Turf Magazine - September, 2011

PRODUCT FOCUS

Blowers and Vacs

Billy Goat

Force II
  • 13 hp Honda
  • Just under 200 mph
  • Walk-behind
  • Feature: Closed-face fan with 16 blades
www.billygoat.com

Echo

PB-770
  • 63.3cc
  • 765 CFM, 204 mph
  • Backpack
  • Feature: Hip or tube-mounted throttle
www.echo-usa.com

Giant-Vac

Extreme Blower
  • 9 hp
  • 2,500 CFM
  • Walk-behind
  • Feature: Quiet operation
www.giant-vac.com

Grasshopper

Turbine Blower
  • PTO-driven
  • Variable CFM
  • Mower attachment
  • Feature: 360-degree rotating nozzle
www.grasshoppermower.com

Gravely

Hurricane Plus
  • 169, 265 and 404cc Subaru
  • 1,149, 1,642 and 2,692 CFM
  • Walk-behind
  • Feature: Remote throttle control on handle
www.gravely.com

Hurricane

Hurricane Blo-Vac
  • 27 hp
  • 6,200 CFM
  • Stand-on
  • Feature: Blows, vacuums and loads debris
www.hurricaneblovac.com

Husqvarna

570 Series
  • 4 hp X-Torq
  • 971 CFM, 236 mph
  • Backpack
  • Feature: Commercial-grade air filter
www.husqvarna.com

RedMax

EBZ8050
  • 4.4 hp, 71.9cc Strato-Charged
  • 685 CFM, 201 mph
  • Backpack
  • Feature: Free Flow Air Net system
www.redmax.com

Shindaiwa

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

STEC

Trilo BL740
  • PTO-driven
  • 1,109 CFM, 152 mph
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: Sturdy anti-scalping roller
www.stecequipment.com

Stihl

BR 430
  • 2.9 kW
  • 500 CFM with tube, 183 mph
  • Backpack
  • Feature: Advanced anti-vibration system
www.stihlusa.com

Tanaka Power Equipment

TRB24EAP
  • 23.9cc PureFire
  • 441 CFM, 170 mph
  • Hand-held
  • Feature: Auto-return stop switch
www.tanakapowerequipment.com

AgriMetal

Mechanical Rake
  • 5.5 hp Honda
  • Capacity: 2 x 12 cubic feet
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: Low rpm, large-diameter impeller
www.agrimetal.com

Billy Goat

Multi-Vac
  • 6.5 hp Honda or 6 hp Briggs
  • Capacity: 50 pounds
  • Walk-behind
  • Feature: Six-blade impeller, top-loading bag
www.billygoat.com

Broyhill

Stadium Vac
  • 20.8 hp Honda
  • Capacity: 1 cubic yard
  • Utility vehicle-mounted
  • Feature: 19-inch-diameter, impeller
www.broyhill.com

Echo

ES-255 Shred 'N' Vac
  • 25.4cc Power Boost Vortex
  • Capacity: 2 bushels
  • Hand-held
  • Feature: i-30 technology
www.echo-usa.com

Grasshopper

PowerVac
  • Deck-driven
  • Capacity: 16 cubic feet
  • Mower attachment
  • Feature: PowerTilt easily empties collector
www.grasshoppermower.com

Gravely

All Purpose Vacuum
  • 6.75 hp Briggs & Stratton
  • Capacity: 10 cubic feet
  • Walk-behind
  • Feature: 12-gauge steel fan housing
www.gravely.com

LawnShark USA

XTL
  • 17 hp Kawasaki
  • Capacity: 1/3 cubic yard
  • Walk-behind
  • Feature: Counterrotating brushes
www.lawnsharkusa.com

Monster Power Equipment

Leaf & Debris Equipment
  • 14 to 35 hp Vanguard
  • Capacity: 14 to 1 compaction ratio
  • Multiple mounting options
  • Feature: Advanced shredding technology
www.monsterpowerequipment.com

Palmor Products

Trac Vac 580
  • 6.5 hp Briggs & Stratton
  • Capacity: 30 cubic feet
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: Six-bladed, forward-curved turbine
www.trac-vac.com

Parker

Vac-35
  • 6 hp Subaru
  • Capacity: 9 cubic feet
  • Walk-behind
  • Feature: 30-inch intake housing
www.parkersweeper.com

STEC

Trilo SU40K
  • 11 hp Honda
  • Capacity: 2 cubic meters
  • Tow-behind
  • Feature: Four-bladed, armored fan
www.stecequipment.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