• Path Creation

    We recently created a stone path for a client. The path was installed to allow pedestrian and wheelchair access to a coastal viewpoint. The work involved digging out and landscaping, then laying geotextile and putting down a base and top dressing of compacted stone.

  • Drove Clearance

    We were recently asked to clear along a drove to create a route that could be used by walkers and horse riders. This involved clearing a range of vegetation including brambles, thorn and mature trees. All woody material had to be cut and removed. All stumps had to be ground out and the surface repaired and flattened.


  • Replacing Steps

    We were asked to replace an old set of steps that run up a long slope of varying gradients on a nature reserve. We removed the old and replaced with new steps, retaining boards and handrails.

  • Lane Clearance

    We recently cleared a large oak tree that had fallen into a sunken lane – blocking the route. The lane was deep, narrow and washed out. We used the skid steer to gain access to the sunken lane, make repairs to the surface and extract the timber as we processed the tree.

  • Footpath Resurfacing

    We recently carried out work for a local authority to resurface a section of footpath. The path runs between chain link fences leaving a width of only 4 ft. The skid steer machine was able to work on this path and was used to remove the surface layer of wet mud. The machine was then used to import stone which was then graded and compacted using a ride on roller.

    Over 100 tons of stone was used on this job.

  • Footpath Erosion

    We were asked to carry out work on a path which ran parallel to a raised bank on one side and a stream on the other. The stream had eroded the ground so that the path was now narrow and close to the edge of the watercourse.

    After obtaining land drainage consent we carried out the following work:

    – Cleared vegetation from the route – including hung up trees.

    – Constructed a retaining wall in the watercourse made from green oak.

    – Dug away the bank, backfilled behind the retaining wall and created a wider and flatter path surface.

  • Vermeer Skid Steer

    G P Manning have invested in a Vermeer S650TX – designed according to customer input, these skid steers fit into small spaces and are lightweight enough to use on most landscape surfaces. Intuitive joystick controls are easy to master, and several industry-leading safety features help protect the operator.

    Available in wheeldriven or track-driven models, these highly productive skid steers maneuver easily around tough worksites and reduce workloads in the process. In addition, Vermeer mini skid steers boast the breakout force and lift capacity more commonly associated with larger skid loaders.

    Vermeer Skid Steer