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  • GPS Insight acquires field management software provider

    January 22, 2020By

    GPS Insight acquired Chicago-based ServiceBridge, a field service management software company for small businesses and franchises with tools that empower field service teams to better serve customers. The move further broadens the scope of the GPS Insight software portfolio to deliver more comprehensive solutions to its expanding customer base. “We are incredibly excited about completing this acquisition with ServiceBridge,” said... read more

    Toro to acquire Venture Products, manufacturer of Ventrac Products

    January 21, 2020By
    Photo: Venture Products, Inc.

    The Toro Company announced it entered into an agreement to acquire privately held Venture Products Inc., the manufacturer of Ventrac-branded products. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, and is anticipated to close before the end of Toro’s fiscal 2020 second quarter. Based in Orrville, Ohio, Ventrac is a manufacturer of articulating turf, landscape and... read more

    Polaris expands lineup of award-winning commercial utility vehicles

    January 16, 2020By

    With the addition of two new gas models to its Pro XD lineup, Polaris Commercial broadens the applications where utility task vehicles (UTVs) can be used. Pro XD is built to withstand tough duty cycles and usage on the worksite and enhance job site productivity. “At Polaris Commercial, we are passionate about delivering state-of-the-art capabilities to all of our hard-working... read more

    Fecon introduces low-flow mulcher head

    January 15, 2020By

    Fecon released a new low-flow mulcher head for use with most standard skid-steer loaders, Avant-type wheel loaders and others carriers that are able to provide 17-27 gpm of hydraulic flow, have enclosed cabs that can be properly protected with the appropriate polycarbonate guarding and have the ability to carry the 1300-pound attachment. The new mulcher head features 22 knife or... read more

    Experts’ Tips: Common mower operator mistakes

    January 14, 2020By
    Man riding zero-turn mower (Photo: John Deere)

    In their constant pursuit of job site efficiency, maintenance crews shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that safety and quality are equally important. To that end, even the most seasoned zero-turn mower operators need a refresher training from time to time — especially after a long off-season. “Operators should keep an eye on their tires,” says Roger Beale, a branch... read more

    Working with dealers

    January 14, 2020By
    Man mowing with a ride-on machine (Photo: Kioti)

    When it comes to finding and holding on to the right dealer, there are several things landscape professionals should keep in mind — beyond knowing if dealers stock quality and innovative products. Landscape Management spoke to Pat Lyons, owner of Pat’s Power Equipment in Charlestown, R.I., and Curtis Smith, owner and president of C. Smith and Son Farm Equipment in... read more