What’s New

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Float on Air

The Worldlawn 32-inch commercial walk-behind mower has a true floating deck and is the latest addition to the Worldlawn line. It is available with a Kawasaki, Honda or Briggs & Stratton engine with horsepower ranging from 11.5 to 13. Features include ergonomically designed pistol grip handles, heavy-gauged fabricated steel deck and frame, recoil or electric start and knuckle guards. It is designed to navigate hard-to-reach and/or narrow spaces with ease.

Longer-Lasting Oil

Jacobsen’s GreensCare Plus biodegradable hydraulic oil is a synthetic oil that takes the original concept of the GreensCare oil and extends the working life of it up to three times longer than the original. It can directly replace petroleum oils and is available for almost every Jacobsen product. It is a nontoxic products made from renewable, North American-grown seed crops and is available in 5-gallon pails.

Use Less Water

DriWater, Inc.’s newest gel product for plant irrigation, DRiWATER Thrive, complements DRiWATER and DRiWATER Plus. DRiWATER Thrive was formulated to target more long-term plant maintenance and is for multiple applications with just the right formulation to provide continuous root stimulation over time. It is ideal in establishing native plants while reducing water usage. Just as the original DRiWATER, DRiWATER Thrive is a plant irrigation alternative that helps plants thrive while conserving water.

Go Green

The Green Conversion kit line by AltFuel LLC is designed for carbureted four-stroke engines and retrofits them from gasoline to propane. The various kits can work on engines from 4 to 40 hp, and enable anyone with a gas lawnmower, generator, power washer or other piece of power equipment to switch to propane fuel.

Successful Bidding at Your Fingertips

Quik-Irr Estimating Software Version 6.0 from Irrisoft, Inc. determines your break-even point quickly and accurately, and provides a break down of all costs associated with the job, including materials, labor, equipment and overhead, and also calculates a time estimate to complete each task of the job. With Quik-Irr’s integration of labor and equipment costs, productivity rates, overhead per hour recovery budget and materials costs, along with its intuitive user interface, bids can be created using accurate and reliable methods. Material lists can also be imported using Quote Paste, which allows you to paste a materials list provided by your supplier or design software.

Green Machines

Bob-Cat’s exhaust emission-compliant line of mowers features Kawasaki FX and FS Series engines, as well as units with digital fuel injection and propane-powered offerings, which will meet the 2011 EPA exhaust emission engine compliance.

The Predator-Pro 37 hp DFI (digital fuel injection) units will be available with 61 and 72-inch deck sizes, as well as a 30 hp LP-61 (liquid propane-powered) zero-turn riding mower with 61-inch side-discharge deck or 61-inch rear-discharge deck.

Bump This!

The Superbumper combines a ball mount with an energy-absorbing bumper to protect vehicles and passengers from the two most-frequent accidents: getting hit while parked and rear-end collisions.

Capable of taking impacts to 20 mph, it reduces whiplash, occupant acceleration and vehicle damage. Black or chrome, it is also available in a non-towing version if you already have towing equipment.

Liquid Handling at its Best

Banjo has added .25-inch and 3/8-inch micro poly ball valves and mini-sized NPT pipe fittings to its line of liquid handling products. Both are made from durable fiberglass-reinforced polypropylene with a maximum pressure rating of 150 PSI. Micro valves feature FKM (viton-type) ball seats and O-rings. Handles rotate 180 degrees, closing in either direction. Mini pipe fittings are schedule 80. Both are lightweight with excellent strength and chemical resistance.

Restructured Racks

AlturnMATS Turn-a-Racks are used for storage and transport and have been restructured using round steel instead of square to make them stronger, but lighter in weight. The racks are also less apt to bend and feature closed ends. They are part of the MatPak (complete package) or can be purchased separately to go with the AlturnaMATS ground protection mats.

Make Light Work of Heavy-Duty Trimming

Mow through tough grass or clear heavy vegetation with Stihl’s FS 310 bike handle trimmer, which features four-point anti-vibration system for optimal control and reduced fatigue, as well as the easy-adjust, soft-grip handle that swivels for easy transport and storage. The trimmer also has a 24-ounce fuel tank and low-emission, fuel-efficient engine to provide longer run times and less refueling, as well as IntelliCarb compensating carburetor that automatically adjusts for reduced air flow to maintain the engine’s correct RPM. The bike handle trimmer is designed with vertically pleated, paper air filter element to provide extended service life.