Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

OCT 2018

LC/DBM provides landscape contractors with Educational, Imaginative and Practical information about their business, their employees, their machines and their projects.

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8 LCDBM ABOUT THE COVER: Equipment to help landscape contractors build their projects, from hand tools to heavy machinery, is the focus of this issue. features Onboard grading technology helps to automate excavation jobs; increasing precision, which, among other things, can reduce the need for, and the cost of, extra base materials, concrete and asphalt later. by Mike Dahl, LC/DBM Better Grades for a Brighter Future 40 Tires or Tracks? Both have advantages for various situations in the landscaping industry and new equipment and features are being developed all the time. by Greg Frank, LC/DBM Gaining Traction 46 The latest in head-to-toe personal protection equipment, including wearable technology that monitors our bodies' vital signs, is examined. by Allie Lapporte, LC/DBM Safety First 36 The importance of equipment maintenance is a given but it doesn't hurt to offer a reminder of it along with useful tips. by Chante' McKowan, LC/DBM Keeping Machines Well Maintained 58 When you spend all day in the cab of heavy machinery, features that promote comfort and convenience are critical. by Mike Dahl, LC/DBM Riding in Comfort 52 Honoring last year's Hardscape North America Project Award winners before new ones are crowned at this year's show. Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute 2017 HNA Award Winners 60 A look at some of the new equipment releases that assist hardscape installation professionals. by Mike Dahl, LC/DBM Easing Hardscape Jobs 68 Shopper's Spotlight 18 Q&A 34 Product Profiles 72 Marketplace 81 Look for this logo to find the 31 product pictures or advertisements that have never been published anywhere before. World Premiere 31 World Premiere Products & Advertisements: Off the Clock | A Winning Space 102 Hardscapes | Simple Delights 14 52 58 60 36 46 40 68 Publisher's Letter | Be Cool to Your Tools 10 vol.21 - no.10 OCTOBER '18 CONTENTS | MAINTENANCE EQIUPMENT departments

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