Steve Gibbs
NEGOTIATING THE TURBULENCE
A hard task for dealers
by Service Dealer Editor, Steve Gibbs

With dealers still facing day-to-day problems with supply, does a new player entering the commercial machinery market indicate a long-term faith in the sector?

 

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NEWS
KARCHER ENTER LANDSCAPE MACHINERY MARKET
Establishing a new dealer network

This week's WEB ONLY story is the manufacturer known for cleaning products is for the first time, launching a range of cordless professional landscaping equipment - and say they are looking to establish a network of specialist dealers.

 

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The newly launched range includes a battery-powered mower
ARIENSCO ACQUIRES AS-MOTOR
UK distribution remains the same

On Monday May 3rd this week, the U.S company acquired the German manufacturer of turf care machinery - with UK distributor PSD Groundscare telling Service Dealer day to day business will continue as normal.

 

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AriensCo has acquired AS Motor
NEWS
APRIL'S TRACTOR SALES COMFORTABLY ABOVE PREVIOUS YEAR'S
Sixth month in a row

According to figures just released by the AEA, at 1009 machines, the monthly total of UK tractor registrations was 11% higher than in April 2020.

 

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April 2021's tractor registrations were higher than a year previous
BARONESS UK TAKE ON AGRIMETAL
New home for rollers

Baroness UK have announced they are the new sole importer and distributor for AgriMetal rollers for the UK.

 

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REBRAND FOR DEALERS P TUCKWELL
Now known as Tuckwells

Suffolk-based machinery dealers have this week launched a new corporate brand identity, name and tagline.

 

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Tuckwells' new logo
HUSQVARNA WELCOME HEDGEHOG RESEARCH
Say they are looking forward to the next study

In a statement responding to the recently published robotic mower work by Dr. Sophie Lund Rasmussen, 'Dr Hedgehog', the manufacturer says they hope to work more closely together in the future.

 

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Husqvarna say their robotic mowers performed well in the research
SPOGA-GAFA CANCELLED FOR 2021
Garden lifestyle fair postponed to '22

The world's largest garden lifestyle trade fair that takes place in Cologne, has announced that it won't be staged this year due to the ongoing Covid situation and the related restrictions.

 

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AGRIARGO UK APPOINT AREA MANAGER
For eastern England

Josh Clayton will be responsible for driving the sales of both McCormick and Landini tractors as well as supporting the dealer network.

 

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HARPER ADAMS CELEBRATE AWARD SUCCESS
Honours presented by IAgrE

Senior lecturer, Kit Franklin, was the winner of the President’s Award – which recognises a mid-career engineer who has made outstanding progress in the agricultural engineering industry.

 

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Kit Franklin
CUB CADET CELEBRATING 60TH ANNIVERSARY
First garden tractor hit market in 1961

Manufacturer now stands at over a million lawn tractors off the US production line and more than 10 million Cub Cadet engines in use worldwide - and are celebrating with special offers.

 

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Cub Cadet are celebrating 60 years
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We are pleased to launch yet another new product from the Webb brand for 2021 with a lightweight electric chainsaw to tame the pile of firewood or smaller overgrown trees and shrubs around the garden.

 

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