Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

SEP 2017

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4 LC DBM About the Cover: The wide variety of equipment available to landscape maintenance professionals is always innovating, including the creation of new equipment, advancement of power sources, and making existing equipment operate better and more effectively. A REMOTE CONTROLLED FUTURE · MOWER AT TACHMENTS · PROGRESSION OF POWER F i n d 1 7 W o r l d P r e m i e r e s I n T h i s I s s u e S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 v o l . 2 0 - n o . 0 9 departments features Battery-operated equipment is gaining in popularity in the professional landscape maintenance sector. What is the present state of this technology and where is it leading? Mike Dahl, LC/DBM The Progression of Power 32 An Ultimate Calling 28 Around 50 years ago, John Chiarella, like a lot of teenagers, decided to make some money by mowing lawns – starting with calling the business people in the telephone book for his hometown in Connecticut. He incorporated a few years later, and then built one of the biggest maintenance operations in the area. Mike Dahl, LC/DBM Getting to the Root of the Project 48 Using ground penetrating radar to look for issues with tree roots growing under hard surfaces like concrete can save time and effort, and trees. Robert Booty, Registered Consulting Arborist Mower Attachments: Increasing Profitability 36 Commercial ride-on mower attachments serve many functions and can provide new revenue streams to maintenance professionals. Andrew Soto, LC/DBM Making Fleet Management Work for Your Business 40 A strategy that is always advancing, fleet management goes way beyond just tracking your vehicles' locations – it can be used to improve a company's efficiency and effectiveness in a number of ways. Alli Rael, LC/DBM A Remote Controlled Future 44 Remote controlled mowers are increasing in popularity, especially for sloped surfaces, which can be a safety hazard for ride-on mowers. Alli Rael, LC/DBM 15 Shopper's Spotlight Marketplace 50 Ground Gains 47 Look for this logo in the Product Focus section to find the 17 product pictures or advertisements that have never been seen anywhere before. World Premiere 17 World Premiere Products & Advertisements: Off the Clock | 70 The Landscape Industry Honors the Fallen Hardscapes | 8 A Porous Walk in the Garden 36 28 32 48 40 Publisher's Letter | Bigger and Better Than Ever 6 44 vol.20 - no.09 SEPTEMBER '17 CONTENTS | MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT

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