Power Up

Updated Feb 15, 2013

New battery-, solar-, diesel- and hydraulic-powered equipment for your fleet

Get Rid of Geese
Whether you’re maintaining a golf course or commercial retention pond, Canada geese can leave a mess and be a nuisance. (One goose can eat up to 4 pounds of grass per day, leaving behind 3 pounds of waste.) The AwayWithGeese system provides a way to get rid of the birds without harsh chemicals, dogs or noise-making devices. The system operates at night and produces an amber 360-degree beam of light directed at goose eye-level and then recharges itself during the day. This beam simulates the eye reflection of a predator and disrupts the geese’s ability to sleep. Then, the geese no longer consider this area “safe.” The AwayWithGeese company uses Google Earth to take a snapshot of the property to recommend the best placement of the system. The system covers 3 1/2 acres and is available for land, water, sports and dock/roof units. Fore more information, visit awaywithgeese.com.
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Speed control
Powered by a 3.0Ah slide-type battery, Hitachi Power Tools’ DS18DBL 18V lithium-ion brushless driver drill has 593 inch-pounds of turning torque. The drill features an all-metal 1/2-inch ratcheting keyless chuck, 22-stage clutch and an electronic speed-control switch. The DS18DBL is 8.1 inches long and weighs 4.4 pounds. For more information, visit hitachipowertools.com.
Hitachi Power Tools
Opposite rotation
Bobcat’s line of three-point tillers is compatible with compact tractors and Toolcat 5610 utility work machines. The tiller models have working widths of 43, 55 and 67 inches and an adjustable tilling depth up to 5 inches. The attachments are gear-driven, equipped with slip-clutch protection and have tines that rotate in the opposite direction as the tires when the tractor/Toolcat is moving forward. For more information, visit bobcat.com.
Robotic mower
Safely cut light brush and grass on hazardous, demanding or labor-intensive areas with the Tiger Prowler – a fully remote-controlled, zero-turn, tracked mower. With a 52-inch-wide rotary cut, the mower is PTE rated for operation on side slopes up to 50 degrees and with a working range up to 300 feet for the remote control. For more information, visit tigermowers.com.
Diesel, hybrid trucks
Hino Trucks’ Class 5 195 and 195h COE trucks are available with a diesel (195) or diesel-electric hybrid (195h) powertrain. The 19,500 GVW trucks feature 210 horsepower and 440 pound-foot of torque from Hino’s 5-liter J05E Series engine. Both models feature a wide cab with a North American standard 33-inch frame width, 56,900 PSI frame and standard center-mounted rear fuel tank. For more information, visit hino.com.
With an operating weight of 38,656 pounds, Kobelco Construction Machinery America’s SK170 excavator digs up to 21 feet 5 inches. Part of the Kobelco Mark 9 excavator series, the SK170 features a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emission system and a fully automatic engine and hydraulic warm-up system. The cab has repositioned controls, moveable front and door windows and air-suspension seat with heated cushions. For more information, visit kobelcoamerica.com.
Kobelco Sk170 Mark9excavator



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