cartridges
By Anna Pigney

NEW Eley VIP Steel Eco Pro Wad IN STOCK

ELEY HAWK LAUNCHES THE FIRST DISSOLVABLE AND BIODEGRADABLE WAD FOR THEIR VIP STEEL SHOT CARTRIDGES

12 bore Steel 32g 5 shot NOW IN STOCK – Prices starting from £9.68 per 25

The product is loaded as a Standard Performance Steel Shot load and will compliment most guns commonly available on the market. However, if you have any questions about the suitability of your gun to shoot steel shot please consult The BASC website or your local gunsmith 

Recently shot by Pigeon Guru Geoff Garrod on the Shooting Show TV a full product test was done in field to put the wad and the product through it’s paces

KEY POINTS

  • The cartridge contains a water-soluble wad that is 100% compostable perfect for shooting over water – Pro eco wad dissolves in 24 hours in the water
  • 100% Hydro soluble wad made with All Organic materials that are Non-Toxic to the environment in a normal climate will degrade in 30 days and breakdown into the soil in 3 months
  • 100% ecologically friendly
  • No plastic contained in the wad – once it breaks down (over a three month period) it leaves no trace
  • The cartridge case is recyclable
  • The cartridge wad is in a shot cup format and has been extensively tested to ensure no compromise in ballistics vs plastic wads.
  • Perfect for all Wildfowlers where shooting over water is a concern

Eley Hawk is the first UK manufacturer to launch a fully biodegradable and dissolvable wad for steel cartridges that will leave no trace in the environment. The products will be launched at the industry-leading Consumer and Trade show the British Shooting Show 2019 at the NEC Feb 15th – 17th 2019

The wad is made of Hydrosoluble ingredients that dissolve within 24 hours in water ( less if the water is moving) It leaves behind no plastic residues and breaks down into biomass and with its trace minerals will actually have a positive composting effect on the soil it breaks down into.

The new hydrosoluble wad is 100% biodegradable and all its additives are of vegetable biomass origin, making it compliant with international standards. Not only does the wad not harm the environment, but it turns into compost (CO2, mineral salts and biomass), actively adding positive nutrients into the soil.

“The hydrosoluble wad is a testament to Eley Hawk’s commitment towards innovation. We continuously work to lead shooting performance and make our cartridges the best in the industry and also reduce its impact on the environment. Now we can offer a cartridge with the two elements that are expelled from the front of the barrel of the shotgun—the shot and wad—having a limited, even positive impact on the environment,” Wildfowlers of all types in the UK and abroad will welcome this product as it directly meets a need within the market. Explains Eduardo Hernando, Eley Hawk Managing Director.

Eley Hawk will have samples of the wad at the British Shooting Show – Stand C10 where you will be able to see how it reacts to water while it dissolves. Additionally, the company’s staff on the stand will explain the features and benefits of the wad line at the booth during the show. Journalists are invited to stop by and check it out.

The new and innovative wad will be placed in the Steel Shot cartridges it produces a 32 gram for game shooting and 28-gram clay steel shooting load. Product Availability April 2019. Anticipated retail prices points are £380 – £390 per thousand for the game cartridges and £280 – £295 per thousand for the clay cartridge.

Background

Steel shot game cartridges – In the UK it is illegal to use lead shot cartridges over open bodies of water – The Alternative Steel shot cartridges have for a long time had to use plastic wads to protect the barrels of the gun and the shooter while shooting. This Pro Eco wad changes dramatically what can be shot over water and the wad dissolving will reduce plastic waste in the environment.

The wad is made of organic materials these are harmless and breakdown quickly in the environment.

The Material used in the shot wad material complies with the regulations of Compost-ability EN13432 and ASTM 6400 and contains no toxins for the environment.

It is envisaged that this cartridge will be a major step forward for wildfowlers in the UK who often shoot over estuaries and wild environments who will welcome this major step forward in ballistics for their sport. Enabling them to be effective conservationists of the environment and reducing their impact significantly.

Steel clay shot cartridges – are often used in Nordic countries where lead use is restricted and with clay grounds seeking to reduce the plastic they have to recycle. This wad will ensure that they spend less time picking up plastic wads on their shooting grounds and consumers and shooting grounds can reduce their use of plastics.

See our full price list here

By Anna Pigney

Kubota Horticulture STOCKISTS

New Range

As you know we have stocked the Kubota Agricultural range for a couple of years now with lots of success, so following on from that we now have some of their horticultural range in stock. This includes quality walk behind lawnmowers as well as a range of ride ons and we are pleased to offer some special introductory offers...

KUBOTA W821-PRO Petrol Lawn Mower

£840 INC VAT

RRP £1485.60 INTRODUCTORY OFFER ENDS 30/9/20

Self propelled, walk behind lawnmower combining high durability with high performance. Powered by a reliable Honda GXV160 air-cooled, 4-cycle OHV, single-cylinder, petrol engine.

  • 21" Cutting Deck
  • Wheel Diameter: 244mm Aluminium wheel
  • Travelling Speed: 2 step gearshift - 1.0 m/sec (low), 1.4 m/sec (high)
  • Grass Bag Capacity: 75 Litres
  • Cutting Height: 22, 32, 42, 52, 62, 72, 82 mm (7 positions)
  • Weight: 62kg

KUBOTA W819-PRO Petrol Lawn Mower

£720 inc VAT

RRP £1309.2 INTRODUCTORY OFFER ENDS 30/9/20

Self propelled, walk behind lawnmower combining high durability with high performance. Powered by a reliable Honda GXV160 air-cooled, 4-cycle OHV, single-cylinder, petrol engine.

  • 19" Cutting Deck
  • Wheel Diameter: 244mm Aluminium wheel
  • Travelling Speed: 2 step gearshift - 1.0 m/sec (low), 1.4 m/sec (high)
  • Grass Bag Capacity: 75 Litres
  • Cutting Height: 22, 32, 42, 52, 62, 72, 82 mm (7 positions)
  • Weight: 62kg

All our mowers come fully assembled with oil and fuel so they are ready to go, we also offer a servicing and blade sharpening service. Come and visit our showroom to see our full range or contact us on 01768351240 for more information.

By Anna Pigney

Welcome Back In-Store

As from Monday 6th July we will be reopening our premises to the public following all the current COVID19 government guidelines. While in store we ask you to be respectful to others and remain 1 metres plus from any other person, including staff. Hand sanitiser or gloves will be made available on entering and we ask customers to limit what they touch, preferably only buying what they pick up. We will be operating a one way system through the hardware shop - please enter round the back at the fuel station and leave out of the front door.

FUEL STATION

  • We are asking all customers to stay in their cars and wait for a member of staff to serve you.
  • Please do not enter the kiosk, all payment is done outside at a safe distance.

WORKSHOP

  • We are back up and running and ask all equipment brought in is cleaned beforehand.
  • Please do not enter the workshop unless supervised
  • Please ring us on 01768351240 for breakdowns and we will do our best to find a workable solution under government guildelines.

SALES

COVID19 OPENING HOURS

MON-FRI 8-5.30PM

SAT 8-1PM

SUN CLOSED

Our phones will not be manned out of these hours

call out service
By Anna Pigney

Call Out Service NOW AVAILABLE

We realise this can be a busy time of year for farmers so from now until September we have a dedicated telephone number for all out of hours call outs.

Please call our office on 017683 51240 and if out of hours call 07561 391 957 for breakdowns or for parts call either ;

  • 07704 610 057 MARK
  • 07850 783 051 DAVID
  • 07731 166 588 CHRIS
By Anna Pigney

FREE LOCAL DELIVERY SERVICE

Due to the current COVID19 pandemic we have strictly shut our hardware shop and agricultural stores to the public but are operating a collection and delivery service.

Please ring all orders in (01768351240) before making an unnecessary journey, we are not charging for delivery and have not minimum order – we are just asking for our customers to be sensible. Our phone lines are very busy so if you don’t get through please try again later in the day, and if you have requested a call back please be patient we will get round to you.

Our stock levels are constantly changing but we are doing our very best to keep you supplied with PPE, compost, seeds, hand sanitisers, anti-bac sprays, wipes & soaps and all our gardening, hardware, DIY and kitchen needs.

You can browse our online google store HERE. If you cant find what your after please contact us, as not everything is on our online store at the moment.

Pigney’s Promotion is back – this leaflet was made, printed and distribution was organised months ago before we were in the current lockdown and we intend to still honour these promotions as best we can – we are trying our best to keep up stock levels on these items in particular.

Summer Leisure 2020 is now available. We don’t keep it all physically in stock but we receive weekly deliveries so can order what you like.

All collections will be in our yard (where the petrol pumps are), please stay in your cars where possible and we will come to serve you – this also includes fuel.

To make an order please ring 017683 51240 we will do our best to help. Thank you for your co-operation and support

By Anna Pigney

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

While we can we will all be doing our best here at Pigneys to continue trading as normal.

We realise the next few weeks and months are very uncertain for all and could be very dispruptive for a small business, but we want to offer our community our help as much as possible.

We will be offering free local delivery to all over 60’s on all our household items with no minium order. We can take card payment over the phone or accept cash or cheque on delivery. We will delivering at around 4pm each weekday.

Please dont hesiate to call us: 017683 51240

By Anna Pigney

JOB VACANCY – Agricultural Engineer

Agricultural Engineer

We are a long-standing family firm of Agricultural Engineers looking to recruit a full-time experienced and fully trained engineer.

After expansion in our Agricultural Sales we are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to work alongside our current team in our busy workshop. The role will cover the service and repairs of tractors, ATVs and agricultural machinery. The successful applicant must have had experience with diagnostic tools and have good IT skills. Full driving license is essential. Includes alternate Saturday work.

To apply please send your cover letter and CV to [email protected]

Closing date 19/02/2020