Field Guide – January 2008

Contech adds new product to wall solutions line-up
Contech will add ReCon’s big block to its wall solutions line-up. ReCon specializes in large block pre-cast concrete retaining wall systems that permit walls as high as 12 feet without geogrid reinforcement. Contech wall solutions provide solutions for everything from residential landscape applications to the most extreme land development projects. Contech wall solutions include: Keystone Retaining Walls, Bin Walls, Wire Walls, Vista DSM Walls and Big Block Walls.

Enhance your landscape with an outdoor shower
Cambridge Molding introduces the lily pod, a modular outdoor shower enclosure. The lily pod utilizes modular vinyl panels with a premium powder-coated aluminum frame and post system. Hidden attachment systems keep the stainless-steel hardware from being seen. The shower doors feature a keyed aluminum latch with deadbolt security and stainless-steel piano hinge system. Model options include white or tan wall/door panels, removable floors, louvered or skylight roofs, towel bars and corner seats.

Let the light in with Husqvarna generators
Husqvarna’s new 420GN, 1055GN and 1365 GN generators are designed to deliver consistent power on landscaping jobsites. The 420GN features a 4-horsepower Mitsubishi commercial engine that provides 2,000 running watts and 3,000 surge watts. The 1.4-gallon fuel tank provides nearly five hours of run time. The 1055GN provides 5,500 running watts and surge power of 6,875 watts from its 14.5 gross torque Briggs and Stratton engine. Its seven-gallon tank provides up to 13 hours of production. The 1365GN, which features a 13-horsepower Honda GX Commercial OHV engine and generates 6,500 running watts completes Husqvarna’s generator line-up.

Mow where you’ve never mowed before
Slope Care’s new Spider mower is an alternative to traditional equipment used to mow slopes such as boom mowers. The Spider is capable of mowing slopes up to 55 degrees without exposing risk to the operator. Features include a 23-horsepower Kawasaki engine, remote control, mowing width of 481/2 inches, wide tires and four mowing blades to improve the quality of cut. The machine can turn around on its vertical axis, simplifying steering and transportation. With a weight of only 716 pounds, the unit can be transported in the back of a pickup truck or on small trailer.

Ensure consistent applications with weatherproof fertilizer and pesticide pump
CDS-John Blue Company has introduced a 12-volt fertilizer and pesticide pump to complement its existing line of applicator pumps. The manufacturer offers three models with capacities of 2.2, 3.6 and 4.8 gpm. All models are available with quick-connect ports, which include a clear site glass strainer and five hose barb quick-connect fittings.

Barreto trailers transport equipment easily
Barreto Manufacturing’s E4X6TBT utility trailer offers an off-set pivot tilt bed for easy drive-on loading. The trailer can hold equipment weighing up to 1,500 pounds, including riding lawn mowers, stump grinders, sod cutters and compaction equipment. Other features include multiple tie downs to secure loads and an easy-to-operate spring-loaded bed release.

Perform two different jobs with one mower
With Landscaper Pro’s newest line of convertible mowers you can walk steep hills or roadside ditches, then by flipping a lever, you can transform the machine into a riding mower for large flat areas. The mower comes equipped with electric-start Kohler and Kawasaki engines, 48-, 52- or 61-inch deck width options and a seven-gallon fuel tank. The mower has a cutting height that ranges from 11/2 to 41/2 inches in 1/2-inch increments.

Remove debris without removing soil
Construction Attachments’s root grapple is an ideal attachment for harsh environments, clearing brush and the removal of debris such as logs, rocks and roots. The root grapple can also be used for general site cleanup without removing valuable soil. The root grapple features a low profile for improved operator load visibility, and a large grapple opening to accommodate the most demanding job.

Install pipes and irrigation lines with minimal turf disruption
The Vermeer D16x20 Series II Navigator horizontal directional drill is powered by a 63-horsepower Kubota diesel engine, provides 16,000 pounds of thrust pullback force and 2000 ft-lb of torque. The D16x20 features adjustable sliding tracks for improved stability.

Paint a picture for your clients with landscape design suite
Drafix Software released the latest version of its Pro Landscape design suite. Version 14 features include realistic photo imaging, 3-D photo rendering and 3-D CAD rendering. In addition, the software can generate professional-looking customer proposals that include quotes, materials lists and plant detail information.

Move vital materials easily
Haul, dump or transport soil, screening, gravel, sand, salt, wood chips, bark nuggets or peat moss with Avalanche’s landslide dump insert. A remote control allows you to dump from inside or outside the cab. Standard equipment includes a self-leveling spinner, stainless-steel electric auger motor, a removable cover to protect the motor and wiring, an agitator with pre-mixing tines to loosen material and ensure continuous flow and a removable spinner assembly. The dump feature provides top-pivot tailgate operation. The adjustable spread pattern ranges from 8 to 20 inches.

Triton’s trailer is strong and versatile
Triton’s AUT 14-64 aluminum trailer that features torsion axles, a built-in grease system, an A-frame tongue and 3⁄8-inch tie-down channels in the deck and side rail. Other standard features include the aluminum low-profile Bi-Fold rear ramp and swivel wheel tongue jack.

Seed and cut at the same time
Cut equipment needs and labor time for turf renovation with the SourceOne TurfSavr. The TurfSavr can cut and seed in a single pass and can double as a dethatcher with an optional dethatching flail reel. The heat-treated carbon steel knives are tightly spaced to improve seed germination. There are multiple knife height settings for various turf conditions. TurfSavr is self-propelled with three forward operating speeds, along with reverse and neutral.

Add beauty without disrupting ecosystems
Nedia Enterprises introduces their Koir Fence 1250, a biodegradable silt fence made of high tensile strength koir. It’s an alternative to the synthetic silt fence for ecologically sensitive areas. It effectively filters runoff safely and aesthetically. After a period of effective sediment control the fence fully biodegrades. Nedia also has a variety of koir mat and koir logs, which can be ordered in any size.

Know everything underneath your landscape
SubSurface Instruments announces the debut of their hand-held Innspector locater/detector after six years of development. The locater finds any composition of pipe, cable, plastic, PVC, vinyl, fiber optic, and most other underground targets.

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