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Experts’ Tips: Chainsaws

January 11, 2021By
Chainsaw (Photo: Stihl)

Experts from manufacturers Stihl, Ego, Echo and Husqvarna relay the best practices for landscapers when purchasing chainsaws. read more

Experts’ Tips: Compact tractor choices

October 15, 2020By
Compact tractors (Photo: Scott's Lawn Care)

Design/build experts from Caterpillar, John Deere and Bobcat Co. offer up their best advice for choosing the right compact tractor. read more

Experts’ Tips: Maximizing irrigation truck efficiency

May 8, 2020By
Irrigation truck (Photo: The Yard Barbours)

Experts from four truck and accessory manufacturers offer insights on how irrigation contractors can maximize the efficiency of their irrigation trucks. read more

Experts’ Tips: How to maximize fall aeration windows

March 11, 2020By
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For lawn care companies to maximize the potential of their aeration services, three things are needed: Patient and cooperative clients; Equipment that maximizes uptime and productivity; and Systems and processes to help pull it all together. “Customers dislike having to wait to receive their aeration,” says Dayna Macbeth, branch manager for Fit Turf, a landscape company with four locations in... read more

Experts’ Tips: Trenchers

February 13, 2020By
Trencher in action (Photo: JCB North America)

Trenchers come in many varieties. Knowing which is right for you depends on three things: project type, project scope and productivity. “We categorize our trenching equipment by small, medium and large,” says Michael Hatcher, president of Michael Hatcher & Associates in Olive Branch, Miss. “Each category has helped us gain a competitive advantage on different projects and at different points... read more

Experts’ Tips: Common mower operator mistakes

January 31, 2020By
Man riding zero-turn mower (Photo: John Deere)

In their constant pursuit of job site efficiency, maintenance crews shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that safety and quality are equally important. To that end, even the most seasoned zero-turn mower operators need a refresher training from time to time — especially after a long off-season. “Operators should keep an eye on their tires,” says Roger Beale, a branch... read more