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  • Increase efficient mowing with airless radial tires

    December 23, 2019By
    MORE MOW TIME Airless radial tires help eliminate downtime on mowers and reduce many maintenance costs. (Photo: Exmark)

    Airless radial tires aim to keep mowers in the field and out of the shop so landscape contractors can have more productive and efficient mowing. read more

    The Big One: An indoor paradise

    December 23, 2019By
    Tropical plants line the park's lazy river and show the plants' proximity to the chlorine-filled water. (Photo: Steven Wagner)

    Location Monticello, N.Y. Company Wagner Landscaping New York’s Catskill Mountains are home to a tropical paradise. Even during the winter, guests at the Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark enjoy a warm climate with lush landscaping. Since opening in March 2019, Wagner Landscaping has maintained the property’s indoor and outdoor landscape. Owner Steven Wagner says the indoor water park is serviced... read more

    Brand U: Finding Ferris

    December 23, 2019By
    At Briggs & Stratton’s facility in Sherrill, N.Y., Richey Plemons saw firsthand how Ferris machines are built. He credits the opportunity to the nearly 7,000 followers of his YouTube channel. (Photo: Richey Plemons)

    Richey Plemons appreciates equipment that can withstand just about anything. That’s why his company, Plemons Lawn & Landscape in Chatsworth, Ga., uses Ferris. “I’m always willing to push the equipment to its limits,” he says. “We now use a stand-on unit for hills that we wouldn’t normally put a machine on other than a walk-behind.” Having a stand-on unit gives... read more

    Charged up: The future of battery-powered equipment

    December 23, 2019By
    Pacific Landscape Management’s crew uses Oregon’s 120V Professional Series on a job site in Beaverton, Ore. (Photo: Oregon Outdoor Power Equipment)

    Manufacturers share upcoming trends and predictions for battery-powered equipment that landscape contractors need to know. read more

    How landscape pros are using battery power

    December 23, 2019By
    Battery-powered chainsaw (Photo: Bedell Property Management)

    Environmental concerns, potential safety hazards and fuel costs — all have been cited as reasons landscape contractors make the switch over to battery-powered handheld equipment from gas-powered machines. “We are responsible for the upkeep and improvement of the cultivated landscape, and I think that is best completed with the very light touch (of battery-powered equipment),” says Matt Dingeldein, president of... read more

    Monitor equipment use, location with GPS technology

    December 20, 2019By
    TRACK IT GPS systems can monitor where equipment is an how long it is used. Photo: GPS Insight

    Lawn care and landscape companies can organize and streamline their operations with advancements in GPS technology to monitor equipment location and use. read more