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Invasive Tree Species of the Southeast

Posted by Miranda Moss on 1/15/21 1:02 PM


If you live or work in the Southeast, you have admired breathtaking trees that have made their home as part of the southern landscape. Beautiful, old trees that have been around for generations could tell some interesting stories to the intrusive trees that have moved in and taken over. We explore some of the main invasive trees impacting the Southeast and how to tackle them.

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Topics: Skid-Steers & Attachments, Invasive Trees/Plants, Application: Mulching

The Invasive Brazilian Peppertree

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 12/3/20 2:24 PM


The Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius) grows natively in Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil, and Americans first brought it to Florida in the 1840s. Today, this invasive species occurs in some of the United States' warmest regions, including Florida, California, Hawaii, Texas, and Georgia.

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Topics: Skid-Steers & Attachments, Invasive Trees/Plants, Application: Mulching

Cutting Down and Mulching Trees: Disc Mulcher vs. Drum Mulcher

Posted by Ray Swift on 11/10/20 4:22 PM

A mulcher is an essential piece of equipment for land clearing, site preparation, disaster cleanup, forestry management, and any other job that involves clearing out trees and brush. Mulcher attachments allow you to cut down and shred trees simultaneously so you can get the job done quickly and efficiently.

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Topics: Application: Mowing, Application: Forestry, Application: Mulching

Tackling Trees in Tennessee

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 10/5/20 11:43 AM

Diamond Mowers’ customer, Jonathan Overton, shared his experience with Diamond’s Skid-Steer Rotary Mower for vegetation management.

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Topics: Application: Mowing, Diamond Mowers Community: Customer Testimonials, Application: Mulching

5 Uses for Fresh Mulching Chips

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 7/21/20 12:17 PM

If you have recently used a mulcher attachment to clear a significant amount of brush or trees from a piece of property, you likely have an abundance of fresh wood chips on your hands. While it is possible to recycle or otherwise dispose of the chips, that isn't the only option. Whether you've finished a large-scale public land project or have cleared away unwanted brush on your own property, there are several possible uses for the resulting wood chips to consider.

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Topics: Skid-Steers & Attachments, Tractors & Attachments, Application: Mulching, Excavators & Attachments

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-Steers & Attachments, Application: Mulching, Application: Conservation Management

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-Steers & Attachments, Application: Mulching, Application: Conservation Management

Methods of Land Clearing - Best Ways to Clear Your Property

Posted by Travis Urban on 4/16/20 11:59 AM

There are many ways to clear land - mulchers, bulldozers, excavators, chainsaws, and burning vegetation. There are advantages to each style of land clearing, but all come with their own set of unique challenge. The most popular land clearing techniques include:

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Topics: Application: Mulching, Application: Land Development, Application: Conservation Management

Stamping Out Stumps In Virginia

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 3/12/20 3:39 PM

Diamond Mowers’ customer, Luke Omand, shared his experience with Diamond’s Skid-Steer Miller Stump Grinder for removing tree stumps for land management.

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Topics: Application: Mowing, Diamond Mowers Community: Customer Testimonials, Application: Mulching

Sweetgum Trees: The Bitter Truth

Posted by Miranda Moss on 3/9/20 5:08 PM

Liquidambar styraciflua, otherwise known as the Sweetgum, is a species of hardwood tree commonly found in the southeastern United States and into Mexico and Central America. The Sweetgum name came from the fragrant amber gum or liquid the tree produces.

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Topics: Skid-Steers & Attachments, Application: Mulching, Invasive Bugs/Insects