TAG: John Deere

Unveiling GIE+EXPO’s next big thing

October 4, 2019By
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The next big idea can get sparked at GIE+EXPO — something landscapers and exhibitors bank on every October in Louisville. read more

Companies in the News: Updates from Saluting Branches, Arborjet, TruGreen and more

September 25, 2019By

Saluting Branches: Arborists United for Veteran Remembrance, a nonprofit organization, marks its fifth annual day of service with more than 3,500 green industry professionals donating a full day’s work on Wednesday, Sept. 18, to honor America’s military service men and women. With support from industry leaders, Saluting Branches will care for thousands of trees at 67 Veterans Affairs cemeteries, homes... read more

John Deere adds to ZTrak mower attachment lineup

September 25, 2019By

John Deere is expanding its ZTrak mower attachment lineup with the addition of a new three-bag Material Collection System (MCS). “For professional landscape contractors, time is money, and we understand the importance of efficiency while mowing,” said Natalie Haller, product manager, John Deere. “One of the more time-consuming parts of mowing is cleaning up grass clippings. With the improved three-bag... read more

John Deere recalls Gator due to crash hazard

September 13, 2019By

John Deere has announced a voluntary recall of its XUV835 Gator utility vehicles. The company says that due to improper routing, the plastic sheathing on the throttle cable can melt, causing the throttle to stick. This could result in the operator not being able to stop the vehicle, posing a crash hazard. About 19,730 units were sold in the U.S.... read more

John Deere: M&R Series walk-behind mowers

September 13, 2019By

When it comes to the controls on our M & R Series walk-behind mowers, your hands were what we thought of first. The redesigned controls feature improved hand position, control grips with recessed operator presence levers and spring-loaded neutral locks. Improved weight distribution and position of hand controls make it easier to raise the front end of the mower, ideal... 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