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Top Green Industry News Headlines of 2014

December 17, 2014

Brickman/ValleyCrest Merger, Product Recalls, Home Depot Selling Mowers, an Airless Mower Tire

525HF3S Extended Hedgetrimmer

525HF3S Extended Hedgetrimmer

From Husqvarna

The Husqvarna 525HF3S Extended Hedgetrimmer is new for 2015.

Orange County Contractors Make Donation to Habitat for Humanity

December 15, 2014

Donation a great indicator that the Green Industry’s small to medium-sized contractors have bounced back from the slow economy.

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California Landscape Association Hands Out Annual Awards

California Landscape Association Hands Out Annual Awards

December 15, 2014

California Landscape Contractors Association recently presented Trophy Awards to outstanding landscape contractors at its annual convention.

56V MaxLithium Blower

56V MaxLithium Blower

From Positec USA - Worx

Worx 56V MaxLithium Blower

28- and 32-Inch Walk-Behind Mowers

28- and 32-Inch Walk-Behind Mowers

From Worldlawn Power Equipment

The Walk-Behind Mower lineup from Worldlawn Power Equipment includes 28- and 32-inch belt-drive models.

ATVK-400 Seeder/Spreader

ATVK-400 Seeder/Spreader

From Worksaver

Worksaver's ATVK-400 Seeder/Spreader attaches to an ATV.

T3100 Spreader Sprayer

T3100 Spreader Sprayer

From TurfcoDirect

Turfco T3100 Spreader Sprayer can cover 132,000 square feet

2015 Triumph Spread-Only

2015 Triumph Spread-Only

From PermaGreen Supreme, Inc.

PermaGreen's 2015 Triumph Spread-Only

Turf and Ornamental Professionals Depend on Neonics

Study finds neonicotinoids are the top-rated products used by T&O professionals to control their most important pests and fear their business would be significantly impacted without them.

Husqvarna Selling Off BlueBird Brand

December 10, 2014

BlueBird-branded turf renovation equipment sold to TEC International based in Auburn Hills, MI.

FH235 Shafted Hedgetrimmer

FH235 Shafted Hedgetrimmer

From Shindaiwa Inc.

Shindaiwa FH235 Shafted Hedgetrimmer is new for 2015.

HLA 85 Lithium-Ion, Extended-Reach Hedgetrimmer

HLA 85 Lithium-Ion, Extended-Reach Hedgetrimmer

From STIHL Incorporated

Stihl's HLA 85 Lithium-Ion, Extended-Reach Hedgetrimmer is designed for the professional user.

Grasshopper Named 'Company of the Year'

Grasshopper Named 'Company of the Year'

December 10, 2014

Grasshopper chosen by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Chapter 52, as "2014 Company of the Year".

TC16 Compact Crawler Excavator

TC16 Compact Crawler Excavator

From Terex

The Terex TC16 Compact Crawler Excavator offers pilot-operated controls for easier operation.

KX040-4 Compact Excavator

KX040-4 Compact Excavator

From Kubota Tractor Corp.

The Kubota KX040-4 Compact Excavator features an optional Hydraulic 6-in-1 Blade.

SW35CC Commercial Walk-Behind Mower

SW35CC Commercial Walk-Behind Mower

From Snapper Pro

Snapper Pro SW35CC Commercial Walk-Behind Mower is new for 2015.

Pursuit Walk-Behind Mower

Pursuit Walk-Behind Mower

From Dixie Chopper

The Dixie Chopper Pursuit Walk-Behind Mower is new for 2015, offered in three deck sizes.

Pro-Walk Hydro LP 48

Pro-Walk Hydro LP 48

From Gravely

The Gravely Pro-Walk Hydro LP 48 is propane-fueled for fuel-cost savings and reduced emissions.

Turf Tracer X-Series

Turf Tracer X-Series

From Exmark Mfg. Co. Inc.

Exmark Redesigns Turf Tracer X-Series for 2015, now features more efficient deck drive system, among other improvements.

W436 and W448 Professional Walk-Behind Mowers

W436 and W448 Professional Walk-Behind Mowers

From Husqvarna

The Husqvarna W436 and W448 Professional Walk-Behind Mowers are new for 2015.

UFLEXX™ Stabilized Nitrogen

UFLEXX™ Stabilized Nitrogen

From Koch Agronomic Services, LLC (KAS)

UFLEXX Stabilized Nitrogen from Koch Agronomic Services is designed to provide quick green-up and growth that is steady and even.

45 Companies with 40+ Growth

45 Companies with 40+ Growth

A listing of 45 landscape companies that have outpaced industry growth 4:1 since the Great Recession, and are at least 40% larger than they were in 2007.

New to the Game but Poised for Fame

New to the Game but Poised for Fame

7 companies that are quickly making names for themselves through a fresh, modern approach to landscape contracting—alongside tried and true tactics that have worked for decades.

2014 Hidden Gems - 45 Fast-Growing Landscape Companies

2014 Hidden Gems - 45 Fast-Growing Landscape Companies

Our First 'Hidden Gems' List Finally Unveiled

Our First 'Hidden Gems' List Finally Unveiled

Why it's so important to celebrate small-business success in the Green Industry.