Irrigation & Green Industry - Power Equipment http://www.igin.com/articles.sec-70-1-power_equipment.html <![CDATA[The 8th (mini) Wonder of the World - ]]> <![CDATA[Empower Your Company With Power Tools - ]]> According to ancient legend, the Norse God of Thunder, Thor, could shake the earth itself with his enchanted hammer. But you do not need to be a Viking legend to have the same type of impact on your workload. Power tools can impact the modern professional’s workload, just like Thor’s magic hammer shook the earth.]]> <![CDATA[Grinding for Dollars - ]]> As long as there have been politicians running for office, there have been stump speeches. That is, that species of campaigning where the candidate ascends a real or virtual tree stump to address—or harangue!—a crowd of onlookers.]]> <![CDATA[Power Attachments - ]]> Not everywhere can be like Florida or california, where the grass grows green all year round. so in the history of landscape maintenance, winter has been known to cause hard times for contractors. some had turned to prayers to survive. some collected unemployment, saved money, signed up for an equal payment plan with customers, or took a vacation.]]> <![CDATA[Woman Faces Up to 93½ Years in Prison for Fraud - ]]> <![CDATA[Mini Skid Steers: Sometimes Less is More - ]]> You've heard it all before: the landscape business is changing in a way that favors efficiency, speed and volume. As revenues shrink and customers continue to expect more for less, landscape contractors need to find innovative solutions that allow them to complete complex jobs with fewer personnel.]]> <![CDATA[Alternative Fuels - ]]> Seldom has an industry movement gained importance so quickly. Take the test yourself. Type the phrase “eco-green” into your favorite search engine. Twenty years ago, that search might have drawn a blank. Today, it will return upwards of three million hits.]]> <![CDATA[Increase Productivity with Attachments - ]]> Mowing lawns and controlling weeds are only part of the responsibilities of a landscape professional. To succeed in this highly competitive and versatile industry, you must offer a wide variety of services to your clients.]]> <![CDATA[Good Help May Not Be So Hard to Find - Compact utility loaders contribute to the bottom line through la]]> Landscape construction is an industry that calls for tough labor willing to work 15-hour days in some of the most extreme conditions. Although some contractors will take what they can get, it’s not enough to simply find bodies to fill these positions. ]]> <![CDATA[Alternative Fuels - ]]> IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY, when the very first enginepowered lawn mowers were introduced, the only fuel needed to run them was gasoline. ]]> <![CDATA[Good Things Come in Small Packages - ]]> 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 ]]> <![CDATA[Power Produces Productivity - ]]> 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. ]]> <![CDATA[Can You Justify the Investment? - ]]> 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. ]]> <![CDATA[Trenchers . . . More Than One Way to Dig - ]]> 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. ]]> <![CDATA[One Machine, Many Uses - ]]> 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. ]]> <![CDATA[Zero-Turn Mowers: Past, Present, Future - ]]> 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. ]]> <![CDATA[Precautions for the Cold: Winterizing Equipment - ]]> 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. ]]> <![CDATA[Through the Trenches: Equipment Options - ]]> Landscape and irrigation contractors rely on trenching equipment to make quick work of a number of different digging tasks. ]]> <![CDATA[Multi-Tools for Multi-Tasks - ]]> 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. ]]> <![CDATA[Guide to Buying a Utility Loader - ]]>