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.  

Toro Acquires Spartan Mowers

Toro Acquires Intimidator Group, Manufacturer of Spartan Mowers

Toro Acquisition Expands Position in Zero Turn and UTV Markets The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) recently announced the acquisition of the privately-held Intimidator Group, based out of Batesville, Arkansas. The Intimidator Group designs and manufactures outdoor power equipment and side-by-side utility vehicles. They make these tools for the Intimidator, Envy, Bad Dawg, and Ground Hawg […]

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 […]

CAT Products at World of Concrete 2022

Check Out What CAT Plans to Unveil at World of Concrete 2022 World of Concrete is the largest annual trade show in the concrete industry. As one of the foremost names in the contracting field, we expect attendees to be distinctly interested in what CAT has to show off at the 2022 World of Concrete […]

Makita Gears up for 2022 WOC

Makita is returning to the 2022 WOC (World Of Concrete) in Las Vegas next week. They plan to have an expansive and interactive booth in the new Diamond Lot outdoor exhibit area. Makita will present a full range of demonstrations for contractors. They plan to show off more cordless solutions that deliver lower noise, less […]

DIY Tool Repair for Power Tools and Lawn Care Equipment

When a product is under warranty, getting it repaired is a lot easier since it’s free. But once it’s out of warranty, what do you do? How do you fix your best portable job site table saw ? You may want to go the DIY tool repair route and potentially save some serious coin. Every […]

Lithium Prices Increasing as Demand Grows and Supply Shrinks

If you thought the price of your favorite power tool batteries already hurt your wallet, there’s more bad news and it’s not just inflation. According to a Fox Business report , battery prices could increase thanks to simple supply and demand. A while back, we wrote about a potential lithium-ion battery shortage as we watched […]

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Winterize To Avoid Costly Ethanol Fuel Issues

Everyone knows you need to winterize your gas-powered equipment. Well, in Florida, it’s more of storing our generators until a hurricane comes through since the mowing season never really ends. With ethanol fuel-based issues accounting for an estimated 95% of repairs costs in the spring, this process doesn’t have to be a pain in the […]

Michelin Expands Tweel Airless Radial Tire Line

Michelin Introduces New X Tweel Turf Sizes Michelin North America has added new Tweel airless radial tires to its portfolio. Michelin will bring these Turf products to the commercial zero-turn radius mower line. The new Michelin Tweel sizes are available as original equipment or as an aftermarket option. For instance, John Deere ZTrak 900 Series […]