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Safety watch: Preventing hypothermia
As your snow removal crews are out and about taking care of properties, odds are they are most likely in a warm cab. But if they are out in the elements, here’s what they should know to prevent hypothermia.
December 26, 2019
Integrated Landscape Management improves its safety culture with Lytx’s program
Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) based in Tempe, Arizona, implemented the Lytx Driver Safety Program in 2017 and drastically improved safe driving habits.
December 11, 2019
Lytx offers driver accountability for landscape fleets
Lawn care and landscape management crews spend a considerable amount of time on road between jobsites and Lytx, a video telematics solution, provides owners with the ability to improve their crews’ driving behavior.
December 10, 2019
Foamstream offers landscapers an herbicide-free weed killing option
Since the nationwide controversy surrounding glyphosate and other chemical-based herbicides has yet to reach an end, the European company Weedingtech offered an herbicide-free weed treatment option at this year’s GIE+EXPO called Foamstream. “Whatever you think about the safety of glyphosate and herbicides, we don’t want to get drawn into that argument,” says Leo de Montaignac, […]
October 29, 2019
Safety watch: Safeguarding your company against equipment theft
Equipment theft is an issue professional landscapers face time and time again, and the question becomes is this something I can prevent or am I doomed to always have my machines pilfered? Take a look at what green industry experts say you can do to safeguard yourself against equipment theft this season and in the […]
October 10, 2019
Industry roundup: Gator UTVs recalled by John Deere due to crash hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced that John Deere is recalling 19,730 Gator XUV835 utility vehicles, and about 840 were sold in Canada.
September 10, 2019
Hurricane preparedness: What to know in the wake of Dorian
With the havoc Hurricane Dorian brought upon the Bahamas over the past few days, members of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas have begun battening down the hatches for what may come. If your landscaping company is located near or in Dorian’s path, now would be a good time to prepare your customer’s landscapes and your […]
September 4, 2019
Silica regulations: Understanding why compliance is important
While there has been an increase in awareness, the vast majority still do not understand the silica threat. Click here to learn why this regulation is important.
August 26, 2019
Everything contractors need to know about workers’ comp before buying
Workers’ compensation insurance is a form of coverage that protects business owners and their employees should they get injured or fall ill due to work-related activity.
August 21, 2019
How to: Handling an emergency on the project site
Driving out to different projects every day may feel routine to landscapers, but routines aren’t always guaranteed. Life is unpredictable, leading to certain situations that are handled best when they’re prepared for. Landscaping teams and business owners should be on the same page concerning how to respond to an emergency on the project site. All […]
August 20, 2019
News roundup: Landscape company pleads guilty to visa fraud
Cardinal Lawn and Landscape, Inc. based in High Ridge, Missouri, and its president, William J. Richardet, have pled guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit visa fraud.
August 19, 2019
The Greenery, Inc.: Safety first leads to success
The Greenery, Inc., based on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, reached $65 million in revenue last year and they credit their year after year success to their three-step initiative: safety, quality and production.
July 26, 2019
Product roundup: Greenworks Commercial adds three new models to its 82V string trimmer line
Greenworks Commercial has three new lithium-ion string trimmer models in its 82V line.
July 24, 2019
Stress lightning safety to landscape crews during summer thunderstorms
The odds of being struck by lightning any given year is 1.1 million, but those who are working outside in open spaces are far more at risk.
July 9, 2019
What to know about slip and fall lawsuits in the snow removal industry
At the Snow & Ice Management Association’s (SIMA) 22nd Annual Snow & Ice Symposium in Grand Rapids, Michigan, landscape contractors had the opportunity to attend a number of educational sessions related to snow and ice removal. One topic that was offered on Thursday, June 27, was called “Tales from the Witness Stand: What You Sign […]
July 1, 2019
Cooling towels and other methods to beat the heat this summer
There are several heat-related illnesses your employees can encounter. Click here to learn ways to keep your staff cool.
June 25, 2019
In the know: Talking to customers about National Water Safety Month
With the dog days of summer fast approaching, your customers are bound to be aching to spend countless hours in the cool embrace of their pools, but with these fun summer pastimes comes an element of danger. When dealing with pools, it’s important that your customers understand the safety precautions that must be upheld before […]
May 24, 2019
Safety watch: Operating forestry mulchers
Forestry mulching is a profitable service but it's important to know how to operate these dangerous attachments safely.
May 24, 2019
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John Deere launches its first all-electric zero turn mower
The Z370R Electric ZTrak mower is designed for the residential market but is an important step into electrification for the company.
Electric Ram 1500 Revolution pickup slated for 2024
Penn State Extension launches "Keeping it Green" podcast
Housing blocks open for Equip Expo 2023
Watch 2023 Ford Raptor R roar to max power in Hennessey Dyno test
The Attachments Idea Book
Landscapers use a variety of attachments for doing everything from snow removal to jobsite cleanup, and regardless of how often they are used, every landscaper has a favorite attachment.
2023 Fleet Technology Trends Report
The 2023 Fleet Technology Trends Report reveals key data showing how GPS solutions are helping fleets overcome challenges, promote safety and streamline operations. Download to read more.