Bobcat's Loader X-Change Mount allows a number of compact excavator attachments to be used on Bobcat loaders. The Cutter Crusher and Hydraulic Breaker attachments are the first to be offered for the new system. The company plans to expand the system to include other attachments, such as trenchers and augers. Bobcat
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ARTICULATING ROTARY MOWER
The Ransomes AR-250 articulating rotary mower features five steerable floating cutting units, allowing it to closely follow ground contours. It is powered by a 36- or 44-hp turbocharged Kubota diesel engine. The mower has a parallel-series, 4-wheel-drive transmission and a 98-inch cutting width. Side-discharge and twin-blade mulching decks are available. Ransomes
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Toro's new Stump Grinder attachment is designed to handle any stump-removal project. The attachment, used on Dingo compact utility loaders, features a 17-inch cutter wheel with 12 cutting teeth, a wheel speed of 2,000 revolutions per minute and a tooth tip speed of 148 feet per second. It has a 36-inch above-grade maximum cutting height and 16.5-inch below-grade maximum cutting depth to remove all stump material. You can also position the wheel index at a 30-degree angle to handle troublesome roots. Toro
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3D LANDSCAPE SOFTWARE
Punch! Software, LLC offers a design package called Master Landscape & Home Design, which allows professionals to design 3D landscapes. The program allows you to customize the topography to match any irregular surface or elevation. You can select from more than 2,300 plants and then drag-and-drop 3D landscaping, including plants, trees, fencing, benches and gazebos. The program also allows you to watch plants grow over 1- to 5-year periods to check placement and height. Punch! Software, LLC
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Seed Research of Oregon has released a new grass-seed variety, Showcase Kentucky bluegrass, for golf-course superintendents, sod growers and sports-field managers. The bluegrass has a high degree of summer-patch resistance and tolerates ½-inch fairway mowing heights. It has a dark-green, uniform color and forms a compact, fine-textured turf. The seeding rate for new turf is 2 pounds per 1,000 square feet or 75 to 100 pounds per acre. Seed Research of Oregon
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Pickseed West has developed a cultivar of hybrid ryegrass called Transist, which combines the turf quality of perennial ryegrass with the rapid transition characteristics of annual ryegrass. It can be seeded alone or blended with other ryegrasses for use in overseeding. Pickseed West, Inc.
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