The new John Deere 1500 Series TerrainCut Front Mowers feature five new models—the 1550, 1570, 1575 (pictured), 1580 and 1585. The 1550 TerrainCut has a 24.2 hp engine, and the 1570, 1575, 1580, and 1585 TerrainCut are equipped with 37.4 hp engines. The 1575 and 1585 models have factory-installed cabs and come standard with HVAC, front work lights, flashers, turn signals, windshield wiper, an upholstered, air suspension seat, and tilt steering. Available accessories include snow blowers, blades, brooms, a weight transfer kit for improved attachment performance, auxiliary hydraulics, and a cold weather heater block.
The 240 hole digger from General Equipment Co. features four-stroke engine technology on a one-man, handheld hole-digging product. It also has a 1.6-horsepower Subaru EH035 four-stroke gasoline engine, which eliminates the need for premixed fuel and oil solutions. A Magura twist grip throttle controls the engine speed for enhanced output. The unit features a spur gear transmission and produces a maximum drilling torque of 55 foot-pounds. The 240’s all-metal centrifugal clutch slips upon overload or when the auger makes direct contact with a buried obstruction, and proper operating position is promoted by the Comfort-Zone handle design, which is intended to minimize the effects of kickback and fatigue.
MacKissic introduces its compact portable stump cutter, which enables the user to see exactly where your cutter head is at all times, allowing for quicker stump removal and an operator position that provides extended wear to the cutter teeth by avoiding rocks and other foreign debris while working. The cutter features a head that is set 30 degrees off vertical, enabling it to work like a router and discharge the chips quickly. Boasting a compact size—25 inches wide and 225 pounds—the 45-degree, 25-degree, and straight configuration of the teeth is designed for the machine to get in tight spots with virtually no turf damage.
Billy Goat Industries introduces the SC180H hydrostatic drive sod cutter. The SC180H features a “Set and Forget” blade-depth adjustment where users can adjust depth to 2.5 inches with a single lever from the operator station. The unit comes standard with a rear caster wheel for curved cuts that locks when straight cutting and handle isolation mounts that absorb vibration. The SC180H has a variable speed hydrostatic drive that allows operators to tailor cutting speed according to the ground condition and allows the unit to be transported at 3.5 mph. The unit has paddle drive wheels that clear mud and a heavy-duty front bumper bar along with tie-down points that provide for stable, safe strapping for transportation. A 12-inch blade option is available, and the unit has a 5.5-hp Honda engine.
Merry Tiller presents its mid-tine design that comes in three models: the Minnie, which has an all steel construction; the Suburban, for serious gardeners, and the International, which features maximum torque. The design places engine weight directly over the tines for greater digging capacity and features extra strong tie bars, handles, and frame rails, heavy-duty transmissions lubricated with “00” grease, hitch casting, and all welded tines. Each model comes with the option of a Briggs & Stratton, Honda, or Subaru engine.
Makita releases its latest addition to the 18V LXT line-up, a new cordless option for landscapers with the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer. The new XRU04Z features start-up, up to 6,000 RPM for faster cutting, and no fuel, oil changes, or power cords. Featuring a brushless motor, the XRU04Z will run up to 90 minutes on a single charge of a Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 3.0 Ah battery. It has a 11-3/4-inch diameter of cutting capacity and an adjustable speed dial. It also features a bump-and-feed trimmer head and a reverse rotation system.
Paladin brings the Bradco Stump Grinder—which attaches to skid steers for landscaping, construction and maintenance stump removal needs—to the market. It has an option of cutting depths up to 10 or 12 inches below ground with a multi-directional tooth pattern that permits cutting from side to side and vertically. Optional squarethreaded single-bolt teeth or shark style universal bolt-on teeth are also available. The unit features an offset design for enhanced visibility and that can be used in tight spaces around buildings, homes, trees and other obstacles.
Honda introduces its rear-tine tiller, the FRC800. The unit is designed for easy tilling operation and simple controls with one-step tine and drive engagement, making the FRC800 a good choice for first-time rental users. It includes a front bumper guard and a heavyduty transmission, debris shield, and controls enhance durability for rental and commercial applications. The tiller is powered by a GX Series 4-stroke and features a Cyclone air filter that increases service intervals by up to 600 percent over previous models. Additional features include: 12-inch tines for deep tilling, chain drive multi-speed transmission (with reverse) and clutch disengagement levers, muffle heat protector, and an adjustable depth bar.
SweepEx introduces three walk-behind rotary brooms for use on a variety of cleanup applications. The new brooms have an efficient design for working against walls or in open areas, and they offer ergonomic features for increased comfort. Model SWB-320 is the most compact broom in the line, offering a 32-inch working width, one-speed transmission and highly maneuverable design. Model SWB-400 has a 40-inch working width and additional features, such as a three-speed transmission with reverse, locking differential, multi-step brush speed and variable down pressure. Model SWB-480 includes all functionality of the SWB-400, but with a 48-inch working width and infinitely variable brush speed. Each model includes a Honda engine and centrally driven brush, allowing the unit to work against curbs or walls from either the right- or left-hand side of the machine.
This month RER focuses on lawn and garden equipment from manufacturers including MacKissic, Makita and Honda.
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