a great consideration when cutting high hedges, so dispensing with the need for ladders, steps and platforms is good news. The ECHO HCA-265ES HD articulating hedge cutter is the newest addition to the ECHO range and offers an overall length of 2446mm (cutting length – 536mm), making it […]

MClassic Hydraulic Loaders Introduced

MClassic Hydraulic Loaders Introduced: Distributor AgriArgo UK has introduced a front-end loader for the new McCormick X2 Series compact tractor line-up with mechanical parallel linkage fitted as standard for ease of use and added safety. The McCormick MClassic 25 loader adds to the versatility and usefulness of the 43hp, 47hp and 54hp mechanical drive X2 Series tractors, […]

PING partners John Deere

PING partners John Deere: PING, a brand with a strong heritage and one that is synonymous with performance and innovation, is a family-owned business founded in 1959 by Karsten Solheim. The company, renowned for its innovative golf equipment, is also involved in golf course ownership at Gainsborough Golf Club, which is just a short drive from […]

Richard Peel Groundcare keep the water moving at Dyrham Park

Richard Peel Groundcare keep the water moving at Dyrham Park Golf and Country Club: Richard Peel Groundcare has installed sand-banding on 14 greens at Dyrham Park Golf and Country Club to enhance their primary drainage system. The picturesque Hertfordshire course is renowned for its water hazards, with several placed across the 6,497 yards, but keeping water […]

Trilo S3 Makes Light Work Of Leaf Clearance

A Trilo S3 Makes Light Work Of Leaf Clearance At Keele University: Any machinery that makes time-consuming tasks more manageable is desirable and in the area of leaf clearance, a Trilo S3 is just that. At 617 acres, Keele University’s single-site campus is the largest in Europe. With woodland, gardens, sports facilities, halls of residence and academic […]

Rigby Taylor Has An Award-Winning Way To Mark Pitches

Rigby Taylor Has A Very Intelligent – And Award-Winning Way To Mark And Over-Mark Pitches: Intelligent One (iO), the world’s first autonomous robot dedicated to the hands-free, initial marking and over-marking of sports pitches, running tracks and much more, has won the prestigious Innovation Award at the SALTEX 2017 exhibition. Available from Rigby Taylor – […]

Pitch Competition Deadline Looming

Pitch Competition Deadline Looming: Amateur sports teams who need a helping hand in looking after their pitch have until the end of November to make their application to win £3,000 worth of grounds maintenance machinery. Pitch To Play, a competition ran by Allett Lawnmowers and the Institute of Groundsmanship (the IOG), is open to all amateur […]

Luscombe Plant Hire Double Up On Their GreenMech Fleet

Luscombe Plant Hire double up on their GreenMech fleet to meet demand: Luscombe Plant Hire, based in Ulverston, Cumbria, stock a wide range of site machinery and tools available for daily, weekly, or long-term hire. After noticing that their GreenMech Arborist 130 woodchipper was hardly ever in the yard, owner Simon Luscombe decided to add a […]

New York Red Bulls Praise SISIS Osca

New York Red Bulls Praise SISIS Osca: Dan Shemesh, Director of Stadium and Training Grounds for the New York Red Bulls has praised the SISIS Osca 3 which maintains the synthetic turf on one of the club’s training fields. When Dan Shemesh was looking for a machine that would help take his synthetic turf to the […]

Yay Tagon Taung Continues Affiliation with Jacobsen and E-Z-GO

Yay Tagon Taung Golf Resort Continues 20-year Affiliation with Jacobsen and E-Z-GO: Yay Tagon Taung Golf Resort, located about 30 minutes’ drive east of Mandalay in Myanmar (formerly Burma), has taken delivery of yet more Jacobsen machinery after serving as a loyal customer for more than 20 years. Mr. Thant Zin Oo has been the general […]

Wiedenmann Terra Spike Makes Aeration Faster For Knighton Heath

Extra 40cm Wiedenmann Terra Spike width makes aeration ever faster for Knighton Heath GC: When Alan Magee, Course Manger at Knighton Heath GC, upgraded his existing Wiedenmann Terra Spike, he simply chose a wider version thanks to having a bigger tractor. The Bournemouth club enjoyed the excellent service of its GXi 6 which had been both […]

Quinta Do Lago Chooses John Deere

Quinta Do Lago Chooses John Deere: A major investment in John Deere golf course maintenance equipment has been made by Quinta do Lago, for use on the Portuguese resort’s three 18-hole championship courses in the Algarve. A similar deal has also been signed with sister resort PGA Catalunya in Spain. The revamped North Course, the […]

APEX Zero-turn Cuts Time As Well As Grass

APEX Zero-turn Cuts Time As Well As Grass: Designed and built with the professional in mind, Ariens Company has recently introduced the new APEX zero-turn mower to the UK. The Ariens name has been built on a reputation for engineering excellence and the APEX zero-turn continues this tradition with its ‘built to last’ quality. Well-crafted components, […]

Reesink Launches New Toro Rotary Mower

Reesink Launches New Toro Rotary Mower Designed To Increase Productivity and Decrease Downtime: ProLine H800 goes longer between stops for effortless mowing. Reesink has announced the arrival of a brand-new Toro rotary mower designed to improve productivity by going longer between stops. Revealed at SALTEX 2017, the ProLine H800 direct collect rotary mower promises to boost […]

Etesia Launch New Bahia Model At SALTEX

Etesia launch new Bahia model at SALTEX 2017: Taking centre stage on the Etesia UK stand at SALTEX 2017 was the new Bahia Hydro 80 MKHP4 E-Connect ride-on mower, which also won the SALTEX 2017 innovation award. Visitors to the show were able to get a first glimpse at the new model ahead of its official […]

More Versatility To TYM Tractor Range

New T393 Brings Even More Versatility To TYM Compact Utility Tractor Range: The latest addition to the TYM compact tractor range is the T393. It has been brought to the UK by Reesink Turfcare because of its perfect positioning to bridge the gap in the TYM line up, from the compact utility range into the mid-duty […]

Multifunctional Vehicles For Local Authorities And Service Providers 

Multifunctional vehicles for local authorities and service providers: Internationally successful manufacturer HOLDER presents its vehicle programme of ground care and winter maintenance products for the first time at SALTEX in Birmingham. German company Max Holder GmbH looks back on nearly 130-years of “German engineering”. Even today the wide range of municipal vehicles with their high quality, […]

Power Through Autumn With The ECHO PB-580

Power through Autumn with the ECHO PB-580: The autumn clean-up, as every groundsman and landscape professional knows, calls for a powerful blower to deal swiftly and efficiently with leaves and litter. All too often you’re shifting wet or damp materials, with leaves clinging together and hard to move. Not so with the PB-580 backpack blower. The […]

FLEXBLADE Core Collector System from Groundsman Industries

FLEXBLADE Core Collector System from Groundsman Industries: The original groundsman FLEXBLADE aeration soil collectors now available to fit all types of aerators and turf vehicles. Save Time and Money when you fit a Groundsman FLEXBLADE Collector Attachment to your aerator to CORE and COLLECT in one pass. View the video on www.groundsmanindustries.com or on YouTube. […]

Toro Keeps The Green Flag Flying

Toro Keeps The Green flag Flying: Nottingham Trent University invests in Toro to maintain Green Flag status Green Flag status was granted to Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton and Brackenhurst campuses six years ago, and today each site boasts a brand new Toro CT2240 mower to maintain amenity areas and uphold this prestigious reputation. The 20-year-old Green […]

Toro Improves Condition Of Turf At Grimsthorpe Castle

Toro Improves Condition And Appearance Of Turf At Grimsthorpe Castle: First time Toro customer, Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire, has purchased a Groundsmaster 4300-D rotary mower to tend the formal gardens. An improvement in the condition and appearance of the turf within the gardens of the 3000-acre estate is already evident. From Easter to September, the 65 […]

Modified Flail Raises Performance Levels

Modified Flail Raises Performance Levels: Flail Manufacturer Muthing have launched a wheeled version of their out-front MU-FM flail. Simon Richard, UK Agent for the Muthing range says, “When compared with a cylinder mower alternative, the flail option’s ability to cut longer and wetter grass more efficiently has long been well established. Manoeuvrability has always been the […]

Mulchrone Brothers Makes Impact With Kubota UK

Mulchrone Brothers makes impact in groundcare market with Kubota UK: Mulchrone Brothers Ltd is gaining significant traction in the West Ireland groundcare market following the recent extension of its partnership with industry-leading manufacturer, Kubota UK. Over the last 40 years, the family dealership has been an established name throughout the mid-western counties of Ireland, renowned for […]

Major Investment Made By Origin Amenity Business

Major Investment Made By Origin Amenity Business: Origin’s Amenity Business has announced its acquisition of Linemark UK, the country’s leading innovator and supplier of pitch line-marking paints, machines and accessories.  Linemark UK joins Rigby Taylor and Headland in providing technically advanced and innovative solutions to turf management professionals. Linemark UK has been the exclusive supplier of […]

Blowing Petrol Power Out Of The Garden

Blowing Petrol Power Out Of The Garden: Lithium-ion powered blowers from EGO Power+ feature ground-breaking technology that conquers leaves and debris in minutes. The technology within EGO’s products place the blowers among the most powerful models on the market.  EGO blowers are the first battery powered models to deliver petrol matching power – without all […]

G860 Combats Heavy Usage At Huish Park

G860 Combats Heavy Usage At Huish Park: With over 50 games a season taking place at the Huish Park Stadium, Yeovil Town FC’s head of grounds Richard Allsworth believes that his new Dennis G860 is the ideal mower to maintain such a heavily used pitch. Richard has been head of grounds for Yeovil Town FC for […]

Spaldings Has Added Honda Pumps And Generators To Its Range

Spaldings Has Added Honda Pumps And Generators To Its Range: Portable generators and water pumps needed for everyday or emergency use can be purchased with the renowned service back-up provided by direct sales specialist Spaldings following the company’s appointment as a Honda Industrial dealer with national reach. Spaldings will display selected products from the range upon […]

Jacobsen Chosen to Maintain Vietnam’s Newest Golf Course

Jacobsen Equipment Chosen to Maintain Vietnam’s Newest Golf Course: Textron Specialized Vehicles, a Textron Inc.. company, announced that its Jacobsen equipment has been chosen to maintain Yen Dung Resort and Golf Club, a newly constructed golf course in the Bac Giang province located just 50km North-East of Hanoi in Vietnam. The course has been designed by […]

Textron Golf Chosen at Hogs Head Golf Club  

Textron Golf Chosen at Hogs Head Golf Club: Hogs Head Golf Club, a brand-new course located in County Kerry, Ireland, has chosen equipment from Textron Golf (Jacobsen®, E-Z-GO® and Cushman®) to maintain its surfaces. The course replaces Skellig Bay Golf Club and has been built in the picturesque town of Waterville, with golfer’s able to enjoy […]

John Deere Supports The 2017 British Masters

John Deere supports The 2017 British Masters: John Deere course maintenance equipment supplied by dealer Greenlay of Cramlington in Northumberland has been helping to prepare the Lee Westwood Colt Course at Close House for The 2017 British Masters in September – the first time the north-east venue has welcomed a European Tour event. Supported by Sky […]

GKB Drainmaster Makes Their Day

GKB Drainmaster Makes Their Day: Phil Day Sports of Worcestershire has added a GKB Machines Drainmaster to their fleet of sports ground construction and maintenance equipment. Established in the late 1990’s Phil Day’s company has built a firm reputation as a leading sports turf contractor and specialist in the sports amenity sector. Their constant aim, they […]

Bobcat Dealer AMS Bobcat Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Bobcat Dealer AMS Bobcat Celebrates 25th Anniversary: Scunthorpe-based AMS Bobcat Limited, the Authorised Bobcat Dealer for Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire in the UK, is celebrating the company’s 25th anniversary this year.  Established in 1992, AMS Bobcat took its name from the initials of the surnames of its three founders, George Aitkenhead, Alex Murray and Peter […]

Wiedenmann UK’s Trading Division Adds Two Mounted Maredo Machines

Wiedenmann UK’s Trading Division Adds Two Mounted Maredo Machines: GroundPro, a trading division of Wiedenmann UK, has partnered with Maredo BV to offer two tractor-mounted machines to the British and Irish market. The MT200 Flex-Verticutter and MT210 VibeSpike-Aerator will be premiered at Saltex on Nov 1 & 2. Both outstanding machines attach to tractors 25 hp and […]

Line Marking Actuator Arm Patent Granted

Line Marking Actuator Arm Patent Granted: The line marking industry has evolved dramatically over the last 20 years. Advancements in technology have revolutionised the way lines are marked on sports pitches. Moving from simple wheel-wheel to machines to ride on markers, spray machines, laser guided systems and now GNSS marking. Fleet (Line Markers) Ltd are […]

New Renewal Agreement Sees The Roehampton Club Stay With Toro

New Renewal Agreement Sees The Roehampton Club Stay With Toro: Multi-sports venue trusts in Toro for golf, tennis and croquet surfaces. Constant evolution is what sees Roehampton Club remain one of the best multi-sports Clubs in the UK. Every year for the last three years, there has been a major development at this attractive Club in […]

Kubota Announces New Groundcare Dealer Appointment

Kubota Announces New Groundcare Dealer Appointment: Kubota has further strengthened its extensive UK dealer network with the appointment of Hunts Engineering Ltd as a Kubota tractor and groundcare machinery dealer for Shipston On Stour, as well as covering Coventry, Evesham and Stratford.  Hunts Engineering Ltd will initially stock Kubota’s GR1600 II and GR1600ID range of ride-on […]

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks: Now the Polaris Ranger Diesel and Ranger XP900 are virtually identical twins and both offer peak performance. You have the choice of a petrol engine with the Ranger 68hp XP900 ProStar engine that is purpose built, tuned and designed for balanced and smooth, reliable power. The Engine Management System (EMS) delivers the torque […]

Ransomes to Showcase New TR320 and HM600 at NEC

Ransomes to Showcase New TR320 and HM600 at NEC: Ransomes, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of commercial mowing equipment, will be showcasing the brand new TR320 triplex cylinder mower. Ransomes will be exhibiting on stand H090 at SALTEX in November. The Ransomes TR320 is one of the lightest machines on the market, ensuring that surfaces are kept pristine. […]

Reesink Turfcare Launches Toro Groundscare Mower At SALTEX

Reesink Turfcare Launches Toro Groundscare Mower At SALTEX: New Toro rotary mower is designed to improve productivity and go longer between stops.  New to Reesink’s product line and in the spotlight at SALTEX 2017, is a machine that revolutionises clipping clear up and elevates productivity to new levels. With a 41L fuel tank and 810L capacity hopper, […]

Dennis selected as World Cup mower for third successive tournament

Dennis Mowers selected as World Cup mower for third successive tournament: After being selected as the official mower at the two most recent FIFA World Cup’s in South Africa and Brazil, Dennis Mowers will be the mower of choice for the 2018 tournament in Russia. The Dennis G860 cylinder mower will have the task of preparing […]

Enhanced Peace Of Mind With Kubota Care

Kubota Offers Enhanced Peace Of Mind And Tractor Protection With Kubota Care: Kubota UK, one of the leading suppliers of agriculture and groundcare machinery solutions, is offering new and current customers the highest levels of machinery repair cost protection and peace of mind through its innovative and enhanced Kubota Care programme. By choosing Kubota Care, customers […]

Real Club Valderrama Invests in E-Z-GO ELiTE

Real Club Valderrama Invests in E-Z-GO ELiTE™: Real Club Valderrama, host of the 1997 Ryder Cup, is the first golf club in Spain, and one of the first in Europe to purchase a fleet of the recently launched E-Z-GO ELiTE golf cars. Local dealer Greenmowers made the delivery. Real Club Valderrama has purchased 40 E-Z-GO RXV […]

100% Toro For 125th Anniversary

100% Toro For 125th Anniversary: Machinery replacement deal for Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club In 2005 Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club, one of London’s top private members club in Richmond-on-Thames, completed an all-in machinery purchase with Toro, making the club’s shed 100 percent Toro red for the first time. 2017 marks the club’s 125th anniversary and coinciding with that […]

SISIS Javelin Aer-Aid impresses in STRI trials

SISIS Javelin Aer-Aid impresses in STRI trials: Following extensive trials conducted by the STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute), it has been concluded that the SISIS Javelin Aer-Aid tractor mounted aerator would be an essential tool within any integrated turf management programme. Over a four month period, extensive STRI trials led by Dr Christian Spring were carried […]

Toro Improves Turf At Grimsthorpe Castle

Toro Improves Condition And Appearance Of Turf At Grimsthorpe Castle: First time Toro customer, Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire, has purchased a Groundsmaster 4300-D rotary mower to tend the formal gardens. An improvement in the condition and appearance of the turf within the gardens of the 3000-acre estate is already evident. From Easter to September, the 65 acre […]

Letterkenny GC welcomes first Super 500 to Donegal

Letterkenny GC welcomes first: Wiedenmann Super 500 to Donegal Head Greenkeeper, John Neilly and his team at Letterkenny GC are the first recipients of a Wiedenmann Super 500 in Donegal.  The hugely versatile 3-1 collector, scarifier and verticutter was an easy choice for those who maintain the testing parkland course, with its spectacular vistas across […]

Kubota UK Tackling Rural Crime Head On

Machinery manufacturer adopts Cesar for M Series Tractors: Kubota UK’s continued commitment and investment in the agricultural sector has been raised once again after the leading machinery manufacturer announced its adoption of the official CESAR Scheme for its M Series range of tractors. The CESAR security and registration scheme is owned and managed by the Construction […]

Toro Lynx Effect At Thorndon Park Golf Club

The Toro Lynx Effect At Thorndon Park Golf Club: The Toro Lynx effect continues at Thorndon Park Golf Club, as course manager Robert George declares it “absolutely perfect” after a season of putting it through its paces. In 2008, Robert oversaw the installation of a Toro irrigation system across the 240-acre 18-hole course in Essex. The […]

Maintaining High Standards At Sandburn Hall

Maintaining high standards at Sandburn Hall: Sandburn Hall Golf Club, a 6700yd par 72 parkland course with a heathland element situated in Flaxton in the beautiful Vale of York, opened just 12 years ago but already hosts major amateur and professional county events. Getting the fairways and greens to that high standard, and maintaining it, has […]

Reesink Turfcare Announces New Finance Schemes

Reesink Turfcare Announces New Finance Schemes: Reesink Turfcare has announced four new Toro finance schemes offering six ways to pay. With flexibility at the core of them all, Toro Triple Finance and the Buy Now Pay Later scheme offer customers six ways to finance their Toro machinery. Toro Triple Finance is a firm favourite for Reesink […]

Cricket Club Bowled Over By Kubota UK And Lister Wilder

Kent County Cricket Club Bowled Over By Kubota UK And Lister Wilder Partnership: A maiden partnership between Kubota UK and Lister Wilder has seen two of the leading players in the groundcare industry join forces to support Kent County Cricket Club. The deal, announced at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, in Canterbury, is Kubota UK’s fourth […]

Gleneagles And John Deere Sign Supplier Agreement

Gleneagles And John Deere Sign Supplier Agreement: Gleneagles has signed an exclusive contract with John Deere for the supply of golf course maintenance equipment and related technology to the three championship golf courses at the award winning hotel and golf resort in Perthshire, Scotland. The resort’s Director of Golf Gary Silcock and John Deere’s worldwide Agriculture […]

Versatile Ventrac for Carden Park, Cheshire’s Country Estate

Versatile Ventrac for Carden Park, Cheshire’s Country Estate: Peter Pattenden, the Golf Courses and Estates Manager at Carden Park, is the latest groundscare professional to appreciate the benefits of the Ventrac 4500 compact tractor. Purchased from one of Ventrac’s newest dealers, Cheshire Turf Machinery, the versatile machine was delivered with a selection of accessories including Contour […]

Jacobsen and E-Z-GO Take Over Ibiza

Jacobsen and E-Z-GO Take Over Ibiza: Golf Ibiza by azuLinehotels, the only golf course on the Spanish island of Ibiza has taken delivery of a fleet of Jacobsen equipment and E-Z-GO golf cars with Textron Fleet Management GPS (TFM GPS); the first to be sold in Spain. Local Jacobsen and E-Z-GO dealer, Greenmowers, made the delivery. […]

GKB Sandfillers And Sandspreaders

GKB Sandfillers and Sandspreaders: The new GKB Sandfiller and SP100 Sandspreader are both from the GKB range of equipment specifically designed for the maintenance and renovation of golf courses and sports pitches. The SP100 has been developed on the back of the success of GKB’s trailed versions and to meet customer needs with easy mounting onto […]

Först Woodchipper Distribution Expands Into Belgium 

Först Woodchipper Distribution Expands Into Belgium: Redwood Global, manufacturer of Först woodchippers, has now expanded distribution of its market leading range of high performance and robust woodchippers into Belgium following a period of significant growth.   After recently setting up strategic dealer partnerships with industry experts in Germany, France, Norway and Denmark, Först has agreed a […]

Kubota UK Launches New Domestic Zero Turn Ride-On Mower

Kubota UK launches new domestic zero turn ride-on mower: One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of groundcare equipment, Kubota UK, continues to make a significant impact in the residential market with the launch of its new zero turn ride-on mower, extending its well established domestic range. The Z122R is Kubota’s new zero turn ride-on mower designed for the domestic market, utilising the proven technology, quality and performance that […]

GKB Sandfiller for Moor Allerton GC

GKB Sandfiller for Moor Allerton GC: Keeping the golf course in prime condition year-round is always a challenge. Scarifying and sand filling are the perfect combination for improving and maintaining a good drainage system. A factor Moor Allerton Golf Club, near Wike in North Leeds, readily took into consideration when ordering a GKB SandFiller. With a […]

First E-Z-GO ELiTE Golf Cars Purchased in Europe

Golfsociëteit De Lage Vuursche First in Europe to Purchase E-Z-GO ELiTE Golf Cars: Golfsociëteit De Lage Vuursche, located in the Dutch province of Utrecht is the first golf club to purchase a fleet of E-Z-GO ELiTE Series golf cars in Europe. The delivery was made by local dealer Van der Pols. The Dutch golfing society was […]

Kubota UK Launches New Domestic Zero Turn Ride-On Mower

Kubota UK Launches New Domestic Zero Turn Ride-On Mower: One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of groundcare equipment, Kubota UK, continues to make a significant impact in the residential market with the launch of its new zero turn ride-on mower, extending its well established domestic range. The Z122R is Kubota’s new zero turn ride-on mower designed for the domestic market, utilising the proven technology, quality and performance that […]

Dennis G34D Gives The Red Bulls A Boost

Dennis G34D Gives The Red Bulls A Boost: Dan Shemesh, Director of Stadium and Training Grounds for the New York Red Bulls has reported excellent results since purchasing a Dennis G34D cylinder mower. In 2009, after seven years at the Philadelphia Eagles Dan Shemesh landed the role of Director of Grounds at Red Bull Arena in […]

Först To Showcase Full Range At Confor Woodland

Först To Showcase Full Range At Confor Woodland: Först, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high performance and robust woodchippers, is set to showcase its complete range of wheeled, tracked and PTO machines, including the new ST6 P petrol model, at this year’s Confor Woodland show at Longleat Estate.  The ST6 P, Först’s first sub […]

Ventrac Dealer Network Grows Apace Across The UK

Ventrac Dealer Network Grows Apace Across The UK: The Ventrac dealer network continues to grow in the UK with the appointment of two new dealers – Frank Nicol Farm & Garden Machinery Ltd and Cheshire Turf Machinery. Rupert Price, Managing Director of Price Turfcare, the UK and Ireland distributor of the Ventrac 4500 compact tractor, has […]

Quadraplay Perfect For Groundsman

Quadraplay perfect for multi-tasking groundsman: Kevin Sturmey – chairman, chief executive AND head groundsman of Taunton Town FC, believes that the multi-functional SISIS Quadraplay single pass maintenance system has been a ‘god-send’ in helping him to maintain the pitch at the Viridor Stadium. As a former Taunton Town Reserves player and previous club sponsor – […]

Real Deal For September

Real Deal For September 10% off Toro cylinders this September: With Reesink Turfcare offering ten percent off all genuine Toro cylinders, bought this September, now’s the time to stock up and ensure a good supply and the best possible cylinder cut at the best possible price. According to agronomists, cylinder mowing is the best option for […]

Polaris Responds To Emergency Call

Polaris responds to emergency call: A new emergency police vehicle capable of mobilising officers quickly in some of West Norfolk’s most hard to reach places has been launched in Hunstanton. The Polaris Ranger 570 All-Terrain Vehicle, supplied by Linstead Farm and Garden Machinery, will be based at Hunstanton beach to help search for missing people or […]

Yeovil Golf Club Invests In Two Toro Machines For Quality

Yeovil Golf Club invests in two Toro machines for quality: Toro has impressed again at Yeovil Golf Club, where the quality of a TriFlex 3400 and Reelmaster 5610-D has shone through at the 27-hole parkland course.  While Yeovil has praised the heavy-duty 5610-D fairway mower for its comfort and “ease of use”, the 3400 greens mower […]

New ECHO Lithium Ion Hedge Trimmer

New ECHO Lithium Ion Hedge Trimmer: ECHO have introduced a new hedge trimmer, the DHC-200 to their 50V Lithium Ion battery series which also includes trimmers and power blowers. Like all ECHO products this hedge trimmer has built-in features which take into consideration the environment in which it will be working and operator productivity. As a […]

Jacobsen and T.H. White Support Trilby Tour at Gaudet Luce Golf Club

Jacobsen and T.H. White Support Trilby Tour at Gaudet Luce Golf Club: Jacobsen and local dealer T.H. White provided tournament support recently as the Trilby Tour, the only televised amateur golf tournament, came to Gaudet Luce Golf Club in Droitwich as part of a series of Regional Championships across the UK. Jacobsen, together with T.H. White […]

Bobcat Extends Forestry Cutter Attachment Range 

Bobcat Extends Forestry Cutter Attachment Range: Bobcat has extended the company’s new range of forestry cutter attachments with a third model – the new FRC150ST – for use on the smaller Bobcat S630/H and S650/H skid-steer loaders and T590/H and T650/H compact tracked loaders.   The new FRC150ST complements Bobcat’s recently launched FRC150HT and FRC200HT high […]

Polaris Announce 2018 Model Highlights And Updates

Polaris Announce 2018 Model Highlights And Updates: Polaris has announced its 2018 off-road vehicle line-up highlights, with the introduction of a brand-new model and a host of significant updates across the RANGER, RZR and Sportsman families, including an all-new chassis, improved performance and enhanced technology. Following the introduction of several new models for MY2017, Polaris continues […]

Saving Line Marking Costs Through Innovation

Saving Line Marking Costs Through Innovation: On 29th June 2017, technology giant, Apple, marked 10 years since the iPhone was first released. A fact almost difficult to believe as we consider just how much this smart device has transformed our lives; improving organization, efficiency and communication to say the least. In the Grounds Maintenance Sector, we […]

Reesink Turfcare Launches Range Of Tractor Attachments

  Reesink Turfcare Launches Range Of Tractor Attachments In Time For The Game Fair 2017: Reesink Turfcare is bringing to market a range of rear mounted tractor attachments for use with its TYM tractors.  Debuting at the Game Fair in Hertfordshire on 28 to 30 July 2017, the attachments available are finishing mowers, flail mowers, wide […]

Active Investment In Middlesbrough Golf

Active investment in Middlesbrough golf: Middlesbrough Golf Centre has invested in a package of new golf course maintenance equipment supplied by Cramlington based John Deere dealer Greenlay, to further improve its pay & play and membership offering to golfers in the region. The John Deere Financial contract lease deal included a John Deere 2500E hybrid electric […]

Polaris UK & Ireland Star Prize At NGO Draw

Polaris UK & Ireland star prize at NGO draw: Polaris UK & Ireland are proud to announce they are providing the star prize for the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation’ Summer Prize Draw. The draw will be launched at this year’s Game Fair being held at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. The NGO will welcome both members and non-members […]

The new Vstrong Doesn’t Miss An Inch

The new Vstrong doesn’t miss an inch: Every turf professional is naturally looking to preserve their sports pitch in excellent condition. The problem is dealing with weed, thatch and moss requires a continuous maintenance regime. You need to ensure there is the maximum amount of activity from bacteria and micro organisms to decompose thatch. Whilst aeration […]

Ransomes Donates to Local Bowls Club

Ransomes Donates to Local Bowls Club: Ransomes, a Textron Specialized Vehicles brand, has donated a Ransomes Super Bowl pedestrian cylinder mower to Waldringfield & District Bowls Club based in Ipswich, Suffolk, after the club relocated itself to unused land which members have since renovated at Ransomes Sports Club on Sidegate Avenue. Originally based in Waldringfield, the […]

Toro Classic Leading The Way Nearly 30 Years Later

Toro Classic Leading The Way Nearly 30 Years Later: Revolutionary design of Greensmaster 1000 still influencing greens cutting.  Sometimes things happen – new products are launched, new technology is developed, or in perfect harmony the two combine – and the result is something that just can’t be beaten, even 28 years later. Toro’s Greensmaster 1000 […]

Jacobsen and AGCSA Deliver Successful Future Turf Managers’ Initiative

The AGCSA, in conjunction with Jacobsen, held another Future Turf Managers’ Initiative, after the success of the inaugural event in Australia last year. With help from the NZGCSA, delegates from New Zealand were also selected to take part in this joint venture. The FTMI took place at the 33rd Australian Turfgrass Conference and Trade Exhibition […]

Dennis Mowers Integral For Stoke City FC

Dennis Mowers integral for Stoke City FC: Both the Dennis G860 and the Dennis Premier play an integral role in maintaining Stoke City FC’s bet365 Stadium pitch and training ground, according to grounds manager Andy Jackson. Having joined the club as an apprentice on a YTS scheme, Andy Jackson now oversees all of Stoke City FC’s […]

East Grinstead RFC Purchases First Iseki TLE4490 in Europe

East Grinstead RFC Purchases First Iseki TLE4490 in Europe: East Grinstead Rugby Football Club located in West Sussex has taken delivery of the first Iseki TLE4490 tractor sold in Europe. The tractor was delivered by local Iseki dealer, Yeowart Agricultural Ltd. The new tractor will be used to manage and maintain three full-size pitches covering a […]

What’s New On Makita’s Outdoor Maintenance Equipment Agenda

What’s New On Makita’s Outdoor Maintenance Equipment Agenda 4-stroke MM4 back-pack blower, lighter with great performance 4-stroke MM4 line trimmer with spring-assisted recoil starter 4-stroke mulching lawn mower cuts close to walls with offset blade 18v grass shear with hedge trimmer attachment Four new machines have been introduced to Makita’s outstanding range of outdoor maintenance […]

Redexim Synthetic Maintenance Machinery

Redexim synthetic maintenance machinery completes Ipswich BC’s capabilities: Ipswich Borough Council – via 3 teams at Chantry Park, Holywells Park and Christchurch Park – maintain all natural surfaces of sports grounds, open spaces, schools and play areas in the Borough.  When the decision was taken to pull the synthetic surface maintenance in-house, the council decided that […]

Support For Notts Golf Club At Qualifier For Major Tournament

Support For Notts Golf Club At Qualifier For Major Tournament: Kyoeisha UK, the distributor of Baroness professional mowing equipment, supported Notts Golf Club when they hosted the final qualifier for a major tournament, held at Hollinwell on 4th July 2017. Notts Golf Club is a heathland course, measuring 7,250 yards and set in 400 acres of […]

‘Phenomenal’ SISIS Osca Works Wonders For The Potters

‘Phenomenal’ SISIS Osca works Wonders for the Potters: Andy Jackson, grounds manager at Stoke City FC, has reported ‘phenomenal’ results since incorporating the SISIS Osca tractor mounted oscillating brush into his synthetic surface maintenance programme. It is safe to say that Andy Jackson is a one-club-man. Having started as an apprentice at Stoke City FC in 1994, […]

Bobcat Introduces All New XRZ & XRZ Pro Zero Turn Mower

Bobcat introduces all new XRZ & XRZ Pro Zero Turn Mower: To ensure Bobcat and its customers are competitive in the Utility and Budget Priced zero turn market Bobcat have introduced the XRZ & XRZ Pro models. Built for lawn mowing professionals who put affordability high on their shopping list without compromising quality. Price range XRZ- […]

Second Toro Agreement For Sherborne

Five Years Trouble-Free Mowing Sees Second Toro Agreement For Sherborne Five years of trouble-free mowing sees Sherborne Golf Club on the border of Dorset and Somerset embark on its second five-year partnership agreement with Toro. Coinciding with an extensive re-landscaping project, Toro has earnt its position at the club by being able to cope with […]

Fleet Upgrade Pays Dividends

Fleet Upgrade Pays Dividends: When Potters Point holiday resort in County Wicklow, Ireland replaced its golf course maintenance equipment fleet, it carried on a 20-year association with John Deere. This exclusive luxury mobile home park was established in 1957 and is situated in rolling parkland on a stunning headland overlooking Brittas Bay. Resort members have […]

Reesink Turfcare Service Branch In East Anglia Expansion

Reesink Turfcare service branch in East Anglia expansion: Reesink Turfcare has concluded a recruitment drive to expand its service branch in East Anglia with five new members joining the team in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Stuart Hall joins the company as service manager and Andrew Carpenter comes on board as parts supervisor. Both appointments further strengthen the […]

18 Cub Cadet Infinicut™ Units At Wimbledon

Mower fleet replaced at Wimbledon with 18 Cub Cadet Infinicut™ units: MTD Specialty Turf Products (formally ATT) has completed the order of 18 Cub Cadet Infinicut™ mowers to The All England Tennis Club at Wimbledon.  The Cub Cadet Infinicut™ is a visually striking machine and has one of the shortest footprints of any walk behind […]

Toro Brings The Wow Factor

Toro Brings The Wow Factor And More Members To Chevin Golf Club – Chevin Golf Club’s first Toro fleet has brought the wow factor to an already impressive course and according to course manager Andy Mellor club membership has increased.  The 18-hole course six miles north of Derby, which is a mix of parkland and moorland, […]

Worcestershire’s Smart Cut Wins Wychavon District Council Contract

Worcestershire’s Smart Cut Wins Wychavon District Council Contract – Specialist grounds maintenance business Smart Cut Limited has retained the open spaces and verge maintenance contract with Wychavon District Council following a competitive tender. This is the fourth successive contract Smart Cut has won under a competitive tender in recent years. This latest contract for the […]

Complete Weed Control Embraces Innovative Jacobsen SprayTek

Complete Weed Control Embraces Innovative Jacobsen SprayTek  – The south and central Wales branch of Complete Weed Control, the specialist contract service franchise, has purchased a Jacobsen SprayTek XP sprayer to help with the eradication of weeds in the region.  Chris Philips, Sarah Philips and Alan Abel are directors of Complete Weed Control – South and Central […]

Toro Trio Impresses Duns Golf Club

Toro Trio Impresses Duns Golf Club – Duns Golf Club, an 18-hole parkland course established in the Scottish Borders in 1894, has recently taken charge of three new Toro machines, which join the existing fleet to maintain almost 100 acres of turf. And since the Toro trio purchase less than a month ago the undulating course […]

Greetham Valley Just Got Greener

Greetham Valley Just Got Greener – Environmental Golf Course of the Year invests in Toro’s Reelmaster 5010-H  The Environmental Golf Course of the Year, Greetham Valley Golf Club, gained its title at the prestigious national Golf Environment Awards 2017 for its extensive efforts to increase biodiversity and reduce its carbon footprint. The club’s conscientious environmental attitude […]

Two More TYM Tractors For Oundle School

Two More TYM Tractors For Oundle School – Tractor specification remains “unrivalled” for independent School Less than a year after purchasing three TYM tractors, Oundle School, one of the UK’s leading independent Schools, has invested in two more as it aims to create the finest sports facilities of any independent school in the UK. Head of […]

Harpenden Common GC Turn Trilo SG400 Into Multifunctional Machine

Harpenden Common GC turn their Trilo SG400 into a multifunctional machine – The 18-hole parkland course on Harpenden Common in Hertfordshire features a mixture of mature woodland and gorse.  The club has used a Trilo SG400 vacuum sweeper to deal with the substantial leaf fall for many years now, but the introduction of a scarifying unit […]

Fleet Line Markers Launches New Kombi Classic

Fleet Line Markers Ltd. Launches New Kombi Classic – Industry leading line marking manufacturer, Fleet Line Markers Ltd, is excited to announce the launch of the new Kombi Classic: Its latest pedestrian line marking machine that guarantees ease of use, whilst producing quality, well-defined lines with adjustable widths.  Developed by Fleet Line Markers’ innovative in-house team, […]

Doosan Excavator is 250,000th CESAR Machine in UK

Doosan Excavator is 250,000th CESAR Machine in UK At the recent Plantworx 2017 Exhibition, a new Doosan DX85R-3 mini-excavator was unveiled as the 250,000th CESAR marked machine in the UK.  The official CESAR Scheme is owned by the UK’s Construction Equipment Association (CEA), the organisers of the Plantworx event, and is the number one anti-theft […]

Spider Launches Social Media Campaign With ‘Mow-Na Lisa’

Spider Launches Social Media Campaign With ‘Mow-Na Lisa’ – Dvorak, the Czech-based manufacturer of the Spider range of remote-controlled slope mowers, has launched its first global social media campaign featuring a giant version of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa portrait, mown on a hillside at Dolní Kalná in the Czech Republic. The portrait, on […]

Hartfield Golf Club Members Happy with Course Improvements

Hartfield Golf Club Members Happy with Course Improvements – Hartfield Golf Club, located in Perth, Western Australia, has seen drastic improvements on the course after purchasing a range of machinery from Jacobsen. Delivery was made by local Jacobsen dealer McIntosh & Son.  Nick Kinley is the course superintendent at Hartfield Golf Club having joined three and […]

The answer for groundsmen?

The answer for groundsmen? Artificial surface maintenance machinery is one of the fastest growing areas for SCH (Supplies) Ltd. Having worked with maintenance contractors and sports groundsmen over a number of years, SCH say they are producing more and more of these products and are flattered by the amount of interest they have received in […]

Wiedenmann Gives Scotscraig GC Additional Polish

Extra Wide 3.95 m Wiedenmann Terra Brush Gives Scotscraig GC Additional Polish – A golf club celebrating its bicentenary this year has taken delivery of a double width Wiedenmann Terra Brush. Scotscraig Golf Club is the world’s 13th oldest course and was founded in 1817 by members of the St Andrews Society of Golfers. Just 15 minutes north […]

Dennis Mowers: “A Pedigree No-One Can Argue With”

Dennis Mowers: “A pedigree no-one Can argue with” – Glenn Davies, grounds manager at Bloxham School in Oxfordshire has claimed that he chooses Dennis because of the “strength, history, quality and durability” of the mowers. Set in the beautiful countryside of Oxfordshire, Bloxham School is an independent co-educational day and boarding school for students aged 11-18. Although […]

Council Sees Efficiency Soar Thanks To New Toro Mower

Council Sees Efficiency Soar Thanks To New Toro Mower – Uttlesford District Council’s decision to opt for Toro’s LT-F3000 flail when the need arose for a new grounds mower to tackle the area’s parks and open spaces is one that has made a significant difference to productivity and efficiency. The LT-F3000 is expected to maintain 760,000 […]

Malvern Hills Puts Kubota’s Latest RTV To The Test

Malvern Hills puts Kubota’s latest RTV to the test – Kubota UK’s commitment to the environment has stepped up once more this month after the market leading machinery supplier loaned its RTV-X900 utility vehicle to the Malvern Hills Trust, a charity that conserves the iconic, ecological landscape in Worcestershire. As a popular destination for tourists and […]

The Vale Resort Tees Up A Six-Figure Golf Investment

The Vale Resort tees up a six-figure golf investment – The Vale Resort in South Wales has invested more than £400,000 in state-of-the-art John Deere golf course maintenance equipment, supplied by local turf professional dealer Frank Sutton Ltd of Raglan in Gwent. The resort, home to two championship golf courses, has bought 16 new high-tech mowers […]

Lancaster GC Chooses Wiedenmann

Lancaster GC chooses Wiedenmann duo for rough management – One of Lancashire’s finest venues, the Lancaster Golf Club has opted for a Wiedenmann Terra Rake and a Wiedenmann Super 500. The James Braid designed course, coveted for its wide fairways and spectacular 18th hole, is about to embark on a major rough management programme. Carl Hamlett, Course […]

Upkeep Of City Of Culture’s Green Spaces Entrusted To Toro

Upkeep Of City Of Culture’s Green Spaces Entrusted To Toro – Kingstown Works Limited (KWL) based in Kingston upon Hull, this year’s City of Culture, has recently invested in seven Toro Groundsmaster 3400 out-front rotary mowers to be operated by its largest client Hull City Council. The seven machines will play a key role in keeping […]

Landini Compacts Have Proven Features For Turf And Groundscare Work

New-look Landini compacts have proven features for turf and groundscare work – A stylish new appearance for the Landini compact tractor is combined with proven specifications and features to make an attractive choice of power units for all groundscare operations. The new three-model Landini 2 Series, which has replaced the well-known Mistral, sports new family-look […]

Once A Red Always A Red

Once A Red Always A Red – Former Arsenal FC groundsman invests in Toro for lawn and turfcare management business It’s hard to imagine better credentials than those of ex-Arsenal Football Club groundsman, Mark Pettit, and IOG recognised young groundsman, Josef Farrow, when it comes to the management of your lawn or pitch. The two professionals […]

The Trilo S3 Is A ‘Revelation’ To Robert Cleisham Of Northenden GC

The Trilo S3 Is A ‘Revelation’ To Robert Cleisham Of Northenden GC –  The Trilo S3 vacuum sweeper is a versatile and adaptable machine to easily collect grass clippings, leaves and litter and finds a natural home on the golf course. Suitable for year-round use, the S3 was designed in direct response to industry demands […]

Understanding The Role Of Bedknives

Understanding The Role Of Bedknives. True or false – the fine finish from a cylinder mower is down to luck? It’s the time of year when advice on checking bedknives is regularly dispensed, and rightly so with high season fast approaching. However, it’s good to stop for a moment and understand how and why operating, adjustment […]

Bolton Old Links GC Chooses Four Wiedenmann UK Machines

Bolton Old Links GC Chooses Four Wiedenmann UK Machines. Bolton Old Links GC’s championship course is poised for some significant grooming after taking delivery of four Wiedenmann UK machines.  Delivered in March were a Whisper Twister blower, a Terra Spike GXi8 HD aerator, a 1.7m Terra Rake and a Super 500 three-in-one sweeper collector. “The board […]

Commitment To Toro With Five-Year Contract

Pivotal Point In Club’s History Sees Commitment To Toro With Five-Year Contract. We often hear about how a new course manager or head greenkeeper introduces Toro to a club. Giving credence to the phrase quality is not an act it is a habit, when Dave King moved to Cricket St Thomas Golf Club two years ago from […]

New DX17Z Mini-Excavator Launched By Doosan

New DX17Z Mini-Excavator Launched By Doosan. The new DX17Z mini-excavator from Doosan is ideal for rental and urban construction sites with limited space.  It is designed for all types of applications that require frequent mobility, compact size, powerful performance and a comfortable working environment for continuous work on confined space sites.   The 1.7 tonne DX17Z is a […]

Etesia Launch Bahia Joyride

Etesia launch Bahia Joyride. Etesia UK has announced the launch of the Bahia Joyride – a unique ride-on mower controlled by a joystick or via GPS for autonomous operation. Working in partnership with FeBroLift GmbH, the Bahia Joyride is operated exclusively by a joystick: some of its features, such as automatic emptying of the grass box (optional) […]

Cub Cadet’s Infinicut™ for Essex County Cricket Ground

 Cub Cadet’s Infinicut™ for Essex County Cricket Ground. After 20 years of service the Essex County Ground in Chelmsford decided it was time to replace their existing mower fleet.  Head Groundsman at the club, Stuart Kerrison, wanted something ‘technologically advanced’ and, after some research and some recommendations from trusted industry colleagues, decided the Infinicut™ mowers from […]

STM-SCAG V-Ride Earns Its Stripes

STM-SCAG V-Ride earns its stripes. The “V-Ride” stand-on mower is in the range of SCAG mowers supplied by STM Co Ltd in the UK and parts of Europe. It finds a lot of popularity for its being a small and nimble machine, ideal for intricate work. Now Jamie Jones of Jamie’s Garden Services, working on domestic […]

New Ranger On Sculthorpe Moor

New Ranger on Sculthorpe Moor. A Polaris Ranger 6×6 off-road utility vehicle has proved the ideal solution for Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve in Fakenham, Norfolk. Created and managed by the Hawk and Owl Trust, there is no more peaceful place to observe the rich variety of wildlife in the woodland, fen and reed bed habitats […]

Mid Kent GC Favours Wiedenmann Values Again

Mid Kent GC Favours Wiedenmann Values Again. Mid Kent GC Course Manager, Lee Sayers has opted for his fourth Wiedenmann Terra Spike purchase in a row. The Master Greenkeeper at the Gravesend club already has an XP8, the deepest aerator in the Wiedenmann range, and previously two others. “At the demo the quality of the […]

New Agreement For Distribution Of Spider Mowers

New Agreement For Distribution Of Spider Mowers  As part of a continuing strategy to strengthen distribution across Europe, Dvorak, the Czech manufacturer of Spider mowers, has appointed Machines4Green of Hooghalen in the Netherlands as their distributor for the BeNeLux region. Machines4Green, which recently changed ownership and is now owned by Roy Gerrits, were previously Spider […]

Burden Bros Agri Ltd Take On Complete Charterhouse Range

Burden Bros Agri Ltd Take On Complete Charterhouse Range For Sussex. Charterhouse Turf Machinery have announced the appointment of Burden Bros Agri Ltd as their dealer for Sussex. Operating from their Framfield depot, Burden Bros Agri Ltd will be stockists of the Redexim range of both natural and synthetic turf maintenance machinery, as well as the […]

Dennis G34D Praised By Doncaster Rovers

Dennis G34D praised by Doncaster Rovers. James Davison, head of grounds at Doncaster Rovers Football Club has praised his new Dennis G34D cylinder mowers claiming they provide him with a finish worthy of Premier League standards. It is fair to say that not one day is ever the same for James and his four members of […]

Cleaner, Greener, Quieter Mowing With Toro

Cleaner, Greener, Quieter Mowing With Toro. Toro’s hybrid duo bring unparalleled results that don’t cost the Earth. To meet the demands of turf professionals across the UK wishing to reduce their carbon footprint, save fuel and cut operating costs, Toro‘s hybrid mower duo have been through years of thorough testing to deliver this while ensuring high […]

Exciting times for Boston West

Exciting times for Boston West – Set in the Lincolnshire countryside just a short drive away from England’s scenic east coast, Boston West at Hubbert’s Bridge in Lincolnshire was established in 1995 and features an 18-hole parkland golf course, a 20-bay floodlit driving range and a six-hole, par-three academy course. It also offers an on-site three […]


Redwood Global, manufacturer of Först woodchippers, has now expanded distribution of its market leading range of high performance and robust woodchippers into Europe following a period of significant growth. The manufacturer has set up strategic dealer partnerships with industry experts in France, Norway and Denmark that will see arboricultural sales specialists solely distribute Först machines […]

Dakota redesign electronic control panel to make it easier to use

Dakota has redesigned and refined their famous electronic control panel to it easier to use as the range continues to be the most versatile, cost-effective, and accurate material handlers on the market. Campey Turf Care Systems 16-year association with Dakota has seen a host of innovations on the Turf Tender machines, with the latest control […]

Ransomes Reveals New Cushman Hauler Range

Ipswich, Suffolk (November 02, 2016) Ransomes, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of turf maintenance equipment, is the European distributor for the range of Cushman Utility vehicles. The new line of Cushman Hauler utility vehicles which includes the Hauler 1200, Hauler 1200 X, Hauler PRO and Hauler PRO-X, will be showcased at SALTEX 2016. The all-new utility vehicles […]

Ransomes Introduce Ventrac Product Offering

Ipswich, Suffolk (November 02, 2016) Ransomes, the Ipswich-based distributor of Ventrac equipment, has introduced their offering of Ventrac equipment which includes a compact tractor and many optional attachments, ideal for municipal and grounds maintenance applications. The Ventrac 4500 diesel-powered tractor features a 25hp Kubota liquid-cooled three-cylinder diesel engine and a hydrostatic all-wheel drive. The versatile […]

Iseki TG Series of Medium Range Tractors

Ipswich, Suffolk (November 02, 2016) Ransomes, the Ipswich-based distributor of Iseki tractors and mowers, has introduced a new series of TG tractors, ideal for municipal and grounds maintenance applications as well as light agricultural use. The new TG6 series, which replaces the TG5, features a range of four compact tractors – the TG6370 IQ, TG6400 […]

‘Wiedenmann Core Recycler saves 40% of top dressing inputs,’ says STRI

Independent trials confirm that Wiedenmann’s Core Recycler can save 40% of top dressing inputs.  Results released by the Sports Turf Research Institute also state that turf treated with the Core Recycler had significantly lower disease incidence and that the recycling of cores helps maintain a significantly higher active bacterial and fungal population. Wiedenmann UK said: […]