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Makita expands its XGT range

Makita expands its XGT range: Makita has added a new high-performance breaker to its range of 80VMax XGT machines. The HM004G delivers a power output that matches the equivalent corded model but with the flexibility, safety and convenience of cordless power.

Based on Makita’s previous corded breakers but featuring a redesigned hammering mechanism, the HM004G delivers 72.8 joules of impact energy at a rate of 870 blows per minute (bpm). It is powered by two Makita 40VMax XGT batteries and in addition to breaking, chipping and channelling with the 28.6mm hex chisel, it can also be used for trenching by attaching a clay spade or for compacting soil with a rammer fitted.

Makita expands its XGT range

Makita expands its XGT range

For improved user safety and comfort, the HM004G features Makita’s Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT). This reduces the vibration transferred from the tool to the user’s hands and arms and extends the length of time that users can safely and comfortably operate the tool. To achieve this, the tool has been designed with an innovative counterweight mechanism that offsets the force of the machine and a vibration absorbing housing in the body of the breaker that further reduces the vibration experienced by the user. As a result, the HM004G achieves a vibration level of just 6.5 m/s², which is 30% lower than the previous generation of equivalent corded breaker.

The HM004G includes a high-efficiency brushless motor to help deliver the required performance while achieving excellent run-times per battery charge. Brushless motors use electromagnetism to rotate the motor and drive the action of the tool, eliminating friction and wasted energy. As a result, a brushless motor can produce more torque, allowing the same results to be achieved with less power used, which can extend run times by up to 50% per battery charge for improved productivity and fewer recharges.

Makita’s impressive Auto-Start Wireless System (AWS) is also included. This connects the HM004G to compatible dust extractors, such as the 80VMax (40Vx2) VC006 M-Class Dust Extractor, via Bluetooth to run the dust extractor automatically when the tool is in use, making dust management simpler.

In addition, the HM004G features Soft Start and anti-restart functions for improved safety as well as twin LED job lights for better visibility of the work area.

Matt Chilton, Product Manager at Makita UK said: “The launch of HM004G, our first 80VMax cordless breaker provides customers with a new option for breaking and demolition tasks. Traditionally a tool with this level of power and performance would have to be mains powered. However, with Makita’s expertise in advancing battery and tool technologies, customers can benefit from all the advantages of cordless power as well as the latest generation of safety features.”

To find out more, visit www.makitauk.com.

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Reesink expands irrigation range

Reesink expands irrigation range: By taking on the distribution of Perrot sprinklers in the UK, Reesink Hydro-Scapes is expanding its offering of professional irrigation solutions for sports customers.

Perrot is known for being able to provide the right irrigation solution to suit any size and meet any requirements, whether for natural, synthetic or hybrid turf. The various combinations of sprinklers available mean that an extremely wide range of different needs can be easily met.

Reesink expands irrigation range

Reesink expands irrigation range

Reesink is bringing to the UK three types of sprinkler technology in six powerful Perrot sprinklers to suit all sorts of sports surfaces – football, golf, hockey, tennis, even horse racetracks. Regardless of which sprinklers are chosen, Perrot systems can reach every inch, in every tight corner, ensuring maximum turf health with minimum water consumption says the manufacturer.

When Toro acquired the manufacturer of Perot’s retractable sprinklers, it was to grow Toro’s presence in the sports field industry and provide more choice to customers and Reesink Hydro-Scapes was given the opportunity to take on the UK distribution of Perrot alongside Toro irrigation.

It was an easy decision to make, says Robert Jackson, Reesink Hydro-Scapes division manager: “Toro and Perrot come from the same place in terms of the commitment they have to manufacturing high-quality, professional irrigation products and providing exceptional service to customers. This is of course something we have had in common with Toro for 40 years and having those values align with a new manufacturer was important.

“We take great pride in being able to provide our customers with extensive irrigation options and Perrot only adds to our range of best-in-class irrigation solutions. They are powerful sprinklers with great range and accuracy, and are well made, with high quality brass inserts which don’t corrode.”

In addition to those selling points, there’s also the fact that they boast a casting range of up to 54m and their systems are expandable and flexible. Nothing, however, is quite as flexible as the Rollcar, which has no fixed installation and can be rolled to apply water economically and cost-effectively wherever it is needed.

When it comes to synthetic turf, the VP3 provides uniform irrigation from the perimeter, cools down the surface and improves playability and speed, so whatever association mandates are in place, Perrot will cover them.

And there’s no need to worry about the water quality, Perrot can irrigate with almost any water quality, whether it be rainwater or greywater.

To understand more about the new range and how it can benefit your venue and surface, visit reesink-hydroscapes.co.uk.

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GroundsFest Expands to Accommodate Growing Exhibitor Demand

GroundsFest Expands to Accommodate Growing Exhibitor Demand: GroundsFest 2024 is gearing up for its second year with remarkable growth and expansion.

With an impressive 90% rebook rate from 2023 exhibitors and many new first-time exhibitors, it’s clear that GroundsFest has become a must-attend event for industry professionals. The increased demand has led to significant expansion to accommodate the growing number of exhibitors and attendees.

GroundsFest Expands to Accommodate Growing Exhibitor Demand

GroundsFest Expands to Accommodate Growing Exhibitor Demand

The Outdoor Grand Ring, which now incorporates additional space, is completely sold out and only one spot remains available in Outdoor Areas A and B. Ring B, which is now the first accessible area upon visitors’ entry to the show, has undergone significant expansion to accommodate the increasing demand from exhibitors. Inside, there are only four stands remaining in Hall 1.

This growth is further evidenced by the increase in the number of exhibitors, with 212 already signed up compared to 171 in 2023. What’s more, over 70 new companies have committed to joining GroundsFest 2024, making it the largest event of its kind in the UK.

Christopher Bassett, Event Director of GroundsFest, expressed his excitement about the event’s growth, stating, “It’s truly remarkable to see GroundsFest expanding at such a rapid pace in just its second year. The overwhelming response from exhibitors speaks volumes about the value and impact of the event within the industry. We’re committed to providing a platform that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of our exhibitors and visitors.”

GroundsFest 2024 is shaping up to be the highlight of the year. Behind the scenes, the team is working tirelessly to introduce even more hands-on interactive features that have never been seen at a trade show. From innovative hands-on demonstrations to educational seminars and live music, GroundsFest offers a unique and immersive experience that sets it apart from traditional trade shows.

As GroundsFest continues to grow and evolve, it remains dedicated to providing a platform where industry professionals can connect, learn, and see the latest innovations. With its rapid expansion and commitment to innovation, GroundsFest is leading the way in shaping the future of trade shows.

GroundsFest is also committed to investing in the future of the grounds management industry through the GroundsFest Education Fund. The Education Fund offers students financial support for essential items such as course materials, tools, and even driving lessons. Additionally, students can take advantage of accredited training courses covering a range of subjects vital to the industry’s operations.

For more information, please visit www.groundsfest.com

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SIS Pitches expands production capabilities

SIS Pitches expands production capabilities: The UK’s leading synthetic turf manufacturer, SIS Pitches has made a major investment at its Cumbria manufacturing facility and in the growth of its team as the business targets further strategic growth across a number of international markets.

SIS Pitches produces premium hybrid, synthetic and natural pitches for an array of sports, including football, rugby, hockey, padel, Gaelic sports, multi-use games areas, tennis and cricket.

SIS Pitches expands production capabilities

SIS Pitches expands production capabilities

The company has spent over £500,000 on two new tufting machines at its factory in Maryport, which will more than double the site’s capacity to produce elite level sports surfaces from new and existing clients including Celtic Football Club, Rangers Football Club, Saracens Rugby Club and Loughborough University.

The major investment follows three years of controlled growth, which has seen SIS Group – the business comprising SIS Pitches as well as specialist machinery and undersoil drainage divisions – grow turnover by an annualised 30% over recent years. This growth has seen the company increase the size of its team by over 25% during the same period.

Last month saw SIS Group open a new office in Warsaw, Poland, from which a new business unit will be based with the remit to expand the company’s presence across Central Europe. This move followed a similar investment in Saudi Arabia, where the opening of a new office in Riyadh coincided with SIS Pitches recent installation of the world’s first fully indoor hybrid pitch in just 21 days at Riyadh’s iconic Kingdom Arena.

Over the last 12 months alone, SIS Group has experienced significant growth in other emerging international markets. The business grew its footprint in Georgia significantly following the successful installation and ongoing maintenance of 11 hybrid pitches for the UEFA under-21 European Championships. Similarly, it has also diversified its offering in the UAE through the provision of Padel courts in addition to baseball and equestrian surfaces across the country. Two new turf farms, in Saudi Arabia and Turkey, were also purchased to facilitate the production and transportation of SIS’s own turf to Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

The newer, more powerful tufting machines in Maryport will be used to manufacture SISTurf, SIS’s synthetic pitch product used by some of the world’s biggest sports teams, as well as schools, colleges and universities worldwide.

With the new machines capable of reaching up to 600 RPM, SIS will now be able to design and manufacture product at a much quicker rate while using 20% less energy. The global sports surface specialist will also be able to prepare new turf designs as separate orders are being completed, made possible by the double creels fitted on each machine. As well as increasing SIS’s own output, the move will also enable further sales to third-party installers.

In anticipation of further growth for versatile sports surfaces from its global client base, SIS Group has also made six senior appointments.

Dan Meredith joins as Group Marketing Director with a focus on executing a first-class marketing, advertising and communications strategy, with Lucas Poen taking up the role of Operations Director with the aim to scale the operations of SIS Grass while increasing efficiencies.

Simon Drury is taking on the role of Sustainability Manager to strengthen SIS Group’s B-Corp certification as well as steering it towards achieving Net Zero by the end of 2028. Also joining the business is Duncan Drury as Head of IT to foster innovation and implement standardised IT procedures, while Dan Ramsdale has been recruited as SIS Project Manager for its specialist maintenance contracts service.

Finally, Rafal Abel joins as the company’s new Business Development Representative for Poland and will be based at the company’s new office in Warsaw.

George Mullan, CEO at SIS Group, said: “We are committed to the development of exceptional playing surfaces using the latest materials and manufacturing techniques. Our latest investment will make us more efficient and is a signal of our intent to grow, just as we experience sustained interest from some of the most recognisable names in sport.

“But this is also a commitment to our future as a UK-based manufacturer,” continues George. “With these new machines, we will be able to complete more projects at home and abroad. This will have a real impact at both elite and grassroots level, giving people more opportunity to participate in their chosen sport.”

SISTurf is made with a choice of monofilament or fibrillated yarns – or a mixture of the two – plus thatch support yarn. This provides exceptional performance and durability, making it easier for facilities teams and groundspeople to maintain a consistent, high-quality playing surface. The product forms part of SIS’s wider portfolio of sports surface solutions, which includes the hybrid variant SISGrass made using a small percentage of polymer fibre stitched into a natural grass pitch.

For more information on SISTurf, visit: www.sispitches.com/services/synthetic-turf-manufacturing

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Polaris Off Road expands 0% finance offer

Polaris Off Road expands 0% finance offer: Polaris Off Road Vehicles is pleased to announce the all-electric RANGER XP Kinetic is now available to purchase with an exclusive two-year 0% finance offer for business customers* in the United Kingdom**.

Running in conjunction with finance partners, DLL, a global finance brokerage with more than 50 years of experience, this offer is available on all adult and youth products*** – including the RANGER XP Kinetic -, running from 1st January 2024 until 31st March 2024.

Polaris Off Road expands 0% finance offer

Polaris Off Road expands 0% finance offer

Richard Coleby, National Sales Manager at Polaris UK & Ireland said: “The RANGER XP Kinetic is a next-level machine, being that it is all-electric, we wanted to give everyone the opportunity to see what the noise, or lack of, is all about by offering our customers the chance to spread the cost over two years, completely interest-free.”

Delivering uncompromised capability, unrivalled durability and refined performance, the RANGER XP Kinetic features an all-electric powertrain which has been specially engineered for off road use. Polaris’ 10-year partnership with Zero Motorcycles has meant that the RANGER XP Kinetic pushes the industry forwards with a class-leading 110-horsepower and 140lb-ft of instantaneous torque. Delivering maximum power and quick acceleration when needed, the RANGER XP Kinetic can effortlessly tow up to 1,134kg and boasts an industry-best 680kg payload capacity.

SPORTSMAN 570 TRADE-IN OFFER

Also running until 31st March 2024, Polaris is offering any customer who purchases a new Sportsman from an authorised and eligible Polaris dealer until 31st March 2024 can receive a £1000 (including VAT) trade-in contribution when they trade in any make or model of ATV or SXS towards a new Sportsman 570 model.

FREE HALF CAB KIT ON RANGER SP 570 OFFER

Any customer purchasing any new, mid-size Ranger 570 is eligible for a FREE half cab kit upgrade, worth £1,798.80* until 31st March 2024. The half-cab kit upgrade comprises Lock & Ride® Full Glass Windshield, Wiper and Washer System, Sport Poly Roof and Poly Rear Panel.

Buyers can also combine this offer with Polaris Finance 0% hire purchase, spreading the cost over two years.

Polaris RANGER: One of the bestselling and most versatile UTVs on offer in the UK today, the Polaris Ranger is built for heavy-duty work. Several model variations are available – from petrol to diesel and mid- to full-size models, to lend itself to any job. Adult Ranger models start at £10,999 excluding VAT.

Polaris RZR: Known as the world leader in sport side-by-sides, the Polaris RZR offers exceptional off-road performance, agility and strength to master any terrain, from the UK’s green lanes to the desert dunes of DAKAR. Adult RZR models start at £21,299 excluding VAT.

Polaris Sportsman: Polaris’ bestselling ATV lineup is trusted by millions of riders across the world thanks to its legendary ride and handling with on-demand all-wheel drive, independent rear suspension and class-leading capabilities to tackle any task. Adult Sportsman models start at £8,399 excluding VAT.

Polaris General: Capturing the art of adventure in a side-by-side vehicle, the Polaris General redefines versatility, thanks to its go-anywhere riding performance paired with all-day comfort and impressive hauling capabilities. Adult General models start at £24,499 excluding VAT.

For more information on the range, please visit the Polaris website, www.polarisbritain.com/.

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Origin Amenity Solutions Turf, Science & Technology Centre expands team

Origin Amenity Solutions Turf, Science & Technology Centre expands team: Origin Amenity Solutions (OAS) has announced that its research and development team has been strengthened by the appointment of Jack Taylor who joins as Turf Trials Technician.

Jack will be based at the Turf Science and Technology Centre at Great Dunmow in Essex. He will be assisting the research and development team – maintaining the trials site, carrying out scientific trials, collecting data, and helping to offer customers well-researched products combined with best-practice advice for their sites.

Origin Amenity Solutions Turf, Science & Technology Centre expands team

Origin Amenity Solutions Turf, Science & Technology Centre expands team

Jack has a background in the horticultural industry, including plant maintenance, propagation, and nursery management.  He will manage the OAS greenhouse, looking after a range of small-scale pot trials and analysing the data that is generated.

Jack has a passion for playing cricket as a wicketkeeper and coaches at a local level.

He comments, “I am excited to be working at Origin Amenity Solutions and I am looking forward to bringing my knowledge and experience to the team and developing my skills within the amenity research industry.”

The OAS Turf Science and Technology Centre operates at the leading edge of plant science and turf technology with a broad spectrum of products alongside integrated pest management and microbiology programmes.

At the state-of-the-art facility, Jack is joining a team of experienced agronomists, scientists, and turf specialists who combine cutting-edge research, expert knowledge, and advanced technology to develop and deliver the most effective turf management techniques.

From soil analysis and nutrient management to pest and disease control, OAS provide seasonal managed programmes designed to optimise turf health and maximise its aesthetic appeal.

OAS Research & Development Director, Geoff Fenn adds, “Our commitment to research and development sets us apart from the competition. We continuously invest in the latest equipment and techniques to stay at the forefront of turf science. I am delighted to welcome Jack to the team. In addition to his involvement with our research and consultation services, we offer training workshops to empower turf professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain and improve turf quality; Jack will be a core part of our delivery team.”

If you are interested in a career at Origin Amenity Solutions, please email recruitment@originukoperations.co.uk

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Firm expands product offering

Firm expands product offering: A Haydock business continues to demonstrate its commitment to the surrounding area with the launch of a new franchise that will benefit local people, in terms of both employment opportunities and access to an exciting range of garden machinery.

After 5 years in Haydock, GGM Groundscare, are continuing to grow and are delighted to announce their appointment as a Honda authorised dealer for the lawn and garden range, which includes walk-behind lawn mowers, ride-on lawn mowers, robotic mowers, tillers and a range of handheld equipment including brushcutters, hedge trimmers and blowers.

Firm expands product offering

Firm expands product offering

The new Honda business is focussed on serving customers in Warrington, St Helens and Wigan and has just invested over £50,000 in a new customer experience as part of the appointment, and has redeveloped it’s showroom and storage facilities at it’s premises located on the Haydock Industrial estate on Winchester Road.

Already providing an exceptional level of service, the business will now be able to enhance this offering with latest additions to the range which are ideal for discerning gardeners.

As a result of this announcement, GGM will be recruiting for several new roles including sales, service and admin, offering additional local employment opportunities.

GGM is a specialist supplier of tractors and high-quality professional land-based equipment for commercial and domestic use across the North-West, Cheshire and Merseyside, with depots in Haydock and Colne. With a proven record of delivering a trusted service and exceptional after sales support, driven by a set of deep-rooted values, GGM takes pride in building long lasting customer relationships, based on anticipating needs, solving problems and delivering on time, every time.

The development of the new Honda franchise and newly improved Haydock showroom offering is overseen by Thomas Gibson who has been involved with the projects from the start and has been instrumental in GGM securing the Honda opportunity.

Thomas said:

“This is an extremely exciting time for the business to coincide with our five years at Haydock. As a customer and staff centric organisation, it gives us the means to offer new opportunities to local people in the form of both job opportunities and service levels. We’re looking forward to developing the Honda brand and welcoming customers into our showroom.”

Honda has an established reputation for its commitment to producing high-quality and durable equipment that are built to last. Honda lawnmowers are particularly popular and are known for their highly-efficient cutting and easy-to-use design. They have a variety of options, including self-propelled, push, and robotic mowers, as well as different engines, cutting widths and other features.

Honda ride-on mowers are also highly rated for their dependability, performance, and ease of use. There is a comprehensive range to choose from including compact models to heavy-duty models that can handle large lawns and gardens.

Overall, the Honda garden machinery range is known for its quality, durability and reliability, making them a popular choice among professional landscapers and homeowners alike.

Stuart Edgar, Honda Dealer Manager said:

“We are delighted to establish this franchise with GGM Groundscare. As a forward-thinking organisation, we are confident that they are a great choice to represent our lawn and garden product range, drawing on their expertise and knowledge of garden machinery and their excellent customer service reputation with customers. We’re impressed with their facilities and urge customers to visit their Haydock showroom and see the machines for themselves”.

The new Honda business comes hot on the heels of GGM’s expansion in to the agricultural sector, following the recent announcement that it is to widen its Kubota portfolio with higher horsepower M-series tractors and R0 loaders, to sit alongside its existing groundcare business.

Chris Gibson, Managing Director of GGM Groundscare said:

“This an extremely exciting time for the GGM Group. We already have a strong and competent team that is capable of delivering first class customer service and support, with professional groundcare machinery and the Honda business will only add to this”.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT SCOTT GRIEVE MARKETING MANAGER

TEL: 01282 856813   MOB: 07957 308373

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DLF expands production

DLF expands production: The UK’s largest grass seed supplier, DLF, have announced the completion of a £3.5m investment programme to increase production efficiency and meet market demand across the domestic, landscape and sports turf sectors.

The introduction of new mixing plant technology known as ‘Titan’ to the breeding centre in Inkberrow, Worcestershire, promises to both continue and improve seed quality, increase capacity and play a huge part in supporting the growth of DLF’s UK operations.

DLF expands production

DLF expands production

Parent company to many leading sports seed brands including Johnsons Sports Seed, MM and Masterline, alongside leading wild flower ranges Pro Flora and Colour Boost, DLF has undertaken major redevelopment over the last few years to benefit customers and company alike as they continue to set the quality standard for professional grass seed. ‘Titan’ – derived from Greek mythology and symbolising great strength, intellect or importance – is a new mixing plant technology which will more than double the production capability and provide higher in-season capacity and efficiency.

Titan is equipped with 48 seed bins of seven cubic metres, which can hold up to 3 tonnes of seed depending on the species. The pneumatic closed system can input 12 tonnes per hour, and output 6 tonnes per hour from bins to mixers, significantly improving line efficiency through automation. The rotary valves, diverter valves and connecting pipes of ‘Titan’ are all self-cleaning which means that, alongside DLF’s ‘star cleaner’, seed purity is optimised and contamination during the mixing process is eliminated.

The bespoke control software is also fully integrated with DLF’s operating system, bringing new enhancements to ordering and availability and ensuring optimal supply during peak seasons.

Commenting on the investment, DLF Director of Operations UK Martin Swinnerton said, “Titan promises to be a fantastic asset for DLF and in turn our leading sports turf ranges. We have experienced unprecedented demand for product across our portfolio in recent years and with this technology we can output more products to keep up with demand levels and thereby help us to satisfy both new and existing customers by guaranteeing not only a fast but reliable supply chain.”

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Origin Turf Science & Technology centre expands team

Origin Turf Science & Technology centre expands team: Origin Amenity Solutions (OAS) has announced the expansion of the Origin Turf Science and Technology Centre team and the promotion of one of its key people.

Angus Finlayson, who joined the Research & Development team in 2021 has been promoted to the Trials & Digital Platform Manager, splitting his time across 3 functions. Angus will be running research trials, collaborating on TurfKeeper’s digital advancements, and providing the software and hardware installation of CirrusPro™ within the OAS Irrigation team.

Origin Turf Science & Technology centre expands team

Origin Turf Science & Technology centre expands team

TurfKeeper is a web-based portal that gives turf industry professionals a fully integrated operations and management solution. The system is proving very popular with Turf and Business Managers alike as it provides complete control over staff management, task planning, machinery management, inventory control, chemical applications and budgeting.

Angus comments, “I am very excited to take on the position of Trials and Digital Platform Manager. This position provides me with the opportunity to merge my passion for research and technology, enabling me to contribute to the advancement of innovation and provide support in the ongoing technological initiatives within the group.”

With the CirrusPro™ irrigation control system, a course’s irrigation is literally in the hands of the Greenkeeper.  Users can securely adjust their irrigation settings from their Smart device, enabling them to make real-time updates from the office, on the course or at home — wherever they are, on any device.

Peter Robin, OAS’ Irrigation Product Manager adds, “CirrusPro goes beyond the limitations of other irrigation management systems, and I am delighted that Angus will be spending some of his time strengthening our team by installing CirrusPro™ for our customers.”

The company now has a vacancy for a full time Turf Trials Technician to be a part of the innovative research programme at OAS, getting involved in scientific trial work covering all aspects of the amenity industry. The successful applicant will assist with the maintenance, management, observation and recording of the site and the trials.

OAS is a leading force in the UK amenity industry, supplying products and solutions to turf management, amenity, and landscaping professionals. Their inhouse R&D Technology Centre supports their teams and provides advice on product selection, programming, application, and effectiveness and back this up, with soil analysis, weed, pest and disease identification, and water management.

Research & Development Director at OAS Geoff Fenn comments, “I am delighted for Angus. He has a natural aptitude for trials work and is enthusiastic to utilise his unique skillset to benefit the rest of the business. The appointment of a Turf Trials Technician to assist our team will enable him to develop and progress this for the benefit of OAS.”

For full details of this position or to apply please email a covering letter and your CV to recruitment@originukoperations.co.uk

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Cobra expands cordless offering

Cobra expands cordless offering: Following extensive customer demand, Cobra has introduced a new model to its ever-popular 24-volt range of battery-powered equipment.  

The cordless range, which currently consists of a GT3024V  Grass Trimmer, LB45024V Leaf Blower, CS1024V Chainsaw, and H5024V  Hedgetrimmer with a range of 50cm, has been expanded with the introduction of the new HT50LRH24V Long Reach Hedgetrimmer (RRP £134.99).

Cobra expands cordless offering

Cobra expands cordless offering

Cobra’s current cordless hand tool ranges are powered by both 24-volt or 40-volt models, with the 24v collection proving to be incredibly popular with gardeners. Compact, reasonably priced yet powerful, the range is ideal for gardeners with typical sized gardens and those looking for a tool that’s simple and easy to use.

The brand’s new Long Reach Hedgetrimmer is designed to tackle the most awkward jobs, with the versatility to change from a standard 50cm cutting length to the longreach option. The extension pole simply clicks into the main body of the tool before attaching the standard hedgetrimmer blade, granting an additional metre to help reach taller hedges. To further aid this, it also has an articulating head that moves through 90 degrees, with a dual handle switch, and is light and easy to use weighing just 3.34kg.

It has a double-sided reciprocating precision cutting blade with a tooth spacing of 20mm, along two-speed modes (eco and turbo), making hedge shaping and tidying even easier. Not only that, but all the tools in the 24v range operate off the same interchangeable battery, meaning buyers no longer need to worry about finding a plug socket or tripping over wires, all while powering one tool from one battery.

Peter Chaloner, managing director of Cobra, said: “We are continuously looking for ways to expand the 24v range, creating more commercial opportunities for dealers and providing gardeners with useful, compact tools that stand the test of time. Our standard 50cm hedgetrimmer has proven to be very popular with buyers, but we noticed that many gardeners required a model with a longer reach – so we knew we wanted to create a product to fill that gap in the market. The demand for cordless tools continues to grow, as people seek convenient, hassle-free options.”

Cobra is the leading name in garden machinery and has the UK’s largest range of powered lawnmowers. For further information about Cobra, please visit www.cobragarden.co.uk.

To add the new Long Reach Hedgetrimmer to your existing Cobra stock, contact your Cobra sales representative, or to become a Cobra stockist please contact Andy Marvin on 07771 581296 or am@hentonandchattell.co.uk.

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