TAG: Caterpillar

Work to do: Tackling the industry’s labor shortage

May 20, 2019By
Photo: Marshall Evan Photography

How companies, manufacturers and industry pros are tackling landscaping's labor shortage. read more

Caterpillar rolls out new land management compact track loader

May 3, 2019By

The Cat 299D2 XHP Land Management compact track loader is purpose-built for demanding vegetation management applications ranging from mulching, brush-cutting, vegetation control and mowing. This machine provides efficiency and economy in specific applications, including site preparation, utility right-of-way clearing, vegetation management for fire prevention, railroad maintenance-of-way, agriculture and forestry. The 299D2 XHP Land Management machine’s Cat C3.8 engine, rated at... read more

March landscape madness, baby!

April 23, 2019By
Photo: Seth Jones

Editor-in-chief Seth Jones summarizes the National Collegiate Landscape Competition and describes how March madness was a bit different than years past. read more

Road trip roundup

March 22, 2019By and
Photo: Clara Richter

The LM staff hit the road in February, covering events in Phoenix, Washington, D.C., and more. The first stop was the Aspire User Conference, held in Phoenix, Feb. 6-8. The inaugural event aimed to help Aspire clients better use the software and technology to run their businesses more efficiently. It did this through presentations from industry experts and group activities.... read more

Experts’ Tips: Avoid these track loader mistakes

March 22, 2019By

CHALLENGE: What are some ways to avoid mistakes when using track loaders? ASV Buck Storlie Product line manager DO use three-point turns instead of counter-rotations whenever it’s possible. DO perform regular maintenance on the machine and clean the undercarriage of mud and debris. DO pay attention to track tensioning, which should match what’s in the equipment manual. DO stay aware... read more

Hardscape Solutions: A lakeside kitchen escape

March 22, 2019By
Outdoor kitchen (Photo: Will Pancake)

Location: Warsaw, Ind. Company: The Cornerstone Landscape Group This lakeside residence may have a simple layout — that’s because it was designed to be a fun, easy-to-maintain and usable space. The client wanted a solution that would complement an existing upper deck and add a complete, high-quality outdoor kitchen. The space was built on the lower level of the backyard.... read more