These days, sustainability is one
of the biggest buzzwords permeating
our culture. Seems
like the recent attention given to
global warming, in particular, has
made us more aware of how our
lifestyles impact our environment.
Imagine three towering oak trees and the knee-high piles of leaves they left on the ground. Rather than spending countless hours raking and bagging, we tried to find shortcuts ways to make our lives easier.
I used to watch my father spend
countless hours stringing and stapling
lights around the gutters,
chimneys, rooftop and trees, only
to watch him struggle to take them
down a few weeks later. That part
was a real chore. My job was to pull
the lighting strands out of the
boxes and untangle them -- often a
process that would consume my
Imagine working long hours on one job. You just want to finish it in a timely, efficient manner. So, instead of three people hand-raking a yard to remove the rocks and debris to prepare the ground for turf, you put a landscape rake attachment on the front end of a skid-steer to do the job.
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE SAYING, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"? Here is a scenario to think about: two weeks ago, one of your crew members came to work and realized that his car was running on fumes...
As with most equipment purchases, choosing the right trencher is more about your business than it is about the equipment itself. How many inches a machine trenches per hour is one measure of productivity, but that's only part of the story.