Category: Equipment spotlight

The right people and the right equipment

The right people and equipment are critical to sustained success for any tree care business. Bryan Stanage has a sharp eye for both, and though he’s done things that in some ways break the mold compared to other tree care businesses in central Florida, he’s evolving and growing his business based on close attention to personnel and the equipment they operate.

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Mini skid steer builds efficiencies, new business opportunities

Around three-quarters of the business Jordan Levien manages comprises working in and around the suburban neighborhoods of Bellingham, Washington. Part of the efficiency equation lies in the likely 100 man-hours Levien said he’ll save each year by using the S925TX versus renting and managing a comparable machine from a subcontractor.

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Renting vs. buying — what makes sense for your business?

Sometimes you just need a few reasons to justify your actions — especially when it comes to renting versus buying tree servicing equipment. The initial cost is a major factor in the decision process, but it’s not the only one. Here are a few things you should bear in mind before deciding when to buy and when to rent.

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Financing Vermeer Equipment

For many small-business owners, securing financing is one of the most intimidating parts of owning a business. It’s also one of the most important. For a tree care contractor, financing can be essential to getting the equipment you need to do your job day in and day out.

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When Finco Tree Service met Sally: A mini skid steer love story

You know the old story — boy meets girl, they fall in love, yada, yada, fade to black. Well what about the story of five men falling in love with a Vermeer mini skid steer named Sally? Haven’t heard that one, have you? Well settle in, because Todd Finch, founder and chief financial officer of Finco Tree Service in Ames, Iowa, has the story.

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Vermeer brush chipper evolution

From the beginning, brush chippers were built to break down logs into small chips as part of wood recycling jobs or used as a tool for land maintenance. The function of the manually-fed wood chipper is not much different from the inception, but the design has advanced substantially.

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From stump chump to champ: 6 reasons to love stump cutters

Stump removal was once a backbreaking, time-consuming job that a tree man wouldn’t delegate to his worst enemy. That all changed in the 1950s when Vermeer invented the stump grinder. Today, stumps are simply swept away, one pass after another. And yet, some crews still operate without one.
Matt Hutchinson, Vermeer Product Manager for Tree Care/Rental and Landscape, offers six compelling reasons to add a stump cutter to your fleet of tree care equipment.

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