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DLF launches new packaging for Masterline® mixtures

DLF launches new packaging for Masterline® mixtures: DLF Seeds, a global leader in grass seed innovation, is proud to announce the launch of its refreshed packaging for its professional Masterline® brand of turf seed mixtures. The new packaging design, available for 5kg, 10kg and 20kg bags, comes after a full redesign of DLF’s corporate visual identity in early 2023.

The updated design not only reflects the company’s dedication to innovation but also underscores its mission to provide customers with top-tier products that meet the highest standards of both quality and performance.

DLF launches new packaging for Masterline® mixtures

DLF launches new packaging for Masterline® mixtures

One of the standout features of the new packaging is its visual representation of nature’s beauty – mirroring the transition from the lush green of grass to the vast expanse of blue sky. This gradient embodies the essence of DLF’s Masterline® mixtures, which are expertly crafted to transform landscapes and sporting facilities into vibrant, healthy green spaces that evoke tranquillity and support first-class performance.

“We are thrilled to start production with our fresh packaging for the Masterline® pro-turf mixtures” said Derek Smith, Amenity Sales & Marketing Manager at DLF. “The new design not only captures the essence of our products but has a strong visual connection to DLF’s corporate identity. We believe that this update will resonate with our customers and further enhance their experience with our products.”

In line with the new packaging design, DLF has made the strategic decision to drop the original crown logo, symbolising a bold step towards modernity and a fresh identity that reflects the company’s forward-thinking approach.

Masterline® seed mixtures are trusted by turf managers and professional landscapers alike for their superior quality and performance. For more information about the range, please visit www.dlf.co.uk.

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New grass trimmer and brush cutter from EGO

New grass trimmer and brush cutter from EGO: Leading battery-powered outdoor power equipment specialist EGO Power Plus; is expanding its Pro X range with a new heavy-duty grass trimmer and brush cutter which are ideal for all-day use.

Both the STX4500 Pro X loop-handled grass trimmer and the BCX4500 Pro X bike-handled brush cutter boast a powerful 1.6KW motor and are an integral part of EGO’s new Pro X series. They are well-balanced for more comfortable all-day working and feature a 45cm cutting diameter with a 2.7mm line and rapid reload head.

New grass trimmer and brush cutter from EGO

New grass trimmer and brush cutter from EGO

Chris Buck, Product Manager at EGO, said: “Garden and groundscare professionals need heavier-duty electric tools that have the power to work all day and the durability to last for years. Our new Pro X range brings the benefits of battery power to a market segment that until now has had to rely on petrol tools – that is no longer the case.”

Both models come with a rear-geared motor and are compatible with all portable EGO ARC Lithium batteries. They feature a carbon fibre drive shaft that reduces weight while maintaining stability and strength. They are compatible with EGO’s metal brush cutter blades and its Rotocut attachment for the toughest of tasks.

Ease of operation and user comfort are assured through features such as the three working speed modes with a variable speed trigger allowing for maximum control for any task, adjustable harness points and tool-free handle adjustment.

The new STX4500 grass trimmer with loop handle is the ideal choice for landscapers, facilities managers and municipal users. EGO’s Rapid Reload head and 2.7mm twist line is simple to load with line when empty, reducing downtime in the field.

Alternatively, the BCX4500 brush cutter with ergonomic bike handles is perfectly balanced for extended use and enables the user to cover a wide area with ease. The controls are conveniently positioned on the handle and include both battery life and speed indicators.

Both tools are part of the new PRO X series of hard-wearing and powerful tools for professionals, which also includes a lawn mower, chainsaw, hedge trimmers and our next-generation PGX battery charging solution.

For more information on the new PRO X series from EGO, visit; www.egopowerplus.co.uk.

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Release the pressure with new washer from EGO

Release the pressure with new washer from EGO: Leading battery-powered outdoor power equipment specialist, EGO Power Plus, is introducing an industry-leading cordless pressure washer.

The innovative HPW2000E combines heavy-duty cleaning power with market-leading battery run times. Featuring the company’s tried and tested Peak Power™ technology, its powerful motor can deliver pressure of up to 200 Bar or 2900psi, firing out more than 300 litres of water per hour.

Release the pressure with new washer from EGO

Release the pressure with new washer from EGO

Andrew Frohock, Product Manager at EGO, said: “The HPW2000E brings a new level of power and performance to cordless pressure washers. With this step change in technology, users no longer have to choose between mains connectivity and high-pressure capabilities.”

The first pressure washer from EGO, it features a dual battery port – and the ARC Lithium batteries are compatible with all other EGO products, providing additional versatility and reducing user costs. Standard features include remote mode selection for intuitive control, plus power and battery charge level indicators all integrated into the wand.

The HPW2000E also has large 185mm wheels and a telescopic pull-out handle for ergonomics and easy transportation. A garden hose connector is included for standard hose connection, along with a siphon hose to allow water to be taken from any fresh water source or reservoir. Quick-connect hoses, an included foam cannon, and a selection of nozzles deliver complete control for the most effective, efficient results encompassing a range of different cleaning tasks.

The EGO Power Plus Pressure Washer has a nozzle for every cleaning situation, with all nozzles featuring a bayonet system which makes switching between them easy and simple. The design of each nozzle has been optimised to create a uniform fan of water, improving efficiency and preventing water atomisation. Turbo is the most powerful nozzle in the EGO range, for use on the hardest surfaces. The 15° nozzle is ideal for brick, concrete and driveways; the 25° attachment is for cleaning decking, wheels and ATVs; while the 40° nozzle is perfect for general cleaning of windows and cars or vans. A premium Brass foam cannon is available as a separate accessory for more specialist applications.

The pressure washer is part of a series of exciting lifestyle product launches from EGO in 2024. They are supported by EGO’s next-generation battery charging solution to ensure these robust products always have the power they need throughout the day.

For more information on the latest products from EGO, visit; www.egopowerplus.co.uk

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GKB launch new Combislit aerator

GKB launch new Combislit aerator: Recognising that aeration is at the forefront of every turf professional’s maintenance plans, GKB Machines have announced the launch of the Combislit – a new, fast and effective solution to low-disruption aeration.

Available in 1.6m and 2.0m working widths, the Combislit uses GKB’s unique Evolvente® blades to spike and open all types of natural and hybrid surface to depths of up to 15cm (6”).

GKB launch new Combislit aerator

GKB launch new Combislit aerator

The GKB Combislit allows for effective aeration of the top layer with minimal friction and disruption, ensuring optimal oxygen and moisture movement and linking up with deeper decompaction work conducted throughout the season. The successor to the popular GKB Topair, the Combislit combines solid and robust design with simplicity of operation making it a go-to for regular passes on all type of sports and fine turf surfaces including fairways and greens.

GKB’s Evolvente® blades are designed to pierce the ground without disturbing or prying the topsoil. The result is a level surface, boosted with the many, well-documented benefits of regular aeration and able to be back in play almost immediately.

The Combislit’s frame ensures sufficient weight to penetrate compacted upper layers, with the option to add additional weight to the top of the unit if required. A rear-mounted pressure roller can also be specified to deliver extra precision to the end result. In addition, the blades can be swapped for cutting discs for linear aeration and non-chemical weed control.

Commenting on its introduction, GKB UK Operations Manager Tom Shinkins said, “We are all too aware of the prolonged wet conditions facilities around the country have had to endure, which just serves to reiterate why regular aeration is so important. When ground conditions rule out heavier or more intensive methods, GKB now have a fast and effective tool to keeping the profile open, bringing benefit to players and plant health alike. We are excited to add this to our portfolio, with stock now available via our UK dealer network.”

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KYMCO UK appoints new Senior Area Manager

KYMCO UK appoints new Senior Area Manager: KYMCO UK has announced the appointment of Damian Butterworth, Senior Area Manager to cover Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland from 7th May 2024.

In his new role, Butterworth will be covering all products from the KYMCO range, including motorcycles and scooters, ATVs and mobility scooters and powerchair products.

KYMCO UK appoints new Senior Area Manager

KYMCO UK appoints new Senior Area Manager

Ideally placed to cover the important northern region for KYMCO UK, due to being based in Leeds, Butterworth brings extensive experience, due to previously held roles in the ATV and Marine sector for manufacturers such as Honda UK.

Butterworth commented: “I aim to bring a wealth of experience that will support and guide the KYMCO dealer network and ensure a quality support programme is in place for our growth plans for the future across all our business sectors.”

Butterworth began his career in the automotive industry over 35 years ago, starting out as an apprentice mechanic and rising through dealership ranks to management level which included training and business development roles.

Neil Keeble, National Sales and Marketing Manager, added:

“I am excited to have Damian join the KYMCO UK sales team, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience – and is a further example of our continued drive to fully establish ourselves in the UK ATV and 2-wheel marketplace to emulate our brand position in the mobility sector where we are a renowned market leader.

“Having worked alongside Damian for many years, I am confident his appointment will be a huge benefit to not just our dealer network, but to KYMCO UK also as we continue our long-term growth plans.”

Damian Butterworth, can be contacted directly via email on dbutterworth@kymcouk.co.uk or via telephone on 07803 000017.

Now in its 60th year, KYMCO, an abbreviation of Kwang Yang Motor Company, was founded in Taiwan originally as an overseas producer of Honda motorcycles for thirty years. In 1992, KYMCO began producing its own models under its own brand, by 2003 had acquired back Honda’s business interest and today markets its brand globally with motorcycles, ATVs and mobility scooters. For more information please visit www.kymco.co.uk

For specific media enquiries, please contact Neil Keeble: nkeeble@kymcouk.co.uk

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ICL launch two new hand-held spreaders

ICL launch two new hand-held spreaders: ICL is pleased to announce the addition of two new hand-held spreaders to its comprehensive range of spreaders: the ShakerPro and the HandyPro. These compact tools are designed for turf managers and landscaping professionals looking for a convenient solution for small-scale applications.

‌The HandyPro is a hand-held rotary spreader. It allows for the easy application of ICL fertiliser or grass seed with just a turn of the handle. Its design focuses on ease of use and comfort, making it an excellent choice for quick and small-scale spreading tasks. Its portability and straightforward mechanism make it a valuable tool applying products to small areas.

ICL launch two new hand-held spreaders

ICL launch two new hand-held spreaders

‌Similarly, the ShakerPro is a shaker style spreader, offering users a simple and efficient way to apply the ICL range of fertilisers, granular wetting agents, and seeds to small areas. Its hand-held design is particularly suited for tasks such as divot repair, where targeted application is more important than extensive coverage. The ShakerPro stands out for its ease of handling and for making fertilisation and seeding on small areas hassle-free.

‌The ShakerPro and HandyPro and are now available through ICL’s network of distributors.

‌Both spreaders have been added to Turf Rewards. The ShakerPro can be claimed for just 5 points and the HandyPro 10 points.

Please contact ICL on 01473 237100 or visit www.icl-growingsolutions.uk and icl-growingsolutions.ie if you are in Ireland.

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New Sales manager appointment for Simon Richard

New Sales manager appointment for Simon Richard: Simon Richard Ltd have confirmed the appointment of Will Davies as Southern Area Sales Manager.

Commenting on the appointment Simon says, “Will has a huge wealth of knowledge and respect within the Agricultural and Groundcare markets. I first met him twenty eight years ago when we were both working for a Batwing and Flail Manufacturer. He then went to work for a John Deere dealer and since then has been working with another manufacturer whose range also included Batwings and Flail Mowers.

New Sales manager appointment for Simon Richard

New Sales manager appointment for Simon Richard

We as a Company are known for our range of Flail Mowers and batwings so Will’s wealth of knowledge and experience is a perfect fit to expand sales in our Muthing flail and mower range, the market leading range of Reform banking tractors and our new and exciting heavy Duty Sauerburger Batwing rotary mowers. Northern Area Sales Manager Richard Fairnie, left, is pictured greeting Will Davies

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Club Car opens new factory

Club Car opens new factory: Club Car®, global industry-leading manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles, has opened a new 3,300sqm factory in Poland to meet increasing demand for its electric vehicles.

The state-of-the-art Club Car Manufacturing Facility located in Mielec, Poland triples European production lines and increases capacity for Club Car to supply a growing and diverse customer base.

Club Car opens new factory

Club Car opens new factory

Marco Natale, Vice President EMEA for Club Car, said: “The addition of this new factory in Poland strengthens our ability to respond to increasing global demand for compact utility and low-speed consumer vehicles.

“With this investment, Club Car will better serve customers in the European utility market, where many industry and manufacturing, leisure and tourism, and municipal organisations are modernising and electrifying their fleets.”

Club Car now operates two major factories in Poland, having acquired the Melex manufacturing plant – virtually next door – with the 2022 purchase of Garia, a Danish producer of low-speed vehicles which had bought Polish utility company Melex the year before.

“This increase in production capabilities is great news for our dealers and customers in Europe, who will have access to a wider range of zero-emission on- and off-road vehicles at a variety of price points,” Natale added.

Club Car offers versatile utility vehicles that are efficient, safe and eco-friendly transport solutions with elegant design, ergonomic flow and high-quality European components.

They offer low operational cost and can be customised to suit many different operational needs.

For more information on Club Car visit: www.clubcar.com

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New tractor mowers from EGO

New tractor mowers from EGO: Following the ground-breaking success of EGO’s zero-turn ride-on mowers, leading battery-powered outdoor power equipment specialist, EGO Power Plus, is expanding its ride-on range with two new tractor mowers.

The twin-blade tractor mowers utilise up to six EGO ARC Lithium™ 56V portable batteries, providing the same power and performance as the equivalent petrol machines. Using EGO’s portable batteries enables the user to tailor the amount of capacity they use, giving them flexibility with run-time, cost, and usage in other EGO tools in the range.

New tractor mowers from EGO

New tractor mowers from EGO

Vince Brauns, Group Product Director at EGO, said: “Following the success of our zero-turn Z6 range, we wanted to introduce more mowers to ensure we could deliver a product for every user’s needs. The new EGO ride-on tractors set the standard in battery-powered collection and side-discharge mowers. Users can now cut substantially sized lawns in comfort and with complete confidence in battery longevity.”

The new range includes the TR3800E-B 98cm ride-on collection tractor mower and the TR4200E 107cm ride-on side discharge version. Both come with powerful twin blades and pressed steel decks to ensure that the mowers combine power and performance with robust durability.

The mowers feature a front mounting that can house up to six EGO batteries and features the company’s Peak Power technology, enabling the machine to draw on the power from all batteries at once. Both models come with the CHV1600E, a 1600W fast charger that fully charges six 10Ah EGO 56V ARC Lithium™ batteries in as little as three hours.

For improved operability there is an LCD control display centrally mounted on the dashboard, enabling quick and easy adjustments to both travel and blade speeds as well as providing real time data on battery capacity. A spring-assisted adjuster with 8 pre-sets provide cutting heights of 25mm to 100mm. In addition, Bluetooth connectivity enables the user to remotely monitor machine performance and ensure that batteries are charged and ready for cutting.

Driver comfort includes an adjustable spring suspension seat and large, wide tyres which ensure both a smoother ride, added grip and better weight distribution to protect lawn integrity. LED headlights enable safe use in low-light conditions while a front bumper helps protect the chassis from potential impact damage.

The TR3800E-B 98cm ride-on collection tractor mower has collection or mulch capabilities, with a substantial 300-litre collection box to maximise cutting times. Large handles make removing and replacing the box ergonomic and easy, while a single level makes emptying the collection box quick and simple.

The TR4200E ride-on side discharge tractor mower offers even greater productivity when grass collection is not required. It can cover up to 2 acres on a single charge and has an enhanced 107cm cutting width.

The ride-on mower range is part of a series of exciting product launches from EGO in 2024. This includes the new Pro X series of hard wearing and powerful tools for professionals, which features a lawn mower, hedge trimmers, line trimmers, brush cutters, and chainsaw.

For more information on the latest products from EGO, visit; www.egopowerplus.co.uk.

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Yamaha announce new partnership

Yamaha announce new partnership: Yamaha Motor Europe (YME) and Leading Courses, Europe’s largest community platform for golf course tee times and golf course reviews, have announced a new partnership with the golf car manufacturer sponsoring the ‘Best Facilities’ category of Leading Courses’ Golfers’ Choice Rankings.

The Golfers’ Choice Rankings are an overview of the best golf courses in Europe and beyond. The rankings are decided by reviews given by the Leading Courses community, which make them one of the most transparent golf course rankings in the world of golf. The Golfers’ Choice Rankings not only include Golf Courses, but also rankings for the Best Golf Clubs Overall, Maintenance, Price and Quality, Hospitality and Facilities.

Yamaha announce new partnership

Yamaha announce new partnership

Central to the partnership is Yamaha’s exclusive sponsorship of the Best Facilities category in the Golfers’ Choice Rankings 2024. The facility which tops this category at the end of 2024 will be presented with a Drive² Lithium-Ion golf car fully equipped with the YamaTrack GPS software to use for one year. In pursuing this partnership, Yamaha seeks to further align its brand and range of golf cars with the development of best-in-class golfing facilities across Europe.

This agreement continues to demonstrate Yamaha’s support for the development of best-in-class facilities across the golf courses of Europe and align its leading products with delivering the best experience for golfers at the best courses the region has to offer.

Commenting on the new partnership Matt Taylerson, Divisional Manager, Marketing, Yamaha Motor Europe N.V., Branch UK, said,

“The partnership with Leading Courses allows us to align our premium products with Europe’s best golf courses as seen through the eyes of the golfers themselves. As a truly customer-centric brand, the fact that Leading Courses makes golfers the heart of its offering is very important to us.

“At Yamaha we want to become even more widely recognised as the brand of choice for premium golf cars and to share our innovations more widely with both the golfing industry and the players themselves. The high quality of the Leading Courses platform and its role as the independent voice of real golfers aligns perfectly with Yamaha’s customer-centricity.”

Jeroen Korving, founder of Leading Courses, added,

“Our platform has been specifically designed to support golfers in discovering and playing the best courses, leveraging hundreds of thousands of reviews and information on over 25,000 facilities worldwide. Golfers can obtain information on the best golf destinations, select the right courses using the reviews and the Golfers’ Choice Rankings, and even book tee times at 3,000 courses spread across 20 countries.

“Leading Courses is very proud to welcome Yamaha as the sponsor of the ‘Best Facilities’ category of our Golfers’ Choice 2024 rankings. It’s a testament to our shared commitment to elevating the overall golfing experience. Together, we drive innovation and set new standards, elevating every swing and moment on the course.”

About Yamaha Golf Cars

Yamaha has a long established and exemplary reputation for engineering golf cars that offer the perfect blend of reliability, comfort and performance. Course owners and managers choose Yamaha golf cars because they are an easy way to meet the needs of golfers, enhance their enjoyment of the game, and make fleet management simple and cost effective.

Yamaha’s first golf car, the YG-292, was launched in 1975, followed by the legendary G1-A in 1979. The G1-A leveraged customer feedback on the YG-292 and was built with what would become Yamaha’s trademarks of innovative engineering, durability and reliability. In fact, there are still G1-A models in active service on golf courses today.

In the decades that followed, Yamaha racked up an impressive series of world-firsts for golf cars, from the first four-stroke engine to the first 360-degree body protection system, to the first use of electronic fuel injection. Recent innovations include the introduction of Lithium-Ion battery powered models.

Today Yamaha’s range of golf cars spans 13 different models across the Golf Car Fleet, Personal Transportation and Commercial segments, and the company produces an average of 60,000 new golf cars every year, worth approximately £360 million in sales globally.

About Leading Courses

Leading Courses has been helping golfers find and play the best and most suitable golf courses with the help of hundreds of thousands of reviews for over 10 years. The website and app provide information on more than 25,000 golf courses worldwide. Leading Courses has over 400,000 website visitors per month and offers tee times for over 3,000 golf clubs in more than 20 countries.

This makes it Europe’s largest community platform for golf course tee times and golf course reviews. For golf courses, Leading Courses provides increased (national and international) reach and revenue, valuable insights (trends/reviews) and opportunities for digital and ecommerce solutions.

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