New Bead Seater

Tire Service Equipment Manufacturing Co. has added the CH-2 Cheetah Bead Seater to its family of Cheetah bead seating tools. The new bead seater has a 2-gallon, ASME-certified tank and seats the tire bead on ATV, golf cart, lawn and garden and other types of small tires.

Check out www.tsissg.com for details.


Weed Control Without Chemicals

Red Dragon propane torch kits from Flame Engineering, Inc. are available for natural weed control without chemicals. The torches also eliminate the freeze/thaw effect on sidewalks and driveways after they’ve been cleared – it literally dries those trouble areas. No certification required to operate.

For more information, visit www.reddragontorch.com.


Looking For a Lift?

The newest addition to the MoJack family of mower lifts, the MoJack XT, gives easy access to the undercarriage for mower servicing and upkeep. It features a cutting-edge threaded lift system to prevent the machine from slipping or becoming unstable while performing maintenance, as well as adjustable wheel pads that make it compatible with virtually every lawn tractor and zero-turn radius mower. The MoJack XT raises up to 25 inches with one hand or a power drill and has a lift capacity of 500 pounds. Folds flat for easy storage.

Check out www.themojack.com for more details.


Upgraded Scheduling Software

QXpress Scheduling Software has released QXpress Version 10 for field service companies that use QuickBooks.

A new feature for QXpress Platinum and Enterprise users will make it possible to create “prospective” customers in QXpress without automatically posting those accounts to QuickBooks. Other enhancements include automated reminders for database back-up, auto-refresh of the scheduling calendar and login permissions that can restrict staff access of customer data to “read-only.”

To learn more, visit www.qxpress.com.


Functional and Versatile Cab System

Curtis Industries has added the PathPro SS cab system for the Polaris Ranger 800 Crew UTV to its line of cab systems.

The cab system’s rugged design withstands a host of obstacles and its main feature is the interior, offering almost 100 percent panoramic visibility.

Using 30-ounce clear, double-polished vinyl, it fits snug around the entire vehicle, making the ride virtually air-tight with minimal noise intrusion. Each cab features a steel roof with textured powdered-coat paint and acoustic headliner that comes in two pieces. The windshield is made from polycarbonate with quantum coating, allowing the ability for optional wiper usage and reduced marring.

For details, visit www.curtisindustries.net.


A Spreader for Tight Applications

SnowEx’s SD-95 drop spreader is ideal for sidewalks, driveways and other tight applications. The SD-95 includes a corrosion-resistant polyethylene hopper with a 160-pound capacity, and is designed to handle bagged rock salt and palletized material. It spreads in a 28-inch-wide path and features an adjustment lever on the handle for changing the material flow quickly and accurately. With large, 13-inch-diameter pneumatic tires, it requires minimum effort to push, and it travels easily over snow, slush and ice.

Details are available at www.trynexfactory.com.


Color Me Green

Becker Underwood has introduced a full line of turf colorants under the Green Langer brand. The family of products offers many turf car solutions, including Green Lawnger with ColorLock technology, which is the original turfgrass paint and divot mix colorant for year-round applications; Lineman Pro Green, approved for use on NFL natural turf playing fields; Graphics, a colorant designed specifically for natural coloration of warm-season grasses; Transition, a new, advanced UV heat-absorbing colorant that produces a dark green color on turfgrass; and Vision Pro, a new advanced spray colorant technology for turf professionals who want the best uniform applications of plant protection products, with the added benefit of a long-lasting natural green color that resists the effects of UV degradation.

For more information, visit www.beckerunderwood.com.


This is the One

Hustler’s XONE commercial riding mower updates the popular Hustler Z with a new deck and VX4 technology. The mower comes with Kawasaki or Kohler Commercial V-twin engines 48, 54 or 60-inch deck; and low center of gravity for stability. Features heavy-duty, seven-gauge, full-height rear bumper that provides protection for the engine and exhaust, and SmoothTrak steering with patented automatic park brake system.

For details, visit www.hustlerturf.com.


Seemingly Spread Deicing Material

Crysteel Manufacturing’s Stainless Steel Tailgate Spreader spreads deicing materials while meeting high demands for efficiency and dependability. Made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the spreader is available with a 6 or 9-inch auger and features a full opening bottom trough hinged on the body side for easy accessibility and clean out. The direct drive design minimizes maintenance and allows independent control of the auger and spinner.

For more information, visit www.crysteel.com.


A “Green” Option for Snow and Ice Control

The Sno-Pro Fast-Cast 550E from Curtis Industries, LLC features an electric drive and aluminum 1/3-yard spreader. The electric V-box spreader is lightweight and features a stainless steel carriage and aluminum hopper, and has a quiet, durable 12-volt, 1/3 hp electric motor. The spreader has a 500-pound capacity with a spreading range from 1 to 24 feet. It also offers adjustable material deflectors and an in-cab control panel. Options include a weather cover and a top screen.

For more information, go to www.curtisindustries.net.


Living on the Edge

CEAttachments, Inc. has added the EDGE Hydraulic Sand Spreader to its lineup of attachments for skid steer loaders, which can spread sand or sand/salt mixtures on icy sidewalks, driveways, parking lots or roads from only 29 inches wide up to 28 feet for larger areas. The versatile attachment lets you scoop the sand into a self-loading 8-cubic-foot hopper that features an agitator to prevent bridging of material and ensures constant flow. A heavy-duty screen with 3-inch openings is bolted to the top to protect the components inside, and material moves down through three adjustable gates at the bottom of the hopper and onto an 18-inch wheel with six paddles that disperse the material. Side steps are positioned on each side of the unit for easy access to and from the cab. The unit requires 10 to 22 GPM hydraulic flow. An optional sidewalk deflector kit is available.

For details, visit www.ceattachments.com.


Smooth Sod Cutting

Classen’s 2011 Hydro-Drive Sod Cutter is available with a 12-inch blade with 5.5 hp Honda engine; an 18-inch blade with 5.5 or 8 hp Honda engine; 20-inch blade with 8 hp Honda engine; and 24-inch blade with 8 hp Honda engine. The units all sport a new ergonomic handle with elastomeric vibration dampening system and bearing isolators that reduce the vibration felt by the operator, as well as fingertip throttle for easy, adjustable speed control. Other features include a hydrostatic drive for infinitely variable transport speeds of up to 4.7 mph and powered reverse, center blade placement that ensures a more consistent cutting depth, and easy depth adjustment up to 2.5 inches. www.classenturfcare.com


The Dominator

The Dixie Chopper Dominator combines four-wheel drive versatility with zero-turn maneuverability in a lawn mowing machine. Powered by a 33 hp Generac gas engine, the unit makes hillsides and inclines readily accessible to quality mowing. A custom front-end mechanism activates the front casters, allowing the mower to operate on four full-size wheels with four wheel motors when the casters are raised. It will run on two full-size rear wheels in unison with the front casters when they are in the down position. The operation of the caster wheels can be changed by a simple toggle switch.

The mower comes with a 56-inch deck, which is connected to an automatic deck-leveling system to ensure the deck remains level when switching the operation of the caster wheels.

For more information, check out www.dixiechopper.com.