BASF Launches Liquid Drive XLR8

BASF Turf & Ornamentals has released Drive XLR8 herbicide, a liquid formulation of Drive 75 DF herbicide. Grassy and broadleaf weeds absorb the herbicide fast, resulting in rainfastness in 30 minutes. Drive SLR8 is a broad-spectrum, quinclorac-based herbicide, and a postemerggence product that controls the most prevalent weeds, including crabgrass, dandelions and clovers, and can be used on most tolerant cool-season and warm-season grasses.

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Aerate as You Mow

The Mow-Aerator from GailCo Innovations is a set of brackets and 1.5-inch spikes made of .125-inch cold rolled steel that attach to a riding mower’s tires. As you mow, the spikes do the work of aerating, supplying the soil with air, helping water and fertilizer move into the rootzone.

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Portable and Affordable

The FX20 from Ditch Witch is ideal for cleaning out valve boxes, commercial and residential debris cleanup and landscaping, exposing utility lines, posthole digging and many other small, short-run projects.

The FX20’s 540 CFM vacuum power is the same as larger units, and system power is provided by a 27 hp Kohler gas engine. It features a 150-gallon spoils tank mounted permanently at a 45-degree angle for easy dumping, and is equipped with many heavy-duty and low-maintenance components, including a triple-filtration system with a cyclone separator to clean the air before it reaches the filter.

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Maximum Brush Clearing Durability

The K4080 Brush Mower from RockHound Attachments mulches debris with its 250 hp components, such as the cutter drum that is over .5-inch thick. The brush mower also has triple hammer knife configuration, bolt-on excavator bucket-style quick attach mount and mounting ears that are 5/8-inch thick. Safety chain debris deflector guards are standard.

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Transplant Trees with a Skid Steer

The ProLineShovel from ProLine Equipment, a division of Heritage Oak Farm, digs small numbers of trees to either ball & burlap them or transplant them directly to another location onsite. The ProLineShovel is shaped one-third of a standard hydraulic tree spade, and makes two or three thrusts around the base of the tree to extract a uniformly shaped rootball. The nose is uniquely shaped to prevent it from slipping off and around tree roots. Available in full and mini-skid sizes.

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The Next Generation of Trailer Couplers

QuickBite trailer couplers have the alignment rod system built right into the coupler, an increased capture area, and automatic latching mechanism for coupling a tag-along trailer to the tow vehicle. The coupler also features the Dual Jaw Locking System with full ball capture area so that the coupler does not come loose from the ball, and the automatic locking design helps eliminate human error.

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Minimize Water Waste

Aquatrols’ Dispatch fertilizer reduces run-off, minimizes waste of water and fertilizer, and increases nitrogen efficiency.

Available in sprayable and injectable formulas.

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The Extractor

Available for full size and mini-skid steer loaders, the Extractor removes embedded objects from the ground, such as overgrown shrubs, small trees, fence posts and more. The design of the attachment stabilizes and confines the leverage within the attachment and ground, increasing the pulling power of the skid steer. Manufactured by Rehmert Enterprises, the Extractor is ideal for removing overgrown shrubs from a landscape.

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Bearings Built to Outperform

Aurora Bearing Company’s line of LCOM Spherical Bearings offer a high level of performance with dimensional interchangeability for the “LS” spherical bearing category. Like the other Aurora spherical bearings, the LCOM series features a one-piece steel reaceway, swaged around the ball for a smooth, precise, close tolerance fit, along with the benefit of the strength and vibration resistance of steel. In addition, this series is optionally available with Aurora’s AT series PTFE liner for a zero-clearance, self-lubricating fit.

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The Next Lazer Z

Exmark’s Next Lazer Z is an evolution of the Lazer Z, and includes dozens of enhancements to reduce maintenance, improve traction and handling, and make the mower safer and more comfortable.

The Next Lazer Z features the UltraCut Series 6 deck, a combination of the UltraCut Series 4 and Triton cutting decks; a new seating system to lessen operator fatigue with a three-dimensional motion isolation layout that reduces vibrations, bumps and jarring; an ROPS with rear-sloping position; and unibody frame that sits close to the ground.

In addition, Exmark simplified or removed certain components from the original Lazer Z, reducing the number of parts by 40 percent to reduce required maintenance on the mower.

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Zero-Turn Push Sprayer

The ProEdge Model PE-B-AL zero-turn push sprayer has a 360-degree front wheel and lightweight aluminum frame. The front-mounted 80-inch foldable boom allows for nozzle visibility. Each boom section—right, center, left—can be cut off with a separate valve, and the low drift air induction tips offer maximum drift control in windy conditions. The 8-gallon poly tank has bottom suction and filter and offers low volume application. The 12-volt Shurflo diaphragm pump is powered by a deep cycle gel battery, and the unit sprays eight hours a day on a single charge.

Optional sprayer curtain and spray wand available. Manufactured by ProEdge Sprayers.

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Filter Foreign Objects

NIBCO’s Class 125 Cast Bronze Y-strainer line includes solder .5 to 2-inch and threaded .25 to 3-inch rated 125 SWP/200 CWP. They are available with threaded or solder-end connections; solid cap or tapped cap with plug; and stainless steel 20 mesh or perforated stainless steel screen.

Other features include dezincification-resistant cast bronze body and cap, as well as machined seats in body and cap to ensure proper screen alignment.

Ideal for commercial applications to trap foreign matter in stream, water, oil or gas pipelines.

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Big Things Come in Small Packages

KEITH Manufacturing Company has introduced the KMD 175 to its M-Series line of moving floors. Designed for light-duty loads, such as soil, bark mulch, agricultural products and landscape materials, the drive unit of the KMD 175 powers the walking floor self-unloading system.

Ideal for installation in small truck bodies or trailers.

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Residential Wire and Valve Locator

The Pro300 ResiTracker Residential Wire and Valve Locator from Armada Technologies matches the shorter requirements of residential wiring, and combines the frequencies and methods of the original Pro600 and Pro700 commercial-grade locators. It offers the same principal and methodology as larger commercial locators, but in a smaller package.

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Kubota Adds B-Series Models

Kubota has added four models to its B-Series compact utility tractor line: the B2320, B2620, B2920 and B3200.

The B3200 features a four-cylinder, 23 PTO hp, E-TVCS (three-vortex combustion system) Kubota diesel engine, power steering and standard mid-PTO. The other three models are equipped with a three-cylinder Kubota liquid-cooled diesel engine.

The B-Series tractors come standard with multiple safety and comfort features, including multi-reflective headlights, backlit dash panel, a slanted metal hood, high-back seat and large flat deck platforms. A foldable ROPS is also standard.

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Access Stumps in Close Quarters

The Model 2000XP from Bandit is a self-propelled stump grinder that offers a tight-turning radius with two hydraulic steering options. It is offered with a 27 hp Kohler engine, along with three different steering axles: three-wheeled manual, three-wheeled hydraulic and four-wheeled hydraulic.

It also features a 20-inch-diameter cutter wheel with 18 GREENTEETH for smooth cutting. The dual hydraulic drive motors increase torque, allowing the 2000XP to travel uneven terrain, and an optional 29-inch-wide, four-wheeled frame is available.

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Clear Snow Quickly

Bobcat Company’s heavy-duty snow blades are available in 86, 96 and 108-inch models, and are approved for use on Bobcat S130 to S330 skid steer loaders, T140 to T320 compact track loaders, V417 VersaHandler telescopic tool carrier, and the A300 all-wheel steer loader and Toolcat utility work machines.

A double-action cylinder angles the blade 30 degrees to the left or right, and angling the blade is controlled by a fingertip control. The blade oscillates five degrees to keep in contact with the surface, preventing the need for multiple passes to clear snow.

The blades are painted orange for visibility.

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The New Kioti

Kioti has added the DK75 to their tractor line. The DK75 features a 75 hp, 268.5-cubic-inch turbo-charged diesel engine, a fully synchronized transmission with 12 gears, and a category II, three-point hitch with stabilizers and telescoping ends, as well as push-button four-wheel drive and single lever joystick for loader control and operation.

The tractor also has a fully enclosed cab with air conditioning and/or heat, optional radio/CD player, a deluxe suspension seat, power steering an tilt wheel.

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Load Easily in Rough Terrain

The STT80 Tow Forklift is available in two or four-wheel drive and has a lift capacity of 13,000 pounds at 12-inch load center and an 8,000-pound drawbar pull. From Sellick Equipment Limited, the forklift is powered by a Dieselmax Turbocharged 444 Tier III compliant diesel engine and features a power transmission, a slider-type no bearing mast with a 2 5/16-inch ball hitch and more.

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SnowEx Spreads the Wealth

The SP-1575 Bulk Pro Spreader from SnowEx handles bulk materials such as bulk salt, straight sand or sand/salt mixtures. Built with a 5.25-cubic-foot capacity hopper, the spreader features a two-stage auger system that assures a positive, steady feed of material to the spinner without clogging and flow problems. Spread width is infinitely variable up to 30 feet.

The SP-1575 is entirely electric powered, meaning no engines to fuel and no pulleys, sprockets, belts or chains to maintain.

Two-inch receiver mount and three-point mount hitches are integrated into the frame.

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Compact Grinder with a Punch

The 2710C high-production track grinder from Peterson is powered by a Caterpillar C13 engine at 475 hp, or an optional C15 engine at 580 hp. The 2710C has a feed opening of 60.75 by 32 inches and a high-lift feed roll for an optional opening of up to 44 inches high. It utilizes Peterson’s Impact Release System that can be set in the detent mode to provide consistent product sizing, or switched to the floating anvil mode for a primary reduction where accurate sizing is less critical. A large grate area enables the machine to produce materials to exact specifications, and the quick-change multiple grate system easily customizes grate configurations to produce a variety of finished materials. The 2710C also features an Impact Cushion System, where urethane cushions allow movement of the compression roll/anvil housing pivot shaft, cushioning impacts due to contaminants in the feed material.

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Measure and Mix with Ease

A water dispersible granular formulation of ProStar fungicide is available from Bayer Environmental Science.

ProStar 70 WDG eases measurement and mixing and eliminates dust. The product has built-in compatibility agents for better mixing with other products and won’t interfere with standard plant growth regulator programs.

ProStar provides effective disease control without phytotoxic bronzing effects during hot weather periods.

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Simple Portable Reeling

Reelcraft’s Side Mount Carts feature a square tubular steel frame that resists deformation, even through heavy use, and a baked-on powder coat that guards against the elements. The cart, designed for use with Reelcraft’s 6 and 12-inch Series 30,000 reels, has a zinc-plated .5-inch steel axle and 8-inch semi-pneumatic tires.

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