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Autonomous line painter staying straight on target on UBC’s sports fields

Robby the robot is painting a straight line at the University of British Columbia’s athletic fields. Guided by GPS, the autonomous machine is painting precision lines on the fields.

Mississauga transitioning to electric, battery-powered turf maintenance equipment

The switch to electric, battery power is expected to occur over the next few years once current equipment reaches the end of its lifecycle.

Law signed in California that could see ban of sales of gas-powered lawn equipment

The law is aimed to reduce emissions. State officials claim a gas-powered leaf blower used for an hour produces the same amount of pollution as a 2017 Toyota Camry that has traveled 1,100 miles.

Oak Bay, B.C. phasing out gas-powered leaf blowers used by municipal employees

The decision by council does not affect landscaping companies or homeowners who wish to continue using gas-powered equipment, but the councillor who originally sought the ban said she will press to phase out gas-powered blowers for everyone.

Tracking system technology comes to North American snow and ice market

The technology helps minimize environmental impacts, track expenses and properly document that agreed-upon services were completed, among multiple other benefits.
Equipment Week

Equipment Week: Day Four

Today is Day Four of Turf & Rec’s second annual Equipment Week, with a focus on turf care equipment, autonomous and battery-powered equipment, hand-held equipment, snow and ice equipment, and mowers. » Read more...

Hybrid cutting edge system provides greater curb and edge protection

The rubber design of the wings create a squeegee effect with four wear surfaces per cutting edge. » Read more

Property types help landscapers decide on equipment needs

Factors to consider when choosing a mower include horsepower needs and the terrain of the property on which you will be working. » Read more

Faster greens could be detrimental in golf’s comeback

Mow the rough further into the fescue area to make it feasible to hit a stray shot and find your ball quicker or get back on track. » Read more

Properly care for artificial turf fields

Keeping up with the maintenance of synthetic turf may require the use of various tools and machines. There are several points to keep in mind when using equipment. » Read more

Stanley Black & Decker acquiring Excel Industries for $375 million

Stanley Black & Decker is a $14.5-billion global diversified industrial with 56,000 employees in more than 60 countries. » Read more

Landscape Congress

Jan 11-13, 2022
Location: Toronto Congress Centre
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