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Controlling Invasive Eastern Red-Cedar Trees

Posted by Miranda Moss on 7/20/20 6:54 AM

In Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas, the eastern red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana L.) has substantially reduced livestock production and profitability by 75% in the rangelands it invades.

Originally limited to rocky bluffs and other areas where fire couldn't reach them, eastern red-cedar tree populations expanded with the introduction of European land management practices to the United States. A decrease in controlled burns allowed forests to spread, including this now-invasive species. It extended from its native Kansas to nearby states, where it overtakes prairie plant life.

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Topics: Eastern Red Cedar, Forestry, Invasive Species

Pasture Reclamation with a Contractor and Ecologist

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 7/16/20 10:06 AM

Diamond Mowers’ customer, James Cook, of Cook Land & Habitat Solutions, shared his experience with Diamond’s Skid-Steer Forestry Disc Mulcher for vegetation management.

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Topics: Testimonials, Skid-Steer Attachments, Skid-Steer Forestry Mulcher

How To Make Money With A Skid-Steer

Posted by Travis Urban on 7/15/20 10:37 AM

There are many ways to make money with a Skid-Steer or Compact Track Loader (CTL). There is the typical "hook on a bucket and start moving dirt" type of work, or hauling rock, or just general material handling. This is the arena Skid-Steers started and has saved contractors countless trips with a wheelbarrow and shovels. 

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Skid-Steer Attachments, Land Clearing, Skid-Steer Rotary Mower, Drum Mulcher

Enhancing Hunting Grounds with Vegetation Management

Posted by Miranda Moss on 7/6/20 4:57 PM

Over the years of hunting with family and friends, I have had the pleasure of hunting on both well-maintained and overgrown land. There is nothing worse than hoofing through thick brush to get to a prime location and still not getting that clear shot due to overrun brush and trees.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Forestry, Hunting Grounds

The Invasive Australian Pine Tree & How to Get Rid of It

Posted by Chelsea Renteria on 6/25/20 3:28 PM

The Australian pine is an invasive tree found primarily in FL, HI, CA, AZ, and TX. In 1898, the USDA first planted Australian pine to stabilize banks and use as lumber. Today, this invasive species interferes with the plants, wildlife, and soil around it.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Forestry, Insects, Australian Pine Tree

What Does It Take For A Business To Last 20 years?

Posted by Steve Schwartz on 6/23/20 3:36 PM

According to JP Morgan Chase, “51 percent of small businesses are 10 years old or less, and 32 percent of small businesses are 5 years old or less. Roughly a third of new businesses exit within their first two years, and half exit within their first five years.”  To last 20 years in the competitive landscape of American business is an accomplishment certainly worthy of celebration. The year 2020 marks the 20th year Diamond Mowers has been in business and there are a few notes on our path to this milestone worth sharing.

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Topics: 20 Year Anniversary

How To Use A Stump Grinder

Posted by Matt Nelson on 6/17/20 3:51 PM

There are two types of wheel-based stump grinders commonly available as skid steer attachments. It's important to have the right stump grinder for your application, operating techniques for optimal productivity and safety, and maintenance best practice to ensure your equipment gives you a long and profitable life.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, stump grinders

The Diamond Connection

Posted by Miranda Moss on 6/16/20 10:22 AM

Diamond appreciates the people who contribute to our Vision and Values. Meet Chris Hanson, Product Specialist, and a true representation of what hard work and excellence can accomplish.

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Topics: Employee Spotlight

Diamond: What Motivates Us

Posted by Chelsea Renteria on 6/2/20 4:54 PM

What motivates you? What are you passionate about? These are questions we commonly ask ourselves as individuals and in our work. Everyone who works at Diamond may have different passions and expertise, but one thing is shared at our core: finding solutions. 

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Topics: 20 Year Anniversary

How to Handle Asian Longhorned Beetle Tree Damage

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 5/19/20 11:39 AM

The Asian Longhorned Beetle is a recently introduced non-native insect. This beetle can infest and kill hardwood trees in more than 15 plant families. Without eradication, this insect has the potential to be a  significant threat to trees in the United States.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Forestry, Insects, Asian Longhorned Beetle

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