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22nd October 2016
Try Before You Buy

The best way to decide whether a machine is the right one for you is to use it over an extended period. A demonstration doesn't really cut it. Usually, it's of short duration; also, you may feel uncomfortable operating the equipment with the demonstrator breathing down your neck!

Hire it for just a day; longer if you wish. If you buy it at the end of the period we'll refund the hire charge (max one week). If you decide it isn't for you, all you pay is the rental fee and you will have got some useful work done with it - ideal!

N.B. Equipment Hire Companies; we'll do the same deal if you cross-hire a machine so that one of your customers can trial it for you.

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Our Plans to get Bed and Border Edging back on the Agenda.

Recent letter from Paul Errington to The Landscaper magazine following the editorial in their Set 2016 edition

Reading your editorial this morning got me to thinking about how much the look of parks could be improved by edging the beds and borders. As a result of budget cuts, it has been all-but abandoned. It is seen as a time-consuming, labour-intensive job but can actually be very quick provided you have the right machine.

Over the last few years, I have heard more than one facilities management company say that it's actually still in their brief, but the budget doesn't allow time for it, so everyone turns a blind eye. Consequently, the edges look scruffy and in many cases the soil has completely filled the gullies so that there really isn't an edge at all. In such situations, a small, lightweight edging machine isn't the best tool for the job. They are good at maintaining established edges/gullies, but you need a much heavier machine in order to cut a new edge.

Limited Hire Offer for Local Authorities

In order to start getting edging back on the agenda, we are prepared to offer the loan of a TurfTeq edging machine that can quickly re-establish edges and gullies. It will be made available, for a limited time, to Local Authorities with responsibility for maintaining at least one public park. The offer is made subject to certain conditions, the main ones of which are:

  • Maximum period of loan is two full working days. Addition time must be paid for at our standard rental rates
  • We will deliver the machine free of charge to an address within 50 miles of RG26 3PY. Additional mileage at £1/mile for the round trip
  • Each User will be expected to make a nominal £25 contribution to blade wear
  • User needs to insure the machine against loss and damage for the duration of the loan (and subsequent hire if appropriate)
  • Machine will be delivered with a full tank of fuel and needs to be returned with a full tank
  • The offer is available during the period October 2016 thru March 2017

Interested parties should contact GroundsCare Products on Tel: 0118 981 1313 or submit our contact form.

UK Exhibitions

hae trade fair 11th oct 17

showmans show 18/19 oct. newbury show ground

saltex 2/3-11/16

futurescape, Esher, 14th Nov 17

society of garden designers conf. 18th Nov 17

Eire (Rep. of Ireland) Exhibitions

 

USA Exhibitions

gie + expo 18 Oct 17

rental show 19 fen 2018

snow and ice symposium 27 june 18

News Archive

September 2016
With Winter Just Around The Corner, Now's The Time To Get Ready!

The kids are back to school, autumn is here, and winter is just around the corner. Are you ready if Mother Nature hits us with her best shot?

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Turf Teq Equipment Helps You Increase Efficiency Year Round

Professional landscapers and facility managers know that keeping a property looking its best requires year-round attention....

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Just What Attachments are Available for TURF TEQ Machines?

TURF TEQ are known for high-quality commercial landscaping equipment that delivers exceptional results and helps businesses save money. But did you know that the machines feature innovative Multi-Use Technology?

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Replacement Parts for TURF TEQ Equipment

Click here for an overview of available parts. Each TURF TEQ product page also shows a link to a comprehensive spare parts list.


 May 2016
A Breakthrough in Job Site Surveying

ZIPLEVEL® PRO-2000 enables one person, working alone, to quickly survey sites or set installation levels. It is a high precision instrument that measures height differences and checks or transfer levels. In one set-up, it can transfer a level 30m in any direction from its Base, and can measure height differences to a precision of 2mm over a height of 12m or an unprecedented 0.2mm over 1.2m....

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The best kept secret in the landscape industry

TurfTeq's Surface Preparation Rake offers the quickest and most profitable way to prepare soil for turf, grass seed or wild flowers. Much quicker than a rotavator, it also facilitates...

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October 2015
TurfTeq™ at SALTEX November 4th & 5th 2015

turfteq expo stand

We're packing up the truck and getting ready to hit the road! Destination, NEC near Birmingham and the SALTEX Sports, Amenities, Landscaping Trade Exhibition.

If you are heading to SALTEX to check out the latest and greatest Landscape Equipment, be sure to stop by our stand and say "Hi!" We'll be on-site with our full line of machines on display.

Visit us at STAND J100, AND BE SURE TO ASK ABOUT OUR SHOW SPECIAL! This could be your year to save big on a new piece of TURFTEQ equipment!

VISITING SALTEX IS FREE OF CHARGE.
Please click here to register as a visitor in advance and beat the queues on the day!


Click here for Travel & Accommodation details.

P.S. Direct access off M42; easy links to M5, M6 & M40.

To purchase TurfTeq™ equipment or request a demonstration:
Call: 0118 981 1313
.

Once you have used TurfTeq™, the rest just don't compare!


August 2014
Turn Your TurfTeq Tractor Into A Mower

No matter which attachment(s) you usually drive with your TurfTeq tractor, you can quickly and inexpensively turn it into a rough-cut mower for just £1,165 + vat*, including transport.

The GXV390 TurfTeq rough-cut mower, or brushcutter, is a heavy duty machine that will effortlessly cut down:

  • Waist-high grass
  • Weeds
  • Brambles
  • Scrub
  • Shrubs and small saplings

Its unique side-shift feature allows you to pivot the deck 12" (300mm) to the side so you can safely cut close to hedges and waterways, and under fence lines. The machine is hydrostatically driven, is fitted with a diff lock as standard, and is easier to maintain than a flail.

Owing to the continued strength of the £ Sterling, we have recently lowered the price of TurfTeq machines, so there has never been a better time to buy.

*Special offer price; expires 31st August 2014.

ZIPLEVEL® User Hint

ZIPLEVEL® is a unique survey instrument that will transfer levels and measure height differences without needing line of sight. It can work around corners; from room to room; behind trees, bushes and garden sheds; in trenches and culverts; can estimate infill volumes e.g. for hardcore, concreting or screeding; can measure structural deflection; needs only one person to operate it; is compact and light weight; easy to use and requires virtually no set-up. It can store up to 137 plots which can be recalled later, and will work over unlimited heights and distances and around any obstacle - unlike laser and dumpy levels.

USER HINT

Did you know ZIPLEVEL® can remember up to 137 plots that you can recall later? This feature allows you to record measurement data for creating tables, profiles, sections or contour maps. Leave your notepads and drawings inside on a rainy or windy day. Simply record the readings and recall them later in your office.

Here are the instructions for recording plots with the ZIPLEVEL®:

  • Power up the Measurement Module (MM) by briefly pressing the ON/OFF key
  • Place the MM at your datum point and zero the display by pressing ZERO for 2 seconds
  • Firmly press REC & MARK together, for 2 seconds, to enter the RECORD DATA function.
  • REC will flash continuously on the left of the display
  • Press REC & ZERO together, for 2 seconds, to clear previous data
  • Display will briefly show P - - - (P is the position number), followed by a sequence number
  • Place the MM at the first point and briefly press HOLD
  • Display will briefly show P 1 and then the height relative to the datum
  • To record subsequent plots, briefly press HOLD each time the MM is at a new location
  • Each time you press HOLD, the display will briefly show the P number, followed by the height it has recorded against that number. N.B. do not move the MM until it has stopped "beeping" and the display shows the height
  • To start a fresh sequence (e.g. a second job) whilst retaining the data gathered so far, press MARK for two seconds. The sequence number (the lower of the two digits at far right of the display) will change from 1 to 2
  • Once you have recorded all your data, press REC & MARK together, for 2 seconds, to exit the function
  • You can continue using your ZipLevel without losing your stored measurements
  • To recall the data, power up the MM and then press CAL & REC together for 2 seconds
  • Briefly press MARK to move up through the measurements. N.B. readings from sequence 1 will be displayed first. Once all those have been displayed, it will automatically move to sequence 2 and so on. If you want to display another sequence before No 1, you can cycle through them by pressing HOLD until you reach the one you require
  • Recorded data will be retained until you re-enter the RECORD DATA function and then press REC + ZERO
  • Please refer to sections 23 to 26 of the User Guide for further information.

If you have any questions concerning this or any other ZIPLEVEL® functions, please email them to sales@groundscare-products.co.uk.

Power Rake Cleans Up On Gravel

Do you need to re-level uneven or pitted gravel paths? Are you putting it off because you can't face the slow, back-breaking job of loosening the surface? We can offer you a solution.

The TurfTeq Power Rake excels at quickly breaking up the top surface of self-binding gravel paths, bringing fresh, unstained material to the top and enabling you to quickly re-establish a smooth surface.

Earlier this year we rented a machine to Scampston Walled Garden in N. Yorkshire. This is what their Head Gardener, Paul Smith, had to say about it:

"We hired the TurfTeq power rake to clean up our mile or so of self-binding gravel paths. The paths have been down for over ten years with a large amount of footfall and traffic compacting the gravel down. We also had a problem with the top layer looking dirty and moss covered. The power rake made a fantastic job of breaking up the surface and allowing some of the cleaner gravel from below to be brought up to the surface.

We were able to adjust the height of the rake so that it did not overwork the gravel or pull up any sub-base. It was also quick - about a day's work to get around all the paths. We will definitely use this machine again. The service from GroundsCare Products was also first class".

The Rake is equally at home preparing soil for seed or turf, raking the stones into windrows for easy collection, smoothing out uneven areas and working up a fine tilth. Use it also for heavy scarification, such as preparation for a wild flower site, and slitting for over-seeding.

To rent or purchase, telephone 0118 981 1313.

RotoCleanse Flat-Surface Pressure Washer

The GroundsCare RotoCleanse is the efficient new way to clean flat surfaces. It is a self-contained, walk-behind, professional pressure washer that produces a uniform standard of cleaning across an area with minimal overspray onto surrounding objects.

Designed for cleaning almost any flat surface, it can be used on tarmac, concrete, brick pavers, soft-play areas, rubberized sports surfaces and wooden boards. It will clean up to 530mm (21") in one pass (Model 600); has a heavy- duty skirt that minimizes overspray; can draw water from mains supply or from a container, and is supplied with a quick change lance and hose that enables it to be used as a normal pressure washer if required. Small enough to fit through a standard doorway, typical applications for the RotoCleanse are:

  • Car parks
  • Tennis courts
  • Paths and walkways
  • Patios
  • Pavements and roadways
  • Forecourts
  • Rubberized sports and play surfaces
  • Pontoons & Slipways

Optional chewing gum, rotary brush and turbo lances are available.

Now offered in two sizes:

Model 600, which is ideally suited to cleaning large areas such as car parks or multiple tennis courts, and Model 400, which is more manoeuvrable and easier to use in restricted areas such as domestic patios.

How it Works

Twin spinning jets, rotating at 2000rpm clean the surface to a uniform, high standard. The heavy duty skirt retains debris and minimizes over-spray, thus allowing cleaning to be carried out without the risk of contaminating or damaging nearby objects. There is a port, at the rear of the deck (model 600 only), to which the operator can attach a wet vacuum cleaner for collection of waste water and debris.

To rent or buy, telephone 0118 981 1313

Ex-hire models, with low hours, are available to purchase.

Trenching With The Edger

Did you know you can use the TurfTeq Power Edger to dig trenches? This amazing machine will not only make short work of edging borders, beds and pathways but will dig trenches from as narrow as ½" up to 5" wide (13mm - 125mm) and down to a depth of 7" (175mm). There are many uses for the trencher:

  • Burying low tension cable
  • Installing domestic lawn sprinkler systems
  • Root pruning
  • Installing lawn or path edging products
  • Burying irrigation hose e.g. for young trees
  • Sand-slitting for drainage purposes
  • Installing rabbit fence or newt fence

All these jobs can be done quickly and without damage to the surrounding grass.

Powered by a Honda petrol engine, the TurfTeq trencher is easy to handle, very manoeuvrable and, unlike most trenching machines, works in a forwards direction so you can see where you are going. Also, again unlike many small trenching machines, it is self-driven.

To rent or buy, telephone 0118 981 1313

Ex-hire models, with low hours, are available to purchase


February 2014
GroundsCare Prize Winners

The online landscapers' forum, Landscape Hub, recently ran a photo caption competition. GroundsCare Products donated TurfTeq and ZipLevel rental prizes for two of the categories.

Congratulations to Steve Lewis, who won a week's free use of a TurfTeq machine with the following entry:

small man with big lawn mower
Richard Hammond launches lawnmower range.

and Lez Dennis who won the use of a ZipLevel Pro 2000 for a week with this caption:

hedge cutting

I always new training as a stilt walker would come in handy on day!

We look forward to meeting both entrants when they collect their prizes.

P.S. Landscape Hub is an excellent forum for professional landscapers and gardeners; take a look some time.

Profitable Soil Preparation

The TurfTeq™ Surface Preparation Rake offers the quickest way to prepare soil for turf, grass seed or wild flowers. Much quicker than a rotavator, it not only prepares the soil, but also windrows the stones.

First you angle the deck left or right to work the stones into windrows for easy collection. Whilst doing this, the rake is already starting to produce a fine tilth and grade the site. Next, pivot the head straight and work it across the area in two or three directions in order to complete the job. You now have a level, rough-raked site ready to accept turf. If you are seeding, you just need to touch in the wheel marks with a hand rake. It tills only the top layer (3 to 25mm), and the soil is immediately ready for use. You don't have to re-consolidate the ground, as you would if you used a rotavator. Consequently, it will not slump when the first serious fall of rain comes along.

To replace an existing lawn without lifting the turf, kill off the grass with a suitable chemical. The Rake will quickly rip out the dead grass, working up a tilth as it does so, and the site is ready, leaving only a few bags of dead grass to dispose of. This feature can also be used for heavy scarification, such as preparation for a wild flower meadow or breaking up and levelling self-binding gravel paths, golf buggy paths and similar surfaces.

A rugged, bullet-proof, American product driven by TurfTeq's GXV390, Honda-engined tractor.

Landscape gardener Will Cole recently wrote the following review:

"I recently had the chance to use one of these machines for a lawn renovation job and although it's an expensive piece of kit to either buy or hire, the considerable savings in time far outweigh the costs.

The lawn in question was beyond help!! It was cut down to the lowest setting possible with the lawn mower and cuttings removed. We then got the preparation rake into action, setting up the machine at an angle. After several passes up and down, the bumps and troughs had been taken out of the lawn and the thatch, roots and stones were lined up ready for easy collection. This done, we then reset the machine into the straight position and passed over the ground once more producing a fine tilth. With a little straightening out with a landscape rake, it was ready for seeding.

I would definitely use this machine again. It does a better job than a rotavator, and as it only disturbs the top half inch or so of the soil, you do not have the worry of sinkeage to a new lawn".

Power Rake at Scampston Hall. Feb 2014

"We hired the Turf-Teq power rake to clean up our mile or so of self-binding gravel paths. The paths have been down for over ten years with a large amount of footfall and traffic compacting the gravel down. We also had a problem with the top layer looking dirty and moss covered. The power rake made a fantastic job of breaking up the surface and allowing some of the clearer gravel from below to be brought up to the surface. We were able to adjust the height of the rake so that it did not overwork the gravel or pull up any sub-base. It was also quick - about a day's work to get around all the paths. We will definitely use this machine again. The service from GroundsCare products was also first class".

Paul Smith Head Gardener, Scampston Walled Garden, North Yorkshire.

Call us on 0118 981 1313 to arrange rental, purchase or a demonstration.

P.S. We have a couple of used machines for sale.

Faster, Simpler Surveys

The ZIPLEVEL is a revolutionary survey product. This amazing instrument can work around corners; needs only one person to operate it; is compact and light weight; easy to use; requires virtually no set-up; can store up to 137 plots and does not need line of sight, so can work around corners and obstacles - unlike laser, automatic and dumpy levels!

ziplevel measuring heightZipLevel allows you to measure over any distance or elevation without error and is a valuable addition to any Garden Designer's, Architect's, Civil Engineer's or Landscaper's tool kit. To find out why, either request an on-site demonstration (Tel: 0118 981 1313), or come and see us at the following events:

  1. Executive Hire Show, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Feb 12th & 13th ( on Phoenix Surveying's stand)
  2. UK Concrete Show, NEC, Birmingham, Hall 17, February 27th/28th on GroundsCare Product's Stand D01 and South Survey's Stand A33
  3. Society of Garden Designer's Spring conference, April 26th
  • True one person operation
  • Rapid setup & pack-up
  • Read elevations directly in digits
  • Precise to 2mm or 0.2mm dependent on application
  • NO line-of-sight requirement
  • NO error with distance
  • NO factory calibration
  • NO maths; zero anywhere
  • Unlimited ranges
  • Job site rugged
  • Typical 9V battery life - 1 year

MEASURE SITE LEVELS AND ELEVATIONS FOR:

  • Site preparation and excavation
  • Underground utilities
  • Bases, paths, kerbs, roadways
  • Fencing and decking
  • Landscaping and hardscaping
  • Pool and spa construction
  • Formwork setting
  • Footings and drainage

January 2014
GroundsCare Products at The BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition

Jan 21st – 23rd, GroundsCare Products are exhibiting at The BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) in Harrogate. We shall be exhibiting our full range of TurfTeq, RotoCleanse and ZipLevel products. See us on stand C10.

BTME is Europe's leading showcase for turf professionals and buyers, and with the largest selection of turf care products, machinery and services.

At any UK show, a trip to BTME in Harrogate each January is essential. There is no better place to find the crucial groundscare products that will optimise the quality of your playing surfaces, parks or lawns. Also, it's an unmissable opportunity to further your education and development through BIGGA’s "Continue to Learn programme".

BOOK FOR BTME 2014 NOW! CALL BIGGA AND ASK FOR JILL RODHAM ON 01347 833800 OR EMAIL jill@bigga.co.uk.

Opening times: 9am-5pm Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd and 9am-4pm Thursday 23rd January 2014.

Firmly established as Europe's foremost turf care show, this superb event takes place at Harrogate International Centre over three vibrant days in which Harrogate, UK, becomes the heart of the turf care industry - offering unbeatable networking opportunities.

Also, BIGGA will be hosting over 54 educational Workshops and Seminars over five days in the Queen’s Suite including Fringe Seminar presentations from exhibiting companies - which runs from 19-22 January.

The exhibition encompasses every product in the industry including artificial grass, golf course furniture, drainage, fertilisers, groundscare machinery and equipment, irrigation, mowers, soil biology, spraying, turf and seeds, water, lake and pond management and wetting agents and much more.


August 2013
NEW ZIPLEVEL replaces laser levels

ziplevel measuring heightThe ZIPLEVEL is a revolutionary survey product and is now available to the Hire Industry. It is a precision Level & Altimeter for Landscapers, Builders and Civil Engineers and is far easier to use than a laser or automatic level. This breakthrough in measuring technology enables you to truly work alone to check levels and read elevations directly in unmistakably clear digits. No more staffs, tripods, sensors, time consuming set-up, line-of-sight, error with distance, factory calibration or tiresome computations. ZIPLEVEL allows you to measure over any distance or elevation, even something as thin as a business card, without error-inducing tabulation or maths.

  • True one-person operation
  • Needs only a brief familiarization session
  • Compact and lightweight; easily carried
  • Rapid set-up and pack-up
  • Read elevations directly in digits
  • Precise to 0.2mm
  • NO line of sight needed
  • NO error with distance
  • NO periodic factory calibration
  • NO maths; zero anywhere
  • Unlimited ranges
  • Job site rugged
  • Uses standard, 9v battery - 12 months life

Available from importers GroundsCare Products, the compact, time-saving ZIPLEVEL is a valuable addition to any hire fleet.

Dealers for ZIPLEVEL wanted in some areas.

Society of Garden Designers Conference

society of garden designers logoWe will be attending the Society of Garden Designers Conference on Saturday 16th November 2013 at Tower Room, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7 2AX.

Saints v GroundsCare Products - Latest Result

andy gray receiving rotocleanse pressure washerSouthampton Football Club have recently purchased a GroundsCare RotoCleanse walk-behind professional surface cleaner for general pressure washing of hard surfaces in and around the ground, and for cleaning the rubberized surface around the perimeter of the pitch.

The machine uses twin spinning jets, rotating at 2000rpm, to clean the surface to a uniform, high standard. The heavy duty skirt retains debris and prevents over-spray, thus allowing cleaning to be carried out without the risk of contaminating or damaging nearby objects. It is supplied complete with a 9m hose and lance, so can be used as a traditional pressure washer if needed. Optional lances are available, including one for chewing gum removal.

Andy Gray, Grounds Manager of the Premiership club, hired the machine from us, and was sufficiently pleased with the results that he decided to purchase one.

View product details here.


December 2012
The TurfTeq™ Power Broom and Snow Plough

snow plough blade attachmentPower Sweeper snow clearingSnow has not yet hit most parts of the country but the threat is always there.

We would like to remind you how good the TurfTeq™ Power Broom and Snow Plough are at clearing snow and slush from footpaths, roadways and sports pitches. They are in use at several blue chip sites where it is critical to maintain safe access 24/7 into and out of the site and between buildings.

Both machines are available for long & short term rental as well as purchase.

RotoCleanse High Pressure Rotary Washer

Tristan Stirling of Willow Marsh Garden Care recently hired the RotoCleanse, and this is what he had to say about it:

"Having recently hired the RotoCleanse pressure washer I felt the need to give you some feedback on this relatively new addition to your arsenal of hire equipment. WOW! I have never come across a pressure washer with so much power. The cleaning effectiveness is second to none, the width of it makes cleaning large areas very quick and with the variable power function and lance this really is a one stop solution to pressure cleaning. Great tool!"

rotocleansebefore and after washing before and after washing paviourshalf washed steps

Available for long & short term rental as well as purchase.

TurfTeq™ Power Rake

Hasmead Plc recently hired a TurfTeq™ Power Rake to renovate the self binding gravel paths at 200 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, Reading. Contracts Manager, Hilton Bartlett said:

"The total area originally involved was 250sq m, but the machine performed so well, and did the job so quickly, we decided to tackle a much larger area. We ended up raking all the self binding gravel paths around Longwater Lake, totalling 5280 sqm. I can definitely recommend this machine."

Available for long & short term rental as well as purchase.


May 2012
Birds Love Our Gas

robin and nestWe have had birds nesting in our gas cage again this year, only this time it was a family of robins; usually it’s wagtails.

They all fledged last Thursday, but things went a bit wrong when two of them flew into the warehouse. The parents were in and out all day feeding them, and eventually one of the chicks flew out into the yard, but the other one refused to budge. Despite our efforts to shift him, he was still there on Saturday morning until one of the parents finally managed to coax him out into the big, wide world. After his rather rocky start, we hope he has a good life.

No gas was harmed during the residence of these birds.

Propane and Butane gas bottles are available from our Tadley shop.

groundscare products stand at facilities show
Groundscare Products at Facilities Show

Had a good week at the Facilities Show. Met some old friends and many potential new clients.

Thanks to everyone who dropped in to see us; we’ll be in touch very soon.

Turf Teq Edger/Trencher - Finalist for Hire Award

Well, we didn’t win Product of the Year this time, but many thanks to the Judging Panel for including us in the shortlist, and congratulations to Co-ordination Catering Hire for winning the category.

Winner on the night it wasn’t, but the Turf Teq range of landscape maintenance equipment can be a winner for you.

trencherRelatively new to the UK, the machines are already in use with gardeners, landscapers, local authorities, golf courses, facilities management companies and a number of hire companies. We increasingly receive rental requests from the landscaping community and from home owners, and our immediate target is to establish the range with progressive hire companies in areas where we currently do not have a presence.

Designed to speed up and simplify the maintenance of gardens, parks, estates, golf courses and public paths, the range consists of the following attachments:

  • Power Edger/Trencher – for grassed areas
  • Power Rake – for seedbed and turfing preparation
  • Power Broom – for cleaning hard and soft surfaces
  • Rough-cut Mower – with unique side-shift feature
  • Snowplough

........ all powered by the Honda-engined, walk-behind Turf Teq tractor.

Please contact us for Purchase and Hire information.


April 2012
Turf Teq Edger/Trencher Short Listed for Hire Award

HAE short listed logoThe 'Hire Association of Europe' holds their annual Awards ceremony at the end of April. One of this year's finalists in the 'Product of the Year' category is the unique lawn edging/trenching machine manufactured by Turf Teq®. Relatively new to the UK, this American machine is already in use with Hire companies, landscapers, local authorities, golf courses and facilities management companies.

Designed to speed up and simplify the maintenance of large areas such as parks, estates, golf courses and public paths, it will quickly:

  • Edge flower and shrub beds
  • Create tree circles
  • Edge golf bunkers
  • Trim grass/soil encroachment from paths and kerbs
  • Dig shallow trenches for drainage, irrigation and lawn edging etc.

The machine is powered by a Honda-engined, walk-behind Turf Teq® tractor which will also drive other Turf Teq® attachments such as the Power Rake, Power Broom, Rough Cut Mower and Snow Plough.


October 2010
Snow Plough Customer

snow plough blade attachmentGrounds-care Products are delighted to announce that, Landscaping Contractor SH Goss in Essex are the first to buy the recently launched Snow Plough from the Turf Teq range to add to their fleet of machinery along with the Power Broom they purchased earlier this year.

Responsible for keeping key Blue Chip Client HQ's and Local authorities clear of snow and ice in preparation for winter gritting, some of these sites need to be open 24/7 SH Goss were quick to realise the value of having the Turf Teq machines based at the site.

Don't get caught out this winter!

  • Width - 46" (1168mm), Height - 17" (432mm)
  • Steel dozer blade
  • Pivots 8 deg. to the left and right or works straight ahead
  • Oscillates 6 deg. up and down to cope with uneven ground
  • Replaceable rubbing strip
  • Blade is spring-loaded so it will trip if it hits something solid
  • Driven by Turf Teq's GXV390 Honda engine walk behind tractor
  • Also excellent at shifting snow is the Turf Teq Power Broom

Please contact us for Purchase and Hire information.

Power Broom at Scotsturf 3-4 Nov. 2010

Turf Teq's Power Broom will effortlessly shift at least 150mm (6") of fresh snow or slush, right down to the tarmac, in one pass. Given two passes, it's tough polyester bristles will cut through 75mm (3") of hard-packed snow - see photo. When the snow has gone, use it all year round to sweep tarmac, concrete, brick pavers, grass and artificial turf.

The self- propelled, walk-behind machine features a 46" (1168mm) wide, 2-speed, rotary brush and is driven by Turf Teq's GXV390, Honda-engined tractor . A differential lock comes as standard equipment, ensuring that the machine has maximum traction in slippery conditions. The hydrostatic transmission adjusts immediately, pushing the broom along at anything from a crawl to a brisk walking pace; no need to stop and change gear. Easily adjusted for height and ground pressure, the angle of the 18" (457mm) diameter brush can be instantly altered to sweep ahead, to the left or to the right.

Use it for:

  • Sweeping untreated moss out of tarmac or brick pavers
  • Brushing sand or rubber chips on artificial turf
  • Clearing snow off pathways
  • Sweeping cans, bottles, cartons and other debris from event sites
  • De-thatching and striping grass
  • General removal of grit, leaves, twigs and other debris from almost any surface

The Turf Teq multi-use tractor unit can also drive other Turf Teq attachments such as the Snow Plough, Bed Edger, Trencher, Surface Preparation Power Rake and Brush Cutter.

See the whole range at Scotsturf, on Stand No C5, or phone to book a demonstration.


July 2010
New Product Launch

Remember last winter? Offices, schools, business estates and factories closed because of the snow? Be prepared this winter with Turf Teq's NEW Snow Plough attachment.

Features:
  • Width - 46" (1168mm)
  • Height - 17" (432mm) Steel scraping blade
  • Pivots 8 deg. to the left and right or works straight ahead
  • Oscillates 6 deg. up and down to cope with uneven ground
  • Blade is spring-loaded so it will trip if it hits something solid
  • Replaceable rubbing strip

Don't get caught out again, orders being taken at launch show, Saltex 2010. See them working at Stand V51/51a.

Also on show will be the award-winning Power Edger/Trencher, Surface Preparation Rake, Power Broom and Brush Cutter. All these quick-change, walk-behind attachments are powered by the same GXV390, hydrostatic Honda tractor.


April 2010
Northern Misery Relief

Just when we thought Spring had finally arrived, winter has returned bringing with it snow, ice and gales, in particular to the northern half of the country.

How to deal with it quickly and efficiently….Sweep all your troubles away with our robust power broom. The photos show you how efficient it is at sweeping either soft, powdery snow or the hard-packed variety.

The Turf Teq Power Broom will sweep just about any surface, including tarmac, concrete, grass and artificial turf. Its tough polyester bristles effortlessly shift up to 6" of fresh snow or slush, right down to the tarmac, in one pass.

The self- propelled, walk-behind machine features a 46" (1168mm) wide, 2-speed, rotary brush and is driven by a GXV390, Honda power unit fitted with a differential lock, thus giving improved traction and allowing easy operation on any surface, including steep inclines.

The hydrostatic transmission adjusts immediately to suit the conditions, pushing the broom along at anything from a crawl to a brisk walking pace. Easily adjusted for height and ground pressure, the angle of the 18" (457mm) diameter brush can be instantly altered to sweep ahead, to the left or to the right.

Use it for tasks as diverse as:

  • Sweeping untreated moss out of tarmac or brick paviours
  • Brushing sand or rubber chips on artificial turf
  • Clearing snow off pathways
  • Sweeping cans, bottles, cartons and other debris from event sites
  • De-thatching and striping grass · cleaning up cricket squares
  • General removal of grit, leaves, twigs and other debris from almost any surface

IN STOCK NOW FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY.

Alternatively, you can hire it from selected outlets up and down the country - please call us for details.


March 2010
HIRE Turfteq machines from as little as £60 a day

The machines can be hired anywhere in the UK, with delivery either from our depot or from your nearest stocking hire outlet.

Customer Services Manager, Angela Alexander said the range had proved so popular she has recently added two more Edger's to the hire fleet to cope with demand. She explained:

"Our team has a comprehensive knowledge of all the Turf Teq equipment. We offer comprehensive operation instructions and usage hints for new users, and a refresher for those who have rented previously. These innovative Turf Teq machines not only save time, but are simple and robust to use and achieve outstanding results"

Director Paul Errington founded the company and explained why hiring is so popular:

"Much of the equipment we offer would represent a significant outlay if people had to buy rather than hire, so there can be real savings - especially if the equipment is only needed for a short time or unique job. We offer hire periods as short as a day, with other rates for two days, a weekend, a week or longer. They are tailored to suit the range of customers who use us, and the jobs they undertake."

"We take care of the maintenance and service which can be a very unwelcome task for a tradesman at the end of a tiring week - or maybe doesn't get done at all. By hiring from us, he can be sure it will have been thoroughly inspected in our own workshops, and will be safe and ready to work when he hires it."

For prices and availability, please call our hire desk on 0118 9819619


Spring into action with ground preparation

As the ground starts to dry out after the winter period, landscapers and maintenance professionals start to work on grassed areas ready for the year ahead. The Turf Teq Surface Preparation Rake is the ideal machine for quickly preparing a level, fine-textured bed ready for seeding or turfing.

 

There are three basic operations the power rake performs:

CLEARING
  • Rakes stones and small rocks from the soil surface (angles left or right to windrow debris).
TILLING
  • Breaks up and prepare soil within a depth range of 3 to 25mm.
LEVELLING
  • With its 36 inch wide drum, the Power Rake quickly produces a level, smooth seedbed. Gives a rough-raked finish in a fraction of the time taken using traditional methods.

2010 Exhibitions Attendance

Expo stand at Harrogate BTME showExpo stand at executive hire showA hectic start to the year for the GroundsCare team with three shows in the space of four weeks!

First trip out for Paul and Angela was to exhibit at the BTME show in Harrogate back in January. Despite the recent snow and miserable weather the show proved an inspiring benchmark for the New Year with lots of new and old customers stopping by and as always, considerable interest in the machines on show.

Back for a week and this time the three amigos donned their red attire and headed for the Executive Hire Show in Coventry. A first for us and we were hugely pleased with the reception and interest shown. The Hire Industry proved receptive to the American machinery and we look forward to keeping you posted on the latest hire shops to acquire the fleet.

Giving the two girls a break and after just one day back, Paul headed off overseas to the American Rental Show in Atlanta, USA. He joined Randy and Jim, Turf Teq manufacturers and designers to help out and brainstorm new ideas for this year's developments.

Back for a few weeks rest?? No chance!!

Back out on the road in the mighty GroundsCare truck for a flurry of demonstrations and hires booked up and down the country. You can catch the trio at the next show in the calendar, the Hard Landscaping Show in Coventry on the 24th and 25th March 2010.


December 2009
Irish eyes are smiling………

Autolawn at Salthill Devon fc.Hugh Walsh is the face behind the successful Dublin based company, AutoLawn. Hugh met Paul through a mutual contact from Irish shipping company, Curtis & Lee. After coming along to the Kildare Show in August 2008 he secured the dealership for the full Turf Teq range and now is the sole importer of the range for Southern Ireland.

Autolawn have the complete range in stock and Hugh is kept busy (and warm) driving all over the country doing equipment demonstrations.

Having recently sold a Power Broom to Salthill Devon Football Club, Hugh has high hopes to sweep Ireland up and edge a few golf bunkers along the way.

Hugh covers the Republic of Ireland and his contact details can be found on our website alongside other dealers for Northern Ireland and the West of Scotland.


Land yourself with an Edger for those winter tasks

Land Engineering, Scotland's largest grounds maintenance provider, has a strong reputation for delivering high quality services to public and private sector clients. A BALI award-winning soft landscape contractor, Land Engineering have one of the largest full-time capabilities within the Scottish landscape sector.

power edging grass vergeCovering a wide geographical area spanning the Scottish mainland and islands, the company makes good use of their Turf Teq edging machines. As the weather changes and daylight hours reduce, their maintenance programmes become geared to re-instating and re-defining bed and border edges that have become damaged or indistinct during the summer months.

The Power Edger makes light work of the tedious task of edging. Unique in the UK market, it sports a range of blades designed for bed and pathway maintenance. With the emphasis on cost reduction without compromising high maintenance standards, local authorities, maintenance companies and universities are finding it a must-have addition to their fleet.

  • Re-instate bed and border edges
  • Create new landscaping beds and tree rings
  • Edge pathways, pitches and kerbs with the NEW Hard Edge blade
  • Redefine pitch, bunker and grass edges using the Groomer blade
  • Dig shallow slits and trenches; perfect for spot drainage
  • Dig a French drain with no damage to the surrounding grass
  • Install path edging, low voltage cables or brick edgings
  • Groomer Blade, Opening Blade, Hard Edging Blade and Trenching Blades
  • Trench sizes range from ½" to 5" width and up to 7" depth


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Power Sweeper snow clearingSnow, leaves, moss, ice, grit and more snow…..How to deal with it quickly and efficiently….Sweep all your troubles away with the robust power broom.

The Turf Teq Power Broom will sweep just about any surface, including tarmac, concrete, grass and artificial turf. Its tough polypropylene J bristles effortlessly shift dust, dirt, grit, moss, leaves, twigs, snow and other debris from any surface.

The self- propelled, walk-behind machine features a 46" (1168mm) wide, 2-speed, rotary brush and is driven by a Honda power unit. The hydrostatic transmission adjusts immediately to suit the conditions, pushing the broom along at anything from a crawl to a brisk walking pace. Easily adjusted for height and ground pressure, the angle of the 18" (457mm) diameter brush can be instantly altered to sweep ahead, to the left or to the right.

Use it for tasks as diverse as:

  • sweeping untreated moss out of tarmac or brick paviours<
  • brushing sand or rubber chips on artificial turf
  • clearing snow off pathways
  • sweeping cans, bottles, cartons and other debris from event sites
  • de-thatching and striping grass
  • cleaning up cricket squares and wickets
  • general removal of grit, leaves, twigs and other debris from almost any surface

November 2009
IOG ScotsTurf

sue errington with elwood plate awardThe long trip to Scotland is now a regular feature in our calendar. It's always nice to see existing and new customers from north of the Border, and interest in the innovative and time-saving TufTeq™ products is as high as ever.

This year was additionally worthwhile because we won the Elwood Plate for best stand in the medium (50 to 99 sq m) category. In 2007, we won the Skirving Shield for best stand in the up to 50 sq m category, all we have to do now is book a 100 sq m stand for next year……..hmm, perhaps not!


Sue Errington with the Elwood Plate, pictured right.

Hire The TurfTeq™ Range

Did you know that the full range of TurfTeq™ equipment is available for short term hire and long term lease either from ourselves or from selected hire outlets?

Maybe your capital equipment budget will not stretch to buying the machine you need, or perhaps you would like to use it for a week or two to make sure you really like it. If so, why not hire it?

Hire can offer significant savings, especially if the equipment is only needed for a short time or a one-off job. Hire periods as short as a day are available, and there are also rates for two days, a weekend, a week or longer.

The hire company buys the machine and absorbs the depreciation. They take care of the maintenance and servicing; deliver and collect the machine if requested; replaces or repairs it if necessary and can give you some goods tips on how to get the best out of it. By hiring from a reputable rental company, you can be sure the machine will have been thoroughly inspected and test run prior to the hire, and will be safe and ready to work. It also gives you an opportunity to try before you buy! People often don't appreciate just how much work the machines will do for them. Hiring gives you the opportunity to see how versatile they are, and how easy they are to use. For hire rates and seasonal offers, phone 0118 981 1313.

Please note, all prices quoted exclude delivery, collection and VAT. Please ask for delivery charges.


One Tractor - Four Machines for Autumn Jobs

Autumn and winter are the seasons when you can get really busy with the Edger and the Broom, but the other attachments need not be idle. Here are some jobs you can do with the machines now that the growing season is nearly over:

Use the award-winning Power Edger/Trencher to:

  • Tidy up damaged bed edges and borders
  • Cut the overhang off golf bunkers
  • Cut the overhanging grass/soil from kerbs and path edges
  • Straighten the edges of golf buggy paths
  • Ring trees
  • Dig trenches for bulb or hedge planting
  • Sand-slit areas that are known drainage trouble spots

Use the Power Broom for:

  • Sweeping leaves and other debris from grassed areas
  • Re-distributing filler material (sand or rubber chips) on artificial pitches
  • Removing moss from tennis courts, paths, car parks and brick paviours
  • Distribute the excess soil from mole hills and worm casts
  • Sweep scarification debris off cricket squares prior to re-seeding

Use the Surface Preparation Power Rake to:

  • Slit lawns and cricket pitches prior to re-seeding
  • Level out hollows and bumps in lawned areas, leaving a fine tilth ready for seed or turf
  • Spread and level topsoil
  • Repair damage to grassed areas at exhibition and event sites

Use the award-winning Brush Cutter to:

  • Clear up rough grass and scrub before winter sets in
  • Cut tall grass, weeds, brush and small saplings
  • Cut under hedges; the unique side-swing feature will keep your hands clear of the brambles

October 2009
IOG Saltex clean-up

Exhibition clean-up contractors, Sagum Events, used the Turf Teq Surface Preparation Power Rake to help with re-instatement of damaged areas of the Windsor Racecourse showground following the 2009 IOG Saltex show.

Contract manager, Dave Thorne, said "We made good use of the Rake, particularly on small areas where it is more convenient than using a tractor-mounted machine. The rake quickly reduced the soil to a fine, level tilth ready for re-seeding".

Sagum, who are based at East Grinstead in Sussex, specialize in cleaning up and doing minor re-instatement works at exhibition sites throughout the south of England.

Power Rake Details


brush cutter swivelled to leftMay 2009
Award for TurfTeqTM Brush Cutter

The new TurfTeqTM Brush Cutter has been awarded the prestigious AE 50 Award presented by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE).

It features an innovative, variable-angle cutting deck that pivots incrementally to the left, up to 300mm (12 ins) beyond the handle bars. This allows the operator to cut under hedges, fences and trees whilst keeping hands and controls clear of the vegetation. On hill sides, the pivot feature adds stability to the machine by increasing overall ground contact.

brush cutterThe walk-behind machine is used for clearing brush, weeds, tall grasses and any overgrown areas that are unsuitable for a finish mower. It is driven by the standard TurfTeqTM, GXV390 Honda-engined tractor which has fully hydrostatic forward and reverse drive which eliminates the need to stop and change gear to increase or decrease speed. The tractor also features a differential lock for maximum productivity whilst operating in a variety of conditions.

The multi use tractor with quick-attach will also operate Turf Teq's Power Edger, Power Broom and Surface Preparation Rake.

Brush Cutter details

For price and availability of the Brush Cutter attachment, please contact Lorna on 0118 981 1313.


December 2008
Hard Edge Blade

hard edge blade in actionHow often do you see grass spreading untidily over the top of kerbs or onto pathways? TurfTeqTM have recently developed a blade suitable for tackling this problem. It fits the standard Edger/Trencher machine, and we should have stock in UK by the middle of December. Meanwhile, we have a prototype, which is available for demonstrations.

This additional capability will considerably enhance the versatility of the Edger/Trencher.

To book a demo, please contact Lorna on 0118 981 1313.

The tasks performed by the Edger/Trencher are as follows:

With Groomer blade

  • Grooms edges of existing flower and shrub beds
  • Grooms golf course bunker edges.
  • Grooms tree rings

With Hard Edge blade

  • Cuts grass/soil against kerbs and other hard edges

With Opener blade

  • Re-establishes the edge, gulley and soil profile of damaged or neglected bed edges
  • Digs the outline of new beds or bunkers
  • Digs new tree rings; re-establishes existing ones

With Trenching blades

  • Dig drainage channels
  • Sand slitting
  • Plant whips e.g. for hedging
  • Install edgings such as log roll, gravel boards or bricks
  • Install rabbit fencing, electronic pet fence, auto-mower guide wires and low voltage cables
  • Carry out root pruning and stump grinding

scots turf 2008
Scots Turf 08 Review

We recently attended Scots Turf 2008 with the fleet of equipment.

Was good to see familiar faces from last year and new visitors alike.

Introducing the Hard Edging Blade and showing the Mower Deck for the first time proved popular amongst the industry professionals and we look forward to returning to Scotland over the coming weeks for demonstrations.


October 2008
New Feature - Seasonal Advice


turfteq sweeper / broom, rake and edgerDiscover the 'Hire' Edge

County Hire has recently added the full range of TurfTeqTM to their hire fleet.

The response has been very encouraging, with enquiries coming from a wide range of users including Landscapers, Builders, Estate Managers, Colleges, and Golf Courses.

Hire Desk Controller, Richard Jankowski is delighted with the new additions:

"We can thoroughly recommend these products. Our customers have been very keen and are impressed with the ease of use, excellent results and ruggedness of the machines. All the machines have been out during the first month; the Power Rake and Sweeper have been particularly busy."

For hire rates, delivery charges throughout the country and booking information, please contact Richard on 0118 981 9619


July, 2008
TurfTeqTM wins at Kildare

Following its similar success at IOG Scotsturf 2007, the TurfeqTM Edger/Trencher won the 2008 Best New Product award at the Kildare Growers' Show (July 24th and 25th). The annual event, held at Punchestown racecourse near Naas, Eire, attracted entries from several of the main horticultural equipment dealers in Ireland.

Accepting the award on behalf of importers, GroundsCare Products, Paul Errington said,

"I am delighted with this award, which underlines the continuing success of this innovative American product. The TurfTeqTM machine is easily the best in its class, and offers the user considerable time savings compared to traditional equipment".

The TurfTeqTM range of Power Edger/Trenchers, Power Rakes and Power Sweepers can be seen next at IOG Saltex (Sept 2nd to 4th at Windsor Racecourse, near Heathrow).


June, 2008
d a forgieExpanding Dealer Network

GroundsCare Products have recently appointed two new dealers for their TurfTeqTM range of landscape maintenance machinery:

  • Northern Ireland & Donegal - D.A. Forgie, Limavady.
  • West Scotland - Fraser Robb, Glasgow.

Marketing Executive, Lorna Bradfield says,

"We are delighted to announce their appointment, and look to working with them over the coming months".


January, 2008
TurfTeqTM at the cutting edge in Harrogate

At Harrogate Week in January, GroundsCare Products introduced the TurfTeqTM range of landscape machinery to customers and dealers in the north of England.

American company, TurfTeqTM, manufactures a range of walk-behind Power Rakes, Edgers and Power Brushes aimed at the commercial landscaper, sports industry and the equipment rental market. The machines can all be driven by the same Honda® hydrostatic power unit, thus offering economies of purchase for the operator.

Senior Demonstrator, Steve Adkins, said,

"We received many enquiries, and have already booked demonstrations across the UK and Europe. This is a great start to 2008, and I am looking forward to the introduction of a rough-cut mower attachment in the Spring".

Pleased with the success of the TurfTeqTM range in the UK, Paul Errington, Managing Director of GroundsCare Products, said,

"We were delighted with the interest shown by customers and press alike, particularly in the Edger which has been proved to save hours of laborious hand edging on larger contracts. The build quality and versatility of all the machines has impressed everyone who has seen them, and we are looking forward to a successful 2008".


November, 2007
paul errington receiving best stand awardNew bed/bunker edger is a winner!

TurfTeq's Power Edger won the Innovative New Product award for medium size plant and equipment at IOG ScotsTurf this year.

TurfTeqTM equipment is imported by GroundsCare Products, whose Marketing Supervisor, Lorna Bradfield, said,

"This was the first time TurfTeq's machinery had been on show in Scotland, and the long drive up from Hampshire was well worth it. We were very pleased with the amount of interest shown by potential users, and are currently booking demonstrations across the southern half of the country".

Delighted with the award won by the Power Edger, Paul Errington, Managing Director of GroundsCare Products, said,

"We were unsure what to expect as Scotsturf is a much smaller show than IOG Saltex. In the event, it exceeded our expectations, and we were very pleased with the contacts we have made and the interest shown by potential customers and dealers alike. We shall definitely be back next year".

To cap a very successful two days, GroundsCare Products were awarded the Skirving Shield for Best Stand (up to 50sq m category).


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