TAG: Expert Tips

Experts’ Tips: Determining mower deck size

August 15, 2019By
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What are a few do’s and don’ts for determining mower deck size needs? Cub Cadet Allen Baird Product marketing manager, professional products DO consider clients’ needs and the terrain. DO choose deck sizes that will optimize efficiency by keeping everyone busy. A larger deck size can help overlap mower needs by reduced trimming and cut time on larger projects. DO... read more

Experts’ Tips: To buy, lease or rent compact tractors/compact wheel loaders?

May 6, 2019By

The challenge: Determining whether to buy, rent or lease compact tractors/wheel loaders. John Deere Financial Angie Harms Tactical marketing planner for John Deere Financial DO focus on two key factors when adding a compact tractor to a fleet: type of machine and how to pay for it. DO consider horsepower, hitch life capacity, property type and desired implements when deciding... read more

Experts’ Tips: Striping using a walk-behind

April 10, 2019By
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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

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: Determine irrigation pumps proper balance

March 22, 2019By
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How to determine the proper balance between a pump’s flow rate and pressure read more