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Zero-turns and head-turners at GLAS 2018’s Machinery Park

The Machinery Park at GLAS 2018 achieved its goal in bringing together suppliers and buyers together under one roof. Photo: Joe Keogh.

Along with its core focus on amenity horticulture, GLAS continues its expansion into sports surfaces, grounds maintenance, and related industries.



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30 July 2018

The Irish Institute of Sports Surfaces’ Sportsturf Village and Machinery Park is now an established feature of the Garden Landscape and Amenity Sportsturf (GLAS) trade show; connecting suppliers and specialists in the horticulture sector to a targeted list of invited sportsturf and parkland professionals.

At GLAS 2018 the Machinery Park was a site to see with a host of impressive machinery available to buyers to examine and discuss possible purchase agreements with the exhibitor.

At GLAS 2018 Irish Farm and Garden Machinery showcased the range of Japanese designed, ECHO handheld power tools, which are covered by 2 year professional warranty. Specialists from Grasshopper and the turf care experts from Sisis were on hand to offer advice and answer any queries. For more information visit

Leinster Turf Equipment repair and maintain all horticulture, landscaping, and agricultural machinery, and is the sole distributor of Timberwolf Woodchippers, FSI Power tech Stump Grinders, Cubb Weed Brushes as well as both Llyods and Dennis Lawnmowers, into Ireland.

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They are also agents for brands such as Oleo-mac, Snapper, Weibang, Tanaka and Shibara. They cover all needs, from the hiring of wood chippers and stump grinders of various sizes, to the sale and repair of a variety of domestic gardening equipment, visit to learn more.

Martyns Grasslawns had their new range of stonerakes hp90 and seeders sp90 on display, as well as new models of Branson Tractors, Spyker spreaders and the Brown Edgemaster. For information on their used and hire products visit

Southern Machinery are suppliers of lawnmowers, crop protection equipment and grounds care equipment. Their brands include Hustler Zero Turn Lawnmowers, AS-Motor high grass and slope mowers and Solo Sprayers. They have a large customer and dealer network throughout Ireland, providing parts and support service, visit

Woodpecker Environmental distributes Schliesing Woodchippers, Jo Beau Machinery, Norcar Loaders, and Rabaud products throughout Ireland, check out for more information.

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The range of John Deere Groundscare Machinery, including Diesel Ride-on Mowers, Zero Turn Mowers, Compact Tractors and more, were showcased by Dublin Grass Machinery. In addition, they displayed the John Deere Tango Series 2 Auto Mower and the Ego battery powered product range, visit to check out their range.

The range of Kubota mowers and tractors were on display from Irish Grass Machinery. As well as Makita commercial battery hand tools, including the new battery combi unit. Also featured were the Dolmar petrol commercial garden tools, Ferris and Wright professional zero turn mowers, Vermeer wood choppers, and Little Wonder vacuums, visit to learn more.

Midland Grass Machinery cater for commercial and professional machinery used by Golf Courses, sports-grounds and landscape agents, with three qualified fitters on site with almost 20 years experience, for more information visit

De Wild BV specialise in products for green maintenance. Through an extensive dealer network, their GTM Professional garden machines are exported worldwide, used by both professionals and private gardeners. As well as being the manufacturer and distributor of GTM Professional, they are the exclusive European importer of the Japanese brands; Silky for hand saws and Okatsune for pruning shears. In Ireland, De Wild’s products are distributed through Leixlip Tool Hire, visit

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Excelerate had a working wrapping machine on their stand, showcasing the films they had available, both breathable and solid, to enable you to ensure your goods arrive in pristine condition. The machines use biodegradable film – the newest product on the market – which helps the environment, while being strong enough for all your wrapping requirements. They had special offers for orders taken at GLAS, visit

All photos are credited to Joe Keogh Photography.

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