Keeping you updated with our latest news
Don't forget about our fantastic used machinery special...
Here at SGM in Inverkeithing, we currently have a used Jacobsen Tri-King 1900d Ride-on Cylinder Mower on special offer for the month of April only. ...Read more »
Another fantastic pitch design at the King Power Stadium...
The pitch at Leicester's King Power Stadium hit the headlines again on Sunday 24th April 2016, thanks to another creative design. Leicester's Head Groundsman John Ledwidge and his team pulled off an incredibly intricate design of regular thick horizont...Read more »
Used John Deere JS63VC Mulching Mowers added to SGM's website...
We're recently added four used John Deere JS63VC Mulching Mowers to the used machinery section of our website. ...Read more »
Used turf maintenance machinery for sale at SGM...
Here at SGM, we currently have a variety of used turf maintenance machinery available for sale. Please see our featured turf maintenance machinery below: SISIS Tractor Mounted Sprayer - £...Read more »
Hire the Trilo 1502 Scarifier from SGM...
Are you looking to hire a scarifier this month? SGM currently have a Trilo 1502 Trailed Scarifier available for hire. Scarification is a very important operation that should ideally be carried out in spring and again in autumn. Scarification is carr...Read more »
Used John Deere 1445 Ride-on Rotary Mower added to SGM's website...
We've recently added a used John Deere 1445 Ride-on Rotary Mower to the used machinery section of our website. This John Deere 1445 Ride-on Rotary Mower is a 2012 model with only 1018 hours on the clock. This mower has been fully serviced in our worksh...Read more »
Hampden Park to get a new pitch for Scottish Cup semi-finals...
The Hampden Park pitch will be re-laid for the second time this season, ahead of the Scottish Cup semi-finals on the 16th and 17th April. ...Read more »
Danny Willett crowned the winner of the 2016 US Masters...
Congratulations to Danny Willett who has won the 2016 US Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. ...Read more »
The IOG refocuses on Scottish members...
The IOG recently met with key figures in the groundcare industry at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh to pursue active engagement with Scottish members and the grounds management sector as a whole, in line with aims outlined in its current strategy, 'Fr...Read more »
New machines for Esk Valley Landscapes and Polmont Golf Club...
As a leading provider of machinery sales, SGM supply and sell a wide range of used and fully refurbished machinery. Over the past few weeks, SGM in Inverkeithing has sold a number of machines, including a used Ransomes Highway 3 and a used John Deere 2...Read more »
Save money with SGM's refurbished golf course machinery...
SGM have a wide range of refurbished golf course machinery available for purchase. This gives professional operators the advantage of high quality and smooth running machinery without having to pay the premium for new equipment. ...Read more »
SGM's Service Centre off to a busy start...
SGM's Service Centre, located in Inverkeiting, Fife, got off to a very busy start earlier this month. In the past few weeks, we have had numerous calls and visits from customers looking to have their machine either serviced or repaired. ...Read more »
East Fife F.C. awarded the best surface in the SPFL...
Bayview Stadium, home to East Fife Football Club, has been graded by the SPFL as the best surface in Scotland. ...Read more »
Shell builds Africa's first player powered football pitch...
Oil giant Shell has built Africa's first human powered football pitch as part of a programme to inspire entrepreneurs to come up with innovative energy solutions. ...Read more »
SGM's Showroom and Service Centre to be open on Saturdays...
SGM would like to take this opportunity to let our customers know that as of Saturday 26th March 2016, our Showroom and Service Centre will be open from 8am until 12pm every Saturday throughout the season. ...Read more »
Hayter celebrates 70 years with a limited edition mower...
This year, Hayter will celebrate its 70th anniversary. To mark the special occasion and demonstrate the company's 70 years of experience and knowledge, the company is launching a Limited Edition Platinum Lawnmower. ...Read more »
Scarifying in spring...
After a long wet winter, there is now an ideal window of opportunity to boost the health of your turf when grass growth gets underway in spring. Scarification can encourage healthy growth, tackle disease and make the turf less susceptible to attack by pes...Read more »
2016 BIGGA Scottish Conference hailed a success...
The 19th edition of BIGGA's Scottish Conference has been hailed a success, with over 190 delegates attending on Tuesday 8th March at the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline, Fife. ...Read more »
Driverless fairway mower utilises ATT's cassette system...
Yet again, the ever versatile ATT TMSystem has been used as a third party fitment by an equipment manufacturer. This time Portugese firm Turf Lynx has made the cassette system an integral part of its driverless fairway mower. It follows in the footsteps o...Read more »
Dates for Dennis and SISIS and Bowls Scotland Seminars announced...
Dennis and SISIS have announced that they will be working with Bowls Scotland again to deliver a number of informative seminars. Dennis and SISIS have a long history of supporting bowls as a sport, with all of their seminars designed to help club green...Read more »
Brand new garden machinery range in stock at SGM...
We've recently taken delivery of some brand new garden machinery at our showroom in Inverkeithing, Fife. The Webb Garden Machinery range consists of brushcutters, a strimmer, push lawnmowers and self propelled lawnmowers. All of these products are now ...Read more »
Get your lawnmower ready for spring...
With spring just around the corner, now is the ideal time to bring your lawnmower out of storage and get it ready for the upcoming mowing season. As your lawnmower will not have been used for a few months, it is important to check that it is in a good con...Read more »
1970's Cub Cadet restored by machinery dealer...
Andrew Bolter, an employee of Banbury based dealer FN Pile and Sons, has spent the last six months fully restoring a 44-year old garden tractor. The Cub Cadet International 76, with a Briggs and Stratton pull start engine, was originally manufactured in 1...Read more »
Hampden Park pitch to be relaid for Scottish League Cup Final...
A new pitch will be laid at Hampden Park in time for the Scottish League Cup Final between Hibernian and Ross County on Sunday 13th March. ...Read more »
Jacobsen introduce the world's first 14-foot wide rotary mower...
Last week, Jacobsen announced the launch of the new HR700 wide-area rotary mower. Featuring an industry-first 14-foot wide cutting width, the HR700 has the ability to cut up to 25% more grass than traditional 11-foot rotary mowers. ...Read more »
Dennis and SISIS announce first bowls maintenance seminars of 2016...
Dennis and SISIS have announced that they will be holding four of their popular bowling green maintenance seminars throughout February and March 2016. ...Read more »
Good grooming provides excellent presentation all year round...
Well-groomed greens are on every greenkeeper's wish list, providing the optimum playing surface for an increasingly discerning membership whilst promoting robust, healthy turf. The Advanced Turf Technology (ATT) TMSystem 'Ultragroomer' can provide excepti...Read more »
Subscribe to SGM's new YouTube channel...
SGM has recently launched a brand new channel on YouTube named SGM Contracts. The channel has been created for online broadcasting of a range of groundcare and garden machinery which SGM can supply, helping our customers to make a more informed decision o...Read more »
Derby County set to install six part-artificial pitches...
Derby County is set to install a part artificial pitch in its home ground - the same surface that will be used for the 2018 World Cup Final. ...Read more »
Maintaining synthetic and artificial surfaces...
Presenting your facility in an excellent condition not only maximises quality but also increases income in that aesthetics are an important part of the production and preparation of modern sports surfaces. This article will provide you with some guideline...Read more »
Advanced Turf Technology to exhibit at Golf Industry Show...
UK manufacturer's Advanced Turf Technology (ATT) will be exhibiting at the US Golf Industry Show (GIS) on their own stand for the very first time this year. ...Read more »
GKB Quick Brush sold to Synthetic Grass Solutions...
SGM has recently confirmed the sale of a new GKB Quick Brush to Synthetic Grass Solutions (SGS). SGS specialise in the supply and installation of artificial grass across the whole of the UK and purchased the Quick Brush to help them maintain artificial sp...Read more »
New filter kits added to SGM's website...
We've just added two new filter kits to our online shop. These filter kits are suitable for the Ransomes Highway 3 and the John Deere 1445, and they can now be bought online from SGM using your card or our fast PayPal checkout. Full details can be found b...Read more »
The Open brings £140 million benefit to Scotland...
The 2015 Open Championship in St Andrews delivered £...Read more »
World Cup Final to be played on part-artificial pitch...
The 2018 World Cup Final will be played on a part-synthetic pitch for the first time in history after British company SIS Pitches won the contract to lay the surface at the Luzhniki Stadium venue in Russia. ...Read more »
Treat yourself to some new garden machinery...
Are you looking to buy yourself some new garden machinery before the start of the grass cutting season? If the answer is yes, SGM can help. We currently have a variety of garden machinery for sale in our showroom in Inverkeithing, Fife. Our garden mach...Read more »
GKB Machines at BTME 2016...
GKB Machines will be exhibiting for the first time on their own at BTME 2016. GKB are based in Holland and have been manufacturing machines for many years for the world market. They focus on specialised turf maintenance machinery but also offer a full ...Read more »
There's still time to book your garden machinery in for a winter service...
There's still time to book your garden machinery in for a winter service at SGM before the start of the season. ...Read more »
New John Deere rough mower to be unveiled at BTME...
John Deere have revealed that they will be unveiling a brand new mower at BTME 2016. The new 9009A TerrainCut rough mower is the latest model to be added to John Deere's range and will make its UK debut on stand M3 at BTME. ...Read more »
Merry Christmas from SGM...
With Christmas now only a few days away, SGM would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their custom throughout the year. 2015 has been a busy year for SGM and we look forward to continuing business and building relationships into the ...Read more »
More ride-on mowers and pedestrian mowers added to SGM's website...
We've recently added some more second-hand machinery to our website. This includes ride-on mowers, cylinder mowers and pedestrian mowers from brands including Husqvarna, Toro and Kubota. ...Read more »
Italy to host the 2022 Ryder Cup...
Italy will host the Ryder Cup for the first time in 2022. The Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, only 17km from the centre of the Italian capital Rome, will host the 44th edition of the match between Europe and the United States when it is staged in t...Read more »
ATT 30" INFiNiSytstem wins WhatKit? Pedestrian Mower of the Year Award...
Hailed by this year's judges as "simply brilliant", "a true year-round machine", and giving "a very professional finish", the 30" INFiNiSystem from ATT has been named the winner of the WhatKit? Pedestrian Mower of the Year award. ...Read more »
The sound case for electric driven mowing against petrol...
Stadium owners and football clubs worldwide are beginning to recognise the financial gains and brand value that can be gained by being environmentally friendly. There are many areas of a pitch or stadium that can be investigated for possible savings inclu...Read more »
SGM renew maintenance contract with The Gleneagles Hotel for a further 3 years...
SGM are pleased to announce that the maintenance contract with The Gleneagles Hotel has recently been renewed and will extend the SGM/Gleneagles partnership for a further three year period commencing the 1st December 2015. ...Read more »
Save 10% when you hire a chipper from SGM in December...
Save 10% when you a hire a chipper with SGM in December. We currently have a Forst ST6 6" Towed Chipper and a Timberwolf TW150 6" Tracked Chipper available for hire. Please see prices below: Forst ST6 Towed Chipper £...Read more »
3G maintenance seminar at McDiarmid Park...
SGM's Sales Manager, Ewan Peddie, attended a 3G maintenance seminar at McDiarmid Park in Perth on Thursday 19th November 2015. The Scottish Artificial Turf Seminar provided a dedicated training day specifically designed to update knowledge and best pra...Read more »
SALTEX 2015 proves to be a great success...
SALTEX celebrated it's 70th anniversary in style as the UK's biggest turf care event proved to be a great success at it's new home, the NEC Birmingham. Across the two days there was over 270 exhibitors and 8000 attendees showing their support. ...Read more »
Hire a chipper from SGM this winter...
With the cold winter weather starting to appear, now is the ideal time to hire a chipper from SGM. We currently have a Timberwolf TW150 6" Tracked Chipper and a Forst ST6 6" Towed Chipper on our hire fleet. Full details and hire rates can be found belo...Read more »
Book your groundcare machinery in for a winter service at SGM...
Now is the ideal time to book your groundcare machinery in for a winter service at SGM. SGM can service all makes and models of machinery and we also offer our customers FREE, NO OBLIGATION quotes. Why choose SGM? All service work carried out ...Read more »
November monthly special at SGM...
This November, our monthly special is the Great Dane Scamper Pedestrian Mower. This Great Dane mower is a 2011 model and it is powered by a 15hp V Twin Kawasaki petrol engine. It features a 32" rear discharge deck, hydrostatic drive and loop handle con...Read more »
Golf cars for sale at SGM...
Is your golf club looking to generate revenue for next year? If so, SGM can help. We currently have a range of golf cars for sale at very special prices. These golf cars are ideal for golf clubs who are looking to buy a buggy that they can then rent ou...Read more »
Maintenance is the key to synthetic surfaces...
With any synthetic surface, maintenance is the key to keep it working at its best and also gives it the greatest chance of achieving a long life without serious overhaul. Whilst many manufacturers will tell you that synthetic surfaces need very little mai...Read more »
GKB Sandfiller demonstration day at Gleneagles...
SGM recently held a demonstration of the GKB Sandfiller at Gleneagles, with the machine being well received by all those who attended. The GKB Sandfiller has been designed to tackle the problem of surface drainage and aeration on golf courses, especial...Read more »
Open Championship to be held at Royal Portrush in 2019...
Royal Portrush Golf Club will host the 2019 Open Championship, with the event returning to the venue in Northern Ireland for the first time in 68 years. Portrush's hosting of the event in 1951 is the only previous occasion the golf major was staged outsid...Read more »
Gary Burkinshaw receives his 10 year service award...
SGM would like to congratulate Gary Burkinshaw who recently received his ten year service award. Gary is one of the engineers at our Gleneagles depot. Congratulations!
Quality cut and massive fuel savings with the INFiNiSystem 30"...
Following on in the footsteps of the smaller 22" and 26", the 30" has been adapted for the need to "sports turf". It brings "fine turf quality" by providing an exceedingly good quality of cut and performance for sports facilities. ...Read more »
Charterhouse Verti-Drain 7316 for hire at SGM...
SGM currently have a Charterhouse Verti-Drain 7316 Aerator available for hire. Full details and rates can be found below: Working width: 160cm Maximum working depth: 30cm Minimum tractor requirement: 28hp Weight: 670kg Can be fitted with...Read more »
ATT's 30" INFiNiSystem helps Forest Green Rovers towards total sustainability...
Forest Green Rovers Football Club in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, is unique in that it is the only club in the UK to have an organic pitch. They don't use chemicals, but use as many organic feeds as they can. FGR's Chairman, Dale Vince, is the founder and...Read more »
GKB Sandfiller demonstration day...
SGM are planning a demonstration of the GKB Sandfiller on 21st October 2015. The Sandfiller has been designed to tackle the problem of surface drainage and aeration on golf courses, especially on greens. It's also ideal for use on sports fields. You...Read more »
Dunfermline West End Bowling Club...
SGM recently sold a reconditioned John Deere 220A Pedestrian Greeens Mower to Dunfermline West End Bowling Club. The club decide to purchase the John Deere machine as a replacement for their Ransomes Super Bowl mower which they had used for a number of...Read more »
Kerr Hutchison receives his 20 year service award...
SGM would like to congratulate Kerr Hutchison who has received his 20 year service award. ...Read more »
Richard Strobel receives his 10 year service award...
SGM would like to congratulate Richard Strobel who has received his ten year service award. Richard works at our Gleneagles depot and can be seen in the picture above with SGM's Managing Director, Steven McInroy. Congratulations!Read more »
John Deere Aercore 800 Aerator for hire at SGM...
Aerators are very important in keeping grass in good health. They increase the infiltration of water and nutrients as well as supporting and strengthening root growth. No healthy ground should be without aeration. This Autumn, we have a John Deere Aerc...Read more »
Book your chipper in for a winter service at SGM...
As another season draws to a close, the temptation is to wheel your machinery into your shed and worry about it next year, but don't! Book your chipper in NOW for a winter service at SGM. We now also offer a blade re-grind service available from jus...Read more »
ATT INFiNiSystem on demo at Motherwell Football Club...
SGM have recently provided Scottish Premiership football club Motherwell with a further demonstration of the new ATT INFiNiSystem pedestrian unit. ...Read more »
GKB Aerator helps to attain industry standards...
Maintenance is key to maximising the durability, safety and longevity of a synthetic playing surface. Regular brushing and drag matting is effective at standing fibres up and keeping the top of the surface clean but to achieve the best surface possible...Read more »
Trilo 1502 Scarifier for hire at SGM...
SGM have a varied range of products available for short-term and long-term hire, including various turf maintenance machinery. We currently have a Trilo 1502 Scarifier on our hire fleet. The full details and rate of this scarifier can be found below: ...Read more »
Rover lawnmowers now on offer at SGM
This month at SGM we have a fantastic offer on selected Rover lawnmowers. This includes the Rover 875M103 and the Rover 880M115B Pro Cut 56. Full details and prices can be found below: Rover 875M103 Engine: 190cc Briggs and Stratton Recoil sta...Read more »
Jacobsen filter kit now on offer at SGM...
This August at SGM, we have a special offer on a Jacobsen filter kit. This filter kit is suitable for the Jacobsen LF3400 and LF3800. The kit includes: 1 x oil filter 1 x air filter 1 x fuel filter 1 x hydraulic filter This Jacobse...Read more »
22" INFiNiSystem unit now available for demo...
SGM now have an ATT 22" INFiNiSystem unit with all interchangeable cassettes available for demo. Details of the machine can be found below: Fully compatible with the TMSystem Dual power source - Hybrid Engine/Generator Power Module or Battery ...Read more »
Thames Valley police unveil Kubota RTVX900 to tackle rural crime...
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has backed Thames Valley Police's latest move to tackle rural crime. The police force have become the first in the UK to introduce a marked all terrain utility vehicle into its fleet. ...Read more »
GKB launch new machine...
GKB have recently launched the GKB TopAir: a roller and aerator able to control any grub situation and aerate. This machine has been designed for the sports turf industry. It is an innovative and sustainable machine that combines rolling and aerating, ...Read more »
Could this pedal powered lawnmower soon hit the market?
This pedal powered lawnmower could soon help you to keep fit whilst cutting your grass. ...Read more »
Royal Highland Show 2015 at Ingliston...
The Royal Highland Show takes place at Ingliston this weekend, running from Thursday 18th June until Sunday 21st June 2015. This is the 175th Highland Show to take place and it will showcase thousands of livestock, equestrian shows, forestry events and...Read more »
US Golf Open 2015...
The first practice rounds of the 2015 US Golf Open will get underway later today. The event, which will take place at the Chambers Bay Course in University Place, Washington, will run from Monday 15th June until Sunday 21st June. The official competition ...Read more »
Don't miss out on our Gianni Ferrari parts offers this month...
This June at SGM, we have Gianni Ferrari kits on offer, including a complete filter kit and a complete service kit. ...Read more »
More second-hand machinery added to our website...
We've recently added some more second-hand machines to the 'Used Machinery' section of our website. ...Read more »
SGM's brand new online Tines Shop...
SGM are pleased to announce that our brand new online Tines Shop is now up and running. SGM can now exclusively offer a comprehensive range of Turf Tines and Bed Knives that are manufactured to the highest quality and competitively priced. ...Read more »
Universal yoke for the TMSystem...
ATT's TMSystem consists of 10 individually constructed SMART Cassettes designed to provide the ultimate in fine turf maintenance. The cassettes are easily swapped out of the power unit by the use of a universal chassis. Previously the chassis has had t...Read more »
ATT INFiNiSystem awarded Quiet Mark award...
The ATT INFiNiSystem has been awarded the Quiet Mark accreditation. The machine energised by the INFiNiPower, an all new dual power source to improve efficiency and reduce noise, has been recognised and approved by the UK Noise Abatement Society with t...Read more »
SGM become dealers for the new GKB Machinery range...
SGM Contracts Ltd are pleased to announce that we are working in conjunction with The Grass Group and will now be the main distributor of the GKB Machinery range in Scotland. ...Read more »
Largest ever arena to be built at St Andrews for The Open...
The winner of this year's 144th Open at St Andrews will be crowned in front of the largest arena in the Championship's 155-year history. The brand new grandstand arena will seat 10,000 spectators and will be created around the famous 1st, 17th and 18th ho...Read more »
'Driving' dog crashes John Deere on to Scottish Highway...
A sheepdog managed to 'drive' its owners John Deere Gator onto a busy Scottish highway on Wednesday morning. ...Read more »
Wanda tyres now available for sale at SGM...
We now have a range of Wanda tyres available for sale at SGM. The tyres come in a variety of sizes and can be viewed on our website by clicking here. Please note all tyre prices listed exclude VAT and carriage. Any tyres ordered will be available fo...Read more »
Jordan Speith crowned the winner of the 2015 US Masters...
Congratulations to Jordan Speith who has won the 2015 US Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. This was the first major Speith has won in his career so far. ...Read more »
US Masters 2015...
The US Masters 2015 is set to get underway later today at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. This is the 79th Masters Tournament and the first of golf's four major championships to be held in 2015. This years competition will be held betw...Read more »
Australia crowned winners of the 2015 Cricket World Cup...
Congratulations to Australia who have won the 2015 Cricket World Cup after beating New Zealand by 7 wickets. ...Read more »
Hyundai products now available to buy in our new showroom...
SGM would like to inform our customers that our new Hyundai products are now available to buy in our showroom in Inverkeithing, Fife. We have a variety of products in stock including pedestrian lawnmowers, leaf blowers, water pumps and pressure washers. ...Read more »
Special offer on the Lawnflite LS65P Log Splitter at SGM...
The Lawnflite LS65P Log Splitter is now on special offer at SGM for just £...Read more »
Lawnmower racing with a difference....
Lawnmower racing events are held annually all over the world but a recent lawnmower race to take place in Finland had a bit of a difference as they recently hosted a lawnmower grand prix on ice! The "Leikkurile Le Mans" was held just outside the town o...Read more »
Huge alligator takes over at Florida Golf Course...
Golfers at a golf course in Florida had a surprise visitor earlier this week when a large 13ft alligator showed up on the course. ...Read more »
Polmont Golf Club purchase new fairway mower from SGM...
After many years of cutting their fairways with trailed gang mowers, Polmont Golf Club recently decided to purchase a Toro 5610 Reel Master Fairway Mower from SGM. Although the playing surface is already in a good condition, this mower will help to improv...Read more »
SGM awarded Hyundai dealership...
SGM are pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded dealership for Hyundai Garden Machinery. We will be selling a huge variety of Hyundai products including pedestrian lawn mowers, leaf blowers and brushcutters. The products will be available t...Read more »
ATT step into the sports ground sector...
Advanced Turf Technology (ATT) have moved into the sports ground sector and developed a machine to cater for the needs of the groundsman. The new model, a 30" version of its INFINiSystem, is a follow up from the launch of last years 26" model and the prev...Read more »
British Masters set to return...
The British Masters is set to return to the European Tour International Schedule this year, following a seven year absence. The event will take place between Thursday 8th October and Sunday 11th October 2015 at Woburn Golf Club in Milton Keynes, and will ...Read more »
Surrey golf club decides to give up golf in favour of new sport...
A golf club in Surrey has decided to close down it's golf course and instead offer FootGolf, which is the new craze to hit the UK. ...Read more »
Football League clubs vote against the reintroduction of artificial pitches...
It has been announced that Football League clubs have voted against the reintroduction of artificial pitches. The first vote which took place in November 2014 resulted in a tie but all clubs were balloted again last week and decided against the use of ...Read more »
EU calls for lawnmowers and golf buggies to be insured...
Owners of lawnmowers and golf buggies may have to take out motor insurance under a new EU directive. This follows a ruling from the European Court of Justice that an accident involving a tractor trailer on private land should have been covered by compulso...Read more »
New drink drive law 'seriously affecting' Scottish Golf Clubs...
A new drink drive law introduced in Scotland on 5th December 2014 is beginning to have a serious effect on golf clubs across the country. However, this isn't the only issue to have had a negative impact recently, with the Scottish Golf Union warning of...Read more »
New second-hand turf maintenance machinery added to website...
SGM would like to inform our customers of the new second-hand turf machinery we've recently added to our website, including a Cushman Slitter and a SISIS Technicore Aerator. ...Read more »
Top dressers and scarifiers for hire at SGM...
SGM have a variety of top dressers and scarifiers available for hire this spring. Our hire range includes the John Deere 800 Aercore and the Dakota 410 Tractor Towed topdresser. John Deere Aercore The John Deere 800 Aercore, pictured above, is a hea...Read more »
Huge sink hole appears at Traigh Golf Course...
A huge sink hole has appeared on a fairway at Traigh Golf Course in Arisaig, Inverness-shire. The hazardous hole was caused after a drain was overwhelmed by torrential rain towards the end of November. 200 tons of sand and peat were also washed on to a ne...Read more »
Cambridge United groundsman gives a helping hand...
Ian Darler, head groundsman at Cambridge United, is always willing to give his team a helping hand and over the last 30 years he has done exactly that. ...Read more »
Lawn mower blade sharpening at SGM...
Winter is the ideal time to have your lawn mower blades sharpened before the grass growing season begins again. A sharp lawn mower blade will not only give you a high quality cut, it will also improve the overall health of your grass. Many people are u...Read more »
New domestic garden machinery added to website...
Here at SGM, we've recently updated our website with some brand new domestic garden machinery. Over the past week, we've added new lawnmowers, blowers, garden tractors, and hedgecutters to our website from some of the biggest brands in the industry, inclu...Read more »
BIGGA and Jacobsen team up for poster campaign...
The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) and Jacobsen have teamed up to launch a brand new poster campaign that will run throughout 2015. Four separate posters will be issued throughout the year, with each one intended for di...Read more »
South African inventor produces 3D lawn mower...
South African inventor, Hans Fouche, has successfully produced a 3D lawn mower using a 3D printer that he constructed himself in his garage. Every part of the lawn mower was 3D printed except for the motor, blade, handle fitted with electric switch, an...Read more »
Happy New Year from SGM...
SGM would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a Happy New Year. 2014 was a very busy year for us and we look forward to continuing business in 2015. This year, we will be opening our brand new showroom at our Head Office in Inver...Read more »
Information regarding orders...
This Christmas, SGM will be closed between Wednesday 24th December and Monday 5th January 2015. Throughout this time we will be unable to process or dispatch any orders. Orders will begin to be processed again as normal from Monday 5th January 2015. Fr...Read more »
Merry Christmas from SGM...
With Christmas just around the corner, SGM would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their custom throughout the past year. 2014 has been a very busy year for us and we were especially delighted to play our part in this years Ryder...Read more »
Dutch adventurer travels to the South Pole on a tractor...
A Dutch adventurer has finally fulfilled her decade long dream after reaching the South Pole, following a 17 day expedition. However, Manon Ossevoort completed this challenge with a bit of a difference, choosing to travel by tractor rather than on foot. ...Read more »
Prepare yourself for the coming winter with SGM...
With the cold winter weather and frost starting to appear regularly, now is the ideal time to hire a Shibaura ST324 HST Tractor, complete with snow blade and gritter, from SGM. ...Read more »
New John Deere mower set to be unveiled at BTME 2015...
One of John Deere's brand new mowers, the 7700A Precision Cut Fairway Mower, will be unveiled for the first time at BTME 2015. The new models, including the 7700A, from John Deere have been designed to produce a higher quality finish on golf courses an...Read more »
SGM pleased to sponsor local Fife football team...
SGM are pleased to announce that we are now sponsors of one of our local Fife football teams, Raith Rovers Football Club, based in Kirkcaldy. ...Read more »
SGM complete their first We Want Any Mower deal...
SGM are pleased to announce that a few weeks ago, we completed our very first 'We Want Any Mower' deal through the SGM website. ...Read more »
New second-hand machinery added to SGM's website...
SGM have recently added some more second-hand machinery to the 'Used Machinery' section of our website. All of our second-hand machines are available at affordable prices. ...Read more »
Pre-book a chipper for the forthcoming season at SGM...
Now is the ideal time to pre-book a chipper for the forthcoming chipper season. SGM have the three following machines available for hire;...Read more »
Kioti DK-55 Compact Utility Tractor added to SGM's hire fleet...
SGM are pleased to announce that we have recently added a Kioti DK-55 Compact Utility Tractor to our hire fleet. ...Read more »
SGM at the Ryder Cup: Day 5
The 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles got underway this morning with the first pairings from Team Europe and Team USA taking up their positions on the PGA Centenary Course. Crowds arrived in their thousands to catch a glimpse of the action as some of the bigge...Read more »
John Deere launches brand new aerators...
John Deere have recently launched a brand new range of aerators, to replace the previous Aercore 800 model. The new A40 and V40 Precision Core pedestrian aerators are ideal for golf greens and other fine turf areas, and have been designed from the ground ...Read more »
The Ryder Cup arrives in Scotland...
The Ryder Cup arrived in Scotland yesterday, 10th September 2014. The trophy travelled via helicopter for a tour of the country before arriving at The Gleneagles Hotel, ahead of the competition that begins on Friday 26th September 2014. ...Read more »
Special deal on SaltDogg SHPE 0750 Spreader at SGM...
SGM would like to inform our customers of a special deal we have at the moment on the SaltDogg SHPE 0750 Spreader. We only have ONE of these left in stock and it is now available at a reduced price of £...Read more »
More second hand machinery added to our website...
SGM are pleased to announce that we have added some new second-hand machines to our stock. This includes various Toro machines such as the Toro Groundsmaster 4000D Ride-On Mower. This mower is powered by a 58hp Kubota diesel engine and has a large 3.4m cu...Read more »
Ransomes Jacobsen launch new Medium Platform mower series...
Ransomes Jacobsen have recently launched two machines, manufactured at their headquarters in Ipswich, as part of their brand new Medium Platform mower series. Both machines, the Ransomes MP493 and MP653 rotary mowers, are powered by a 49hp and 65hp Kubota...Read more »
SALTEX to move to a new venue in 2015...
The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) announced yesterday, Thursday 21st August, that SALTEX will be moving to a new venue for 2015. The large-scale exhibition will be held on the 4th and 5th November 2015 at the NEC Birmingham, picture above. 2015 will a...Read more »
FootGolf - the latest sports craze to hit the UK...
Have you heard of FootGolf yet? It's the latest sports craze to hit the UK and combines two of the most loved sports, football and golf. The origins of the game still remain relatively unknown, but it is believed that the first 9 hole FootGolf Tournament ...Read more »
Homeowners with ride-on mowers may be faced with paying motor insurance...
Gardeners who use a ride-on lawn mower to maintain their lawns could soon be faced with paying £...Read more »
First ever motorised lawn mower fully restored...
The first ever motorised lawn mower has been fully restored by lawn mower collector, Andrew Hall. Mr Hall has around 1200 other lawn mowers but his latest one, the Ransomes mower, dates back to 1902 and has cost him approximately £...Read more »
Monthly Special at SGM - August
The August Monthly Special at SGM is the SISIS Javelin Aerator. Now is the ideal time to purchase an aerator for the season ahead, and at such a great price, the SISIS Javelin is the perfect piece of machinery. The SISIS Javelin Aerator is a tractor mo...Read more »
2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games comes to a spectacular end...
The 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games came to a specatular end last night, Sunday 3rd August. The event, which has taken place over the last two weeks, has seen 71 countries participate, and over 140 Commonwealth records broken. ...Read more »
Pitch at the Emirates Stadium all set for the Emirates Cup...
The pitch at the Emirates Stadium has been marked ahead of the Emirates Cup, which is due to take place on Saturday 2nd August, and Sunday 3rd August. ...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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 £...Read more »
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...Read more »
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, ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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. ...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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. ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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. ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
Sport England cuts FA funding after grassroots decline
The Football Association (FA) will not be granted a public funding payout of £...Read more »
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...Read more »
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. ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
10 year service award
SGM's Ron Wilson celebrated 10 years with the company 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 f...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
Strimmer sales strong as autumn draws closer
SGM have had a strong surge of 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. ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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. ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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, ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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’...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
Slope mowers are becoming big business for robotics manufacturers
There is a growing trend in the production of remote control and “...Read more »
Last chance to pick up a father’s day gift before Sunday June 16th
Father’...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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;...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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’...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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. ...Read more »
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;...Read more »
Gleneagles takes delivery of 2 RECO Mechrone utility vehicles from SGM
SGM have delivered two RECO Mechron utility vehicles to the Gleneagles hotel &...Read more »
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;...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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 £...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
Take your pick of pedestrian rotary mowers from SGM's hire range
SGM have a wide range of pedestrian rotary mowers available ...Read more »
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...Read more »
Winter temperatures predicted to ease from this weekend
So far spring in 2013 has been hard to spot;...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 - £...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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. ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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;...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 £...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
Lawn mower sales increasing at Inverkeithing as spring gets closer
Domestic lawn mower sales have increased greatly at ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 £...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
The lawnmower is named in the top 50 British inventions!
In a list compiled by the Radio Times the lawn mower was named one ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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;...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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’...Read more »
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. ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
SGM invests in new cylinder grinder ahead of winter servicing
SGM has recently invested almost £...Read more »
Discount on in-season regrinds when you book winter service
SGM are pleased to offer in-season regrinds next year from just £...Read more »
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 &...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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 an end, our fully trained engineers are busy servicing ...Read more »
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....Read more »
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 £...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 £...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
Hayter winter service kits on offer
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 -...Read more »
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’...Read more »
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’...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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....Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 1908 and 1948. An international collection of merchandised and pedestrian-controlled machinery and tools...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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, ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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’...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
SGM grows through recession with appointment of apprentice engineer
Apprenticeships have been one of the many victims of the UK’...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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’...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 “...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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. ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 £...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
Trees and woods face greatest turning point in 100 years
A new report entitled ‘...Read more »
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. ...Read more »
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. ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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....Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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,...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
New Groundcare & Arboriculture Product Catalogue Available Now
SGM has recently launched it’...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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’...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 £...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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 ...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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’...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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’...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
Used golf machinery sales are increasing steadily
SGM has seen an increase in sales of used golf machinery over the last 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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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’...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »