March 3, 2021

News & Opinion

We get a lot of landscaping news that covers everything from new zero turn mowers and gas-powered tools to hand tools and UTVs. Since we review hundreds of new tools each year, manufacturers send us information early. This may include info on brand new tools and products, or it may concern an accessory or new technology. Often, our news page includes the latest mower, blower, or trimmer that just became available to your local dealer or retailer. Landscaping News and Events Throughout the year we also attend many trade shows and events, including the Green Industry Expo (GIE). Here, we report on brand new tools and products that are changing the landscaping and heavy equipment industries. As technology changes—including the introduction of more and more cordless tools to the Pro landscaping industry—we’ll keep you posted. These industry changes impact your ability to service particular municipal and residential landscaping properties. As a result, staying atop new developments keeps you and your company informed.  

Lithium-ion Battery Charging Tips | 5 Run-time Killers

I like to test the limits of tools—and that means understanding how long my batteries should last. With some manufacturers stating one year and others three, here are some lithium-ion battery charging tips to help keep your packs in the best shape possible. We’re talking about Lithium-ion battery maintenance and storage as well as what […]

Professional Lawn Care: Making the Switch to Battery Power

Changing Professional Lawn Care Crews to Battery Power Takes More Than Different Equipment As new regulations and customer interest continue to help battery-powered lawn mowers and other lawn care equipment gain traction, we decided to take a look at what it takes for a professional lawn care crew to kick the can. “Professional lawn care” […]

How Did the Stihl 12V Garden Pruner Become the Scam of the Year?

How did Stihl’s 12V Garden Pruner give rise to the year’s biggest scam? Imitation is the highest form of flattery, and in Stihl’s case, their must-have miniature chainsaw gave people ideas that have lacked integrity.  If you’re not familiar with the Stihl GTA 26 Garden Pruner, it’s a 4-inch battery-powered chainsaw that’s incredibly handy. When […]

De-icing Your Driveway without Salt

De-Ice Your Driveway Without Salt

4 Solutions for Friendlier De-Icing Icy roads, sidewalks, and driveways are dangerous. And, unfortunately, winter tends to bring a lot of that dangerous ice. To mitigate that danger, many of us opt for spreading around a layer of rock salt as either a preventative measure against ice forming or as a solution to a frozen […]

Difference between single-stage and two-stage snowblowers

The Difference Between Single-Stage and Two-Stage Snowblowers

Which Snowblower Is Right For You? As winter approaches and snowfall threatens, you might find yourself considering picking up a snowthrower. But, with a few different models available, how do you know which one is right for you? What is the difference between single-stage and two-stage snowblowers? Consider Your Area Before you go running out […]

Winterize Your Equipment | 3 Fool-Proof Steps to Prevent Fuel Issues

Winterizing affects lawn care and equipment on the job site. Here are three fool-proof steps on how to winterize your equipment against fuel issues due to ethanol gasoline. Winterize Your Equipment Step By Step Step 1: Fill ‘er Up… a Little Our goal here is to run out the fuel, so don’t fill up the […]

Deal Alert: John Deere Digital Holiday Deals

The ‘New Year, New Deere’ Sale Runs ‘Til November 30 Looking to upgrade your current mower situation? There’s no time like the present. Beginning today and running until the 30th, the ‘New Year, New Deere’ Sales Event is going on, with the company offering big incentives to get into a new lawn tractor. New Year, […]

How Long Do Lithium-ion Batteries Last?

Battery-powered tools have come a long way in the last decade. Moving to lithium-ion as an energy storage medium, instead of the older nickel-cadmium batteries, improves performance and runtimes. It does so to a point that “cutting the cord” has become a viable option for many professional applications. Pros can now do away with lugging […]