This month Total Landscape Care announced it would introduce the first equipment specification guide to the professional landscaping industry as an addition to our December 2008, issue. The information in this guide will allow landscape professionals to compare all pertinent equipment specifications for both ride-on and hand-held equipment in a consise, easy-to-read format. For the first time ever, landscapers will be able to quickly scan side-by-side spec listings for competitive models of machines and equipment produced for the North American landscaping market. In short, landscapers will soon stand on even ground with their local equipment dealer when it comes to information on products they’re interested in.
Total Landscape Care’s Spec Guide will be revolutionary: Important specs will be provided for zero-turn mowers, utility tractors, skid-steer loaders, compact excavators, compact utility loaders and trenchers. For our readers, it will mean no more collecting brochures, surfing the internet or making buying decisions based on impulse: All of that information and data will be at your fingertips.
Total Landscape Care will update our specifications and release a new guide each year. Our readers can be assured they will always have the most complete and up-to-date information possible regarding the machines and equipment they depend on to be successful.
Our company knows quite a bit about collecting and publishing such specifications. Total Landscape Care’s sister publication, Equipment World magazine, has been publishing a spec guide for almost 10 years. During a conversation with a contractor who manages a large fleet of equipment a few years ago, I mentioned that Equipment World published Spec Guide. Upon hearing this, he promptly walked me out to his truck, where he fished a ragged, well-worn copy of the specification guide from under his seat. It was bound together with duct tape, but this contractor claimed that it was his most valuable resource when evaluating brands and models to purchase for his fleet. I expect many similarly tattered copies of Total Landscape Care’s new guide will adorn landscapers’ dashboards across the country in the very near future.