Field Guide – December 2007

Bailey Nurseries’ new hydrangea livens up landscapes
Bailey Nurseries introduces the Blushing Bride hydrangea. Dr, Michael Dirr, developer of the Blushing Bride, claims it is his most significant introduction to date. The redesigned Web site provides landscapers with integrated marketing support for the Blushing Bride.

Remote allows long-distance use
Bobcat’s new remote control enhances the capabilities of Bobcat skid-steer and compact track loaders, as well as Bobcat all-wheel steer loaders. Use the remote, with a wireless operating range of approximately 1,500 feet, to start loader engine and operate drive, lift, tilt and auxiliary hydraulic functions. It can be switched between the remote control mode and the machine mode and has a 15-hour battery life.

Mowing tons of grass doesn’t need to take a lot of time
Befco’s Cyclone Flex and Super-Flex gang finishing mowers can reduce labor without sacrificing quality of cut. The company’s flex and super-flex models are the ideal machines for mowing large areas such as sports fields, parks, airports, golf courses and sod farms. The high cutting speed (up to 10 mph) along with the wide working widths (12, 15, 17 and 20 inches) allows for a reduction in man-hours and fuel costs.

LawnGrips’ work boots combine comfort and durability
LawnGrips introduces two new work boots, the Brutus and the Aquanator. The Brutus features a 100 percent waterproof membrane, “no-feel” steel toes, steel shank and diffuser plate, high wall rubber overtoe and top grain leather. The Aquanator is a natural rubber boot that comes in either a 12- or 16-inch height. The double cushioned insole is removable and can be washed or replaced with orthodic inserts.

Conserve space with Lehman components
Lehman Manufacturing offers a variety of components that can help create space in your truck. These storage solutions include fiberglass side boxes for dry material storage, fiberglass liquid holding tanks and auxiliary tanks. The tanks and drive system are compact to leave adequate storage space for other tools. Each side box is approximately 20 cubic feet and will hold between 16 and 20 bags of granular fertilizer. Lehman makes fiberglass side boxes in 8-foot lengths and fiberglass tanks with capacities of 50 to 300 gallons.

Bandit upgrades its line of chippers
The 007XP Series of hand-fed brush chippers from Bandit Industries offers a number of improvements. Already equipped with powerful feed systems, many of Bandit’s chipper openings have been enlarged, enabling them to handle limb-like material with minimal trimming. The auto feed plus system assists in maximizing efficiency by not only starting and stopping the feed, but also automatically reversing a unit’s feed system.

Hand crank reels designed for performance, functionality
Coxreels introduces the new hand crank SDH series of reels, designed for long-lasting performance in combustible environments. These new compact, professional-grade all-steel construction static discharge models are configured to handle a galvanized or stainless steel cable in 100 or 200-foot lengths of 3⁄32-inch diameter covered with a vinyl coated wire rope totaling a 5⁄32-inch diameter. The hand crank SDH series is outfitted with a unique FDA-compliant C-PEP composite grommet style cable guide allowing even wrapping.

Pallet forks designed for greater capacity and easier movement
Danuser industrial group pallet forks are available in 3,000-, 4,500- and 6,000-pound capacities. Non-skid steps and angled side corners allow for easier access in and out of skid-steers. The frame has multiple load tie-down locations. Ten-degree back angle maximizes pallet for breakout force. Danuser group pallet forks come with a two-year warranty.

RisiStone offers elegance without sacrificing stability
This new retaining wall system combines design, aesthetics and efficiency. The standard unit is a large block with multiple split faces giving the stability and installation efficiency of machine-placed units with a less industrial-looking appearance. The multi-faced look allows tapered units to be incorporated, so tight curves are easily achieved.

Handle big jobs with compact equipment
The Allmand TLB-220 heavy-duty compact backhoe loader can handle jobs typically reserved for larger machines, maneuvers easily in tight areas and can be towed on a trailer behind a pickup truck. The 3,115-pound TLB-220 features a Subaru EH65D air-cooled gasoline engine generating 20.5 horsepower at 3,600 rpm and features 2,875-pounds of digging force as well as an 8-foot, 4-inch digging depth. The backhoe’s dual cylinder, 180-degree hydraulic cushioned swing allows precise work in tight areas.

Ramrod lets the operator control the flow of power
Ramrod’s 905 and 915 Taskmaster compact utility loaders offer variable power adjustments, allowing you to direct the hydraulic power to the drive wheels, tracks or to the hydraulic attachments. Both models can lift 930 pounds to the 72-inch hinge pin and carry up to 2,000 pounds. Self-leveling loader arms prevent load fallback on an operator at full lift height, eliminating the danger of losing a load during raising or lowering.

Boss snowplow built for high performance
The Boss’s high-performance power-V XT multi-position snowplow features a 37-inch flared blade wing that improves snow discharge. Available in two models (the 8-foot 2-inch XT and the 9-foot 2-inch XT), the power-V XT snowplow features a heavy-duty center section and pushframe, reinforced moldboard, snowplow sight system, SmartHitch2 attachment system, high-performance hydraulic package and chainless hydraulic cylinder lifting system.

Vermeer’s cutting system creates ease and efficiency
The new Yellow Jacket cutting system from Vermeer features universal indexable carbide-tipped teeth, reversible pockets and offers easier maintenance. The cutting system offers two cutting edges on each tooth and provides more side pocket clearance limiting pocket rubbing that can cause power loss and premature pocket wear. An operator simply loosens one nut and rotates the tooth for an almost new cutting surface.

MossBuster eliminates moss in one application
Reinders RX has introduced Moss Buster, the first truly organic product for effective control of Silvery Thread Moss. Moss Buster is the first 100-percent certified organic product that removes moss by penetrating and rupturing the plant cell wall. The treated area changes color within 30 minutes of the initial application. Turf will begin to recover almost immediately followed by luscious new growth within 10 to 14 days, depending on watering schedules and seasonal growth patterns.

Turn garden waste into valuable mulch
Vandermolen’s Wood-Pro model 25Qi is a compact, all-vegetation processor with a footprint of 38 inches by 70 inches. It’s powered by a twin-cylinder 16-horsepower electric start Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine. The 25Qi processes leaves, weeds, clippings and general garden waste or 4-inch fully dressed limbs or brush. The triple reduction process of knives, flails and a fixed cutter produces small uniform chips, while reducing soft vegetation such as leaves and weeds to mulch.

Mustang’s compact track loaders upgraded
Mustang Manufacturing Company has upgraded its air-conditioning/heater system to create an optional pressurized cab for each of its three current compact track loader models: the MTL16, MTL20 and MTL25. New dual, outside air intakes, working in conjunction with inside re-circulation filters, minimize the dust and dirt that can enter the cab, which keeps clean air flowing to the operator.

Horizontal earth drill attachment fits compact utility loaders
McLaughlin’s horizontal earth drill attachment is capable of installing irrigation pipes and sprinkler systems under landscaped areas, lawns, driveways, sidewalks and bushes without surface damage and restoration. It attaches to compact utility loaders equipped with quick-attach couplers. According to the company, the boring attachment produces clean, compacted cavities from 1/- to 41/2-inch diameters.

Evade erosion of your landscape with HydraCX2
North American Green introduces the HydraCX2 cotton fiber reinforced matrix, the first product in its new HydraMatriCx line of cotton-fiber, hydraulic erosion control products. HydraCX2 is hydraulically applied for temporary erosion protection and permanent vegetation establishment on sloping areas. Its non-toxic all-natural, cotton-fiber matrix contours to the uneven surfaces of the earth to protect soil against heavy wind and rain. HydraCX2 provides nutrients for vegetation and adds nitrogen to the soil.

The Attachments Idea Book
Landscapers use a variety of attachments for doing everything from snow removal to jobsite cleanup, and regardless of how often they are used, every landscaper has a favorite attachment.
Attachments Idea Book Cover