Test Drives

  • New AEG 18V and 58V OPE Attachments

    AEG seems to have a never ending range of landscape maintenance equipment, continuing to release new tools to the ever expanding battery powered market. I tested AEG’s latest OPE attachments on...

  • Wacker Neuson SM325-27W Mini Loader

    When it comes to the power and performance of the SM325-27W – exclusively designed for Wacker Neuson by Dingo Australia – you will quickly realise it’s all about the pressure and...

  • Bushranger 800SP Self Propelled Mower

    The Australian-owned Bushranger brand is quickly becoming a powerful force in the commercial landscape maintenance industry. Bushranger’s new self-propelled commercial machine is designed to take on proven heavyweights in the commercial...

  • Pellenc Excelion Alpha Line Trimmer

    I’ve used loads of Pellenc products and I’m always excited to test their gear. The first was around 12 years ago and they never seem to disappoint. Pellenc were producing quality...

  • OzDiggers OD-130T Tracked Loader

    It’s not every day you get to see a new player in the Australian market, which has been designed here in Australia for our rugged conditions. When I heard we were...

  • Ferris® SRS™ Z1 Stand-On Mower

    Stand-on mowers have been huge in America for many years, and there has been an enormous surge in popularity in Australia over the last couple of years, especially smaller sized machines....

  • Huski M-38U Zero Tail Swing Mini Excavator

    Landscapers looking for an excellent zero tail swing mini excavator with impressive reliability, stacked with operator features and reliable power, Toyota Material Handling’s Huski brand is expanding their product line-up with...

  • Bushranger Spartan SRTXD 61” EFI Zero Turn Mower

    New to the country thanks to Australian owned Powerup Lawncare Products is the American made Spartan commercial zero-turn mower. It is a smart-looking piece of equipment and will be creating some...

  • Power Flex® 42-Volt GT 4235 Brushcutter

    The GT 4235 Brushcutter is another tool I have tested in the Power Flex® 42-volt landscape maintenance range. The Power Flex® range of landscape maintenance tools are manufactured by German company...

  • Cub Cadet PRO Z 554 S Zero Turn Mower

    The Cub Cadet PRO Z 554 is the second steering wheel zero-turn mower I have tested in the Cub Cadet commercial range. It is smaller than the 900 series mowers, but...

  • AEG 58V Brushless Backpack Blower

    Another tool in the expanding AEG 58V landscape maintenance equipment range is the brushless backpack blower, designed for taking on larger areas that most battery powered blowers aren’t capable of. The...

  • Cat® 259D3 Compact Track Loader and Cat® 246D3 Skid Steer

    Imagine a machine so advanced for its time that some 20 years on the majority of its well spec’d list of features still reside (albeit profoundly advanced and modified) in its...

  • Wacker Neuson Telehandler TH412

    Landscapers often face considerable challenges when moving material on site, from large chunks of sandstone to tonnes of pavers, palettes of grass, or even cement. When space is non-existent and manoeuvrability,...

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