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2018 MOWING SEASON STARTS 3 WEEKS LATER THAN 2017

According to Cub Cadet's survey

The wettest March in a decade, followed by mini-heat wave, has delayed the 2018 mowing season by over three weeks...

TRAILBLAZER APPRENTICESHIPS

Industry standards explained at special workshop

Over 50 dealers and industry representatives attended a full day workshop outlining the new Trailblazer...

CITY & GUILDS MEDALS FOR EXCELLENCE AWARDED TO INDUSTRY MEMBERS

One industry, one college – two medals

Two representatives of the landbased engineering sector, Luke Hill of Ernest Doe and Matt Davis of Kubota UK, have...

JCB ANNOUNCE £50 MILLION NEW PLANT

Will double production of cabs

JCB have announced an investment of more than £50 million in a new British plant which will create hundreds of jobs...

HONDA'S MEAN MOWER V2 BREAKS COVER

Looking to retake world record for fastest lawnmower

Honda (UK) is out to reclaim the crown for the world’s fastest lawnmower with a target speed of 150mph in its...

KUBOTA TO BUILD NEW EURO R&D CENTRE FOR TRACTORS

Investing €55 million

Company announces that the new site is to be located in Crépy-en-Valois, France and will be fully operational in 2020.

MST OPEN NEW SOMERSET DEALERSHIP

New premises in South Petherton

The new Somerset depot, which had its grand opening on Wednesday this week, is the latest investment for MST as part...

RADIO CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED BY GARDEN TRADER

Promoting signed up dealers

Test campaign spots launched today at radio stations in regions with strong populations of Garden Trader signed up...

NEW HOLLAND APPOINT BUSINESS DIRECTOR UK & ROI

Pat Smith joins from T H White Agriculture

Pat Smith has joined New Holland upon the retirement of Andrew Watson, after 31 years with the company.

DUNCAN MARTIN RETIRES FROM STIGA UK

Stepping down after 44 years in the industry

Gary Whitney to take over as managing director of STIGA UK, as Duncan Martin announces he is taking time out in order...

ARIENS PROMOTE DARREN SPENCER TO VP EMEA & ASIA

As changes to the international business organisation announced

Ariens Company say changes are aimed at "putting more focus on the specific needs of the international market in the...

DEALER'S TRACTOR SCHOLARSHIP RETURNS

Partnering Duchy College Rosewarne

Vincent Tractors and Plant are continuing to support the next generation of land-based engineers with the launch of...

DAVID HART APPOINTED KUBOTA UK MD

Joins from John Deere

Kubota Holdings Europe has announced the appointment of David Hart as managing director of Kubota (U.K.) Ltd.

STRONG TRACTOR REGISTRATIONS DURING MAY

Over 20% up on figures for May 2017

According to figures released by the AEA, May 2018 saw the highest levels of tractor registrations for a May since 2014.

PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD FOR SERVICE DEALER'S MARTIN

Service Dealer freelance features editor Martin Rickatson was awarded the British Guild of Agricultural...

SELLARS BUY BACK MINORTY SHAREHOLDING FROM CLAAS

And announce opening of new depot

One of Scotland's largest CLAAS machinery dealerships will return to being 100% locally and family owned, controlled...

VINCENT TRACTORS UNVEIL NEW NAME

Better reflects the nature of the business

After 52 years, Fraddon based Cornish machinery supplier, Vincent Tractors is changing its name to Vincent Tractors...

KUBOTA LAUNCH ONLINE SHOP FOR DEALERS

Dedicated online merchandise store

The new Kubota Shop will give dealers and distributors from the company's European network instant access to their...

INDUSTRY INVITED TO 'APPRENTICESHIP STANDARDS' WORKSHOP

Delivered by LE-TEC

The Landbased Training and Education Committee has teamed up with Pershore College to offer industry partners,...

GARDENCARE APPOINTS CENTRAL SPARES

Central Spares' network of dealers will now be offered the entire Gardencare machinery range in addition to a full...

FIRST 'DROP & MOW' ROBOTIC MOWER HITS UK

The Ambrogio L60 Deluxe robotic mower, which operates without a perimeter wire, is now available for interested...

NIGEL LOVATT RETIRES FROM REESINK

Following 17 years with the business

Reesink Turfcare has announced the retirement of Nigel Lovatt with "great sadness and genuine gratitude" for the role...

STRONG START FOR SERVICE DEALER IN IRELAND

The first issue of Service Dealer Weekly Update Ireland was sent on Monday this week - and was met with excellent...

KUBOTA APPOINTMENT TO SUPPORT DEALERS

New field service manager role

Kubota UK has announced the appointment of Martin Tyler as its field service manager.

SERVICE DEALER WEEKLY UPDATE TO LAUNCH IN IRELAND

For groundscare and ag dealers

We are delighted to announce the exciting launch for independent machinery dealers in Ireland of Service Dealer...

REESINK MAKE A FINETURF CHOICE

Reesink Turfcare has welcomed Fineturf Machinery as its new appointed dealer for Toro golf and fine turf machinery,...

ERNEST DOE IS LATEST ETESIA DEALER

Esher branch in Surrey

Ernest Doe’s Surrey customers will now be able to choose from Etesia's 12 product families which includes ride-on...

ROBIN NETTLE

Headed Winchester Garden Machinery for 47 years

Robin Nettle, co-founder of Winchester Garden Machinery has passed away after a short illness.

CLIVE PINNOCK RETIRES FROM REESINK TURFCARE

Described as a 'training trailblazer'

After 34 years, Clive Pinnock is retiring from Reesink Turfcare and the training department he helped develop.

MAJOR OWEN GO FOR GOLD

For a sixth year running North Wales dealer Major Owen Ltd. has been awarded Gold for Kubota Dealer Service Excellence.

BARRUS FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH CEUK

Range of products for arboricultural and forestry industries

The Cutting-Edge saws brand, including Trojan Handsaws and Stallion Telescopic Polesaws, offered to Barrus' extensive...

ENTER 2018's DEALER OF THE YEAR AWARDS NOW

Make sure your dealership is in the running

Entries are now open for this year’s Dealer of The Year competition - and dealers can nominate themselves via the...

KJ STONEMAN JOINS TYM NETWORK

Extends coverage in mid & north Devon

Move provides the family-run dealer’s customer base of landscape and amenity customers with a comprehensive compact...

AGCO ACADEMY APPRENTICES COLLECT AWARDS

Continual development is key

11 AGCO Agricultural Engineering Apprentices and Parts Apprentices were recognised during a lavish awards ceremony.

MORRIS CORFIELD OPEN NEW BRANCH

Purpose-built facility near Hereford

One of the west of England’s largest agricultural machinery dealership’s, Morris Corfield, has opened a new...

HUSQVARNA GROUP ACQUIRE SHARE OF FRANKLIN ROBOTICS

25% of Boston-based start-up

Robotics company has developed 'Tertill', a solar-powered weeding robot for vegetable and flower gardens.

STAFFS DEALER SWITCHES TO MCCORMICK

Drops existing Valtra franchise

David Eaton Tractors Ltd has grasped an opportunity to expand with more staff and a larger trading area by taking on...

STIHL LAUNCH A WORLD'S FIRST

First standard chainsaw with electronically controlled fuel injection

STIHL has launched the MS 500i, which they boast is the world’s first standard chainsaw with electronic fuel...

KUBOTA ANNOUNCED AS GOLD SPONSOR

Of Service Dealer Conference & Awards

Kubota has been confirmed as the latest sponsor for this year's Service Dealer Conference and Awards.

TRACTOR REGISTRATIONS

Down on March last year, but some optimism

Tractor registrations were down by 6.8% in March, a traditional strong sales month

EQUIPMENT WORTH TENS OF THOUSANDS STOLEN

From mid-Wales dealer

£5000 reward offered by RVW Pugh Ltd, who have fallen victim to thieves stealing specialist Fendt equipment from...

GARDEN TRADER OWNER MAKES INDUSTRY PLEDGE

All revenue to be ploughed back in to promoting the dealer network

After a strong 12 months, Duncan Murray-Clarke (owner of the Garden Trader website) has announced that any revenue...

DEALER CHANGES FOR RANSOMES

In north of England

Ransomes Jacobsen has announced several changes to sales territories in the north of England and Wales to, they...

ALEXA, LET'S MOW!

Husqvarna launches voice control for robotic mowers

At an event at their Newton Aycliffe base yesterday (March 15 2018), Husqvarna announced that their...

HONDA (UK) ANNOUNCED AS A GOLD SPONSOR

Of 2018 Service Dealer Conference & Awards

Returning to the Oxford Belfry Hotel this November, the Service Dealer Conference & Awards will...

JOHN DEERE TO ACQUIRE KING AGRO

Carbon fibre technology manufacturer

Deere & Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire King Agro, a leading, privately-held...

SENIOR APPOINTMENT AT MTD SPECIALITY TURF PRODUCTS

New Director of Sales and Marketing

MTD have announced the appointment of Tony Whelan as the new Director of Sales and Marketing for their Specialty...

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

For the Service Dealer Conference & Awards

You can now register your interest for this year's Service Dealer Conference & Awards which takes place...

NEW RANGE OF ROBOT MOWERS COMING TO UK

Including a 'drop & go' model which requires no installation

Magic Distribution, (a trade division of Mower Magic Ltd) the specialist robotic mower distributor in the UK, has...

LTA UNDERGOES 10 YEAR REVIEW

Accreditation scheme for technicians and parts personnel

The Landbased Training Accreditation Scheme, formerly Landbased Technician Accreditation Scheme, offers a career...

TRACTOR REGISTRATIONS SLOW IN FEBRUARY

As anticipated

The AEA have released figures which show that, as anticipated, UK registrations of agricultural...

DEERE TOP THE (OLD) CHARTS ONCE AGAIN

Market shares for 2016 announced

John Deere maintained tractor registration market leadership in 2016, but dropped market share by just over 2% on the...

ETESIA UK ANNOUNCED AS A GOLD SPONSOR

Of 2018 Service Dealer Conference & Awards

Returning to the Oxford Belfrey Hotel this November, the Service Dealer Conference & Awards will benefit from Etesia...

SCAM WARNING AS TOOL SHARPENERS RETURN

Dealers need to be aware say BAGMA

We have heard that 'particularly nasty' tool sharpening scammers, who were targeting dealers last year, are doing the...

BOOST TO RECRUITMENT

New careers brochure launched

A new careers guide aimed at informing school leavers and others of the wide range of opportunities in the...

PA TURNEY IN 33 RANSOMES MACHINE DEAL

With Continental Lanndscapes

Dealership has nurtured the relationship between the companies for more than two decades.

PRESENTATION MADE TO BAGMA'S RETIRING ALASDAIR STRAKER

At the Curling In Stirling Event this week

Alasdair Straker, BAGMA's Business Development Manager based in Scotland, had a special presentation made to him...

DAVE ROBERTS PARTS COMPANY WITH KUBOTA UK

Change of managing director

Service Dealer has learned that Dave Roberts has left his position as Managing Director of Kubota (U.K.) Limited to...

MARK ORMOND APPOINTED NEW MD OF MANITOU

Joins from SAME Deutz-Fahr

Company says Mark brings significant experience in the management of capital equipment suppliers in the UK and ROI,...

HUSQVARNA ANNOUNCED AS A GOLD SPONSOR

Of 2018 Service Dealer Conference & Awards

Returning to the Oxford Belfrey Hotel this November, the Service Dealer Conference & Awards will once again benefit...

DEALER AREA CHANGES FOR DOOSON

In Scotland Central Belt

The Central Belt region of Scotland will now be handled jointly by the company’s dealers, James Gordon Ltd...

TILLAGE LIVE HEADS TO SCOTLAND

2018 event to take place in Dunbar

The event, which is being held on Wednesday 26th September 2018, will include working demonstrations, a static...

STUDENT AWARDS LAUNCHED FOR LAND-BASED INDUSTRY

By CNH Industrial and IAgrE

Two awards are directed at undergraduates and post-graduates and will be made for a dissertation/thesis demonstrating...

TALLIS AMOS GROUP TAKES ON BS MOWERS

Acquires the trade and assets of Bristol based professional dealer

To provide continuity to customers in the area, all the BS Mowers staff have been retained and the dealership will...

SURGE IN DECEMBER TRACTOR REGISTRATIONS

Ahead of new regulations which came into force on Jan 1st 2018

AEA say UK registrations of new agricultural tractors in December 2017 reached 1,360 units - well over double the...

BLEC MAKE NEW DEALER APPOINTMENT

Acorn Tractors based in Derbyshire

The first new BLEC dealer under the stewardship of Charterhouse Turf Machinery, was announced at BTME this week as...

LAMMA SHOW FORCED TO CANCEL SECOND DAY

Due to high winds

The final LAMMA taking place at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, was forced to close a day early...

BTME MAKE CHANGES FOR 2019

Announcement made ahead of next week's event

On the eve of BTME 2018, BIGGA has announced major changes that reveal how the turf management exhibition will look...

STIHL ANNOUNCED AS PLATINUM SPONSOR

Of 2018 Service Dealer Conference & Awards

Returning to the Oxford Belfrey Hotel this November, the Service Dealer Conference & Awards will once again benefit...

TNS GROUP TO DISTRIBUTE MAJOR IN EAST

Full range of equipment.

Major Equipment Ltd has appointed Thurlow Nunn Standen Ltd as the new distributor for its Major ag and groundscare...

BIGWOODS AGRI TAKE ON VALTRA

New dealers for Somerset and parts of Devon

Taunton dealership have served noticed with SDF UK, but will support customers with parts and service until another...

BURDEN BROS AGRI APPOINTS

New Branch Manager for Framfield

John Deere dealers for Kent, Sussex and Surrey, have announced the appointment of Cara Jeffery to the position of...

LES MALIN APPOINTED MD OF ETESIA UK

Following Patrick Vives retirement

In his third successive promotion, Les Malin has been appointed as the new managing director of Etesia UK with...

KRAMP UK ANNOUNCED AS PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

Of 2018 Service Dealer Conference & Awards

Returning to the Oxford Belfrey Hotel this November, the Service Dealer Conference & Awards will once again benefit...

MOST READ SERVICE DEALER STORIES OF 2017

Top Ten revealed

Find out which stories were the most read in this Service Dealer Update during the past year.

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