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Good Things Come in Small Packages


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When it comes to your business, you’re always thinking big. But, sometimes, bigger isn’t better. Sure, this may sound like common fortune cookie wisdom at first glance—but, when you’re focused on success    More
 
Monday, October 18, 2010

Power Produces Productivity


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The meaning of the saying “time is money” has never been better illustrated than by those in the landscape industry. The more green you mow in a day, the more green you’ll put in your pocket at the end of the day.    More
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Can You Justify the Investment?


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You’ve just completed a few landscaping jobs in a residential neighborhood and you have happy customers spreading the word about your great work. Now eager neighbors are asking for your services. Sounds like a good deal, but there are problems. You can’t get your full-sized equipment into these small backyards, so your crew ends up hauling a lot of material by hand.    More
 
Monday, April 19, 2010 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Trenchers . . . More Than One Way to Dig


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Whether installing pipe, laying cable, or digging out space for hardscape or edging, trenching through packed earth can be hard on both people and equipment. The equipment that does your digging can have a big impact on your bottom line.    More
 
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

One Machine, Many Uses


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It wasn’t so long ago when a simple planting job required the work of an entire crew if you wanted to get it done in a timely fashion. When you had no other choice than to dig each hole by hand, lift each tree by hand, plant each and every one of those trees—you guessed it—by hand, the job was no longer simple.    More
 
Thursday, April 16, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Zero-Turn Mowers: Past, Present, Future


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A lot goes into a nice looking lawn. A variety of plants, trees and shrubs might enhance the turf, giving the yard a pleasing, garden-like touch. Fences, gateways, walls and fountains are other common fixtures. Yet for all the ornamental beauty such accoutrements add to the lawn, all the more challenges there are in maneuvering around them once it’s time to mow.    More
 
Monday, January 12, 2009 DANNY FASOLD

Precautions for the Cold: Winterizing Equipment


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AS AUTUMN COMES TO A CLOSE, dropping temperatures and burgeoning Christmas lights serve as a reminder that winter is just around the corner. In the landscape industry, this means two things: first, it’s time to get the snow plows out; second, it might not be a bad idea to keep your equipment properly maintained so it can handle the coming chill.    More
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 DANNY FASOLD

Through the Trenches: Equipment Options


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Landscape and irrigation contractors rely on trenching equipment to make quick work of a number of different digging tasks.    More
 
Monday, November 17, 2008 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Multi-Tools for Multi-Tasks


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IN PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPING, MULTI-TASKING IS the name of the game. It’s a facet of the job that keeps things interesting . . . and challenging. Today’s multi-use loading, lifting and excavating equipment makes the job much easier. But deciding which equipment is right for your company can be daunting.    More
 
Monday, August 18, 2008 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Guide to Buying a Utility Loader


Power Equipment
One of the greatest summer pleasures is catching a professional baseball game. There’s something thrilling about watching a pro throw a shutout or leap for a line drive. As it turns out, baseball and power equipment have something in common.   More
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 AMANDA RICHTER