The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri is located near the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The park was established to commemorate several historical events and is maintained by the National Park Service. With its beautiful pristine lawns sloping down towards the Mississippi River, this 91 acre memorial park sits on the site of the original city of St. Louis and consists of the Old Courthouse; the Museum of Westward Expansion and probably the most well known icon of the city, The Gateway Arch. The Gateway Arch towers over the city of St. Louis as a reflective symbol of the western expansion of the country during the nineteenth century. Standing at 630 feet, this stainless steel structure is a marvel of modern engineering.
The seven Steiner brothers of Orrville, Ohio, recently took a road trip to St. Louis and while there, they visited the grounds crew that so immaculately maintain the National Park area and to see how they use Ventrac tractors, which are designed and manufactured by the Steiner brothers. They met with Jim Jacobs, Gardener Supervisor, and his crew, to catch a glimpse of just how they keep the park in its amazing state all year round.
The Grounds Crew with the Seven Steiner Brothers
With spring in full force and summer right around the corner, we are seeing how customers rely on their Ventrac tractors and attachments to take them from season to season. Many are armed for the upcoming warmer season with mowers, slip scoops or blades. We would like to feature some lawn service owners who talk about how this mighty, durable machine takes them from removing winter snow on city sidewalks to the spring season of mowing, mulching, moving soil and beyond.
Rear Discharge mower deck on Ventrac 4000 series tractor
Have you ever wondered what all the buzz is about with rear discharge mowers? You hear good things and not so good things about how they work, what they will or will not do. Some people just love them and others… not so much. Let’s take a look at what a great rear discharge mower can offer.
Ventrac finish mower striping at NC State University
Keeping the main campus grounds at NC State University in pristine condition can be a never ending job. Supervisor, Mark Tennant and grounds crewman, Aaron Pettite, make it look easy. They enjoy working outdoors for the North Carolina State grounds management department and love the equipment they use to get their work done. They work together to keep the university looking it’s best with, as Mark says, “a very well built machine,” a Ventrac compact tractor.
Ventrac is pleased to announce new updates to the KC180 Stump Grinder
Ventrac KC180 Stump Grinder
attachment. Designed for the 4000 Series tractors, the KC180 is now built with new high performance cutting teeth and a newly designed rotor.
New Ventrac Home Page
An exciting newly designed website has just been launched. The new website at www.ventrac.com has dynamic new features as well as additional product information, Ventrac Advantage pages, loads of new video and outstanding photo galleries.
More Ventrac Snow videos submitted on YouTube by Ventrac operators.
Hi….here we are again with some video that Ventrac users have posted on YouTube. It’s exciting to see the enthusiasm that customers show while they operate their Ventrac. We enjoy getting videos from customers to see the performance they get from their Ventrac tractors and how much fun they have while using them.
Watch Jack's Contour Video on YouTube
Ventrac is the ultimate machine for mowing uneven terrain. The Ventrac Contour Mower Deck will go where other mowers dare not.
We are again featuring Jack Wiley, who uses his Ventrac Turbo Diesel and attachments to do a multitude of tasks. Jack sent us a video of his tractor in operation with an 84″ contour mower deck. Continue Reading
Watch Jack's Tough Cut on a Slope video on YouTube
Ventrac is the ultimate tractor when it comes to mowing steep banks, slopes and hills.
Ventrac customer, Jack Wiley, demonstrates in his video just how secure it is to mow with his 4000 series Ventrac. Jack mows banks with up to 28 degree slope and not only is his tractor stable and secure, thetough cut mower does a fantastic job finishing off the tough, unruly weeds at the same time. Continue Reading
Ventrac Blade as seen on the Ashville Citizen Times
A friend sent me a website featuring a Citizen-Times news article about the snow that just recently hit North Carolina. As I was clicking through the pictures, I was pretty excited to see a couple of Ventrac tractors working hard to clear driveways and parking lots of the snow!
Check out the story and click through the pictures to see Ventrac at work.