The groundwork for success
Landscape Contractor
by Tom Foster
15h ago
Image: Brandt The groundwork for success is laid by Brandt’s compact construction equipment range. When Rhys Mundy bought his first small excavator, he had no idea it would be the first step on the road to a new career. Until last year, Rhys had spent his entire working life on the land – managing large family farms and corporate farms around the Ballarat area. Today he owns and runs RAM Groundworks, a newly launched company specialising in excavation, landscaping, concreting and earthworks. To cope with demand for his services, Rhys has also expanded his range of compact construction equipmen ..read more
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ACT ALL IN-dustry Trade Night
Landscape Contractor
by Tom Foster
3d ago
Image: TLA The Landscape Association is refreshing its annual ACT Christmas in July event with a brand new annual trade night for everyone to get together over drinks and canapes, lucky door prizes and much more. The ACT ALL IN-dustry Trade Night will run on Thursday, July 4 at the Mercure in Canberra. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting started in the landscaping industry, this event is perfect for connecting, seeing what’s new, and getting yourself over the mid-year blues. What to expect: * Inspiring speakers * Engaging sponsor exhibits * Exciting prize draws * Canapes and drinks ..read more
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Cat® 255 and 265 Compact Track Loaders
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by Tom Foster
4d ago
The all-new, next generation Cat® 255 and 265 Compact Track Loaders are a ground-up redesign of the previous series, improving on the features that made the previous models so popular. Image: Caterpillar Cat® 255 and 265 Compact Track Loaders deliver industry-leading lift and tilt breakout forces, and with significantly increased torque. Building on D3 series compact track loader success, the all-new, Next Generation Cat® 255 and 265 Compact Track Loaders are a ground-up redesign of the previous series, improving on the features that made the previous models so popular. The first Next Generati ..read more
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Supergroups and Cingo
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by Tom Foster
4d ago
The versatility of the Cingo carriers is enhanced by the available range of attachments. Image: Merlo Supergroups is Victoria’s leading mini-excavator dealer, offering factory-trained technicians and five-star service. When the company saw a need for carriers, it chose Merlo’s Cingo range. Cingo multifunction tracked carriers offer exceptional versatility, and excel at moving material into, out of, and through confined spaces. They’re an ideal machine for the construction and landscaping industries. Supported by continuous research and decades of ingenious design by the Merlo Group, these mach ..read more
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Series 7 Kobelco mini excavator range
Landscape Contractor
by Tom Foster
1w ago
The latest Series 7 versions of the SK28SR, SK30SR and SK35SR cater for operating weight requirements from three to four tonnes. Image: Kobelco Kobelco Construction Machinery Australia is pleased to announce the arrival of the Series 7 mini excavator range. The new Kobelco SK28SR-7, SK30SR-7 and SK35SR-7 replace its dash 6 predecessors and offer increased engine performance, improved operability, an updated cabin interior and easier maintenance. Small size. Big ROI Despite their small size, mini excavators play an important role on any jobsite. Their small working footprint enables better acce ..read more
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Performance and durability
Landscape Contractor
by Tom Foster
1w ago
The Kawasaki engine’s reputation for easy maintenance means less downtime and more time spent on the job. Images: Hustler Performance and durability aren’t just desired in the world of commercial landscaping. Along with efficiency and reliability, they are required. The Hustler Fastrak 48″ zero-turn mower is a machine that promises to deliver on all fronts, with features that cater to the needs of professionals. The Hustler Fastrak 48″ is designed with commercial applications in mind. Its compact size allows for easy maneuverability in tight spaces, while the zero-turn capability ensures no ar ..read more
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Renault Master Van fleet pricing!
Landscape Contractor
by Tom Foster
1w ago
Right now Renault Master Van is available to ABN holders at sensational National Fleet pricing. Image: Renault Renault Master Van is ideal for the landscaper who needs a vehicle that’ll work hard and still look good, It’s a clear leader. And right now it’s available to ABN holders at sensational National Fleet pricing. There’s nothing creates a better first impression on a job site than a crew or company who pulls up in a good-looking work vehicle that’s clearly designed and built with serious professionals in mind. Renault Master Van not only looks stylish and modern, it backs up that present ..read more
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Ploughman Excavations and Bobcat
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by Tom Foster
1w ago
Ross Ploughman has been using Bobcat equipment for over 30 years. Image: Ploughman Excavations Ploughman Excavations and its owner, Ross Ploughman, was sold on Bobcat equipment long before the current offer of 0% finance on the E20 and E17 mini excavators came up. Ploughman Excavations is based in Blackburn, near Melbourne in Victoria, and the company focusses on the construction, civil and landscaping sectors, backed by a diverse, impeccably maintained and state-of-the-art equipment fleet. A big part of that equipment fleet are four Bobcat machines: an E55z excavator, MT100 mini track loader ..read more
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Fostering the industry’s next generation
Landscape Contractor
by Tom Foster
2w ago
The TLA Landscape Expo trade show is returning for 2024 and the date is set for Tuesday, September 3. Image: TLA Fostering the industry’s next generation is an important goal of the leading industry association, The Landscape Association (TLA). TLA welcomes new and potential landscapers to the industry with support and the sharing of knowledge. With a bright future and a need for more people to join the industry, The Landscape Association (TLA) has stepped up its campaign to support apprentices and new industry participants, fostering the industry’s next generation. With experienced profession ..read more
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Master Landscapers of SA is spearheading industry growth
Landscape Contractor
by Tom Foster
2w ago
2023 Awards winner, Commercial Landscape construction exceeding $1 million: LCS Landscapes for Thornden Park Super Playground. Image: MLSA Master Landscapers of SA (MLSA) is forging ahead in its mission to elevate the landscaping industry in Adelaide and regional South Australia, despite facing significant challenges posed by a looming skills shortage. The landscaping industry in Adelaide and regional SA is currently grappling with a severe shortage of skilled workers, impacting its ability to meet the burgeoning demand for landscaping services. This shortage not only impedes the industry’s ex ..read more
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