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Seen at Saltex

EHN reviews some of the new gardening and landscaping products launched at IOG Saltex, held at the NEC.

Innovative Demon machine

An innovative product on the Demon stand was a version of the manufacturer’s Hurricane Combi pressure washer and rotary cleaner powered by a new


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Honda engine that runs solely on LPG. Demon’s David Walke told EHN that the power unit offers more efficient performance than petrol engines modified to run on gas, giving reduced emissions, quieter running and lower fuel costs. He believes that demand for such machines will grow as environmental regulations

governing the use of equipment in urban areas become more stringent. The machine will be officially launched at the Executive Hire Show, along with an LPG version of Demon’s Mini Bowser pressure washer for cleaning tasks in areas without a convenient mains water supply. EHN will report on these products in more depth in our January/February Show Preview issue.

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Makita delivers more power

Makita’s Marketing Manager, Kevin Brannigan, pointed out some of the key characteristics of the manufacturer’s DUR364L line trimmer, one of a range of garden power tools that can be

powered by two of the manufacturer’s 18V Lithium-Ion batteries to give 36V performance. “It has a brushless motor for

increased power and longer running time, and it is housed at the head of the machine, rather than in the handle, with direct drive,” he said. “This means that, if repairs should be required, there is no drive shaft assembly that needs to be disassembled. It also makes the tool well-balanced, and a reverse

drive setting is incorporated to allow the user to free the head if it should become entangled in longer grass and undergrowth.”

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Tufftruk develops Rigid model

Tufftruk showed its new Truxta Rigid powered mini dumper, a non-articulating version of the existing Bendi machines. It will be offered in versions

with payload capacities of 300kg and 450kg, initially with petrol engines, with diesel and battery power options being available later next year. Hydrostatic drive is incorporated, with direct positive drive to all four wheels. MD Ron Blackhurst told EHN that a particularly important characteristic of the Truxta is the internal mechanical brake within the hydraulic drive system, designed to prevent it from rolling backwards


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The Plant & Go low-loader vehicle dominating the Advanced KFS stand was a model incorporating a Peugeot cab, and is one of the latest versions that are now being fitted with engines designed to comply with the Euro 6 emissions regulations. The company reports that its range of dropside vehicles including Fiat Ducato cabs are also proving popular, with recent orders from companies including Plantool and One Stop Hire. They are claimed to have a larger payload capacity than some other models, being able to carry approximately 1250kg, with a gross train weight of 6.5 tonnes. Advanced KFS also says that the Ducato engine does not need to have any diesel fluid treatment added in order to comply with the Euro 6 standards.

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