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Register here, and you could win a prize package, which includes a Dixie Chopper Magnum mower, outdoor power equipment (such as a chainsaw, string trimmer, edger and blower) from Husqvarna and other must-have tools as part of the Landscaper’s Dream Package contest, brought to you by Total Landscape Care and our sponsors. Other products include PRO Landscape Design Software from Drafix, professional hand tools from Corona Tools USA, turf products package from PBI Gordon, ground protection mats from AlturnaMATS , a mower/trailer locking system from PowerLocker and more.
Landscaper’s Dream Package
Dixie Chopper Magnum Mower
The Magnum series offers three versatile deck sizes with Kawasaki engine options along with a Kohler EFI. The Magnum is a highly-productive machine paired with high horsepower for entry level commercial use and large residential yards.
PRO Landscape Version 19
Drafix Software’s PRO Landscape Version 19 design software includes 3D enhancements, object reordering, paver tools, irrigation tools and improved fonts. This new version adds 1,000 images, bringing the total to more than 11,000 available in the software. Version 19 also has enhanced tools for photo imaging, CAD, 3D rendering and estimating.
AlturnaMats’ ground cover mats are manufactured from recycled plastic and are designed to keep equipment from getting stuck in the wet, muddy, sandy and snow situations. The ground cover mats feature a diamond cleat tread design on both sides for maximum traction and are available in black or white in sizes from 2-by-4 feet to 4-by-8 feet. The mats are made of 1/2-inch thick recycled polyethylene.
Husqvarna 327ES is an edger for the professional landscaper, equipped with an E-TECH II engine for increased power and better fuel economy. The front handle can quickly be adjusted using the thumb screw. A wearplate under the engine and a reinforced spark plug guard provides added protection to the unit. The steel torque tube drive shaft allows for maximum durability in commercial applications.
A professional pole hedge trimmer with an articulating cutter bar. Adjustable cutting bar for greater versatility and less stress on the operator. Including the operator, the machine’s maximum reach is approximately 13 feet. Fitted with Husqvarna’s E-TECH II engine for more power and better fuel economy. Comes with a shoulder harness.
Husqvarna 327PT5S is a robust pole saw with telescopic tube. Featuring a versatile cutter head, the machine features low weight, good balance and a rear-mounted engine. The slim cutter head has adjustable and automatic chain lubrication.
Husqvarna 525LST is a trimmer in the versatile 35cc class, built for commercial use. Featuring an X-Torq engine, the trimmer includes a special, high-torque bevel gear so the trimmer can work parallel to the ground for a high-capacity swath and better cutting performance.
Husqvarna 550 XP
Husqvarna 550 XP has X-Torq engine technology to provide more power, up to 20 percent less fuel consumption and 60 percent less exhaust emission. RevBoost provides instant high chain speed.
Husqvarna 580BTS features large airflow and high air speeds, which are provided by an efficient fan design together with the X-Torq engine. Commercial grade air filter gives long operating time and trouble-free use. The harness has wide shoulder straps.
Winner receives a $3,500 certificate redeemable for PBI Gordon products including the following:
A systemic plant growth regulator which works by blocking the plant hormones that stimulate growth. Applied as a foliar spray, it is absorbed by the leaves and translocated to the shoot tips where it interrupts apical dominance and temporarily stops shoot elongation. One trimming and one Atrimmec application can last the entire season on many plants.
University trials prove Katana Turf Herbicide excels in controlling Poa annua, ryegrass, clumpy ryegrass, Poa trivialis, tall fescue, and annual ryegrass in warm-season turf. In addition, Katana controls kyllingas, sedges, and broadleaf weeds with post-emergence and some pre-emergence activity.
Surge Broadleaf Herbicide for Turf provides an amine option for weed control in warmer weather. University data and cooperator tests have demonstrated consistently enhanced speed. Surge provides control of spurge and other warm-weather weeds such as knotweed, plantain, oxalis, clover and dandelion. Additionally, Surge provides suppression of young and actively growing yellow nutsedge.
A 20 percent a.i. soluble granule formulation of dinotefuran, a third generation neonicotinoid insecticide. It is the product of choice for control of damaging turfgrass pests including both root- and leaf-feeding insects on your most troublesome turf areas.
In university and cooperator tests SpeedZone applications have repeatedly controlled tough weeds like clover, plantain, ground ivy and spurge with a fast-acting cool-weather response exhibiting injury within hours.