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  • Vectorworks releases 2020 software

    September 10, 2019By

    Vectorworks released its 2020 Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer and Fundamentals, as well as 2020 versions of Vision and Braceworks. “Data and usability are the cornerstones of this year’s product line enhancements,” said Vectorworks CEO Biplab Sarkar, Ph.D. “When we looked at the future of the industry and what our customers’ needs were, we kept coming back to data, particularly... read more

    ASV rolls out new compact track loader

    September 10, 2019By

    ASV Holdings introduced the new compact RT-50 Posi-Track loader. The RT-50 positions itself between the RT-40 and RT-65, completing ASV’s lineup and allowing operators to do more in more places, according to the company. The track loader includes high ground pressure, ground clearance, serviceability and performance. The machine features serious performance for its weight and easy transportability, making it a... read more

    Hardscape Solutions: Updated but timeless

    September 10, 2019By
    DBI project (Photo: Ian Adams Photography)

    Location: Cleveland Heights, Ohio Company: Exscape Designs The design intent was to create an updated landscape and entertainment area that reflected the traditional architecture of this 1920s-era home. Exscape helped create a new driveway layout, which meandered down the middle of the left-side lot, integrating the double lot into a cohesive whole and working around the existing large trees. The... read more

    One landscape company’s climb back to the top

    September 9, 2019By
    The Todd’s Services leadership team. From left to right, Jeff Walz, Doug Murphy, Josh Robinson, Sherry LaButte-Birk, Kurt LaButte, Mark Becker and Kevin Birk. (Photo: Todd's Services)

    Todd and Kurt LaButte, like many in the landscape industry, started young with a couple of push mowers, mowing neighbors’ lawns. Todd, being the older of the LaButte brothers (he was No. 5 of eight children, and Kurt was the youngest), named the company Todd’s Services. “We started in 1979, my brother and I,” Kurt LaButte says. “It was unique... read more

    Experts’ Tips: Selecting the right attachments for skid-steers

    September 4, 2019By
    Skid-steer (Photo: Bobcat)

    Choosing the right equipment and attachments gives contractors better efficiency and versatility on the job. James Jones, operations manager at the Phoenix branch of Gothic Landscape, says using skid-steer attachments helps save labor. “We are in such a labor crisis that if we can add more equipment, maybe instead of having eight crew members, we could have five,” Jones says.... read more

    SMI Compact offering crushers and screening plants

    September 3, 2019By

    Screen Machine Industries is now offering SMI compact crushers and screening plants. These machines are significantly smaller than the standard line crushers and screens — about one-fifth the size. “We see huge potential for SMI Compact equipment, especially in urban areas where full-size crushing and screening machines are simply too large,” said Timothy Miller, director of new business development for... read more