More stories about Grounds, Parks and Roadside Maintenance

  • Imagine restoring this fountain!

    Several years ago, my lovely suburban Chicago village installed a fountain in the central business district. It’s wonderful. Every warm evening, people of all ages are sitting on the surrounding benches, listening to the tinkle of the water, and relaxing.

  • AlturnaMATS ground protectors from DICA

    Temporary roadways, walkways, and parking areas capable of supporting 120 tons keep crews and equipment from getting mired in the mud.

  • Stumpex stump grinder from Fecon

    Processes stumps 10 to 28 inches in diameter and up to 20 inches deep in a single pass.

  • New CAT L GC excavator

    The new Cat 313F L GC hydraulic excavator is designed for the user whose bottom line depends on reliable performance at a low cost per hour.

  • New track loader from Cat

    The new Cat 963K offers versatility, along with a gain in fuel efficiency, improved performance and updated cab and safety features for comfort and convenience.

  • The switch to propane-powered mowers

    Fueled by an increase in suppliers nationwide and an incentive program since 2012, public groundskeepers are switching to propane.

  • Southern Landscape Body by Switch-N-Go

    Safely haul mowers, string trimmers, and/or long-handle equipment.

  • Mid-size brush cutter from PECO

    TBB-3002 Brush Blazer’s 48-inch cut width makes the machine a stand-alone solution between smaller-scale lawn units and commercial forestry attachments.

  • Pegasus plug-and-play aerial mapping system from Leica

    The product combines cameras and LIDAR sensors with software for data acquisition, calibration, post-processing, viewing, and editing.

  • Help these public projects win a trip to Vegas

    Annual CREWS THAT ROCK finalists include city sidewalks, a bridge, and a tunnel. Vote here by Dec. 26. The two winning crews will receive a trip to World of Concrete in February in Las Vegas.