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Cutting edge visit for Oxford University students

Cutting edge visit for Oxford University students

Second-year engineering undergraduate students from Oxford University, studying Engineering Science, had a recent tour of the Ariens Company factory in Great Haseley, Oxfordshire. The visit offered students the opportunity to see the manufacture of Countax and Westwood ride-on garden tractors through all the processes. The tour was arranged by Paul Bailey from Oxford University’s Department […]

Volvo Penta powers the world’s first hybrid wood chipper

Volvo Penta powers the world’s first hybrid wood chipper

Finnish forest technology manufacturer Kesla Oyj presented its Kesla C860 wood chipper at the FinnMetko exhibition in Jämsä, Finland, late last month. The revolutionary machine is fitted with a Volvo Penta TAD572VE industrial diesel engine and an electric motor, making it the world’s first diesel-electric hybrid wood chipper. Currently hybrid engines are still rare in […]

IOG celebrates 80th anniversary

IOG celebrates 80th anniversary

A large group of Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) staff, Board members, Life Members and winners of the Lifetime Achievement Awards have celebrated the IOG’s 80th Anniversary.   Eton College generously hosted the event and provided a fitting backdrop as it was the workplace of head groundsman WH Bowles – one of the founding members of […]

Husqvarna’s leading lady

Husqvarna’s leading lady

Professional arborist and two time ISA Tree Climbing Champion, Josephine Hedger of Hampshire was presented with two Husqvarna chainsaws – T536Li XP 12″ cordless top handle and a 550 XP G 15″ with a combined RRP value of over £1500.00. Josephine has been a leading female figure within the world of arboristry since setting up […]

Fine pruning with ARS and Sorbus International

Fine pruning with ARS and Sorbus International

Somerset based Sorbus International Ltd. are the appointed exclusive UK distributors of the Japanese ARS range of high quality pruning equipment. Established in 1876, ARS produce high quality saws, secateurs, telescopic pruners, shears and loppers with the emphasis on the highest standard of steel production. “In the many years we have been supplying arboriculture and […]

World’s biggest saw chain manufacturer launches unique chainsaw

World’s biggest saw chain manufacturer launches unique chainsaw

Blount, the world’s largest manufacturer of saw chain, announces the launch of the OREGON® CS250 36V Cordless Chainsaw, the world’s only chainsaw with integrated PowerSharp® chain sharpening system. When the chain dulls, it is sharpened by simply pulling the PowerSharp® lever for 3 to 5 seconds. No need to ever cut with a dull chain […]

1,250 mile ‘Mowerthon’ journey completed

1,250 mile ‘Mowerthon’ journey completed

Phil Voice trundled into John O’Groats on 15 October on the mower, successfully completing the epic ‘Mowerthon’, raising funds and awareness for Perennial. Phil Voice of the Landscape Juice Network set off from Bergerac in France on the Etesia ride-on mower on 1 October. With an average speed of just 7.5 mph, the journey was […]

The long and the short of it

The long and the short of it

Long or short grass is no problem for the Wessex ProLine STC flail collector. It’s fitted with a large diameter steel drum rotor, featuring four rows of closely spaced flails, and two rows of draft paddles to create the suction for collecting the grass. Because the STC has no narrow throat, as do many collectors, long or short grass […]

The Grass Group shows new products at Saltex

The Grass Group shows new products at Saltex

Vanmac BV, the manufacturer of the Trilo brand, announce the Trilo S3 a smaller vacuum sweeper to work at 1.5 metres wide to work at hard to get areas where ground pressure and dimensions matter. Along with a smaller working width came a reduction in weight to only 1.2kg, so that only a mid-range compact […]

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