Turf Magazine - April, 2013

PRODUCT FOCUS

Compact Tractors & Attachments

For most contractors, the services you offer go way beyond just mowing. And, instead of owning numerous pieces of equipment to assist you, a compact tractor with various attachments might be the answer.

This month's product focus features companies who are ready and willing to equip you with the right tools for your job, so take a look to see what they have to offer. We've also included attachments that make an already flexible tool even more so.

Also, you can find additional information about the companies highlighted in blue by visiting their advertisements in this issue.

<h3>Avant Tecno USA</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.AvantTecnoUSA.com">www.AvantTecnoUSA.com</a>

Avant Tecno USA

The Avant 635 articulated loader with self-leveling telescopic boom has high-flow auxiliary hydraulics and a lifting capacity of about 2,700 pounds.

www.AvantTecnoUSA.com

<h3>Branson Tractors</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bransontractor.com">www.bransontractor.com</a>

Branson Tractors

The 2800 Model tractor has a turbocharged engine, and with a loader and mid-mount mower, it is ideal for landscaping. Turf tires also available. Branson has various tractors that range in the 24 to 80 hp range.

www.bransontractor.com

<h3>John Deere</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.johndeere.com">www.johndeere.com</a>

John Deere

The 4120 has a four-cylinder 43 hp PowerTech engine, four-wheel drive and a LoadMatch feature to keep from stalling under heavy loads. A 75-amp alternator offers extra electricity for accessories.

www.johndeere.com

<h3>Kioti</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.kioti.com">www.kioti.com</a>

Kioti

The CS2410 features an HST, two-range transmission, 24.5 hp diesel engine, rear and mid PTO controls that can be controlled separately or together, and 55-watt headlights and illuminated dashboard.

www.kioti.com

<h3>Kubota Tractor Corp.</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.kubota.com">www.kubota.com</a>

Kubota Tractor Corp.

The four B series models feature three-range transmission speeds, and the B3200 has a 4-cylinder, 23 PTO hp, Kubota diesel engine. The B50 series (available in spring 2013) has the first integrated cab in its class.

www.kubota.com

<h3>Mahindra USA</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mahindrausa.com">www.mahindrausa.com</a>

Mahindra USA

Mahindra's Max 28 xl has all the typical full-sized tractor elements, a choice of up to 15 attachments and implements, and features the Xpress Seat, an easy-turn seat for simple tractor-loader-backhoe operation.

www.mahindrausa.com

<h3>New Holland </h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.newholland.com">www.newholland.com</a>

New Holland

The Boomer 3000 Cab Compact Tractor is available in 40, 45 and 50 hp models. Features SUPERSUITE cab and Easydrive II CVT transmission for simple operation and speeds up to 18.6 mph.

www.newholland.com

<h3>Steiner</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.steinerturf.com">www.steinerturf.com</a>

Steiner

Steiner's 440 Tractor is powered by 32, 34 or 40 hp gas or 24.9 hp diesel engines, has three wheel offerings, folding ROPS, foot pedal control forward/reverse speed control with optional hand control and more.

www.steinerturf.com

<h3>Ventrac</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ventrac.com">www.ventrac.com</a>

Ventrac

The Ventrac 4500 can operate on slopes up to 30 degrees with full-time all-wheel drive, a wide stance and low center of gravity. Innovative weight transfer station improves tractions, braking and side-slope steering.

www.ventrac.com

<h3>Yanmar</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.yanmartractor.com">www.yanmartractor.com</a>

Yanmar

Lx HST Series tractors feature hydrostatic transmissions; 41, 45 or 48.5 hp Yanmar engines, loader lift capacity of 2,400 pounds; QuickAttach loader system; and 15-inch ground clearance.

www.yanmartractor.com

<h3>Bradco</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.paladinattachments.com">www.paladinattachments.com</a>

Bradco

The Bradco 4-in-1 multipurpose bucket is available in 60- and 70-inch sizes for compact tractors and functions as a loader bucket, clam, grapple, dozer scraper and bottom dump bucket.

www.paladinattachments.com

<h3>Buffalo Turbine</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.buffaloturbine.com">www.buffaloturbine.com</a>

Buffalo Turbine

For 68 years, Buffalo Turbine has utilized "Turbine Powered Air" with sprayers and or sprayer/dusters. In 1996, the same technology was introduced into the debris blowers, which are manufactured in the USA.

www.buffaloturbine.com

<h3>CEAttachments</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ceattachments.com">www.ceattachments.com</a>

CEAttachments

EDGE Finish Mowers have four solid rubber caster gauge wheels that adjust cutting height and allow deck to float with ground contour, as well as standard rear discharge. Available in 60- and 72-inch models.

www.ceattachments.com

<h3>Curtis Industries</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.curtiscabs.com">www.curtiscabs.com</a>

Curtis Industries

The new cab system for Kubota compact tractors features steel framework, sliding windows and removable hard rear panel. Fits a variety of models and soft and hard doors are available.

www.curtiscabs.com

<h3>Earth & Turf</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.earthandturfattachments.com">www.earthandturfattachments.com</a>

Earth & Turf

The Grading Plane is available in 48-, 60- and 72-inch grading widths and designed for units 35 hp and under. Features a dual, angled blade design for smooth leveling and bolt-on, reversible cutting edges.

www.earthandturfattachments.com

<h3>ECHO Bear Cat</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bearcatproducts.com">www.bearcatproducts.com</a>

ECHO Bear Cat

The SC5540 PTO Chipper/Shredder features a 5-inch chipping capacity and .75-inch shredding capacity. Requires input power range of 25 to 45 hp and has three-point hitch hook up.

www.bearcatproducts.com

<h3>First Products</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.1stproducts.com">www.1stproducts.com</a>

First Products

The SEEDA-vator features uni- que solid vibrating tines that create the ideal seedbed for a quick and even grow-in.

www.1stproducts.com

<h3>General Equipment Company</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.generalequip.com">www.generalequip.com</a>

General Equipment Company

The 471 DIG-R-TACH hydraulically powered earth drilling attachment system is specifically designed for use with lower-auxiliary hydraulic system flow rates on popular models.

www.generalequip.com

<h3>Hoelscher</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.hoelscherinc.com">www.hoelscherinc.com</a>

Hoelscher

The GR series of pull-type graders feature power tilt for on-the-go adjustment of the moldboard and the blade height is maintained by the tractor's three-point hitch. Optional spill guards available.

www.hoelscherinc.com

<h3>LandPride</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.landpride.com">www.landpride.com</a>

LandPride

APS15 Series All-Purpose Seeders are available in 48-, 60-, 72- and 86-inch models and are ideal for overseeding or new seeding. Unit is ground-driven and features all-welded seedbox construction.

www.landpride.com

<h3>Loftness</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.snowlogix.com">www.snowlogix.com</a>

Loftness

The line of SnowLogix snowblowers includes PTO-driven tractor models to accommodate a variety of needs. Each unit is built with heavy-duty construction.

www.snowlogix.com

<h3>M-B Attachments</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.m-bco.com/attachments">www.m-bco.com/attachments</a>

M-B Attachments

The Model MCT mechanically driven broom is available in 4- and 5-foot lengths. Features hydraulic angling and ideal for cleaning sidewalks, gravel and debris, lawn dethatching and snow removal.

www.m-bco.com/attachments

<h3>TurfEx</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.turfexproducts.com">www.turfexproducts.com</a>

TurfEx

TS700P and TS1200P PTO-driven spreaders are available with 7- and 12-cubic-foot capacities, polyethylene hopper, 12-inch adjustable stainless steel spinner, and 30-foot-wide spread width.

www.turfexproducts.com

<h3>Ventrac</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ventrac.com">www.ventrac.com</a>

Ventrac

Commercial mowers are available in rear discharge, side discharge, contouring deck and offset deck models with cutting widths from 52 to 84 inches. Features flip-up deck design and optional dual wheel kit.

www.ventrac.com

<h3>W.E. Chapps</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wechapps.com">www.wechapps.com</a>

W.E. Chapps

The Mini Mesh Rider Seat Bag features hook and loop fasteners closure, is fully adjustable and measures 16 inches wide and 12 inches long. A 7-inch clearance is required behind the top of the seat.

www.wechapps.com