Is your grounds maintenance equipment worry-free?
Roadside maintenance is never easier than when you operate a Land Pride rotary cutter, compact drill or powered rake behind the tractor.
State, county and municipal departments responsible for maintaining roadsides or reclaiming rights-of-way turn to Land Pride for reliable equipment that delivers quality results in record time. The company’s 300- plus products work seamlessly with grounds maintenance personnel and existing equipment, and are manufactured in the sizes needed in small towns and urban centers.
From a zero turn mower for the city hall lawn to a 20-foot folding rotary cutter for airport fields, “the solutions we provide really are across a wide range of products,” said Marketing Manager Dee Warren.
Because Land Pride, a division of Great Plains Mfg., Inc., participates in the National Joint Powers Alliance and other cooperative buying agencies, municipalities of any size can get in on those solutions and reduce their street crews’ time on roadside jobs. Participating in purchasing groups is a priority for the company, according to Warren, because it allows single-unit purchasing for the same price that those buying larger quantities receive.
Among these are the popular RC5615 15-foot Rotary Cutter. In 2015, Beaver County Maintenance in Beaver County, Okla., made its second purchase of 15 Land Pride RC5615s. It had purchased the first 15 units in 2013 after Land Pride came out on top in a formal bid process.
Between all three districts in Beaver County, crews maintain over 2,000 miles of roads. Multiplied by two sides, that’s 4,000 miles of road. Warren said: “After talking to everyone involved in the decision to switch, it looks like the county will keep maintaining those miles with Land Pride rotary cutters.” Operators and managers were impressed with the RC5615’s rugged durability, Land Pride’s fast parts availability and proven reliability.
“There is nothing about them I don’t like,” said Steven Perry, maintenance foreman, District 2. “They have been a blessing. With the (competitors), we spent a lot of time trying to keep them running … I’ve done nothing to these except grease them. I think we could run these five years and not see any major problems.”
In 2015, Series II enhancements made Land Pride cutters more user-friendly. Taller, adjustable angle jacks align a hitch to a taller tractor drawbar more easily; power takeoff support stands assist in driveline hook-up; removable PTO shields and driveline endcap grease zerks make lube-maintenance simpler; and a patent-pending sliding center gearbox cover allows for better access to the intermediate driveline.
Groundskeeping made easy
Land Pride tackles turf, too. When the job is groundskeeping, Land Pride’s All-Flex Grooming Mowers are available in 11-foot, 14-foot, 16-foot and 22-foot cutting widths. The three decks discharge clippings out the rear, providing even dispersal. Rear wheels on the wing decks are in line with transport tires to help with turning radius and are also non-castering, which helps hold the mower on sidehills. The mowers’ single-beam hitch and generous deck overlap, virtually eliminates skipping in “zero-turn” situations; narrow transport widths and automatic wing locks make for safe transport.
Plant the seed
If it’s a seeding that you need to complete, Land Pride offers a variety of options: Compact drills, all-purpose seeders, and their new no-till seeder. These units are widely used for roadside seeding, overseeding at golf courses and sports fields or seeding new lawns. Between the three models, widths are available from 48-inches to 11-feet. The narrower widths make them particularly well suited for grassy medians or rights-of-way adjacent to sidewalks, community parks, sporting facilities and golf courses. “All of our seeding equipment uses Great Plain’s proven, fluted seed cups. This provides the user with exceptional accuracy in seed metering and uniform delivery of most turf grass seeds,” explained Warren, “as well as a wide variety of other seeds, from canola to corn rounds!”
The company’s tillers generate some excitement, too. When it comes to landscaping, employees prefer Land Pride rotary tillers because they make large tilling projects manageable by delivering thoroughly tilled soil in minimum time. All of Land Pride’s tillers are manufactured in America, and standard features include a heavy-duty box frame, adjustable hitch clevises and heavy-duty #80 drive chain. Center or offset mounting also provides versatility on most models. Built tough for years of dependable service, Land Pride’s reverse-till rotary tillers even feature a reverse tilling action for tougher ground conditions.
All of these products plus landscape rakes, grooming mowers and more are part of Land Pride’s commitment to its dealers and customers. That commitment is also visible in the delivery of the product. To ensure that your unit arrives exactly as it was when it left Land Pride’s manufacturing plant, the company has its own trucking division, Great Plains Trucking. Parts and service after the sale have also helped Land Pride gain both dealers and clients. Through online parts ordering, phone support or a personal visit, if that’s what it takes, Land Pride is willing to go the extra mile.
Information provided by Land Pride.
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