Construction equipment: Which do you use and why?

December 9, 2014 -  By
Photo: DeFranco Landscaping

David DeFranco, president of DeFranco Landscaping, excavating with a Kubota U35. Photo: DeFranco Landscaping

Anthony DeFranco
DeFranco Landscaping
Hague, N.Y.

“We’ve used Kubota equipment for over 20 years. We use the U35 mini excavator and M59 backhoe every day—from loading materials in our yard to getting into the tightest areas on our job sites. We couldn’t run our business without them.”

Frank Nicastro
Nicastro’s Landscaping
Lincoln, Maine

“The John Deere 110 TLB is the best versatile machine out there. Within seconds you can put a rake, rototiller, Bush Hog and/or sweeper on it. The machine is compact for tight places and versatile. It’s a big, strong machine in a small package. It’s the best thing I did for my family business.”

Tim Johnson II
President, Tim Johnson Landscaping
Statesville, N.C.

“The Vermeer S650TX is in a league of its own when it comes to tracked mini skid- steers. We use it for everything: augering, trenching, light grading, hardscapes, mulch, etc. It is a game changer for us, especially on smaller/tighter properties.”

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