Last updated 3 months ago
Exmark has been making professional grade mowers for over twenty five years and the LazerZ ®E-Series is a true value. It delivers a quality cut with its full floating deck that traces the precise contours of the territory and stands up to time with its rugged steel frame.
The E-Series is a great choice for professional landscape contractors who want the innovative engineering and quality of a Lazer Z® at a lower cost.
The E-Series features the same welded, heavy-duty, 1.5" x 3" tubular steel unibody frame found on more expensive Lazer Z® models and offers a choice of three rugged Kawasaki® V-Twin engines or a Kohler® Command™ EFI engine.
You can also choose three different deck sizes (48-, 52- or 60-inch, full-floating, UltraCut™ Series 4 cutting decks). It has a digital operator diagnostic module that simplifies system monitoring and troubleshooting.
The LazerZ®E-Series offers safety and convenience with its rollover protection system that also diverts branches away from the operator. The single point height adjustment allows for adjusting height of cut from 1 to 5.5 inches by simply moving a bolt.
The on-board diagnostics allow the operator to check vital functions with the digital screen. While the hydro drive system is simplified to lessen maintenance, as well as lowering the center of gravity allowing for improved handling.
Suburban is currently offering a $500 instant retail rebate on select Exmark Lazer E-Series, stop by and check it out today!
Last updated 3 months ago
Shopping for a zero turn mower is like shopping for a car. There are luxury and economy models to choose from. All Zero Turn Radius (ZTR) lawn mowers cut grass, they just do it with a different degree of comfort and quality.
When it comes to business, time is money. The faster you get one job done, the sooner you can move onto the next one. Commercial ZTR mowers are more comfortable and make you more money.
High Performance Engine
The fastest mowers on the market, commercial zero turns will zip across the grass at speeds up to 13 miles per hour (mph).
When spending many hours on a mower, you want as comfortable a ride as possible. Look for a commercial zero turn mower with full-suspension for the smoothest ride. Not only is this good for the operator, it actually allows the mower to cut better. With full-suspension, the mower will follow the contours of the lawn for the most consistent cut. The reduced shock also requires less repairs and more durability.
It's not all about size! Obviously a 61" deck will save a lot of time (it is more than 5 feet of cutting girth), but the decks on commercial zero turns are built with performance features not found elsewhere. You want to look for decks with sloped fronts, which push the grass up, resulting in a more consistent cut. Some decks on commercial ZTR mowers include a revolutionary cutting system that allows for superior airflow discharge and enhanced cut quality, as well.
Save the date! Suburban's EXPO 2013 is on Thursday, March 7th. Open to Commercial Clients
Last updated 3 months ago
Looks like the potential for a significant snow accumulation is likely by the end of this week. Do you have what it takes to deal with deep snow?
While most of us won’t list clearing snow high on our list of home owner chores, owning the right tool for the job at hand can often make a world of difference. The Toro full line of snow blowers has an option that is fine tuned for your needs.
The Environmentally Friendly Power Curve® electric snowblower is made to clear concrete and asphalt surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks and deck and can handle snow from 2 to 6 inches deep.
Toro’s Best Selling Snowblower, the Power Clear® offers an affordable price with outstanding performance and can clear 2 to 9 inches of snow off of concrete and asphalt surfaces and can throw it up to 35 feet away. It is easier to maneuver than a two-stage snowblower and clears snow down to the pavement.
The New Power Max® snowblower is perfect for clearing 6 to 12 inches of deep compacted snow off of concrete, asphalt and gravel surfaces. This two-stage blower has an anti-clogging system, electric start and user friendly chute control. This allows you to get right to work without having to take precious time clearing out clogs.
The Power Max® HD is the ultimate commercial grade snowblower and can clear 6 inches and over of deep compacted snow off of concrete, asphalt and gravel surfaces. It is made to clear a wider path and throw the snow further. This two-stage blower also boasts the anti-clogging Augur System with a larger diameter augur and most models come with standard power steering.
Suburban can help determine which Toro snow blower product best fits your needs and budget. Stop by for a visit today!
Last updated 4 months ago
Make Your New Year Resolution to Market Your Lawn Care Business More Effectively
Often small lawn care business owners are too busy to create new business. That's why it is important to take action before the busy season begins. Here are a few suggestions on how you can grow your business in 2013!
Business Cards – Many people hold onto business cards for future actions. Place your cards in local stores that allow for this.
Local Directories and Yellow Pages – It is important get listed in as many online directories and the yellow pages. Taking the time to do this can help you find new customers.
Website (Desktop & Mobile) – This is a great tool for listing all the services you provide, pricing structure, as well as giving potential customers a way learn more about the history of your business. Having an online quote form for site visitors to fill out can also be greatly rewarding.
Blogging & Social Networking – Facebook and Twitter is a great method to grab attention and gain new customers. While blogging relevant lawn care tips can keep customers engaged and promote referrals.
Free Classified Newspapers or Local Newspapers – Convenience stores often have a rack of these. While not fancy these free or local papers can reach a large audience and the cost per ad is generally reasonable.
Local Internet Classifieds – This can be a low cost way to advertise
Here are a few local links: Classified Ads, Delaware Super Ads
Door Hangers –Have your crew leave door hangers on adjacent homes when out mowing your customer’s lawn. You'll want to have a list of service and cost. Also, Have a detachable business card they can remove easily to save for later action.
Magnetic Signs – Having nice magnetic signs on the sides of your truck is free advertising!
Yard Signs – Placed in customer’s yards with their approval can be an invaluable way to drum up business.
Don’t miss Suburban’s Season Tune Up Offer and save the Date for Our Open House on Thursday, March 7th.
Last updated 4 months ago
While the landscape and lawn care business has been pretty steady in maintenance earnings, it has been quite weak in new installations over the past 4 years. Decreased consumer spending and weak new construction has put many of these businesses on tighter budgets.
However a survey from Green Industry PRO magazine indicates that twice as many lawn care and maintenance business owners said business increased in 2012 and expect further increases in 2013. (These results apply to lawn maintenance, lawn care, and landscape design and installation contractors)
Even better, 55 % of residential maintenance contractors think they’ll be able to increase some of their prices, while 20% feel they’ll be able to increase prices across the board in 2013!
Better yet, 50% of those surveyed expect to add to their workforce, up from the 33% increase in hiring from last year.
What this means for the smaller local landscaping and lawn care business is a greater earning potential this year.
Suburban wishes all our customers a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
At Suburban, we are here to help with all your equipment and repair needs. Our job is to keep your business running on schedule in order for you to meet your earning potential.
Mark your calendar for our Annual Open House ~ Thursday, March 7th and get your equipment ready for the season ~ our special offer on Pre-Season Tune Ups runs through January 31st.
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