Turf Magazine - September, 2012

FEATURES

Sweepers, Blowers, Vacs & Accessories

Fall clean up can be a very profitable service for lawn care operators and landscapers. All you need is the right equipment. This month's Product Focus offers blowers, vacs, sweepers and more to get you started on the right track.

Leaves and debris are no match for this equipment, so take a look to find the equipment you need to get through the next few months. Whether you're looking for a hand-held blower for small jobs, or a vacuum attachment for your truck or tractor, you will find it here!

And, don't forget, you can find additional information about the companies highlighted in blue by visiting their advertisements in this issue.

SWEEPERS

Eastman Industries

SW38 and SWH38
  • 11-bushel-capacity hopper
  • Sweeping width: 38 inches individually
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: Dual-brush sweeping action
www.eastmanind.com

STEC Equipment

VCMK3
  • Mechanically driven
  • Sweeping width: 80 inches
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: Three adjustable, 27-inch heads
www.stecequipment.com

Steiner

RS350 and RS454
  • Bevel gearbox-driven
  • Sweeping width: 54 inches
  • Attachment
  • Feature: Hydraulically controlled nylon broom
www.steinerturf.com

Turf Teq

Power Broom
  • 13 hp Honda engine
  • Sweeping width: 47 inches
  • Self-propelled walk-behind
  • Feature: Hydrostatic transmission, differential lock
www.turfteq.com

TurfEx

Groom 'N' Sweep
  • Polypropylene brush system
  • Sweeping width: 60 and 72 inches
  • Attachment
  • Feature: Bucket, three-point and fork mounts
www.turfexproducts.com

Ventrac

LB540 Power Broom
  • Hydraulic cylinder for angling
  • Sweeping width: 54 inches
  • Attachment
  • Feature: Optional front debris curtain
www.ventrac.com



BLOWERS

AgriMetal

Low Decibel Series
  • PTO-driven
  • 4,010 to 12,500 CFM
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: Hydraulic deflectors available
www.agrimetal.com

Billy Goat

FZ1300H Z Force
  • 13 hp engine
  • Just under 200 mph
  • Mower attachment
  • Feature: 360-degree rotational discharge
www.billygoat.com

Buffalo Turbine

Turbine-Style Debris Blowers
  • 14, 27 and 40 hp Kohler engines
  • About 4,200 rpm
  • Tow-behind, mower attachment, skid-mount, PTO and hydraulic
  • Feature: Wireless remote control available
www.buffaloturbine.com

CORE Outdoor Power

CB 420
  • Conductor Optimized Rotary Energy motor
  • 400 CFM, 110 mph
  • Hand-held or backpack
  • Feature: No hearing protection required
www.coreoutdoorpower.com

Echo

PB-500
  • 50.8cc, two-stroke engine
  • 465 CFM, 195 mph
  • Backpack
  • Feature: Posi-loc pipes, padded shoulder straps
www.echo-usa.com

efco

SA 3000
  • 30.5cc, 1.3 hp engine
  • 424 CFM, 156.6 mph
  • Hand-held
  • Feature: Converts into a vacuum
www.efcopower.com

Gravely

Hurricane Plus
  • 169, 265 and 404cc Subaru engines
  • 1,149, 1,642 and 2,692 CFM
  • Walk-behind
  • Feature: 13.5-, 15.25- and 18-inch fan diameters
www.gravely.com

Hurricane

X3
  • 25 hp Subaru engine
  • 6,500 CFM
  • Stand-on
  • Feature: Blows left, right and forward
www.hurricaneblovac.com

Husqvarna

580BTS
  • X-Torq engine
  • 7,200 rpm
  • Backpack
  • Feature: Harness with wide shoulder straps
www.husqvarna.com

Little Wonder

Optimax
  • 5 to 14 hp engines
  • 1,397 to 2,530 CFM
  • Walk-behind
  • Feature: Push and self-propelled models available
www.littlewonder.com

MacKissic

Mighty Mac
  • 8 to 13.5 gross torque B&S engines
  • 1,600 to 2,000 CFM, 160 to 200 mph
  • Walk-behind
  • Feature: Balanced poly impeller, lightweight
www.mackissic.com

RedMax

EBZ6500
  • 65cc Strato-Charged
  • 232.42 mph
  • Backpack
  • Feature: Side-mounted air filter for easy maintenance
www.redmax.com

Shindaiwa

EB802RT
  • 79.2cc, two-stroke engine
  • 730 CFM, 191 mph
  • Backpack
  • Feature: Hush Mode to reduce sound level
www.shindaiwa-usa.com

STEC Equipment

B7
  • For tractors from 30 hp
  • 340 CFM
  • Attachment
  • Feature: Statically, dynamically balanced impeller
www.stecequipment.com

Ventrac

LA162 Power Blower
  • Hydraulic motor
  • 160 mph
  • Attachment
  • Feature: 180-degree rotation side to side
www.ventrac.com


VACS

AgriMetal

Multi-Vac
  • PTO-driven
  • Capacity: 7 and 10 cubic yards
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: Mulching blades
www.agrimetal.com

Grasshopper

PowerVac
  • Deck-driven
  • Capacity: 25 cubic feet
  • Mower attachment
  • Feature: Tapered collectors compact debris
www.grasshoppermower.com

Gravely

Vac-35
  • 170cc, 6 hp Subaru engine
  • Capacity: 9 cubic feet
  • Walk-behind
  • Feature: 30-inch intake housing, poly felt bag
www.gravely.com

LawnShark USA

LTL-32
  • 10 hp Briggs or Honda engine
  • Capacity: 5 bushels
  • Walk-behind
  • Feature: Cyclonic suction, counter-rotating brush
www.lawnsharkusa.com

Monster Power Equipment

Leaf & Debris Truck Loader
  • 35 hp Vanguard engine
  • 14,000 CFM
  • Tow-behind and skid-mount
  • Feature: .5-inch steel impeller blades
www.monsterpowerequipment.com

Seago International

PortaPump
  • 35cc Honda GX-35 engine
  • 33 GPM
  • Hand-held
  • Feature: Cast-iron pump impeller
www.seagousa.com

STEC Equipment

S4
  • Requires 45 hp
  • Capacity: 4 cubic meters
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: Hydraulically driven brush hood
www.stecequipment.com


ACCESSORIES

TruckCraft

The TC-150 Leaf Express can be combined with the TC-121 Ultra pickup dumper to hold 10 cubic yards of leaf material and dump 7,000 pounds in under 30 seconds.

www.truckcraft.com

W.E. Chapps

The Backpack Rack Cover slides over and protects backpack blowers while they are attached to a rack. The cover is waterproof and resists tears and abrasions.

www.wechapps.com



Next month will feature Product Focuses on Compact Equipment and Chippers & Shredders.