Peter Payne is the fourth generation of his family to serve his regions’ residential and commercial tree care needs, and one thing has remained true all these years: relying on good equipment with durability and longevity will help him get the job done time after time.Read More
Category: Equipment spotlight
Tree care and landscaping – while very different – often go hand in hand as many tree care professionals offer landscaping services or vice versa. That means versatile equipment is a must.Read More
Jobs that used to take Amon Vanderlinden and his crews two days now just take one, all because of a “mini” machine: the S925TX mini skid steer.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.