Dig Up The Proper Landscape Equipment

The landscaping industry is taking up a growing segment of the construction market.

Companies, both big and small, can tackle a wide variety of projects if they have the proper equipment.

Having the proper machinery in your fleet can make a huge difference in the success of your landscaping company.

Whether you’re working on a small residential job or a large corporate project, having a versatile selection of machinery in your fleet can help you get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Landscaping jobs encompass many of the same duties of other construction work: earthmoving, excavating, irrigation, paving, grading and hoisting.

Your immediate and future needs will determine whether renting or buying landscaping equipment is the best option. 

Companies that are just starting out may find renting best suits their budget and demand. On the other hand, more established contractors – knowing they will likely use the machinery frequently and having the budget to purchase more equipment – could very well determine buying is their best option. 

The following pieces of equipment will be heavily utilized by most landscaping contractors.

Compact Track Loaders

These machines are used for digging, loading, grading and carrying landscape material. Compact track loaders are highly maneuverable and versatile machines for a variety of landscaping work. The tracks distribute the machine’s weight over a larger surface, making them ideal for wet or sandy terrain.


Excavators are useful for drainage trenching and installing irrigation systems and can be combined with attachments such as augers, buckets and thumbs. The equipment can also be used to clear lots, as an excavator will easily knock down trees and pick them up for loading.


Dozers can serve as the backbone of your operation when you need to move large amounts of material.  They are versatile machines used for dozing, ripping, scraper work, land clearing and finish grading, among other tasks.

Backhoe Loaders

A perfect choice for smaller contractors because of their dual nature, backhoe loaders are one of the most common pieces of landscaping equipment. When paired with an assortment of attachments, backhoe loaders can do the work of many machines.

Wheel Loaders

Wheel loaders deliver high performance with versatility, strength and durability with superior control. These machines can be used for digging, loading, grading and carrying materials.