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Massey Ferguson MF 1700 Range

Massey Ferguson MF 1700 Range

More than capable of handling a wide range of applications with ease – from grounds care to seeding, from loading to transport – The MF 1700 range of tractors is built to the same exacting standards as Massey Ferguson’s larger tractors.

The line-up features many examples of ergonomic design and attention to detail that have maintained Massey Ferguson’s position as a world leading tractor manufacturer. Two models, 38 hp and 46 hp respectively, rely on easy-to-use transmissions. A range of 4-wheel drive models with PTO options make these tractors the ideal choice for smaller farming operations and many other rural enterprises.

Mobility Hire 4 You - How accessible is your business?

Mobility Hire 4 You  - How accessible is your business?

Over recent years the leisure and holiday industry has seen massive improvements in accessibility for elderly and disabled customers within various attraction venues and locations.  But why have these organisations been continuously working on improving their ability to accommodate this market segment? Simply, the answer to this question lies in the fact that over 20% of people in England and Wales have an ‘activity limiting’ health problem or a disability.  Those people are constantly considering how accessible is the attraction venue that they are intending to visit. This market segment alone currently spends around £8.5 billion on day trips and around £3.2 billion on overnight trips in England.*

How Automower can solve your caravan park grass issues

Automower 520

The green space at your caravan park is no doubt your pride and joy – and a huge draw to families who want to be surrounded by grass where they can eat, play and relax. But how much time and money is spent on maintaining turf? Husqvarna – the Swedish brand which started off in the 1600s making shotguns, and today also sells under the  brands FlymoGardenaWeed Eater and McCulloch among others – launched its first robotic lawnmower 23 years ago and the brand is proving popular for groundskeepers tasked with taking care of acres of lawn.

Andrew Symons appointed dealer for Ransomes Jacobsen

Andrew Symons team

Agricultural engineer company Andrew Symons Ltd has been appointed as a new Ransomes Jacobsen dealer, representing the Ransomes, Jacobsen, E-Z-GO, Cushman, Turfco and Smithco brands. Andrew Symons Ltd. will cover a territory that includes Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

Ransomes Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. company, operates as part of Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., the manufacturer of Jacobsen and Ransomes turf-care equipment, E-Z-GO golf cars, and Cushman utility vehicles. In addition, Ransomes Jacobsen is the distributor for Turfco and Smithco equipment in the United Kingdom.

Five-star rating for caravan insurance provider

Caravan insurance Caravan Guard’s Director of Relations Neil Menzies

A specialist caravan insurance provider, Caravan Guard and Leisuredays, have scored the maximum five-star rating from independent research company Defaqto for yet another year. 

Defaqto, which rates, compares and analyses financial products, bestowed its highest honour to Caravan Guard’s tourer policy and Leisuredays’ holiday caravan insurance, in recognition of their highest standards of cover available in today’s caravan insurance market.

Caravan Guard’s touring caravan policy has been five-star rated since 2011 and Leisuredays’ holiday caravan policy for the last four years.

PPA Group – bringing quality craftsmanship to the caravan industry

PPA Group – bringing quality craftsmanship to the caravan industry

With caravan manufacturers constantly embracing new technology, North Wales based company PPA Group are leading the way in supplying the very latest expertise to a growing sector.

Established in 1997, PPA Group produce a range of lightweight components, assemblies, windows and skylights for caravans and motorhomes. With an enviable infrastructure, PPA Group manufacture or repair any recreational vehicle interior to a very high standard, and can design and build a bespoke interior to the customer’s specifications using lightweight materials and finishes developed in the aircraft industry.

MP visits Salop Leisure to support English Tourism Week

MP visits Salop Leisure to support English Tourism Week

Shrewsbury and Atcham MP Daniel Kawczynski and county councillors paid a visit to a leading Shropshire caravan dealership to pledge their support for English Tourism Week from March.
 
A series of events is being held during the week to showcase visitor experiences in England and highlight the major contribution tourism makes to the country’s economy. Visit England says the tourism sector touches everyone – visitors, residents, businesses and employees.
 
“Tourism in Shropshire is one of the main income generators,” said Mr Kawczynski during his visit to Salop Leisure’s headquarters at Emstrey, Shrewsbury. “Businesses like Salop Leisure who are tapping into tourism generate a huge amount of jobs and prosperity for our county.
 

Devon park makes £1m waves at start of milestone year

Ladram Bay

Devon's Ladram Bay Holiday Park is preparing to greet the 2018 season with a one million pound splash on a new water attraction and other guest facilities.

The multi-award winning East Devon park in Budleigh Salterton will be celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, and believes it could be busiest on record for the business. Families will be able to benefit from a raft of new improvements and services on top of those already made Ladram Bay one of Devon's most popular park destinations.

Willerby's new Juniper lodge allows owners to wallpaper its durable walls

Willerby Juniper lodge bed

A new luxury lodge that enables customers to tailor their own unique model, decorate the super-durable walls and gain a more restful night’s sleep was revealed by Willerby at the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show, Birmingham NEC. The Juniper lodge is the second installment from Willerby’s luxury Botanical Collection. With configurability at its core, the lodge offers owners options to shape their space, including panoramic bi-folding doors, two colour schemes and four-bed layout. 

Windermere holiday park strikes gold for touring guests

Windermere

A picture-postcard Cumbria holiday park on the shores of Windermere, Park Cliffe, is now officially providing its touring guests with gold standard hospitality.

That's because Park Cliffe has joined a small elite of parks flying the coveted AA Gold Pennant, the most prestigious award given out by the AA to its highest rated parks.

In order to qualify for the award, Park Cliffe was subjected to a rigorous inspection regime which scrutinised almost every aspect of its facilities and services.

In the opinion of the AA's touring experts, the family-owned business can truly be described as a caravan and camping park right at the top of its game.