MOWER COLLECTION SYSTEM
The Grasshopper Company's Power-Vac Collection System is engineered especially for the True ZeroTurn M1 Series Models 225, 321D, 325 and 428D. It is compatible with 52-inch and 61-inch DuraMax decks and allows you to mulch, bag or side discharge with the same deck. It is powered by a right-hand spindle to eliminate the noise and maintenance of an auxiliary motor. It also features one-pin installation for attachment and removal. The Grasshopper Co.
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STIHL's new BR 340L backpack blower is designed with a fan wheel and muffler for use in sound-restricted areas. At 69 dB(A) sound pressure, it meets many areas' “under 70 dB(A)” requirements. The BR 340L features the IntelliCarb compensating carburetor, which is designed for long running times at full power without the need for frequent air-filter cleanings. Optional features include a sprayer conversion kit and a metering pump kit. STIHL Inc.
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Miltona Turf Products' new Jobsaver overseeding attachments fit both the Cushman/Ryan GA30 and John Deere 800. Jobsaver attachments are designed to prepare a seedbed without affecting the putting surface. This allows overseeding to take place while keeping the area in play. Its cone-shaped spikes create more than 100 holes per square foot, spaced one inch on center. The holes are ½- to ¾-inch deep to provide proper seed germination. Miltona Turf Products
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ROCK VACUUM SYSTEM
RockVac's new 850CFM vacuum system removes rock and mulch from landscape beds. Powered by a 24-hp Honda engine, the vacuum is also able to remove sand, gravel, wood chips, debris and dirt from a variety of surfaces. It draws material through its hose into a steel hopper. The material is then “gravity-dumped” into a wheelbarrow, skid loader bucket or trailer.
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GEMPLER's Vantage Pro multi-function weather station can help growers who practice IPM to decide if they should apply pesticide to their plants. The unit allows you to view the temperature, humidity, barometric pressure, rainfall measurements, wind speed, wind chill and dew point at a glance. It also includes an integrated sensor suite with rain collector, temperature and humidity sensors, anemometer and 40-foot anemometer cable. A 100-foot cable connects the sensors to the console. A wireless unit with a line of sight up to 800 feet is also available. GEMPLER's
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INTERNET JOB LISTINGS
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has an online service for job listings in the outdoor power equipment industry. As part of its home page, CyberLawn, this new feature is open to everyone with an interest in the industry's job market. Industry employers with position openings can go to http://opei.mow.org, click on “Job Listings,” fill out forms online and a few clicks later the ad will be posted for 30 days. OPEI
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