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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

Experts’ Tips: Irrigation sensors & software

December 23, 2019By
WATER WISE Pacific Landscape Management has been using soil-moisture sensors on its commercial properties to help conserve both water and clients’ money. Pictured is the Baseline biSensor the company commonly uses. (Photo: Pacific Landscape Management)

Pacific Landscape Management in Hillsboro, Ore., has been using smart irrigation products for many years. One such product is soil-moisture sensors. “We’ve learned that you need to have enough of them in different locations so your readings aren’t just based on a sunny or shady location, an area with tree roots or certain types of soil,” says Bob Grover, president.... read more

Experts’ Tips: Skid-steer reliability

December 16, 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