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  • Milwaukee Tool launches interchangeable tank system, backpack sprayer

    January 18, 2019By

    Milwaukee Tool debuted the M18 Switch Tank. The M18 Switch Tank is an interchangeable sprayer and water supply system, which includes an interchangeable 4-gallon backpack sprayer. The tank’s powered base provides power to the backpack sprayer and has a frame with wide straps for comfort during extended spraying applications. “Through its unique interchangeable tank system design, users can add on... read more

    Milwaukee rolls out its new Quik-Lok attachment system

    January 16, 2019By

    Milwaukee Tool is expanding its line of outdoor power equipment solutions with the Quik-Lok attachment system. The new system is made up of multiple attachments including a string trimmer, edger, pole saw and hedge trimmer. For the versatility to complete a wide range of applications, users can swap between attachments for use on the M18 Fuel power head. Powered by... read more

    Penn State students participate in field day with Husqvarna’s Automower

    January 16, 2019By

    How do you feel about robotic mowers? This is the question Penn State University students recently asked customers of Eichenlaub Inc., a full-service landscape firm based in Pittsburgh. Nearly 100 students took part in the field day hosted at Eichenlaub Inc.’s headquarters. The event included a live case study where students called and spoke directly with Eichenlaub Inc.’s customers to... read more

    A truckload of tips and trends

    January 16, 2019By
    Navistar trucks (Photo: Navistar)

    Purchasing a new landscape vehicle can be a weighty decision. That’s why we spoke with experts Chad Femler, director of product marketing for medium duty at Navistar, and Brian Tabel, executive director of marketing at Isuzu, to get the lowdown on purchasing new vehicles. The first factor for contractors to consider is the truck’s application, which will help determine the... read more

    A road map for franchising

    January 16, 2019By
    The Grounds Guys crew and equipment (Photo: The Grounds Guys)

    For contractors who want to scale their business but feel stuck in a rut, franchising may be a viable route to consider. Franchising is also an option for startup landscapers, who may need help learning how to run an effective business and understanding the ins and outs of the green industry. “The franchise system is like having a guardrail on... read more

    Morbark acquires Denis Cimaf

    January 9, 2019By

    Morbark acquired Denis Cimaf, a company specializing in the development of brushcutter-mulcher attachments for excavators, skid-steers, forestry tractors, graders and other types of heavy equipment. The acquisition is part of Morbark’s strategic focus on broadening the range of tree care and industrial equipment, aftermarket parts and service offered to its customers, said the company. Denis Cimaf manufactures four main products:... read more