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It’s show business. No show, no business.

Euromec factory during open dayDuring 2014 we are out and about showing off! A full programme of exhibitions and shows has been confirmed. In April we are going to the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC. Always good for us to rub shoulders with our clients and friends in the truck and logistics industries.

Commercial Vehicle Show Details:

Tuesday 29th April – Thursday 1st May
The CV Show
The NEC
Birmingham

Out Door Pursuits

When the warm weather arrives we are outside into the sun(sic). Starting at Rockingham in May and ending at Burghley in September we are doing the rounds of the county shows and horse trials. All the details are as follows:

Thursday 1st May – Sunday 4th May
Brigstock Horse Trials
Rockingham Castle
Rockingham
LE16 8TH

Sunday 1st June
The Rutland County Show
The Rutland Showground
Showground Way
Barleythorpe
Oakham
Rutland  LE15 7TW

Sunday 29th June
Blaston Show
Hallaton Road
Slawston

Thursday 4th September – Sunday 7th September
Burghley Horse Trials
Burghley House
Barnack Rd
Stamford
PE9 2LH

Please put these dates in your diary and try to get along and see us at one or more show.

Burghley Horse Trials 5th to 8th September

RTV-Rockingham-032As this is being written there are only 19 days until Burghley. Wow its come around quickly; is summer really over? As before we are going to be there with a wide range of relevant vehicles. Centre stage will be our range of Kubota RTVs. Recently expanded there are now four models to choose from with a variety of engine sizes, people carrying and load carrying capabilities. See us on stand B58 for more information and to kick their tyres so to speak.

Other machines on our lot will be a wide range of high quality ride-on mowers from Kubota, Stiga and Mountfield along with some Mountfield walk behinds. Also in attendance will be a few Kubota compact tractors and our RCM hard surface sweepersburghley-logo

So treat yourself to a great day out – or even make a weekend of it and come visit us on stand B58, yes that’s stand B58. We will have refreshments and some very comfortable chairs for you to take a welcome break. See you there.

Wow – that’s show business!

Kubota RTVRecently we were doing some publicity shots for the Kubota RTV range we sell and this was one of the shots we got.

No It Didn’t

Despite what it looks like the RTV just carried on regardless of the deeper than anticipated rut. At the time it didn’t seem that dramatic but as the picture shows the water nearly covered the rear wheel and the RTV was pitched at a remarkable lean angle. Nicky, the driver seems quite calm too so all in a day’s work then! What a brilliant illustration of the capability of these machines.

New Models

The range of Kubota RTVs has been expanded so we are selling even more of these tough, versatile machines. If you want to know more then visit our website. We are presently adding some videos shot during the day so look out for more hills, ruts and muddy action, coming soon to a computer screen near you.

New All Terrain Vehicles

rtv400

Whenever a totally new model comes along there is always a great deal of anticipation and  excitement and the new Kubota RTVs are no exception. And now they’re here!

Four Wheel Drive

Small, light and  agile the new Kubota RTV400 and RTV500 deliver exceptional performance and reliability in a compact size. Both machines have four wheel drive with selectable two wheel drive and differential lock plus disc brakes and independent suspension.

 Different Strokes for Different Folks

Where the new machines differ is their engines and transmissions. One has a single cylinder air cooled motor, the other a twin cylinder  water cooled motor. Both have fuel injection. The single cylinder motor is paired with continuously variable transmission (CVT) and an inertia clutch. The other machine has variable hydro transmission (VHT).

Comfortable and Safe

Whichever model you choose you can be assured of Kubota’s renown reliability, a comfortable cabin and standard rollover protection. You can specify either orange or camouflage paintwork and front guards to make your RTV match your needs precisely.

So New

So new they are not on our website yet, so if you want to see one of these exciting machines in the metal then call us and we’ll arrange for it to happen.

Show Time!!

All terain vehicle
We are at it again!! Our show programme carries on in June with two events on the same weekend. Firstly the Nottinghamshire Charity Country Fair in support of the GWCT on Saturday 29th June 2013 at North Lodge Farm, Widmerpool, Nottinghamshire, NG12 5QE. From there we move onto the Blaston Show on Sunday 30th June in Blaston Road, Slawston, Near Market Harborough. Follow these links (NCCF) and (BLASTON) to the organisers websites for directions.

Events attended this year include a tremendously successful début at the Brigstock International Horse Trials at Rockingham Castle. Then we moved on to the Rutland Show at Burley on the Hill for one day only on Sunday June 2nd.

Not to be confused with the Burghley as in horse trials in nearby Stamford, Burley on the Hill is famous as the wonderful house and grounds bought by Asil Nadir immediately prior to his company’s spectacular collapse. Now restored to its previous splendour the house and grounds make a wonderful setting for the most British of occasions.

At the Rutland Show we were on stand 22 with our range of mowers, tractors and powered machinery that is so popular with the farming and equestrian industries. As at Rockingham the centre of attention was our new range of Kubota RTVs (illustrated) which includes two new smaller models to cover the needs of most landowners and managers.

The Outdoors Beckons

rockinghamWe are off to the Brigstock International Horse Trials at Rockingham Castle.  The dates for your diary are 17th – 19th May 2013. As a sponsor we will of course be making a spectacle of ourselves and showing our vast range of ground care equipment. During the event two of our RTV’s will be used by the organisers to travel the course and generally stay on top of things.

Rockingham Castle will have a new course set in the beautiful Great Park overlooking the Welland Valley. It  is currently under construction having been designed by Philip Herbert.  Philip has a reputation for building imaginative and creative courses featuring jumps enjoyed by riders and spectators alike.  His skills were honed on the international courses at Burghley.

RTV Camo

The RTV Camo being used at the event

There will be something for everyone. For international riders there is a cross country course of the highest standard with challenging and exciting fences. Dressage, show jumping, entertainment for children in the form of a bouncy castle, climbing wall, animals and Xtreme Falconry will all be going on.

A good day out for equestrian sport lovers, the family and anyone who has never visited the fascinating Rockingham Castle. Put it in your diary and make a point of looking us up. Rockingham Castle is near Corby, its full postal address is: Rockingham Castle, Rockingham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH telephone :+44(0)1536 770240.

Commercial Vehicle Show

cvshowThe Commercial Vehicle Show is on at the NEC from 9th to 11th of April and we are there! Come along to stand 4G61 and experience our unique hospitality and see some of the most productive floor cleaning machines available.

At the show for the first time will be our PowerFlex multipurpose street sweeper. Compact and extremely powerful this machine is ideal for large distribution centres, industrial estate roadways and of course regular road sweeping. Come to our stand and book a demonstration at your premises. If its snowing then we will also be able to show you how effective its snow plough and snow brush are! Would book early though as May is approaching and we may not get much snow in May!

The PowerFlex 2200 Street Sweeper

The PowerFlex 2200 Street Sweeper

Also on display will be a large selection of walk behind and ride on sweepers. Our Brava will be there rubbing shoulders with the Boxer large ride-on sweeper. Two of our unique scrubber-driers will also be on show illustrating how far this type of technology has come.

Award for Excellence

gh-with-awardAfter only 1 year as a new supplier of Mountfield and Stiga mowers, the task of learning the trade inside out and excellent customer service have paid dividends in helping Euromec Contracts Ltd to build a strong and loyal customer base.

In any specialist industry, manufacturers and retailers must work closely together to ensure the customer receives the service they deserve throughout the life of the product they have purchased. It is with this in mind that Euromec Contracts Ltd has been recognised by Mountfield and Stiga for the excellence of the sales and service back up they provide for the owners of Mountfield and Stiga garden machinery.

Graham Hill, pictured with the special commemorative plaque commented:,

“We have been supplying and servicing Mountfield and Stiga lawn and garden machinery for only 1 year but our relationship with this manufacturer is a solid today as the day we took on the dealership, as a consequence we are extremely proud to have received this recognition from a supplier who really cares about the customer and shares our belief in providing good old fashioned customer service.”

Snow Clearance made easy

snow clearance

Freezing conditions throughout the UK have highlighted how badly prepared we are for snow and ice. Whole communities brought slithering to a halt by the cold weather. Everyone is asking “Where are our snow ploughs?”

This paragraph was written in January 2010. Sitting here with 6″ of snow outside and many schools closed and what seems like most people sitting at home watching Jeremy Kyle I am forced to think that not much has changed.

Once the snow is on the ground it’s tough if you haven’t made plans for such an eventuality. As a provider of machines that clear snow quickly and efficiently we have a vested interest. However the modern snow clearance machine doesn’t have to sit there for the other 50 weeks of the year gathering dust. Our Powerflex machines are multi-purpose, so if you buy a road sweeper you can also buy a snowplough attachment and voila, sweeper becomes snowplough in about 5 minutes. Now your sweeper, which you can’t use in the snow, becomes a snowplough which is just what you want.

This philosophy runs through the whole range of machines. Snowploughs, brushes and blowers are available – find the range here.