After a characteristically misty Autumn day start , a few heavy showers did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of the exhibitors and visitors to the opening day of IOG SALTEX 2010. And while many standholders reported a good level of ‘serious’ enquiries, the complementary education seminars and demonstrations – including the World of Arb tree safety schedule - also generated a lot of interest.
Day One is, of course, always an opportune occasion to pronounce new product launches, and Rigby Taylor left no time in sounding a fanfare for its innovative Impact Gold line marking paint which offers users a number of benefits, including vastly reduced water consumption – it is claimed that just five litres of water will be enough (using Impact Gold) to overmark a football pitch in a whole season compared to 400 litres of water with 'traditional' line marking paint. A football pitch can be overmarked with as little a 1 litre of Impact Gold.
Rigby Taylor also launched the Impact iGO pitch line spraying machine.
Weed control specialist, Progreen, reported healthy sales and a ‘very busy’ stand and, at times, potential customers were queuing! D J Turfcare was fully occupied promoting its new Bushranger Edger – designed for producing razor sharp edges – and the tenth anniversary of Terrain Aeration’s ever-popular Unsung Heroes campaign was marked by the opening of nominations for this year’s awards.
A new safety surface repair company was announced by Complete Weed Control: Complete Safety Play Repair will be offered by the Complete Group’s network of regional offices . And Autoguide launched the Mini Postmaster attachment for use with mini excavators for installing/removing fence posts.
The forecast for tomorrow –Wednesday – is looking brighter, in every sense.