Franchise news 2020
As our existing clients will know, we are an independent business with a firm multi-franchise policy, to enable us to offer every customer exactly the right product for their specific needs.
We look at not only the quality and performance of the brands we sell, but also the price, warranty and parts back-up etc. to ensure you get the best value and long-term service.
Once we sign up to a franchise, we tend to stick with it – for example, we have been with Wolf-Garten for 40 years, and most of our other agencies for at least 25 years. Even the 'newbies' like Cobra and Mitox have been stocked for many years.
However, times change, and we are adding some new brands to our stockholding for 2020.
Introduced in the shop last year and now being stocked in depth is the excellent Kawasaki range of commercial brushcutters, which offer exceptional value for money and a superb warranty of up to 5 years.
Whilst on the subject of brushcutters, we are re-introducing the Japanese Kaaz range, powered by Mitsubishi engines, which we handled some years ago, and which now have more competitive pricing and are one of the few fully Japanese built professional machines left.
Another re-introduction is the Danish Texas tiller – we used to sell these back in the 1970's and '80's until the price became uncompetitive, but now they are more sensibly priced we have put them back into stock for the discerning gardener who wants a good quality rotovator which will not only work well but last for years.
We have been watching with interest the growth of the British-designed Weibang professional mowers for some years. Initially only with rear-rollers, they introduced wheeled mowers a few years ago, and they now have a range that not only offers top commercial quality but are suited to Cornish gardens. So we have taken the decision to add them to our showroom display for the user who wants something that bit stronger and better than the norm.
Finally, in the growth-area that is cordless mowing, we have decided to add a further specialist brand to our existing two ranges, and after much research have decided on the Ego product range as being the most suited to our customers needs. With a full range of mowers and a huge selection of handtools that utilise the same battery pack they offer the ideal solution for the user with more demanding gardens.
Weibang professional lawnmowers.
We are now stocking the heavy-duty Weibang range of wheeled mowers for the contractor or heavy domestic user.
We have a range of models, in steel and aluminium deck form, with options such as blade brake clutches and shaft drive, with in most cases a 3 year professional user warranty and some extremely competitive HAVS vibration figures.
New Weibang Virtue SVP mowers.
We now have in stock the latest 46 and 50cm SVP mower range, offering high-spec mowing with 4 in 1 adaptability, variable speed drive and a 5 year domestic warranty at special introductory prices from only £399 inc VAT.
Ego professional cordless mowers.
We are now stocking a selection of heavy duty cordless mowers from Ego, with 18 and 21in self propelled 56v models available. Aimed at the larger garden and commercial users these quality machines are a cut above the cheaper options we have available
Snapper 82v cordless mower.
Our new top-of-the-range 21in self propelled variable speed cordless mower is now in stock, offering petrol-engined performance and extended run times from a leading manufacturer which is part of the Briggs and Stratton group.
Efco 24hp ride-on brushcutter.
If you need a step up from a ride on mower, but don't need a full professional brushcutter ( with the attendant price tag), take a look at the Efco EF110 which was introduced last year and offers the ideal combination of build quality, performance and pricing domestic users with a paddock etc are looking for.
Weibang iOn81RC cordless ride on mower.
Britains first cordless ride on grass collecting mower. Designed in the UK for UK conditions, this fantastic machine is the future for buyers who don't like the noise and hassle of petrol engined machines. Bad news for our service department as without an engine, gearbox or belts, there is nothing to service beyond a blade sharpen! With a run time of up to 2.5 hours, this really is a practical alternative to traditional mowers for the medium sized garden. And with Weibangs 5 year warranty, there are no worries about the new technology either.
Simplicity Regent SRD310 collecting garden tractor.
Now in stock is the 2020 update to the proven SRD300. With many details updated, and a 3 year warranty, this quality machine is ideal for the larger land owner wishing to have the option to collect or mulch.
Atco 46in 4 wheel drive mulcher.
Introduced a couple of years ago, we now have the Atco AWD tractor in stock. With its heavy duty mulch and side discharge deck and 4 wheel drive go anywhere ability, this is the ideal tool for safely cutting Cornish valleys and hillsides.
Texas TX602B tiller.
A proven quality product with roots going back to the 1970's, the Texas 602B is the ideal tool for digging heavy Devon clay, with its Briggs 950 engine, detachable tines, rear transport wheels and reverse gear. A step back to the olden days when rotovators really did the job properly and now in stock at our showroom.
Tanaka TRB27 leaf blower.
New for 2020 from Tanaka is the TRB27 handheld blower. With its high performance engine, 5 year warranty and competitive price its definitely a must-have for the user looking for a quality blower at the right price.
Alko LSH520/5 log splitter.
New safety rules for the new season have caused Alko to introduce a new 5 ton high level horizontal log splitter. Featuring all the usual Alko benefits from previous models, it also includes the new safety cage devices to reduce the risk of operator injury still further.
Alko cordless strimmer, hedgetrimmer and long reach trimmer.
We are now stocking the recently introduced 20v cordless hand tools from Alko. The strimmer, conventional hedgetrimmer and long reach hedgetrimmer all come as complete units with the battery and charger and are extremely light and competitively priced.
Kaaz Mitsubishi professional brushcutters.
We are now stocking a range of all-Japanese pro brushcutters from Kaaz. Featuring Mitsubishi engines, these range from a lightweight 27cc up to a full-spec 47cc clearing saw, all with 5 year domestic and 3 year professional warranty. The top of the range VF500M has a HAVS rating of only 2.5m/s making it ideal for all-day users.
Tanaka TCH24ECP78 hedgetrimmer.
New for 2020, the TCH24 is the latest update on the proven TCH22, and offers a low weight pro machine with 78cm blade and extremely low HAVS ratings for those requiring a true quality product.
Efco DS2410HL long reach hedgetrimmer.
Now in stock the professional quality long reach trimmer from Efco for customers requiring a more capable product than the standard domestic fare.
Efco professional chainsaws.
Now in stock the latest '10' series machines from Efco, in various sizes, offering increased power and better specifications than last years models
Efco homeowner chainsaws.
We now have in stock the full range of homeowner saws from Efco, with prices from as low as £165 and ranging from 14 to 20in cut. Budget product from a quality brand but still retaining traditional Efco quality.