Irrigation & Green Industry - Power Equipment <![CDATA[Mini Skids...Maximum Versatility - ]]>

Now phones do so many things, it would take this entire article to list them all. They’re entertainment centers, data managers, storage devices, navigation systems, and access portals to the Internet, all in a compact size that fits in your pocket. No one wants a phone that just makes calls anymore.

But this article is not about phones. It’s about mini skid steers, compact utility vehicles and utility terrain vehicles (UTVs). Like today’s cell phones, these machines can do a lot of things and fit in relatively small spaces. They give the professional landscape or irrigation contractor the versatility he needs in today’s demanding marketplace.

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Investments in machinery that can save on both can make all the difference between securing and losing a bid.]]> <![CDATA[Chippers - ]]> One of the many decisions a business owner has to make is when and if to purchase new equipment. You ask yourself, “Will this tool help me expand? Cut costs? Streamline the work flow? Will I get a good return on my investment?” These considerations...]]> <![CDATA[Power Tools Save Labor - ]]> There’s an old industrial short subject called “Spring Fever.” In it, a man’s wife won’t let him go out and play golf until he fixes a broken sofa spring. Frustrated, he yells: “I hope I never see another spring as long as I live!” Then, Coily the Spring Sprite suddenly appears.]]> <![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. ]]>