TAG: experts’ tips

Experts’ Tips: Skid-steer reliability

November 14, 2019By
Skid-steer (Photo: New Holland Construction)

Experts from skid-steer manufacturers offer some additional advice on how to get the best performance and longest life out of loader tires and tracks. read more

Top uses for small walk-behind mowers

November 14, 2019By
Toro mower (Photo: Toro)

When determining what type of mower to use, it’s important to first look at the site, says Paul Fraynd, CEO of Sun Valley Landscaping in Omaha, Neb. Often, small, tight areas such as parking lot islands, fenced-in backyards, hillsides and spaces with a lot of obstacles call for smaller mowers. Sun Valley Landscaping uses 21- and 30-inch mowers for many... read more

Advice for choosing the right trencher

September 18, 2019By
Trencher (Photo: Ditch Witch)

Irrigation experts offer up their advice for how irrigation professionals can select the appropriate trencher for irrigation jobs. read more

Experts’ Tips: Selecting the right attachments for skid-steers

September 4, 2019By
Skid-steer (Photo: Bobcat)

Choosing the right equipment and attachments gives contractors better efficiency and versatility on the job. James Jones, operations manager at the Phoenix branch of Gothic Landscape, says using skid-steer attachments helps save labor. “We are in such a labor crisis that if we can add more equipment, maybe instead of having eight crew members, we could have five,” Jones says.... read more

Experts’ Tips: Tracks versus tires

May 14, 2019By
ASV machine with tracks (Photo: ASV)

The challenge: Choosing and using tires versus tracks Tracks ASV Buck Storlie Product line manager Tracks have natural advantages over tires in landscaping applications, including less ground disturbance and surface damage, the ability to handle soft conditions, more slope stability, better traction, improved ride quality and less impact to seed and soil. DO amplify these benefits by choosing tracked machines... read more

Experts’ Tips: Stand-on mowers

February 20, 2019By

Stand-on mowers Bob-Cat Co. Ron Scheffler Senior product manager When working with stand-on mowers, make sure to plan for fuel fill-ups. Whether you have a reserve tank or a fuel gauge on your mower, always make fuel checks part of your daily routine. This includes having an emergency gas can on your trailer. When you stand on the machine, be... read more