Landscaping Biz ‘Changes Status Quo’ : CEG

Loading material with the JCB 409 rubber-tyred loader.

When Ryan Thrasher left the Army, he opened a landscaping company in San Antonio, Texas. Five years later he packed up his family and moved from San Antonio to Maine, where his business, Canyon Springs Landscapinghas matured and diversified.

According to Thrasher, the company’s goal is “to change the status quo of landscaping providers by providing intuitive, industry-leading solutions and ensuring that all projects are completed to the highest industry standards, with customer service a top priority and the promise of quality.” . “

The company offers a variety of services including landscaping, hardscaping, water features, road and path construction, and aquascaping.

“We pride ourselves on being a one-stop shop,” said Thrasher.

Being a one-stop-shop requires a wide variety of equipment, and Thrasher’s preferred brand is JCB.

On the site of a recent project – building an indoor equestrian arena including a gravel road in southern Maine – Canyon Springs Landscaping had a choice of JCB Earth moving equipment including a 48Z excavator, a 409 loader, a 260T tracked skid steer loader, and a 190 wheel skid steer loader.

“I’m a huge JCB fan,” said Thrasher. “They are by far the best machines I’ve ever ridden and I’ve driven a lot of machines. In my opinion they are unbeatable. We use them in our snow removal. We don’t have to worry about slippage, tipping over or problems.” with attachments, which is very important. I never have to crawl under a bucket of the way their system is set up. The cab offers better visibility, which is always a plus.

“The JCB 409 wheel loader is also a big part of our fleet. It has a high-speed axle that allows it to really zoom around. It definitely increased production on this project. The JCB 48Z excavator was another great addition. It’s surprising strong for its size. We use it in every job we do and it certainly saves us a lot of shoveling. “

Thrasher also values ​​the JCB’s convenience and reputation for safety.

“We use these machines for plowing in winter. After a big storm, we can sit in the cab of a skid steer loader or loader for up to 20 or 30 hours at a time, so comfort is key. Whenever extra safety measures come into play.” That’s a big bonus, especially the way the skid steer loader is constructed with the side entry cab. “

Dealer support key

Canyon Springs Landscaping’s JCB dealer is Alta Equipment Companyand Thrasher has no hesitation in referring the dealer – and its sales rep – to its employees, including other landscaping companies.

“The people behind the dealership are very important to us. Our representative from Alta Equipment Company is Richard Loabe and he has been incredibly helpful. He regularly goes above and beyond to help us. He will pick up parts for us and or drop off.” get in touch with the right people when we need assistance. And it’s not just Richard. Alta’s service department was great. We had a difficult situation in the middle of the night plowing and Alta’s service department had a response to us in half an hour with us on site.

“Parts are usually available to us. The longest time I’ve ever had to wait for a part has been three days, and that’s by far the exception to the rule.”

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