TurfEx, a division of TrynEx International, introduces a line of commercial-duty spreader attachments. Designed to mount on service vehicles, such as utility tractors, riding mowers and ATVs, the spreaders are designed to provide consistent and even distribution of anything from seed to fertilizer. The units can also spread ice melt for winter maintenance applications. The spreaders are available as either electric or PTO-driven with capacities of 3, 7 or 12 cubic feet of material. They are constructed of lightweight, corrosion-resistant polyethylene and all models include clear, fitted hopper covers.
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Mantis reel mowers feature a contact-free blade system in which the blade misses the bed knife by less than a millimeter, reducing friction and yielding a scissor-like precision cut that doesn't tear at the grass shaft. The friction-free five-blade reel cylinder is constructed of flame-hardened, precision-ground steel with blades sharpened to one hundredth of a millimeter. The eco-friendly reel mowers emit no emissions and are quiet in operation. The manually powered, push-reel mower weighs 16 pounds and the battery-powered unit weighs 25 pounds.
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Billy Goat releases the Small Force blower weighing 76 pounds and allowing for easy transportation to and from the jobsite. The unit also offers improved handles, larger wheels and the patented Aim-N-Shoot feature that makes this machine capable of leaf clean-up also. The blower features a 6-hp commercial engine with a two-year warranty.
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The Rayco RC 16.5 drum-style brush chipper gives contractors a 17-inch-capacity machine loaded with features designed to maximize productivity and keep maintenance at a minimum. With fuel capacity of 50 gallons, the 140-hp Caterpillar diesel engine can run all day without stopping to re-fuel. The RC 16.5 also features Fuel Saver technology, which automatically decelerates the engine if the feed-control bar remains in neutral for 60 seconds. To eliminate clutch maintenance, the unit features a hydraulic clutch that engages at the push of a button and never needs to be adjusted. A Torflex idler is designed to make belt adjustments simpler and does not require movement of the engine. The top-feed wheel is powered by a large planetary drive motor that provides increased torque while eliminating problematic couplers.
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The BBX7600 model 75.6-cc back-pack blower from Makita features a 4-stroke motor that is EPA Phase 2-, CARB- and Tier-3 compliant while maintaining commercial-duty power and performance with 53-percent longer run time per tank of fuel, the manufacturer says. The BBX7600 is also equipped with a large-capacity muffler for quieter operation. The 4-stroke engine requires no fuel mix and is designed to deliver up to 80 minutes of continuous operation on a 64-ounce fuel tank. The blower has a maximum air speed of 195 mpg and a maximum air volume of 526 cubic feet per minute.
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Little Wonder expands its Optimax commercial walk-behind blower line with a new 9-hp Subaru engine model. The LB901 weighs 141 pounds and features an advanced steel impeller and housing design for power and durability. The unit comes equipped with 12-inch pneumatic rear wheels for easy maneuverability and a cushion-gripped, height-adjustable ergonomic handle. The patented, split-opening defector eliminates blow-back or windrowing.
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SourceOne offers five Plugr walk-behind turf aerators with 22- to 30-inch aeration widths for the rental, homeowner and contractor markets. Plugr aerators rely on power generated by the engine-driven crankshaft to drive tines deep into hard soils. The units are lightweight, highly maneuverable and have a dual-V belt drive.
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Honda Power Equipment
Honda's HRC commercial series mowers consist of two models: the self-propelled, hydrostatic drive HRC216HXA (pictured) and push-type HRC216PDA. The HRC mowers feature a dome-shaped deck design that facilitates both bagging and mulching while delivering fine clipping particles. Honda's MicroCut twin-blade mulching technology is an offset twin blade system that features 21 inches of cutting. The hydrostatic cruise control transmission has been redesigned for increased durability and a higher top speed. The front bumper provides mower deck and engine protection, and also allows for convenient transport tie down.
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Mustang announces the availability of three upgraded compact track loader models. The MTL16, MTL20 and MTL25 have been revised to become models MTL316 (pictured), MTL320 and MTL325. They have been updated to meet Tier-3 engine emissions regulations, feature increased horsepower ranges from 66 to 92 hp and boast faster ground speeds up to 7.5 mph. A new standard foot throttle in all models allows operators to be efficient with fuel. An improved control handle design with additional switches puts more controls at the operator's fingertips.
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Earth & Turf Products
The Earth & Turf MultiSpread topdressors are designed to spread a variety of materials including topdressing for home lawns, golf courses and athletic fields; crumbed rubber; infield mix for baseball infields; chips on pathways and salt-sand or grit on sidewalks and driveways. The self-propelled Model 100SP (pictured) has a capacity of 10 cubic feet and spread width of 30 inches. Two pull-type models are available in ground drive or hydraulic drive. The Model 200 with a 15-cubic-foot capacity spreads up to 66 inches wide while the Model 320 with a 27-cubic-foot capacity spreads up to 72 inches wide.
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The Ditch Witch 1030 and 1230 pedestrian trenchers offer a maximum trench depth of 36 inches and a 3¼- to 8-inch trench width. The units feature a wrap-around-style handlebar and an operator presence bail system that eliminates the need for restarts because the system does not stop the engine. A freewheel feature allows the machine to be maneuvered without the engine running. Other features include improved bronze pivot bushings for longer life, tapered axles, a standard heavy-duty tapered auger with a ½-inch bolt and metal ring tie downs.
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Bobcat introduces the B-Series MT52 and MT55 mini track loaders, which feature an auxiliary hydraulic continuous flow shutoff lever that stops running when let go of by the operator. Adjustable tilt steering on the directional control handle improves operator comfort, no matter the height of the user. The ride-on operator platform decreases operator fatigue when the loader is traveling over long distances or is working for many hours. The rubber tracks are made of a new, more durable compound, and the weight of the machine is distributed evenly throughout the tracks for a low ground pressure.
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Vermeer introduces the RTX100 pedestrian trencher with an easy-to-use intuitive steering system and interchangeable tracks and tires for the landscape, utility and rental markets. The VZ Steer system allows the operator to move the handlebars in the direction the operator wants to move, and the machine responds. The RTX100 also features interchangeable tires and tracks, which allow the machine to be configured for maximum productivity in varying ground conditions. The unit is powered by either a 13-hp Honda GX390 or 15-hp Kohler CH15 gas engine.
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Briggs & Stratton
The Vanguard Big Block V-twin engine line from Briggs & Stratton has grown to include horizontal shaft models in the 25 to 35 gross hp range, and vertical shaft models in the 30 to 36 gross hp range. Briggs & Stratton developed an Advanced Debris Management system that allows Big Block V-twin designed engines to run cooler and cleaner, enhancing durability and performance. A fully-pressurized oil lubrication system with spin-on oil filter extends service intervals and engine life, while a five-inch centrifugal multi-stage industrial air cleaner provides maximum engine protection, especially in dirty and dusty conditions.
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