Efco recently introduced its DS 3000 T brush cutter for professionals. The 2-stroke, 1.5-horsepower engine can handle brush at most landscaping job sites while providing extended operator comfort, Efco says.
The manufacturer says the DS 3000 T is equipped with an “Easy On” starting system and its ergonomic bike handle reduces vibrations.
Efco says the clutch housing is made with aluminum for reduced weight and increased durability, while the heavy-duty gearbox ensures the brush cutter can stand up to intense use.
Line can be reloaded in 30 seconds, and the machine includes a professional harness and four-tooth steel blade.
For more details, visit the company’s website here.
Check out Mean Green’s solar-assisted machines
Mean Green Products says its solar-assisted mowers, or SAMs, can save the user nearly $11,000 in the first year of operation. With the introduction of the product, the company declares, “a new, innovative way of ‘futuristic’ commercial mowing has arrived.”
In introducing SAM, Mean Green Products calls it the latest brainchild of “the only company that can already offer true, all day, low noise, zero emission commercial mowing.”
SAM is an optional solar electric canopy that can be added to the commercial electric Mean Green CXR-52 (52-inch deck) or CXR-60 (60-inch deck) ZTR ride-on mower. The Hamilton, Ohio-based company stresses that all of its products are designed, engineered and built in the United States.
Mean Green Products has been manufacturing commercial electric mowers since 2009. The introduction of the SAM solar canopy “allows our company to take a giant leap into the future of commercial mowing,” said company President Joe Conrad. “No longer are we bound to inefficient, polluting internal combustion engine mowers of our grandparents’ era. Now, everyone has the option of choosing a clean, economical, efficient mower that delivers us to the future of the commercial landscape industry.”
In addition to developing SAM, Conrad says, Mean Green’s “NexGen CXR” mowers have undergone a number of improvements in recent years. The machines now boast more substantial use of hybrid construction materials such as military grade aluminum alloys and high strength steel, he said.
The patent pending CXR has a newly designed “Green Lithium” battery system (also patent pending) capable of 20-percent longer run time than last year’s model, which achieved all-day run times.
With the SAM canopy, Conrad says, run times are even higher. He notes, too, that while the Green Lithium batteries weigh slightly more than earlier batteries, overall weight in the NexGen CXR mowers is actually 10 percent lower due to changes in material used.
“The final result,” the company president says, “is a quiet, powerful, zero emission, all battery-electric commercial mower weighing less than most commercial gas mowers that is capable of harvesting free energy from the sun and can run all day long.”