Editor’s Picks

Updated Feb 20, 2013

The latest for landscapers, from cool cash collectors to a superior salt spreader.

Swipe it!

A time-and-hassle-saver for you and your customers, Square accepts payment cards on mobile devices such as iPads, iPhones and Droid phones via their audio jack and a free card reader.

There are contracts or monthly fees, and the cost per swipe is 2.75 percent of the total plus 15 cents.

You can immediately deposit your first $1,001 of sales per week to your bank account. Any remaining amount is transferred to your account within 30 days. Higher deposit amounts can be arranged.

Transaction histories are available online. From there, you can download a CSV file that may be imported into other applications and software. You may sign in to the same Square account on up to 10 devices concurrently.



Time tracker

Keep up with your employees’ time allocations accurately and easily with Sundial’s mobility time clock. This time clock reads barcodes to identify employees, departments and jobs, and it has a small keypad for inputting count or quantity information.





Take a stand

Built to take on landscape challenges, Wright Commercial Products’ Stander X mower combinesa quick cut height adjustment and floating deck. The Stander X, with a 9.5-mph cut speed, is available with a 48-, 52- or 62-inch deck.





Powerful pump

The TP-3PTV 3-inch, high-volume dewatering pump from Lowell Scott Enterprises, manufacturer of the TrunkPump, is PTO-powered and rated at 440gm. Use the pump on farms, duck impoundments and to drain flooded golf course bunkers.






Erosion control

Wrap soil on steep slopes and along stream banks with the Nedia KoirWrap 1000. This double-layered biodegradable erosion control material features an outer layer of woven coir fabric to provide strength, as well as an inner layer of woven jute fabric to retain fines during plant establishment. It is available in 10-feet by 83-feet rolls.



Towable salt spreader

Treat parking lots, garages, college campuses, private roadways and other off-highway areas with the SnowEx SP-7000 Tow Pro. The SP-7000 tows behind trucks, tractors and UTVs with a lawn and garden hitch, eliminating the need to mount a large spreader in the truck bed.






In the loop drip line

Netafim USA’s Techline EZ, a 12-millimeter drip line for “looped” on-surface irrigation installations, can be installed within an hour. It irrigates a 1,500-square-foot shrub or planting area with one, 250-foot roll tubing and two fittings.

The Attachments Idea Book
Landscapers use a variety of attachments for doing everything from snow removal to jobsite cleanup, and regardless of how often they are used, every landscaper has a favorite attachment.
Attachments Idea Book Cover