Product roundup: Bandit expands line of skid-steer loader attachments

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Bandit Industries Model SA25

Bandit Industries, Inc. has recently expanded its line of skid-steer loader attachments that includes the Model SA-25. The Model SA-25 is a hydraulically powered stump grinder attachment that operates off a loader’s existing high flow hydraulic systems.

The company says the SA-25 joins Bandit’s already robust lineup of skid-steer loader attachments, which includes the Model 60FM and Model 72FM forestry mulchers and the Bandit Stump Gun vertical stump grinder. The SA-25 features a 24.5-inch diameter Revolution cutterwheel, which Bandit says is the same size cutterwheel found on some of the company’s largest self-propelled stump grinders.

“Skid-steer loaders are already on the job all over the world,” said Jason Morey, Bandit sales manager. “Adding a Model SA-25 or Stump Gun stump grinder makes quick work of stump removals in land clearing, right-of-way or construction jobs. And a Model 60FM or 72FM can turn your skid-steer loader into your most productive mulching machine.”

Lawn Butler selected Utah’s Best Business Service Provider

Picture1Lawn Butler was recently selected by Best of State as the Best Business Service Provider in Utah. According to Best of State, this award is only given to the top performing business service provider in the state of Utah.

Lawn Butler was judged in categories such as General Service practices, community service and development and innovation of services. Best of State says that a landscaping contractor has never before won this award, and in addition to the BOSS statue Lawn Butler also brought home three other medals.

Lawn Butler says that the company continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in their business, and their five-year organic growth stands at roughly 320 percent.

“Our team has worked very hard to continue to grow our business and make it what it is today,” said Rudy Larsen, president and CEO of Lawn Butler. “This is just well earned validation that what our team is doing is working. Though only about 30 people could be at the banquet that night this was a full team effort from all 130 team members.”

Registration open for Sustainable Landscape Conference

Penn StateIn cooperation with the Lehigh Gap Mature Center and others, Penn State Master Gardeners are hosting a one-day Sustainable Home Landscaping Conference on June 24 at Moravian College. The conference will offer information on sustainable yard practices for those in the greater Lehigh Valley area.

Jeff Barg from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will open the conference; he will speak about the influence of open space on the well-being and health of communities. Other presentations for the day will be about the relationships between water quality and yard practices, integrated pest management, home landscape design using native plants and past and present home garden trends.

There will also be an optional tour of the Moravian College campus that will feature distinctive trees, as well as the campus rain garden and the Moravian Settlement display garden.

The cost of the conference is $25 with lunch included, and registration can be done online. The deadline for registration is June 20.

Conference partners include the county conservation districts, Wildlands Conservancy, the Lehigh Valley chapters of the Penn State Master Gardeners, several local colleges, the D&L Heritage Corridor, Edge of the Woods Plant Nursery, Nurture Nature Center and others.

Fecon introduces new excavator rotating tree shear

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Fecon recently introduced the FRS10, a Fecon Rotating Shear. This excavator tree shear provides 360-degree rotation, which the company says allows operators to save time and be more efficient with less repositioning of the excavator. Fecon also says that due to the shear being able to load chippers, the FRS provides much needed safety.

The FRS10 can cut up to 14-inch material and is for 12-18 ton excavators. The company says it can also be equipped with an accumulation arm to allow the operator to bunch items into smaller material.

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