THE PITCH: Toro’s Z Master 7500-G is designed to keep crew numbers to a minimum and

THE PITCH: Toro’s Z Master 7500-G is designed to keep crew numbers to a minimum and enhance productivity. THE PITCH: With an all-new suspension system, the Ferris ISX3300 offers a mechanical upgrade and a new look. THE PITCH: Hustler’s Super 88 zero-turn features the cut quality of a 54-inch deck and productivity of an 88-inch cut. THE PITCH: The Parker HTE Series transmission is designed to last longer while delivering more power, a quieter performance and 10% better fuel efficiency than previous models. THE PITCH: The Z955R machine is equipped with a Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) engine, and is designed to increase fuel efficiency and productivity during long days of work. When Ross Heinen first tried smart irrigation controllers nearly a decade ago, he and his company were unimpressed. He found the products to be inconsistent. Email alerts never came when systems were failing, or working out the bugs in systems brought more fatigue than implementing the systems was actually worth. Explaining the potential perks to customers was also difficult, especially when the systems overpromised and underdelivered. But now, Heinen says he’s hopped back on the bandwagon because the tec...

Dominion Energy has responded to calls for electric deregulation in the form of an op-ed by

Dominion Energy has responded to calls for electric deregulation in the form of an op-ed by William Murray, senior vice president of corporate affairs and communications. His argument: We tried deregulation once, it didn’t work, and the arrangement we have now works just fine. Electric deregulation was “in fashion” in the 1990s,” he wrote in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “It promised lower prices and more choices for customers. What really happened was something quite different. In fact, electric rates in deregulated states are more than one-third higher today than rates in states that have retained regulation.” Moreover, Murray argued, 1990s-era deregulation did nothing to make the electric grid stronger, more secure, and more resilient — “pressing needs today in the face of threats such as cyberattacks from hostile nation-states.” To the contrary, deregulation invited predatory players like Enron into the system, leading to price spikes in New England, Maryland, Delaware and California. The outcome in California was particularly disastrous, bringing rollouts and widespread economic chaos. Maybe his argument stands up, maybe it doesn’t. This may sound like a cop-out, but we need...