No one really wants to think about snow and ice in the middle of the summer, but next week we are heading to an industry show that is all about the wintery stuff! It is time for the Snow and Ice Management Association’s 14th Annual Snow and Ice Symposium. This year, held in Schaumburg, Illinois, the show promises to provide snow professionals with the newest trends and best practices in snow and ice management.
Mowing difficult terrains can be quite a challenge…some lawns are simple and some go to the extreme, whether it may be a lawn on a rooftop, a lawn with obstacles or steep slopes to mow. The May edition of Turf Magazine features an article aptly named, “Navigating Difficult Lawns.” The author wrote with the intentions to inform readers on finding and using the right tools and techniques for mowing some of the most difficult and extreme lawnscapes across the country.
Every year, for two weekends in January, the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario hosts their annual Canadian National Pond Hockey Tournament. Last year, our blog featured some amazing shots of the event and their 26 ice rinks, where 1200 games are played throughout the course of the tournament. But this year we got a closer view of the action thanks to Connect Equipment. Connect, one of our Canadian Ventrac dealers, shot some footage of the event and sent it to our talented video editors here at Ventrac, Mark and Denver. They put their finishing touches on the video and put together a fantastic rendition of some of the weekend’s activities. And of course, Ventrac equipment was responsible for keeping the rinks cleared between every game. And they did an awesome job of that!
It was evident the participants had a great time and it was another successful event for Deerhurst Resort!
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This article is about the power, finesse, elegant style, speed, durability, and versatility of Ventrac… on a soccer field. To be more precise, what happens when you put a team of Ventrac employees on a soccer field to play (not to mow, stripe, aerate, seed or landscape, etc.).
For the last several years Ventrac employees have participated in a local indoor soccer league at the Dalton YMCA. This year 12 teams made up of high school, business, and other acquaintances, participated in the league. Each team consisted of 5 players on the field at a time. It is a highly competitive league made up of several solid teams and year after year, Ventrac has managed to finish at or near the top. Continue Reading
Here at Ventrac we are always pleased to bring on great dealers to carry our products. One of our newest dealerships to carry the Ventrac line is Scott’s Power Equipment in St. Louis, MO. Besides St. Louis, they have 2 more locations in Missouri at Wentzville and Arnold, with a 4th location in O’Fallon, Illinois. Read more about Scott’s Power in today’s post and how they have created a dealership focused on helping their customers find exactly what they need and why they chose Ventrac.
A news article came across my desk last week. I know, that doesn’t sound like a big deal, but the subject of the article was very close to the heart of a Ventrac employee, Eric Fodor. Our local newspaper wrote the story about Eric’s sister, Alyssa Fodor. Alyssa and Eric experienced the tragic loss of their grandfather several years ago due to a tractor rollover accident. As I read through the text of this article, I thought it was very thought provoking and was something that needed to be shared with our readers. Maybe you have had a similar experience as the Fodor family, and even if you have not, hopefully we can help Alyssa in her quest to take a horrible accident and give it a higher purpose. She now makes it her passion and mission to develop programs to make sure tractors are equipped with ROPS (rollover protective structures) in hopes that other families may avoid the pain her family went through. Continue Reading
Our dealers are a highly valued part of our company. We would like to recognize one of our newest dealers in the blog this week. Clinton Tractor and Implement of Clinton, New York is now a proud dealer of Ventrac! Owned by the Calidonna family, Clinton Tractor has been a family-owned and family-run business for over 50 years.
THIS JUST IN! The newest video is out that sets the standard on sidewalk snow! Up now on YouTube is a fun clip on a serious problem contractors encounter every winter, but it shows how capable Ventrac is when it comes to clearing sidewalks. Ventrac is definitely setting the standard! Great work from the Ventrac video crew!
Last week, we had the pleasure of a visit to our facilities from a leader in the snow industry. Why is this exciting? And why write about it? Because this is really BIG. Those of you in the snow industry will recognize him as the foremost snow and ice industry consultant in the country today, with 35+ years experience – the one and only, Mr. John Allin.