Hardscaping Product Roundup

Updated Jun 3, 2012

Create outdoor kitchens in less time

With Stone Age Manufacturing’s new Cabinet Component System, landscape professionals can design and install an outdoor kitchen or entertainment area in less time than traditional methods. The modular outdoor kitchen islands combine reinforced lightweight concrete panels and a unique fastening system. The panels integrate seamlessly with other Stone Age products and don’t require surface preparation prior to finish application.

Skid steer to transport pavers

Case Construction’s new 400 Series 3 skid-steer loaders feature Tier III certified engines. The 440 model has an 83-horsepower engine, and the entire series has a 7-percent increase in headroom and a 6-percent increase in lap-bar width compared with previous models. The machine has a welded one-piece unitized chassis and steel fuel and hydraulic tanks. The radial lift works well for pushing or digging work, including material distribution.

Add rugged walls to your landscape

The Keystone Compac Hewnstone wall unit was created with Sculpterra Technology to provide a natural, rugged look. It has an open core design and high strength pin connection system. The product’s light weight and shorter tail design make it easy to handle and a good choice for projects where deep embedment length is not required.

Power cutter for hard-surface cutting

Dolmar’s new power cutters have improved filtration, carburetion and compression-release. The new design allows the saws to handle continuous use in rugged environments, and provides more comfort for longer operator use. Well-suited for various hard-
surface cutting applications, power cutter models have a maximum cutting depth between 97 millimeters and 147 millimeters.

Paver restraints that hold up in extreme temperatures

Permaloc BrickBlock is a paver restraint made from durable aluminum. It gives a thin profile that can be installed under or away from the pavers. The tall wall height allows units to be used with more paver options, and restraints have an extended base for added stability. BrickBlock can be installed in extreme temperatures without warping or becoming brittle.

LED lights illuminate hardscaping projects

Holiday Bright Lights’ LED light sets feature “Always Lit Technology” to illuminate small and large decorating projects. Lights are available in several styles and are all UV protected and constructed for outdoor use. They also come in a variety of colors, including pure white and classic white. Light sets are built with a copper connection to reduce corrosion, and smart chips prevent missing or broken bulbs from disabling the entire set.

Think ahead to winter profits
By joining the Christmas DĂ©cor franchise, landscapers have the opportunity to turn their slow winter season into a profitable season. The company provides the training to teach landscape professionals the ins and outs of Christmas lighting. In addition, Christmas DĂ©cor gives support, marketing guidance, sales systems, pricing and access to its product line.

Add landscape lighting to your services

Landscape professionals wanting to provide architectural and landscape lighting services to customers can benefit from Nite Time Décor, a company that teaches this niche service. Learn design and installation as well as sales and marketing. Add revenue to your company while using current resources like trucks, employees and equipment. Nite Time Décor’s team provides year-round support.

Versatile paver provides multiple looks

Pine Hall Brick’s Garden Walk clay paver has two different edges to give professionals different style options. The paver is less than 2 inches thick and measures 1.8 inches by 4 inches by 8 inches. One side of the paver has beveled edges to provide a pristine look, the other side has a square edge for a more traditional look. The Garden Walk paver works well in a range of pedestrian applications.

Edging designed exclusively for pavers

Pave Tech has a variety of restraints designed just for use with pavers. Pave Edge Rigid is designed for straight areas, but is flexible enough to support gradual curves. To line smaller curves, the rigid model can be cut easily. The product was created to withstand loading forces equivalent to a heavily trafficked residential driveway and occasional heavy truck loading. Restraints work well for sidewalks, driveways and patios.

Concrete mixer attachment for skid steers

The Scoop-N-Mix skid steer concrete mixer attachment from GE Attachments combines the advantages of a loader and a concrete mixer. Using the skid steer’s tilt cylinders, the mixer can rotate to a bucket loading position to scoop sand and gravel. Tilt the mixer back to an upright mixing position to add water and cement. Release concrete by opening the side gate or tilting the mixer forward.

Universal converter makes attachments easy

With the universal converter from Forkster, equipment owners can use any Bobcat MT attachments on a variety of other manufacturers’ equipment. The converter allows users of Toro Dingo, Ditch Witch, Case, Boxer and others to use Bobcat MT attachments easily. Toggle clamps give a secure way to quickly mount or remove the converter, just as you would with any other attachment.

Natural stone patterns with retaining wall system

Belgard’s new BelAir Wall system gives professionals more options for installation. Construct freestanding walls or retaining walls using pieces of varying heights and random patterns. The system incorporates two, three-inch and two, six-inch modular products that create a natural stone pattern. BelAir Wall system includes an easy-to-use locator system and trapezoidal caps and column units.

Lighting for small spaces

Cast Lighting’s new solid bronze fixture, the Mini China Hat path light, is the smallest version of the China Hat fixture line. It works well for pathways and nooks where larger fixtures interfere. Standing at 15 inches, this model features a solid bronze hat, vase and stake with a heavy-gauge copper stem. It can also be installed in freestanding planters.

Conquer erosion with polymeric sand

Sakrete Paver Set polymeric sand is the newest addition to Sakrete’s line of building and repair products. Paver Set is joint sand useful for patios, walkways and driveways. Once swept into paver joints and misted with water, Paver Set hardens to resist weeds, bugs and erosion. During the hardening process, the special polymers used in producing Paver Set adhere to the joints to combat Mother Nature’s forces. Paver Set is available in 25-pound pails and 50- and 60-pound bags.

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.
Attachments Idea Book Cover