It's Jim Kendrick, publisher of TURF Magazine. I received a bunch of great responses to the post (above) which Chuck has been gracious enough to keep at the top of this page. Problem: we're still not getting enough equipment lined up from manufacturers to do a steady "field test" thing going in the magazine. My new pitch: Please ... consider a piece of equipment (or more than one) that you or your crew uses frequently. Write me a few paragraphs about how good it is .. or what flaws it has -- what you would suggest to the manufacturer as improvements. Next? Get me a photo of the gear or your truck, your dog ... whatever. We want to -- immediately -- start a new column in TURF called (you'll hate this) "Talkin' 'bout MY gear". For everyone used, I'll pay $50 -- which you can do in less time than a mow. If you can, e-mail it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send to TURF, 374 Emerson Falls Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819 att: Jim This will probably kick the manufactures into motion too ... so I can get you folks some new toys to play with. Thanks!