Compact Equipment Provides Maneuverability

By Aram Kalousdian | September 28, 2010

An approximately $180,000 project that included the installation of landscaping, sod and an irrigation system was done this summer at Caswell Town Center on Rochester Road in Troy. United Lawnscape, Inc., of Washington Township, was the prime contractor for the project.

Todd Delano, senior operations manager for United Lawnscape, Inc., said challenges on the project included the heat and keeping the large site irrigated.

United Lawnscape used a Case skid steer, a Case 221 front-end loader, mini-excavators, and Takeuchi track skid steers. Delano said that the compact equipment has worked well on the smaller islands at the site. "They've worked quite well with the smaller islands. There were a lot of trees and people that we had to work around. Having the smaller equipment to maneuver around everything was quite a bonus," Delano said.

The project included over 100 trees and approximately 2,000 bushes and plants. The project included planting maple trees, London Plane Trees, sycamore trees, elm trees, oak trees, evergreen trees, ornamental grasses, perennials, daylilies, black-eyed susans, and roses.

Subcontractors for the project included Trost Irrigation, of Lake Orion, and Westlake Development, of Utica (sod).


Project: Caswell Town Center landscaping in Troy

Prime contractor: United Lawnscape, Inc., of Washington Township

Cost: Approximately $180,000