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Neil Simons

Neil Simons
Training Coordinator

Recent Posts

Understanding Rotary Blades

Posted by Neil Simons on 10/23/19 10:01 AM

There are different blades compatible with tractor Rotary Mowers. Knowing your application will help determine what type of blade will work best for you.

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Topics: Parts, Maintenance, Tractor Attachments

What is Oil Weight and Why is it Important?

Posted by Neil Simons on 8/1/19 1:55 PM

As a trainer for Diamond, I’m frequently asked “What kind of hydraulic oil should I use for my mower?” Or “What brand of oil should I use?” Diamond Mowers recommends using an ISO 46 for all of our hydraulic oil applications.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Maintenance

Getting Equipment Ready for Spring

Posted by Neil Simons on 2/22/19 3:14 PM

The Polar Vortex has passed, and Spring will be here before we know it. For those of you in the roadside maintenance industry, it will soon be time to put away the snowplows and sanders and dust off the mowers and mulchers.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Maintenance, Forestry, Tractor Attachments

Starting Your Safety Program

Posted by Neil Simons on 12/27/18 11:50 AM

Growing your business - moving from a single owner/operator to multiple units, or adding employees - requires you to have a safety program in place to help protect your workers, and your business, from accidents. To help get your program started, follow OSHA's 10 step plan:

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Topics: Municipalities, Skid-Steer, Safety, Safety Program

Starting With Skid-Steer Safety

Posted by Neil Simons on 11/6/18 12:07 PM

Although we practice safety every day, it doesn’t hurt to be reminded of best practices. The following are tips to help you stay safe while operating a skid-steer attachment. 

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Topics: Municipalities, Skid-Steer, Safety

Committed To Dealer Success

Posted by Neil Simons on 8/30/18 8:38 AM

Wouldn’t it be great if every manufacturer sent a representative to walk dealers and customers through maintenance, repair, and installation? 

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Topics: Municipalities, Skid-Steer

Controlling the Aftermath of a Wood-Boring Insect Infestation

Posted by Neil Simons on 7/23/18 11:53 AM


Insect infestations, particularly wood-boring insects, can affect a wide range of ornamental or forest trees. These insects can thrive for some time before damage is noticed and is too late for the survival of the trees.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Forestry, Emerald Ash Borer, Pine Beetle, Insects

Forestry Teeth Maintenance Update

Posted by Neil Simons on 6/8/18 2:14 PM



The Diamond Forestry Mulcher can be a productive and efficient tool for getting rid of problem vegetation. However, forestry teeth that are allowed to become dull or broken will reduce that efficiency and cost you time and money.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Boom Forestry Head, Forestry, Excavators

Preparing Equipment for Spring and Summer

Posted by Neil Simons on 4/20/18 2:53 PM

Springtime is here! Snow is melting away, birds are out and grass and trees are growing. For those of you in the roadside maintenance industry, it's time to put away the snowplows and sanders and dust off the mowers and mulchers.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Maintenance, Forestry, Tractor Attachments

Revenue Generating Ideas for Land Clearing Contractors in the Spring

Posted by Neil Simons on 3/22/18 2:41 PM

Days are getting longer, and the weather is warming up. Spring is officially here in the US. Learn some ways that you can increase your paychecks during this time of the year.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Landowners, Forestry, Skid-Steer Attachments, Land Clearing