The Best Landscaping Tools for Your Business

21 July 2021

There are a variety of landscaping tools available to help your landscaping company meet the needs of your clients. But which do you choose? The fact is that you don’t need every piece of equipment to get the job done. Here’s a rundown of the types of landscaping tools on the market and how to select equipment that will help you achieve your goals.

Digging tools

Landscaping tools for digging include:

Choose your tool based on how much dirt you need to move and the size of the hole you need to dig. The bigger the machine, the deeper you’re able to dig in a shorter time frame.

Loading tools

If you need to load material to be moved to another location, you’ll want to explore these pieces of equipment:

  • Backhoe loaders
  • Skid steer loaders
  • Wheel loaders
  • Compact track loaders

Again, the size of the equipment determines how much you can lift in a load. A larger machine will allow you to get larger jobs done more quickly.

Grading tools

You can attach different sizes of blades and grading tools to your landscaping equipment to grade land. Grading blades can be used with:

  • Compact track loaders
  • Skid steer loaders
  • Small track-type tractors

The size of the job will dictate which machine is right for your business.

Carrying equipment

Attaching buckets to your landscaping equipment can make it easier to move materials around your job site. Use lightweight machines and buckets for moving materials like soil and wood chips, and choose sturdier options for wet sand or rocks.

The following landscaping tools can handle buckets:

  • Backhoes
  • Small and compact wheel loaders
  • Compact track loaders
  • Skid steer loaders

Choosing your landscaping tools

When you’re selecting equipment for your landscaping business, first think about the terrain. Are you operating on turf, uneven ground, or soft, wet land? A compact track loader will be the best solution.

For larger projects, you’ll want to consider a backhoe. They’re great for both digging and loading and can handle large projects better than smaller pieces of equipment can.

Whether full size or mini, excavators can move a lot of material quickly. The size you should choose depends on the scale of the project and the type of material you need to move.

Many landscapers choose skid steer loaders and compact track loaders because they’re easy to manoeuvre around the job site and you can use a wide variety of attachments for maximum versatility. They can be used for digging, loading, grading, and carrying.

Depending on your needs, wheel loaders are another option. They come in a range of sizes, from full size to mini, with attachments that allow you to get more out of your machine.

Talk to us about the tools you need for your landscaping business. With the right equipment, you’ll be able to get jobs done more efficiently and deliver the quality your clients expect.

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