New rooftop cooler for loaders from Diamond Mowers
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by Glenn Hansen
2d ago
Diamond Mowers announced a new SK Rooftop Cooler that mounts to skid-steer and compact loaders. The system is compatible with select Bobcat R Series and John Deere models and is designed to enhance performance, efficiency, and operating longevity, said Diamond Mowers in a news release. Designed for forestry and land clearing operations, Diamond’s Rooftop Cooler provides operators with cooling capabilities to help reduce downtime and increase operating hours per day. With a heat rejection capability of 140,000 BTU per hour, the cooling system dissipates heat, enabling the carrier to maintain op ..read more
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Sales report: US retail, OPE and Tractor dealers
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by Glenn Hansen
5d ago
Following strong retail activity in March and April this year, OPE dealers in the U.S. experienced a slowdown in May, with overall revenue down 2 percent compared to the same period last year. Both March and April showed gains of 7 percent compared to the same months in 2023.  This data comes from Ideal, c-Systems and Charter, all Constellation Dealership Software companies. The organizations have developed the largest database of dealership transactional sales, inventory position and task completion information in the outdoor power equipment (OPE) market. The data is compiled from more ..read more
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American-German Institute honors Dr. Stihl
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by Glenn Hansen
5d ago
The American-German Institute (AGI) of Johns Hopkins University has honored Dr. Nikolas Stihl, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Supervisory Board of Stihl, with the Global Leadership Award 2024. AGI presented the award at a gala dinner on June 12 in New York to recognize Dr. Stihl’s enduring positive influence on the German-American partnership. For more than 10 years, Dr. Nikolas Stihl has chaired the advisory and supervisory boards of the Stihl Group.  As the grandson of the founder of Stihl, Dr. Stihl embodies the qualities of German economic engagement—tradition and innovation—that ..read more
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Dewalt introduces 20V tabless cell battery
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by Glenn Hansen
6d ago
Dewalt announced its first 20V Max tabless cell battery. Called the XR Powerpack, the 8 Ah battery, according to Dewalt, delivers 50% more power and a longer lifespan.  In tabless battery cells, electricity can flow across the full length of the anode and cathode rather than being restricted to couple of tabs. Tabless battery cells integrate the electrodes directly into the cell’s exterior surface. This design reduces internal resistance, improves thermal management, and allows for faster charging. By minimizing resistance, tabless battery cells can also enhance overall energy efficiency ..read more
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Bobcat breaks ground for Mexico manufacturing facility
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by John Kmitta
1w ago
Bobcat Company held a ceremonial groundbreaking June 13 for its new, $300-million manufacturing facility in Mexico. Located in the Salinas Victoria municipality, outside of Monterrey in the state of Neuvo Leon, Mexico, the 700,000-square-foot facility is expected to be operational in 2026. Bobcat representatives, elected officials and area business leaders attended the groundbreaking ceremony. The new location, which Bobcat announced in 2023, will expand Bobcat’s existing global footprint to create additional production capacity and manufacturing capabilities for select compact track and skid ..read more
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Landscaping is the number one project homeowners want to tackle this summer
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by John Kmitta
1w ago
Thumbtack released its 2024 Curb Appeal Trends Report, which surveyed more than 1,000 homeowners to discuss how they plan to use their yards this summer. The data found nearly one-third (29%) intend to spend up to $5,000 on improving their outdoor spaces this. The report discovered that 62% of homeowners plan to tackle a landscaping project (the #1 project this summer) and took a look at what cities are investing the most in their yards. Here’s a brief overview: The feature that boosts curb appeal more than anything else is having a well-maintained lawn. 82% said their outdoor spaces bring ..read more
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Carry-On Trailer to expand in Virginia
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by John Kmitta
1w ago
Carry-On Trailer will invest $9.2 million to increase capacity at its facility in Westmoreland County, Virginia. The company will upgrade to a powder coat paint system that will allow it to produce more premium products and increase production to serve growing demand from its northeast customers. Virginia successfully competed with Georgia and Pennsylvania for the project, which will create 60 new jobs. “Carry-On has recognized that Virginia is the perfect location to serve their northeast customer base, and this latest expansion of high-quality manufacturing jobs solidifies a strong and succe ..read more
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Proper disposal: get the most out of your dumpster rental
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by John Kmitta
1w ago
By Chris Picciano No big landscaping job can be done without a big enough dumpster to dispose of that material, so landscaping companies are frequently working with disposal companies. Dumpster rentals are generally pretty straightforward. You tell them what size dumpster you need, and the disposal company drops it off on-site, then takes it to the landfill when the job is done. However, although renting a dumpster is simple, many landscapers end up overpaying due to mismanaging how they dispose of materials and not knowing how to protect themselves from shady dumpster rental companies. Landsc ..read more
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Sponsored Content: Discover unprecedented savings and efficiency with Kress Commercial’s landscaping solutions
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by The Staff
1w ago
Content provided by Kress In the dynamic landscaping industry, where time and resources are limited, Kress Commercial introduces a revolutionary approach to savings and productivity with its innovative 8-minute CyberSystem and cutting-edge outdoor power equipment. This marks a new era in landscape management, offering unparalleled benefits that redefine operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness for your business. Maximize your savings Imagine saving up to $2,000 per year per crew1 – that’s the average benefit realized by landscape companies leveraging Kress Commercial’s innovative 8-minute ..read more
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Deere announced new compact equipment and attachments
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by Glenn Hansen
1w ago
John Deere has five new P-Tier Skid Steer Loader (SSL) and Compact Track Loader (CTL) models, the 330 and 334 P-Tier Skid Steer Loaders and the 331, 333 and 335 P-Tier Compact Track Loaders, plus three new attachments.  Deere said it is prioritizing operator comfort and capability with its new 334 and 335 P-Tier models. The new models feature multiple styling upgrades, including redesigned operator stations that are sealed, pressurized, and isolated from the frame. This redesign is meant to lower outside noise and protect the cab interior from the elements. A new premium heated and ventil ..read more
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