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.  

How Stihl Chain Saw Guide Bars are Made

How Stihl Chain Saw Guide Bars are Made

We had no idea how steel chain saw guide bars were made. We learned a lot from a trip to the Stihl chainsaw factory (Stihl Plant 2) in Waiblingen-Neustadt, Germany. What looks like a simple product truly requires a multi-step complex process of engineering and manufacturing. Now we know! Waiblingen-Neustadt Germany Factory Overview When you […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
HART 40V Brushless Leaf Blower Review

HART 40V Brushless Leaf Blower Review

HART Kicks Open the Door to a Whole New Performance Level with 650 CFM Leaf Blower When HART first released its line of outdoor power tools, it designed them for homeowners with small to medium-size lawns. Prioritizing a low price, these tools really appealed to the value-minded and cost-conscious user. Now, however, HART has refocused […]

best pressure washers

Best Pressure Washers for 2022

The industry has produced a LOT of pressure washers. We must have counted over a dozen manufacturers—each with its own particular claims to fame. With such a broad range of models and features (PSI, pumps, power supply, etc), it can be hard to make a decision…or even know where to start. You want to buy […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
DeWalt DCST972 60V FlexVolt String Trimmer Review

DeWalt DCST972 60V FlexVolt String Trimmer Review

DeWalt 60V String Trimmer Features High Performance and Versatility Having followed DeWalt through its 40V lineup and its work in 20V OPE products, we’ve been most impressed with its FlexVolt outdoor power tools. As they update products we bring them in for testing. That’s how we came across the DeWalt DCST972 FlexVolt 60V string trimmer. […]

Caterpillar Relocates Headquarters to Irving Texas

Caterpillar Relocates Headquarters to Irving Texas

Construction Giant Caterpillar Sets Sights on the Dallas-Fort Worth Area CAT manufactures heavy construction and mining equipment worldwide. So, it was big news when Caterpillar announced plans to relocate its global headquarters to Irving, Texas. Moving from Deerfield, Illinois CAT joins more than 125 companies that migrated to the state of Texas since 2019. Caterpillar […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
DR Power Pilot XT Gas Trimmer Mower Review

DR Power Pilot XT Gas Trimmer Mower Review

DR Power Pilot XT Trimmer Mower Powers Through Where Mowers Dare Not Go DR Power trimmer mowers used to be on TV when I was a kid. They looked cool and seemed to really get the job done—with ease. We called in our favorite rancher and country music singer, Eli Mosley , to put some […]

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Compact Hedge Trimmer

Milwaukee M12 Fuel Compact Hedge Trimmer

Milwaukee Releases One-Handed Compact Hedge Trimmer for Detail Work I find it tough to use a full-size hedge trimmer for smaller bushes and when shaping. The Milwaukee M12 Fuel Compact Hedge Trimmer seems to address this with a one-handed 8-inch cutting solution. Our question had to do with the cutting speed and power—would Milwaukee sacrifice […]

MPH vs CFM Blower Article

Leaf Blower MPH vs CFM – Which is More Important?

We’ve tested the best battery-powered leaf blowers and the best gas leaf blowers to see who reigns supreme. During our testing, a discussion came up about why manufacturer CFM specs tend to be pretty far off from reality. It also opened up other questions. One of the most common we come across was the difference […]