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Deere won’t extend product alliance with Wright Manufacturing

Deere won’t extend product alliance with Wright Manufacturing

John Deere announced this week it will not extend its current commercial mower design and manufacturing arrangement with Wright Manufacturing beyond May 2016. The alliance began in August 2012, enabling ...

Exmark says its suspended operator platform reduces bumps

Exmark says its suspended operator platform reduces bumps

With the goal of maximizing productivity through increased operator comfort, Exmark’s Lazer Z mowers now come with a suspended operator platform. Suspended operator platforms reduce bumps and vibration while driving. A ...

In 6 states, landscapers pay more for gasoline starting today

In 6 states, landscapers pay more for gasoline starting today

Landscape professionals in several states will begin paying more for gasoline today, as a flurry of tax legislation enacted earlier this year goes into effect. Georgia, Idaho, Maryland, Nebraska, Rhode ...

Vermeer’s PTX40 service plow handles irrigation installations

Vermeer’s PTX40 service plow handles irrigation installations

Tackle irrigation installations with Vermeer’s walk-beside service plow, which fits in tight spaces. The PTX40 service plow has an optional forward-mounted trencher and boring attachment, and features a remote control ...

Deere’s 210L/EP tractor loaders feature control, cab improvements

Deere’s 210L/EP tractor loaders feature control, cab improvements

Following the release of the company’s six latest backhoes in April, John Deere has expanded the L-Series lineup with two tractor loaders. And though the new 210L and 210L EP share ...

Paladin Attachments keeps pushing growth in South America

Paladin Attachments keeps pushing growth in South America

Following up on its move into Brazil last year, Paladin Attachments, a manufacturer of couplers and attachments for the landscaping, construction, aggregate and other industries, is looking to boost its ...

Remote-controlled mower billed as safer option for uneven terrain

Remote-controlled mower billed as safer option for uneven terrain

Landscape crews are tackling the steep, uneven terrain along Interstate 77 in South Carolina with the help of a 2,500-pound, remote-controlled robotic mower that can operate in hard-to-reach places, such ...

Bobcat adds to M-Series lineup with Tier 4-compliant S740 skid steer

Bobcat adds to M-Series lineup with Tier 4-compliant S740 skid steer

Bobcat’s newest 700 frame-size skid steer, the 74-horsepower S740, is also the company’s first Tier 4-compliant model in that size class. The S740 doesn’t require a diesel particulate filter, selective ...

Volvo compact excavator drops fuel use with new engine, auto idle

Volvo compact excavator drops fuel use with new engine, auto idle

Volvo Construction Equipment has introduced its latest compact excavator, featuring an engine update and a new automatic idling system. The new EC20D is powered by a Volvo D0.9A Tier 4 Final ...

Deere launches TractorPlus app for compact utility tractor operators

Deere launches TractorPlus app for compact utility tractor operators

John Deere has introduced the “TractorPlus” application to provide customers with easy access to information about Deere’s 3E, 3R, 4M and 4R compact utility tractors. Intended to serve as a ...

Bob-Cat mowers on parade in company’s new virtual showroom

Bob-Cat mowers on parade in company’s new virtual showroom

Bob-Cat has launched a new website to showcase its mowers. Based in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, Bob-Cat says the site’s homepage offers improved navigation and a large, scrolling deck featuring highlights ...

Bad to the bark: Carlton stump cutter boasts turbo-charged engine

Bad to the bark: Carlton stump cutter boasts turbo-charged engine

With a 99-horsepower, turbo-charged Kubota diesel engine, the Carlton SP8018TRX stump cutter is designed for high production in both clearing and large residential removal applications. The model’s two-stage cutter head ...

Landscapers have front-row seat as ethanol fight rages on

Landscapers have front-row seat as ethanol fight rages on

For landscape professionals, the controversy over the ethanol content of gasoline is worth keeping an eye on, especially if you’re a fan of prizefights. The knockdown, drag-out contest features two ...

Yamaha rolls out 2016 utility ATVs and side-by-sides

Yamaha rolls out 2016 utility ATVs and side-by-sides

KODIAK AND GRIZZLY GET MORE POWER, NEW LOOKS AND NEW SUSPENSIONS Business owners who need four-wheel-drives to traverse rugged terrain where traditional pickups can’t tread will find Yamaha’s 2016 ATVs and ...

Got a tough landclearing job? Check out these attachments

Got a tough landclearing job? Check out these attachments

When it comes to land clearing, you need more brute force to accomplish the task than what can be done with the typical landscaping attachment. Here are some work tools ...

Efco targets landscapers, homeowners with its new split-boom brush cutter

Efco targets landscapers, homeowners with its new split-boom brush cutter

Efco says its new split-boom brush cutter, the DS 2400 D, is a good fit for do-it-yourselfers but also is designed for use by landscape professionals who maintain green spaces ...

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