Introducing Piranha Power Rakes

SitePro, from Worksaver, Inc., has added Piranha Power Landscape Rakes to their line of professional-grade attachments. Models are offered for skid steers and 3-point tractors, as well walk-behind units. The rakes can remove debris or sod to prepare for seedbed surfaces to create a new lawn, renovate an existing lawn or pulverize and set grade on new construction sites.

A choice of 2-inch sabre tooth or 1.75-inch carbide tooth rotor is available. Other features include quick-flip up side shields that are self-storing on the unit, flip-up gauge wheels and material control bar.

Go to www.wssitepro.com/Power_Landscape_Rakes.html for more information.


Getting Leads the Easy Way

LeadsByFone LLC has added landscaping to their service industries. An Internet marketing and lead generation company, it made a name for itself by serving exclusive, pre-screened leads to their clients. The company provides customers with online advertising on Google, Bing and Yahoo, and provides a customized business website and customer control panel, which allows customers to log in and listen to every call; see how many leads they have received for a given date range; view and download invoices; and more. There is also an iPhone and Android app that allows clients to do all of the above on the go.

For more information, go to www.leadsbyfone.com/LandscapingLeads.aspx.


John Deere ZTrak Tackles Fuel Costs with EFI

John Deere’s ZTrak PRO Z925 now has electronic fuel injection to help contractors with their fuel savings. The closed-loop injection system constantly monitors engine performance and responds to the load on the engine with the right amount of fuel, delivering maximum fuel efficiency for the conditions.

The 27 hp engine includes an exclusive Tuff Torq integrated transmission, which features 13cc piston-style pumps and 13cc wheel motors, as well as a cross-porting system that routes the coolest hydraulic fluid to the hydraulic pump doing most of the work.

The Z925 EFI offers a 54 or 60-inch 7-Iron PRO mowing deck. The 54-inch deck features mulch-on-demand technology that allows the operator to switch between mulching and side-discharging without leaving the seat.


Sweep Snow with Sno Broom

Pro-Tech has introduced five Sno Broom attachments for skid steers and compact tractors to complement its line of Sno Pusher containment plows. The brooms minimize the potential of damaging surfaces and excel at removing snow against curbs and walls and other hard-to-reach areas.

Skid steer models are available with 60, 72 and 84-inch broom widths and come with a universal coupler for attaching to equipment with various hydraulic flow ratings. And, they can be hydraulically angled 30 degrees left or right. The PTO-driven tractor model is 84 inches wide and is designed for units with at least 30 hp and comes standard with a three-point hitch.

Other standard features include storage stands, high-density poly bristles and a 155-degree brush hood. Maximum broom speed is 200 RPM.

For information, go to www.protechcorp.com.


Access Your Fleet, Anytime, Anywhere

SageQuest has released SageQuest Mobile, an app for Android phones to give fleet owners and managers real-time access from anywhere to vehicle locations, dashboards, reports and exception alerts. A full-featured version of SageQuest’s Mobile Control, this app allows customers to see real-time vehicle location and status; play back or follow along routes; find the nearest employee for an urgent job; validate driver activity with instant insight into any fleet vehicle; monitor speeding, late starts, excess idling and vehicle maintenance with real-time alerts; and add new “places” to the map for on-the-go monitoring.

For more information, visit www.sage-quest.com.


Stomp Out Summer Diseases

Quali-Pro has added Tebuconazole 3.6F fungicide to their turf and ornamental portfolio, its fifth new product for 2011.

Tebuconazole provides preventative and curative control on a broad spectrum of disease pathogens, including dollar spot, brown patch, anthracnose, snow molds and more. A systemic mode of action delivers up to three weeks of residual control and its multi-site activity is ideal for rotation in resistance management programs. It is labeled for disease control on warm and cool-season grasses, golf course turf and around landscape and nursery ornamentals, however it is not currently labeled for use on residential lawns.

For more information, go to www.quali-pro.com.