ST Bishop and Co
S.T.Bishop & Co is a family run business which has been established for over 35 years.
We are located in the village of Wick within easy reach of Bristol & Bath. (East of Bristol on the A420). We aim to provide a good service to the Bristol and Bath area including Avon, South Gloucestershire and areas of North Somerset and Wiltshire.
Our sales and service staff are well trained and with over 90 years of cumulative experience between them they can provide you with the ideal machine for your garden.
All our products are competitively priced with an emphasis on quality and excellent after-sales support. Part-exchange is available and a wide range of secondhand machinery is always available.
We carry a wide selection of both electric and petrol powered hedgecutters by manufacturers Alko, Bosch, Gardena, Mountfield, Shibaura, Stihl and Tanaka.
For lighter duty work the electric machines are convenient and light to use. This type of machine will typically cope with branches of 13 - 20mm diameter (some claim to be capable of cutting up to 34mm branches but we would recommend purchasing a petrol machine for this work as the drive gears are much more substantial). They require little maintenance but are hindered in use by the mains cable and the need for a convenient electricity supply. It is always recommended that an RCD safety device be used with these machines.
Prices range from £29.95 to 119.95.
The Alko HE450 (pictured middle right) is priced at £49.95 - The Alko machines feature a special safety cable which cannot be cut by the hedgecutter blades (a problem encountered by many a customer!)
Cordless or battery powered machines are suitable for light cutting but limited by battery life, Bosch offer a wide range of machines in both cordless and mains electric. Their new Lithium battery machines are priced at £69.99 for the AHS41 (41cm)and £89.99 for the AHS52 (52cm) which has two batteries.
- which have a straight shaft and the cutting head is usually driven by a solid drive shaft which makes it possible to fit a metal cutting blade for heavier cutting work.
Prices range from £119 to £480 but quality of build also varies widely and it is important to obtain advice as to the best machine for your requirements.
Many machines will accept attachments, the most popular of which is the pole hedgecutter which allows for easy and safe cutting of higher hedges.
Our range price lists, which include brief specifications can be downloaded using the buttons
Sample stock includes
Priced at £99
Tanaka TBC230 a 22cc brushcutter with a professional quality engine suitable for trimming and light clearance work. Supplied with bump-feed nylon line head but can be fitted with a metal blade if required. One of our most popular models offering excellent value at £219 This model will accept the popular TPH200 pole hedgecutter attachment, priced at £199 to give you a high quality dual-purpose machine.
Lawnflite KS2690 fitted with a Kawasaki 27cc engine. Suitable for heavy domestic or light duty commercial work. extremely good value at £249. The Kawasaki KBL27A brushcutter with almost identical specification is priced at £299.00
Stihl FS90R a 28cc brushcutter with professional quality 4-Mix engine suitable for heavy domestic and light commercial work. Fitted with nylon line head and optional metal blade. Priced at £349
Kawasaki KBH48 the largest of the Kawasaki brushcutters with a 48cc engine, supplied with full shoulder harness, nylon head and metal blade. Ideal for heavy trimming or clearance work.
Priced at £419.
We also stock Blowers, Chainsaws, Chippers, Cultivators, Generators, Log Splitters, Power-Washers, Rakes, Scarifiers, Shredders, Sprayers, Sweepers, Trailers, Vacuums, Water Pumps and other garden equipment and machinery.
Our range price lists, which include brief specifications can be downloaded using the buttons.
Leaf blowers and vacuums are especially popular in the autumn but also useful all year round. We stock Alko, Billy Goat, Stihl, Tanaka, Mitox, Handy and Shibaura models, to suit homeowners and professionals alike, with prices ranging from £60 to over £1000
We carry a wide range of Chainsaws by Bosch, Stihl, Tanaka, Mitox, Mountfield and Efco. Prices range from £85 to over £600
We carry a range of Garden Compost Chippers and Shredders by Alko, Ardisam, Eliet, Handy, MTD, Lawnflite & Masport.
Electric shredders are quieter and convenient for occasional use and for lighter work and range in price from £120 to £500
Petrol engined shredders are suitable for heavier materials and more regular use. The machines we carry in stock can cope with material up to 2.5" diameter but a wide range of heavier machines are available on request to suit professional users if required. Prices start from £640