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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

Hydraulic Cleanliness Best Practices

Posted by Ray Swift on 3/29/19 12:16 PM

Did you know that nearly 80% of all problems in hydraulic systems can be traced back to contaminated fluid? Maintaining a clean hydraulic system is of paramount importance for equipment long life and efficient operation. 

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Topics: Municipalities, Maintenance, Tractor Attachments, Preventative Maintenance Program

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

Parts & Service Recommendations and Tips

Posted by Ray Swift on 1/9/19 2:31 PM

Equipment downtime is the bane of the vegetation management business. Below are some recommendations and tips to minimize downtime and maximize productivity. 

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Topics: Municipalities, Skid-Steer, Maintenance, Forestry, Tractor Attachments, Preventative Maintenance Program

Prep Your Skid-Steer For The Winter

Posted by Travis Urban on 12/14/18 10:26 AM

 

Mowing season is coming to an end for most North American operators. Prepare and protect your skid-steer for the winter by implementing proper maintenance.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Equipment, Parts, Winterize, Maintenance, Skid-Steer Attachments, Skid-Steer Rotary Mower, Skid-Steer Forestry Mulcher

How To Enhance A Preventative Maintenance Program

Posted by Ray Swift on 10/30/18 2:37 PM

A Preventative Maintenance Program can help you stay on top of maintenance, repairs, and parts replacements so you can prevent equipment failures.

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Topics: Municipalities, Skid-Steer, Maintenance, Forestry, Tractor Attachments, Preventative Maintenance Program

Top Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Tractor

Posted by Ray Swift on 8/1/18 11:04 AM

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Following these 8 simple steps will keep your tractor’s repair costs down and keep your profit margins up.

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Topics: Municipalities, Maintenance, Tractor Attachments

SKID-STEER & ATTACHMENT CONSIDERATIONS FOR FORESTRY APPLICATIONS

Posted by Ray Swift on 6/26/18 5:17 PM

Correctly matching a skid-steer to its mulching attachment is critical for maximizing performance and profits.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Maintenance, Forestry, Tractor Attachments, Skid-Steer Forestry Mulcher, Technology, Contractor

5 Tips On How To Build Up Your Social Media

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 5/30/18 8:32 AM

As a contractor, every job counts - and every job has to pay. It's important that you're creating leads and completing work that's right for your equipment and business model. Social media is a powerful tool to gain exposure and help grow your business.

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