SGM News

Keeping you updated with our latest news

10/07/2014

Spotlight on golf cars at SGM

SGM would like to take this opportunity to inform our customers of the various golf cars we have available for sale at the moment. ...

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09/07/2014

Monthly Special at SGM - July *NEW*

As our Kubota B3030 Tractor recently sold, SGM would like to inform our customers of the new monthly special we have this month. This month, we have the EZGO TXT Electric Golf Cars for sale. ...

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07/07/2014

Wimbledon 2014 comes to an end...

After an exciting two weeks of tennis, and some early shock exits from the tournament, Wimbledon 2014 finally came to an end yesterday, 6th June 2014. In the women's final, Petra Kvitova beat Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets in just under an hour, to ...

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04/07/2014

Aerators, top dressers and scarifiers for hire at SGM...

SGM would like to highlight the aerators, top dressers, and scarifiers we have available for hire. Our aerators include the John Deere Aercore 800, which is available for either £...

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03/07/2014

Keeping safe when mowing your lawn...

Each year, 300,000 people attend Accident and Emergency departments across the UK after having an accident whilst gardening. A survery revealed that the most dangerous piece of garden equipment is the lawn mower, with around 6500 lawn mower related accide...

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01/07/2014

Monthly Special at SGM - July

SGM's monthly special for July is the Kubota B3030 Tractor. This tractor is a 2008 model with only 174 hours on the clock. It is powered by a diesel engine and features hydrostatic  ...

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27/06/2014

Tractors available for sale at SGM...

This week, SGM would like to highlight the tractors we have available for sale. We have both new and used tractors for sale, including the Kubota B3030 and the new Reco Kioti CK-35M. The Kubota B3030 Tractor ...

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26/06/2014

SGM are now using Google+

SGM are now using Google+. You can follow us as we post the latest news and offers, and information on all of our machinery, including photographs. ...

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24/06/2014

SGM hires machinery to Scotland TranServ...

SGM have recently hired out a number of machines to Scotland TranServ, who are the operating company responsible for the management and maintenance of the trunk road network in south west Scotland. ...

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23/06/2014

Machinery available for hire at SGM...

As well as having a variety of machines for sale, SGM also have a large hire fleet available. We can offer both short-term and long-term hire options to our customers. ...

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19/06/2014

Royal Highland Show 2014

The 2014 Royal Highland Show takes place this weekend, Thursday 19th June until Sunday 22nd June. The event will take place at Ingliston, located next to Edinburgh Airport. The Royal Highland Show is Scotland's annual farming and countryside showcase, ...

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18/06/2014

Machinery parts at SGM...

Here at SGM, we have a large variety of machinery parts for sale. These parts are suitable for a number of machines from leading manufacturers, including Ransomes, Hayter, and Honda. ...

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16/06/2014

Brushcutters and strimmers available at SGM

Here at SGM, we stock a wide range of garden machinery, including pedestrian lawn mowers and ride-on garden tractors. However, we also have various brushcutters and strimmers available for sale from leading manufacturers including McCulloch and Honda. ...

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12/06/2014

2014 World Cup in Brazil to begin tonight

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil will get underway tonight, with the hosts taking on Croatia in the first game of the tournament. Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the conditions of a number of stadiums and pitches in...

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11/06/2014

Hampden Park all set for the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Scotland's national football ground, Hampden Park, is all set for the 2014 Commonwealth Games after being transformed into an athletics venue. The stadium will play host to over 1000 athletes and will be the main venue for around 50 track and field events. ...

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10/06/2014

2014 US Open Championship this weekend

The 2014 US Open Championship will take place this weekend. This will be the 114th US Open olf tournament to be held, and it will run from Thursday 12th June until Sunday 15th June. This event will take place at the No.2 Course of the Pinehurst Resort ...

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09/06/2014

Choosing a gift for Father's Day

Father's Day is on Sunday 15th June this year, and SGM can help you find the ideal present for your dad. We have a wide range of garden machinery in stock, so if your dad is a keen gardener, we'll have the perfect gift for you. ...

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06/06/2014

Fife Garden Festival 2014

Fife's Garden Festival takes place this weekend. The festival is now in its third year and this years gardens are located between the River Forth in the South West, and up beyond St Andrews. ...

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05/06/2014

Dennis mowers heading to the World Cup

Leading lawn mower manufacturers, Dennis, have won an order to supply over thirty of their GS60 34" Professional Cylinder Mowers, to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. These mowers will be supplied with a wide range of cassettes and will be used to prepare ...

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04/06/2014

Dave Johnson receives his 10 year service award

SGM would like to congratulate Dave Johnson who recevied his 10 year service award earlier today, 4th June 2014. ...

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03/06/2014

Monthly Special at SGM - June

This June, the monthly special at SGM is the SISIS Javelin Aerator. This machine is suitable for use on fine turf and outfield turf, and can be used for maintaining football pitches, cricket pitches, golf courses, and lawns and gardens. ...

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30/05/2014

Will the Maracana Stadium be ready?

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is now less than two weeks aways, but World Cup chiefs are now facing a new problem. The Maracana Stadium is due to host its first match on Sunday 15th June, but the pitch is far from ready. ...

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28/05/2014

More used machinery added to SGM's website

This year, we have seen a big increase in the demand for used machinery. Here at SGM, we have a large range of second hand machinery available for sale, with additional machines being added to our website every week. ...

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27/05/2014

John Deere's oldest customer

A Kilarney resident recently became John Deere's oldest customer after purchasing a new, ride-on lawn mower. Michael J O'Connor, who turned 100 last October, bought himself a new X135R Ride-On Mower from his local John Deere dealership. ...

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26/05/2014

Man transforms garden hedge

A 75 year old man from Norfolk has spent the last 13 years transforming his garden hedge. John Brooker sculpted a huge, 150ft long dragon from a 3m high privet, outside his farm cottage. He spends three days every two to three weeks trimming it back into ...

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22/05/2014

Football pitches in Brazil gearing up for the World Cup

With only a few weeks left until the World Cup gets underway in Brazil, the pitches are finally ready for play. Preparations for the pitch have included overseeding with an excellent performing, Perennial ryegrass mixture from DFL-TRIFOLIUM. A lot of p...

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20/05/2014

New pitch for Dundee Football Club

Dundee Football Club are about to spend approximately £...

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19/05/2014

Tractor orchestra opens contemporary music festival

An orchestra of noisy tractors left music lovers feeling confused as they opened a contemporary music festival in Valencia, Spain. This contemporary music festival began in 1978 and is now the oldest of its kind in the country. ...

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16/05/2014

Kilmarnock man wins Scotland's Best Lawn competition

Andrew Moore from Kilmarnock recently won the title for having Scotland's Best Lawn. He previously entered the competition for Britain's Best Lawn, where he was a runner-up, but soon after this, judges decided to create a new Scottish title to recognise h...

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15/05/2014

Golf's Most Extreme Final Tee

Is this golf's most extreme final tee? It is set 1410 feet above the green on Handglip Mountain, South Africa, and costs $1060 dollars for four people to play the 19th hole. Despite this being quite an extreme price, it does let you enjoy an unfortgett...

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14/05/2014

Work at Murrayfield Stadium Begins

Work to relay the pitch at Murrayfield Stadium got underway this week, after the old playing surface was removed. The process is expected to take around two and a half weeks. ...

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12/05/2014

Sell us your second hand lawn mowers for cash

SGM are looking to purchase second hand lawn mowers from our customers. We are looking to buy both push lawn mowers, and self propelled mowers. If you have a second hand lawn mower you are looking to get rid of, SGM will buy it off you for an instant c...

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09/05/2014

Lawn mower sales see a great start

Lawn mower sales at SGM are off to a great start this season. If you are looking for a new lawnmower, strimmer or ride-on mower, why not come down to our showroom based in Belleknowes Industrial Estate, Inverkeithing, Fife. ...

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08/05/2014

Southampton FC's Latest Pitch Design

Is the battle for the best looking football pitch about to get underway? Last week, Southampton's groundsman impressed fans with his tartan pitch design for their home game against Everton. This week their groundsman, Andrew Gray, revealed another spec...

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07/05/2014

SGM's service centre off to a busy start

SGM's Service Centre, located in Inverkeithing, is off to a busy start this season. In the past few weeks, we have had numerous calls and visits from customers, looking to have their machine either serviced or repaired. ...

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06/05/2014

New Iseki Ride-On Mowers Now in Stock

SGM are pleased to announce that we have some new Iseki Ride-On Lawn Mowers in stock. We have the SXG 216, SXG 323 and the SXG 326 now available. The Iseki SXG 216 ...

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05/05/2014

Turf Science Live to visit Scotland

This year, Turf Science Live will held in Scotland, on Tuesday 10th June 2014. This event will take place at Fairmont, St Andrews and will run from 10.30am to 4.45pm. Delegates will be split into small groups and will rotate through six different stations...

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02/05/2014

BIGGA Central Section Spring Outing

SGM's Ewan Peddie and Steven McInroy recently both took part in the BIGGA, Central Section Spring Golf Outing at Kinghorn Golf Club, Kinghorn on the 29th of April. ...

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01/05/2014

SGM's Managing Director Delivers APSE Presentation in Manchester

SGM's Managing Director, Steven McInroy, yesterday spoke at the APSE, parks, horticultural and grounds maintenance group at Manchester Town Hall, Manchester. Also providing presentations were John Swan, Performance and Development Coordinator from Fife Co...

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30/04/2014

Monthly Special at SGM - May

SGM have two great monthly specials available to customers this May. Our first special is the JCB Groundhog Utility Vehicle. This vehicle is powered by a 20hp diesel engine and features CVT transmission. It has a continuous 4 wheel drive and a large 700kg...

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29/04/2014

Chancellor of the Exchequer visits Ransomes HQ

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne, visited Ransomes Jacobsen's HQ in Ipswich last week. He was there to visit one of Suffolk's oldest manufacturing companies, where he also sent out a message that the economy was improving. ...

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28/04/2014

Brand new McCulloch range at SGM

SGM would like to take this opportunity to inform our customers of the brand new McCulloch range we have in stock. This range includes ride-on lawn mowers, hedgetrimmers and chainsaws. ...

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24/04/2014

New McCulloch ride-on mowers now in stock at SGM

SGM would like to take this opportunity to inform our customers of the new McCulloch ride-on mowers we now have in stock. ...

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23/04/2014

Buy your garden machinery at SGM

As well as supplying large groundcare machinery products such as tractors and wood chippers, SGM also have a wide range of smaller garden machinery. These products range from hedgecutters and strimmers to scarifiers and lawn tractors. ...

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22/04/2014

Used mowers now available at SGM

With the weather finally improving and the grass beginning to grow, now is the ideal time to purchase garden and groundcare machinery. SGM stock a wide range of used machinery, including the Shibaura CM 374 Rotary Mower and the Ransomes 214 Hydraulic Gang...

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21/04/2014

Golf cars and utility vehicles now in stock

SGM have a wide range of golf cars and utility vehicles available for sale. We have a number of them available at our Inverkeithing depot, as well as some additional ones that are due in soon. One of the products we have available for sale is the JCB G...

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17/04/2014

Used machinery due in soon at SGM

Here at SGM, we stock a wide range of both new and used machinery. We would like to take this opportunity to inform our customers of some used machines that are soon to be available for sale at SGM. The first two machines that are due in stock very soon a...

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16/04/2014

Monthly Special at SGM - April

The Monthly Special at SGM this April is the Yamaha G29 Petrol Golf Buggy, which is now available for just £...

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15/04/2014

National Gardening Week 2014

National Gardening Week 2014 began yesterday, Monday 14th April, and will run until Sunday 20th April. This event was launched three years ago by the Royal Horticultural Society and is now the country's biggest celebration of gardening. ...

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14/04/2014

Bubba Watson crowned winner of the 2014 Masters

After an exciting weekend at the 2014 Masters in Augusta, it was 35 year old American golfer, Bubba Watson, who came out on top. This is the second time in the past three years that Bubba has walked away with the highly sought after 'Green Jacket'. The Am...

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11/04/2014

The Masters 2014 gets underway in Augusta

The Masters 2014 began in Augusta, Georgia, yesterday (10/4/14). This is the 78th edition of the competition and the first of four major golf championships to be held in 2014. The Masters comprises four rounds, with each of the four rounds consisting of 1...

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10/04/2014

Honda and Toro top consumer ratings list

A report published by Consumer Reports revealed that brands Honda and Toro topped the list of their recent survey. The survey was carried out in order to find out which lawn mower was best for getting lawns back into shape after winter. Around 40 lawn mow...

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09/04/2014

EZ-GO and Jacobsen partner up

Two large companies within the groundcare industry joined forces this week. EZ-GO and Jacobsen have signed a premier partnership agreement to support the 2014 HSBC Golf Business Forum. This event will take place between the 28th and 30th April and will be...

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08/04/2014

Sport England cuts FA funding after grassroots decline

The Football Association (FA) will not be granted a public funding payout of £...

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07/04/2014

Kubota's wide European expansion

Kubota, a leading manufacturer of groundcare and agricultural machinery, have recently opened a new French factory to kickstart their wide European expansion. The new factory will be their largest manufacturing hub in Europe to date. ...

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04/04/2014

World's fastest lawn mower breaks world record

The world's fastest lawn mower broke a Guinness World Record this week. The Honda Mean Mower reached a top speed of 116mph, beating the previous record of 96.5mph which was set in September 2010. ...

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03/04/2014

Used and refurbished machinery available at SGM

In the past few weeks, SGM have seen an increase in the demand for used and refurbished machinery. Here at SGM, we have a wide range of used machinery available for sale. One of the machines we have available to our customers is the Ransomes T-plex 185...

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02/04/2014

Freak Chainsaw Accident

A twenty-one year old tree pruner from Pennsylvania is lucky to be alive after a freak chainsaw accident on Monday afternoon. James Valentine was admitted to hopsital after the addicent saw a chainsaw embedded several inches into his neck and shoulder. ...

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01/04/2014

Follow SGM's Twitter Account

SGM recently launched it's brand new Twitter account, aimed at offering the domestic customer a one-stop web feed. This Twitter profile will be used to highlight the products we have available and any ongoing special offers, as well as industry news and l...

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28/03/2014

Monthly Special at SGM - March

This month SGM's special deal is the Trilo SG400 Vacuum Sweeper which is now available from £...

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26/03/2014

Lawn mower servicing reminder

With the good weather finally beginning to arrive, SGM would like to remind our customers of our lawn mower servicing that is available from just £...

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25/03/2014

SGM sales off to a great start

After such a mild winter, it looks as though the grass growing season could be off to an early start this year. Here at SGM, we have had a number of enquiries over the past few weeks, which has resulted in some great sales. ...

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12/03/2014

The grass growing season is just around the corner

The sun has finally decided to come out which can only mean one thing, the grass growing season is just around the corner. Here at SGM, we have some new lawn mowers in stock just in time for the start of the season. These lawn mowers are available from ju...

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11/03/2014

Scarifiers available for hire this spring

SGM have a number of scarifiers available for hire this spring. We have a wide range available so whether you are maintaining or renovating a bowling green, golf course or football pitch, SGM will have the right product for you. One of the scarifiers w...

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03/03/2014

10 year service award

SGM's Ron Wilson celebrated 10 years with SGM last month. Ron is Service Manager at our Gleneagles workshop where he oversees the main contract that the company has with The Gleneagles Hotel, as well as they day to day running of our contract for the h...

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28/02/2014

Aerators available for hire this spring

SGM have a number of aerators available for customers to hire this Spring. Aeration plays a key role in the management of natural turf surfaces and it is one of the most important tasks to complete during the spring rennovation programme. SGM have a ra...

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25/02/2014

Buy your machinery before the start of the season

With the grass growing season just around the corner, SGM would like to take the opportunity to remind our customers of the products we have for sale. We have a wide range of lawn mowers, ride-on mowers, hedgecutters, strimmers and chainsaws available to ...

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19/02/2014

Top dressers available for hire this spring

SGM would like to take this opportunity to inform our customers of the top dressers we have available for hire this spring. Spring is the ideal time to top dress your lawn and it can have many benefits which will improve the health of it. Some of these be...

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04/02/2014

New range of Grillo products available at SGM

SGM are pleased to announce we have a brand new range of Grillo products available to our customers, This new range includes walk behind tractors, banking mowers and a larger ride-on mower. The Grillo G55 is the smallest product in the range. It is a w...

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21/01/2014

BTME 2014

The BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) 2014 is taking place in Harrogate this week. BTME will play host to a wide range of exhibitors from across the UK and many industry professionals are expected to attend. BTME cater to a wide range of industry ar...

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20/01/2014

SGM Receives a Visit from Local By-Election Candidate and Members of the Labour Party

On Friday, SGM welcomed Fife Council Leader and Labour candidate for the Cowdenbeath by-election, Alex Rowley, to our newly opened premises in Belleknowes, Inverkeithing. Alex was accompanied during his visit by Harriet Harman, Deputy Leader of the Labour...

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20/01/2014

BIGGA members charity challenge

On Wednesday 15th January, six brave greenkeepers set off on a gruelling charity challenge with a bit of a difference. The difference being they were to push lawn mowers for 200 miles across England. ...

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17/01/2014

Prepare your machine for the grass cutting season with SGM

With the end of winter fast approaching, SGM are beginning to prepare for the grass cutting season and the busy months ahead. As we move into the next season, our workshops will become increasingly busier with maintenance and service work on range of mach...

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10/01/2014

Payment plan for customers

Calling all contractors and domestic customers, if you are looking for a new machine this year, why not take advantage of SGM's payment plan. If you are looking for a lawnmower, chainsaw, strimmer or garden ride on mower, this is ideal for you. SGM's p...

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07/01/2014

Grass cutting machinery sale now on

Looking to treat yourself at the start of the new year? SGM have some fantastic deals and offers to help you. We are currently holding our end of year sale which features a variety of lawn tractors and lawn mowers. Our sale range also features ride on gra...

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23/12/2013

Information regarding orders

SGM will close for the Christmas break on Tuesday 24th December 2013 and will re-open on Monday 6th January 2014. During this time we will be unable to dispatch any orders. Orders will begin to be dispatched from Monday 6th January onwards. Apologies for ...

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19/12/2013

Seasons Greetings from SGM

With Christmas now less than a week away, SGM would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their custom throughout the year. 2013 has been a quick but busy year for us and we look forward to continuing business and building relationships...

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21/11/2013

New Forst ST6 Towed Chipper Available

SGM are pleased to announce that we have a new Forst ST6 Towed Chipper available for hire now. The Forst ST6 (pictured above) weighs 955kg and is a reliable, rock solid, performance driven professional 6" wood chipper. It comes with a 35hp four cylinde...

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20/11/2013

Fully Refurbished Fleet of Timberwolf Chippers now Available

At SGM we like to offer our customers a variety of hire machinery and we are pleased to announce our fully refurbished fleet of Timberwolf chippers is also now available at our Inverkeithing depot. This fleet includes the Timberwolf TW190 DH chipper (p...

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15/11/2013

The first snowfall is just around the corner

The first snowfall of the winter could be as early as next week according to sources. Temperatures are set to drop all over the country as cold arctic winds blow into britain. Forecasters have warned temperatures could drop to as low as two degrees Celsiu...

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12/11/2013

SaltDogg Spreaders Now Available at SGM

Prepare yourself for the bad winter weather with some of the most sought after, top of the range gritters on the market. Here at SGM we can offer you a fantastic range of SaltDogg spreaders. This SaltDogg range begins with the smaller TG03 tailgate spread...

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31/10/2013

Winter Stock Now Available

With the winter fast approaching, SGM would like to take this opportunity to inform all customers of the new winter products we have in stock. We have all the essentials you'll need in order to prepare yourself for any bad weather that may occur. We are c...

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25/10/2013

Leaf Collectors Available for Hire

As the winter fast approaches, SGM would like to take the time to inform our customers about the fantastic leaf collecting products we have available for hire. Now is the ideal time of year to get rid of those leaves that are lying about, so why not take ...

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11/10/2013

SGM's Parts Supervisor Jim Anderson is Retiring

SGM's Parts Supervisor Jim Anderson is retiring after an impressive 24 years with the company. Jim started with the company on the 23rd January 1989 as a Partsman and in the years since then, he has fulfilled a number of different role within the Parts de...

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08/10/2013

Winter Maintenance Tractors Available for Hire

Prepare yourself for the winter by hiring one of the winter maintenance tractors that SGM has available this year. ...

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04/10/2013

New move for SGM and Scottish Arb

SGM has finalised its move into its new premises within the Belleknowes Industrial Estate in Inverkeithing. Operating now from over 13,000 sq ft, SGM has increased its operation space by over 30% and is now able to offer its customers greater levels of se...

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25/09/2013

Buckingham palace warming up for big match

A football pitch has been marked out in the gardens of Buckingham Palace for the first time ever. The palace is set to play host to two of the oldest British clubs in a match on 7th October, after it was given the go-ahead by the Queen herself. The famous...

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23/09/2013

Easily take care of overgrown branches with handy pruning saws

Overgrown branches no longer need to be a problem for you, especially if you have a handy pruning saw to help you. Pruning saws can either come with a straight blade or a curved blade, and SGM stock of a wide range of them including the Silky ZUBAT and th...

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16/09/2013

Breathe some life into your ground. Hire an aerator.

SGM have a wide variety of lawn aerators available for hire this autumn. Autumn is the ideal time to aerate your lawn as it is just before the huge bundles of leaves fall off the trees and the frost arrives, and SGM are pleased to offer this aerator hire ...

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13/09/2013

Top dressers available for hire for professional renovation this autumn

SGM are pleased to announce that we have a number of top dressers available for hire for professional renovation this autumn. Autumn is the ideal time to top dress your lawn and it can have many benefits which will improve the health of it. Some of these ...

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11/09/2013

Scottish arb centre open week

The new Scottish Arb Centre, located at Unit 15, Belleknowes Industrial Estate, Inverkeithing, is holding an open week which will begin in the next few weeks. The new centre is a ‘...

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06/09/2013

SGM awarded dealership for the supply of Gritex winter maintenance equipment

SGM are pleased to announce that we have been awarded dealership for the supply of Gritex winter maintenance equipment for Central Scotland and the North of Scotland. SGM are now the main dealer of a wide variety of SALTDOGG gritters. This range starts wi...

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04/09/2013

SANLI (UK) Ltd launch new mowers

SANLI (UK), the lawnmower specialists, have just recently launched three new models into the UK market. SANLI produce a wide variety of lawn mowers and garden equipment, and have expanded their range with the introduction of the new LS41 35, LSP4 135 and ...

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02/09/2013

20 years of manufacturing success

The Queen's Award-winning manufacturer of wood chippers and green waste shredders,GreenMech, recently celebrated 20 years in business. The company's chairmanm Tony Turner, had a second reason to celebrate, he reached an incredible 50 years within engineer...

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02/09/2013

SGM end of season deal

SGM would like to take this opportunity to highlight our fantastic end of season deal, the EZGO Electric golf cars. With now only 3 left in stock and available at a special reduced price of £...

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22/08/2013

Sale on lawn mowers at SGM's Inverkeithing showroom!

SGM are pleased to announce that we have a sale on a wide range of lawn mowers at our showroom in Inverkeithing. As the season gets into the later stages, it's always good to pick up some new machinery that will give you better results. If you've been ...

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20/08/2013

Strimmer sales strong as autumn draws closer

SGM have had a strong surge in interest in strimmers at our main showroom in Inverkeithing. It is getting to the point in the season where both gardeners and professionals are looking to focus on longer grass and shrub areas as lawn growth is slowing. ...

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16/08/2013

Short term hire available on Timberwolf wood chippers

SGM have a range of wood chippers available for short term spot hire this autumn. Chipper hire is a service that is in high demand at this time of year, and SGM are pleased to be able to offer it to our customers. Hire rates are available for durations...

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14/08/2013

Has your mower run into trouble? Get a free repair estimate!

Lawn mowers do a lot of work throughout the year, and just like any machine they are prone to breaking down from time to time. However you don't necessarily need to go shopping for a replacement model when something goes wrong. Often simple fixes can yiel...

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12/08/2013

Increasing reports of residents taking on council grass cutting

Local newspapers and websites across the UK are reporting that local residents are taking to cutting public grass areas themselves. It is no secret that budgets across the UK have been cut, and local authorities are having to make their money stretch furt...

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08/08/2013

Pruning and trimming equipment sees a rise in sales as autumn draws closer

After a wonderfully hot summer, autumn is now in the not too distant future. We have seen scorching temperatures and healthy grass growth over the past few months. This has allowed groundcare professionals and enthusiastic gardeners to get a lot of work d...

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07/08/2013

Are you maintaining your strimmer this season?

The UK has experienced a real heat wave over the past month or two. This has allowed professional operators and keen enthusiasts alike to make the most of the weather. It has been a great summer for those who like to be outdoors and working with the eleme...

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05/08/2013

The long awaited football season gets underway!

The professional football season got underway this weekend, and as usual there was a lot of chat and debate about what is to come. With the launch of the new SPFL there was plenty to keep the pundits and fans interested. However one aspect of the game ...

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02/08/2013

SGM's Inverkeithing Showroom closed this Saturday

SGM would like to inform customers that our Inverkeithing showroom is not open this Saturday the 3rd of August. However, you can still check our website to view a broad selection of products over the various marketing that we serve. ...

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31/07/2013

SGM featured in report showing strong growth in the groundcare hire market

Firms hiring groundcare machinery are reporting a positive rise in business throughout 2013. This is evident across the board within local authorities, private contracting firms and individual operators. Speculation puts this growth down to the combinatio...

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30/07/2013

Kubota UK announces appointment of new manager

Kubota a leading manufacturer of UK groundcare and agricultural machinery, have announced the appointment of their new business development manager Adrian Langmead.  ...

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26/07/2013

Deep aeration helps to deal with clay soil bases

Certain soil types are known to cause problems in terms of water drainage. Green keepers and turf experts have to use certain treatments to help the soil drain and avoid becoming waterlogged. This topic is particularly appropriate at the moment as much...

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24/07/2013

Roundup of Then Open Championship 2013

The Open golf championship 2013 was held at Muirfield which is just 20 miles east of Edinburgh. Over an exciting weekend of golf we saw the leader change several times in what was a real rollercoaster ride. The eventual winner was American Phil Mickelson ...

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19/07/2013

Summer weather is completely polarised from 2012

If you think back to this time in 2012 the weather was truly miserable. Many areas were flooded, the skies were gray and there were disruptions to many traditional summer events. Big dates on the summer calendar such as T in the Park were muddy washouts, ...

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15/07/2013

Developing trend – the use of aerators throughout different seasons.

Traditionally grounds keeping staff only aerate surfaces twice a year in spring and autumn. However with some careful consideration, and the right selection of equipment, aerators can be used to keep turf healthy the whole year round. Most mounted or t...

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11/07/2013

Advanced exhibition preview: SALTEX 2013

SALTEX 2013 is to be held on the 3rd to 5th of September;...

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10/07/2013

John Deere marks its 50th anniversary in the lawn and turf market

2013 marks the year that John Deere can claim 50 years of presence in the lawn and turf machinery market. John Deere first entered this area of production all the way back in 1963. The company’...

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04/07/2013

Got a problem with your lawn mower? Bring it in for a free repair estimate.

SGM offers lawn mower / garden machinery servicing and repairs to customers in Fife from our Inverkeithing service centre. If you have a problem with your lawn mower, trimmer, chainsaw or any other machine give us a call or bring it in for a free repair e...

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02/07/2013

Grass court tennis in the spotlight via Wimbledon 2013

With the Wimbledon 2013 tennis championship well underway grass court tennis is once again in the spotlight. The tournament is one of the highlights of British summer sport and always draws a lot of media attention. What is given less attention though ...

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27/06/2013

New industry report predicts the future of the lawn and garden industry.

A new market research report found here, looking into the future of garden machinery retailing ...

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25/06/2013

SGM's golf buggies used at big gigs in summer 2013

If you've been at some of summer 2013's big music gigs, you might have been closer to an SGM golf buggy than you knew. SGM have hired out 6 golf carts to the events management company 9 Yard, who have utilised these vehicles at several gigs including Bruc...

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21/06/2013

Green spaces found to increase the life quality of urban areas

A study conducted by the University of Exeter has found a notable link between the presence of green spaces and the quality of life in urban areas. The report looked at wellbeing in general but used psychological health as the main defining value. Usin...

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17/06/2013

Featured grass cutting machinery for hire

SGM would like to inform our customers that we have a number of grass cutting machinery available for hire. With the summer finally arriving and the grass growing season getting off to a good start, we would like to offer you the best deals available. Bel...

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14/06/2013

Slope mowers are becoming big business for robotics manufacturers

There is a growing trend in the production of remote control and “...

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13/06/2013

Last chance to pick up a father’s day gift before Sunday June 16th

Father’...

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11/06/2013

SGM's in-season offers on golf course machinery

SGM would like to bring attention to this seasons featured golf course machinery for sale. For sale in our used machinery section we have three fully refurbished machines from John Deere. These machines have been reconditioned, are in fantastic condition ...

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06/06/2013

Fertiliser spreaders available to give your soil a boost

With the grass growing season getting well underway many gardeners, landscapers and contractors are looking to give their soil nutrients a boost. One such was of doing so is to use a fertiliser spreader;...

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04/06/2013

SGM's golf cars are rocking this summer...

SGM are proud to be supplying numerous golf buggies to the RockNess festival this summer to be used in various backstage areas. The buggies will be put to use for artist liason, press transport and the bar areas. The festival organisers have opted for ...

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03/06/2013

Gardening Scotland 2013 a success!

The Gardening Scotland Show 2013 was held over the weekend just passed (May 31st to June 2nd). It took place at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh and was very well received by all who attended. The event is held to bring together gardeners from al...

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31/05/2013

Arb assistant gets roped in

SGM's arb assistant Nikki Connolly was quite literally roped in to a training session earlier this spring. Nikki has been helping the business to promote and sell arboriculture products online. Therefore this session was a chance to see how the gear works...

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29/05/2013

SGM’s New Range of Pruning Saws

SGM are pleased to add the brand Trojan to our Arboriculture and Forestry range of Pruning Saws. Trojan saws are designed for the professional tree surgeon with their high carbon steel blade and contoured rubber grip resin handle. The robust blade and ...

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27/05/2013

Gardening gift ideas for Father's Day - June 16th

Father's day falls on June 16th this year;...

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24/05/2013

Reminder: SGM's Fife showroom open on Saturdays

SGM would like to take the opportunity to remind customers that our showroom located at Belleknowes Industrial Estate in Inverkeithing is open on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. SGM stock a wide range of garden machinery including walk behind lawn mowers, r...

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22/05/2013

SGM employs four apprentices through the FYJC program in Fife

SGM has just recently taken on four apprentices at its Inverkeithing depot through the Fife Youth Job Contract (FYJC), after receiving funding and support from Fife Council. The FYJC is Fife Council’...

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21/05/2013

Councils and contractors favour flail mowers in tough times

A recent report1 shown that local government bodies and private contractors have resorted to lengthening the time they leave between grass cuts. This is being done to save costs, with ever increasing strains on organisational budgets across the UK. Both c...

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20/05/2013

Additional used groundcare machinery for sale added to SGM's catalogue

SGM have a large range of additional used machines available for sale. This stock arrives just in time as the season gets into full swing. Products available range from compact tractors to top dressing machines and aerators. SGM have a rounded portfoli...

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16/05/2013

Featured showroom product ... strimmer line

As the grass cutting season gets well on its way people are looking to replenish their supplies. This is why SGM would like to draw attention to the strimmer line that we have on offer at our Inverkeithing showroom. Strimmers are a low cost way of deal...

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15/05/2013

New evidence shows golfer's live for longer...

Research recently published by the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine &...

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13/05/2013

Latest STIHL chainsaws have reduced emissions whilst holding their power

Due to EU regulations, manufacturers of power tools are required to limit the levels of emissions that their machinery produces. ...

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09/05/2013

Get your start of season cylinder reginds from SGM

SGM are able to offer cylinder regrinds to help get you get your machinery in shape this season. Beginning the grass cutting season with sharp blades is essential to keep turf in good health. Blunted blades can damage the grass;...

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07/05/2013

Gleneagles takes delivery of 2 RECO Mechrone utility vehicles from SGM

SGM have delivered two RECO Mechron utility vehicles to the Gleneagles hotel &...

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06/05/2013

Catch up with the slow start to the season with SGM's aeration hire machinery

The growing season has been late to start in 2013;...

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03/05/2013

Special Offer on Stein Shadow Chainsaw Boots

Special Offer on Stein Shadow Chainsaw Boots, Class 2 Protection Sizes 8, 9 &...

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02/05/2013

Extended weekend opening hours for SGM's Inverkeithing showroom

SGM would like to remind customers that our Inverkeithing showroom is currently open on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm. You can drop in to take advantage of our full range of products and services that are available on week days. This includes a wide range ...

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01/05/2013

Oregon chainsaw chain oil on offer at SGM's Inverkeithing showroom

SGM would like to highlight our branded Oregon chainsaw chain oil that is for sale at our Inverkeithing showroom. On offer is 25L of high quality chain oil for £...

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01/05/2013

Universities are giving a boost to landscape contractor’s business

Landscaping contractors are seeing a rise in the number of opportunities for high end work from academic institutions and universities. In a climate that is tough for gaining funding, universities are actively battling against each other to attract the hi...

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29/04/2013

Highlighted product - John Deere 3245C outfront rotary mower

This week's highlighted product is the John Deere 3245C out-front rotary mower. This ride on machine has been fully refurbished and ...

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26/04/2013

SGM supports Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust in Scotland

SGM has helped support the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust by donating a salt spreader and snow shovel to their Scottish auction. The charity auction which is to be held on the 9th of May in Edinburgh features a number of lots kindly donated by co...

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25/04/2013

Ride into spring with a lawn tractor from SGM

SGM have a wide range of ride on mowers and lawn tractors for sale in spring 2013. These machines are ideal for covering larger domestic gardens or small public spaces. Maintaining a big space doesn't have to be a lot of work when you've got one of these ...

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23/04/2013

SGM looking to purchase used ride on mowers & lawn tractors. Get a price for yours today!

SGM are looking to purchase used garden lawn tractors and ride on mowers within a 50 mile radius of our Inverkeithing headquarters. Do you have a ...

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22/04/2013

Local groundsman Drew Bryce passes away

SGM was very sad to hear of the passing of Andrew (Drew) Bryce, who unfortunately passed away on the 11th of March. Drew was an active member of the Institute of Groundsmanship in Fife and in Scotland, and played a major role in the organising of the I...

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18/04/2013

Great deals on golf buggy hire for courses, events and more...

SGM are able to supply a range of golf buggies to hire for different occasions and events. Golf buggy hire is a growing occurrence, as they're become more widely used in the events industry as well as for golf courses and sporting purposes. In the past...

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17/04/2013

SGM employees gain 10 year service award

SGM are proud to announce that three of our staff members were recently awarded their 10 year service with the company. Operations director Ian Morrison, Commercial manager Joe Coyle and Sales co-ordinator Sharon Fisher were all recognised for their lo...

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16/04/2013

SGM's marketing manager Rebecca Russell departs.

SGM's marketing manager Rebecca Russell has departed from her position with the company as of the 12th April. Having worked for SGM for just under three years, Rebecca had an invaluable input in developing and representing the company's brand. Having w...

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15/04/2013

Save money with SGM's refurbished golf course machinery

SGM have a wide range of refurbished golf course machinery available to purchase in our used machinery section. This gives professional operators the advantage of high quality and smooth running machinery without having to pay the premium for new equipmen...

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12/04/2013

National gardening week 2013, 15-21 April.

National gardening week begins as of Monday the 15th of April. Championed by the Royal Horticultural Society, it is an event to raise awareness about gardening, and bring focus to specially selected issues. This year the focus is on careers in horticul...

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10/04/2013

It's time to bring your lawn mower out of hibernation

After a long and drawn out winter it's finally time to get back into the swing of maintaining your lawn. With temperatures set to rise by this weekend it wont be long before the grass is back in full growth. A much needed ...

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08/04/2013

Take your pick of pedestrian rotary mowers from SGM's hire range

SGM have a wide range of pedestrian rotary mowers available ...

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04/04/2013

Hire the Shibaura SG280 for safe slope mowing

When it comes to mowing on bankings or slopes, safety is everything. If you or your employees are responsible for cutting grass on sloped areas then it is up to you to ensure the correct specialist equipment is used. A number of manufacturers offer spe...

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03/04/2013

Winter temperatures predicted to ease from this weekend

So far spring in 2013 has been hard to spot;...

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01/04/2013

Significant discounts on long-term hire and season hire of grass machinery

Regular visitors to SGM's website will know that we have a vast fleet of groundcare machinery available to hire, from hand held kit to large ride-on machines. What you may not know is that significant discounts can be gained if you are hiring machinery fo...

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30/03/2013

Bags of kindling and wood blocks for sale at SGM's showroom

SGM's showroom at Bellknowes Industrial Estate Inverkeithing now stocks bags of kindling and logs for use with small burners. Stocked in handy portable bags the prices are as follows: Bags of kindling - £...

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29/03/2013

SGM delivers new Kioti tractor to council

SGM has just completed the delivery of a new Kioti 9010C compact tractor complete with loader to a local council body. The tractor will be used to carry out day to day ground maintenance duties pulling a set of Trimax rotary gang mowers on large open p...

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27/03/2013

SGM renews hire contracts with satisfied customers

SGM has supplied Stirling Council with 7 John Deere 1445 outfront rotary mowers on a two year hire contract. The 60" deck mowers designed for large scale amenity maintenance will be put to use across the local area. Stirling Council has used SGM for th...

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25/03/2013

More used machinery for sale added to SGM's catalogue

SGM have recently increased the range of used machinery for sale on our website. We have sourced a variety of machines to suit our wide range of customer backgrounds. As spring is just around the corner now is the time to make sure that you have the ri...

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21/03/2013

UK budget 2013, how will it affect business?

The UK's latest budget was released yesterday Wednesday 21st March by Chancellor George Osbourne. It was coined "a budget for people who aspire to work hard and get on". It included certain incentive schemes put in place to encourage people to return to t...

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20/03/2013

Winter service kits still available

It's not too late to buy winter service kits to get your machinery in shape for the new season. SGM's Parts Division is able to offer service kits for all the leading brands of grass machinery including Hayter, John Deere, Ransomes Parkway and Kubota. ...

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19/03/2013

SGM website wins award!

SGM's website has won the Magento showcase award for February. This is an award that is dedicated to e-commerce websites running on the world renowned Magento platform. After SGM-UK.COM underwent a rebranding in January this year, it was submitted to t...

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18/03/2013

SGM's employees of the month... Barry McDaid & Kimberly Hunter

SGM is pleased to announce that the employee of the month award for March is shared betwen Barry McDaid and Kimberly Hunter from the accounts department. Barry and Kimberly do a great job of keeping the company's finances running smoothly and keeping S...

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15/03/2013

Vote Gymtasia Evolution on 'Got to Dance' final... This Sunday on Sky 1 at 6pm.

Local gymnastics group Gymtasia Evolutions have reached the final of Sky 1's Got to Dance this Sunday. The group is from the Acrobay Gymnastics club in Dalgety Bay who specialise in acrobatic gymnastics. This is a competitve partner sport which creatively...

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14/03/2013

Industry Specialist appointed to develop SGM's Scottish Arb Centre of Excellence

SGM has recently appointed arboriculture and tree care specialist, John Ewing, to take forward our arb and forestry business in Scotland. SGM has traditionally specialised in professional groundcare equipment but, in recent years, we have expanded our ...

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13/03/2013

Find the right mower for the job with SGM's range of grass machinery for hire

SGM's hire fleet has a mower for every application;...

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08/03/2013

It's lawnmower galore at SGM's showroom in Fife!

SGM has been stocking up for spring and our showroom in Fife has a large supply of lawnmowers on display for the new grass cutting season. With a varied choice of rotary, cylinder or roller mowers, petrol or cylinder machines, and ride-on, push or self-pr...

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07/03/2013

Save over £2,000 on the Kioti CS2610 this spring - only from SGM

SGM is now an authorised dealer of Kioti products for Central Scotland and as a special introductory offer for spring we have reduced the price of the Kioti CS2610 from £...

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06/03/2013

Seeders available for hire this spring

Mechanical seeders provide the most convenient method for overseeding fine turf effectively and seasonal seeder hire is in high demand at this time of year. SGM is pleased to be able to supply some of the industry's leading overseeders on hire for seasona...

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05/03/2013

Top dressers available to hire this spring

The application of top dressing to turf improves the quality and consistency of playing surfaces. For the best results, it's important to get a precise and even spread, which means a reliable top dressing machine is required. You ...

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04/03/2013

Aerators available for hire this spring

Aeration plays an essential role in the management of natural turf playing surfaces and, when conditions allow, it should be a key operation in spring renovations programmes. A variety of aeration techniques can be used and SGM is able to supply a sele...

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01/03/2013

Scarifiers available to hire this spring

SGM is pleased to be able to offer a varied selection of scarifiers for hire this spring. Our range includes the popular Sisis models such as the Autorake, the Rotorake 600 and the Veemo scarifier. So whether you're maintaining or renovating a bowling gre...

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28/02/2013

Book turf renovation equipment hire early to avoid disappointment

Despite cold temperatures continuing to delay spring grass cutting and renovations, the unpredictability of British weather means that turf professionals need to be on standby at all times. To ensure that you are ready to start work as soon as temperature...

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27/02/2013

Lawn mower sales increasing at Inverkeithing as spring gets closer

Domestic lawn mower sales have increased greatly at ...

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22/02/2013

SGM relocates Fife Service Centre to larger premises

SGM has recently moved its Inverkeithing Service Centre to larger premises, which provide a greater workshop capacity for our machinery servicing function. SGM's service facility, which was previously sited within our headquarters, SGM House, in Bellek...

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20/02/2013

Get ready for spring renovations

Spring is just around the corner;...

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14/02/2013

Join us in supporting local talent on Got to Dance!

A gymnastics club from SGM's local community are through to the live semi-finals of Sky 1's Got to Dance. And one of the members happens to be the daughter of SGM's Managing Director, Steven McInroy! Acrobay Gymnastics, from Dalgety Bay, specialise in ...

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13/02/2013

RECO announces Kioti Mechron competition winner

RECO recently hosted a competition to win a Kioti Mechron. It attracted a lot of attention with over 2500 entrants. Richard Price the competition winner was presented his prize at this year’...

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11/02/2013

Hire the Dakota 410 Top Dresser for top results this spring

Almost everyone working in the groundcare industry is now counting down the days until spring and, if you are one of these people, then it's likely that spring renovations will be at the top of your priority list in the coming weeks. WIth that in mind, SG...

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08/02/2013

Hire the Verti-Drain 7316 and tractor for just £700 per week

For a limited time only you can hire the Charterhouse Verti-Drain 7316 plus tractor for a special price of just £...

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06/02/2013

SGM becomes a dealer for AL-KO lawnmowers

SGM is pleased to have been awarded dealership for AL-KO garden products. We are taking stock of a wide selection of AL-KO lawnmowers and other garden equipment which will be available to buy from our showroom in Fife and from our online store. AL-KO G...

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05/02/2013

Derek Wardle is Employee of the Month

SGM is pleased to award Employee of the Month for January 2013 to Derek Wardle, Workshop Supervisor at our Stockport Service Centre. Derek oversees SGM's machinery service support function for Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council and Solutions SK as wel...

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31/01/2013

Groundcare professionals can benefit from SGM's Lawnmower Club payment plan

Over the last few weeks SGM has been offering its customers the opportunity to spread the cost of purchasing a new mower over three months with its Lawnmower Club payment plan. Whilst this scheme was initially designed for the benefit of home gardeners...

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29/01/2013

Keeping safe whilst mowing on slopes

Slope mowing is a notoriously dangerous practice for professional contractors and operators. There have been several recorded accidents and injuries due to mowing on slopes. Taking precautions and following best practices you will keep you as safe as poss...

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28/01/2013

Introducing SGM's new brand

SGM's brand has undergone a significant transformation for 2013. As we continue to adapt to the changing environment in which we operate we decided it was about time we updated our brand identity. ...

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27/01/2013

The lawnmower is named in the top 50 British inventions!

In a list compiled by the Radio Times the lawn mower was named one ...

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25/01/2013

John Deere Gator has new power steering

The John Deere Gator series of utility vehicles now includes power steering to make the driving process easier for operators. The power steering system is dynamic and adjusts its sensitivity according to the speed that you’...

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23/01/2013

Short term wood chipper hire available for small jobs and projects

SGM are now offering short term spot hire on wood chippers. The availability of short term leasing allows contractors and professionals to fulfil unforeseen and short term demands easily. With hire ranging from a period of days upwards all project sizes c...

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22/01/2013

MET office issues severe weather warnings as snow hits

The MET office has released amber weather warnings across much of the UK as a result of the recent influx of snow. Currently eastern Scotland is being affected the worst;...

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21/01/2013

BTME Harrogate 2013

The BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) 2013 is taking place this week in Harrogate. It is hosting a wide range of exhibitors from across the UK and will be attended by many professionals in the industry. Catering to a wide range of industry areas ...

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18/01/2013

Regrinds offer continues

In November SGM announced that all mowers booked in for a winter service would be subject to a discount on in-season regrinds this year. We are pleased to continue this special offer for any winter service bookings made between now and the end of February...

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17/01/2013

Paul McGinley's captaincy announced for Gleneagles in 2014

Europe have appointed Paul McGinley as Captain for 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Scotland. The dates for the Ryder Cup 2014 are 26th-28th September 2014. The announcement was made in Abu Dhabi by the committee on the 15th January 2012 after a three hour...

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16/01/2013

SGM advises early booking for winter servicing ahead of the grass cutting season

With the end of winter in sight SGM is gearing up for the impending grass cutting season and our workshops are getting busier by the day with winter overhauls and service work on mowers and turf machinery. We would urge machinery operators to book their a...

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15/01/2013

Hire towed wood chippers from SGM at fantastic rates

Quality wood chipping equipment is essential to a number of businesses and local authorities but can be expensive to purchase outright. For occasional wood chipping jobs SGM offers a variety of wood chippers on hire, including the popular Timberwolf TW150...

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14/01/2013

A few salt spreaders and snow shovels still available

As snow and ice come back into the country business owners, motorists and home owners are looking to take measures to keep themselves safe. Nobody wants to get caught short by this sudden rush of adverse weather as the consequences can be severe. SGM s...

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11/01/2013

Split payments over three months with SGM's Spring Lawnmower Club

...And still get your lawnmower in time for the first cut of Spring! It may seem a bit early to be thinking about getting a new lawnmower for spring but, with SGM's Spring Lawnmower Club payment plan for customers in Fife and Central Scotland, now is a...

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10/01/2013

Arborist equipment stock clearance - special discounts on a range of products!

This month SGM is offering a number of exclusive discounts on a range of arboriculture and forestry products at our showroom in Inverkeithing, Fife. Special discounts in our sale include: 10% off throw line bags (various weights available: 8oz, 10oz...

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09/01/2013

Temperatures forecast to drop over the next fortnight

Reports are coming in from official sources such as the UK MET office that temperatures are set to plummit again after a period of mild weather. Predictions for next week (starting 14th January) are set to hit as low as -4 degrees celsius for Inverkeit...

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07/01/2013

SGM awarded Kioti and RECO dealership

SGM is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the dealership for Kioti and RECO products in Central Scotland, enabling us to expand the range of groundcare machinery we can supply to professional users including councils, contractors, golf clubs an...

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21/12/2012

SGM closing dates for Christmas

SGM will be closing its depots for a short period ...

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20/12/2012

Seasons Greetings from SGM

SGM would like to wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. With the industry winding down for the festive season we've had a chance to reflect on the ...

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17/12/2012

SGM sponsors APSE performance networks awards

The APSE Performance Networks Best and Most Improved Performer Awards Programme took place earlier this month and, once again, SGM sponsored the awards for 'Best performer in parks, open spaces and horticultural services' and 'Most improved performer for ...

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13/12/2012

Special discounts on snow blowers/throwers before Christmas.

SGM are offering special winter discounts on our snow throwing equipment. We only have 2 units left in stock and so these prices are on a first come first served basis. The Honda HS622ETS Snow Thrower is reduced from £...

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10/12/2012

Buy 12 snow shovels for just £60

In addition to reducing our prices on single snow shovels, SGM is now offering a bulk buying discount for packs of 12 wooden shaft snow shovels, which we hope will appeal to commercial users. Our quality wooden shaft shovels are 130cm in length with a bla...

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07/12/2012

Salt spreaders from just £65

SGM are offering special discounts on our range of splendid branded salt spreaders. Starting at the low price of only £...

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05/12/2012

Snow shovels from £5.50

SGM are offering special discounts on our range of snow shovels. Starting at the low price of only £...

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04/12/2012

New campaign asks members of the public to 'grass up' grasslands

SGM would like to take an opportunity to promote an online survey promoting conservation of some of the UK's grasslands: Northumberland Wildlife Trust is asking members of the public to 'grass up' the region's grasslands and help the Trust to secure a sha...

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04/12/2012

SGM's Employee of the Month... Rebecca Russell

SGM would like to congratulate Rebecca Russell who is our employee of the month for November. Rebecca is SGM's marketing manager and works at our Inverkeithing headquarters in Fife. She has helped the company expand it's reach and create a strong brand im...

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03/12/2012

Make sure you get your winter survival kit before Christmas

Are you prepared for a white Christmas? With the shops closing as usual over the festive period SGM recommend being prepared for adverse weather conditions in advance. This way you won’...

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30/11/2012

Demand for winter products increase as cold weather hits.

Frost and ice have hit the UK and problems are starting to emerge. Icy conditions cause road conditions to be less stable and footpaths to become more slippery. Demand for grit salt and salt spreaders has risen fast since the cold weather hit this week. ...

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26/11/2012

Global opportunities for the woodchipper market

A recent industry press release has announced that Terex, a global manufacturer of construction and material handling equipment, has appointed Bonco Enterprise Pte Ltd to sell its woodchipper product line in Singapore. This expansion offers the corporatio...

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23/11/2012

SGM engineers receive grinding training

SGM is committed to investing in training for our staff to maintain our position as a leading service provider. Three of our engineers recently received training in grinding ahead of the busy winter servicing season. It is highly important for us to have ...

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22/11/2012

SGM invests in new cylinder grinder ahead of winter servicing

SGM has recently invested almost £...

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21/11/2012

Discount on in-season regrinds when you book winter service

SGM are pleased to offer in-season regrinds next year from just £...

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19/11/2012

Sales & Marketing Award for SGM as we expand into new markets

Last week SGM was recognised for our achievements in marketing and sales in our local business community in Fife. The company's Managing Director, Steven McInroy, was delighted to accept the Award for Success through Sales &...

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16/11/2012

Snow blades available to purchase this winter

Have you made any preparations for snow this coming winter? Forecasts are predicting a colder more temperamental winter than the mild conditions we’...

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14/11/2012

SGM's snow shovels on sale this winter

Are you prepared for the upcoming winter weather? SGM are;...

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12/11/2012

Fife business awards this Thursday

The 2012 Fife busines awards are to be held at Rothes Hall this this Thursday. The award ceremony will highlight some of the county's best businesses from a range of different sectors. As mentioned previously in our news section SGM have presented in t...

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09/11/2012

End of season lawnmower sale at SGM's Fife showroom

SGM is offering fantastic discounts on new and used lawnmowers at our showroom in Inverkeithing, Fife ...

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08/11/2012

Winter service work is in progress at SGM's Stockport depot

SGM's depot in Stockport is responsible for maintaining a large fleet of groundcare machinery for Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council and Solutions SK. And with the grass cutting season drawing to and end, our fully trained engineers are busy servicing...

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06/11/2012

Mower servicing is underway in Rotherham

Winter is a busy time for SGM's Rotherham service team with large numbers of machines coming in for their winter service. From pedestrian and ride-on mowers to smaller hand machinery, SGM's fully trained engineers will have a host of equipment to tend to....

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02/11/2012

SGM winter opening hours

SGM are now ...

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30/10/2012

Used machinery deal of the week Fjaras snowblade reduced to £2500

SGM would like to highlight our used machinery deal of the week. Discounted from £...

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29/10/2012

Will robots replace gardeners?

Recent press articles have reported a surge in sales of robotic lawnmowers across Europe. These hands-free mowers, which use sensory technology to cut grass within a defined area, have become increasingly popular as 25% of lawn owners say they dislike mow...

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27/10/2012

Used machinery deal of the week - Ford 1920 Compact tractor reduced £3950

SGM would like to take the opportunity to promote our used machinery deal of the week. This deal offers a discount on our Ford 1920 Compact tractor at £...

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26/10/2012

Stein Products mobile app

Leading brand in arborist and landscaping equipment, Stein, has laucnhed an application for mobile devices to allow customers to browse products and product videos, prices and Stein's latest news. The Stein Products 1.0 app also lists retailers that stock...

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25/10/2012

Winter temperatures are just around the corner

Across the media there are growing reports of the snow and cold weather to come this winter. The UK has been fortunate with mild winters for the last two years. However it seems the poor conditions that were experienced not too long ago may be set to retu...

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23/10/2012

Winter servicing is crucial after washout summer

In a recent press statement Lely's Toro Parts Manager, Phil Bowen, advises turf professionals to give their machinery the TLC it needs after this phenomenal grass-growing season. In what the Met Office has reported to be the fourth wettest summer since...

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20/10/2012

Efficient kit use cuts costs

A council parks team in Wales is reported to have saved £...

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19/10/2012

Prepare for winter ahead with salt spreaders

Winter is fast approaching and the temperature is set to drop drastically. If you want to be prepared and safe then now is the time to start thinking ahead. Often individuals are caught out unprepared when sudden bouts of adverse weather hit. When this ha...

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18/10/2012

Order your winter grit salt in advance with SGM

Sadly the weather is getting colder and colder. With this change in weather there are safety considerations to be made. Ice, frost and snow can create dangerous conditions for drivers and pedestrians alike. One way of dealing with these dangers is to use ...

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17/10/2012

Lawnmower blade sharpening - a must-do this winter

A sharp lawnmower blade not only gives your lawn a clean, uniform finish, but also keeps your lawnmower running smoothly and shortens the amount of time you will spend on mowing. Winter is an ideal time to get your lawnmower blade sharpened so that your m...

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16/10/2012

Lawnmower servicing is underway at SGM's Fife workshop

SGM's Inverkeithing workshop has started carrying out winter servicing on lawnmowers and garden machinery for home gardeners from Fife and Lothian. Customers are able to bring their machine down to our showroom, which is located in Belleknowes Industrial ...

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15/10/2012

Toro Parts available here

SGM has seen an increase in sales of parts online in recent weeks as customers stock up for essential mower maintenance. We are pleased to be able to supply the majority of OEM spare parts from all the major manufacturers and our customers are able to ben...

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12/10/2012

John Deere Parts

Did you know you can purchase parts suitable for John Deere mowers from SGM's website? We have a wide range of filters and filter kits, cylinders, blades, rollers, screws and pins, belts and much more. You can browse our John Deere Parts here, with the...

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11/10/2012

Professional mower winter servicing from £76.00

For local authorities, contractors and golf courses the grass cutting season will soon be over and SGM's service department are gearing up for a busy few months of winter servicing and regrinds. This winter we have some fantastic offers on professional...

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10/10/2012

Winter maintenance tractors for hire

Here we would like to highlight one of our best winter hire fleet offers. Tractors with snowblades and salt spreaders are a big part of many organisations’...

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09/10/2012

Golf buggy hire on offer at Golf Management Group Roadshow

Last week SGM's Managing Director, Steven McInroy, and Commercial Manager, Joe Coyle, attended the Golf Management Group Roadshow at The Mere Spa and Resort in Cheshire. SGM's exhibit at the event showcased some of the exclusive deals that SGM can offer G...

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09/10/2012

SGM's employee of the month ... Jim Anderson

We would like to send out our congratulations to Jim Anderson who is our employee of the month. Jim is our parts manager, ...

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08/10/2012

SGM present Best Service Team award at APSE Annual Seminar

APSE's Annual Seminar and Exhibition took place at the Royal Concert Hall and Hilton Hotel in Glasgow on 12-13 September. SGM exhibited at the conference which was attended by almost 200 delegates representing local authorities from across the UK. A...

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06/10/2012

Ransomes winter service kits on offer

It is getting to the time of year where people and companies are looking to service their machines. Servicing your machinery keeps it in good running order. Servicing means that the lifespan of your machine is lengthened and subsequent major breakages are...

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05/10/2012

Kubota winter service kits on offer

It is getting to the time of year where people and companies are looking to service their machines. Servicing your machinery keeps it in good running order. Servicing means that the lifespan of your machine is lengthened and subsequent major breakages are...

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04/10/2012

John Deere winter service kits on offer

It is getting to the time of year where people and companies are looking to service their machines. Servicing your machinery keeps it in good running order. Servicing means that the lifespan of your machine is lengthened and subsequent major breakages are...

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03/10/2012

SGM exhibiting at Golf Management Group roadshow

Tomorrow (4th October) SGM Contracts is exhibiting at the Golf Management Group Roadshow in Cheshire. This event, which is taking place at The Mere Spa and Resort, will allow Golf Management Group members to meet suppliers and share best practice with oth...

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02/10/2012

Hayter winter service kits on offer

It is getting to the time of year where people and companies are looking to service their machines. Servicing your machinery keeps it in good running order. Servicing means that the lifespan of your machine is lengthened and subsequent major breakages are...

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01/10/2012

SGM in the Fife business awards finals

SGM entered the finals of the Fife business awards on Friday September 28th. We were shortlisted for the 'Success through marketing and sales' award. The award, sponsored by Fife Chamber of Commerce, recognises organisations’...

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28/09/2012

Green amenities needed to revitalise high streets

A recent government report, prompted by retail expert and TV personality, Mary Portas, has placed parks, gardens and trees as a top priority for rejuvenating urban areas and ...

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27/09/2012

Derek Wardle received his 10 years service award

SGM would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Derek Wardle on receiving his 10 year service award. Derek works as a workshop supervisor at our Stockport depot. SGM appreciates Derek’...

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26/09/2012

Snow shovels for sale

It may seem a bit early to be thinking about snow but in Britain we're famous for not being prepared for it and all too often there is a last minute panic when the snow hits and snow shovels sell out across the country. Don't get caught out this year -...

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25/09/2012

Pruning and sawing season is approaching

In our Inverkeithing showroom we are beginning to look ahead and give consideration to the demand that is to come. Many people start cutting back, in the form of pruning and sawing in the autumn and winter months that is. When the time comes you’...

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24/09/2012

Employee John Manley receives his 10 year service award

Our workshop supervisor for the Rotherham depot John Manley has recently received his 10 year service award. SGM is very proud to announce this and would like to take the opportunity to congratulate John once again. John’...

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21/09/2012

Countdown is on to SGM's Arborist Equipment Sale

SGM's flash sale on arborist equipment is only a few days away. For one day only SGM is going to be offering up to 20% discount on a whole range of arboriculture equipment, clothing and accessories at our Inverkeithing showroom. Put it in your diary so...

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18/09/2012

Parts special offers: strimmer line & heads, 2 stroke oil, harnesses & safety equipment

SGM's Parts department is offering great deals on strimmer line and heads, 2 stroke oil, and harnesses and safety equipment this autumn/winter. Special prices are available until December 2012. SGM have the following special prices for a limited period...

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17/09/2012

SGM leases golf buggies to Knockhill for the British touring cars event

SGM are proud to have been part of the Knockhill British touring cars event that was held on the 25th-26th of August. We were not directly involved in the event but some of our hire fleet was! SGM supplied 3 separate golf buggies to the Knockhill racin...

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13/09/2012

Book early for lawnmower servicing this winter

As we approach the autumn and the nights begin to close in, many people are now thinking about dressing and feeding their lawns in preparation for the cold winter months. For SGM's servicing department, their ...

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12/09/2012

Ash tree disease found in Scotland

In a recent news release issued by Forestry Commission Scotland woodland managers throughout Scotland are urged to be vigilant for signs of a serious disease affecting ash trees in Europe. This appeal follows the discovery of Chalara dieback of ash (cause...

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11/09/2012

Lawn tractors from £800

With the new football season starting and the sun finally deciding to make an appearance, SGM's showroom supervisor, Brian Anderson, has seen an increase in sales of lawn tractors and ride-on mowers in recent weeks. ...

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10/09/2012

Allett's upgraded cylinder mower with cassette system

Allet Mowers showcased their upgraded C-34 pedestrian cylinder mower at this year's IOG Saltex. They were one of several manufacturers displaying cylinder mowers with cassette systems at the show. The upgraded C-34 has better cutting unit visibility, i...

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07/09/2012

Meet 'Miimo' - Honda's first robotic lawnmower

Honda has unveiled its first robotic lawnmower, named 'Miimo' - the first commercial robotic product manufactured by the company for public use. The Honda Miimo typically mows2-3mm of grass at a time. The clippings are so small that they can be left on...

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06/09/2012

SGM's employee of the month ... Willie Reid

We would like to send out our congratulations to Willie Reid who is our employee of the month for September. Willie is a long term employee of SGM and has been with us though thick and thin. He works as a mobile engineer mainly in the Northampton area....

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05/09/2012

Mowing your lawn promotes good health!

It is well known that to lead a long and healthy life we can help ourselves by eating well and exercising. However many of us find it difficult to find the motivation or time to fit exercise into our routine. One sideways solution to the problem is to ...

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04/09/2012

Need Hayter Parts?

Need parts for your Hayter mower? Look no further than SGM;...

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03/09/2012

Wet summer has led to an influx of ants

After a fairly wet and long British summer we are seeing a vast increase in ant numbers. It has been revealed that there has been a staggering 64% increase in the call outs about ants to pest control companies. Experts say the likely cause of this is t...

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31/08/2012

Used grass machinery sales rise despite poor weather

Despite poor weather conditions causing difficulties for grass cutting this year, SGM has seen a slight increase in sales of used grass cutting machinery. From our used cylinder mower range Ransomes 2250 and Hayter 324 models have been particularly pop...

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30/08/2012

Make light work of leaf clearance this Autumn with the Imants RotoBlast

This autumn leaf clearance can be made easier with the Imants tractor-mounted RotoBlast blower, ideal for clearing greens and tees, fairways, paths and other sports turf surfaces. The RotoBlast is mounted on a wheeled chassis to allow contour following wh...

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29/08/2012

Ransomes Parts

Make sure your Ransomes mower is up to the job with regular servicing and changing parts. For Do-it-Yourself servicing SGM can supply complete service kits as well as a range of Ransomes spare parts, from filters to blades to lights and lamps, to keep your ...

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28/08/2012

Arborist Equipment Flash Sale - Sunday 23rd September

FLASH SALE - ONE DAY ONLY! For one day only SGM will be offering great reductions on a huge range of arboriculture and forestry equipment. With up to 20% off on clothing, boots, helmets and accessories this sale is not to be missed! The sale will ta...

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27/08/2012

SaltDogg Spreaders now in stock

SGM is pleased to announce that we are now stocking a number of SaltDogg salt spreaders as part of our winter maintenance equipment range. With this new range SGM is able to supply a suite of spreader options from the smaller 125 litre tailgate or 3-po...

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24/08/2012

Pedestrian scarifiers for hire this autumn

Are you planning on scarifying your grass surfaces this autumn? If not you should ask why not. It is an essential part in keeping grass healthy and fresh. Here at SGM we always advise our hire customers to plan ahead and make sure they know what they will...

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23/08/2012

APSE Annual Seminar 2012

The APSE Annual Seminar 2012, which SGM is pleased to support once again, is being held on 12-13 September at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. The title for this year's seminar is 'Councils, communities and citizens: working together for better neighbourhoo...

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22/08/2012

Special offer on pruning saws

SGM have a special offer on their pruning saws as autumn draws nearer. Many people come to us looking for pruning blades at this time of the year, ...

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21/08/2012

Special offer on rotary lawn mower blades

Servicing season is upon us and many people are looking to replace the blades on their lawn mowers. Therefore SGM have launched a special offer on their rotary lawn mower blades. Prices start from only £...

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20/08/2012

Trailed / towed scarifiers for hire this autumn

In last release of our autumn ground care series we looked at hand operated scarifiers. This time we will take a look at the larger scarifiers that can be used on bigger and more extensive projects. It is imperative to plan ahead for the autumn season ...

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16/08/2012

First ever STIHL TimberSports championships

The first ever STIHL TimberSports championships have finished with success . This year’...

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14/08/2012

SGM launches news & advice notification service

SGM is proud to announce a new free email alert service to update you about our news and advice articles on the website. This is a once weekly service that will give you a quick update on the week's news and advice, with the option to go to the site to...

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13/08/2012

IOG SALTEX 2012 - one month to go

IOG SALTEX is taking place this year at the usual venue of Windsor Racecourse on 4th-6th September, coming just a short time after the Olympic Games for which the Racecourse has been used as a transport hub with a temporary spectator bridge built from the...

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10/08/2012

July's showroom prize draw winner announced!

We would like to send out our congratulations to Mr R. Price who was this month’...

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09/08/2012

Could your business benefit from a machinery fleet audit?

SGM is working in partnership with Golf Management Group to offer machinery fleet audits across the UK. Golf Management Group is a membership organisation dedicated to reducing golf clubs' operating costs. Group members receive the very best prices and se...

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08/08/2012

104 years of Olympic turf care machinery

A special display at this year's IOG SALTEX show is to pay tribute to the evolution of turf care machinery used at the Olympic Games from the years 19089 and 1948. An international collection of merchandised and pedestrian-controlled machinery and tool...

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07/08/2012

The new Ransomes Meteor mower

With reduced cutting cycles and recent spells of extremely wet weather, the quality of green spaces in the UK is becoming ...

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06/08/2012

SGM's Employee of the Month... Ross Stevenson

SGM is pleased to announce that our new Employee of the Month is Ross Stevenson. Ross is a mechanic at our Inverkeithing head office. Ross and his fellow mechanics are responsible for the maintenance and servicing of a wide range of machinery and equipmen...

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03/08/2012

Third Rubi mower bought by Sodexo for Fife schools

SGM have sold a third Rubi RC38 ride on mower to Sodexo Facilities Management to assist their maintenance of various Fife schools. With the previous two purchases Sodexo found that the machines were reliable and strong performers. With the recent influ...

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01/08/2012

Etesia Mowerthon - Bergerac to John O'Groats

Phil Voice, founder of the Landscape Juice Network, has announced that he will drive an Etesia H124 professional mower from Bergerac, France, to John O'Groats, Scotland, this October to raise money for Perennial (Gardeners Royal Benevolent Society). In...

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31/07/2012

E-Z-GO introduces PowerFilm solar panel technology for golf cars

Golf car manufacturer, E-Z-GO, is now offering solar panel technology called PowerFilm on certain personal and fleet models as a way to extend their range and battery life while cutting the cost of charging batteries. PowerFilm solar panels are light, ...

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30/07/2012

New Managing Director at Sanli

Simon Del-Novo has recently accepted the position of Managing Director for Sanli UK, replacing Mark Osborne. Del-Novo takes on his new role with the suppliers of Chinese manufactured garden machinery from Techtron Industries and owners of Ryobi and Homeli...

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27/07/2012

A tribute to the ground work behind London 2012 Olympic Games

With the first day of the London 2012 Olympic Games upon us, SGM pays tribute to the vast scale of grounds care operations that have been vital to preparations for the Games. Here are just some of the London 2012 venues both within and outside London t...

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25/07/2012

Top dresser hire at SGM this autumn

This next section in the autumn groundcare new series covers top dressers. The use of top dressers areimportant in protecting grass as well as ...

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24/07/2012

Used machinery deal of the week

Deal of the Week: Wiedenmann Terraspike XP6 Was £...

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23/07/2012

SGM adds a new slope mower to its hire fleet

SGM has introduced a further Shibaura SG280 slope mower to our hire fleet to cope with increased demand for rotary mowing and grass cutting on slopes. With this high power mower, available for a minimum hire period of one week, SGM may just have the answe...

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20/07/2012

Grass growing through the roof

SGM has seen an increased demand for the hire of grass cutting equipment in recent months. This could have something to do with the insane levels of rainfall affecting many parts of the UK. Met Office figures for June show double the average amount of rai...

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18/07/2012

Continuous wet weather affects councils' grass cutting regimes

Numerous councils have found that the continuous wet weather we have been experiencing recently has made it increasingly difficult for their grounds maintenance teams to cut grass. A recent article by the Huntingdon People has found that the large volu...

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17/07/2012

Larger aerators for hire this Autumn

In our first instalment of our autumn ground care news we looked at the use of small aerators. In today’...

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17/07/2012

More new recruits for SGM

SGM has recently recruited Scott Hutton from West Fife Enterprise (WFE) to join our team at our showroom in Inverkeithing where he plays a key role in processing and despatching orders, mainly those placed online either through our website, eBay or Amazon...

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16/07/2012

SGM appoints new Digital Marketing Assistant

As SGM's online business continues to grow we have appointed a Digital Marketing Assistant to co-ordinate our international online sales and marketing strategy. Peter McAllister joins the marketing team at SGM's headquarters in Inverkeithing to promote...

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13/07/2012

Win a 5 litre sprayer is this month's free prize draw

SGM continues to offer a free prize draw to all customers at our garden machinery showroom in Inverkeithing, Fife. To enter customers just ...

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12/07/2012

A respectable finish for SGM sponsored car at National Hot Rod Final

Last week SGM announced that we were the official sponsors of a car racing in the National Hot Rod World Final which took place in Ipswich ...

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11/07/2012

A second Rubi mower for Sodexo

Sodexo Facilities Management have taken delivery of a second Rubi RC38 from SGM for use in their grounds maintenance contract with three schools in Fife. This comes one year after they purchased their first Rubi from SGM, which happened to be the first...

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10/07/2012

Garden machinery & arborist equipment clearance on eBay & Amazon

SGM is offering a range of limited stock items at reduced prices on our eBay and Amazon stores. Products on offer include garden machinery, such as spreaders and ...

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09/07/2012

SGM's Employee of the Month... John Manley

SGM is pleased to announce that our new Employee of the Month is John Manley. John is SGM’...

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06/07/2012

SGM’s Steve Shaw departs for Africa

Steve Shaw, who returned to SGM last year as Business Manager for our Rotherham depot after two years working in the Middle East, has been tempted once again by warmer climates and has departed to work on railway lines in Africa. Steve was employed by ...

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05/07/2012

SGM’s best wishes for Sales Co-ordinator Sharon as she departs for maternity leave

Sharon Fisher, Sales Co-ordinator at SGM, has recently left on maternity leave, due to return at some point next year. SGM has appointed a new sales assistant, Jordan Mack, who will take on Sharon’...

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04/07/2012

Aerators for hire this autumn

With summer getting into swing it can be easy to only focus on the here and now. But as often is the case, the great British summer can be short lived. Therefore it is essential to look forward to the autumn season so you’...

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03/07/2012

SGM increases their export business

SGM has seen a promising rise in the amount of machinery that is being exported abroad. Our reputation is growing fast amongst the international community. For example one of our most recent international purchases was a number of used golf cars making...

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02/07/2012

SGM sponsor National Hot Rod world final racing car

SGM are proud to announce that they are an official sponsor of a National Hot Rod world final race car. In this exciting development we see our name sit beautifully painted on the car which is a 240 BHP Vauxhall Tigra. The vehicle will be driven by loc...

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29/06/2012

SGM opening hours extended to 7 days a week for July

SGM is delighted to announce that for the month of July our Inverkeithing branch ...

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28/06/2012

A good 'spread' at Fife Partnership Excellence Awards

SGM recently donated a pedestrian garden spreader to the Fife Partnership and Fife Charities Trust for the Fife Partnership Excellence Awards prize raffle. The awards, which are held every two years to recognise and celebrate the creativity, innovation...

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22/06/2012

Don't forget - LOLER testing from £65

SGM has been offering its LOLER inspection service as an addition to our range of Arboriculture and Forestry products and services at our Inverkeithing showroom for twelve months now with fantastic feedback from the customers that have had their equipment...

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21/06/2012

There is life in dead wood!

The following article, published in last month's edition of Pitchcare magazine, examines the role of invertebrates in woodland and advice for managing deadwood for the benefit of the natural environment. Often overlooked in favour of the more cute and ...

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20/06/2012

Get youngsters helping out in the garden with the Stihl toy brushcutter

Get youngsters 'helping out' in the garden with Stihl's battery operated toy brushcutter. Your child will have hours of fun 'cutting' through long grass and light vegetation in and around your garden. With a pull of the recoil the Stihl toy brushcutter...

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19/06/2012

Lawn mower sales up in Fife

Despite the poor weather at the start of the summer SGM has seen a rise in sales of domestic lawn mowers from its showroom in Inverkeithing, Fife. We expect this rise to be a result of a number of factors: Heavy rainfall in recent months ...

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18/06/2012

Hose pipe ban update

Following on from our news article 9th April titled "Hosepipe ban across drought-hit areas" three out of seven companies who imposed hosepipe bans in early April have now lifted restrictions. Thames Water, Southern Water and Anglian Water ...

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15/06/2012

Rotherham MBC power ahead with Valtra N82 tractors

Rotherham MBC have recently taken delivery of four new Valtra N82 Hi-Tech Tractors as part of their new hire contract with SGM Contracts. The new 90hp tractors supplied by David Henderson-Valtra from Acomb, Northumberland were the preferred tractor for...

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13/06/2012

Father's Day special on spreaders

It's not too late to bag the perfect gift for Father's Day and SGM is offering a special promotion on spreaders, the ideal gift for any Dad keen on gardening. The spreaders on offer are: Splendid SP1 36kg spreader reduced from £...

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12/06/2012

On the slopes!

The following article, published in this month's Pitchcare magazine, looks at different technologies being used for reducing risks when mowing on slopes. Mowing slopes safely can present a headache for today’...

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11/06/2012

Arb Clearance

If you're looking for some new arboriculture gear then now is the time to buy as SGM is offering a number of clearance items at greatly reduced prices. Don't miss out on these fantastic offers: (Prices below are inclusive of VAT) Stein Arbor Trol...

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08/06/2012

Service Kit Specials

SGM provides servicing and repairs for all types of groundcare and arboriculture machinery, but if you prefer to service your ...

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08/06/2012

SGM's Star Performer of the month... Nikki Connolly

As SGM continues to position itself as the UK's Premier supplier of groundcare equipment we have just launched a 'Star Performer of the month' campaign to reward staff for their efforts in keeping up SGM's premier image. This month the prize goesto Nik...

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07/06/2012

The new Atco ride-on

Atco have been manufacturing fine quality mowers for the lawns of Great Britain since 1921 and have earned an enviable reputation for outstanding quality and performance. And now Atco have launched a new range of garden tractors which are keenly priced ag...

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06/06/2012

SGM grows through recession with appointment of apprentice engineer

Apprenticeships have been one of the many victims of the UK’...

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31/05/2012

Win a strimmer/chainsaw helmet set in SGM's Free Prize Draw

SGM is now offering free prize draw to all customers at our showroom in Inverkeithing. To enter customers will fill in a short form with their details and will have the chance to opt to receive updated and offers from SGM. Winners will be picked from r...

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29/05/2012

Mow-bot liked by Forest Green Rovers F.C.

Forest Green Rovers F.C. are fans of the Etesia robot mower - known as a 'mow-bot' - which uses GPS technology to automatically guide it around the pitch without the need for human intervention. The electric mow-bot gets its power from solar panels on ...

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28/05/2012

Will automated robotic greens mower be a catch?

The first fully automated robotic golf course mower was launched in the US earlier this year by Precise Path Robotics of Indianapolis. The RG3 robotic greens mower was unveiled at the Golf Industry show in New Orleans in February. The Precise Path RG3 ...

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25/05/2012

Fife Chamber of Commerce launches Fife Business Awards 2012

Fife Chamber of Commerce has recently launched the Fife Business Awards 2012 on behalf of the Fife Economy Partnership, the main sponsor of the event. The Awards provide local business with the opportunity to gain widespread recognition for their achie...

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24/05/2012

Significant majority believe budget cuts are affecting parks disproportionately

APSE's recent Local Authority Parks Services State of the Market 2012 found that parks managers believe public sector spending cuts will have an impact on health and social implications. This finding was based on 91 responses from UK local authorities ...

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23/05/2012

SGM promotes lawn mower sales around Fife

SGM has recently been promoting its range of garden machinery and lawn mowers around Fife with a large transportable trailer sign. The trailer signage was initially acquired to promote our garden machinery open weekend earlier this month. Now, with SGM...

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22/05/2012

Cut more for less

It is apparent that the effects of the spending review cuts on our local authorities’...

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21/05/2012

Atco goes bizarre

SGM has recently supplied an Atco ride-on lawnmower to Gordon Smart, editor of The Sun's Bizarre column. Smart, pictured right with his new mower, purchased the lawn tractor to maintain his large lawn at his new home. Atco is a particularly popular ...

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15/05/2012

Bridge works help SGM increase mower sales in Fife

Anyone who regularly crosses from Fife to Edinburgh via the Forth Road Bridge cannot fail to have noticed the ongoing roadwork’...

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14/05/2012

SGM adds new domain name - mowers-fife.com

Over the last couple of years SGM has seen its domestic lawn mower sales and servicing activities at its headquarters in Inverkeithing, Fife, grow significantly. To recognise this and to assist people in finding the SGM website the business has added a...

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11/05/2012

SGM extends opening hours

Following a successful open weekend last week, SGM is extending its normal opening hours so that our Inverkeithing showroom is now open on Sundays for the months of May and June. Our well-stocked showroom showcases a wide range of garden machinery, inc...

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10/05/2012

Lawnmower winner claims his prize

Yesterday, Ewan Forbes, collected his Sanli LE38 lawnmower which he won in SGM's free prize draw at our Open Weekend. This fantastic giveaway was one of a number of promotions which took place at SGM's showroom in Inverkeithing over the bank holiday we...

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09/05/2012

Used Golf Machinery For Sale

As ...

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08/05/2012

World's fastest lawn mower record set

History was made a few weeks ago when American Bobby Cleveland won back his record for the world's fastest lawn mower. Cleveland's former record of 80.833 mph was broken by British driver Don Wales, who swiped it right from under Cleveland's nose with a 8...

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07/05/2012

Last Day of SGM's Open Weekend

Today is the last day of SGM's open weekend at it's Showroom in Inverkeithing, Fife. Don't miss out on our fantastic offers on garden machinery which will end after today. The showroom is open until 5pm today so if you're off for the Bank Holiday why n...

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03/05/2012

SGM's Open Weekend is almost here!

This weekend SGM will be showcasing its extensive range of lawn mowers and garden machinery at its showroom in Inverkeithing, Fife. Over the course of Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday visitors will have the opportunity to view machinery demonst...

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02/05/2012

The long awaited Sanli CS45 Chainsaw

The Sanli CS45 Chainsaw is a brand new product for 2012. If you are looking for a chainsaw that will not put a dent in your bank account but can be used as a general-purpose tool for chainsaw work in parks and gardens or for logging and tidying up, the Sa...

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01/05/2012

NEW STEIN SHADOW Chainsaw Boots now released

Introducing one of the highest standards of Chainsaw Safety Boots on the market. NEW Stein Shadow Chainsaw Boots are manufactured using ANFIBIO ...

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30/04/2012

Stein Arbor-Trolley Special Offer

For a limited time only ...

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27/04/2012

NEW Skylotec Harness Available 1st May

The Skylotec Kolibri Harnesses has proven itself to be one of the most respected, comfortable, and durable harnesses available to the modern day Arborist. Through end-user feedback the Kolibri has received a makeover for 2012. Now known as the Kolibri “...

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25/04/2012

SGM hires to Trump Links

SGM has recently supplied tractors and turf maintenance machinery to Trump International Golf Links in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire. A Massey Ferguson compact tractor, Kioti compact tractor and a John Deere 1500 Aerator were delivered from SGM's Fife depot ...

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23/04/2012

SGM Parts Offers

Don't miss out on SGM's great offers this month: (All prices are inclusive of VAT) 20L Jerry Can: only £...

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19/04/2012

Get children gardening

An article in The Telegraph last week reviewed several product ideas for encouraging children to garden: Child friendly lawn ...

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17/04/2012

Showroom Open Weekend 5th-7th May

Winter finally seems to be over and the grass is growing again. The garden is a hive of activity with a lot to do, so get yourself down to SGM's showroom open weekend to make sure you get the right equipment for the job. The open weekend will offer cus...

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16/04/2012

SGM's display area gets set up for spring

SGM has set up its outdoor mower display areas for ...

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13/04/2012

Lawn mower racing at Mower Madness

The first heat of Dorset's Mower Madness lawn mower racing took place last weekend. Mower Madness is a charity event raising funds for Bournemouth Hospital's Jigsaw Appeal, Dorset Transverse Myelitis, Wimborne Hospital's League of Friends and the Dorse...

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13/04/2012

Parks hit again in council budget cuts

A recent report in Horticulture Week revealed that maintenance teams, plant spending and street trees all face cutbacks as local authorities battle to meet savings targets. The latest local authority spending round for 2012-13 is seeing more parks serv...

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12/04/2012

Groundcare and arboriculture safety in focus at APSE parks seminar

SGM recently attended the APSE one day parks seminar which took place at the City of Manchester Stadium, home of Manchester City FC. A number of leading figures from the public sector took to the podium to talk on a varied range of topics. One of pa...

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11/04/2012

New threat to British trees & woodland

A recent press relsease has reported an ...

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10/04/2012

New Lawnmowers for Sale on Display

With the imminent arrival of spring SGM’...

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09/04/2012

Hosepipe ban across drought-hit areas

The 2012 hosepipe ban is upon us following the Environment Agency's warning of "severe drought" in coming months. Two unusually dry winters have left reservoirs, aquifers and rivers well below normal levels. Last month the water companies warned that h...

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06/04/2012

Gardening Scotland commits to Royal Highland Centre until 2014

The Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh has signed a three-year deal to host the Gardening Scotland show.The event previously had a rolling annual contract with organiser Rural Projects, and has been at the venue since its opening in 2000. The next Gardeni...

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05/04/2012

Slope mowing in Staffordshire

SGM have secured a hire agreement from Tamworth Borough Council in Staffordshire for the new Shibaura SG280 slope mower, a high power, low centre of gravity and wide tread ride-on rotary mower, which enables them to work comfortably &...

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05/04/2012

Lawnmower servicing survey aims to maintain customer satisfaction

SGM's service department is currently collecting feedback from from it's local customers who have used SGM's garden machinery and lawnmower servicing at our Fife workshop in Inverkeithing. All customers are being asked to complete a short survey questi...

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04/04/2012

New disease threatens sweet chestnut trees

The Forestry Commission and The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) are working to eradicate outbreaks of a serious new disease affecting sweet chestnut trees in southern and central England. Chestnut blight, caused by the fungus Cryphonectria ...

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04/04/2012

Stein Specials

SGM is offering Stein pruning saws at newly reduced prices for the month of April - available now in store and online. Prices below are excluding VAT. Stein S300 straight hand pruning saw: £...

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03/04/2012

New range of professional Tanaka hand held equipment in stock now

Whether you are a professional landscaper or homeowner, you can depend on Tanaka to make your job easier and to save you time. You can be sure that all Tanaka products will are lightweight and well-balanced, with outstanding throttle response. You will...

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02/04/2012

Big thanks to all at Arb Evening

Thank you to everyone who came along to our latest event held at SGM’...

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29/03/2012

SGM lawnmower sales & display area gets first cut of the season

With the recent increase in temperatures the grass has begun to grow which has meant that our display area has had its first cut of the year for 2012. SGM's Chairman, David McInroy, performed this annual task using a Toro Reelmaster 6500D. Sales and Busin...

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28/03/2012

Jacobsen GreenPlex goes North

Lybster Golf Club, one of the most northern golf courses in mainland Britain, has purchased a used greens mower from SGM Contracts in time for the start of the season. ...

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27/03/2012

Turf side up!

Just for fun, here are a couple of stories from this month’...

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26/03/2012

New Shibaura for Stenny

SGM's Sales Manager, Ewan Peddie, was delighted to supply his local football club, Stenhousemuir F.C., with a new compact tractor last week. The SFL second division club, based in Central Scotland, purchased a Shibaura SX24 sub compact tractor for main...

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23/03/2012

Deals not to be missed at Arb Open Day

Attendees at SGM's Arb Talk Open Day on 29th March will benefit from discounts on a range of items in the showroom. These include: Stein Evolution II Jacket RRP: £...

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23/03/2012

Shibaura SG280 demonstration model arrives

Staff at SGM were excited to see their new SG280 slope mower demonstrator arrive a few days ago. This machine will be built up and available for demonstration and short term hire to customers throughout Scotland. Right: The Shibaura SG280 arrives at SG...

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22/03/2012

Join the Arb Talk

There are still some spaces left at ...

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21/03/2012

Shibaura delivers a measured performance

Leicester City Council Parks Services Area Parks Manager, David Flavelle oversees a large fleet of groundcare machinery hard at work across the city’...

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20/03/2012

Reform Metrac proves its worth

Around this time last year Fife Council took delivery of a Reform Metrac banking tractor from SGM’...

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19/03/2012

Got equipment to sell?

SGM is interested in any groundcare machinery you wish to sell. We can quote for old or ...

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16/03/2012

Can't find what you're looking for?

As one of Europe's largest dealers of groundcare machinery, SGM is able to source and supply most types and brands of equipment, from grass cutting machinery to chippers to tractors and utility vehicles. With an extensive range of both new and used mac...

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16/03/2012

Did you know? SGM does training too!

SGM provides a range of training courses in Forestry &...

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15/03/2012

Dome Sweet Dome for two of SGM's utility vehicles

SGM has recently supplied an electric golf car and a Bad Boy electric UTV to Ecopod, a boutique retreat situated on the west of Scotland. Ecopod offers tranquil accommodation to its guests ...

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15/03/2012

Boost for Olympic Village Eco-credentials

A SUDS-compliant paving system comprised of recycled car tyres is being used to boost the eco-credentials of the landscaping provided at the Olympic Village. The Sudscape system is being used on 460 sq metres of pathways within the residential courtyar...

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14/03/2012

SupaTurf Reinvent the Wheel

Supaturf has managed to re-invent the wheel and make line marking a pleasure, according to Stuart Mottershaw, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor for Burbage Parish Council in Leicestershire. Launched last year, the Briteliner Arrow is a completely re-engineer...

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13/03/2012

SGM Sponsors Boys' Brigade Cross Country

SGM is sponsoring the Boys' Brigade Scottish Cross Country Championships, which is being hosted this year by the Fife Battalion. The event takes place this Saturday, 17th March in Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy. Steven McInroy, Managing Director of SGM said...

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13/03/2012

'Lawnmowers' is trending in search

Proof that ...

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13/03/2012

Europe Golf Participation in Decline say KPMG

KPMG’...

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12/03/2012

Hayter T424 proves popular across the continent

SGM's groundcare machinery sales are off to a flying start as the new grass cutting season begins. Southern Land Services, based in East Sussex, have bought a Hayter T424 five-gang ride-on cylinder mower, fully reconditioned by SGM and ready for delive...

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12/03/2012

Mower Madness

Wimborne is gearing up for its upcoming ‘...

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11/03/2012

John Deere Joins UKGCOA

John Deere Limited has joined the UK Golf Course Owners Association (UKGCOA) as a Diamond Corporate Partner, as of January 2012. With an administrative base at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, the UKGCOA was set up in 2010 to promote, develop and represen...

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09/03/2012

New range of Masport Lawnmowers in stock

Masport have been making petrol powered lawnmowers for 70 years;...

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08/03/2012

Statement from the Toro Company

Effective January 15, 2012, Lely (UK) Limited is responsible for the distribution, sales, service and technical support of all Toro-branded commercial turf maintenance products distributed in the UK and Eire. This includes all Toro-branded commercial prod...

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07/03/2012

SGM sees increase in garden machinery servicing

Since the turn of the year, SGM’...

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06/03/2012

Bring the golf game to life with Trojan golf car batteries

SGM is now able to offer Trojan batteries for golf buggies and utility cars. An industry leader, Trojan has been making golf car batteries since 1952. Check under the seat of an electric golf car and you're likely to see Trojan deep cycle batteries. ...

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06/03/2012

Richard Campey wins IOG Lifetime Achievement Award

Managing Director of Campey Turf Care Systems, has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Awards. Mr Campey has spent the past 25 years promotin best practice in sports ground maintenance and renovations. In a vi...

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01/03/2012

Arb Talk March 2012

Don't miss SGM's next Arb Talk on Thursday 29th March at our Inverkeithing Showroom, 3pm-9pm. 6.30pm: The 'F' Word - ...

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27/02/2012

On 6th April Capital Allowances are reducing by £75,000

SGM advises all customers contemplating machinery purchases to look to complete them before 6th April 2012. From April 2012, the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) will drop massively from £...

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22/02/2012

Get Garden Machinery Feeds on Facebook

SGM has recently launched its very own Facebook profile specifically tailored for its domestic market. The SGM Garden Machinery ...

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14/02/2012

Is your garden machinery ready for spring?

Did you know? Mowing is a necessary part of lawn maintenance in order to achieve a healthy lawn All lawn mowers should have their blades sharpened at the beginning of the season Alternating the direction of mowing each time promotes and even l...

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14/02/2012

Johnsons Electric Launches Electric Starter for Walk Behind Mowers

Johnsons Electric recently announced a revolutionary new engine starter system for walk behind lawn mowers. This new addition to the PowerPod (TM) electric starter product line is designed to provide an alternative to the conventional pull-string , withou...

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08/02/2012

Amazone Jumbo GHS 180

With damp weather affecting much of the UK, moss is likely to be a worse problem than normal this year. Scarification is going to be as important as ever for this year’...

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02/02/2012

SGM's Commercial Manager Completes Management and Leadership Programme

SGM's Commercial Manager, Joe Coyle, has recently been awarded an HAE certificate for Management and Leadership after completing a four day course in November. The course, which was newly developed by hire industry professionals to suit the ground care hi...

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01/02/2012

Aerators for Hire

SGM is able to supply top of the range aerators and top dressers on weekly hire.  ...

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01/02/2012

Stein Specials: Stein Evolution II

The new STEIN Evolution II is a great value entry level water-resistant work jacket, offering great looks and user comfort. The outer material is both tough and breathable with great water-resistant properties with fully sealed seams, whilst the inner mes...

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31/01/2012

Lawn Mower Service

SGM can service your lawn mower and all other types of garden machinery. Now is the time of year to think about getting your lawn mower serviced in advance of spring 2012. SGM can service your lawn mower ensuring that it is ready to work effectively an...

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31/01/2012

APSE parks,horticulture and grounds maintenance advisory group

SGM's Managing Director, Steven McInroy, is a speaker at the APSE parks, horticulture and grounds maintenance advisory group meeting tomorrow (Wednesday 1 February). The advisory group, which is taking place in Manchester, is open to elected members, p...

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31/01/2012

Harrogate Week 2012

Several representatives from SGM attended BTME in Harrogate last week, giving them the chance to catch up with suppliers on the back of some ...

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30/01/2012

Lawn Mower Repair

SGM can repair your lawn mower and all other types of garden machinery. ...

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30/01/2012

Lawn Mower Replacement Parts

Try SGM for Lawn Mower Replacement Parts In addition to having a substantial  ...

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30/01/2012

Used Lawn Mower for Sale

With the grass cutting season just around the corner SGM has a large selection of used lawnmowers for sale. ...

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16/01/2012

Fife Training Day: Grass Cutting on Slopes

Fife Council recently held a Train the Trainers day ...

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13/01/2012

Trees and woods face greatest turning point in 100 years

A new report entitled ‘...

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13/01/2012

Snow Shovel Shortage in Alaska

An Alaska community which has been hit by freak snow storms and has seen nearly 15 feet of snow in the last few days is now facing another problem –...

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12/01/2012

Important announcement regarding Petzl Shunt

Petzl have issued a statement on their website and Facebook page regarding the use of their SHUNT ascender as a back-up device for industrial rope access.  ...

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12/01/2012

SGM Supplies Machinery for Olympic Park

SGM recently supplied a John Deere 800 Aercore to Frost Landscapes to assist in preparation of Olympic Park for the 2012 Olympic Games.  ...

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11/01/2012

Natural vs. Artificial

One of the most talked about debates in the grounds care industry at the moment is over the use of natural vs. artifical turf for municipal or club sports playing surfaces.  ...

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10/01/2012

Tracking devices: security for your machinery

Lawn mowers, tractors and chippers are valuable assets, making them attractive steals for thieves. Theft of machinery is costly and inconvenient, and once a machine has been stolen it can be highly difficult for authorities to trace its whereabouts.  ...

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07/01/2012

18 years of servicing at Alloa Golf Club

SGM is delighted to continue to have a strong working relationship with Alloa Golf Club over 18 years. SGM's Service Manager, Kerr Hutchison, and his team of engineers are carrying out winter service on the club's golf course machinery for another year. ...

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06/01/2012

Crocodile Steals Lawn Mower

Last week a giant croc at an Australian Reptile Park near Sydney was videoed leaping at a worker mowing the grass in its enclosure and stealing the lawn mower. The ferocious reptile dragged the mower back into its lagoon and then guarded its new toy un...

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20/12/2011

Golf Buggies Chauffeur Visitors at Chuffs Extravaganza

SGM was pleased to donate several golf buggies to the Daisy Chain Trust for their Oxenfoord Castle Chuffs Extravaganza event which took place over three days last month. Established in 2003, the Daisy Chain Trust is a Scottish Charity with the aim of g...

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16/12/2011

New Snow Shovels & Spreaders Now in Stock

SGM has just added a ...

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12/12/2011

Christmas comes early for top council teams

SGM's Managing Director, Steven McInroy, joined local councils in celebrating their success as APSE announced the winners of the best and most improved performers in frontline services at a special awards event, held in Blackpool on Thursday 1st December....

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02/12/2011

Stein Specials

SGM is now stocking the following products from Stein: ...

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02/12/2011

New Shibauras Supplied to Clackmannanshire

SGM has recently added a range of new Shibaura tractors to its hire fleet in order to supply Clackmannanshire Council for its snow clearing operations this winter.  ...

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01/12/2011

SGM Presents APSE Performance Networks Awards

The 2011 APSE Performance Networks Seminar takes place today and tomorrow in Blackpool. This major two day seminar incorporates the performance network awards evening at the Hilton Hotel on the North Promenade.  ...

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30/11/2011

Snow Ploughs For Sale

SGM has a limited stock of new snow ploughs for sale this winter. 1.65m working width Front mounted, Hydraulic lift/lower 3 way manual handling Fit most makes of compact tractors Over 25HP These snow ploughs are available from SGM ...

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21/11/2011

Snow Clearing Package Deals

It is almost a year to date that snow swept across Britain, bringing the country to a standstill. If the snow makes an appearance this year, SGM can help ensure you are ready for it this time round. If you do not already possess suitable snow clearing ...

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10/11/2011

Is your equipment ready for winter?

If you haven't already done so now is the time to prepare your snow clearing equipment for the 'Big Freeze' which has been predicted by long-term weather forecasters. At SGM Contracts we have a dedicated team of fully trained engineers who are able to ...

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09/11/2011

Stephen Shaw returns to SGM

Stephen Shaw has returned to SGM after spending two years in the Middle East working in groundcare sales. Stephen started working with SGM in 2000 as a Mobile Engineer progressing to the post of Contract Service Manager in 2001 and then Business Develo...

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28/10/2011

High demand for arboriculture training

A recent article in Horticulture Week explored various options for Arboriculture training as tree owners increasingly realise that employing someone who is properly trained reduces potential risks. With growing demand for properly trained and qualified pr...

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17/10/2011

Still some spaces left at Trees & Greens Open Day

There are still a few spaces left at SGM’...

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14/10/2011

SGM adds Polar 6556E snow thrower to its winter stock

With snowy conditions predicted this winter SGM has extended its range of snow clearing equipment to include the Polar 6,5/56E Snow Thrower. The Polar 6,5/56E two-stage snow thrower gives you top of the line features in a medium-duty unit. A large 5...

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21/09/2011

SGM Celebrates Parks Team Success

The APSE Annual Seminar and Service Awards took place in Bristol on 7-8 September 2011. Once again, SGM Contracts LLP sponsored the award for 'Best service team: Parks, Grounds &...

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15/09/2011

SGM Features in Pitchcare

This month SGM Contracts LLP is featured in an article in Pitchcare magazine which explores the impact of government spending cuts on public sector Parks, Open Spaces and Horticultural Services. The article, entitled 'Coping with Cutbacks', examines SG...

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13/09/2011

Forecasters warn of another 'Big Freeze'

Weathermen have predicted a chilly autumn for Britain followed by another 'Big Freeze' this winter. Last winter Britain came to a standstill during the coldest December in 100 years. Don't get caught out this year - SGM can supply a range of winter mai...

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09/09/2011

Autumn Renovations & Leaf Collection

September can be a hectic month for groundcare industries with the start of autumn renovations and operations to deal with the changing weather. SGM hopes to take some of the stress out of autumn groundcare with a specialist range of hire machinery with a...

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07/09/2011

End of Season Sale

With only a couple of months left of the cutting season SGM is offering special deals on its range of ride-on rotary mowers, including the John Deere 1445 which has been reduced from £...

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02/09/2011

Hear This - Noise Regulations

Employment in both the professional groundcare and the arboricultural sectors often involves use of noisy powered tools or machinery. Noise at work can cause both temporary and permanent hearing loss. Workers may also develop tinnitus (ringing, whistling,...

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09/08/2011

SGM Hire: Changing Landscapes

There is no doubt that the groundcare market has faced a number of changes spurred by public sector spending cuts. In response to these changes SGM has also undergone a period of adjustment, not least for its hire division which has adapted its offerings ...

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02/08/2011

SGM stocks up on Sanli

In a recent extension of its range of garden machinery, SGM has stocked up on a selection of Sanli power equipment, including lawn mowers and power tools, which are now on show at SGM’...

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19/07/2011

SGM welcomes new Arboriculture Specialist

Andy Hancock has recently joined the SGM Parts team as Parts Business Manager. With extensive experience in landscape, estate woodland and tree management Andy will be primarily focussed on SGM’...

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22/06/2011

Bag a bargain with SGM’s range of used golf cars

SGM is currently running special offers on its range of used golf cars. We have a large selection of electric golf buggies in stock ranging from Clubcar to EZGO to Yamaha. We have some top quality electric Clubcars (president model) with some even fitted ...

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16/06/2011

Golf Cars Rock!

Golf cars are no longer just for the golf course:golf buggy hire for various events is becoming increasingly popular. With various ‘...

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15/06/2011

Esk Valley Landscapes upgrade to Ransomes Parkway 2250+

Local Contractor Esk Valley Landscapes recently purchased a Ransomes Parkway 2250+ from SGM. This machine was refurbished to a very high standard and fitted with new cutting cylinders bottom blades etc. With the Ransomes Parkway 2250+ being an ex-hire mac...

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14/06/2011

Fife Council purchase Reform H6

Fife Council recently took delivery of a Reform H6 from SGM. The H6 is a versatile two-axle mower with top comfort and cutting edge technology. SGM has had a fifteen year relationship with Reform and is pleased to continue to supply these quality machines...

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13/06/2011

Rising demand for used machinery

The grass cutting season is now well underway and SGM is pleased to report an increase in sales of used grass cutting machinery this year. Commenting on the influx in demand, Sales Manager Ewan Peddie said, “...

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30/05/2011

LOLER Testing from £65

SGM has recently launched its LOLER Inspection Service as an addition to the range of products and services offered at its brand new Arboriculture &...

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19/05/2011

The value of partnerships recognised across the industry

A recent article in Horticulture Week explored the shift towards new ways of working in the groundcare sector as a result of Government spending cuts. The focus of the article was on contracting services, reflecting upon the growth in the markets for o...

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09/05/2011

New Groundcare & Arboriculture Product Catalogue Available Now

SGM has recently launched it’...

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04/05/2011

Great offers & giveaways marked the launch of Arboriculture Showroom in Fife

Last week SGM officially launched its brand new Arboriculture and Forestry Showroom with an Open Day held at its headquarters in Inverkeithing. The Open Day, which took place on Thursday 28th April, was a huge success with a large number of professionals ...

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28/04/2011

Get ready for Grass Cutting Season

Just a few weeks ago it was looking like winter was never going to end, but finally the weather is getting brighter, the grass is greener and is beginning to grow once again. And with the new season comes a whole host of new groundcare problems to deal wi...

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11/04/2011

Scotland’s largest Arboriculture showroom opens 28th April

SGM is launching its brand new showroom in Inverkeithing, Fife with an Open Day offering one off deals as well as specialist services, advice and information. With a diverse range of products from the world’...

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06/04/2011

First Rubi mower sold in the UK

This week Sodexo Facility Management purchased a Rubi RC38 from SGM;...

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23/03/2011

Golf cars: the evermore versatile vehicle

Organisations are increasingly recognising the benefits of purchasing or hiring golf cars. Whether to be used conventionally on golf courses, for transportation around large sites, or for special events, golf cars can greatly assist with a range of operat...

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21/03/2011

Tigh Mor acquires new tractor to maintain its prestigious grounds

SGM recently supplied a machine to the prestigious Tigh Mor estate in The Trossachs. Tigh Mor is one of 30 scenic locations owned by the Holiday Property bond. With its picturesque grounds providing glorious views as well as numerous outdoor activities to...

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11/03/2011

Last Minute Winter Servicing, In-season Servicing & Regrinds

SGM is still offering FREE winter service estimates for last minute machinery health checks before the new season begins. And with the beginning of the grass cutting season, SGM will soon be providing in-season servicing. From £...

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10/03/2011

A promising start to the season

Spring has barely arrived, but SGM has already seen a massive surge in demand for grass cutting machinery and has already supplied a number of machines to customers across the country. This includes the supply of a Kilworth 205 Matra to Nic Houldsworth...

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18/02/2011

Spring Renovations

Spring is just around the corner and with the arrival of the new grass growing season, it is vital to implement a programme of turf renovation and refurbishment to restore turf health and quality and rejuvenate the soil and grass plant after the impact of...

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25/01/2011

Feeling the squeeze?

Local authorities and organisations under pressure from current spending cuts are increasingly recognising the benefits of contract hire for both cutting costs and improving the services they offer. The benefits of contract hire include: 1. Release ...

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13/01/2011

Three Green Ticks for SGM

SGM has become a Green Business Network Accredited Member and has been awarded Three Green Ticks from The Green Business Partnership. The Green Business Partnership was formerly known as the Business Environment Partnership, which was established in 1989 ...

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23/12/2010

Efficiencies in parks and green spaces

Earlier this month, APSE constructed a paper to highlight the main areas where cost reductions can be sought with regard to parks and green spaces. The report recognises the significant effect that vehicle costs can have on the overall cost of service and...

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21/12/2010

Scotland’s first Reform Mounty 100

SGM has recently supplied a customer with a Reform Mounty 100V, which happens to be the first of this model in Scotland. The tractor was supplied to Mr Barnard from Blairgowrie for a variety of jobs on his farm and to work on slopes. SGM has had a rela...

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09/12/2010

Golf buggies were a hit at the Daisy Chain Trust Fair

The golf buggies that SGM contributed to the Daisy Chain Trust added a new dimension to the charity’...

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01/12/2010

Snow Going in Clackmannanshire

SGM has recently provided Clackmannanshire Council with a fleet of snow clearing equipment designed to keep the residents of Clackmannanshire safe. Additionally SGM has provided the council with a 24 hour back-up service over the busy festive period and i...

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30/11/2010

View SGM’s salt spreader demo on YouTube Groundcare Channel

SGM has recently launched a specialist groundcare channel on YouTube named UKgroundcare. The channel has been created for online broadcasting of a range of groundcare, forestry and arboriculture machinery which SGM can supply, helping our customers to mak...

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22/11/2010

Spreader sales on the rise

SGM has witnessed huge demand for salt spreaders this winter, having already sold 200 pedestrian spreaders before the end of November. After last winter’...

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19/11/2010

SGM demonstrates its environmental commitments with the Green Achiever Scheme

SGM has recently undertaken the Green Achiever Self Assessment process to demonstrate its current and future environmental commitments through the development of a Self Declaration of Environmental Commitment. SGM’...

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16/11/2010

Prepare for Hazardous Conditions this Winter

With falling temperatures affecting much of the UK, memories of last winter’...

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11/11/2010

Cut backs lead to a policy rethink

Following the Chancellors recent and long anticipated spending review announcement and confirmation that local authority budgets are to be cut by approximately 28% over a four year period, local authority grounds maintenance departments across the country...

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10/11/2010

Cutting Costs

In today’...

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08/11/2010

Perth & Kinross extend contract with SGM

SGM is pleased to have recently extended our contract with Perth and Kinross Council for 2011. SGM has been providing the council with machines on contract hire since 1996. The current contract started in 2005 for three years and has been subject to one y...

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05/11/2010

Join us in supporting the Daisy Chain Trust

Next week the Daisy Chain Trust is hosting a three day Chuffs Extrvaganza fair at Oxenfoord Castle, Pathead, Mid Lothian. SGM is supporting the event by supplying three 4-seater golf buggies for the full week. The Daisy Chain Trust is a Scottish charit...

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27/10/2010

See SGM’s latest slope mower at Scotsturf

SGM is exhibiting at this year’...

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25/10/2010

Spending Review 2010

With last week’...

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27/09/2010

Celebrating Best in Service at APSE Awards 2010

Earlier this month the UK’...

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20/09/2010

Bandit Stump Grinder Sold to Local Tree Surgeon

SGM has recently confirmed the sale of a Bandit HB20 Stump Grinder to Fergus Morrison Tree Surgeon and Landscape Contractor, based in Edinburgh. The Bandit range was introduced as an extension of SGM’...

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20/08/2010

Adaptation is the Answer

SGM has recently featured in a Market Report in the Garden and Grounds Care section in Executive Hire News. The article focussed on current changes in the groundcare industry, highlighting the need for suppliers of groundcare equipment to adapt their oper...

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19/07/2010

New Garden Machinery Available to Buy Online

SGM’...

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10/07/2010

Winter Service Work is Underway

With the frost setting in, winter service work has begun for the 2010/11 season. Our depots in Fife and Perthshire, Scotland are well located to cover Scottish customer requirements with our network of depots across England servicing customers south of th...

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30/06/2010

SGM Hires to Gardening Scotland 2010

Once again SGM supplied the biggest gardening show in Scotland with three utility vehicles for the three day event at Ingliston. Gardening Scotland took place on 4th-6th June 2010 in the Royal Highland Centre. Over 35,000 visitors attended the event and w...

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30/06/2010

New Showroom at SGM House: Wide Range of Garden Machinery Now Available

SGM has expanded its product range to meet the requirements of domestic consumers, gardeners and contractors. SGM Contracts LLP is reputable for its service delivery in the commercial groundcare industry and has a number of contracts across the UK with lo...

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28/06/2010

Stockport MBC extends contract with SGM

SGM is delighted to announce an extension of its contract with Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. SGM have been working in partnership with the council and it’...

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23/06/2010

Budget 2010: Opportunities for Innovation

Yesterday, Chancellor George Osborne unveiled his ‘...

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21/06/2010

Used golf machinery sales are increasing steadily

SGM has seen an increase in sales of used golf machinery over the alst couple of months. We have taken orders from a number of golf courses for various second hand machinery including Greens mowers, Fairway mowers and Tee mowers. Recent sales include a...

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18/06/2010

SGM Expands its Arboriculture Line

The SGM product line has been extended this month to incorporate a range of Bandit chippers grinders, and shredders including biomass wood chippers ranging from six inch to twenty inch;...

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18/05/2010

Golf Buggy & Utility Vehicle Hire

SGM offer a wide range of petrol and electric golf buggies and utility vehicles for long or short term hire at competitive prices. From the leading brands including EZGO, Yamaha, Club Car, John Deere and Toro, SGM supply a variety of vehicles to popula...

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12/05/2010

The new low-cost Metrac G3 banking mower

SGM are delighted to introduce Reform's new low-cost and lightweight model with 44HP and 26" wheels, which is the economical solution for working on slopes of up to 45". With tighter regulations surrounding the health and safety working on bankings, th...

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12/05/2010

SGM Post Election Thoughts

With the appointment last night of David Cameron as Prime Minister of a Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government, it is clear that the financial pressures facing councils and public spending generally will increase dramatically with some politic...

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10/05/2010

Energy Efficient Greenkeeping

Golfing and sporting facilities, like any other businesses, use fuel, power and water and generate waste, all which cost money. Identification and application of energy saving opportunities can lead to significant reductions in costs for all types of busi...

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04/05/2010

SGM Pre-Election Thoughts

With the General Election on the 6th of May, SGM is taking a current view on the current financial pressures facing councils, and how some of the current initiatives and efficiency savings it is able to offer can assist councils in hitting their public se...

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22/04/2010

Second Hand Lawn Mowers

SGM now has an extensive and full range of second hand and refurbished lawnmowers in stock. Machines range from second hand rotary mowers, second hand strimmers, second hand hedgecutters and second hand blowers. Additionally you can choose from a se...

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09/04/2010

SGM Purchases Business & Assests of All Seasons Groundcare

SGM has just completed the purchase of the business and assets of All Seasons Groundcare (ASG) the business formerly known as Swan Plant. SGM will integrate as required the ASG fleet of over 1200 assets into its own fleet, giving it the largest availab...

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24/03/2010

SGM Exhibits at ScotPlant 2010

SGM will be exhibiting in the Ingliston Showground, Edinburgh for the ScotPlant 2010 exhibition held on 26th and 27th March. SGM has been supplying Groundcare equipment with an extensive range of Donaldson filters and filtration components and will hav...

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24/03/2010

Fresh Approach to Winter Servicing

SGM's winter servicing offers have given our Inverkeithing depot a great start to 2010. Our fresh approach to helping customers find a solution to their problems has helped us to attract new customers to SGM. One of these new customer includes Aberfoyl...

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15/03/2010

New Tri-King for Alva Golf Club

Alva Golf Club has recently taken delivery of a Jacobsen Tri-King 1900D from Groundcare Suppliers SGM. The course is located at the base of the Ochil Hills in the ‘...

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29/01/2010

Northampton extend contract with SGM

Northampton Borough Council have decided to extend the current contract with specialist ground-care supplier SGM. Having enjoyed a relationship extending back 4 years, the Council has decided that it would like to continue with the hire of its ground-c...

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15/01/2010

You can bank on Reform

SGM has seen a remarkable rise in enquiries for its new Reform range of banking tractors. Capable of working on slopes of up to 45 degrees, these machines provide the answer to many customers who want to ensure operator safety at all times. Although...

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14/01/2010

Strictly Come Dancing Meets APSE

Council's quick step to the top with Flavia! Some early festive cheer was brought to local authorities with Strictly Come Dancing star, Flavia Cacace, presenting winners of the APSE performance networks awards 2009. Hosted in Blackpool the awards recog...

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13/01/2010

Gleneagles Five Year Service Agreement Extension

SGM has recently announced the re-negotiation and extension to the Service Provision Agreement with The Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire. The agreement which has just been signed for a 5 year term sees SGM provide all the servicing and maintenan...

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05/11/2009

Landscape & Amenity Award Winners Celebrate Success

Andy Pember Crowned Horticultural Apprentice of the Year The ceremony for the Horticultural Week Awards took place on 3rd November 2009 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, in London’...

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04/11/2009

Groundcare Machinery Parts for Winter 2009/10

SGM have an extensive range of Winter Service Filter Kits readily available, off the shelf. Available for all the major Groundcare manufacturers such as Ransomes Jacobsen, Iseki, Kubota, Toro and John Deere. We also supply winter service filter kits fo...

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04/11/2009

Book your snow clearing equipment for the winter season

With the cold season now rapidly approaching, it's the time of year again to be thinking about snow clearing and gritting equipment. We can offer packages of Iseki/New Holland/Shibaura compact tractors, complete with 3-way angled Tomlin/Cuthbertsons sn...

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27/10/2009

Winter Service Work Begins for 2010 Season

SGM's engineers are fully trained in servicing for a variety of manufacturers, including Toro, John Deere, Jacobsen and Iseki. Our depots in Fife and Perthshire, Scotland, are well located cover Scottish customer requirements with our network of depots...

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24/09/2009

SGM Exhibits at Scotsturf 2009

IOG Scotsturf is the only Scottish event for grounds care, sports amenities, landscaping and estate management sectors, with an unrivalled reputation for ideas and innovation. Launched as a grounds care show in 1971, it has grown in size and stature an...

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24/09/2009

Gleneagles Fleet Management Partnership with SGM

Golf Course and Estates Manager, Scott Fenwick talks to Turf Professional reporter, Chris Biddle about how SGM has sorted out his fleet maintenance at the Gleneagles Golf Course…...

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18/09/2009

SGM Sponsors APSE Service Awards 2009

Over 700 guests came together at the Cardiff International Arena to celebrate the best in front line service delivery in local government. Sky news and ITV Wales broadcaster and presenter, Mai Davies, said “...

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28/08/2009

SGM offers guaranteed finance

As a special promotion SGM is offering to guarantee that it can obtain finance for all companies and individuals looking to purchase used machinery from them. Even in today’...

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28/08/2009

SGM Fleet for Johnnie Walker Championship 2009

As an event on The PGA European Tour, the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles attracts a field of the world’...

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28/08/2009

SGM Exhibits at Saltex 2009

SGM are pleased to announce they will be exhibiting at the 2009 IOG Saltex exhibition at Windsor Racecourse between the 8th –...

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23/06/2009

SGM launches new product range

SGM officially launched and confirmed their appointment as the Great Dane / Bad Boy Convertible dealer for Angus, Tayside, Fife and Central Scotland at their Open Day in Inverkeithing on 26th May 2009. With the Great Dane pedestrian mowers ranging from...

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23/06/2009

SGM hires to Gardening Scotland 2009

The biggest gardening show north of the border took delivery of three utility vehicles from SGM for their 3 day event at Ingliston. Supplied by groundcare specialists SGM, the ...

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23/06/2009

Golf Cars Supplied for British Blind Open

SGM was delighted to be a part of the British Blind Open 2009, supplying 20 Yamaha golf cars to the Scottish Blind Golfing Society for the 2 day competition held at Hamilton Golf Club, Lanarkshire. The event teed off on 8th June with the 42 entrants fr...

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