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 •  October 23

John Deere added two new commercial zero-turn radius mowers to its line up – the ZTrak Z945M and ZTrak Z955M models. The two models offer Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) engines with higher horsepower for increased fuel efficiency and power in varied mowing conditions. The Z945M, featuring a 27 HP (20.1 kW), 824 cc EFI engine, and the Z955M,...

Lawn & Landscape

 •  October 23

Oregon’s new series is engineered with enough power for landscape crews. The company used input from commercial crews and industry veterans to come up with the cordless technology, “Oregon has been serving lawn and landscape professionals for decades. We understand the need for cordless products that are powerful enough for heavy commercial work,...

Lawn & Landscape

 •  October 23

Kubota unveiled its new 21-inch commercial walk-behind mower at GIE+EXPO 2017. It will be added to the company’s W Series commercial mowers, available with a blade brake clutch in the WGC6-21 model and a zone start option in the WG6-21 model. The new mowers combine cutting and bagging performance along with durability. The cast aluminum deck with...

Lawn & Landscape

 •  October 23

Exmark unveiled its new Lazer Z Diesel commercial zero-turn riding mower, which has a 96-inch UltraCut Flex Wing cutting deck and Yanmar liquid-cooled diesel engines equipped with Exmark’s RED Technology. The machine is capable of mowing in excess of 10-acres per hour. Raising the wing decks reduces the required trailering space, allowing the...

Lawn & Landscape

 •  October 23

$74,000 – this is the money Frank Gandora, president of Creative Hardscape Company, managed to save his business by implementing a few strategies to motivate his crews in one year. According to Gandora, the jobsite is where many contractors and hardscapers lose money. “Many dollars are lost or made on the jobsite,” he said. “That’s where it’s at....

Lawn & Landscape

 •  October 23

People only remember 10 percent of what they read, but 90 percent of what they do, according to Fred Haskett of The Harvest Group. Haskett shared his tips for developing a well-trained workforce at LANDSCAPES 2017. There are five ways people learn, he said. “Your job as the trainer is to figure out what combinations work for your people and your...

Lawn & Landscape

 •  October 23

There are about 75 million Millennials today, people born between 1980 and 1995. Many of them are starting to enter the workforce today. With that, landscape contractors need to consider ways to attract and employ Millennials. Marty Grunder of Grunder Landscaping presented on this topic during LANDSCAPES 2017 as a result of hiring and labor...

Lawn & Landscape

 •  October 23

Bob-Cat RS Series mowers Bob-Cat During GIE+EXPO 2017, Bob-Cat released a new design on its RS Series, zero-turn mower lineup. Mowers include the XRZ Pro RS, FastCat Pro RS, ProCat RS and Predator-Pro RS. The mowers feature black rims, black belt covers, darker seats and green ROPS to create an aggressive vibe. Zero-turn drive tires provide...

Lawn & Landscape

 •  October 23

Through social media, you can raise awareness of your brand and reach new audiences, all for free, said Allison Tozzi of marketing company imre. You can highlight your business and your values/propositions, she said at LANDSCAPES 2017, hosted by the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Using contact information, you can drive people to...

Lawn & Landscape

 •  October 23

Laytonsville, MD – Ruppert Landscape promoted Jay Long to serve as its vice president of human resources and added Cari Ciuba to its team to serve as director of talent acquisition. “Our recent five-year strategic planning process highlighted the need to strengthen our HR department to support the organization and also ramp up our efforts around...