Reviewing the 2018 Simplicity Courier

The Simplicity Courier…What can I say? It’s a pretty cool twist on lawn equipment. A quick glance reveals a zero turn lawn mower that also has a cargo bed to carry all of your supplies. But there’s a lot more to the courier… I’ve been in this business for 30 years and I’m not afraid…

Cub Cadet XT3 GSX Tractor Review

We’ve all said it..”They don’t make ’em like they used to” That’s true for a lot of things…But not everything! At Midstate Turf & Tractor, I talk to a lot of folks that need more than a lawn mower but don’t have the room or the budget for a compact tractor. Many times the homeowner…

What’s new for Branson Tractors?

Well, January is behind us. And here in Nashville, TN. the first day of February brought us snow flurries. So, why not stay inside where it’s warm and talk tractors. 1905h.   I call this little guy  “The lawn mower on steroids” A 19 HP 3 cylinder liquid cooled diesel with 4×4, power steering &…

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…

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…

Fall leaf tips that save you money!

*updated 9/12/2017* Mother Nature. A definite cure for boredom! Every Autumn I get an influx of questions asking about the best tools & tips for leaf and debris pick up and disposal. here are my top tips and best picks. 1. A lawn mower mounted bagging system is not the answer. Bag systems can be expensive….

How to Save $200 with 1 phone call!

  Please don’t got stuck like the poor guy below! Every year we get phone calls like this at least a dozen times. Caller_ ” I hate to bother you guys but I need some advice. My Mower won’t start. It won’t even crank over! I’ve replaced the starter & battery. Still nothing!” He said he was…