Field Guide – June 20081

New truck for Class 5 market
Kenworth’s T170 model is a Class 5 straight truck with a gross vehicle weight rating of up to 19,500 pounds. It’s powered by a Paccar PX-6 engine with 200 horsepower and 520 ft-lb of torque. You can opt for either a manual or automatic transmission. Other standard features include an 8,000-pound front axle, 11,500-pound rear axle, hydraulic brakes and a low-frame height chassis with 19.5-inch wheels and tires.

Reel mower attachment cuts wide
The Ventrac MR740 Triplex Reel Mower has a 74-inch cutting width, variable speed hydraulics, standard back lapping valves and offset capability. A fully variable discharge system gives you optimal clipping management and the unit can be installed by one person without tools in about a minute.

New boot delivers all-day comfort
The Raider from Wolverine is designed with Contour Welt stitching, allowing feet to bend and flex freely. A contoured arch design moves with the foot to prevent shifting while giving extra support. The full-grain leather upper molds to the foot, and the removable gel insole offers increased stability and balance. The Wolverine MultiShox Rubber Lug comfort outsole provides slip, oil and abrasion resistance. The Raider is available with a steel-toe EH and comes in 6-inch, 8-inch and Wellington styles in brown or black.

‘Blue-Eyed Blonde’ gives gardens brilliant foliage
The Campanula ‘Blue-Eyed Blonde’ is a herbaceous perennial from Terra Nova Nurseries. It blooms in USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9 with a slow-spreading, low-hanging mat. The Campanula needs average, well-drained soil and full sun, and at full-size, the foliage is 12 inches wide and 8 inches high.

Protect vehicle floors in any weather
WeatherTech All-Weather Rubber Mats are made with up to 16 pounds of flexible and sturdy rubber so they won’t crack, curl or harden in sub-zero weather. The deep channel rib design traps mud, snow and sand and allows fast cleaning. Mats are available in black, tan or gray.

Drive posts with less labor
The PostMaster attachment from Danuser Industrial can drive up to 60 posts an hour into the ground. Both available models drive 12- or 14-foot-tall wood or steel posts with diameters from 3 to 8 inches thanks to a 275 pound hammer. Additional weight, up to 700 pounds can be added to the hammer.

Affordable solution for storing chemicals
TURFloc buildings safely store pesticides, fertilizers and other agri-chemicals. The buildings feature steel construction, built-in spill containment, electrical options and climate control and comply with EPA and OSHA standards.

Eliminate grass clogs
The Grassbuster mower cleaning tool removes grass clogs from any lawnmower deck. Its flexible curved tip conforms to the underside of the deck to remove clogs without scratching the machine.

Music while you work
Jensen JXHD35 heavy-duty waterproof Mini Speakers are compact, yet durable enough to withstand vibrations, sun exposure, humidity, water spray and extreme temperature fluctuations. The speakers are 1.6-inches thick and mount on any mower using a simple surface, or “U” bracket.

Tackle more chores with power rake
The Minuteman power rake from Town & Country fits most skid steers and can break up and level tough soil, or rejuvenate sod for replanting and creating flowerbeds. It’s powered by a direct-drive 20 gpm hydraulic motor and features a Versa-Tach hydraulic coupler and 72-inch wide, bi-directional, 9-inch diameter drum with carbide-tipped teeth.

Turn your pickup into a dump truck
Bri-Mar’s DI-100 and DI-100-6 Dump Inserts turn pickup trucks with 6- or 8-foot beds into dump trucks. The inserts fit securely in a truck’s bed and use a heavy-duty hydraulic scissor lift rated at 6,000 pounds capacity. Both models feature 12-gauge steel floors and 14-gauge steel sides.

Vibrant purple tones to fill flowerbeds
Novalis’ Angelonia Arcelia ‘Purple,’ or Summer Snapdragon, needs full sun exposure and will grow all summer. Flourishing in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11, the Summer Snapdragon grows up to 30 inches high.

Box plows with options for industrial use
Two models of Avalanche box plows are available in widths from 10 feet to 30 feet and feature two adjustable or fixed wear shoe options. You can choose either a fixed rubber, or steel trip edge, which can plow down to bare pavement without damaging either the plow or road surfaces.

Stand on mower made more efficient
The Rapid Height Adjustment feature on Wright Stander mowers allows you to raise or lower the cutting height of the mower without exiting the platform by moving a single lever. Mower height is adjustable from 1 inch to 5 inches, and the Stander RH is available with cutting widths of 36 inches, 48 inches or 52 inches.

Snow removal in tighter situations
Blizzard Snowplows’ 7600LT straight-blade snowplow is designed for light commercial applications. It features a flared moldboard for increased snow-rolling action; durable, continuous welded seams and removable light tower.

Provide multiple services with one machine
The Turf Tracker Power Pod from C&S Turf Care Equipment is equipped with a 100-pound capacity spreader. Coming soon, the company will offer aerator and leaf blower attachments. Other attachments, designed to help landscapers perform multiple services while riding on one machine, are in the design stage now.

Manage jobs and maintenance using satellite tool
JCB’s LiveLinkmonitoring system uses satellite technology to link with a machine’s diagnostic system and provide information on hours worked, fuel consumption, temperatures and pressures. The system also helps protect machines against theft when combined with new immobilization packages on JCB machines. All information, including features like machine health monitoring, geofencing, machine tracking and service alerts, can be accessed from remote locations through JCB’s Web site.

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