The ARB Show 2012

With exhibitor space at a premium The ARB Show 2012 is turning out to be a bit of a showcase.
Five companies have chosen The ARB Show 2012 to launch new products ranging from log splitters to safety specs.
• Stihl www.stihl.co.uk will launch their X-FIT arb PPE now available with a Design C trouser and for utility workers a new HiVis PPE to Railway Group Standard GO/RT/ 3279.
• Rock Croft will be launching their new mesh-specs “BX” mesh safety glasses – and claim more style, same protection www.meshsafetygoggles.co.uk
• Wilson Machinery Ltd www.jaspwilson.co.uk will launch the machine-mounted Lasco hydraulic cone splitting system from Austria.
• Arborplan Insurance will be launching commercial vehicle insurance: Arbortruck. www.thecleargroup.com/arborplan says this insurance is specifically designed for arboriculturists and forestry contractors with any number of vehicles from one to a multi vehicle fleet and covers commercial, private and special-type vehicles.
• Workware www.workware.co.uk will introduce the Faxko tripod latter system.
Visitors to the ARB Show will also get a preview of a launch that will take place next year: the Show’s main sponsor Stihl will be exhibiting next year’s backpack-held battery for their cordless range.
Also new for this year at The ARB Show will be:
• The Ancient Tree Forum www.ancient-tree-forum.org.uk will provide guidance on the protection and management of veteran and ancient trees and has a selection of ancient tree guides to give away
• Ex-demonstration Stihl machines advertised for sale at the Show by George Carr www.georgecarrpowerproducts.co.uk who advertises these machines will be sold “with big discounts”
• Predator Power Ltd www.predator-mfg.com will show their new Predator 38X stump grinder which they describe as “probably the most innovative, powerful and economical stump grinder to hit the market ever!”
• Silky Fox Handsaws www.silkyfox.co.uk will demonstrate the Tsuruig pruning saw which Silky Fox describes as “revolutionary”.
The ARB Show 2012 is “The” place to see five company product launches, the latest industry developments, the technical seminar series, the biggest all-arb networking opportunity in 2012, the Friday night party and, as if that wasn’t reason enough, your chance to win £560.00 (inc. VAT) worth of Stihl PPE completely free just by registering at the gate:
• STIHL X-Fit Jacket @ £255.00 RRP
• STIHL X-Fit Trouser (Design C) @ £305.00 RRP
Friday 15 and Saturday 16 June 2012. Get the date in your diary to make sure you get the most from this two-day arboricultural extravaganza. Further details www.trees.org.uk.
1. Bathurst Estate, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
• AA MEMBERS FREE**only if showing current Arb Assoc membership card
• Adult £8.00
• Student/Unwaged £5 (must show SU card or UB40)
• Children under 14 FREE
• Two day ticket £10 (Friday & Saturday)
• Group ticket rate £5 per person 10 or more – only in advance before 18 May 2012
2. Show opening times: Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June 2012 09.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs
3. Access: Limited access for those with impaired mobility due to uneven surfaces
4. Further Information: www.trees.org.uk/training-events/The-ARB-Show.

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