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How to Get Rid of Tree Borers and Prevent Infestation

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 8/12/20 4:04 PM


Also known as tree borers, wood borers feed on and make habitats from trees and other woody plants. They belong to a variety of insect groups, including beetles, wasps, and moths, and are often the larva of these species.

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

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

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: Skid-Steers & Attachments, Invasive Trees/Plants, Tractors & Attachments, Excavators & Attachments, Application: Conservation Management

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: Skid-Steers & Attachments, Application: Roadside Maintenance, Diamond Mowers Community: Customer Testimonials

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

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-Steers & Attachments, Invasive Trees/Plants, Application: Forestry, Invasive Bugs/Insects

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-Steers & Attachments, Application: Forestry, Excavators & Attachments

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-Steers & Attachments, Application: Forestry, Invasive Bugs/Insects

Flail Mower vs Rotary Mower - Which Is Best for Your Job?

Posted by Ray Swift on 4/21/20 8:52 AM

Most people think all mower attachments are the same, but that couldn't be further from the truth. There is a wide range of cutting attachments that can be used with skid-steers, tractors, wheel loaders, and excavators, and each is designed to work best in specific situations. Two particularly popular types of Diamond Mowers cutting attachments are flail mowers and rotary mowers. 

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Topics: Application: Mowing, Skid-Steers & Attachments, Application: Forestry, Tractors & Attachments, Excavators & Attachments