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John Deere Riding Mowers at Home Depot

John Deere Riding Mowers at Home Depot

Last month we visited one of the John Deere plants near Augusta, Georgia and were the first to check out their new lineup of utility tractors, zero-turn mowers and riding mowers. These tractors and riding mowers are targeted to the residential consumer or hobby farmer and since we have almost […]

John Deere 1026R Sub-Compact Tractor Review

John Deere 1026R Sub-Compact Tractor Review

Our tour of the John Deere manufacturing facility in Augusta, GA was amazing and testing the latest tractors and riding mowers was definitely the highlight. Our photos and videos from the event have been getting a lot of attention so we wanted to share a bit more detail regarding some […]

John Deere 1023E Sub-Compact Tractor Review

John Deere 1023E Sub-Compact Tractor Review

We’ve had a ton of interest in our John Deere tractor articles so we thought we should provide even more detail on their newest utility tractors. We’ll start with the base model from their new 1-series the 1023E sub-compact tractor. Features The 1023E is built for the homeowner but that […]

New John Deere Utility Tractors

New John Deere Utility Tractors

The highlight of our John Deere factory tour was the introduction of a new lineup of sub-compact utility tractors that will replace their current 2305 model. The new series 1 tractors include the 1023E and 1026R. Functionality and versatility are the same on both tractors but the 1026R has more […]

Craftsman Lawn Tractor Does Cut Corners

Craftsman Lawn Tractor Does Cut Corners

At the Builders Show Craftsman introduced a technology breakthrough in lawn tractors. While this doesn’t sound that exciting, keep reading. One of the most difficult tasks when mowing a lawn on a sit-down tractor is cutting into tight spaces. If you can’t make the turn you have to go wide […]

2011 Light Duty Truck Showdown

2011 Light Duty Truck Showdown

Are you shopping for the ultimate work truck? The options on light-duty trucks keep growing to include increased comfort, power, and fuel-efficiency. We don’t hide our love for our 2001 F-150 which is still going strong but the 2011 models from the big 3 and a few imports have us […]

Transport Your Building Materials in Any Weather

Transport Your Building Materials in Any Weather

If you’re hauling plywood or drywall in the back of your pickup or open trailer, it’s best if the materials stay dry and out of the elements. This can be a problem living in the Pacific Northwest or somewhere that rains and snows often and you don’t have a covered […]

Rider Lawn Mowers Go Upscale

Rider Lawn Mowers Go Upscale

If you’ve got a big enough lawn that requires a riding mower then the time is now to shop for some great new offerings. Manufacturers are now realizing the strength of the market and have developed some lawn mowers that have features once reserved only for autos. You can pay […]

Trucks, Motorcycles and NASCAR at the National Hardware Show

Trucks, Motorcycles and NASCAR at the National Hardware Show

What sells product at the National Hardware Show? Trucks, Motorcycles and NASCAR. Here’s a selection of our favorites from the show. No Hybrids allowed.

Carmix – Your Personal Concrete Mixer Truck

Carmix – Your Personal Concrete Mixer Truck

Out of all the work trucks we saw at the 2010 Builders’ Show the Carmix One was the coolest. It’s a self-loading concrete mixer that’s perfect for when you need a lot more concrete than a wheel barrow can provide and you need it in multiple spots quickly. It’s also […]

Ford, DeWALT and Microsoft Build the Ultimate Work Truck

Ford, DeWALT and Microsoft Build the Ultimate Work Truck

The toughest consumer electronic device we saw at CES 2010 came in the form of a beefed up Ford F-350 that was wrapped in DeWALT tools and featured Microsoft’s mobile office as part of Ford’s Work Solutions that’s available in their line of trucks.

Your Truck is Your Castle

Your Truck is Your Castle

The auto industry is facing a crisis unlike any they’ve ever experienced. This morning GM announced it’s plans for filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy and it looks as though Chrysler which is currently in bankruptcy re-organization will be sold to Fiat. Ford is the only manufacturer of the Big 3 that […]