Steve Gibbs
EQUIPMENT THEFT INCREASES
What can dealers do to help customers?
by Service Dealer Editor, Steve Gibbs
NFU Mutual have released their latest data on machinery theft from farms, which has doubled in March compared with the same month in 2016.

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MTD MERGES WITH F. ROBOTICS ACQUISITIONS LTD
Robomow brand to be continued by MTD
From July the Israeli company F. Robotics Acquisitions Ltd. will be operating under the umbrella of US company MTD.

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Robomow
E.P BARRUS TO EXPAND
Moving to 16-acre site
Company is relocating, enabling them to consolidate operations under one roof, and remain in Bicester, Oxfordshire.

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Barrus are moving to a new 16-acre site
HUSQVARNA OFFER ROBOTIC TRAINING
To dealers around the country
Manufacturer aiming to upskill and help educate dealers on the selling points of the Automower for the end user. 

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Husqvarna Automower
NEW TEAM MEMBER FOR GGP
E-commerce & Key Account Manager
GGP UK Ltd has appointed Will Timmis in a new role as E-commerce & Key Account Manager.

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Will Timmis
SWARDMAN CHOOSE KAWASAKI
For international mower launch
Czech manufacturer Swardman have launched their Edwin cylinder mower, powered by Kawasaki’s FJ100D 4-stroke petrol engine, to the international market.

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Founder of Swardman Tomáš Šena with the company's Edwin cylinder mower
CLAAS TO BUILD NEW TEST CENTRE
Seven-figure investment at the site in Harsewinkel
CLAAS is significantly increasing its testing capacities for the development of new agricultural machinery by building a new centre at its site in Harsewinkel.

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An impression of what the new test centre will look like
SERVICE SUPPORT STRENGTHENED
At Amazone UK
To support end users and the dealer network, Amazone UK have recruited two new faces to the service team, one in the field and one office-based.

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Oliver Watson and Chris Wilson
NORTHERN IRELAND DEALER SUPPLIES 'COPAGATOR'
Specially liveried crime prevention vehicle
The Police Service of Northern Ireland has unveiled its new vehicle at the Balmoral Show, supplied by Johnston Gilpin & Co Ltd of Lisburn.

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PSNI superintendent Sean Wright takes the keys of the specially liveried John Deere Gator utility vehicle (aka the Copagator) from Randal McConnell of John Deere dealer Johnston Gilpin & Co (right), with Constable Ricky Taylor (left) looking on
DRIVING A DEERE FOR DEMENTIA
From John O’Groats to Land’s End
HMP Kirkham prison officer Andy Maxfield from Inskip in Lancashire is aiming to break a six year old Guinness World Record while raising money for Alzheimer’s Society.

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Andy and Kathryn Maxfield are planning to break the Guinness World Record for driving from John O’Groats to Land’s End on a lawn tractor, while also raising money for Alzheimer’s Society
AND FINALLY . . .
Pair jailed for smuggling tonne of drugs in lawnmower shipment
Two men who used shipments of lawnmowers to smuggle more than a tonne of ecstasy, cannabis and ketamine into the UK have been jailed for 14 years.

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The drugs were shipped in a crate containing a lawnmower
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