TAG: mowers

A Look Back: Choosing a mower

August 15, 2019By

“Let’s face it: Choosing a mower is not an easy task,” wrote Heide Aungst, associate editor of Weeds, Trees and Turf (Landscape Management’s former name) in the November 1986 issue of the magazine. With so many new innovations, choosing a mower can be as tough today as it was then. One thing that has certainly evolved to make mowers more... read more

Honda Power Equipment rings in year 35 with a new mower, facility expansion

August 13, 2019By
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Strolling through the Honda Power Equipment (HPE) Manufacturing facility in Swepsonville, N.C., felt a bit like stepping into the future. Honda associates clad in white uniforms worked meticulously and efficiently up and down the assembly lines — often working alongside machines, which completed tasks such as placing small seals and bearings. At the end of the line, Honda associates tested... read more

Getting mowers ready to mow

June 26, 2019By
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Preventive maintenance is the key to keeping your mowers in good condition. Two experts discuss the items they stress for their maintenance checks. read more

Cutting Edge

March 1, 2019By
Kubota mower (Photo: Kubota)

Andrew Morse of Belknap Landscape Co. in Gilford, N.H., compares operating a mower from a few decades ago to driving a tank. Paul Fraynd, co-owner of Sun Valley Landscaping in Omaha, Neb., jokes that the machines’ seats resembled those found in football stadiums. Stephen Crowell, director of Maui operations for SGS Hawaii in Maui and Kauai, comments on the extra... read more

Brand U: A Kubota convert

February 20, 2019By
Kubota mower (Photo: Kubota)

Frank Seems, owner of Seems Landscape Design in Belmar, N.J., just recently started purchasing Kubota mowers when he determined they were better quality and a better price than what he had been using. “I’m not one to change,” he says. “I like what I like. But we don’t have many dealers around here that were dealing parts or service anymore... read more

A Look Back: Hydraulic mowers create efficiencies in 1983

February 15, 2019By

Do you think in February 1983 — when this issue of Weeds, Trees and Turf (LM’s former name) featuring an article about hydraulic mowers hit mailboxes — landscape contractors would have dreamed of someday operating robotic mowers? Check out our cover story to find out more about how mowing technology has evolved over the years.   read more