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  • Experts’ Tips: Striping using a walk-behind

    April 10, 2019By
    Striping with a walk-behind (Photo: iStock.com/Nastco)

    The Challenge: Striping using a walk-behind John Deere Carl Agee Product marketing manager DO ensure the mower is equipped with a striping kit and that it provides smooth steering, allowing the operator to maintain straight lines. DO keep cut widths consistent on each pass and keep in mind that varying the applied pressure will change the contrast of the stripe.... read more

    Stihl releases the KMA 130 R KombiMotor

    April 8, 2019By

    Stihl released the KMA 130 R KombiMotor, a tool from the company’s AP Series of battery products. It gives professionals the ability to trim, prune, edge, clean, cultivate and more without gas or exhaust emissions. The external battery source shifts the battery weight to the user’s back or hips, instant starts allow quick movement from one task to another and... read more

    In-house maintenance musts

    April 1, 2019By
    Crew member changing air filter (Photo: Ruppert Landscape)

    Grease-stained hands, deflated tires and broken belts are just a few images that come to mind when discussing mower maintenance. For many landscape companies, mower maintenance amounts to much more. “Mowers are the most important piece of equipment for a company,” says Marc Fisher, mid-Atlantic region general manager for BrightView Landscape Services in Sterling, Va. “You want to reduce downtime... read more

    Husqvarna introduces new gas-powered hedge trimmers

    March 29, 2019By
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    Husqvarna introduced a new line of gas-powered hedge trimmers that feature higher cutting capacity, efficient air filtration and a well-balanced overall design. The higher cutting capacity is due to a special knife design and gear ration, while the efficient air filtration is because of a two-stage air filter, Husqvarna said. “We are proud to offer an entirely new line of... read more

    PERC launches online autogas roadmap

    March 27, 2019By
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    The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) launched an online map designed to showcase the growing number of fleets in a variety of markets that use propane autogas to fuel their trucks, vans, buses and sedans. The “Propane Autogas Roadmap” is an interactive resource, charting fleets nationwide that are succeeding with propane autogas vehicles. Participants can add a fleet to... read more

    The Big One: No small feat

    March 25, 2019By
    The Domain (Greg Yount, Native Land Design)

    Company: Native Land Design Location: Austin, Texas With 800 luxury residential units, 120 stand-alone landscape containers, 100 high-end retail stores and two acres of turf, The Domain poses several maintenance challenges. Based in Cedar Park, Texas, Native Land Design is up to the task and has been since it started maintaining the popular retail center and “hangout” space in June... read more