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Makita launch battery powered brushless blower

Makita launch battery powered brushless blower: Makita has launched a new high-power blower to join its growing range of outdoor equipment. The UB003C 36V Blower combines comfort and functionality with a high-performance brushless motor and battery system to deliver a maximum air velocity of 86m/s and long run times, making it the perfect companion for grounds maintenance professionals.

Lightweight and comfortable to use, the new UB003C offers an average blowing force of 24N, a maximum air volume 17.6m3 per second, and air velocity up to 86m per second. For clearing large areas, this machine can provide a continuous run time of up to 60 minutes from a single charge.

Makita launch battery powered brushless blower

Makita launch battery powered brushless blower

This is made possible by attaching Makita’s backpack battery system to the machine, for all-day work and performance without the hassle of using petrol or power cables. Specifically, rather than conventional batteries, the UB003C can either be connected to either the PDC1200 (33.5Ah) or PDC1500 (43.5Ah) Portable Power Packs as part of the manufacturer’s ConnectX system, or to Makita’s PDC01 battery backpack (all sold separately).

The UB003C blower features a 3-stage telescopic nozzle with an adjustment range of 100mm. For user comfort, the tilted nozzle reduces the reaction force and recoil of the machine, thereby reducing the burden on the arm. The machine offers a variety of usage options, including variable speed control, cruise control and constant speed control.

Matt Chilton, Product Manager at Makita UK commented: “This is an extremely versatile tool that affords users with more flexibility over their work. The compatibility of the UB003C with our ConnectX Portable Power Packs is what makes this blower stand out – enabling maintenance professionals to complete larger tasks with ease, with up to an hour of high performance blowing.”

To find out more about Makita and its range of products visit: www.makitauk.com.

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Makita adds to XGT battery platform

Makita adds to XGT battery platform: Makita has unveiled a number of new products to help keep lawns pristine. The company’s growing range aimed at the professional sector now includes two additional cordless lawn mowers – the 40VMax XGT LM003G and LM004G and its first cordless scarifier, the 40VMax XGT UV001GZ.

The new lawnmowers are powered by Makita’s advanced XGT technology and feature a high-torque motor that provides powerful and quiet operation, making quick work of grass cutting tasks.

Makita adds to XGT battery platform

Makita adds to XGT battery platform

The LM003G 40VMax XGT 380mm Lawnmower provides superb mowing performance, thanks to its advanced blade design. Tilting down towards the front of the mower, it helps to minimise double-cutting and reduces the load on the machine – this leads to reduced energy consumption, superior cutting feel and better grass collecting.

The LM004G 40VMax XGT 430mm Lawnmower, with a similar blade design to the LM003G, is a slightly larger model that also has two different blades available for different applications.

Both the LM003G and the LM004G can be fitted with a mulching blade to cut grass clippings into small particles and scatter them evenly on the ground. Furthermore, both mowers offer a continuous runtime of around 50 minutes, depending on the setting and the grass conditions, and have numerous additional features designed to improve comfort and ease of use. They require less force to turn thanks to a redesigned switch lever, while the easy-to-operate handle lock levers mean that each side of the handle can be locked and unlocked in a single action without the need for tools.

Both models also offer simple cutting height adjustment with easy-to-grip egg-shaped lever tops and u-shaped notches, and can be washed with water on the inside (provided high-pressure water is not used).

UV001G 40VMax XGT Brushless 380mm Lawn Scarifier

In addition to the two new mowers, Makita has also launched the UV001G 40VMax XGT Brushless 380mm Lawn Scarifier available as a body only model (UV001GZ), or complete with 2x 5.0Ah batteries and charger (UV001GM201).

The first scarifier to join Makita’s cordless line up, this machine has a high-power output of 1.7kW to cut through the toughest lawn thatching in order to improve airflow and nutrient penetration. Operating to a depth range of 5mm down to -12mm, this machine comes with a vertical cutting blade for aerating soil below the top surface of the lawn, and a thatching blade for removing deposited lawn clippings and surface moss.

Kevin Brannigan, Marketing Manager at Makita UK commented: “Makita’s product development continues to redefine the industry, with products that support the trade. With new comfort-enhancing features, the new cordless lawn mowers and scarifier are perfect for users who want to keep lawns and grassed areas in pristine condition, without the hassle of tangled cords or fuel refills.”

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STIHL introduces new battery KombiEngine to AP System

STIHL introduces new battery KombiEngine to AP System: STIHL has introduced the KMA 120 R battery KombiEngine to its AP System, offering compatibility with all the main attachments ranging from blowers and hedge trimmers to pole pruners and sweepers. The KMA 120 R offers professional users’ exceptional versatility, ensuring a wide range of tasks can be completed quickly and efficiently.

The lightweight and powerful KMA 120 R can be used with up to twelve different attachments and is designed with maximum comfort and working efficiency in mind. The machine comes with a tool-free adjustable loop handle for easy adjustment and features an ergonomic control, non-slip handle and easy-to-use lockout lever with a simple symmetrical design.

STIHL introduces new battery KombiEngine to AP System

STIHL introduces new battery KombiEngine to AP System

Boasting two speed settings and a variable speed trigger, the KMA 120 R features an ECO mode that reduces the motor rpm, maximising working time; ideal for hedge trimming and lawn edging tasks.

In addition, the new model features an adjustable harness hook for optimum balance with no tools required, and has the option of a support foot accessory, providing extra reach and protection for the battery housing.

For more information on the KMA 120 R and STIHL’s wide range of professional battery tools, please visit www.stihl.co.uk.

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STIHL launches most powerful battery powered brushcutters

STIHL launches most powerful battery powered brushcutters: STIHL has launched a new range of brushcutters, the most powerful battery powered brushcutters in its AP System, offering unrivalled power and efficiency to professional users.  

The FSA 200 and FSA 200 R boast a power output up to 60% higher compared to the FSA 135, giving the brushcutters a comparable performance to the petrol-powered FS 361 C-EM clearing saw. This level of power not only ensures efficient and versatile cutting, but also gives landscapers and contractors a genuine alternative to powerful petrol models.

STIHL launches most powerful battery powered brushcutters

STIHL launches most powerful battery powered brushcutters

Available in bike handle and loop handle models, the FSA 200 provides professional users with enhanced precision through its infinitely variable speed control. With three speed settings, users can tailor their cutting experience for different materials, maximising battery life and overall efficiency.

The professional AV system of the FSA 200 enables long durations of use with minimal vibration, promoting comfortable operation. This comfort is further enhanced by the hard-wearing clamping screw, facilitating easy folding of the handlebar for convenient transport.

The loop handle brushcutter features a quick-release handle clamp, allowing easy adjustment to accommodate users of varying heights. This adaptability ensures maximum comfort during extended use.

Powered by a brushless EC motor, the FSA 200 delivers robust performance, especially when tackling thick materials. The efficiency of the tool is enhanced by the automatic blade detection feature, increasing the maximum RPM when a grass blade is in use to ensure optimal cutting performance.

To contribute to an extended lifespan, the brushcutter incorporates a mesh air filter that provides optimal motor cooling. Not only does this feature enhance durability, but it also facilitates easy cleaning, maintaining consistent performance over time.

Versatility is a key feature of the FSA 200, offering compatibility with a wide range of cutting attachments. Users can achieve longer working times with metal blades and PolyCut blades compared to traditional mowing lines, providing flexibility for various cutting needs.

When equipped with the Smart Connector 2 A, the FSA 200 allows users to gather detailed information such as working time and speed setting history. This smart feature provides valuable insights for optimal tool management, enhancing overall efficiency and the user experience.

For more information on the FSA 200 and STIHL’s wide range of professional battery tools, please visit www.stihl.co.uk.

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New Cramer zero turn battery powered mower

New Cramer zero turn battery powered mower: Cramer will be launching two new Optimus Z zero-turn battery-powered mowers specifically designed for professionals who demand the ultimate in performance and durability at Saltex .

The ride-on model boasts a mowing speed of 25.6KM/H – the fastest in the market – and a battery that allows for a full day’s operation, whereas the stand-on model has been designed for use in narrow, awkward spaces.

New Cramer zero turn battery powered mower

New Cramer zero turn battery powered mower

Both Optimus Z zero turn mowers have been designed for durability and longevity, and come with a host of invaluable features.

The ride on model has individual rear wheel hub motors which integrate transmission for fast drive as well as park brake. It benefits from a large 18 or 24 kWh battery with a run time up to 8.5 hours per charge. Features include a water resistant storage unit to cope with our changeable weather together with cup holder and mobile phone charger. A new high level LED bar in white and amber, with flash function, make for high visibility and therefore improved safety.

The Optimus Z stand on zero turn mower measures just 92cm in width to enable it to be driven through smaller gates and around tighter obstacles. It comes with a premium leg pad for driver comfort.

In addition to the two new mowers, Cramer will be exhibiting a selection of its existing cordless professional outdoor power equipment tools, all of which are powered by an 82V battery system, and benefit from innovative features such as Magnesium components, fleet connectivity, and ultra-high torque motors to rival petrol performance.

Cramer products on show at SALTEX will include handheld equipment such as chainsaws, blowers, hedge trimmers, grass trimmers, brush cutters, multi-tools, and power cutters. Walk-behind products will also be featured, such as utility carts and lawnmowers up to 61cm (twin blade).

Cramer battery-powered products have become an increasingly popular alternative to petrol-powered products for ground care and maintenance of large parks and recreational areas in recent years. Cramer’s 82V battery system delivers the power required from commercial equipment without the negative effects that come with petrol-powered tools. They generate less heat and are significantly quieter than traditional petrol machinery, as well as safer as the risk of fuel spillage is eliminated. Ownership and running costs of tools are significantly lowered as the 82V battery system is interchangeable with other 82V products in the Cramer range and maintenance is low. What’s more, with no direct carbon emissions, they are the more environmentally friendly option for Local Authorities.

For more information, visit Cramer at SALTEX Stand H090, or go to https://cramertools.com/. You can also email on Sales@handys.co.uk or call 01793 333220.

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ELIET expansion of battery powered equipment

ELIET expansion of battery powered equipment: Leading Belgium manufacturer ELIET have announced an expanded range of battery equipment powered by EGO.

Following the successful launch of the industry’s first battery powered shredder around 12 months ago ELIET have been working tirelessly on the impressive extended e-power range, which was previewed at Demopark where all products were available to view and attracted much attention and interest.

ELIET expansion of battery powered equipment

ELIET expansion of battery powered equipment

As a leading innovative manufacturer, developing their ‘green’ credentials remains top of the agenda and their climate goals.  With the phasing out of fossil fuels and a transition to electric drives, as part of this philosophy, ELIET were one of the first in the industry to take the lead in electrifying its range of machines launching a technical partnership with EGO Power, the leading manufacturer of battery solutions. The result is an extensive product range of e-power battery-powered machines at the forefront of innovation. From this partnership, ELIET can leverage this experience and know-how to implement best-in-class Li-ion battery technology in its machines.

Benefits of battery powered equipment include:

  • Zero emissions
  • Reduced hand vibrations
  • No noise pollutions
  • Savings on fuel, oil, filters and more

The impressive new e-power range is in keeping with the ELIET DNA of high-performing, robust machinery and includes:

  • Traditional scarifyers
  • Self-propelled scarifyers
  • Lawn edgers
  • Blowers
  • Green waste shredders

All the e-power machines will be showcased at Groundsfest by UK distributor PSD on the 19th & 20th September, at Stoneleigh Park and availability planned for 2024.

Always at the forefront of innovation, ELIET are in the final stages of electrification of a larger green waste shredder, with the preview of the battery powered Prof6, the very first self-propelled shredder that is battery powered by Vanguard battery and one of the first applications of Vanguard Batteries in this field.

In 1994, ELIET was the first to revolutionize the market with this new “self-propelled” concept, creating added value for landscapers and in 1998, they were the first to introduce a shredder with track drive, improving accessibility to challenging areas to shred on site.  Almost 30 years later, ELIET continue this passion for innovation, making that self-propelled shredding solution completely environmentally friendly and emission free.

World-renowned manufacturer ELIET are based in Belgium and manufacture an extensive range of groundscare and landscaping solutions. Whether you are looking to deal with overgrown vegetation and trees and reprocess the waste with a green waste shredder, or to create or maintain the perfect lawn, there is a solution for you. All ELIETmachines are made with precision engineering, ensuring simple, effective products of the highest quality.

PSD Groundscare is the exclusive UK distributor of niche specialist landscaping equipment, with an extensive range of products from market-leading names and innovative manufacturers including Canycom, EcoTech, ELIET, Grin, Koppl and Stella.

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Battery power from Toro for The Open

Battery power from Toro for The Open: The Open returns to Royal Liverpool Golf Club for the 13th time in July and helping prepare the course for the world’s golfing greats is Toro turfcare machinery.

While most of the machinery fleet at the famous links at Hoylake on the west coast of England is Toro, leading the charge on the greens, tees and surrounds are the Toro eFlex 1021 lithium-ion battery-powered pedestrian greensmowers and Greensmaster eTriFlex 3370 all-electric ride-on greensmowers.

Battery power from Toro for The Open

Battery power from Toro for The Open

A dedicated team of greenkeepers under the watchful eye of links manager James Bledge are making the final preparations to the course and Toro has been there every step of the way. In fact, the last time the club hosted the world’s oldest and most popular golf event in 2013, it had just taken delivery of six eFlex 1021 greensmowers and while plenty has changed since then, what’s stayed the same is the machine still entrusted to look after the greens and tees.

James explains: “We have a new par 3 which will be the biggest change since The Open was last hosted here – it is a very short but challenging hole with stunning views of the estuary and Wales. What hasn’t changed is the club’s commitment to sustainable course management in that we’re always looking for the best carbon-neutral options. And when you find a pedestrian greensmower that provides this level of precision and quality, powered by a battery, you don’t look anywhere else.

“The weather will dictate the greens speed for the week and the work we have done in the last year will ensure we have more control over this. For us that’s six teams of two out doing single and double cuts with the Toro eFlex 1021 pedestrian mowers.”

Joining the pedestrian mowers on the frontline is Toro’s Greensmaster eTriFlex 3370 all-electric ride-on greensmower. While this was the machine of choice for the greens at St Andrews at last year’s championship, at Royal Liverpool Golf Club it’s being used on the tees and surrounds.

James continues: “The eTriFlex 3370 is more than capable of achieving the standard required on the greens, as we saw so masterfully demonstrated at St Andrews last year. It is quite literally one of the best machines made and it’s a great greens choice, but with the acute run-offs on our course, hand cutting is the best bet.”

Despite the reliable machinery choices, that’s a lot of trust to put in the greens team to ensure a consistency of cut across the board for the eyes of the world surely. James agrees: “The greenkeepers are the heroes here. They’re the ones out there putting in the hours and miles; they are an extremely talented team.”

When James accepted the role of links manager in December 2021 the first thing on his to-do list was to prepare for The 151st Open and what could have been a baptism of fire for many was a dream role for James.

“I’ve been waiting for an opportunity like this,” he says. “Creating the most diverse volunteer team handpicked from all the best places, bringing together someone from every championship venue, having mentors from across the world to turn to and having the best brands and businesses to work with has been rewarding and will be an incredible opportunity for everyone involved. It’s great to see everyone come together with the common goal to put on the best event possible.”

Machinery dealer Cheshire Turf Machinery who has worked with Royal Liverpool for over 20 years and Toro’s UK distributor Reesink Turfcare will be providing extensive championship support and a fleet of Toro machines for the duration of the historic event.

Steve Halley, managing director of Cheshire Turf Machinery, says: “It really has been striking how enthusiastic and excited James and his team are about staging The Open. We are delighted to support their efforts to make the event as successful as possible.”

Jon Cole, divisional business manager at Reesink Turfcare, comments: “It’s a privilege to be a part of The 151st Open and supporting the team at Royal Liverpool throughout the Championship again. We have worked with at least 30 of the 40 host venues of The Open that have taken place in our 40 years as Toro distributor and to be involved is always an honour.”

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Etesia’s Bahia recharged with battery upgrade

Etesia’s Bahia recharged with battery upgrade: Etesia’s Bahia M2E – the world’s first 100% electric professional ride-on-mower with grass collection, is now available with a lithium battery option.

The Etesia Bahia M2EL is powered by a 51.2V, 100Ah lithium battery which enables users to get up to 3hrs 30 mins of action before it needs recharging. The new lithium option is also 85kgs lighter compared to the older lead acid battery version.

Etesia’s Bahia recharged with battery upgrade

Etesia’s Bahia recharged with battery upgrade

A pocket-size ride-on mower, just 0.82 m wide and 1.98 m long, the Etesia M2EL features an incredibly tight turning circle. It nips into every nook and cranny and can be easily transported.

With its low centre of gravity, the Etesia M2EL 33/67 weight distribution on the front/rear axles make it a highly stable mower that masterfully copes with slopes.

Furthermore, its 240-litre collection box is fed by a wide discharge chute ensuring very good filling of the material.

Further benefits include

  • Efficient in high or wet grass
  • Perfectly collects dead leaves
  • Mulching kit delivered as standard
  • Automatic gearbox for instant forward, reverse and braking
  • Easy maintenance with quick access to all mechanical parts
  • Perfect visibility on the working environment.
  • All functions are accessible from the driver’s seat
  • Mechanically welded support frame
  • A wide range of accessories available
  • Converter for 48 V electric accessories: hedge trimmers, edgers

It is also highly economical – the running costs are £0.35 against £3.57 for the petrol version and there are the obvious reduced maintenance costs – such as no engine belt, no filters, and no engine oil.

For more information, visit www.etesia.co.uk

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Yamaha adds Lithium-Ion battery tech

Yamaha adds Lithium-Ion battery tech: Yamaha Motor Europe N.V., Branch UK has introduced Lithium-Ion battery technology into its golf car range with the introduction of the new Drive² AC Li.

The new Lithium-Ion battery is a high-performance, maintenance-free, cobalt-free unit from the renowned manufacturer, Roypow®, and offers a number of key benefits. Linked to a powerful 3.3 kW motor, it provides fast, smooth acceleration and, with greater torque than a conventional lead acid battery, it’s 20% faster climbing a 15-degree incline.

Yamaha adds Lithium-Ion battery tech

Yamaha adds Lithium-Ion battery tech

Of appeal to golf course operators, the batteries are maintenance-free resulting in considerable savings in time and labour costs. They also come with a five-year warranty and a useful working life of up to eight years. They charge almost twice as quickly as their lead-acid equivalents and provide in excess of three rounds before they require recharging.

A sophisticated, comfortable and powerful golf car, the new Drive² AC Li has fully independent front suspension, optimised to compliment the lightweight battery pack, to provide a pleasant, smooth ride. The rear suspension has been redesigned and offers increased comfort for the golfer while allowing golf course owners to deliver a better experience for their members and guests.

The new Drive² AC Li can utilise YamaTrack, Yamaha’s management system, that improves the operational efficiency of any golf car fleet. A 25 cm (10”) screen, mounted on the dashboard, allows golfers to enjoy 3-D terrain graphics and customisable Pro tips. Geo-zones can be set up to protect environmentally sensitive areas and players can pre-order food and beverages while out on the course.

The system also has a Lockdown feature for improving overnight security; it allows the monitoring of battery condition to improve fleet rotation and can send maintenance alerts from the car to the pro shop.

Commenting on the arrival of the new Drive² AC Li, Dan Palmer, Manager, Power Products (Yamaha Motor) said, “The use of Lithium-Ion technology offers several performance advantages such as more rounds per charge, longer life and faster charging. All of which are major and important factors for golf course operators.

“When coupled with our YamaTrack system, course operators can manage their fleets, removing the hassle and optimising their business operations and profitability. As you would expect, we will continue to stay close to our customers in the golf fleet sector to ensure that we identify and provide solutions that best meet their needs.”

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The MVS 20 Li Battery Blower/Vac Shredder

The MVS 20 Li Battery Blower/Vac Shredder: Something very handy has just arrived at Mountfield HQ and it is available to buy online!

New for 2022, and pretty nifty even if we do say so ourselves, the MVS 20 Li Battery Blower/Vac Shredder is the ultimate garden tidy tool. Lightweight, easy to use and energy efficient it not only blows leaves and debris away but can also simply vacuum and shred them into tiny pieces which collect in the 45-litre collector.

The MVS 20 Li Battery Blower/Vac Shredder

The MVS 20 Li Battery Blower/Vac Shredder

You can blow, suck or shred to your hearts content with the MVS 20 Li, because it is powered by Mountfield’s superstar STIGA 20V Lithium-Ion batteries giving an impressive air speed of 55m/s.

This machine, which has a simple mechanism to switch from blower to vacuum modes, offers up to 23 mins working time.  2 x 4Ah batteries and dual charger are included…and remember that these will fit all other tools and mowers in the Freedom100 range too!

The MVS 20 Li is available now at www.mountfieldlawnmowers.co.uk

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