Equipment roundup: Mecalac introduces new TA3SH power swivel site dumper

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Updated Jan 28, 2020
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Mecalac recently introduced the TA3SH power swivel site dumper, which the company says is part of the TA3 range that is designed for small to medium jobsites and is handy in confined or crowded areas.

The company says it will be displaying the TA3SH site dumper Feb. 10-12 at booth 1896 at the ARA Show.

“We are constantly looking for gaps in the marketplace and innovating products to meet those needs,” says Peter Bigwood, general manager for Mecalac North America. “These site dumpers deliver outstanding power and performance with the flexibility to operate in challenging areas.”

The company says the TA3SH is designed to deliver superior versatility and performance. The machine is 13 feet long and 6 feet 1 inch wide, and the company says the power swivel technology features forward and swivel tipping mechanisms to allow the load to rotate 90 degrees on either side before being tipped. This, the company says, reduced the need to move equipment.

Mecalac says the range of power swivel site dumpers features payload options from 1 to 10 tons, and the TA3SH’s payload capacity is 6,613 lbs.

The company says all power swivel site dumpers feature a heavy-duty locking device, which keeps the skip facing forward while on the move.

The company says the power swivel site dumpers set the standards for equipment innovation and performance with their operator technologies.

Available technologies include Start/Stop Control, Capture and Hazard Detection. The company says the Start/Stop Control improves on-site safety, minimizes fuel consumption and increases service intervals by automatically starting and stopping the engine in predetermined conditions.

The company says Capture is Mecalac’s telematics solution, allowing rental centers and site managers to monitor unit location, distance traveled and hours completed each day. Hazard Detection uses microwave radar to provide flawless obstacle detection.

“The technology built into Power Swivel site dumpers is phenomenal,” says Bigwood. “Mecalac is the world leader in site dumpers, drawing on more than 60 years of design and manufacturing. These innovative solutions are incomparable in the industry, demonstrating our commitment to making equipment safer and more efficient for operators.”

Mecalac says each power swivel site dumper meets the latest emissions compliance standards, and to avoid DEF- and DPF-related costs, the company says engines are rated at under 25 horsepower. The company adds that all models are equipped with Tier IV engines.

Toro Company acquires Venture Products, Inc.

The Toro Company has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the privately-held Venture Products, Inc., the manufacturer of Ventrac-branded products.

The company says the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, and it is currently anticipated to close before the end of Toro’s fiscal 2020 second quarter.

Based in Orrville, Ohio, Ventrac manufactures articulating turf, landscape and snow and ice management equipment for the grounds, landscape contractor, golf, municipal and rural acreage markets.

Count on it. Toro logoWith a combination of power and maneuverability, Ventrac says its products are designed to enable the operator to use the equipment in a variety of settings with ease.

Ventrac adds that its machines are trusted by customers for their hillside capabilities, their light footprint in soft turf conditions and their versatility with multi-season attachments to tackle a variety of applications.

“Ventrac is well recognized in the industry for its market-leading innovation and commitment to meeting the diverse needs of customers,” says Richard M. Olson, The Toro Company’s chairman and chief executive officer. “This acquisition supports our growth strategy in the professional market with the addition of a strong brand and expanded product offering to customers in the turf, landscape and snow and ice maintenance categories. We have long respected and admired the Ventrac team, and we look forward to helping them grow on the successful foundation they have built in Orrville, Ohio.”

“We are excited to become a part of The Toro Company and its family of leading brands,” says Dallas Steiner, chief executive officer of Venture Products, Inc. “The Toro Company is committed to a culture that aligns with our employee values, has a rich history of success in the marketplace and a proven track record of growing their brands. By joining with The Toro Company, it allows us to continue to serve our customers with authentic experiences and trusted products.”

Toro says it will purchase Venture Products, Inc. for $167.5 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments, and Toro says it expects to finance the transaction by borrowing under its existing revolving credit facility.

Honda products now offered at Lowe’s

Honda Power Equipment recently announced that it will now supply Lowe’s with a range of its premium, high-quality outdoor power products, including walk-behind lawn mowers, generators, snow blowers, pumps, tillers and string trimmers.

Honda says products are available now on and are being rolled out to Lowe’s retail locations nationwide during the next few weeks.

“We are committed to offering a wide selection of brands DIY and pro customers know and trust, and Honda strengthens our ability to deliver on customer expectations in outdoor power equipment,” says Bill Boltz, executive vice president of merchandising for Lowe’s. “By providing customers with more high-quality and durable products, we are making it even easier for our customers to complete their next outdoor project.”

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Lowe’s says the partnership with Honda brings some of the most durable and powerful products to the Lowe’s shopping experience.

Honda says the outdoor power products line is powered exclusively by four-stroke engines for improved reliability, better fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.

“The partnership between Honda and Lowe’s will help bring the industry’s best lawn and garden products to even more households nationwide,” says Will Walton, vice president of Honda Power Equipment. “At Honda, we’re looking forward to a relationship with Lowe’s and serving their customers with exceptional products through an exceptional shopping experience.”

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