Field Guide: New products – September 2008

Compact tractor series from Kioti
Kioti’s CK27 compact tractor series features two models, the CK27 and the CK27 HST. Both come standard with a telescopic three-point hitch, joystick control loader, foldable ROPS, tilt steering, wet disc brakes and hydraulic steering. Models are powered by a 28-horsepower Daedong diesel engine.

Rain Bird adds new pump station to line
Rain Bird’s D-Series variable frequency drive pump station was created for applications that do not need a fully programmable logic controller or a liquid-cooled electrical panel. The D-Series pump station provides reliable delivery of water at a specified pressure and flow rate and includes a backlit, tri-color, monochrome touch screen.

Highlight landscape installations with brass path light
The Craftsman-styled solid brass path light, Model B110, from Orbit/Evergreen includes a JC B-Pin 20 watt lamp and GS-10 heavy-duty ground stake to illuminate walkways and outdoor entertainment areas. The 12-volt fixture comes in three finishes: antique brass, antique bronze and aged green. Model B110 is 245⁄8-inches high.

Spread and spray with the Z-Max
The Z-Spray Z-Max from L.T. Rich can carry 300 pounds of fertilizer and 50 gallons of liquid. The Z-Max has a 200-pound hopper system, two 50-pound rear fertilizer trays and two 25-gallon tanks. Equipped with a 4.0 gpm pump and five Hypro air injection-course tips, it can spray up to 200,000 square feet per fill in widths from two to 10 feet.

High-performance hydraulic oil for tough mowing conditions
Exmark’s Premium Hydraulic Oil was created specifically for demanding commercial mowing conditions. The hydraulic oil is designed to offer thermal stability, shear resistance under heavy loads and anti-wear protection. The product can be used with any of Exmark’s hydraulic systems.

Diagnose vehicle problems with code reader
The PocketScan Plus CP9410 from Actron is an OBDII code reader that informs a vehicle’s operator of the severity of an illuminated check engine light. PocketScan Plus can also erase trouble codes and reset the check engine light. The device provides four urgency indicators to diagnose problems.

‘No strings attached’ trimmer blades
SharperBlade’s weed whacker and brush cutter blades are maintenance-free blades that cut weeds and trim grass without needing repairs. Without the traditional method of using nylon string, jobs can be completed faster and easier. If the self-sharpening blades come in contact with unseen obstacles, they are designed to flex over the objects.

Backhoe attachment for skid steers
Blue Diamond Attachments’ new backhoe attachment for skid steers weighs 550 pounds and features an I-Beam-style boom and 20-inch stroke cylinder. Buckets are available in 12, 18 and 24 inches. The backhoe attachment is eight feet long from the mount plate to the tip of its heavy-duty No. 230 cast teeth.

Six compact wheel loaders introduced
Wacker Neuson’s line of compact wheel loaders features four articulated units and two all-wheel-steer models. The articulated units include the WL 18, WL 25, WL 30 and WL 50, powered by 25- to 75-horsepower engines. The all-wheel-steer machines include the 280 with a 49-horsepower Yanmar diesel engine, and the 850 with a 66-horsepower Deutz diesel engine. The company claims the line can save 30 percent in fuel compared with high-powered skid loaders.

Super Crawler on the prowl
The C100 Super Crawler from Rayco Manufacturing is powered by a 96-horsepower Kubota turbo diesel engine. Featuring Rayco’s Super Flow, the closed loop hydraulic system produces 39 gallons of pressure a minute at 5,500 psi. The two-speed crawler also has a 14-inch ground clearance, a 42-gallon fuel tank and a forestry cooling package.

Excavator for light residential, tight spaces
John Deere’s 75D mid-sized hydraulic excavator is equipped with a 54-horsepower diesel Tier IV-certified engine. Its reduced tail swing and 360-degree rotation make the 75D capable of operating in tight spaces as well as in light residential, site development and underground applications. Weighing 17,637 pounds, the 75D has a digging depth of just over 15 feet.

Rope bridge tree saddle with added comfort
Weaver’s Cougar extra wide back saddle from Blue Ridge Arborist Supply provides comfort in an added layer of memory foam. The leg straps have secure, quick connect buckles and are adjustable to fit a range of body sizes. The rope bridge is well suited for rope style micro pulleys and includes rubber bumpers.

Prevent losing eyewear on the job
With the Xcap from Toro, landscapers no longer have to worry about losing protective eyewear. Xcap headwear with extractable eyewear technology features retractors built into a hat, which also includes scratch-resistant safety glasses. The Xcap headwear package also includes 32-decibel rated earplugs.

Fountains add beauty and create healthy water
The Master Series from AquaMaster is available in 7.5- and 10-horsepower models. The circular cart design and oil-cooled motor with stainless steel power unit not only create an aesthetic fountain but also stimulate natural processes that result in healthier water. Fountains include high-density polyethylene floats, and rugged flotation tires make installation easy.

New light-weight spreader from Lebanon Turf
The Lebanon Turf spreader features a light-weight frame with an ergonomic design for reduced operator fatigue. The spreader includes a UV-protected hopper with 80-pound capacity, 13-inch pneumatic tires and an enclosed metal gear system. Three-sided deflection kits and hopper covers are optional.

Spray farther with Titan hydroseeder
Finn’s Titan hydroseeder is available in three tank sizes with working capacities ranging from 2,500 to 3,600 pounds. Powered by a 170-horsepower turbo diesel Cummins QSB engine, the Titan is capable of spraying distances up to 320 feet. Material capacities range from 8,000 to 12,400 pounds of granular solids and 1,250 to 1,800 pounds of fiber mulch.

Excavator linefor tight spaces
LBX’s line of Link-Belt Spin Ace Series minimum swing radius excavators features Isuzu Tier III engines. Available models include the 75SA, 80 Swing Boom, 135SA and 225SA with operating weights ranging from 17,500 to 53,800 pounds. A blade attachment is standard on the 75 and 80 models, and the 75 has an optional offset boom attachment. A blade option is available for the 135 and 225 models.

Environmentally friendly pesticide
A sugar-based insecticide, SorbiShield 90 uses sorbitol octanoate as its active ingredient. It works by burning holes in the outer covering of insects like mites, aphids, mealy bugs and other soft-bodied pests. Insects then quickly dry out and die, and the product dries and degrades into environmentally friendly compounds.

Portable flag pole mounting system
The Flagpole-To-Go from JTD Enterprises is a lightweight, portable, adjustable flagpole mounting system usable in a variety of applications. A thumbscrew clamp at the base mounts the system to most fixtures, and a second set of clamps holds the flagpole in place. An included joint moves the holder to point in any direction.

Change cutting modes without changing blades
With Kubota’s new T-Series lawn tractors featuring the Infinity Deck, operators can change cutting modes between side-discharge, mulching and grass catching without using tools or changing blades. Series models are powered by 18- to 23-horsepower engines and include Kubota’s clutchless hydrostatic transmission.

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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