TAG: Ditch Witch

Water World: Sprinkler smarts

August 15, 2019By
Crew member working at TCU (Photo: Andy's Sprinkler, Drainage & Lighting)

Location: Fort Worth, Texas Company: Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage & Lighting When an irrigation installation project popped up at Texas Christian University (TCU), Andy’s Sprinkler, Drainage & Lighting was sure to raise its hand. The multiphase job involved creating more than 100 zones that separated out beds, turf and trees while considering the area’s shady and sunny areas. To begin the... read more

Trencher talk

June 26, 2019By
Man with trencher (Photo: Ditch Witch)

Trencher manufacturers Ditch Witch and Vermeer offer up a few tips to help landscape professionals get the most out of their trenchers. read more

Water World: A well-watered resting place

April 3, 2019By
Chattanooga Cemetery (Photo: Dan Stacey)

Location: Chattanooga, Tenn. Company: Landscape Services Inc. Installing an irrigation system is never an easy undertaking. Add a cemetery to the mix, and not only do you have to dig trenches around the usual water lines and tree roots, but you also have to avoid gravesites. That’s what Landscape Services Inc. (LSI) did when it installed a new irrigation system... read more

Challenge conquered

March 29, 2019By
Photo: Bobcat

Four contractors overcome various installation challenges to reveal design masterpieces 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

Experts’ Tips: Skid-steer loaders

February 20, 2019By

Experts share their suggestions for skid-steer loader efficiency. read more