TAG: outdoor power equipment

Milwaukee Tool revamps M18 Fuel Blower

December 1, 2017By

Milwaukee Tool updated its M18 Fuel Blower. Compatible with more than 125 solutions on the M18 system, the new model is up to 4 pounds lighter and has the power to clear debris from 15 feet away. The updated model also generates up to 30 percent less noise than a gas blower, the company said. The blower can perform at... read more

DeWalt expands FlexVolt System lineup

February 7, 2017By

DeWalt expanded its FlexVolt System with an outdoor power equipment lineup that features a battery that automatically changes voltage when the user changes tools. The lineup will include a new chainsaw, handheld blower and string trimmer, which all feature the new FlexVolt 60-volt Max 3.0Ah battery—rather than the 9.0Ah used with the 20-volt Max tools. The 60V Max Chainsaw is equipped... read more

Government Affairs: The quiet battle in state legislatures that could affect your business

August 2, 2016By

There has been a quiet battle raging in state legislatures for the past several years, the outcome of which could affect landscape contractors. The battle lines are drawn between the manufacturers of agricultural, construction and landscape equipment and their dealers. The background Much like the auto industry, equipment manufacturers such as John Deere, IH Case, Kubota and most others primarily... read more

Milwaukee Tool to launch cordless handheld equipment line

June 15, 2016By

Milwaukee Tool is the latest manufacturer to enter the cordless outdoor power equipment business. The Brookfield, Wis.-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries teased the new products to the media June 8-9 at the company’s 2016 New Product Symposium in Milwaukee. With a January launch planned, Milwaukee didn’t release specifications, run times or price points for the string trimmer, blower or hedge... read more

Ep. 4: Quieter, Cleaner, Efficient – Todays Power Equipment

December 12, 2012By

It seems like every day you read about another town trying to ban the use of outdoor power equipment used by professional landscape contractors. If it’s not a restriction on what hours of the day we can operate, it’s decibels and emissions. Now before you grab your bamboo rake and hand trimmer, listen, Roger Phelps, Promotional Communications Manager at Stihl,... read more

Ariens inducted into Association for Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame

October 26, 2012By

Ariens Company President and CEO, Dan Ariens, was inducted into the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) Hall of Fame at an awards ceremony on Oct. 16. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the organization’s annual conference in Chicago. Ariens also delivered a keynote address at the event. Previous AME Hall of Fame inductees include Fujio Cho, Chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation; and Jim... read more