The MDL mechanical earth drills from Little Beaver are designed for one-man hole-digging applications, and feature a 360-rpm operating speed. Four models are available, the MDL-5B and MDL-5H, which have a Briggs & Stratton or Honda 5.5-hp engine and are mounted on 8-inch semi-pneumatic tires and the MDL-8B and MDL-8H, which offer the choice of an 8-hp Briggs & Stratton or Honda engine on 10-inch pneumatic tires. The drills feature a steel torque tube, allowing operators the ability to use large-diameter augers without fear of kickback, and to reduce fatigue. All models feature a centrifugal clutch, so that if a buried object is encountered or the auger is overloaded, the clutch automatically slips, protecting the operator from injury and drive cable and transmission gears from damage.
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Briggs & Stratton
Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power's single-cylinder engines range from 5.5 hp to 10 hp and feature an integrated switch that shuts off the ignition and fuel during transport, protecting the engine and oil from fuel flow. A high-mounted canister-style air cleaner offers increased filter area. An all-metal fuel tank reduces emissions, saves fuel and is mounted directly to the engine block. The air filters are water-repellant and protected by a full-metal cage. A triple seal is designed to decrease dirt, dust and debris intake. Forged crankshaft with dual ball bearings minimizes friction and heat build-up.
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The LS-9 log splitter handles logs up to 26 inches in length in both vertical and horizontal applications, as well as fast cycle times and a splitting force of 28 tons. Catch plates and kick-out plates come standard, protecting operators from falling logs and pinch points. With a 9-inch solid-steel wedge, a 10-gallon hydraulic tank and a Subaru EX27 9-hp engine, the Toro LS-9 log splitter is designed for high-output productivity. The unit comes standard with trailer lights, a rubber torsion suspension axle to facilitate towing, and an adjustable swing-away jack with pneumatic tires for easy maneuvering on turf.
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TurfEx's self-propelled spreader/sprayer combination unit, the RS7200 Spread-N-Spray is powered by a 200cc Honda GX200 engine with a 2:1 ratio gear reducer. Its heavy-duty transmission includes two forward gears, plus neutral and reverse. The unit features a hand-operated transmission disc brake, and a foot-controlled sulky band brake. The hopper accommodates 150 pounds, or 3 cubic feet of material, which can be spread up to 11 feet wide. The balanced tank system holds 17 gallons of liquid and contains one fill port for refilling. The sprayer is powered by a 2-gpm pump, and the low-pressure nozzles offer multiple spray patterns to apply liquid up to 11 feet wide. A spot sprayer is provided for weed-spraying applications.
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The Mantis XP tiller/cultivator brings together the convenience of a mini tiller with the power and digging width to be productive in larger projects, from tilling large, winding beds to turning over entire lawns for reseeding or laying fresh sod. The unit is powered by a 35cc Honda 4-cycle engine. Individually mounted tine banks offer tilling width flexibility: dual-tine bank width of 16 inches and single-tine bank width of 9 inches. Patented serpentine tines are designed to slice through sod and hard, compact soil up to 10 inches deep. Fold-down handle arms enhance transport and storage capability. Optional turf and yard care attachments are available.
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The John Deere ZTrack Pro Z925 zero-turn mower with electronic fuel injection can provide up to 25-percent fuel savings for landscape contractors, the company says. A closed-loop injection system constantly monitors engine performance. Fuel injectors respond to the load on the engine with the right amount of fuel. “With a closed-loop system, the engine actually checks for unused oxygen in the exhaust multiple times per second,” says product manager Jamie Palmer. The 27-hp engine includes a Tuff Torq integrated transmission, which features 13cc piston-style pumps and 13cc wheel motors for increased efficiency. The unit offers a 54- or 60-inch 7-Iron PRO mowing deck.
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Billy Goat has extended its Outback brush cutter line with the BC2600 series. The BC26 comes standard with Tuff Torque hydro transmissions featuring enhanced traction control and pivoting deck with return to neutral. The hydrostatic transaxle with ETC is automatic, sensing when the rear wheel starts to spin, locking the wheel, giving it positive forward traction. Engineered to glide over uneven or wet terrain, the pivoting brush deck hugs the ground for a better cut, minimizing scalping and improving traction by keeping the weight of the machine on its drive wheels. Ergonomically angled control handles with padded grips enhance comfort and protection.
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SourceOne Outdoor Power Equipment
The Plugr PL410 aerator from SourceOne has a 22-inch aeration width. Cam-powered tines punch clean, deep holes without added weights. The unit is designed to maneuver curves and slopes. With no chains or pulleys, the unit has a dual V-belt drive and unibody construction. The PL410 can be transported in the trunk of a car, back of a van or SUV.
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Honda Power Equipment
The FRC800 rear-tine tiller from Honda features one-step tine and drive engagement, a feature designed for first-time rental users. A front bumper guard and heavy-duty transmission, debris shield and controls enhance durability. The unit is powered by a GX series 4-stroke engine. Other features include 12-inch tines for deep tilling; chain drive multi-speed transmission and clutch disengagement levers; full-loop handle with access controls; a muffler heat protector and adjustable drag bar.
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The Rayco Super Jr. series of self-propelled compact stump cutters features three-position swing-out operator control stations to enhance visibility of the cutting action, and easier travel through gates. The improved visibility is particularly beneficial for applications such as grinding stumps near obstructions such as sidewalks or driveways. Auxiliary chip retainer curtains help catch flying debris and minimize clean-up time. The units feature hydraulic steering with oscillating front axles, and ergonomic controls with soft-touch control levers. The RG1625 Super Jr-S is powered by a 25-hp Kohler gasoline engine, and the RG1635 Super Jr-S is powered by a 35-hp Vanguard gasoline engine and features 2-speed ground travel.
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