TAG: mowers

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

Kubota recalls select mowers and compact tractors

November 19, 2018By

Kubota recalls select mowers and compact tractors due to burn hazard. Hot coolant can spray out onto operators from the overheated and pressurized coolant reservoir tank, posing a burn hazard. Kubota has received three reports of burn injuries from coolant ejecting, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recall involves Kubota diesel and gasoline-powered zero-turn mowers, compact tractors and... read more

DeWalt releases 2 new battery-powered mowers

February 21, 2018By

DeWalt unveiled two new mowers: the 2x20V Max Brushless Mower (DCMW220) and 40V Max Brushless Mower (DCMW290). Optimized for use with DeWalt construction battery platforms, the 2x20V Max is compatible with the DeWalt FlexVolt battery system for maximum flexibility and extended runtime, said the company. It also includes an on-deck LED light board, which signals the state of charge for... read more

JRCO: Broadcast Spreader

March 8, 2017By

JRCO has an electric broadcast spreader attachment to fit zero-turn, stand-on and walk-behind mowers as well as utility vehicles. With a 2.2 cubic ft. polyethylene hopper and a 120-lbs. capacity, this heavy-duty, corrosion-resistant broadcaster spreads granular and pelletized fertilizer, seed and ice-melting pellets. Electronic speed control accurately maintains spread pattern widths from 5 to 24 ft. Stainless steel vibrating agitator... read more