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  • Exmark introduces Commercial 30 X-Series walk-behind mower

    August 15, 2019By

    Exmark introduced its new Commercial 30 X-Series model. With a new, more powerful engine and transmission, the Commercial 30 X-Series is a more productive option, ideal for smaller properties. According to Exmark Product Manager, Lenny Mangnall, the Commercial 30 X-Series is an evolution of the company’s original Commercial 30 model, introduced in 2013. “With 40 percent more cut area per pass than... read more

    Experts’ Tips: Determining mower deck size

    August 15, 2019By
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    What are a few do’s and don’ts for determining mower deck size needs? Cub Cadet Allen Baird Product marketing manager, professional products DO consider clients’ needs and the terrain. DO choose deck sizes that will optimize efficiency by keeping everyone busy. A larger deck size can help overlap mower needs by reduced trimming and cut time on larger projects. DO... read more

    Alamo Group acquires Dixie Chopper from Textron Outdoor Power Equipment

    August 14, 2019By

    Alamo Group acquired the assets of the Dixie Chopper business from Textron Outdoor Power Equipment, a subsidiary of Textron. Dixie Chopper manufactures a wide range of commercial and high-end residential mowing equipment. The business, which is currently based in Greencastle, Ind., has been serving that market for nearly 40 years. Ron Robinson, Alamo Group’s president and CEO said, “We are pleased to... read more

    Echo Bear Cat releases new PTO Chippers

    August 13, 2019By

    Crary Industries, manufacturer of Echo Bear Cat outdoor power equipment, has released new 9-inch high-power PTO Chippers. The CH9540HP and CH9540HPXT will soon join the lineup of Echo Bear Cat PTO Chippers offered worldwide through the authorized Echo Bear Cat dealer network. “The new CH9540HP and CH9540HPXT build on the success of our current 9-inch PTO model, while accommodating for use on... read more

    Honda Power Equipment rings in year 35 with a new mower, facility expansion

    August 13, 2019By
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    Strolling through the Honda Power Equipment (HPE) Manufacturing facility in Swepsonville, N.C., felt a bit like stepping into the future. Honda associates clad in white uniforms worked meticulously and efficiently up and down the assembly lines — often working alongside machines, which completed tasks such as placing small seals and bearings. At the end of the line, Honda associates tested... read more

    High tech: A look at integrated software

    August 9, 2019By
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    At a time when Landscape Workshop was experiencing rapid growth, the company was operating on what Christianna Denelsbeck called a “frankensystem.” A large portion of the full-service commercial grounds maintenance firm’s back office was running on Microsoft Excel documents and Google Forms, and the company did not have a proper work-order system. “Every day I was worried that we’d blow... read more