Round Up: Handheld equipment

Operate all day with Shindaiwa trimmer
Shindaiwa introduces the T242 trimmer for professional landscapers. The full anti-vibration system and electronic ignition system allow operators to work all day by providing increased comfort and quick, easy starts. The 1.1-horsepower T242 includes a two-stroke engine with two-piston ring and four-bolt chrome-plated cylinder. Other specifics of this trimmer include a displacement of 1.5 cubic inches, a dry weight of 11 pounds and a fuel tank capacity of 22.7 ounces.

Trim and cut brush with Dolmar’s MS-260 C
The new string trimmer and brushcutter from Dolmar, the MS-260 C, is powered by a two-stroke Mitsubishi engine. The shaft is made of zinc-plated steel, and the Tap&Go trimmerhead offers a cutting swath of 17 inches. Users can expect low vibration due to the rubber dampers, and the MS-260 C comes equipped with a multifunction handle and easy start system with primer. Other features include a harness and a universal guard for the blade and trimmer head.

Echo introduces new series of trimmers
Echo’s new SRM-280 series of trimmers includes four model variations: standard (SRM-280), steel shaft (SRM-280S), high torque (SRM-290T) and U-handle (SRM-280U). All four models are equipped with a 28.1-cubic centimeter Power Boost Vortex engine, ergonomically comfortable rubber left and right handle grips, commercial-grade felt air filtration and a 21.6-ounce fuel tank. The Standard, High Torque and U-handle models have an ECHOmatic Pro trimmer head. Each model is also convertible for blade use with an optional kit.

Trim hedges with new Jonsered models
Tilton Equipment’s Jonsered HT 2124 is equipped with a 21.5-inch blade, while the HT 2124T has a 23.5-inch blade and features a three-position, twist-lock rotating handle. This handle allows the operator to adjust to various cutting angles with less effort. Both models have a 22.5 cc engine and air purge primer and choke. Another feature is the spring-assist starting system that reduces the pulling effort needed to start the machine. Other highlights include the wide contour front handle and large capacity, translucent fuel tank.

Rake offers two tools in one
Radius Garden introduces the NRG STX Pitch Rake, a redesigned bow rake that doubles as a pitch fork. The curved carbon steel head allows the user to rake with less downward pressure as it moves debris to the center. This also cuts down on job time and effort exerted. When used as a pitch fork, the light and strong fiberglass shaft and ergonomic grip offer increased leverage and comfort.

Handle pruning and trimming with Natanoko 2000
SilkyUSA introduces the Natanoko 2000, an upgraded version of the Natanoko 330 curved hand saw. Equipped with a low angle curve, hard chrome-plated, taper-ground 13-inch blade, this saw cuts branches fast and leaves a smooth finish to any pruning job. It features a non-slip rubber handle that absorbs vibration which increases operator comfort as well as provides an enhanced grip in wet weather or when using gloves.

Sift while you shovel
Included in Midwest Rake’s line of Toolite shovels is the Easy Dig Mud and Muck Releasing and Sifting shovel. Its design features holes in the shovel making sifting debris from sand, gravel and other similar materials easier. The design also works well for digging in mud, clay or water-saturated substances. This shovel features a 14-gauge tempered steel head and thick-walled fiberglass handle. Two grip options are available with either a 5-inch double dipped grip or a one piece molded D-grip.

Eliminate debris with backpack blower
The newest backpack blower from RedMax, the EBZ3000RH, is lightweight but powerful. Weighing in at a dry weight of 13.4 pounds, the blower is powered by a 30-cc Strato-Charged engine. Designed for light commercial and consumer use, it removes debris with a maximum air speed of 131 miles per hour. The blower also comes equipped with a 36.5-ounce fuel capacity, oversized shoulder straps and contoured back pad.

Multi-task with the new trimmer from Stihl
The Stihl KM 130 R is the latest edition in Stihl’s KombiSystem. The KM 130 R is powered by a low-emission gasoline engine. The model has an 18-ounce fuel capacity and features a split-shaft design to make changing attachments quick and easy. Available attachments for the KM 130 R include trimmer, grass blade, pole pruner attachment and a blower attachment.

Trimmer created to withstand demanding jobs
Efco’s 8250 IC Ergo trimmer was designed with frequent users in mind. To prolong engine life, Efco designed it with a nickel surface-treated cylinder, heavy-duty three-piece crankshaft and forged connecting rod. The balanced weight of the 8250 IC Ergo and the ergonomic handle allow for easier control of the trimmer. To prevent impact vibration and wear, the solid steel drive shaft is mounted on five internal self-lubricating bushings. Other features include a 1.2-horsepower engine and a 1-inch diameter aluminum outer shaft.

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.
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