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10/22/2014 - Kawasaki Shows Off the New FS730V Engine

EFI continues to be a hot trend at this year's GIE EXPO
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Engine technology is hot, red hot. The two big trends in powering commercial mowers, electronic fuel injection (EFI) and propane fuel, got even hotter at the 2014 GIE EXPO here. The Engine Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., introduced the first in what will be a broad array of Electronic Fuel Injected (EFU) engines at this year's GIE EXPO. This latest Kawasaki powerplant,...


Want a Sweeter, More Productive Ride? - Deere unveils the revolutionary new 'Tweel' technology - LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It's no...

10/22/2014 - Want a Sweeter, More Productive Ride?

Deere unveils the revolutionary new 'Tweel' technology
By Ronnie Hall/Editor-at-Large
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It's not a tire. It's not a wheel. Let's just call it a Tweel. More accurately, let's call it the Michelin X Tweel Turf. Rather than pneumatic tires, you are going to start seeing X Tweel Turfs on new John Deere ZTrak 900 Series models with 54-, 60- and 72-inch mowing decks. The X Tweel Turf will be an optional item. Deere and Michelin jointly unveiled the strangely (but aptly)...


Gravely's Atlas JSV Ready for Work - Gravely out to claim the 'jobsite' niche in the UTV market - FRANKFORT, Ky. - Gravely...

10/21/2014 - Gravely's Atlas JSV Ready for Work

Gravely out to claim the 'jobsite' niche in the UTV market
By Ronnie Hall/Editor-at-Large
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Gravely is claiming a new space in the crowded utility vehicle product category. The company calls the new space the "jobsite vehicle" space, and is populating it with four new rugged Atlas JSV utility vehicles. Guess what JSV stands for? Bill Engler, director of sales, Gravely Commercial, said the Atlas JSV is the result of a strategic partnership with Polaris, the Minnesota-based...


10/20/2014 - Project EverGreen Kicks Off "Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids." Initiative

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Despite windy conditions and the occasional rain drop, Project EverGreen kicked off its "Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids." Initiative October 7 in Cleveland, Ohio with the revitalization of the soccer field behind the Michael J. Zone Recreation Center. With a host of special guests including Cleveland City Councilman Matt Zone, for whose grandfather the center is named after, and...


10/20/2014 - Bayer Launches New Platform to Meet Evolving Industry Needs

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - To better serve the needs of an ever-evolving and increasingly complex industry, Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, announced the re-launch of Backed By Bayer, a comprehensive platform with new and expanded resources for turf and ornamental professionals. Turf managers familiar with the phrase will now have an entirely new notion of what it means...


10/20/2014 - Scotts LawnService Buying Big Pest Control Firm

MARYSVILLE, Ohio - The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company announced that its subsidiary Scotts LawnService is acquiring the assets of Action Pest Control, Inc., one of the largest residential pest control providers in the Midwest. The transaction, which is expected to close by January 2015, would mark the company's first acquisition of a home pest control business. For more than a year, Scotts LawnService...


10/20/2014 - The Grounds Guys See Continued Growth in Third Quarter

WACO, Texas - After recognizably large growth last quarter, The Grounds Guys continues to grow in the third quarter of 2014, which spans from July to September of 2014. In July, The Grounds Guys sold three new franchise locations and expanded the territory of two existing franchise locations. Additionally, The WorldFranchising Network and USA Today recognized The Grounds Guys as one of the Top...


10/20/2014 - Hyundai Announces J. Gross Equipment as Authorized Dealer in S.D.

NORCROSS, Ga. - Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of J. Gross Equipment to its rapidly growing dealer network. J. Gross Equipment will provide sales and service of Hyundai equipment from their dealership location in Aberdeen, South Dakota. J. Gross Equipment will now carry Hyundai's full line of quality construction equipment, which includes wheel...


10/20/2014 - HindSite Releases First Annual Green Industry Buyer Report

HindSite's first annual Green Industry Buyer Report highlights demographics, satisfaction levels, decision-making processes, communication preferences and more among buyers of green industry services. One of the core tenants of any marketing strategy is the importance of understanding a target market. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the 2014 Green Industry Buyer Report recently released...


10/17/2014 - Swanson Russell Promotes Three in Lincoln Office

LINCOLN, Neb. - Swanson Russell announces the promotion of Nate Custard, Jordan Kaiser and Taryn Liess in its Lincoln office. A native of Elmwood, Nebraska, Custard was promoted to senior writer/producer. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. Custard joined Swanson Russell in 2011 and after leaving to take a position with another agency in Lincoln,...


10/17/2014 - National Lawn Care Summit Planned for December

HERNDON, Virginia - The Professional Landcare Network and the National Pest Management Association will co-host the national Lawn Care Summit, Dec. 3-5, 2014, in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Charlie Hall of Texas A&M University, the event's keynote speaker, will offer insight about the future of the industry, the economic forecast as it relates to consumer purchasing, how to adapt to economic cycles,...


Project EverGreen and Ruppert Nurseries Help Restore Historic Union Station Garden  - WASHINGTON, D.C. - In celebration of...

10/17/2014 - Project EverGreen and Ruppert Nurseries Help Restore Historic Union Station Garden

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Union Station's Columbus Plaza recently received a complete face lift. Project EverGreen, partnering with Ruppert Nurseries, the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation and the National Park Service, joined together to organize and support station partners and community volunteers in a large-scale effort to restore and renew the Columbus...


10/16/2014 - ICC and ASABE Announce New Landscape Irrigation Sprinkler Standard

The International Code Council (ICC) and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) announce the release of a new ANSI consensus standard to classify sprinkler and drip irrigation systems, set uniform testing procedures and establish minimum design and performance requirements for commercial and residential landscape irrigation components. The ASABE/ICC 802-2014 Landscape...


10/16/2014 - Legislative Alert: Ask Congress to Support Helpful Pollinator Legislation

Over the past year or so, much of the blame for the loss of managed bee colonies has been attributed to the use of neonicotinoids. Recently, 60 House Democrats sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking for tighter restrictions on neonicotinoid products. However, general scientific consensus is emerging that the Varroa mite, in association with a range of honeybee viruses,...


10/16/2014 - Hustler Turf Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Dealer Event

HESSTON, Kan. - Hustler Turf hosted an event in Orlando, Florida, to mark the company's 50th anniversary. In 1964, Hustler Turf introduced the world's first zero-turn mower and is currently one of the leading turf care brands in the world. Hustler personnel, dealers and suppliers gathered for three days of celebration, fun, prizes and a look into the future. Hustler executives delivered presentations...


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