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Greenskeepers from Glenview Park District on Ryan ZTS Stand-On Aerator

posted Nov 15, 2017, 11:28 AM by Claudia Coleman

Another testimonial from the Glenview Park District about how they use the Ryan Lawnaire ZTS for aerating the 800 acres of land they maintain in Glenview, IL.

YouTube Video

BOB-CAT® Mowers End of Season Tips

posted Nov 6, 2017, 11:30 AM by Claudia Coleman

It’s getting close to the end of the mowing season.  Where did the season go?

At the end of a long mowing season, you need to give your mower some
attention to make sure it’s in good shape as you prepare for next season.
This video will show you how to store it, clean it, and ensure that it’s hungry
for another season next year.

Check out the YouTube link below for some end of season tips.

YouTube Video

New BOB-CAT CRZ 42-inch Mower

posted Apr 20, 2017, 9:14 AM by Claudia Coleman

Presenting the new BOB-CAT CRZ 42-inch mower, a professional quality constructed mower in a value-priced package for residential applications.

From the high back seat with spring suspension for all day riding comfort and 20” rear drive wheels for a smooth ride, to the reliability of the Hydro-Gear ZT-2800 transaxle, the new CRZ 42-inch mower is the mower to choose when you want a professional performance in a compact package.

Durability –

The CRZ 42-inch mower supplies the end user with a powerful Kawasaki engine with the power to mow at 7mph. The CRZ 42-inch mower comes standard with high performance ZT-2800 transaxles, 20” Zero-T drive wheels, flip-up foot plate, and a high back seat with comfort springs for an improved rider experience.

Cut Quality –

The new CRZ 42-inch mower utilizes the BOB-CAT TufDeckTM professional mowing system. The TufDeckTM features an oversized polymer discharge chute and our patented Double Wave Baffle system that supplies maximum vacuum and lift, making grass stand up and take what’s coming to it from blades that spin over 18,500 fpm providing a pristine professional cut.

Ease of Ownership –

The open frame design and flip-up floor plate makes access to key components very easy. A 5 year/500 hour limited warranty and multiple  retail financing options to choose from make this BOB-CAT easy to own.

BOB-CAT Mowers are the 2017 Mower Madness Champions

posted Apr 7, 2017, 11:24 AM by Claudia Coleman   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 11:33 AM ]

BOB-CAT Mowers are the 2017 Champions of the 4th annual Mower Madness Championship.  After winning the Mowers Direct Mower Madness, BOB-CAT Mowers Product Manager, Ron Scheffler, had some inspirational words for the media in his post-game press conference.  Check out the video on the BOB-CAT Facebook page, or the BOB-CAT YouTube Channel,
Make sure to post the video or share the post on your own Facebook page to help promote the BOB-CAT Mowers brand.

You can also learn more by reading the press release to announce the BOB-CAT Mowers Championship at

BOB-CAT Mower Madness Champions 2017

NEW Classen TA18 Steerable Compact Aerator Classen

posted Feb 16, 2016, 11:38 AM by Eric Rauschenberg   [ updated Feb 16, 2016, 11:45 AM ]

NEW Classen TA18 Steerable Compact Aerator Classen is excited to introduce the new TA18 Steerable Compact Aerator. 
This new unit is the most compact aerator in its class. 
It features a compact body, extra tine banks and ergonomic weights which make it highly productive for homeowners and landscapers since it can easily maneuver through tight spaces. 

Benefits of the new Classen TA18 Compact Aerator:
  • Most Compact aerator in its class.
  • Smallest footprint in a truck, SUV, trailer or vac.
  • More Portable than most, with the lowest folded handle height, narrowest unit width and shortest unit length.
  • Highest quality of Core with up to 15% more holes per square foot due to narrower tine spacing.
  • More Maneuverable with a steerable tine shaft design with five (5) banks of tines for increased productivity and reduced operator fatigue. 
  • Simple, Intuitive Design with ergonomic and comfortable padded handles, easy to reach tine engagement bail.

New RYAN product - LAWNAIRE® ZTS

posted Jan 25, 2016, 12:10 PM by Eric Rauschenberg   [ updated Jan 25, 2016, 12:10 PM ]

Introducing the new RYAN® Stand-On Aerator, the Lawnaire® ZTS. 

Step up and ride your way to a new approach to aeration. The Lawnaire® ZTS stand-on aerator grips the terrain and, like you, moves fast. Capable of covering two-and-a-quarter acres per hour at ground speeds up to seven miles per hour, this highly maneuverable machine tackles aeration more nimbly, efficiently and effectively than you’ve ever seen before. An absolute master of turf aeration, the Lawnaire® ZTS improves your profits and when the job is done, it leaves operators with extra time and energy. Loaded with performance features including a shock-absorbing platform, intuitive controls, an aeration depth stop, a rapid hydraulic tine lift, a revolutionary automatic chain-tensioning system and hassle-free access panels, this durable, high-performance machine is ready to go to work for you.

Classen News

posted Oct 12, 2015, 5:59 AM by Claudia Coleman

Classen - Serious Lawn Care Made Easy

Classen… Serious Lawn Care Made Easy

For more than 35 years, professional landscapers and homeowners alike have trusted the Classen brand to help transform and maintain their landscapes. And for good reason. At Classen, we make serious lawn care easy.  We pride ourselves on innovation, manufacturing cutting-edge, durable and easy-to-use equipment that our customers feel comfortable operating and that truly make the tough job of lawn and turf care easier.

We’re serious about simplicity and making lawn care easy for everybody. Classen equipment is built with the professional in mind, with quality components, productivity features and service and maintenance ease. And designed to make the most novice user feel like a pro, with simplified control mechanisms, clear setting and adjustment levers and folding handles for transport and storage ease.

In short, if you’re a professional, you’ll be able to perform serious lawn care services and make serious money with our equipment. If you’re a first-time equipment user, you’ll find that we’ve made it easy for you to achieve professional results.



Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration. It’s commonly called “core aeration” in the lawn service industry, and you may have heard of it as soil cultivation (coring, spiking and slicing). Most homeowners simply call it aeration.


Core aeration can help make your lawn healthier and reduce its maintenance requirements through these means:

  • Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere.
  • Enhanced soil water uptake.
  • Improved fertilizer uptake and use.
  • Reduced water runoff and puddling.
  • Stronger turfgrass roots.
  • Reduced soil compaction.
  • Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance.
  • Improved resiliency and cushioning.
  • Enhanced thatch breakdown.
For more information on Aeration visit our Turf 101 page:

BigDog Mowers - New sponsorship and marketing partnerships

posted Mar 25, 2015, 11:25 AM by Eric Rauschenberg   [ updated Mar 25, 2015, 12:44 PM ]


ig Dog Mower Co. team is pleased to announce our recent marketing developments to building the Big Dog brand.

 Big Dog Mower Co. is now the proud sponsor of the television series’ “Backwoods Life” and “Sporting Dog Adventures” that will run for this year.

You may also have noticed that we have grown our Facebook Fan Page to over 3,000 likes by targeting our key demographics through Facebook Ads and boosting certain posts. We’ve boosted our Dealer Spotlight posts targeting their 50 mile radius area from their city. Encourage our dealers to contact Lindsay to run a spotlight for them and generate some digital ‘word-of-mouth marketing’ through Facebook.  Our BigDog of the Week post is proving to be a popular post as well.

“Backwoods Life” is the fastest growing outdoor hunting television series in the industry. Their cast resides in Florida, Georgia and Kentucky. The show captures the outdoor lifestyle ranging from the beginner to the experienced hunters. We share their vision for supporting USA companies and products as well as promoting the outdoor lifestyle that we’ve identified as a key demographic for our outdoor power industry. (Details are in attached pdf)

Where Backwoods Life stands out from all the other outdoor channels is that they have a profound online presence through YouTubeFacebook(316,300+ likes), Twitter (128,000+ followers), online TV network platforms (Carbon TVHuntit.tvDemand The Outdoors) and blogs (Outdoor Hub) . 

We’re also sponsoring “Sporting Dog Adventures” presented by Cabela’s, a reputable television show that features a pair of Labrador Retrievers as the stars of their show. The focus is not limited to dogs but covers hunting tips for hunters as well.  The main cast is Jeff Fuller and his family out of Wisconsin. Jeff is a retired Muskego police officer who own a dog kennel called Soggy Acres Labrador Retrievers and he is a hunting enthusiast.  The show shares our values with their theme of creating a family entertainment program rather than the shock value theme you may see from other outdoor shows. Jeff and his wife hunt with their 3 sons and their dogs going on their 5th season.  The theme and the professionalism of this show earned a sponsorship from Cabela’s which we acknowledge to be a powerful brand that validates great potential for the show.

Sporting Dog Adventures are focused on growing their online presence as well through Facebook (98,000+ likes) and Twitter (66,800+ followers) as well as different online TV network platforms. Their show is primarily aired in the USA as well as in Canada and New Zealand.  (Details are in attached pdf)

We are excited to sponsor “Backwoods Life” and “Sporting Dog Adventures” as a part of our overall strategy for building the Big Dog brand.   – Big Dog Mower Co. Marketing Team

NEW Classen PRO Sod Cutter

posted Mar 20, 2015, 1:45 PM by Eric Rauschenberg   [ updated Mar 20, 2015, 2:33 PM ]

Classen®, a Schiller Grounds Care brand, is pleased to introduce the new Classen PRO Sod Cutter with availability in May. 

The Classen PRO Sod Cutter maintains the field proven precision cutting mechanism and hydrostatic drive of its predecessor, the Classen Hydro Sod Cutter, now in a more compact size.  
This new model is the most compact, maneuverable and fastest in transport mode unit in the industry!  

Another Classen exclusive is the choice of optional blade kits in 12", 16", 20" and 24" (HSC188 model) sizes for versatility you can't get from any other brand of sod cutter.


Ryan New Product News:

posted Feb 12, 2015, 12:59 PM by Claudia Coleman

Ryan New Product News

Ryan Ren-O-Thin®Power Rakes

Introducing the new Ryan Ren-O-Thin® Power Rakes. The best-in-class power rake just got better! With six new models to choose from, and a new seed box accessory, lawn renovation has never been easier.

New Features:
• Spring Tine Reel – Added versatility for different grass types. 
• Seed box - We had added a new optional seed box for extra versatility. 
• Transport Mode – You can now raise the reel off the ground when transporting the Ren-OThin. 
• Multi-position handle – Allows users to adjust height of the handle as needed. 
• Ergonomic handle design – For better comfort while in use.

Item # Description

Ease of Delivery: The new Ren-O-Thin models come from the factory with reels installed, making delivery to the customer as easy as possible. 
Choose your engine and reel option and we will do the rest. 

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