What’s New!

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Lock It Up

Highway Products, Inc. now offers lightweight aluminum toolboxes for four-wheelers, ATVs, UTVs, Polaris, Rhino, Honda, Yamaha, Arctic Cat and more. Built to use with just about any kind of machine, these boxes have a lockable trunk that holds a lot of stuff. With the handle bars on top of the ATV box, you can tie more cargo down.

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Propane Power

The propane-powered Z Master G3 zero-turning mower from Toro is engineered with a 29 hp Kawasaki engine and offers ground speeds up to 11.5 mph. The single propane tank holds 43.5 pounds of liquid propane mounted behind the seat, and the mower is available with deck sizes of 60 or 72 inches, with a height-of-cut system giving operators 1 to 5.5-inch cuts in .25-inch increments. Z Master G3 propane mowers include the Toro Turbo Force cutting deck, and the models are equipped with the adjustable baffle.

Check out www.toro.com for more details.

Sod Installer for Big Rolls

Kesmac Brouwer’s Model 3442 Large Roll, RollMate, installs up to 42-inch sod rolls and features automatic start; hydrostatic drive; 11 mph engine; and fingertip forward and reverse controls. The unit is simple to operate and maintain.

Visit www.kesmac.com for details.

Economical Salt Box

SnowEx introduces the SB-1000 salt box, which is constructed from water-resistant, noncorrosive polyethylene and features a storage capacity of 10 cubic feet. The storage system is designed to protect a wide variety of materials from weather elements. Most commonly used for storing salt, sand and other spreading materials for ice management, the salt box can also be used for holding fertilizer, tools and anything else that requires a weather-protected enclosure.

For more information, visit www.trynexfactory.com.

Turf Tiger Topdresser for Tight Budgets

The Turf Tiger Topdresser from Millcreek Manufacturing has a 7,500-pound capacity and applies a wide variety of topdressing, infield mix and bulk materials, such as compost, wet or dry. Three interchangeable attachments are designed to precisely spread bulk materials in a single pass, and the Saber Tooth beater uses uniquely placed steel plates to manage difficult-to-spread materials, including wet sand, in uniform patterns up to 12 feet wide. The spinner attachment is ideal for thin broadcast applications up to 35 feet wide in a variety of coverage depths, while the 42-inch-wide brush component is suited for precision drop spreading.

For details, visit www.MillcreekMfg.com.

Euro to Skid Steer Adapter

An interfacing adapter from Worksaver, Inc., allows the use of skid steer-type attachments on loaders equipped with the Euro-style quick-attach systems. The adapter offers the user a wider choice of attachments that can be easily switched between a skid steer loader and a tractor loader. All-welded design features plated handles, springs and lock pins.

Go to www.worksaver.com for more information.

The EZ Way to Clear Leaves

The Ferris EZ Dump XL Collection System holds 14 cubic feet of leaves and debris and fits the Ferris IS 3100Z 61-inch model. Features include a unitized low-profile steel frame; a clear tube to see debris as it flows through, which simply rotates to connect and disconnect; an extra-large closure latch to ensure the hopper is secure during collection; and a cushioned handle that is easy to reach and operate from the seat. The system is built around a high-volume side panel air induction system that reduces clogging, and the impeller generates 2,200 CFM airflow. The hopper can be emptied by squeezing the handle and pulling it up to dump right from the seat.

Go to www.ferrisindustries.com for more information.

Talbert’s Fine-Tuned Custom Trailer

Talbert Manufacturing’s 55-Ton Raised Center Trailer features a non-ground bearing gooseneck; a raised 26-foot center deck, which allows a 15.5-inch loaded deck side height to accommodate various transport height regulations; and a load capacity rating of 110,000 pounds in a 13-foot load base. Equipped with The Equalizer, a nitrogen-assisted dampening system that effectively balances loads in all terrains, operators can make easy and quick adjustments, and maintain those settings to maximize loads safely and efficiently.

For details, visit www.talbertmfg.com.

Aluminum Roof Rack

A.R.E. has expanded its line of truck cap accessories with the AluRack by Prime Design, an aluminum construction roof-mounted rack for full-size short-bed and long-bed trucks. Featuring an over-the-cab design, it has a rear roller crossbar for easy material handling and removal, and attaches directly to factory tracks (which are sold separately) on your A.R.E. cap and will work with most aftermarket tracks as well. The AluRack also comes with optional locking ladder “QuikClamp” attachments to easily and safely secure ladders for transport.

Visit www.4are.com for more information.

Turn Scraps Into Extra Seating

AZEK Building Products introduces AZEK Bench & Planter Box Hardware Kits to help create a bench with two integrated flower/planter boxes. The bench color can match the AZEK deck or porch color, or complement it. It can also be used to divide a deck area from a patio, since it is freestanding. The full assembly at maximum length measures 10 feet 7 inches, and provides up to 6 feet of seating area. The kits include all necessary hardware; the contractor just supplies AZEK deck boards of choice for the seat and desired look of the planters.

For details, visit www.azek.com.

Keep Track of Your Crews

Magnatag’s Crew and Route magnetic board manages and communicates weekly work loads so employees can see what to do and when to do it. The magnetic whiteboard kits are offered in three sizes for five to 21 crews per board, and come with color-coded magnetic cardholders with printable inserts for job information and locations; two-sided red/green flip-over magnets to show job status; and color-coded magnet signals for job priorities, equipment needed or your own special codes.

Go to www.magnatag.com for more information.

Eastman Walk-Behind Mower

Eastman Industries’ new 21-inch commercial mower, the SPX 21, has a cast-aluminum deck equipped with edge guard, and is powered by a Kawasaki FJ180V KAI 6 hp engine. Three models are available: SPX21-Z zone start, self-propelled; SPX 21-B blade brake clutch (BBC); and SPS 21-P hand-push, zone start. The mowers feature a .75 to 4-inch cut height and the grass catcher has a 2.5-bushel capacity.

For more information, visit www.eastmanmowers.com.

A Cab System that Changes with the Weather

A modular cap system for the Kawasaki Teryx utility vehicle has been manufactured by Curtis Industries, LLC, and allows rapid transformation from a fully-enclosed cab to an open-air ride in 60 seconds. The Curtis Rapid Convertible System (RCS) lets the user choose one or all components for maximum flexibility as the weather changes.

A simple ROPS base frame with cab receiver mounts provides safety and easy installation of the modular components. The roof, windshield and rear panel feature a no-tools, pin to slot connection and a heavy-duty release latch. The strong, but lightweight, hard-coated polycarbonate windshield quickly vents for varying temperatures and is designed and tested for full speed travel with the windshield open or closed. An optional wiper kit is available.

Available in black, cab components can be purchased separately or as a complete cab.

For details, visit www.curtisindustries.net.

Stay Warm

Check Corporation’s Mold-in-Place seat heater systems deliver warmth and comfort to operators of construction, agricultural and industrial equipment. Designed to integrate directly into the seats, the heater systems feature one, two or three regulated temperature levels to provide desired heat for the equipment operator. Before the seat cushions are formed, the seat heating elements are adhered to the back of the cover material. When the foam is poured into the cavity, Check’s seat heaters become an integral part of the seat cushion, lying just below the seat surface to provide optimum heat distribution and lasting durability. The seat heater systems work with both vinyl and fabric-covered cushions, and some feature an electronic control modules with automatic one-hour shut-off for safety. The seat heater elements have passed SAE-J-1454 testing for off-road durability tests and are waterproof.

Go to www.seatheater.com for details.

Blow Through Brush

Little Wonder’s Hydro Brush Cutter, Hydro BRC-24, is constructed of 7 and 10-gauge welded steel and features a 28-inch cutter deck that houses a reversible 24-inch cutter blade, and is powered by a Honda GSV390 390cc engine. Height adjustments from 4 to 5.5 inches are offered, with the power to cut saplings up to 2 inches thick. From Schiller Grounds Care, features of the Hydro BRC-24 include infinitely variable speed up to 4.2 mph forward/2.6 mph reverse; a Noram Mechanical blade clutch, providing “clutch-less” forward, instant reverse drive propulsion; and solid linkage controls.

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

Oil Spill Solution

Chadd Padd fuel bibs absorb diesel, gasoline and oil spills at their source. As a multipurpose spill response solution, the reusable mats catch and contain fuel before it becomes a problem.

The mats are made out of the same material for spill prevention, control and countermeasure (SPCC) requirements, and are offered in two sizes: 10-by-10-inch, which can hold 4.5 ounces of products and comes in rolls of 36 or six-packs; and 15-by-20-inch, which can absorb up to 11 ounces and is available in boxes of 18. Perforated, partial holes accommodate most filler ports for refueling or adding oil.

Check out www.chaddpadd.com for more details.