With a unique design and low center of gravity, the EZair aerator from Billy Goat is easier to control on slopes and delivers more consistent results because all tines penetrate evenly. Rear casters provide maneuverability, and combined with the front differential, allow the product to turn on a dime. Designed for years of trouble-free operation, these industrial-duty aerators are built for everyday contractor use. The EZair aerator is engineered to be simple to use and to service, with easy access to inspection and maintenance points.
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The Kombi Line Marker from Broyhill is a walk-behind line marking system that is self-contained and self-cleaning. It has a 5-gallon-capacity poly tank with an 8-inch fill well and strainer basket. The built-in 1.5-gallon fresh-rinse tank with self-cleaning system and the hinged access door make maintenance a breeze. With a heavy-duty 12-volt diaphragm pumping system that includes a rechargeable power pack, this line marker packs more power than the average walk-behind line marker. It also allows for maneuverability and straighter lines.
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The Stihl BR 420C Magnum backpack blower is the catalytic muffler version of Stihl's BR 420 unit. It includes a catalytic converter that reduces engine exhaust emissions released into the environment. The blower offers a powerful 56.5-cc engine that delivers air speeds over 170 mph. The fuel tank is isolated from the fan housing for lower vibrations and easy maintenance. The blower is fitted with a heavy-duty filter system that has a self-cleaning vertical pleated air filter.
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Husqvarna's WHF5218ETS is a hydro drive walk-behind mower that has an 18-hp V-Twin Kawasaki engine with electric start. With a 52-inch cutting width, the unit offers a quality cut featuring floating decks using the Advanced Cutting System and three adjustable anti-scalp rollers. The unit's QuickLift deck lift system is located in the operator zone, allowing operators to quickly adjust the cutting height from 1.5 inches to 6 inches without having to leave the controls. The mower has a heavy-duty welded 10 gauge steel deck able to withstand tough mowing conditions.
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TURF PUTTING GREENS
Landscape contractors looking for niche services and year-round business can use the same equipment it takes to install a brick patio to sell and install All Pro synthetic turf putting greens. Advanced polypropylene turf offers a dense and durable surface that simulates real grass greens but without the expense of maintenance. Looks great with surrounding landscape, water gardens, retaining walls and sand traps.
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J.R. Huston Enterprises announces Jim Huston's new book, How to Price Landscape & Irrigation Projects, a textbook on estimating for the green industry. A set of six audio CDs and a Microsoft Excel CD complement the book, making it a complete learning system for active contractors, startups, college professors, instructors and students. The book is a step-by-step, hands-on guide that provides a comparative analysis of the six most common methods of estimating used in the market today. It shows how to price projects accurately and also explains Six Sigma, the total quality management process and how to run jobs right from the bid sheet.
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Rain Master's iCentral system allows customers using Eagle series controllers to receive instant alerts and connect to real-time weather updates. iCentral transforms Rain Master's RME Eagle Controller into an Internet-enabled irrigation control center. Customers can adjust and monitor their irrigation programs using the technology of the Web wherever they are. This system offers Evapo-Transpiration or ET data management, remote access and operation of multiple controllers through the convenience of the Internet and real-time system notifications via text message or e-mail.
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The Turf Tiger zero-turn rider from Scag eliminates double cutting, even in tall, tough grasses or weeds. With the Tiger's 10-mph ground speed and 10-gallon fuel capacity, it takes fewer stops to refuel. The Turf Tiger has a low center of gravity and ideal weight distribution for increased hillside stability and positive traction on all kinds of terrain. The double-yolk-clamp drive shaft ensures a reliable drive system.
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The 412 Turf Tender from Dakota Peat & Equipment features a 2-yard hopper and is designed to spread any type of material needed for turf maintenance or construction. An electrically controlled hydraulic system allows the operator to control spinner speed and belt speed from the tractor seat for on-the-go spread pattern adjustments.
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The Turbine blower from The Grasshopper Co. mounts on Grasshopper 700 and 900 series true zero-turn front-mount mowers. The 360-degree nozzle rotation makes it easy to direct airflow for faster clean up. The blower produces up to 9,500 cfm at 150 mph.
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The Groundmaster 4100-D from The Toro Co. is an all out-front rotary that offers superior operator visibility with a 10.5-foot width of cut. It runs on a Kubota 60-hp turbo-charged diesel engine and offers 54-, 89- and 124-inch cutting widths. Other features include a full time bi-directional 4-wheel drive and ability to mow a 0-inch uncut circle without the use of wheel brakes.
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