To be a professional athlete, it takes hard work and dedication. It takes toughness and durability to reach peak performance. Preparation requires research and study to stay on top of the game. Former New York Giants Super Bowl XXV Quarterback, Jeff Hostetler, knows all about what it takes. We recently spoke with Jeff at his home, where he talked with us about his professional career and how he maintains his home and property with a Ventrac tractor.
New to our network of Ventrac dealers are the CNY family of stores in Central New York. For our dealer spotlight we will start with their New Holland Binghamton dealership….here is their story. Glad to have you on board!
Ever wonder just how many things you can do with a Ventrac? Well…wonder no more! Our newest videos will give you plenty of inspiration and more ideas than you could ever dream of. For Jack Wiley, of Moline, Illinois, having over 35 attachments for his Ventrac is normal. While most people might consider mowing a chore….it is his passion…his hobby….something he absolutely loves. Jack loves his Ventrac and how easy the tractor allows him to do more than he ever thought possible. Operating his tractor is an every day occurrence. Enjoy the videos!
Slope Mowing with Ventrac - Jack Wiley explains why Ventrac all wheel drive compact articulating tractors excel on slopes. Wiley explains why Ventrac is safer and causes less turf damage on slopes than other tractors. This clip also explains safety requirements for slope operation. Wiley is a retired engineer and currently resides in Moline, IL where he manages his property with slopes up to 28 degrees.
More Than a Mower - Jack Wiley describes how he uses his Ventrac for much more than mowing steep grades. Wiley owns over 35 attachments that he uses with his Ventrac. “It is a hobby,” Wiley says. “It’s a passion. I’m a tractor guy.” Wiley is a retired engineer and currently resides in Moline, IL where he manages his property and helps out his neighbors, church, and a nearby wetland preserve.
To see these and more recent Ventrac video releases, visit the Ventrac Compact Tractors YouTube Channel or click on the links above.
Last week, two employees from Ventrac, Dan Swartz and Roscoe Lehman traveled to Huntsville, Alabama for the Siemens Solid Edge ST4 Global Launch Event. The Ventrac Engineering Department currently uses the Solid Edge ST3 CAD system to design equipment, such as the MJ840 Contour Mowing Deck. Solid Edge hosted the event to introduce new users, as well as current users, to the newest ST4 version of the software. Packed with tips and ideas, technical training and opportunities to interact with Solid Edge users from around the world, the event helped Dan and Roscoe get a better idea of what the ST4 version can do for Ventrac. Continue Reading
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!
If you would like more information about Ventrac, you can visit our website at www.ventrac.com to request a free catalog or find a dealer near you. You can view more Ventrac videos on the Ventrac Youtube Channel.
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.