Archive for January, 2010

Rental Pulse Gets A Face Lift

January 31, 2010 Leave a comment

Rental Pulse revamps website, with a new look.

Welcome to the new look for Rental Pulse. It may look a little different, but it still delivers our complete coverage of all segments of the equipment rental industry as well as risk management tips, American Rental Association (ARA) news and much more.

P.S. Thank You, we are fans of the new look over the old.

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Categories: News, Rental Equipment

Whitetail Deer Capture: Aztec Rental Was On Board

January 30, 2010 3 comments

One of Aztec’s own got to go on a whitetail deer capture in South Texas.

Gary joined Macy Ledbetter, one of Texas’s leading wildlife biologist, on the wildlife management adventure, put on by Whitetail Domains. On the South Texas Ranch the team split up into two crews. The “air” crew used a helicopter to spot and net the deer. While the “ground” crew quickly retrieved and secured the deer for transportation. Gary was apart of the ground crew.

Watch video here.

Watch Gary with Aztec Rental, as he takes part in a recent helicopter deer capture in South Texas. We were sure happy to have him along for the ride.

[Whitetail Domains] Grow, Manage, and Preserve Trophy Deer.
[Spring Creek Outdoors] Macy Ledbetter

ARA – The Rental Show Feb. 7-10

January 29, 2010 Leave a comment

The annual American Rental Association (ARA) “Rental Show” is just around the corner.

Rental Show logo

See new products, full product lines, and get “show specials” on equipment.

The Rental Show
February 7-10
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

FamousDC We Apoligize and Thank You

January 27, 2010 3 comments

We hope FamousDC shows a little mercy on us!

Just found out that linked one of our posts to their site.

So we would like to APOLOGIZE to FamousDC for not recognizing this earlier and say THANK YOU for the love!

Synopsis of  (we did a little poking around, after we got our heads out of the sand):

FamousDC will keep you up to date of all things worthy from Capitol Hill. 

NO WORRIES: No need for a suite and tie. Not your typical political jargon site, it’s more politics with a twist of humor. They give you news, updates and any/all shenanigans from washington.  great site!

Famous DC covers the famous-for-DC intersection of politics, media and sports.

Whether you’re heading to the water cooler, power lunching at the Cap Grille, or leaving the office early for Cantina Marina – get your talking points here.

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Categories: Backfilled

Are You Going Hunting Again?

January 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Attention: All hunters that are married, have a girlfriend or just seeing someone, we found your next excuse to go hunting!

….or it could help you get divorced or lose that girlfriend of yours.

We will let you decide if you want to use it or not, and deal with the consequences!

We apologize for the terrible quality, but couldn’t resist showing it.

Got to love [Jeff Foxworthy]

Categories: Humor, Hunting & Wildlife

Going Green? Ferris IS3100 Propane Mower

January 27, 2010 236 comments

Landscapers: Get A Leg Up On Your Competition. 

Landscapers have you been thinking about going green? Maybe you have some clients that have started asking you about alternative fuels.          

We have a few of our landscape customers that have told us, that some jobs they are bidding will only accept bids from companies that can do the job with “greener” equipment.          

Here is an option to help you get those customers: The Ferris IS3100 Propane Zero Turn Mower         

Ferris Propane Mower; Going Green

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Now we are not saying you need to come to Aztec Rental right now and change you entire fleet out to Propane powered units (although we would greatly appreciate it).  What we are saying is that you might want to think about getting at least one for your fleet, so you have a leg up on your competition.    

How does it get you ahead? I am sure you can think of some reasons, but here are 4 simple ones:   

1) You will be able to bid on those jobs that are requiring “greener” equipment   

2) You can advertise that you are doing your part and have “green” equipment, which can be very attractive to some clients.     

3) Some of you may know,  but many cities have “Ozone Action Days” which bans the use of gasoline fueled commercial mowers before 1:00 P.M.  Your company might have fallen victim to this and your business has been shut down during this time. The Ferris propane powered IS® 3100ZP meets all emission requirements by the Environmental Protection Agency, and will keep you operational during “Ozone Action Days.”         

4) As we all know there is always talk about more EPA “standards” or “greener” requirements being put into action, so be a ahead of the game and think about instituting a propane powered unit into your fleet.       

There is also a bonus benifit for those of you in Texas.  I am not sure how many other states are doing this but worth the research to find out.  Texas Clean Cities is offering rebates to landscapers who purchase propane powered lawn mowers.  The rebate can reach as much as $2,500 per unit.  Think of the savings this gives you on the purchase price of one of these units. 

Commercial Propane Mower – [guidelines]
Commercial Propane Mower Rebates – [ Frequently Asked Questions

Ferris propane power mowers paired with Ferris’ patented suspension technology, with all of the benefits we just mentioned makes this machine a very attractive package!     


  •  895cc Vanguard BIG BLOCK V-Twin, which is only engine the industry that is designed specifically for propane use. The Briggs Big Block is a total dedicated propane engine with specially hardened valves to with stand the higher octain of propane fuel.
  •  Vanguard™ BIG BLOCK™ engines are designed to meet the proposed 2012 EPA emission standards.
  •  This Propane engine produces 30% fewer smog forming emissions.
  •  Carburetor designed specifically for Propane use
  •  Fuel system designed to conform to NFPA 58 – 2002
  • Vanguard™ BIG BLOCK™ quality and durability with 2-year commercial warranty
  •  Provides automotive-like starting with NO need for a choke lever, with Ready Start™ technology
  •  Specially designed with Vapor withdrawal fuel tanks to insure consistent and hassle free operation, superior to Liquid withdrawal systems
  •  Fans mounted on top of hydro pumps assist in cooling of pump and repelling debris.
  •  Easy access oil drain for ease of maintenance.


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Categories: Ferris Mowers, Landscaping

B20 BioDiesel Approved for use In Ferris IS5100 Mower

January 26, 2010 7 comments

B20 BioDiesel Approved For Use with Ferris IS 5100Z Models with the 33.5 Caterpillar diesel engine.

The Ferris IS 5100Z powered by a 33.5-hp (model 3013C) Caterpillar diesel engine can now utilize B20 Biodiesel as an acceptable fuel source. The approval follows successful testing that was performed by Caterpillar. The results of those tests indicated trouble-free operation. The IS 5100Z features an environmentally-friendly sound package designed to absorb and reduce engine noise for improved operator and bystander comfort.

“This announcement is another example of Ferris’ commitment to innovation,” said Bill Shea, Vice President of Sales & Marketing Commercial Products for the Briggs & Stratton Yard Power Products Group. “Now we are able to offer our customers yet another alternative fuel option.”

[Ferris IS5100 Mower]

Full Ferris Industries Press Release.

Categories: Equipment, Ferris Mowers, News