Landscaping showcase – trenchers, aerators, power rakes, mowers, sod cutters and much much more
By Canadian Rental Staff
Underneath the snow, the green shoots of spring await. Be ready with these great lawncare products.
By Canadian Rental Staff
Spread the tough stuff
This poly dual-variable-speed electric v-box spreader has a direct drive gear box to operate the bottom auger powered by 1/2-horsepower motor along with a 1/3-horsepower motor operating the rear spinner. The PDE spreader family comes a ribbed poly hopper and a stainless steel spinner frame. The operator is able to spread wet sand, salt and pea gravel. Sno-Way also produces a full line of commercial truck plows with down pressure and a wireless remote.
Great for tight areas
The Laski TR120H self-propelled ride-on trencher builds on the success of the smaller model TR 50/60 series. With a four-inch trenching depth and overall machine width of 34 inches it is ideal for difficult access areas. The optional backfill blade allows the user to cover the trench and move material on site. With a 35-horsepower Kohler engine and hydrostatic drive, production rates from 65 to 395 feet per hour are possible.
Revolutionary chain tensioning
The Ryan ZTS stand-on aerator grips the terrain and is capable of aerating 2 1/4 acres per hour with a ground speed up to seven miles per hour. This Ryan Aerator has a shock-absorbing platform, rapid lift and lower fingertip controls with a range of two- to five-inch aeration depth settings. This well-designed unit comes with a revolutionary chain-tensioning system and additional weight on the front to safely climb hills. This state-of-the art unit is already the choice of grounds maintenance professionals due to its reliability and superior construction for years of reliable, safe operation. The Ryan unit is also available from Classen Turf.
The Turf Teq Model 1305PR1 power rake is the perfect tool for all types of seedbed preparation and turf renovation. The power rake has a 36-inch-wide drum with welded teeth and is designed to dig and scuff up the soil. It can be angled left or right from the operator position. The unit features a 13-horsepower Honda engine, fully hydrostatic forward and reverse transmission, a differential lock and multi-use attachment interchangeability. The power rake tractor can also be used to operate a power edger, power broom, brush cutter or plow for all-season use.
Lighter for older operators
Little Beaver’s Towable hydraulic earth drill combines safe and powerful drilling with hassle-free operation and transportation. The drill’s balanced frame makes it ideal for today’s aging workforce. The design reduces operating weight by roughly 50 per cent compared to traditional hydraulic drills and it requires less than 20 pounds of force to pivot into digging position. The frame also eliminates torque for safe one-person drilling. The rig can be conveniently transported using a removable “no tools” towing hitch, saving valuable truck or trailer space and making it an economical tool for fence and deck building, sign installation, rental and park-and-recreation departments. The Towable drill’s 11-horsepower Honda engine delivers 22 per cent more power than competitive models. To further boost performance, the unit’s 2,700-psi hydraulic system provides up to 300 foot-pounds of torque with an auger speed of 150 rpm. The Towable’s 34-inch width allows it to easily fit through gates and other tight spaces for drilling in locations inaccessible to skid steers and tractors. Its 16-inch semi-pneumatic tires and auger lock make it easy for one person to manoeuvre the drill around a jobsite and pivot into position without damaging delicate turf or landscapes. For added convenience, the Towable features a two-position handle that rotates 180 degrees to drill near buildings, walls and other structures. Additionally, the drill’s infinitely variable 20-degree auger tilt makes it possible to drill vertically in uneven terrain.
Faster sod cutting
The Classen HSC18 Pro sod cutter comes in two lengths – 52 or 55 inches – which make it the shortest sod cutter in the industry. The integrated rear swivel wheel ensures ease of turning and can be secured in place for straight-line cutting. This allows the operator to make quick work of cutting sod in tight areas. The HSC18 Pro is one of the fastest models on the market. The Hydro-Gear T2 hydrostatic drive transmission ensures smooth, consistent power flow and its power reverse assists in efficient transportation. The transmission and engine allow the operator to achieve transport speeds as high as 4.7 miles per hour – 35 per cent faster than competitive models. The cutting blade is centered on the bottom of the machine and ensures consistent cutting depth. The blade cuts 20 strokes per second and yields clean, smooth results in half the time of competitive models. In addition, the cutting depth can be adjusted down to 2 1/2 inches. The Pro sod cutter comes standard with an 18-inch cutting blade. Optional blade sizes are available in 12-, 16-, 20- and 24-inch lengths. And the blade is easily replaced, which contributes to minimal downtime.
Split-stream air deflector
The Little Wonder Optimax blowers, which include eight self-propelled or push models, feature an advanced impeller and aerodynamic design that result in 38 per cent more air movement than competitive blowers. Air speeds range from 143 to 179 miles per hour. The Optimax blowers’ advanced, all-steel impeller design and reverse-angled, seven-blade fan provide maximum airflow. Plus, the scrolled, aerodynamic air inlet maintains constant power and doesn’t clog if leaves are drawn in. A large, square discharge chute rides just two inches off of the ground, resulting in better movement of standing water and stubborn debris. Little Wonder uses an innovative split-stream air deflector on the 25-square-inch discharge chute, which eliminates blow-back and moves debris in one pass. Optimax blower accessories include a tool holder, parking brake and solid front wheel, which add convenience and safety as well as increase durability on challenging terrain.
The Bob-Cat CRZ offers higher quality commercial-grade features and components than other brands in the same price range. With deck sizes of 48, 52 and 61 inches, it gives the rental customer multiple choices. Bob-Cat mowers are backed by the Pro-Cat Commercial Warranty of six years or 2,750 hours. In addition to the free extended warranty, Bob-Cat offers a lifetime warranty on its deck and frame.
At the forefront with its next generation drive and cut system, superstructure frame and intuitive operator controls, Billy Goat’s SC181H hydro-drive sod cutter now features additional cutting edge technology with an exclusive laser-clad cutting blade. The blade’s hardened leading edge offers precision cuts and three times longer blade life. A heavy-duty gear box and cutting system with oversized sealed bearings, tight shaft-mounted eccentrics, a one-inch lateral stability bar and a superstructure frame with 50 additional pounds of steel offer unparalleled durability in the industry’s most rugged conditions. The variable speed hydro-drive with fingertip control in both forward and reverse provides the same consistent feel and simple operation across Billy Goat’s hydro-drive family. Set-and-forget blade depth adjustment to 2.5 inches from a single lever at the user’s operating position saves set-up time and the handle isolation mounts absorb vibration for smooth, fatigue-free operation. Now comes with a text-to-video feature for access to quick instructional videos via a mobile device. Powered by a 133-cubic centimeter Honda GXV engine.
The 1600 Series II Turbo wide-area mower from John Deere means business. With sweeping deck coverage, an innovative baffling system that virtually eliminates clumping and wings that follow ground contour, the 1600 delivers a consistent quality cut. And thanks to an on-demand full-time rear wheel drive and an advanced top-draw cooling system, it can keep at it acre after acre. The 1600 Series II is powered by a liquid-cooled, turbocharged, four-cylinder, diesel engine. Reliable operation and maximum productivity is guaranteed with the 1600 Series II Wide Area Mower hydrostatic transmission. An innovative, exclusive air-intake system draws clean air from the top of the machine instead of the rear, helping to keep the radiator clear and the engine from overheating. The 1600 Series II is equipped with a 62-inch center deck and two 42-inch wings.
Balanced and portable
The Bluebird S22 Seeder makes turf renovation simple and easy. The S22 is well balanced and portable thanks to the placement of the polymer seed hopper and its folding handle. The seed gate is also adjustable to accommodate a broad range of grass seed. The 12-gauge tempered steel delta blades have a unique angled position and beveled cutting edges that cut slits in the ground for dethatching, overseeding or aerating slopes and terraces. Ideal for thinning running-stem grasses like Bermuda and St. Augustine. Every Bluebird power rake and seeder has an adjustable handle allowing for three different operator heights as well as folding for easy transportation and storage.
The Titan HD2500 zero-turn mower features enhanced comfort. From the standard suspension seat, isolated floor pan design, easy access from the front or side of the machine, to the deck step guide and easy-to-use controls, Toro has the operator in mind. Landscape professionals rely on Toro’s patented Turbo Force decks for outstanding quality of cut and durability. The durable 7/10-gauge high strength steel cutting deck, the rugged three-by-two-inch tubular frame and commercial-grade hydraulics mean HD 2500 mowers are built to last. Titan provides operators the ability to easily attach tools and accessories directly to the mower with the innovative tool-mounting brackets.
Compact equipment for landscapers
The JCB 3TS-8T Teleskid and 48Z-1 compact excavator are the latest in the company’s range of skid steer and compact track loaders built in North America. They are designed to provide Canadian landscapers with the power and performance they demand, and the build quality and reliability they need to be successful in our challenging environment. The Teleskid, in particular, is a game-changer, allowing operators to lift higher, reach further and dig deeper than ever before. The JCB Teleskid is a skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom, allowing operators to lift above 13 feet, reach forward eight feet and dig three feet below grade. It is also combines the advantages of vertical and radial lift capabilities in a single machine. The Teleskid is equipped with a 74 horsepower JCB EcoMax engine, requiring no diesel particulate filter (DPF) or diesel engine fluid (DEF). Available wheeled and tracked models offer rated operating capacities of 3,208 and 3,695 pounds, respectively. JCB also offers to landscapers the 215 vertical lift skid steer loader. Designed as a small-platform skid steer with large-platform capability, the JCB 215 is powered by the 74 horsepower JCB diesel by Kohler engine, requiring no DPF or DEF, and features the JCB Powerboom with side-door entry. The 215 wheeled skid steer has a rated operating capacity of 2,112 pounds in standard configuration or 2,258 pounds with an optional dealer-fit counterweight package. The 215 is also available as a compact track loader, with an ROC of 2,105 pounds in standard configuration or 2,138 pounds with the optional counterweight package. A similarly capable 210 radial lift model is also available in skid steer and compact track loader configurations. All 215 and 210 machines are capable of operating high flow attachments up to 30 gallons per minute. The JCB 48Z-1 compact excavator is a zero-tail-swing machine with a JCB diesel by Kohler engine that produces 48 horsepower and 166 foot pounds of torque. A fully bushed dig end with 500-hour greasing intervals reduces downtime and daily maintenance, cutting total cost of ownership for the customer and increasing productivity.