Editor’s Picks

Updated Feb 19, 2013

Wow your clients with mobile landscape designs, versatile attachments and these other innovative products.

Design App for iPad

Would you like to create landscape designs when you’re out of the office? Now, there’s an app for that. Transfer a project from your computer or create a design from scratch on your iPad with Drafix Software’s Pro Landscape Companion. Working with Pro Landscape Version 18, the app lets you show customers complete proposals in an impressive format, as well as 3D movies and other design options created with Pro Landscape. The app is free from the App Store on the iPad or at itunes.com/appstore. This app will be available for other tablets soon.

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Don’t let snow push you around

Designed for sidewalk snow removal, Pro-Tech’s V-Plow Sno Pushers have universal couplers for attaching to both skid steers and tractors. Three V-Plow models are available with 4-, 5- and 6-foot widths and are constructed from 1/2-inch hardened steel. The V configuration is angled to slice through snow, whereas the moldboards are rounded for windrowing.

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Spray at full throttle

Irrigate sports fields, parks, playgrounds and other public areas with Underhill International’s Magnum UltraMax variable flow, hose-end nozzles. Available in four models with optional pistol or firefighter grips, the full-throttle nozzles feature a single variable flow in either high volume (15 to 40 gpm) or low volume (12 to 19 gpm). The nozzles are constructed from aircraft aluminum, stainless steel and thermoplastic rubber.

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Grass throwdown

Mow close to trees and other lawn obstacles with the Land Pride FDR3690’s tapered deck. This rear discharge grooming mower directs clippings and other debris toward the ground. It features a blade tip speed of 16,500 fpm, four 13-inch semi-solid tires, 90-inch cutting width and six free-swinging, medium-lift blades.

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Split in either direction

Dosko released the 2000LS-H two-way log splitter last month at The Rental Show in New Orleans. The 25-inch horizontal log splitter features a 160-cc Honda OHV commercial engine and has a 20-ton splitting force. It uses a two-stage, 11-gpm hydraulic pump and has a seven-second cycle time.

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Take on work in spades

Dig, place and carry trees and debris with the FFC tree spade by Paladin Construction. With no moving parts, the tree spade is available in 36-, 40-, 44- and 48-inch ball sizes and attaches to skid steer, utility tractor and backhoe loaders. The 3/8-inch plate construction with a sharp tapered edge digs the ideal hole for trees.

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Tackle tough terrain

For aggressive on- and off-road traction, Dick Cepek’s Crusher radial tire features three-ply sidewalls and skull and cross bone Sidebiters. The tire has deep shoulder lugs, outlined white letters, a non-directional tread patter and is available in a variety of sizes.

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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