Round up: Hand-held equipment

Hole digger handles various applications
The 330H Pro Series hole digger from General Equipment is powered by a Honda 5-horsepower, 4-cycle gasoline engine to deliver up to 190 foot-pounds of torque. If the auger’s capabilities are overloaded, or if it makes contact with buried obstacles, the centrifugal clutch will slip, reducing damage to the digger and protecting the operator. The unit accepts earth augers from 2 to 18 inches in diameter, in standard 3-foot digging lengths.

Take down large trees with new chainsaws
Two new chainsaws from Efco were designed with the power to cut down large trees. The MT7200 (70cc) and MT8200 (80cc) chainsaws feature a newly designed cylinder and piston assembly, a carburetor isolated from the crankcase by four anti-vibration mounts, a digital coil and adjustable oil pump. They come equipped with Efco’s anti-vibration system to reduce muscle fatigue.

New backpack blowers from Dolmar
Dolmar’s backpack blower models, PB-7600.4 and PB-7601.4, feature an OHV 4-stroke low-emission, fuel-efficient engine with hi-volume airflow. Operators will appreciate the comfortable frame designed for even weight distribution, vibration-dampers to reduce fatigue, low operation sound and convenient controls. Other aspects of the blowers include ergonomic-angled control handles and a decompression mechanism built into the cam gear for easier starting.

Reshape flowerbeds for well-manicured look
The Echo BRD-280 bed redefiner reshapes flowerbeds that have rounded over time. Featuring Echo’s 28.1cc Power Boost Vortex engine, the bed redefiner includes ergonomic rubber left and right handle grips, a 59-inch straight shaft with flex cable drive, an oversized, high-impact plastic shield with guide marker and large, adjustable support wheel. The six-finger metal blade has carbide tips for reduced wear.

Towable hydraulic earth drill
The HYD-TB11H towable hydraulic earth drill from Little Beaver features forward and reverse auger rotation and a three-position, 180-degree movable handle for drilling beside buildings or other structures. The variable 20-degree auger tilt allows vertical drilling in uneven terrain, and the drill requires less than 20 pounds of force to pivot to the digging position. Removable tow hitch permits easy transport.

Edger with low-emission engine
The FC 100 edger from Stihl features a curved shaft design powered by a low-emission engine. The unit has a lightweight, balanced design for increased control and added comfort. The edger includes a heavy-duty skid plate, adjustable depth wheel and uses a ratio of 50-to-1 fuel mix like other Stihl products.

Concrete chainsaw for hardscape contractors
The ICS 680GC is a gas-powered, 80cc concrete chainsaw that can make plunge cuts up to 14 inches deep in concrete, natural or synthetic stone and masonry. It can also carve square corners and precise angles with no overcuts. The 680GC can carve channels for water features and make small openings or other custom cuts in pavers and hardscape elements.

Jonsered updates trimmer model
Jonsered’s GC 2125 is a 25.4cc straight shaft trimmer that offers a 43-percent higher power-to-weight ratio compared with the previous model. It features a lightweight rigid steel drive shaft with splined lower end and threaded upper. A flanged bevel gear design eliminates grass winding. The GC 2125 is grass blade-ready with an integrated barrier bar and dual-use safety guard suitable for both blade and trimmer head.

Trimmers with increased performance
RedMax has three new MaxTorque Trimmers – the BCZ2450T, BCZ2650T and BCZ3050T. The new models provide 44-percent more cutting torque with 20-percent faster acceleration compared with previous RedMax models, offering an option for professionals who want a higher torque machine. All models feature the MaxSpeed Loader twist and load trimmer head and MaxClean air filtration system. Cutting power ranges from 8,000 rpm to 11,000 rpm.

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