Landscape Contractor Chooses Etesia for all Grass Cutting operations

Designed to meet the rigours of a wide variety of commercial grass cutting applications, Etesia’s Pro 46 pedestrian rotary mower is specified by contractors who want to profit from grass cutting. Reliability of mowing equipment is essential for this work which is why one Sussex landscape contractor chooses Etesia for all grass cutting operations.

Green Grass Services, set up by John Vincent five years ago, specialises in grass cutting and landscape maintenance in the south east of England. In over 30 years of working within the industry John says that there isn’t a pedestrian mower he hasn’t used. The company ensures that there is always an Etesia mower in their fleet of maintenance equipment and has done for over twenty years.

“When we spoke to Matt Clark at South East Groundcare about which mower would be best suited for this type of work, we stressed the importance of the ability to cope with cutting in all weather conditions without clogging. Etesia are renowned for being able to cut in the wet and our previous experience with their machines was excellent. We decided to change our entire fleet over to the Pro 46 PHTS.

“The Pro 46’s are light and easy to manoeuvre when grass cutting and also light enough to lift on/off our commercial vehicles. We just empty the grass boxes and take for green waste when each job is finished. The quality of cut is always excellent. The mowers are worked really hard throughout the year and just routine servicing is all we ever need. They are a real work-horse. You certainly get what you pay for and they were a sound investment, more than earning their keep.”

The Single bladed Etesia Pro 46 has a 5hp 160cc Honda engine. Cutting width is 46cm, the detachable grass box with ‘full’ indicator has a capacity of 52 litres, and overall weight is just 37kg. Designed around the operator, the handlebars are ergonomically shaped and mounted for ease-of-use. New ‘soft-touch’ controls reduce pressure on the hands and fingers during operation. Extensive testing of these latest models has shown low vibration levels that meet stringent Health and Safety guidelines. There are six models available in the range, with options including mulching facility.

“The Pro 46 is well built, solid and 100% reliable. We can’t be without them. If you want a commercial mower to last, which is trouble free, buy an Etesia.”

Pellenc Launches the Rasion Easy Pedestrian Mower

Following the successful launch of the Pellenc Rasion Basic and Smart models in 2015, the company has announced the latest pedestrian rotary mower in the range – the Pellenc Rasion Easy.

The Rasion Easy is a combination of the previous two models launched last year as Etesia UK operations director Les Malin explains: “We found that the manual operation of the Rasion Basic has been more appropriate to commercial operators yet they also liked the self-propelled element of the Rasion Smart. For this reason, Pellenc has launched the Rasion Easy – a combination from both of the previous models.”

The Rasion Easy has an IP54 water rating, which as time goes on will be the standard through the rest of the Pellenc tool range, and features a grass density detector – a patented feature exclusive to Pellenc which allows the mower to detect the height and density of the grass and change the engine speed accordingly. This saves power as operators do not have to run the machine under full-load unnecessarily.

A cutting width of 60cm with height of cut between 25-75mm, 70 litre grass box capacity and two front swivel wheels ensure the Rasion Easy is ultra-manoeuvrable. Weighing less than 30kgs and folding handlebars means that transportation between sites is effortless.

All Pellenc batteries and tools come complete with a three year commercial warranty as standard – the first manufacturer to offer this on battery-powered tools. Pellenc is exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Etesia UK.
For further information, please contact Etesia UK on 01295 680120 or visit www.etesia.co.uk

Cut, collect and stripe with even more Etesia models

Following the successful launch of the rear roller kit for their 41cm pedestrian rotary models last year, Etesia has announced that the kit is now also be available for 46cm models in their range.

Etesia pedestrian mowers have become world renowned for cutting and collecting in all weather conditions – even the wet, but before last year were not available with a rear roller kit for that all important presentation.

With the launch of the rear roller kit for the 46cm cutting width models, which are Etesia’s most popular models, users will be given much more choice in their cutting requirements – cut, collect, stripe and by fitting the mulching insert, mulch – making this particular range of rotary mowers a must in anyone’s armoury.

No tools are required to fit the roller kits to an Etesia machine – just simply hang the free floating roller on two locating pins behind the grass box. The roller has been designed so that it will operate free-floating at any height the machine is mowing at – ensuring perfect striping no matter the weather or height of cut required.

For further information, please contact Etesia UK on 01295 680120 or visit www.etesia.co.uk

Winner of SALTEX ‘heart’ Competition announced

The winner of the SALTEX ‘heart’ competition has been revealed as Paul Woolley, proprietor of Diligentis – a garden maintenance business operating in South Staffordshire.

Overwhelmed by support from the industry, the SALTEX 2015 image – a heart formed of a blade of grass prompted industry professionals and volunteers to publicly show their support to the industry and SALTEX by forming a heart shape with their hands. As the photos begun to flood in, show organisers decided to run a competition for everyone who submitted a photo.

In doing so, SALTEX partnered with Etesia UK – a company that specialises in building high quality ride-on and pedestrian rotary mowers. Paul’s winning photo landed him one of the company’s newest models complete with a rear roller kit, worth nearly £1,500.

The PRO 46 PHCS has a 46cm cutting width and offers extreme versatility with the ability to cut, collect and mulch without the need for an accessory, and when Paul saw the competition announced in an email – he didn’t think twice about entering.

“We were interested because we were running an older Etesia Pro 46 which we have had for three years and thought that it would be good to get another one on-board to improve our operations. We looked at ideas to take a good photograph and we tried to think outside the box.

“At the time we were working on a manor house in South Staffordshire, which had a lot of coloured maple leaves across its lawn. So we formed a heart with the maple leaves using a rake. My business partner Howard Medlicott then positioned himself in the centre of the heart and I climbed a tree to take the photograph.”

Paul, who established Diligentis five years ago, has been presented with his prize by his local Etesia dealer – Burrows Grass Machinery, and believes that the new mower will enable him to add yet another string to his bow.

“I’m over the moon with the new mower – It cuts well in the wet and the new roller on the back now allows us to offer customers stripes on their lawn too.”

Both Paul and his business partner Howard – who has attended SALTEX for the last 15 years, were also pleased to see SALTEX move to the NEC, Birmingham in November.

“We both attended SALTEX this year and thought it was a fantastic exhibition. Firstly, you are not affected by the weather and secondly it is now situated centrally in the country – which makes it more accessible for everyone. The previous event at Windsor seemed to be very spread out and a bit sparse but at the NEC it was nice and compact meaning that you could see everything you wanted to.

“We went to look at what was out there on the market, to get advice and I got a lot of information that I wouldn’t have been able to get from anywhere else. It’s also a much better time of year being in November because work is a bit quieter.

“Overall, it’s two big ticks from us for SALTEX moving to the NEC.”

SALTEX 2016 will be held at the NEC, Birmingham on 2 and 3 November 2016.

Pellenc announces battery updates

Pellenc has announced a host of new features for their new range of batteries ensuring a quiet, powerful, low vibration and low emission operation for users. Pellenc is sold exclusively in the UK by Etesia UK.

There are 18 tools available in Pellenc’s battery-powered range so there’s a tool to cover every landscaping need. From chainsaws, pole saws and hedge cutters to grass strimmers, brushcutters and the new Rasion mower.

With no more starting problems, no more filling of a petrol tank; your old machinery will belong in the past with the light, odourless and noise-free Pellenc battery-powered tools.

Pellenc’s zero emission concept offers a full range of truly professional handheld power tools which are powerful, silent and emission-free thanks to the lithium-ion technology and ‘brushless’ electric motors which are patented to the company.

Updates include:

  • Even more power from the 700p battery. 752wh and 2.5kw of power
  • Even lighter 700p battery. The new battery weighs just 5.2kgs
  • Longer hibernation period. All four batteries in the range will now hibernate for up to two years when not in use
  • Longer sleep mode. All four batteries in the range will now go into ‘sleep’ mode for ten days before switching to hibernation mode. Previously it was three days

All Pellenc batteries and tools come complete with a three year commercial warranty as standard – the first manufacturer to offer this on battery-powered tools.

Customers can now purchase Pellenc tools through Etesia’s finance partner.

For further information, please contact Etesia UK on 01295 680120 or visit www.etesia.co.uk to view your nearest Pellenc stockist.

Etesia announces New finance options

Etesia UK announces finance options

Etesia UK has announced affordable lease and hire purchase finance options to allow its customers flexibility when purchasing new Etesia and Pellenc machinery.

Designed to give buyers the power to enjoy their Etesia and/or Pellenc machinery straight away, the easy payment plans are designed to help customers buy or lease the most up-to-date machines that they want without compromising cash flow.

Through Etesia’s finance partners, Timali Finance, they are now able to offer customers a range of finance products, allowing them to spread the capital outlay over three years or less.

Not only will they offer some of the most competitive rates around, but they will also tailor each package to suit your individual budget requirements.

All Etesia and Pellenc machines come with a commercial three year warranty ensuring that during the finance period, customers will have full peace of mind.

If a three year lease package was chosen, there are then four options available to customers after the three year period is over:

Return. Return the products at no extra cost.

Retain. Continue leasing the products.

Renew. Start a new lease agreement with new products.

Recycle. Purchase the products for a nominal fee.

To illustrate, a Pellenc Excelion 2000 ‘Cow-handle’ Brushcutter (with tapcut head), Pellenc Airion Blower, Pellenc Helion Hedgecutter + 75cm cutting blade with a Pellenc ULB110 (1100 Battery) to power all of the tools leased over three years, would cost approx £32.44 per week which is less than most operators would spend on petrol in a week.

You could not only protect the environment by using battery-powered tools, but also protect your finances.

After the three year period, simply choose one of the Return, Retain, Renew or Recycle options.

Commenting on the launch of the Etesia finance options Les Malin, Operations Director for Etesia UK said: “We have looked at the best way to help our customers with the purchase of new machinery. There are plenty of good finance companies in the market but we wanted to offer our customers something different and with some added value.”

To discuss finance options in more detail please call George on 01371 870 815. Alternatively, call Etesia UK on 01295 680 120 or email sales@etesia.co.uk to request a free finance leaflet.

For further information, please contact Etesia UK on 01295 680120 or visit www.etesia.co.uk. You can also follow Etesia on Twitter @EtesiaUK for much more news, reviews and insightful views.

Etesia Strengthen Scottish Dealer Network

New Scottish dealer for Etesia

Etesia UK has strengthened its Scottish dealer network with the appointment Forth Grass Machinery as its newest dealer. The company will cover the Fife and Lothian regions with immediate effect.

With over twenty years in the grounds maintenance industry, Crawford Jewell established Forth Grass Machinery seven years ago. Based in Dunfermline, the company will market the Etesia pedestrian, ride-on and brushcutter product range to both professional and residential customers.

Favoured by many of the UK’s top councils as well as landscapers and groundsmen, including National Trust gardens, both Etesia has gained a reputation for producing equipment that is highly reliable with low maintenance, making them the number one choice for many users.

Crawford Jewell, Forth Grass Machinery Director, commented: “For over 20 years Etesia has been providing customers with premium professional grass maintenance machinery. It was a brand that we have enquired about a number of times before and fits perfectly with what we want to achieve as a company.

“Andrew Roberts (Northern Area Sales Manager for Etesia UK) will help us to establish the brand within our region and has already assisted us with onsite demonstrations to our customers – which we feel is very important.”

Les Malin, Operations Director for Etesia UK commented, “We are delighted to be welcoming Forth Grass Machinery into our already successful dealer network. They are an established business, with excellent knowledge of their territory and business sectors and will be vital in the push to expand our business growth in the region, going forward.”

For further information, please contact Etesia UK on 01295 680120 or visit www.etesia.co.uk. You can also follow Etesia on Twitter @EtesiaUK for much more news, reviews and insightful views.

New Pellenc Dealer for Hampshire

Mid Hants Mowers become new Pellenc dealer

Etesia, the exclusive distributor of Pellenc battery-powered equipment in the UK, has announced Hampshire based Mid Hants Mowers as a new Pellenc dealer.

Established in 1978, Mid Hants Mowers provide sales, servicing, collection and a break down service for all types of domestic garden machinery, professional ground care and arboriculture tree care. Based at the beautiful Hartley Park Farm in Alton, Mid Hants Mowers has a fully stocked show room with a comprehensive selection of top brand machinery, which is complimented by good honest advice to help you select the right machine to match all your requirements.

The company has gone from strength to strength over the years, with managing directors Saul Ross and Simon Clarke seeing an increase in both members of staff and business. Their success can, in part, be attributed to their forward thinking approach which sees them embracing new technologies such as the Pellenc battery powered products.

After listening to their customers, Saul decided the time was right to introduce the Pellenc brand.

“We’ve been asked about the battery products over and over again and to meet our customers’ needs we actually started stocking some products from another company. These were fine for domestic use but we’ve started kitting out a few professional arborists and the feedback I was getting was that they just were not good enough. They said that they didn’t want twenty batteries to last a day – they wanted one battery to last the whole day without sacrificing on performance. The products we were offering were not commercial products and this is why we chose to bring in Pellenc.”

The addition of the Pellenc range of equipment will present Mid Hants Mowers customers with a lighter, odourless, noise-free and more cost effective alternative to petrol powered machinery. Not only will users see improved performance but they will also be contributing to protecting the environment by reducing the consumption of fossil fuels and noise pollution.

“A lot of our customers work in private schools and orchards so this equipment will be perfect for them. The Pellenc products have clearly been developed for the commercial market and I can’t fault any of them. When you’ve got them in your hands, they just feel like premium products suitable for the commercial market or even for top-end domestic use. In fact we have got a few domestic customers who have been waiting for the products to come in, so I’ll be arranging demos for them straight away.

“Here at Mid Hants Mowers we like to offer something for everybody and this is why we very much go with the good, better and best theory. The intention is to put Pellenc up on the best pedestal because we have every confidence in these products,” said Simon.

Simon has every right to place his confidence in Pellenc: The emergence of Pellenc in the UK over recent years has been phenomenal with over 50 dealers now stocking the battery powered products in various parts of the country.

It certainly is an exciting time for Mid Hants Mowers and Saul believes that green technology will play an even bigger role in the future.

“Green technology is the future without a shadow of a doubt. Simon and I are both fully aware that it is going to take over. We are forward thinking enough to realise that it’s coming and in fact it’s already upon us. More and more contractors are eager to speak about it and we’ve certainly noticed that the ones who are willing to take on these new technologies are the ones who are winning the contracts.”

For further information, please contact Etesia UK on 01295 680120 or visit www.etesia.co.uk where you can also find more information on Pellenc which is sold exclusively in the UK by Etesia UK.

For more news, reviews and insightful views, you can follow Etesia UK on Twitter @EtesiaUK and like the company’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/EtesiaUK. You can also view the latest Etesia videos by visiting www.youtube.com/EtesiaUK.

Two new dealerships added to Etesia UK

Etesia UK has added to its ever-growing network of dealers after announcing two new dealerships for Somerset and Northumberland.

Etesia has been leading the way in building high quality grass cutting machinery for both the professional and domestic market since 1989. Over the years the company has grown rapidly and now offers a wide range of products that include a variety of walk-behind, ride-on mowers and the popular Attila range of brush cutters.

With the products in such high demand, Etesia boasts a large dealership network who all provide their customers with innovative solutions to their landscaping requirements. The company has also become a key supplier to local authorities and landscape contractors throughout Europe, and it is for this reason that new dealer Northumbrian Garden Machinery decided to join the vast network.

“We wanted to work with Etesia because we needed a product that was a commercial brand,” said managing director George Aspin. “I first came across Etesia at a previous SALTEX exhibition and then I spoke to a few other dealerships who said that the products were really popular.

“Then by chance, a contractor came in looking to replace his Etesia pedestrian mower and that’s when I saw an opportunity.”

George seized the opportunity and will now sell, service and repair the vast range of Etesia products from his showroom and workshop in Alnwick. A local family business covering Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, Northumbrian Garden Machinery mainly caters for the domestic user.

However, George is seeing an increasing amount of business in the commercial market, and he believes he now has the perfect brand to meet their requirements.

“The Etesia products come with a three year warranty and they’re the Aston Martin of lawn mowers. They are well designed, stand out above the competition and they sell themselves really,” he said.

Tom Williams Garden & Estate Machinery, previous winner of New Etesia Dealer of Year, has also returned to the dealership network after a short absence. Established in 1997, the company specialises in sales, hire, repairs and servicing of garden and estate machinery. Owner Tom Williams is looking forward to building upon a successful first spell.

“It’s good coming back into the Etesia camp after being away for a little while. I’ve always liked the products as they do exactly what they say they will do and will cut and collect in any condition – that’s what makes them stand out for me.
There are a lot of products that are all in the same ball park in terms of price but you could argue that the Etesia products are a lot better than the rest out there.

“Certainly, what we’ve found is that the customers who have bought them previously will buy the same products again – they’re that good.”

For further information, please contact Etesia UK on 01295 680120 or visit www.etesia.co.uk. You can also follow Etesia on Twitter @EtesiaUK for much more news, reviews and insightful views.

Etesia UK Launch Planet Etesia Website to Provide Customer Reviews

Etesia launch customer review website

Etesia UK has announced the launch of a new website – www.planet-etesia.com, which allows visitors to the site to read customer reviews and comment on its extensive range of innovative products.

Etesia has long been impressed by the brand loyalty shown by its customers and it is these customers that have helped the company lead the way in introducing new mowing innovations year on year. A lot of Etesia’s success has been due to word of mouth recommendations from happy customers and now the new Planet Etesia website puts these recommendations all in one place for everyone to see.

With over 100 comments from users across the UK so far, the site promises to be a fantastic resource for both existing and potential Etesia customers as well as other industry professionals. As the exclusive distributor for Pellenc products in the UK, Planet Etesia also gives customers the opportunity to read and contribute reviews from Pellenc’s impressive line-up of technologically advanced battery-powered equipment.

www.planet-etesia.com will also be useful for anyone making machinery purchasing decisions. If you’re torn between a battery-powered or a petrol-powered mower you’ll appreciate the ability to compare independent comments on both technologies. Perhaps you’d like an insight into what venues of a similar size, big or small, are using – or maybe you’re just curious to know what a landscape contractor makes of its mower! What’s more; visitors to the website will be able to locate their nearest Etesia or Pellenc dealer by simply entering their postcode or area.

The website is user friendly with navigation around the site extremely easy. Visitors can simply select the product range they are interested in from the navigation bar which consists of Pedestrian Mowers, Ride-on Mowers, Brushcutters, Pellenc products and ET Mowers. From there they can then browse a number of product reviews.

Planet Etesia offers un-biased, freely submitted comments so for those who are wary of advertising promises.

Commenting on the new Planet Etesia website, operations director Les Malin for Etesia UK said: “We’re pleased with the launch of www.planet-etesia.com – it’s going to be extremely beneficial to our customers. We have our main website of course which does a great job of providing product information but Planet Etesia goes that extra step.

“It’s all very well taking a company’s word that the machines are excellent but in most cases people want to hear from those who regularly use them – the Planet Etesia website does just this. It can help someone make a final decision before purchasing and can also perhaps open their eyes to an alternative they hadn’t previously thought about.”

Etesia UK is encouraging all of their customers to visit the website and add their voice – simply click the ‘add quote’ option to submit your thoughts on your favourite pieces of kit.

You can visit the new Planet Etesia website here – www.planet-etesia.com

For more news, reviews and insightful views, you can follow Etesia UK on Twitter @EtesiaUK and like the company’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/EtesiaUK. You can also view the latest Etesia videos by visiting www.youtube.com/EtesiaUK.