TAG: mowing

SafetyWatch: Wide-area mowing preparation

February 20, 2019By

When operating a wide-area mower, keep in mind these key items to help ensure the job is performed safely and smoothly. read more

John Deere shares 5 tips for taking advantage of downtime

February 4, 2016By

Winter is here and many landscape contractors have packed up their businesses for the year. However, warmer weather is around the corner, and John Deere wants to ensure contractors take the necessary steps to maximize their uptime for the first mow of 2016. Take advantage of winter downtime with these five tips from John Deere: Clean your machines—Prior to storing... read more

Lessee vs. Buyer

September 27, 2015By

When it comes to your mower fleet, 
which option is a good fit for you?   9 questions 
to ask yourself when deciding to lease or buy Which method of purchasing will enable the lowest overall cost per hour to operate the equipment? What are your business plans for the next two to three years? Is cash needed for other... read more

Step by Step: Wearing proper PPE 
for mowing

September 8, 2015By

When you or your crews are mowing lawns, there are hazards and safety concerns on every property. It’s vital you and your team stay safe by wearing the right personal protective equipment (PPE). Each job is different and will require its own set of PPE. So, don’t forget to do a job site assessment beforehand to see what’s needed. For... read more

SafetyWatch: Identify mowing safety hazards

August 10, 2015By
Photo: Laura Watilo Blake

This photo was staged to show several safety hazards or dangerous work habits. How many can you identify? Click here for a list of potential hazards. Click here for downloadable versions of our August SafetyWatch. Ed. Note: Thanks to Schill Grounds Management in North Ridgeville, Ohio, for participating in our SafetyWatch photo shoots. Schill and Landscape Management do not practice... read more

Download: Mowing safety hazards SafetyWatch

August 7, 2015By

Featured is a downloadable version of the August 2015 SafetyWatch on safety hazards. See how many safety hazards your employees can identify. Click here to identify the safety hazards. Click here to see the list of safety hazards. read more