Caterpillar utility grapple buckets and forks are designed for handling bulky and irregularly shaped debris encountered in landscaping. The utility-grade grapple buckets and forks grasp and pierce objects, such as landscaping timbers or ties, trees, large rocks, brush, branches, mulch and pine straw. Grapple buckets are available in three widths of 60, 66, and 72 inches with a maximum jaw opening on the grapple of 40 inches. Grapple forks have a jaw opening of 38 inches on both the nine-tine grapple fork, which measures 66 inches wide, and the 11-tine design, which is 72 inches wide. Caterpillar
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Efco's new HT27 features a coil spring anti-vibration system, a 180-degree rotating rear handle to change from horizontal to vertical cutting and a convenient thumb lever to change positions. The 11.7-pound hedge trimmer is powered by a 25.4 cc commercial-duty engine and has a blade length of 23.6 inches. Exhaust is vented forward, away from the operator, and a new-patented blade brake device activates when the throttle is released, stopping the blades in less than a second. Efco
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Briggs & Stratton Corp.'s new Fource 4-cycle engine is available for string trimmers and other hand-held outdoor power applications. The engine's 4-cycle technology offers easier starting and maintenance, more power and cleaner operation than the 2-cycle engines currently used on hand-held equipment. It provides 360-degree intermittent operation and 270-degree continuous operation. The 4-cycle technology enables the Fource engine to reduce exhaust emissions (hydrocarbons and nitrous oxide) by more than 70 percent. Briggs & Stratton Corp
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RedMax's new line of power sweepers feature engines that meet California's CARB II requirements, as well as EPA standards, without the need for a catalytic converter. Both sweepers are powered by RedMax's 25.4 cc Strato-charged 2-cycle engine, which lowers emissions by 74 percent, is 34 percent more fuel-efficient and weighs 5 percent less. The RNBZ2500 is equipped with a 21-inch nylon brush and the RMSZ2500S has a 21-inch rubber paddlewheel. The brush and paddlewheel are interchangeable between the two units, and other accessories such as a debris shield, trimmer/brush cutter, a long-reach hedge trimmer and 12-inch pole saw are available. RedMax
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Profile Products' new Tee & Fairway is designed to modify soil structure to provide a better agronomic root zone. Incorporated into heavily used tee box and fairway root zones during construction or as a part of a topdressing program, this product adds porosity to prevent compaction. It also holds moisture and nutrients, and provides the permanent balance of air and water pore space to increase drainage and prevent muddy conditions. Profile Products LLC
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Power Aisle's Electronic Hearing Protectors are available for the outdoor power equipment industry. The Hear and Protect unit incorporates speakers in each ear, a microphone and a control circuit. When sounds reach 85Db, the circuit discontinues transmitting to the speakers, at which point the device provides high performance NRR28 Hearing Protection. When sound levels fall below 85Db, normal hearing is restored. Hear and Protect also offers more than 200 hours battery life, hands-free operation, LED indicator light and a solid-state circuit. Power Aisle, Inc.
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ONLINE EQUIPMENT SEARCH
Rental Service Corporation has an online service for locating quality used equipment. The new online Used Equipment Search and Catalog System, found within the used equipment section of rentalservice.com, locates assets by country, state or zip code. Updates to the database of more than 13,000 used equipment assets occur every 24 hours, and equipment can be searched by category, make and size. Rental Service Corporation
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