Turf Magazine - October, 2012

PRODUCT FOCUS

Chippers, Shredders & Accessories

Landscape contractors don't just care for their clients' turf and flowers, they care for their entire property. Sometimes they even have to clean up a wayward limb or branch from a tree or shrub. The best tool to take care of this green waste is a chipper or shredder, and we have a list of the latest models here.

You can also find additional information about the companies highlighted in orange by visiting their advertisements in this issue.

Billy Goat

The self-propelled TKV with on-board 2-inch chipper adds branch chipping to leaf and litter vacuuming. An optional hose kit helps between shrubs, beds and under decks.

www.billygoat.com

Bobcat

The high-flow chipper attachment continuously chips material up to 5 inches in diameter. Unlike pull-type models, it can perform chipping jobs virtually anywhere.

www.bobcat.com

Dosko

Brush chippers feature 6, 9 and 10-inch chipping capacities; 30 to 87 hp Kohler, Kubota or Deutz engines; ratchet-style feed system; and roll-apart frame design.

www.dosko.com

Echo Bear Cat

Chipper/shredders range in size from 2 to 5-inch chipping capacities and feature gravity feed, double-hammer flail shredder design and large shredder chute openings.

www.bearcatproducts.com

EMB Mfg.

The Wallenstein CR60 features IntelliFeed electronic feed control, which continuously monitors the rotor's RPM and slows the rollers' speed as needed.

www.embmfg.com

JP Carlton

The 660 6-inch disc-style unit features a compact size, powerful feed system and 27 hp engine. It can be towed by compact trucks and sport utility vehicles.

www.stumpcutters.com

Loftness

The TimberAx uses a knife system to cut material up to 6 inches in diameter. The 17-inch rotor features a reverse-rotation design to lift material off the ground.

www.vm-logix.com

MacKissic

The Mighty Mac features free-swinging, reversible hammers and hardened steel chipping blades. Models are powered by Briggs & Stratton engines or tractor PTO.

www.mackissic.com

Salsco

Disc-style chippers come in PTO-driven and engine-driven models, with tubular steel frames, continuous welds, heavy-duty chipping systems and powder-coated parts.

www.salsco.com

Vermeer

The BC1000XL comes with a 49 hp Cat or 85 hp Cummins engine to process material up to 12 inches in diameter, SmartFeed System and clutchless PTO system.

www.vermeer.com

W.E. Chapps

Brush Full Arm Chapps offer protection from the wrist to the shoulder, with a tough, abrasion and scratch-resistant outer shell and cool, comfortable cotton inside.

www.wechapps.com





Next month will feature a Product Focus on Business Management Software.