Professional Tool Reviews for Pros

Outdoor Power Equipment Reviews

Our outdoor power equipment reviews include lawnmowers, riding mowers, zero turn mowers, hedge trimmers, string trimmers, edgers, blowers, and chainsaws. More than that, our OPE reviews hit on both gas and cordless battery powered tools. Recently, we even checked out the Husqvarna Automower 315 Robotic lawn mower and saw what’s possible when you combine robotics with cordless tech. Outdoor Power Equipment Reviews for Pro Landscapers If you’re a landscaping Pro, you want to make sure your crew is doing their work quickly and efficiently. Zero turns, for example, are not all designed the same. Some cut more quickly than others, while others have the build quality to last. For string trimmers, we look for max line size, speed, and ergonomics. You want power, but you also want to be able to operate a tool all day long with ease. Ergonomics and vibration consistently get more attention from organizations like OSHA and NIOSH.

Review8.9(out of 10)
Echo CS590 chainsaw


When I was asked to review the Echo Timber Wolf CS-590 chainsaw as a heavy-duty saw, I’ll admit that I was a bit skeptical. I am used to some of the other big-name commercial saws and Echo just is not a brand that is traditionally mentioned in that mix. As I began to take a […]

Oregon 40V Max Trimmer Chainsaw Pole Saw Preview

We’re excited to see the Outdoor Power Equipment sector of the industry grow. As battery packs have gone from humble beginnings to now 36 volts and beyond, companies like Oregon are leading the way in keeping our property maintenance tools cordless while helping us ditch the gas cans. The Oregon 40V Max lineup is expanding […]

Cub Cadet Pro Z 148S EFI Commercial Zero Turn Mower application

Cub Cadet Pro Z 148S EFI Commercial Zero Turn Mower

As part of Cub Cadet’s Z 100 Series, the Pro Z 148S commercial mower offers a drive system that features 4-wheel steering for great maneuverability. The Kohler Confidant EFI closed loop EZT-740 engine has a heavy-duty air filtration system for high-performance and durability. With a commercial quality Hydro-Gear ZT3400 12 cc transmission the Z 148S cuts at up to 9.5/10 mph. […]

Toro GrandStand MULTI FORCE Stand-on Mower (74523) application

Toro GrandStand Multi Force Stand-on Mower (74523)

The Toro GrandStand Multi Force Stand-on Mower (74523) is a multi-season mower. A plow, blower, power brush and bagging accessory can all be attached to this stand-on mower. Besides being a multipurpose product, the GrandStand Multi Force 74523 offers a cutting deck built to withstand extreme conditions and demanding operations. The cutting deck is equipped with a durable bull-nose bumper, […]

John Deere Z915B Zero Turn Mower application

John Deere Z915B Zero Turn Mower

The John Deere Z915B zero turn mower is part of ZTrak Z900 B Series of mowers. It’s powered by a 25 hp (18.6 kW) gas engine, an air-cooled, vertical shaft engine. The Z915B engine is loaded with features such as overhead valve design for better fuel efficiency, full-pressure lubrication with full-flow filter that reduces engine wear, easy-access dual […]

Snapper 550Z Zero Turn Riding Mower

Snapper 550Z Zero Turn Riding Mower

The Snapper 550Z zero turn riding mower is a pitched as a professional-grade product. This zero turn mower has a welded, all-steel construction with a steel front axle and all-steel, wrap-around engine enclosure. With Snapper’s Hydro-Gear ZT-3100 hydrostatic transaxle technology, and its wide, heavy-duty 52-inch and 61-inch fabricated mower decks, the Snapper 550Z provides a smooth cut. Also, the zero turn mower features a […]

Ferris IS 2100Z Zero Turn Mower application

Ferris IS 2100Z Zero Turn Mower

With a Vanguard 810cc EFI engine, the Ferris IS 2100Z zero turn mower reduces fuel consumption by up to 25 percent. Actually, you can also pair the IS 2100Z mower with Ferris’ dual commercial Hydro-Gear ZT-4400 transaxle system along with your choice of engine options from Kawasaki and Kohler, or Vanguard. The Ferris IS 2100Z zero turn mower is equipped […]

Poulan Pro P54ZXT Zero Turn Mower

Poulan Pro P54ZXT Zero Turn Mower

The Poulan Pro P54ZXT zero turn mower uses a 22 HP Briggs & Stratton Professional Series engine. The zero turn radius mower comes with a 46-inch twin blade stamped and reinforced steel deck. It supports collect, mulch, and side ejection modes. The Poulan Pro P54ZXT has a deck thickness of 13-gauge, and cutting height between 1.5 and 4-inches with six cutting height […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
Jackson Total Control wheelbarrow

Jackson Total Control Wheelbarrow with Flat Free Tire Review

This is going to be a short review. It is, after all a wheelbarrow. But a common problem with wheelbarrows is that the front tires tend to go flat, particularly when you’re coming off a ledge when carrying a large weight. Concrete is not kind to single-wheel wheelbarrows. Two-wheel models help considerably, but they lack […]

Exmark Laser Z E-Series Zero Turn Mower application

Exmark Laser Z E-Series Zero Turn Mower

The Exmark Laser Z E-Series Zero Turn Mower is designed for professional landscape contractors with features like a welded, heavy duty, tubular steel one-piece body frame. Available engine options include Kawasaki V-Twin engines and the Kohler Command EFI engine. Its Exmark hydro drive system offers an easy to change belt and is simplified with no hoses to leak. The Ultracut series […]