Tulips in Tennessee

It’s my favorite time of year here in middle TN. The Bradford Pears have bloomed and greened.  Spring calves are on the ground and running. A multitude of Tulips dot the landscape with candy colors. Growing up on a cattle farm near Holland, MI. the tulip capitol of the Midwest, all of us kids eagerly watched for…

Fruit Trees in Tennessee

The first day of spring seemed to creep up on us here in Springfield. TN. We watched the thermometer hover just under 80 degrees. Then  a day later it was 39 again. The year so far has been much like this. extreme highs and lows. which means that my free time is spent either in the garden, or on the couch planning the garden, depending…

Using Branson Tractors PTO options

Recently while doing research for our Tractor Wars* series, I discovered that most tractor companies NO LONGER offer options for the tractor PTO  power take off  system. (if you haven’t read Tractor Wars* yet, take a look thru the archives. it’s a real  eye opener) The modern PTO system was invented in 1918 by a fellow by the…

views on wide area walk mowers

At our dealership, we have been helping professional lawn companies find budget solutions for years. Answering questions like… What size works best in a given situation? What Brands Cut Best? Who has the best warranty? What is the best hillside mower? What to do when it’s replacement time? And so on… In this post I…

Junk Lawn Mower Warranties?

Recently, I wrote an article about  Exmark Commercial Lawn Mowers announcement of a new warranty matrix for all of their commercial zero turn lawn mowers. I found this especially interesting, since I have always personally found the Exmark warranty somewhat complicated. “no hour limit on this. 500 hour limit on that” and so on. This prompted me…