January 1, 2016

Pro zero-turn mower

XRZ Pro is the latest addition to the Bob-Cat zero-turn mower line. Specially designed to handle obstacles and diverse terrain, the mower is equipped with the TufDec Pro cutting system to prevent scalping and leave lawns with a uniform appearance. Twin hydrostatic transaxles and a Kawasaki engine propel the XRZ Pro to an eight-mph top speed. The mower includes an EVC high-back bucket seat and oversize control handles to reduce rider fatigue.


Customizable loader control software

JCB’s new myCHOICE controls are now available on all JCB Skid Steer and Compact Track Loaders. This innovative feature allows operators to select from three transmission modes and three loader control modes, delivering an extensive range of options to suit their preferences and needs.


Chain saw for arborists

Echo introduces the CS-361P arborist chain saw, designed for professionals who prefer a rear handle configuration. The CS-361P is powered by a 35.8 cc professional-grade engine, which has 15 per cent more power than Echo’s CS-352 rear handle saw. The saw is also a half lb. lighter than the CS-352, weighing in at only 8.3 lbs. Available in 14- or 16-in. bar lengths, the saw uses a premium guide bar with tall profile and multi-rivet nose. The chain itself is the premium 91PXL style which has hardened, extended life cutters for longer life.


Utility vehicle with extra storage

The XUV 825i Special Edition Gator from John Deere features two integrated cargo tool boxes ideal for carrying tools or supplies, plus LED roof lights for added visibility. The two cargo boxes are situated on the driver and passenger side of the 50 hp., 812 cc vehicle. The driver’s side box opens from the top and has two divided compartments with a removable tray. The passenger side box opens from the side and features one open compartment. Both boxes have 75 lbs. of capacity.

John Deere

Reversible snow plow

Ace Torwel introduces reversible snowplows in 10- and 11-ft. widths designed for daily use on commercial trucks. The 10 ft. straight plow is built of heavy gauge steel, weighs in at 1,650 lbs. with mount and has a height of 39.5 ins. The 11 ft. straight plow weighs in at 1,800 lbs. with mount and has a height of 44 ins. Adjustable 5 ½-in. dual trip springs allow moldboard to trip when cutting edge hits a solid object and returns to plowing position when obstruction is passed.

Ace Torwel

Improved mini track loader

Bobcat Company introduces the new MT85 mini track loader, offering more power, increased lifting capabilities, additional stability and durable components to help operators efficiently complete everyday or challenging tasks in limited-space jobsites. The MT85 has a 35 percent higher rated operating capacity (ROC) than prior mini track loader iterations — rated at 850 pounds — to lift, carry and dump materials. For additional productivity, MT85 operators can lift materials higher with an increase of 12 percent in lift height.


Hitch adapter

Worksaver now offers the Skid Steer to Cat Quick Hitch adapter, which allows the operator to use Cat non-PTO powered implements on skid steers. This new adapter is ideal for mounting any of the following on a skid steer: box scrapers, landscape rakes, three-pt. blades, harrows, soil pulverizers, single shank rippers and similar attachments. This quick hitch features lower hooks designed to capture and retain 7/8-in. lift pins without the use of bushings. Other features include an adjustable top hook for attaching to implements of varying heights and a floating top link bracket for implements that will not accept the top link hook.


Redesigned zero-turn mowers

Gravely unveiled a redesigned series of Pro-Turn 200 and Pro-Turn 400 commercial zero-turn mowers; the series features smarter components, a smoother ride and more intuitive controls. An all-new constant-belt tensioning system enhances the unit’s overall performance. The new system maintains a constant belt tension; which produces a consistent blade tip speed; eliminates belt slippage that can damage belts and pulleys; improves engine efficiency and reduces the load, which saves fuel and engine life; and eliminates spring adjustments. A new deck level system features an exclusive design requiring only a four-point adjustment, reducing parts by 50 percent, which helps the mower maintain its best cutting performance. 


Polymeric sand for paver joints

Techniseal HP NextGel Polymeric Sand ensures the stability and durability of paver joints; applied dry, it hardens when activated with water, and retains a degree of flexibility with moisture. Unlike mortar, it resists cracking because it follows the natural movement of soil caused by moisture changes as well as freezing and thawing. This optimal-strength formula is recommended for false and wide joints; heavy-sloped and high-traffic areas; high-humidity areas and pool decks; natural stone installations and commercial, residential, industrial and public projects.


Plow for utility vehicles

Buyers Products introduces the new SnowDogg VUT65 plow for utility vehicles. The new plow is ruggedly designed and versatile, offering operators aggressive snow removal in tighter spaces, with more control. Features include optimized weight, designed to work with most full-size utility vehicles; optimal V-plow design with narrow, 60-in. width (at V), a 70-degree attack angle and fast-acting hydraulics and an aggressive flared moldboard.

SnowDogg Plows

Battery-powered handheld blower

The new Stihl BGA 100 handheld blower is the lightest, quietest and most powerful handheld blower in the company’s line. The 5.5 lb. blower is part of the Stihl Battery KombiSystem, which means no gas, no cord and no exhaust emissions. Instead of an on-board battery, the BGA 100 uses a battery belt or backpack battery. This unique feature aids in reducing weight, which reduces operator fatigue. A variable speed throttle trigger delivers four performance levels, and its rear-mounted air intake allows the blower to be used right- or left-handed.