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JANUARY 2014 issue of
Rental Management

Lawn and Garden Products

This month, Rental Management looks at lawn, garden and landscaping equipment, including chippers, vacuums, drills, trenchers, mowers and more.

Echo Bear Cat chipper/shredder

888-625-4520; bearcatproducts.com

The SC5540 PTO chipper/shredder from Echo Bear Cat, West Fargo, N.D., has 36 shredding knives and four reversible chipping blades with up to a 5-in. chipping and ¾-in. shredding capacity. Optional discharge screens are available in three sizes, as well as a variety of accessories. The chipper/shredder also has a three-point hitch mount hook-up.

Altec Industries chipper

800-269-5188; altec.com

The DC610 chipper from Altec Industries, Birmingham, Ala., is designed to be towed behind smaller vehicles and is made of a tubular frame and heavy-duty steel fenders
to support all of the chipper’s parts. The 6-in.-by-10-in. controlled-feed chipper has electronic controls with diagnostics capabilities and a “panic bar” system providing operators with a dedicated stop mechanism for the feed system independent of the feed control bar.

Ariens vacuum

920-756-2141; ariens.com

The all-purpose vacuum (APV) from Ariens®, Brillion, Wis., is designed to pick up leaves, litter and other debris. The APV is powered by a Subaru 190cc overhead cam engine, has a
31-in. sweeping width and is available with a self-propelled or push drive system. The company says a zipperless bag is designed to simplify emptying debris and the Rite-Hite Handlebar™ offers operators five handlebar height positions.

Little Beaver drills

800-227-7515; littlebeaver.com

The MDL mechanical drills from Little Beaver, Livingston, Texas, have a 360-rpm operating speed and a compact design to access areas that can’t be reached by augers mounted on skid-steers, the company says. Four models are available, including the MDL-5B and MDL-5H, with a Briggs & Stratton or Honda 5.5-hp engine, mounted on 8-in. semi-pneumatic tires. The MDL-8B and MDL-8H are mounted on 10-in. pneumatic tires and offer a choice of an 8-hp Briggs & Stratton or Honda engine.

Ditch Witch trencher

800-654-6481; ditchwitch.com

The RT30 compact ride-on trencher from Ditch Witch, Perry, Okla., can trench up to 8 in. wide and 42 in. deep, and its 42-in. boom provides a 36-in. cover depth. The four-wheel drive trencher has ground drive speeds
of 5.3 mph forward and 2.7 mph in reverse. The unit includes the DuraTooth™ digging system.

   Dosko log splitter

855-428-2232; dosko.com/g11

The 2000LS-H horizontal log splitter from Dosko, Rogers, Minn., has a cycle time of seven seconds and can split wood in both the forward and reverse strokes. The commercial unit has a Honda GX160 engine, engine guard and 3/8-in. steel-plate construction. A two-stage, 11-gpm hydraulic pump is designed to provide 3,000 psi.

 MacKissic stump cutter

800-348-1117; mackissic.com

The compact portable stump cutter from MacKissic, Parker Ford, Pa., is designed to allow the operator to see where the cutter head is at all times. The cutter head is set 30 degrees off vertical to allow the cutter to work much like a router and discharge the chips quickly, the company says. The braking system also is designed to stop the cutter head in less than two seconds when the operator presence lever is released. Units are available with Briggs & Stratton, Subaru or Honda engines.

   TurfEx spreader sprayer

866-588-7339; turfexproducts.com

The RES7200E spreader sprayer from TurfEX, Madison, Heights, Mich., a branch of TrynEx International, a division of Douglas Dynamics, has an electric start, adjustable electric spray pump and a hand-held spray wand. The hopper holds up to 150 lbs. or 3 cu. ft. of material, which can be spread up to 11 ft. wide by the 12-in. polyethylene spinner. The unit is powered by a 7-hp Subaru EX210 engine.

 Seco Group USA mower

203-894-1001; secoamerica.com

The Crossjet4X4 mower from Seco Group USA, Ridgefield, Conn., has an advanced commercial-grade hydrostatic drive system designed for use in wet conditions and on difficult terrain. The company says the all-terrain tires and an ultra-low center of gravity give the Crossjet4X4 greater stability and traction when mowing over high grass, brush, blackberry and most overgrown vegetation. It also has a 36-in. octagonal cutting deck.


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TurfMaker hydroseeder

800-551-2304; turfmaker.com

The TurfMaker® 700 hydroseeder from TurfMaker Corp., Rowlett, Texas, has a clear water flush system with 50-gal. clear water tank, live reel with 100 ft. of hard hose, a positive reversible gear pump and mechanical agitation, and is mounted on a trailer. With a positive displacement pump, the company says the 700 will handle up to 300 lbs. of 100 percent wood mulch per tank load and pump through as much as 500 ft. of hose.

CEAttachments brushcutter

866-232-8224; ceattachments.com

The EDGE® 3-Pt. rotary brushcutter attachment from CEAttachments, West Bend, Wis., is designed for compact utility tractors and has a beavertail-style rear deck panel made of heavy-duty 11-gauge steel that deflects cut material downward as it cuts. The rear wheel assembly has three height adjustment settings to cut grass and brush between 1 and 11 in. from the ground.

Billy Goat sod cutter

816-524-9666; billygoat.com

The SC180H hydrostatic drive sod cutter from Billy Goat Industries, Lee’s Summit, Mo., has a “Set and Forget™” blade depth adjustment where users can adjust depth to 2.5 in. with a single lever from the operator station. The unit has a rear caster wheel for curved cuts that locks for straight cutting.

SitePro landscape rakes

217-324-5973; wssitepro.com

The Piranha™ power landscape rake attachments from SitePro®, from Worksaver, Litchfield, Ill., are offered for skid-steers, three-point tractors and walk-behind units. The rakes are designed to remove debris or sod to prepare seedbed surfaces, create a new lawn, renovate an existing lawn, or pulverize and set grade on new construction sites. A choice of 2-in. sabre tooth or 1¾-in. carbide tooth rotor is available.

Turf Teq power rake

866-503-8873; www.turfteq.com

The 1305PR1 power rake from Turf Teq, Honey Brook, Pa., has a 13-hp Honda engine, fully hydrostatic forward/reverse transmission, differential lock and interchangeable multi-use attachments. The 36-in.-wide drum can be angled left or right from the operator position and is designed for seedbed preparation and turf renovation.


Buffalo Turbine air misting system

716-592-2700; buffaloturbine.com

The Monsoon air misting system from Buffalo Turbine, Springville, N.Y., is designed for evaporative cooling at golf courses, country clubs, sporting events, stadiums, landscape companies, factories and outdoor banquet facilities. The company says the system can be used to lower the canopy temperature of sensitive turf areas, like golf greens, in areas where heat stress is high. It also can be used to reduce dust on construction sites and more. The system uses a high-speed rotary disk atomizer and can distribute a fine mist of water in excess of 40 ft.

 Wagman Metal Products blades

800-233-9461; wagmanmetal.com

The lawn edger and dethatcher blades from Wagman Metal products, York, Pa., are made of thin-line, high-carbon steel. The lawn edger blades come in sizes 2 in. by 8 in., 2 in. by 9 in. and 2 in. by 10 in. with ½-in. or 5/8-in. arbor.

   Split-Fire log splitters

877-548-3473; split-fire.com

The 2-way log splitters form Split-Fire, Norwich, Ontario, Canada, can split logs in both directions and are powered by Honda GX series engines. The log splitters are made from a steel tube with the cylinder inside the frame sliding on high-density “friction free” slide pads running down the bearing area. Self-contained models can be equipped with an optional hydraulic log lifter to hoist heavy logs or be used as a table when the lifter is in the upright position.





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