Commercial Landscaping Tools

Professional landscaping is a good field for business people who love to spend a lot of time outdoors. There are important pieces of equipment which form the foundation of your landscaping supplies that no commercial landscaper should do without. Always buy the best quality landscaping equipment you can afford. In the beginning, it might be difficult to spend so much, but it will pay off in the long run with equipment that lasts.

Truck

Your truck is the backbone of your landscaping company. You can have the best equipment available, but if you can't get it to the job, it won't do you any good. Decide on the type of jobs your company will cater to and buy a truck best for the purpose. Light landscaping, including small yard landscaping and mowing, needs mowers, hand tools and watering equipment, which a typical pickup truck can handle. Get a full-sized bed for the maximum amount of room to carry equipment. Heavier equipment for larger jobs requires flatbeds, and stronger transmissions more common in cargo trucks and semis. Think about the security of the equipment you carry, as well. If you will be doing jobs that cover large amounts of land you won't be able to keep an eye on your truck and equipment left behind. You will need a cargo-type truck you can close up and lock to protect your valuable supplies. The type of cab you need for a truck depends on how many people you bring along to help on jobs. If you work solo, or with a single helper, a regular cab is fine. For more than two people, crew cabs work best. Extended cabs do have seats behind the driver's seat, but are cramped for adults.

Tractor

Modern garden tractors large enough to handle the heavy-duty work of commercial landscaping also come with a variety of attachments to make them well-rounded instruments. Shoves, back hoes, surface graders, tillers, post hole diggers and wagons for hauling supplies from one area of a yard to another are excellent additions to the main unit. Other good attachments for commercial lawn care providers who spend a great deal of time on a tractor are sun shields, safety equipment like seat belts and roll bars and cruise control. Zero radius turn tractors are a wise choice for landscapers who work in tight areas or on small acreage.

Tree and Brush Trimmer

Even the most simple landscaping requires a good hedge and brush trimmer. A trimmer with extra length adjustments and angle adjustments make easier work of complicated angles or extra tall bushes and trees. Buy gas-powered equipment to make it as portable as possible. Electric power tools mean being tied to an electrical source. Unless you have a portable generator, electric equipment limits the scope of what tasks you can perform.

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