Trends and technology
Landscaping equipment showcase: February 2020
By Canadian Rental Staff
By Canadian Rental Staff
The ground will thaw soon. Help your customers dig, plant and prepare the soil for summer.
Unique screen design
The economical, walk-behind Model 45HP topdresser from Earth and Turf is ideal for spreading compost with up to 25 per cent moisture content on lawns and small turf areas. The unit’s easy, three-wheel manoeuverability makes it possible to get jobs done fast, even in tight quarters. The 45HP features a 4.5 cubic foot hopper capacity to keep re-loadings to a minimum. It is 30 inches wide and spreads materials using a unique reciprocating screen design, which produces in one pass an even, full-width spread pattern 1/8 to 1/4 inches thick.
The Classen Pro HTS20 hydro-drive overseeder features a unique 40-pound floating seed box to follow undulating terrain and 26 1 1/2-inch-spaced slicing blades to allow for higher rates of germination. Equipped with turf tread flotation tires for reduced soil compaction and thumb controls for forward and reverse, the HTS20’s fold down handle provides for easy transportation and storage.
The TRL620D mini track loader from Baumalight features a compact design at 40 inches wide (without the bucket). Baumalight mini track loaders can easily navigate through tight spaces for exceptional productivity. The hydrostatic drive is set up with true joystick controls and hydraulic pilot lines just like large skidsteers. A three-pump hydraulic operating system is used, one for hydraulic flow to run the machine’s auxiliary and boom and two pumps for the propulsion systems, one for each drive motor. There is also a dedicated oil cooler to better manage hydraulic heat generation. The auxiliary hydraulic pump system with a case drain delivers hydraulic flow at 10.5 gallons per minute at 3,000 PSI for optimal operating performance. The 24.5 horsepower Kubota diesel-powered mini track loader also features durable rubber tracks that can handle uneven or rough terrain; a self-leveling bucket for efficient loading and unloading; a tipping limit of 1,800 pounds at bucket edge; and a ride-on platform for improved visibility while manoeuvering through confined areas. This extremely versatile machine is able to power various attachments including post hole auger drives, tree pullers, tillers, trenchers, flail mowers, tree saws, stump grinders, snow blowers, power sweepers and virtually any lifting attachment.
Spreads the tough stuff
Poly dual-electric RVB spreaders from SnoWay are built with the professional contractor in mind. They are available in a variety of sizes from 10-cubic foot UTV-mount designs to large 2 1/2-yard truck-mount applications. Equipped with easy on/off rear spinners, tarps and tie down straps, they feature a computerized controller in conjunction with the two strategically located vibrators to allow spreading of numerous wet or hard-to-spread de-icing products.
Curved roller edges
The new Brouwer BTR30 Pro heavy-duty walk-behind turf roller incorporates an advanced drive system. The new design includes a dedicated pump, a variable-speed directional valve and an external oil cooler. The stainless steel cooler dissipates heat faster and the replaceable oil filter insures clean oil for longer life. The BTR30 Pro is designed to live up to the demanding workload of the landscape contractor and rental environment. It includes a heavy-duty traction drum, a power protection cover and is powered by a dependable 5.5-horsepower Honda engine. The edges of the roller are curved to avoid damaging soft turf. The long handle makes turning easy, even when the drum is filled with water. The BTR30 is ideal for the rental market because it is easy to operate, durable, carries low maintenance costs and is available with factory-direct pricing.
High tip speeds
The Ybravo Generation II 25-inch commercial mower is suitable for any rental store. The Generation II is lightweight with easy-control handles and offers side discharge, mulch or superior bagging performance of wet or dry grass due to its high blade-tip speeds. The Generation II comes with a five-year commercial warranty. Excellent for retail as well.
A superior cut
Bob-Cat 6000 Series commercial mowers are equipped with 4400 Series integrated drives or with dual 12 cubic centimeter pump/motor drive systems. The Predator-Pro 7000, ProCat 6000MX, ProCat 6000, ProCat 5000 and QuickCat 4000 have high production AirFX mowing decks offering a superior quality cut. Built with operator comfort and ergonomic design in mind, they are equipped with large tires, a large comfortable seat, almond-shaped steering handles, ergonomic controls and easy access service points.
Adjusts to terrain
The Barreto STK Tracked Trencher is powered by a 12 horsepower Honda engine and is available in 24- or 30-inch depths. Barreto’s Independent floating track system provides a more fluid operation than traditional track trenchers. When working in rough or uneven conditions, undercarriage idlers move in response to the terrain reducing ground pressure and increasing traction. The adjustable trenching controls are operator friendly, making this unit ideal for both homeowner or contractor rentals.
The Scag Windstorm stand-on blower is ultra compact, agile and ergonomically designed with surefooted traction and smooth clutch engagement. Powered by a 37-horsepower Briggs Vanguard Big Block EFI engine, it produces up to 7,500 cubic feet per minute – ideal for leaf/debris or road construction cleanup. With 18 degrees of vertical tilt, the fingertip nozzle direction system controls deliver maximum air output in any direction the nozzle is aimed.
The multi-use Redefiner 450HA from Brown allows rental stores to offer clients three configurations: a bed redefiner, a WireMaster model to install invisible dog fencing, or the standard sidewalk edger. Powered by a Honda GX160 engine, the 450HA achieves bed-redefining productivity of up to 60 feet per minute or dog fence installation up to 25 feet per minute. This commercial unit is light, manoeuverable and includes fold-down handles for easy transport, making it ideal for home owners and contractors alike.
The MDB Green Climber LV 300 PRO remote control mower has a flail cutting head with undercarriage tracks. The Green Climber’s main feature is that it can be used without an operator on board and can tackle steep gradients up to more than 60 degrees uphill, downhill and diagonally thanks to the extendable undercarriage tracks and low weight, which enables a better grip on the terrain. The Green Climber is a mulcher or slasher designed to carry out maintenance of green areas, roadsides and highways particularly inconvenient or dangerous to reach. Its light weight and its total versatility makes Green Climber an extremely useful machine for all remote control vegetation management as well as other beneficial functions depending on which head attachment accessoriesare used. The remote control system of the Green Climber makes the job easy and, most importantly, safe. It also allows the machine to move with speed and precision. It is equipped with an electronic direction correctional system which controls the natural inclination of the machine towards the descent.The Green Climber’s quick coupling system has been designed to allow rapid interchangeability of accessories without the use of keys. The flail head has a side-shifting movement of 400 millimeters to both right and left sides.