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Kubota to unveil new electric machine at SALTEX

Kubota to unveil new electric machine at SALTEX: Visitors to SALTEX 2023 will be the first to see the latest in the electric offering from Kubota UK, as stand C070 provides the European launch platform for the next addition to their eco-friendly line-up.

The bigger and bolder stand promises the very best in both technology and innovation, with two out-front centre-collect mowers from their FC Series also taking centre stage. The additional floorspace means that larger products from the Kubota range will, too, be showcased – including tractors up to 110hp which find applications for users across the groundcare sector.

Kubota to unveil new electric machine at SALTEX

Kubota to unveil new electric machine at SALTEX

2022 saw the introduction of Kubota’s first electric compact tractor, the LXe-261, equipped with a large-capacity battery that can provide rapid one hour charging and three to four hours of continuous run-time. Equipped with key features for mowing, hauling, and other green space management tasks, the feedback from the extensive LXe-261 market testing is helping to shape the future of Kubota’s electric line-up – with the details of the new machine being kept closely under wraps until its appearance this November!

Kubota’s FC-Series has also seen expansion since its first show outing last year, with two models – the FC3 and FC4 – appearing at SALTEX 2023. The highly productive Kubota FC3-261 out-front centre-collect mower delivers working comfort and outstanding cutting performance, ideal for large areas. The patented HTC™ hydrostatic traction control and fuel-efficient 3-cylinder diesel engine is combined with a large 800 litre grass collector and choice of rotary or flail mower decks for optimal versatility on sports turf applications.

The stand will also feature some larger machines from Kubota’s extensive tractor portfolio, including the 110hp M5112 which can deliver high output, high productivity to contractors and those working on larger-scale groundworks and groundcare projects. Also promising to showcase the very best from their RTV range, the Kubota team will be joined on C070 by Baroness – whose range of mowers and implements complement the Kubota offering to provide a complete solution for sports turf managers.

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EGO to unveil new product at SALTEX

EGO to unveil new product at SALTEX: EGO, the specialists in battery-powered outdoor power equipment, will be showcasing brand new products for lawn care professionals at this year’s SALTEX, taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 3rd-4th November.

Leading the line-up of new products is the EGO Z6 – the first ride-on lawn mower in the market-leading EGO range. SALTEX 2021 will provide visitors with their first opportunity to see the product, which will be available to professionals from January.

EGO to unveil new product at SALTEX

EGO to unveil new product at SALTEX

Demonstrating the capability of battery power, the Zero Turn mower allows users to load up to six ordinary EGO batteries, combining their power to cut up to three acres on a single charge. Living up to EGO’s reputation for high quality zero emission tools, the Z6 ensures consistent quality of cut and provides users with a number of useful features – from three driving modes through to ten height adjustments.

Vince Brauns, Group Product Manager at EGO, said: “As our first major exhibition since the easing of restrictions, we’re really excited to be coming to SALTEX with brand new products to share with visitors, including something very special. EGO’s new Z6 Zero Turn ride-on mower is now launching across Europe and we can’t wait for the show to open to pull back the covers on this exciting product.”

EGO will be on stand H090 at SALTEX from 3rd-4th November.

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

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JCB Unveil New Factory Plans

JCB Unveil New Factory Plans: JCB is to invest £65 million in a new plant in India as the company prepares to celebrate 40 years of manufacturing in the country, it has been announced.

The new factory will be located in Vadodara near the port city of Surat in the State of Gujarat on the West Coast of India and will fabricate parts for global production lines as the company prepares to meet increased demand.

JCB Unveil New Factory Plans

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford yesterday (Monday, March 25th) laid the foundation stone for the new plant which will be JCB’s sixth in India – a country which has been JCB’s biggest single market since 2007. The announcement follows the start of work on a new £50 million factory to build cabs for JCB machines in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire which will be completed later this year.

Lord Bamford said: “With major investment in manufacturing capacity in the UK and India, we are very well placed to grow our business in the future. This year we celebrate 40 years of JCB India and our success over those four decades is down to our continual investment. It’s fitting that we mark the 40th anniversary with an investment in a factory which will give us enormous manufacturing capacity.”

JCB India already has factories in Delhi, Pune and Jaipur. Production at the new facility on a 44 acre site will begin next year. It will house the most modern laser cutting, welding and machining technology and will be a fork-lift free operation. It will be capable of processing 85,000 tonnes of steel annually.

JCB India MD Vipin Sondhi said: “For 40 years JCB has remained committed to India. The decision to build a new world-class factory at Vadodara builds on JCB’s commitment to India. The chosen site is strategically important because it is located close to a major sea port which allows efficient transportation.”

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St Andrews Unveil New Short Game Area

St Andrews Unveil New Short Game Area: A major revamp of the short game facility at the St Andrews Links Golf Academy is almost complete.

The project, which aims to further enhance the facilities at the Home of Golf, has seen the golf and greenkeeping team at the Links work closely with award-winning Golf Course Architecture firm Mackenzie and Ebert.

St Andrews Unveil New Short Game Area

The work began at the end of October and with the project nearing completion, excitement is now building for March 2019 when the area will open for golfers to enjoy.

Director of Golf John Grant said: “We are very passionate about our work and being able to offer golfers great practice facilities where they can work on improving their game. In recent years we felt the short game area didn’t offer enough variety or replicate the conditions and types of shots golfers experience across the seven courses at the Links.

“We were delighted to be able to work with Martin and the team at Mackenzie and Ebert and believe we have been able to redesign the site and create something that reflects the world class quality of our courses and facilities, enhancing the services we currently offer at the Golf Academy and improving the overall experience.”

Renowned Golf Course Architect Martin Ebert added: “It has been very fulfilling to have contributed to the Short Game Area at St Andrews Links. The beautiful undulations which are present throughout all of the courses at St Andrews have served as the best possible inspiration for the design and shaping of the greens and surrounds which have been created.

“Formerly, the large flat green with the five bunkers on one side was disappointing in terms of the short game shots on offer. This has been replaced with four new greens, three of which have been raised and shaped to replicate shots which might be found around the greens on the courses at St Andrews. The fourth green has been kept at ground level to allow pitch and run shots and flat putts from off the green to be practised and the five bunkers have been shaped and located in positions to allow all different types of bunker shots to be practised.”

With the Old Course regularly hosting Major events, including the 150th Open in 2021, the design also took into account the infrastructure requirements, retaining some flat areas to accommodate a grandstand as well as ensuring an existing putting green – Harry Colt’s wonderful old 2nd green of the Eden Course – remains an integral part of the short game area.

Work began in October 2018 with Director of Instruction Steve North, Eden, Strathtyrum and Balgove Course Manager Kevin Muir and his greenkeeping team working closely with Mackenzie and Ebert throughout all aspects of the project.

The new design has also freed up some additional space, which will be utilised to increase parking provision to cater for the increasing number of golfers visiting the Eden Clubhouse and Golf Academy all-year round.

Elsewhere on the Links, winter projects are continuing apace, including the creation of a permanent catering facility at the rear of the 9th green of the Old Course.

Previously a mobile catering unit has serviced the needs of golfers on both the Old and New Courses, however renovation work has now begun to extend the footprint of the toilet block and shelter to include a dedicated catering facility.

Director of Operations Ewen Bowman said: “We have long held ambitions to find a more permanent catering solution, both for our staff and golfers, as we strive to deliver a five-star experience.

“The new Halfway House will enable us to provide a great facility for golfers to pick up a selection of fresh snacks and refreshments before taking on the challenge of the back 9.”

Finally, work will continue over the winter to improve access routes around the Old Course with a new road routing taking shape between the Old and New Courses. This work has involved moving an existing track several yards away from golf as well as creating better screening to ensure the safety of golfers and staff.

The road, which is predominantly used by greenkeeping team and golfer’s assistants will be completed in the new year with tarmac treatment whilst the former track will be backfilled and turfed.

To keep up to date with all the latest news at the Home of Golf visit standrews.com for regular updates, blogs and insight into these winter projects and many more.

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KAR UK Unveil Hunter I-80

KAR UK Unveil Hunter I-80: Boasting unparalleled levels of power, performance, and versatility, Hunter Industries’ all-new I-80 gear-driven rotor is the most technologically advanced commercial rotor on the market.

Engineered for sports turf the I-80 is built with a robust, dirt-tolerant gear drive that offers the highest torque output of any rotor in the commercial sphere, and extends a radius range from 11.3 to 29.6 meters.

KAR UK Unveil Hunter I-80

The I-80 features a wide range of highly efficient, dual-trajectory, wind-fighting nozzles for highly efficient performance in a range of applications. Provides total top serviceability (TTS) via its integrated, surface-mounted snap-ring for no-dig easy maintenance.

In addition, the I-80 offers an advanced ProTech Turf Cup System — an industry first. Thanks to ProTech TC™ technology, living or synthetic turf is retained in a cup mounted to the top of the rotor and installed flush to the surrounding turf.

The special retaining rings in the turf cup add surface area for increased root adhesion, helping to keep turf securely in place. The net result is an aesthetically pleasing installation that helps ensure safety during sports field play. The no-dig turf cup is also totally top serviceable and features no-tool quick-release removal, arc adjustments without riser removal, and a fully contained riser assembly that stays together when removed from the sprinkler body.

I-80 there’s nothing else like it available for sports surfaces.

Hunter Industries is distributed in the UK by KAR UK. For more information, please visit www.karuk.com or www.hunterindustries.com.

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