Balmers GM,
Manchester Road,
BB11 5PF

Tel: 01282 453 900



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Units 13-14,
Monckton Road Ind Est,
Monckton Road, Wakefield,

Tel: 01924 679400


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Balmers' Tips for a Safe and Stocked Up Winter

Long range weather forecasts have predicted an incredibly cold and exceptionally snowy Winter in the UK & Ireland – with the possibility of some of the snowiest & coldest conditions in over a century! Although some may regard this as being the same old annual forewarning, many are always under-prepared for the incoming winter weather.

Don’t get caught out in this year’s cold snap. Here are some handy suggestions of what to look out for when stocking up your winter kit, as well as some other general pointers so you can prepare yourself in the calm before the blustery storms!

  • Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment are a must. Lay down salt in advance to prevent or melt ice on walkways and drives. Save time in the mornings and keep ahead of the forecasts - snow and icy conditions are predicted for this Saturday across parts of the North West.
  • Ample heating fuel could be an essential. If you’re in the position where you’re likely to become isolated in your home, store a good supply of dry wood.
  • Stock up on sand to improve traction.
  • Bring pets inside and move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas with running/non-frozen water.
  • Protect pipes with insulation or newspapers or plastic. Allowing your taps to drip even the tiniest amount during colder weather prevents frozen pipes.
  • Winter-proof your home, barn and anything that offers shelter to your family, livestock or equipment. Prepare by clearing gutters and repairing leaks in finer weather and remove tree branches that could pose a structural threat during a storm.

At Balmers GM, we stock a variety of garden machinery, seasonal maintenance and debris management equipment including industrial and pedestrian salt spreaders, snow ploughs and shovels, trailed chippers and handheld & backpack blowers. Check out our range of new and used items for sale or hire on our website, in-store or pick up a brochure. Keep ahead of the weather and stay safe this Christmas!

Published: 28 November 2012 at 14:46

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More information on Balmers Garden Machinery and second hand tractors
Balmers GM are turf care machinery specialists catering to the demands of both the professional and domestic clients through the nationwide delivery of new and used garden machinery. Balmers supply a huge selection of used tractors across the North West, providing only the finest names in the ground care industry. With one of the largest collections of used John Deere tractors for sale in Lancashire, we truly have tractors to suit all.

Our technical sales staff are highly knowledgeable in all aspects of turf care machinery and are available to assist both commercial and domestic customers in deciding which models suit their immediate requirements. For more information about our extensive range of new and used garden machinery or if you are searching for second hand tractors, please make an enquiry online or call our Burnley store on 01282 453900.