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AUGUST 2013 issue of
Rental Management

Fall cleanup tools and equipment
07/30/2013

This month, Rental Management looks at fall cleanup tools and equipment including brushcutters, stump grinders, skid-steers, aerators, dethatchers and other lawn and garden equipment.

Morbark stump grinder

800-831-0042; www.morbark.com

The G 42 SP stump grinder from Morbark, Winn., Mich, is designed for grinding smaller stumps. Its compact size allows it to be driven to sites that couldn’t be reached with larger stump grinders, the company says. Equipped with a 27-hp or 38-hp engine, the G 42 SP includes four-up comfort grip fingertip controls, an electric clutch with cutting system brake and high-gloss Morthane paint. There is a choice of three cutting system options.
 

Case Construction Equipment skid-steer

866-542-2736; casece.com

The Case SV185 medium-frame skid-steer from Case Construction Equipment, Racine, Wis., meets Tier 4 final emission standards using a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) solution only. The SV185 skid-steers are updated with a new ISM diesel four-cylinder turbocharged and after-cooled engine with a high pressure common rail (HPCR) fuel system design and electronic controls.
 

SitePro from Worksaver tine grapples

217-324-5973; wssitepro.com

The low-profile tine grapples offered by SitePro from Worksaver, Litchfield, Ill., are designed to move rocks, brush, wood, metal and other materials while leaving the dirt behind. The tines are designed for skid-steers and are available in 72-, 78- and 84-in. overall length with 14, 15 and 16 tines respectively. Features include lower tines spaced at 5½ in., 3,000-psi cylinders and cylinder guards to protect cylinders and components. Hoses are equipped with “connect under pressure” flat-faced couplers.
 

Billy Goat Industries dethatcher

800-776-7690; billygoat.com

The PR550 power rake/dethatcher from Billy Goat Industries, Lee’s Summit, Mo., has infinite fine height adjustment, steel guards to protect bearings and pulleys, heavy-duty wheels and no-tool folding handles. It is designed to remove matted thatch from turf in 20-in. passes. The machine is available with a 205-cc Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine or a 162-cc Honda engine.
 

Ditch Witch tool carrier

800-654 6481; ditchwitch.com

The Ditch Witch SK750 compact tool carrier from The Charles Machine Works, Perry, Okla., has 24.8-hp diesel engine, up to 800 lbs. of lift capacity, 81-in. lift height, and compatibility with 70 attachments. A high-drive track system with bolt-on sprockets, wide track rollers and replaceable spindles is designed to allow conversion from narrow to wide track stance and for rotation of tracks to provide up to 40 percent more track life, the company says.
 

Loftness mulching head

800-828-7624; vm-logix.com

The Carbide Cutter G3 mulching head attachment for skid-steers from Loftness, Hector, Minn., is available in 51-, 61- and 71-in. cutting widths. All models are offered with a variety of carbide-tipped and heat-treated steel teeth. The Carbide Cutter G3 features a two-stage cutting chamber with staggered counter teeth and a shear bar. This combination of features results in small particle sizes, while eliminating the jamming and wrapping issues, the company says.
 

Turf Teq brushcutter

866-503-8873; www.turfteq.com

The Model 1305BC brushcutter from Turf Teq, Honey Brook, Pa., has a 13-hp Honda engine, hydrostatic forward/reverse drive, variable angle/oscillating cutting head and side discharge. The operating speed is infinitely variable with the forward/reverse control lever at the operator’s right hand. The model 1305BC also features a multi-use tractor with quick attach that can be converted to operate a power edger, power broom, power rake
or plow.
 

 

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Echo chain saw

847-540-8400; echo-usa.com

The CS-303T top-handle chain saw from Echo, Lake Zurich, Ill., is available in 12- and 14-in. bar designs. The saw has an automatic/adjustable oiler, a side-access chain tensioner, a vibration reduction system, a purge bulb and an inertia chain brake. The company says the CS-303T is based on the company’s most popular design with a  proven engine that has been redesigned for increased power, fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.
 

JCB backhoe

912-447-2000; jcbna.com

The 3CX-14 backhoe loader from JCB, Savannah, Ga., is powered by a Tier 4 final 74-hp JCB Ecomax engine, providing a five percent reduction in fuel usage, the company says. The machine also has a dual-synchro JCB SynchroShuttle transmission. The 3CX retains the triple-gear-pump EcoDig hydraulic system, designed to allow the operator to drop the engine rpm while operating the backhoe and still maintain a high flow rate.
 

General Equipment Co. hole digger

800-533-0524; generalequip.com

The 240H hole digger from General Equipment Co., Owatonna, Minn., is a one-man, hand-held unit for digging holes up to 8 in. in diameter to a standard depth of 30 in. A 15-in. plain-tube extension is available to extend digging depth. The 240H hole digger uses a Honda GX35 all-position, four-stroke, air-cooled, 35.8-cu.-cm.displacement engine that provides 1.3 net hp and produces a maximum drilling torque of 50 ft.-lbs.
 

Bradco brushcutter

800-456-7100; paladinattachments.com

The Bradco Ground Shark™ standard duty brushcutter from Paladin Attachments, Dexter, Mich., can cut light to medium density brush and hardwoods up to 4 in. in diameter. A dual pressure relief valve on the hydraulic motor is standard, protecting against any pressure spikes that could damage the drive system, the company says. Three bi-directional blades cut in either direction to extend the operational life of the blades. The cutter has a heavy-duty ¼-in. steel deck, a quiet drive train and a shielded motor to protect from falling debris and damage. It is available in 60-, 72- and 78-in. widths.
 

 

Canycom brushcutter

888-450-0381; canycomsales.com

The CMX227 AWD ride-on brushcutter from Canycom USA, Bellevue, Wash., has a shaft-driven cutter head to eliminate belts and pulleys, and a swing-away deck designed for easier maintenance, the company says. The machine is built low to the ground for cutting under low-hanging branches and trellises. No tools are necessary to change blades in the field. The blade can be adjusted to cut as high as 6 in.

 
   

Honda tiller

770-497-6400; powerequipment.honda.com

The FG110 tiller from Honda Power Equipment, Alpharetta, Ga., has a Honda four-stroke engine, weighs less than 29 lbs. and has a 9-in. tilling width with hybrid tines that spin at up to 294 rpm. Optional aerator, edger, and dethatcher attachments are available.

 

Bobcat grinder

www.bobcat.com/attachments/stump_grinder

The Bobcat stump grinder attachment from Bobcat, West Fargo, N.D., mounts directly to the front of a machine for maneuvering in tight areas and exact positioning. Mounted at a 90-degree angle to the operator, the stump grinder is designed to offer increased visibility to the cutting area, giving the operator a wide view.

 

 

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Simplify Your Tools sweeper attachment wheel kit

608-259-6501; sweeper-wheels.com

The Sweeper Wheels wheel kit from Simplify Your Tools, Verona, Wis., is designed for sweeper attachments used on split shaft multi-task tools manufactured by Stihl, Echo, Shindaiwa, Red Max and Husqvarna. The wheel kit is designed to reduce fatigue to the engine. According to the company, customers have said that the wheel kit has significantly reduced the physical strength and endurance needed to operate the tool.
 

Stens Corp. commercial lawnmower blades

800-457-7444; www.stens.com

The Silver Streak® tooth blades and OEM replacement blades from Stens Corp., Jasper, Ind., include more than 500 sizes and types of blades, with a selection of toothed, notched and rolled air-lift blades as well as flat and low-lift blades. Flat and low-lift blades make less contact with grass clippings and keep debris low and out of the deck, the company says, so that dry, sandy or coastal lawns won’t throw sand to harm the deck. The company says the blades are reversible to give twice the blade life.
 

 

Terex Environmental Equipment chipper

800-953-5532; www.terex.com/environmental-equipment

The TAC 790 arborist chipper from Terex Environmental Equipment, Farwell, Mich., is designed for chipping hardwood and soft woods loaded by an excavator and grapple. Materials of different sizes are chipped up to a maximum diameter of 20-in. round and 36-in. flat bundles and off cuts. The TAC 790 can process an average of 50 metric tons per hour on hardwood. The TAC 790 arborist chipper is capable of being loaded by timber crane and wheel loader with bucket, and can be set up for processing whole tree chipping on the site.

 
   

Gandy aerator

800-443-2476; gandy.net

The Gandy 4914S pull-type aerator from Gandy Co., Owatonna, Minn., has a coring width of 34 in. and can be used with small or medium-size tractors or utility vehicles. This unit is made of 11-gauge steel and has a steel shaft equipped with ¾-in. coring spoons with a depth up to 2.5 in. Quick-release dolly handles are designed to allow the operator to flip the dolly wheels into the transport or work position. A built-in weight tray is included.

 

Boxer mini skid-steer

800-831-0042; boxerequipment.com

The 300 Series mini skid-steer from Boxer Equipment, now produced by Morbark, Winn, Mich., is the  company’s smallest entry into the mini-skid market at 34.5 in. wide. The 300 Series has a tip capacity as high as 1,325 lbs. and an operating capacity as high as 663 lbs. at 50 percent tip load. Rubber tracks are designed to offer low ground pressure for minimal surface damage.

 

 

 

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