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7106 Crossroads Blvd Suite 216
Brentwood
TN, 37027
United States
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(615) 376-6370
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(615) 376-6371
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Belinda Wendt

About GrowTech and ARS

GrowTech was founded in 1993 and is committed to providing the best tools available to the professional, which is reflected in our corporate mission.
 
"GrowTech, Inc. finds and supplies high quality and unique pruning tools and accessories for Forestry, Green Industry, and the demanding gardener. Our mission is to supply tools that are of the best quality for the application. The tools are ergonimically designed with comfort grips and are lightweight to minimize fatigue and repetitive motion syndrome.

Commercial distributors, catalog houses, and independent garden centers are always looking to enhance their sales program with extraordinary products that differentiate themselves from the mass merchandisers. We make it possible for them to purchase such items from our inventory in manageable, affordable, quantities.

We take pride in personalizing customer service, responding quickly to customer inquiries, and meeting shipping requirements.

And we do it all with a smile!"

 GrowTech, Inc. is proud to be the exclusive agent for ARS in North America.

 
Why Buy ARS Tools?
 
HIGH QUALITY STEEL
High carbon tool steel is used to produce blades that hold their razor-sharp edge, cut after cut. Spherical annealing is used to increase elasticity. The restructured steel keeps a keen edge, yet offers flexibility where it is needed. Hard chrome plating and chemical nickel finishes are provided to increase the hardness, provide rust and sap resistance, and increase durability.
 
HARDENING
Commonly, steel is hardened by heating it and cooling it in water or oil. This uneven process (outside cooler than the inside) can lead to flaws and brittleness in the steel. The ARS Marquench hardening system subjects the material and its outside to the same hardening transformation and cooling temperatures throughout. This forms an extremely durable steel that is then tempered at a specific temperature for an exact time to achieve the hardness suitable for ARS quality blades. The result: very hard, very tough blades.
 
PRECISION GRINDING
ARS blades are ground, never filed. Every blade is sharpened to a razor sharp edge. The automated precision grinding systems provide total uniformity and perfect tooth progression in the finished blade.
 
INDUSTRY-LEADING DESIGN
The current standard in saw blade technology is the tri-edge, pull saw blade, which was invented by ARS. ARS is also a leader in the design of hand pruners, scissors, telescoping pruners, hedge shears, and pole saws. While often imitated or copied, you will find that ARS tools are not only designed exactly right for the job at hand, but built to stay that way.

Precision Quality for the Professional


PRODUCT LINE
GrowTech, Inc. carries a complete line of innovative products that feature
ergonomic designs and comfortable grips to make pruning easier, safer, and more fun!

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Prune Your Vineyard with the V-Series
29 June, 2017

We have the best blades in the business! The popular V-series is now available with a rotating handle. Still boasting the superior VS blade set and spring along with the squeeze-to-open action, these pruners feature a rotating handle to turn with your fingers during the cut - minimizing fatigue and strain.

Click here for more information. 


Have You Tried a V8?
10 August, 2016

V-Series Pruners 

1. Sharper

More aggressive bevel angle (64 degrees) on the precision

ground blades (most pruners use 50 degrees).

2. Superior cutting leverage

Offset blade angle to maintain natural hand strength.

3. Expert hardening

No one hardens blades better than ARS. Edges are not only

sharper, but keep their edge longer.

4. Expert blade treatment

Blades are hard chrome plated to keep rust, dirt, and sap

buildup away.

5. True single handed operation

Squeeze the handles to open. Easy to close.

6. Ergonomic design

Simple solid die cast aluminum construction is shaped to

fit the hand perfectly. Lighter weight, better balanced, and

longer lasting.

7. High quality spring

Full wire-coil spring is anchored - no popping out!

8. Easy Maintenance

Frequent tightening of centerbolts is not required. Centerbolt

is specially hardened to prevent spreading. Blade set and

spring are easily replaced using a screwdriver.

 

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Keep Your Tools at Their Peak Performance!
14 June, 2016

Tool Maintenance - Cleaning, Sharpening, Tightening & Thread Locking, and Lubrication

1. Cleaning

Keeping the blades and pivot areas of pruning tools clean is the easiest and best way to extend the life of a pruning tool. We recommend the ARS product, AC-GO1 for cleaning pruning tools. It is fantastic at removing difficult stains and debris.

2. Sharpening

Keeping blades sharp minimizes the strain on lever handles (e.g. hedge shear handles), increases cutting leverage, and reduces the effort required to complete cuts. We recommend two ARS products for sharpening pruning tools. The AC-SS240 is a standard whet stone that is perfect for use on hedge shears, hand pruners, long reach pruners, loppers, and scissors. The AC-9F10 is specifically designed for sharpening tri-edge pull saws. General tips for using a whet stone can be found here (whet stone sharpening tips). Instructions for using the AC-9F10 can be found here (AC-9F10 sharpening tips).

3. Tightening and Thread Locking

Over time, nuts and bolts can be jarred loose. This can lead to nuts and screws falling off and being lost, especially for long reach pruners. Periodically, and especially after cleaning, a thread locker can be applied to securely hold screws and nuts in place, minimizing future maintenance and frustration. We recommend Loctite Purple (222 MS) for its holding properties. Loctite Blue is very difficult to remove and Loctite Red even more so. We have been told by some of our users that super glue has good holding properties, but it is not something we use (and hence can't recommend).

4. Lubrication

It's amazing what lubrication can do to make tools operate like new. It should be applied to any friction point periodically, but especially on areas like blade pivot bolts, handle pivot bolts, and long reach pruner rod drums (where the rod connects to the handle). We recommend any general machine oil (e.g. Liquid Wrench or 3 in 1). Machine oil not only acts as a lubricant, but also a rust preventative, which helps extend the life of a tool. We recommend this particularly for blade sets. For long reach pruner rod drums, we recommend a heavier, longer lasting lubricant (e.g. Liquid Wrench's White Lithium Grease). Rods for longer long reach pruners are expensive (in part to oversize shipping charges). Reducing friction at this key point will not only extend the life of the rod, but help ensure smooth operation.
 

Why Buy Our Pruning Tools?
18 March, 2016

Since 1876, ARS Corporation has been defining the state of the art for pruning tools. The tools are sharp, engineered to hold their edge longer, lightweight, well-balanced, and durable. ARS tools are designed for continued professional use with minimal maintenance required, allowing you to spend your time focused on the task at hand rather than on your tools.

ARS CT32PRO Saw
ARS has the Best Blades in the Business

Best Blades in the Business

What's the secret for why ARS blades last longer than the competition? It's simple. No one is better at hardening steel for pruning tools than ARS. This allows them to use bevel angles that other manufacturers cannot match. This means the blades start sharper. Their expertise in hardening steel means blades hold their edge longer than the competition. This means ARS blades stay sharper longer.

ARS tools are designed to be ergonomic, perfectly balanced, and super lightweight for continued professional use. The tools are extensively tested to produce just the right length, weight, and range of motion. Combined with sharper blades, the tools are actually easier to use. Centerbolts are specially hardened to prevent spreading. Springs are high quality for heavy use and anchored to prevent loss in the field.

 

 


Prune Away with the V Series
25 August, 2015

We have the best blades in the business! The popular V-series is now available with a rotating handle. Still boasting the superior VS blade set and spring along with the squeeze-to-open action, these pruners feature a rotating handle to turn with your fingers during the cut - minimizing fatigue and strain.

-Sharper

-Superior Cutting Leverage

-Expert Hardening

-Expert Blade Treatment

-True Single Handed Operation

-Ergonomic Design

-High Quality Spring

-Easy Maintenance

 

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Best Blades in the Business
10 August, 2015

What's the secret for why ARS blades last longer than the competition? It's simple. No one is better at hardening steel for pruning tools than ARS. This allows them to use bevel angles that other manufacturers cannot match. This means the blades start sharper. Their expertise in hardening steel means blades hold their edge longer than the competition. This means ARS blades stay sharper longer.
ARS tools are designed to be ergonomic, perfectly balanced, and super lightweight for continued professional use. The tools are extensively tested to produce just the right length, weight, and range of motion. Combined with sharper blades, the tools are actually easier to use. Centerbolts are specially hardened to prevent spreading. Springs are high quality for heavy use and anchored to prevent loss in the field.

ARS LPB Loppers - Better Performance And Lower Costs
09 July, 2013

New ARS loppers give greater cutting performance and enables users to reduce the maintenance cost by only replacing the part needed. For the full brochure, CLICK HERE.

Contact us at 615-376-6370 or belinda@growtech.com to learn more.


Our New Catalog has arrived!
14 August, 2012

Our new catalog has arrived! Featuring incredible new ARS loppers, a new rubber-handled Hori-Hori, and even an 8 ft Superlight long reach pruner! Check it out! http://growtech.com/Catalog.html


NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED!
28 September, 2011

The GrowTech website has been reworked to make it easier and quicker to find the information you are looking for. Check out our updated spare parts diagrams! 

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Small Equipment Changes Can Make Pruning & Gardening Pain-Free
25 May, 2011

Gardening is one of America's most treasured pastimes. Working outdoors in the fresh air, tenderly caring for flowers and vegetables, is therapeutic for many people. But physical limitations and the aches and pains that come with getting older sometimes cut down on gardening time.

Gardening and your health

A rule of thumb for any outdoor activity, from gardening to sports, is to know when to do it. "Work in the cool of the day," Terry said. That could mean early in the morning or early evening, when temperatures are lower. Always drink plenty of water and, if you will be in the sun for any length of time, wear some kind of hat to protect your skin. Think about when soil conditions are good. After a rain, soil tends to be softer and easier to work with.

"At the end of the day, it's about taking down the barriers that prevent people from doing the things they like to do," Vivaldi said.

Lola White, 64, said she doesn't do much gardening anymore, but she used to. The home she and her husband bought in Richmond's East End more than a decade ago had a beautiful garden and, for years, she worked to maintain it. To help ease the stress on her body, she used athletic-style knee pads when kneeling on the ground, and she always had something to sit on, even if it was an old bucket, so she wasn't bending over all the time. White said she also used a cart that she could sit on and use to carry her tools.

She used to use a push mower to cut grass. The vibrations caused her hands to be sore the next day.

"Most of my gardening now is taking pictures of the garden," she said jokingly.

Whether you're pruning roses or cutting grass, the name of the game is energy conservation, said Jose M. Vivaldi, an occupational therapist and director of outpatient therapy services for Sheltering Arms. "People underestimate the strenuousness of gardening."

There are ways to reduce the stress on the body while gardening. There are also myriad tools that can make gardening easier for people with disabilities and those who suffer from arthritis, back problems and other ailments.

Getting started

Vivaldi and Claire Terry, a gardener at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, said there's one easy way to cut down on the work — simplify your garden. Rather than growing flowers or vegetables that require a lot of maintenance, use bulbs and perennials that come back each year and don't require as much upkeep.

And build up beds 8 and 14 inches high to make digging easier. Terry suggested building a ledge around that raised bed, giving gardeners a place to sit while working.

"It minimizes the degree to which you need to bend over," Vivaldi said. If you don't have a ledge to sit on, a chair or rolling stool works just as well.

If possible, try to have access all the way around your garden so you don't have to step inside. You increase the risk of injuries when you have to walk through a garden because the ground may be soft and you can lose your footing or trip over plants. If you have to walk through the garden, make a clear pathway using pavers or stepping-stones that are decorative and useful.

Rather than having a large garden, try growing plants in containers. Put the containers where you want them, then fill with dirt and seeds. Get creative and use flowerpots, old buckets and other items that have outlived their usefulness. Also popular now are top-down flower and vegetable planters that suspend from ceilings and don't require any bending.

Get the right tools

One of the most common mistakes people make is using too much energy to operate tools, Terry said. Gardeners should "let the tool do a lot of the work. Just hold it lightly. Be in control of it, but you don't need a monster grip on it."

Part of that means having the right tools. Never use tools that are too heavy. Find a lightweight tool that's ergonomically correct to reduce stress on your wrists, elbows or back. Terry said she uses a trenching shovel, which has a smaller spade — about 4 inches wide — rather than a normal shovel. It's lightweight and "you can do everything with it," she said.

Along those lines, she also recommends getting tools that fit comfortably in your hands. She said one of her favorite companies is ARS Corp., which is sold exclusively in the US by GrowTech Inc. ARS makes such tools as pruning shears and long-reach pruners that are lightweight and easier on the body. According to the company's website, two types of pruning shears offer such features as a rotating handle, which moves with the fingers as the cut is made, reducing friction between the handle and skin and preventing blisters. They also have rubber-coated grips and a locking system that can be opened with one hand.

Long-reach pruners are ideal for everything from pruning roses to picking fruit, and the ARS brand has comfortable hand grips and a revolving arm that allows the user to turn the pruner blade without moving the hand grips.

Terry also said kneeling pads work for some, though she prefers Monster knee pads. They are professional-grade knee pads that offer durable support and can be found at local hardware stores.

Gloves are a must. They not only protect your hands from such things as thorns but also from fungi in the ground, Terry said.

Vivaldi said handle extenders will work in some situations but not others. For example, extenders on pruners or garden snips make them easier to cut through branches or trim flowers. But on a hoe or a trowel, "longer handles would actually make them more difficult to use," he said.

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