Test Drives

  • Oregon Gator Blades

    Oregon is well known around the world for producing quality cutting products including blades and chainsaw equipment. Many would not be aware that the original blades on their mowers are quite...

  • Power Flex® 42-Volt CS 4235 Chainsaw

    Another great tool for the landscape industry is the Power Flex® 42-volt CS 4235 Chainsaw. As mentioned in previous articles, these tools are manufactured in Germany and distributed here in Australia...

  • Yanmar V100 Wheel Loader

    It is always a lot of fun for us here at LCM when we get to step up into bigger machinery and toss a bit of earth and other heavy-duty material...

  • AEG 18V FUSION Jet Blower

    The AEG 18V FUSION Jet Blower is the latest innovation designed to suit the landscape maintenance industry and for those homeowners wanting extreme performance! This new-to-the-market compact unit has the claim...

  • Kanga DT835

    Over the last two decades as both a commercial landscaper and structural landscaper I have managed to crank up some pretty substantial hours operating a vast range of machinery. Thinking back...

  • ECHO CSG-7410ES Concrete Cutter

    There are several reasons why you should spend five minutes properly reading this review on the ECHO CSG-7410ES Concrete Cutter. The first is that it produces the highest cutting torque in...

  • CAT® 302 CR Mini Excavator

    The name “Caterpillar or Cat” for most folk, evokes visions of heavy mining equipment, loaders and excavators ripping large chunks of earth out of the ground. As much as that hasn’t...

  • Toro TEMPUS™ DC Series Controller

    One of the most challenging and expensive aspects of fitting automatic timers to irrigation systems is the need for 240V power to operate the timer and solenoid valves. It is often...

  • Power Flex® ST S19 Combo 42V Mower

    This is the second impressive tool in the 42-volt Power Flex® battery range I have tested from German company solo by AL-KO, which is distributed here in Australia by the reputable...

  • Ferris® ISX 800 Zero-Turn Mower

    Ferris was the first zero-turn mower manufacturer to bring comfort to operators man years ago with their suspension technology. At the time of writing and prior to its Australian release I...

  • Pellenc Rasion 2 Self Propelled Mower

    French company Pellenc are among the world’s leaders in lithium-ion battery and brushless electric motor developers and manufacturers. I first tested their products over 10 years ago and they were exceptional...

  • AEG 58V Brushcutter

    The newest product to hit the market in AEG’s 58V range of landscape maintenance equipment is the bike handle brushcutter. It’s a smart looking piece of gear and performed better than...

  • Ditch Witch SK755 Mini Skid Steer

    If you’re a tradie who works on sites that regularly include moving materials like palettes of cement, large amounts of sand, gravel or road base, or even digging holes for posts...

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