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Hayter celebrates 75th anniversary

Hayter celebrates 75th anniversary: From horse-drawn to horsepower, Britain’s favourite lawnmower manufacturer Hayter is celebrating 75 years of lawn mowing.

Hayter, makers of the finest mowers, have been designed and manufactured at the Spellbrook headquarters in Hertfordshire since 1946. And the company is still operating and innovating the lawn care industry from the same site today.

Hayter celebrates 75th anniversary

Hayter celebrates 75th anniversary

Beginning with Douglas Hayter and a horse-drawn rotary motor, combined with a second hand two-stroke engine, the first ever Hayter rotary lawnmower was created. Requests then came for Douglas to create more machines for his friends and neighbours. Soon after, Hayter became incorporated as a limited company, with Douglas’ mowers entering full production.

In the following years the Hayter business went on to design and manufacture many successful lawnmowers, including the extremely popular and iconic Hayterette machine in 1957, which was awarded the BAGMA award for “Best Horticultural Machine of the Year”.

In 1960, Hayter received one of the country’s finest accolades, being granted the Royal Warrant for the supply of machinery to HM Queen Elizabeth II, an honour still retained to this day.

The 1970’s saw the introduction of Hayter’s flagship and most popular lawnmower, the Hayter Harrier, which was one of the first rotary-bladed lawnmowers to feature an integrated heavy rear-roller, enabling the user to achieve the quintessentially British, striped finish in their gardens.

Craig Hoare, Sales and Marketing Manager at Hayter said: “With the Harrier range still in production today, it is great to see Douglas Hayter’s legacy still continuing on. His eye for innovation is still at the core of everything we do at Hayter, with our new range or Harrier mowers being fully battery powered, while still retaining the power and quality of a petrol Harrier machine. We continue to design and engineer all Hayter machines in Britain, at the Spellbrook headquarters – just down the road from where Douglas lived and created the first Hayter lawnmowers.

“It is a real honour to continue Douglas’ work in this new age, 75 years on, from his original genius and innovation.”

For more information on Hayter, please visit: https://www.hayter.co.uk/

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Hayter Harrier’s 50th anniversary

Hayter Harrier’s 50th anniversary: The Harrier range, manufactured by Hayter, the makers of the finest mowers, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020.

The ever-impressive range of rear-roller lawnmowers have set the benchmark for this class of mowers since its original model in 1970. The Harrier has won various accolades through the years, including the prestigious BAGMA award, which in 1998 the Harrier was awarded the ‘Product of the Decade’ title, after a nationwide dealership vote.

Hayter Harrier's 50th anniversary

Hayter Harrier’s 50th anniversary

In 1960, the Hayter company received one of the country’s greatest accolades, when they were granted the Royal Warrant for the supply of machinery to HM Queen Elizabeth II – which is an honour that is still retained, 60 years later.

The Harrier range has always been synonymous with luxury and a premium mowing experience; being one of the first rotary-bladed lawnmowers to feature an integrated heavy rear-roller and enabling the user to achieve the quintessential British, striped finish in their gardens.

Craig Hoare, Sales and Marketing Manager at Hayter, said: “We are really excited to be celebrating 50 years of the Harrier. This machine has been a staple of British gardening ever since its initial release in 1970, and even today, it has proved to be more popular than ever.”

“As we look to the future of the Harrier, this year we have released a series of updates to the range, including new blades, improved engines and our patented Crank-Safe Blade Brake Clutch (BBC) system on some of the Harrier models. We are continuing to take a pro-active approach to our products, and these updates to the Harrier mowers demonstrate just that.”

In recent years, the new additions to the Harrier range have seen continued success. The Harrier 48 and 56 continue to provide high-quality and high-performance mowing to people’s gardens all over the country. The Harrier Pro models also offer two-piece steel rear rollers to those using the mowers in a professional capacity.

For more information, please visit www.hayter.co.uk.

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Kubota celebrates 130th anniversary

Kubota celebrates 130th anniversary: In these challenging times we express our solidarity with all our customers, employees, suppliers and distribution partners.

We thank all those of you who are on the front-lines helping others; like farmers who make sure that we have food or healthcare and medical professionals who take care of all those who are suffering. Kubota is #OnYourSide and we will be there long-term to support you.

Kubota celebrates 130th anniversary

Kubota celebrates 130th anniversary

Kubota’s journey started in 1890, by manufacturing Japan’s first iron pipelines for waterworks. Its founder, Gonshiro Kubota, laid the foundations of a company that is now one of the major players in the industry. Starting off as a foundry, Kubota would soon become a benchmark company in the global agriculture, construction and water-related industries.

Over time, the company expanded its business along with its range of services and products. In 1922 it started producing kerosene-driven engines for agro-industrial use, where it achieved significant progress in the field. Later on, in the 1960’s, the company launched its range of tractors for dry-field farming, before beginning work on water supply projects and sewage systems. In 1974, Kubota introduced its own compact mini excavator, making ground breaking work easier for all. By 1998, Kubota had extended its agricultural machinery business further as part of its internationalisation strategy, and had also established a manufacturing and sales operation in China.

The world today faces various serious issues. Kubota constantly accepts the challenge to sustain the future of our society and today represents one of the leading machinery manufacturers, becoming a reference for companies across the globe. Its product offering covers multiple areas such as farming, construction, and also water supply systems. The Japanese company is also the world´s leading manufacturer of compact diesel and gasoline engines for industrial, agricultural, construction and generator applications. Aside from this, Kubota’s technological solutions applied to farmwork, such as the Autonomous Tractor and the Kubota Bi-speed system, have significantly improved and simplified the work of operators worldwide.

Moreover, Kubota is highly committed to the protection of the environment and helping to address global water and food scarcity issues. Its engines, lawn mowers and compact construction equipment, precision equipment and materials contribute to urban maintenance.

On top of this, Kubota employs its technologies, expertise and acquired knowledge to develop and commercialise products manufactured in Japan’s globally renowned water infrastructure industry with the aim of protecting the Earth’s limited resources and deliver clean, safe water to everyone around the world.

Mr. Yuichi Kitao, President and Representative Director of Kubota Corporation recently highlighted the core values of the company as a tribute to its founder: “On the occasion of our 130th anniversary, it would be amiss of us to not remind ourselves of our founding principles and that “there will be no growth without innovation.”

Special mention was made to the two main values of Kubota philosophy today: “One Kubota” and “On Your Side.” According to Mr. Kitao: “ ‘One Kubota’, is the core belief that every member of the company is essential to our group, and to be ‘On Your Side,’ means that each and every employee must reconsider what we do each day, ensure we are incorporating the needs of the market into all our products and services, and look at it through the eyes or perspective of the customer.”

As a result, given Kubota’s long history and evolution, it is important to remember its origins, where the company was at the beginning, and where it is going. Kubota will continue to work as it has been doing for 130 years to provide the best quality and most appropriate products and services, whilst guaranteeing environmental protection in order to leave a better world for tomorrow’s generation. By means of innovation, research, and most significantly by communicating efficiently with its customers, the company will remain true to its motto “For Earth, For Life”.

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WOLF-Garten’s 35th Anniversary

WOLF-Garten’s 35th Anniversary: WOLF-Garten will be celebrating 35 years of its multi-change® system in 2018. The system remains the best and most innovative on the market, with the easiest and fastest attachment system available. Using a patented ‘click’ connection and including more than 60 different tool heads and 15 handles of varying lengths, it is bound to cover all the garden tasks you can think of. WOLF-Garten has been working on a number of changes to mark the occasion, including updated packaging and product enhancements.

In celebration of the landmark, WOLF-Garten has updated the design of the tool head attachment, which provides better grip and an optimised spring connection. This updated version fits with the current system, so all new tool heads will continue to be compatible with all handles.

WOLF-Garten's 35th Anniversary

Two new products have also been developed for this anniversary year; a 4-in-1 Leaf Rake and a Gutter Cleaner. Every product within the range now carries an industry leading 35-year guarantee, testament to the quality of the workmanship and evidence of WOLF-Garten’s confidence in its products.

Updated packaging is featured on all products, not just the multi-change® items, and has been designed with a fresh, contemporary style, making it both eye-catching and attractive. The new livery includes task orientated colour-coding on the packaging, meaning choosing right tool for the job has never been easier.

The rebrand continues and extends to WOLF-Garten’s iconic red and yellow logo, which has also had a refresh whilst retaining the distinctive Wolf head consumers are so familiar with.

For further information about all of these products, and other items in the WOLF-Garten range, visit www.wolfgarten-tools.co.uk. You can also find WOLF-Garten on Twitter at @WGGardentools and on Facebook by searching for WOLF-Garten Garden Tools.

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