Field Guide – July 2008

Industrial pants with loose-fitting design
Cintas’ new line of rentable cargo pants is called the Cargo Collection. Available in khaki or navy blue, the pants feature sewn-in pockets with side seams and snap closures, which are less hazardous than sewn-on pockets and button closures.

Reduce injuries from wheelbarrow use
Blue Ox Products’ stabilizer brace helps landscapers push heavy wheelbarrows easily by exerting less energy and reducing fatigue. The brace helps users maintain proper posture to combat injuries and strains while offering the mechanical advantage needed to push loads up hills and across terrain.

Puncture-resistant, flexible pond liners
PondGuard rubber pond liners from Firestone Specialty Products are available in a variety of panel sizes. The liners do not require special tools for installation. Their resistance to punctures and flexible quality make them a good choice to use when lining rough-edged rocks or unique contours. Liners can withstand temperatures from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 175 degrees Fahrenheit and are resistant to UV rays.

Mulching attachment for tough jobs
The High Speed Slasher from Iron Wolf is a high-torque mulching attachment designed to shred trees, brush and stumps. Powered by a 540-horsepower Caterpillar C-15 engine, the Slasher mixes mulched debris back into the soil. It is available in widths from 6 to 11 feet.

Mowing versatility regardless of grass type
Cub Cadet’s Select Cut System is an adaptable mowing deck with a sloped front skirt and adjustable leading edge, designed to offer versatility in mowing regardless of terrain, grass type or weather condition. The sloped front skirt allows for more space under the deck, giving grass blades time to rebound before being struck by the cutting blade.

Hitachi adds two compact excavators to line
Hitachi’s new ZX75US-3 and ZX85USB-3 compact excavators are powered by Isuzu’s 54-horsepower 4LE2X engine with two operating modes: standard and economy. The backfill blade features a new shape for better crowding performance and additional machine stability.

Tanaka adds grass trimmer/brush cutter to product line
Tanaka’s TBC-280PF trimmer/brush cutter weighs 12.8 pounds and is powered by a 1.4-horsepower 27cc PureFire engine. It features a 23- ounce see-through fuel tank, a five-inch semi-automatic cutting head and a solid steel drive shaft.

Bright ideas in paving
PaverBrights, LED paver lights from Pave Tech, can be used as guiding lights for walkways, entrances and parking spaces or for borders along paved areas. PaverBrights are available in a variety of sizes and colors include frost, sapphire, emerald, ruby, sunshine and brick.

A sickle mower for heavy growth areas
Year-A-Round’s Jari Monarch II walk-behind sickle mower is for use in heavy growth areas and difficult terrain. The floating sickle bar is available in eight sizes from 16 to 60 inches. The Monarch II comes equipped with a 5.5-horsepower Briggs & Stratton engine, but a Honda GS 6.0 or GX 6.5 engine are available as options.

A site dumper made for tight spaces
The TA2S Site Dumper from Terex has narrow dimensions and a tight turning radius to work more efficiently in small spaces. The standard-discharge, swivel-tip bucket has a 4,400-pound capacity. The loader features a Newage drivetrain, a 32.6-horsepower Kubota water-cooled diesel engine and a gas-operated, folding ROPS frame.

Drum chipper features large throat opening
The 1590XP from Bandit Industries is an intermediate drum chipper with a 37-inch diameter drum and 18-inch by 201/2-inch throat opening. The 1590XP is available with a variety of diesel engine options from 98 to 140 horsepower and also features a large infeed hopper to compress large amounts of brush and trees.

Stable, portable garden hose reel
Rapid Reel’s Four-wheel Wagon Reel has a 251/2-inch wheelbase and a rigid metal frame making it less susceptible to tipping over and resistant to bending or warping from the weight of a water-filled hose. A braking system adjusts the amount of drag the reel applies as the hose is pulled out.

Control snow and ice with spreader
Hiniker Company has two salt and sand spreader models. The 61/2-foot model is stainless steel, and the 8-foot model is available in stainless steel or carbon steel. Both models are powered by a Briggs & Stratton Intek OHV air-cooled, single cylinder, four-cycle engine and are equipped with a swing-away spinner chute for easy unloading.

Get rid of greasy gas cans
TruSouth Oil’s 50 fuel is pre-mixed gasoline and oil properly formulated for use in two-cycle engines, saving you time while eliminating mixture guesswork. It contains synthetic oil to reduce plug fouling and smoke and a synthetic lubricant to withstand high operating temperatures.

Fertigate with a non-electric chemical injector
The CP33 from Chemilizer Products is a non-electric liquid chemical injector that can be used for fertigation. Most liquid treatments can be injected without dilution, and the CP33 can be adjusted based on the product’s injection rate. Other features include pH control and irrigation system maintenance.

Avoid back injuries with lift system
The eLegator from Gate-Flexor is a trailer gate lift system used to relieve back strains from lifting and lowering heavy trailer gates and ramps. The eLegator requires drilling only two holes to mount and lifts 100 pounds as if it were 20 pounds. Available in two sizes, the eLegator fits most trailer types.

New pesticide could slow Emerald Ash Borer outbreak
Arborjet created TREE-

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.
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