Efficiency on the Road and on the Job

As we look forward to a new season, it is important to take a hard look at our equipment and our fleet. The tools we work with everyday, need to be dependable so that there is not wasted ‘down time’ during the season. Our crews are outfitted with many gas powered tools. We categorize them into 3 different areas; handhelds, walk-behind, and ride-on.
The handhelds are comprised of string trimmers, blowers, hedge trimmers, and chainsaws. To keep things consistent for the user, we use all Stihl branded handhelds.
The second category is our walk-behind equipment. Tools such as an sidewalk edger, pressure washer, push mower, and turf cutter, make up this group. Again for consistency, we try to purchase all equipment with Honda brand engines.

21" Honda push mower

21″ Honda push mower

The third and last category of equipment is our ride-on equipment. At this point, zero-turn mowers, make up the bulk of this group. Other equipment such as an fertilizer applicator, contribute to this group as well. We have found that Exmark branded products, give quality performance and reasonable service to our demands and expectations.

Exmark zero-turn mowers are used on all our properties.

Exmark zero-turn mowers are used on all our properties.

It is key that all our equipment is functioning properly when we need it.  We work closely with Exmark dealers and our area Exmark Representative to keep the best products on the job.


Jeremy Knecht (middle) stands with Exmark Representative (left) and Sales Rep. at Martin Sullivan Equipment.

Providing our crews with industry specific trucks is our largest equipment investment.  We have found that providing late model vehicle increases efficiency, safety, and overall appearance of the fleet. Isuzu mid-sized trucks are our primary work trucks. The design of these trucks eliminate the need to pull a trailer which is a huge benefit. Trucks can be loaded with up to 3 riding mowers, and all the handhelds, that a 3 man crew would need. In addition to mowing, the Isuzu trucks are used for Lawn Care Applications, and are ideal  for any side load uses.


Jeremy with Isuzu sales representative at Lee Smith Trucks in Chattanooga, TN. This Isuzu truck was purchased in summer of 2015.