Landscape & Amenity

May 2018

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Street Furniture & Pedestrianisation Workwear & Protective Clothing ATVs, UTVs and Work Trucks Spotlight on the urban envrionment Page 12-13 The right clothing for the right jobs Page 14 New product launches and innovation. Page 29-32 Product News EMAIL: 03 03 L a n d s c a p e & A m e n i t y w w w . l a n d s c a p e a n d a m e n i t y. c o m May 2018 Special Feature Professional Groundscare supplement Combination Turf Groomer From SCH (Supplies) Ltd, our 4GCS is the ideal multi tasking unit to groom pitches prior to use or after play. With its slitter, rake, brush and roller, this adjustable groomer is priced at just £1,854.00 plus VAT. Contact us today for a brochure on this and our many other turf and artificial pitch maintenance machines. Telephone 01473 328272 Email The Landscape Apprenticeships Trailblazer group of employers has received government approval to develop new l a n d s c a p e a p p r e n t i c e s h i p schemes in England. The 20 employers came together last year, with the support of the Landscape Institute, to develop proposals for employer-led landscape apprenticeships. The proposals were also supported by the Institute of Place Management. The two approved schemes are the landscape assistant scheme, a Level 4 qualifi cation, and the landscape professional scheme – a Level 7 qualifi cation leading to Chartered Membership of the Landscape Institute. The Trailblazer group will now begin designing the apprenticeship standards to defi ne the competencies required Building on the foundations of the Ransomes MP wide area mower platform, the all-new HM600 features a powerful 65.2hp Kubota turbo diesel engine and has been developed to meet the expanding needs of grounds maintenance teams. The HM600, developed from the ground up by Textron Specialized New Ransomes HM600 features Müthing heavy duty fl ail heads The chainsaw of the future for each apprenticeship. The group plans to consult on the draft standards in May this year, with the aim of having the schemes ready for delivery in early 2019. Once ready for delivery, the schemes will be open to all employers who are interested in taking on landscape apprentices in England. Larger employers paying the Apprenticeship Levy will be able to use their Levy contributions to fund training costs. Smaller employers will have access to government funding. Initially due to the fact that apprenticeships are a devolved policy area the apprenticeships will only be available in England. The Landscape Institute is wishing to explore apprenticeship opportunities in other devolved nations in the future. Poppy Smith, Head of External Affairs at the Landscape Vehicles, has a cutting width of 3.2m (1.6m at front) with all mowers engaged, combining a high cutting capacity with exceptional productivity. In fact, the HM600 has the potential to save operators up to 21.5% on cost per each m2 cut over established less productive models. The new STIHL MS 500i is the world's fi rst chainsaw with electronic fuel injection and a never-before achieved power- to-weight ratio. With the MS 500i, STIHL presents the world's fi rst standard chainsaw with electronically controlled fuel injection, consolidating its position as a technology leader. The STIHL injection technology not only provides the chainsaw of the future with incredible torque, but also ensures rapid acceleration of the saw chain from 0 to 100 km/h in just 0.25 seconds.Thanks to the intelligent lightweight design, the MS 500i is also outstanding with the best ever power-to- weight ratio - 1.24 kilograms per kilowatt, an exemplarily low value never achieved before by series- manufactured chainsaws. Further details are available on page 5. STIHL Institute, said: "We have had great support in developing this initiative from our board of trustees, advisory council and members, all of whom agree that apprenticeships can help us to develop new skills and talent for the profession and increase the diversity of new entrant. "This is really exciting opportunity and we look forward The size and design of the HM600 brings new levels of versatility to fl ail mowing. It is superbly manoeuvrable, can turn fast and cut close to parkland furniture. The fingertip control of i n d i v i d u a l u n i t s m a k e s trimming around obstacles easy. Operators can then fold up all Government gives green light for landscape apprenticeships to supporting the Trailblazer Group in their ongoing work to prepare these apprenticeships for delivery." Colin Pill, of lead employer T y l e r G r a n g e L L P a n d chair of Trailblazer group, said apprenticeships are a fantastic way to combine work experience with off-the-job training and give employers the opportunity to bring new talent into their business. "We now have a lot of work to do now in making sure the apprenticeship standards refl ect the requirements of employers across the landscape profession," he added. Landscape Institute units securely to transport easily between work areas and access confi ned sites. The unique combination of this versatility and productivity can eradicate the need for a second mowing team to travel to the same location. "We have developed the HM600 to tackle some of the issues that grounds maintenance teams face such as extended cut cycles and an increase in the variation of topographies," Lee Kristensen, Ransomes Product Manager, said. "The HM600 features mulching technology from Müthing, ensuring a superior after- cut appearance, and an even spread of clippings even in wet conditions. The cutting units also feature rear rollers so the option to stripe sports pitches or fi ner turf is available." Ransomes

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