A CLEAN FINISH
Bush Hog is rolling out the HDTH Turf Hog finishing mower. Widths range from 60 to 99 inches; the horsepower requirement starts at 15 PTO hp and goes to 55 PTO hp. The machines feature quick-hitch design, so you can get hooked up and mowing quickly. The discharge is designed to eliminate the need for chain shielding, too. Suggested list price for the 60-inch HDTH5 is $3,068. Learn more at bushhog.com.
Sometimes you just want a smoother finish, and Westendorf engineers are on the case. The new 5-foot Landscaper —a new size for the company — offers a range of features to allow for more efficient action. The unit features adjustable teeth to loosen land, allows for easy leveling and attaches to your tractor’s three-point hitch. Suggested list for this new model is $1,500. Learn more at loaders.com.
When running a riding mower, you can’t get too close, but what if you could trim at the same time you mow? That’s the idea behind Z-Trimmer from Peco. This handy add-on attaches to any fabricated mower deck and runs off the mower’s battery. The unit has a spring-loaded design so you can trim right up to a fence post, and it’ll kick aside as you pass by. The unit also folds up for transport and storage. Suggested list price is $399. Learn more at lawnvac.com.
MORE VAC POWER
Peco has launched the PTO-X Drive vacuum system for riding mowers. The system has a self-tensioning belt, fewer moving parts and electric clutch engagement. There is a four-blade professional model and a five-blade super model. Learn more at lawnvac.com.
Flitz sealant is designed to work on a wide variety of surfaces. The product is hydrophobic, which means it repels water. When applied with a microfiber cloth, the sealant offers up to a year of protection for glass, metal, fiberglass and more. Suggested list price is $29.95, and you can order online. Learn more at flitz.com.
This heater from Neco is adjustable for 10- to 50-hp fans. It can provide for low-temperature grain drying and has built in adjustable brackets to fit a range of centrifugal fans. Suggested list price ranges from $1,600 to $1,700 for this unit. Learn more at necodryers.com.
Befco is adding to its flail mower line with the H40 to S48 and S60 and S72 machines — the numbers show the cutting width of each model. These are designed to be mounted on the front or rear of the tractor; are Category 1 hitch-compatible; have a heavy-duty, belt-driven transmission; and a 16-inch manual or hydraulic side shift. Suggested list price for the H40 is $4,287. Learn more at befco.com.
NEW BIG ASS FAN
The Air Eye is a new fan from Big Ass Fans, long known for its large ceiling fans. This unit, which is pedestal-mounted, has a presence switch — so it only runs where there’s movement in the room where it operates. The fan also has variable-speed control, so you can set the fan speed from 7% power to 100% power, depending on your needs. Suggested list price for the 30-inch fan on a pedestal with sensor is $945. Learn more at bigassfans.com.
Ashland Industries has launched the 140XL2-LGP, which is a low-ground-pressure scraper designed for agriculture and some construction markets. The unit features a 97.5-inch cut width and can haul 14 cubic yards. The machine requires a 250-hp or higher tractor, but offers versatility for growers who manage land leveling. Suggested list price is $62,871. Learn more at ashlandind.com.
SHoule is launching the LN-G-4 scraper. The system is designed so all energy from the side panels transfers to support arms to make pulling easier. The company claims it takes 25% less power to pull this machine versus competitive models. If field conditions allow it, this implement can be pulled at up to 10 mph. Suggested list price is $32,995. Learn more at shoule.com.
Spartan Mowers is launching this new GT-XTF diesel machine. This machine features a 61-inch cut, uses GT-Trac for traction and control, and has a one-piece deck with baffling. The GT-XTF includes a foot-operated parking brake, has a control panel with LCD display, and includes a push-start keypad. Power comes from a Caterpillar, 1.1-liter, 24-hp diesel engine. Learn more at spartanmowers.com.
BLOW IT CLEAR
Milwaukee Tools is offering a new battery-powered blower, the M18 Fuel, that can clear debris up to 15 feet and gets to full throttle in less than 1 second. The unit is 4 pounds lighter than many competitors. The suggested list price is $279, and it includes a 9.0-amp hour battery plus charger. Learn more at totaltool.com.
Grasshopper is offering the new 900D diesel, which meets highest emission requirements without the need for after-treatment. The machine has a G2.1 hydrostatic transmission system with 21 cc pumps. Power comes from a 1.3-liter, three-cylinder engine. Suggested list price is $20,402. Learn more at mower.com.
RETHINK THE MOWER TIRE
Exmark has developed the Tractus airless tire, which eliminates flats and downtime. The honeycomb design is aimed at enhancing operator comfort and ride quality. The system is also designed to improve traction in a range of terrain, and it has a nondirectional design. The tire is new for 2018 and is an option for Exmark mowers. Learn more at exmark.com.
Every shop has to deal cut material, and the HE&M Saw bandsaw lineup has a range of sizes to offer. The new 260 BSA can cut up to an 8.7-inch round. It features a two-speed motor, hydraulic vise, dual 45-degree and one-way 60-degree miters, a movable control console and a full-capacity cutting surface. Suggested list price is $7,895. Learn more at hemsaw.com.
A NEW GRINDER
Burr King takes the edge off — of metal and wood, that is. This new surface grinder is available in 12-, 24- and 36-inch sizes. The unit is the first five-axis belt surface grinder available. It features a 120-volt, variable-speed 960-250, 2.5-by-60-inch belt grinder. There are a range of models; the unit shown here has a suggested list price of $6984. Learn more at burrking.com.
The Pro 56 punch press from Uni-Hydro can help you fine-tune metal work around the shop. The unit has a bar shear stop for production shearing up to 24 inches; a bar shear table that extends the table from 3 to 12 inches; and a punch rack that holds up to 20 sets of punches and dies. Suggested list price for the unit shown is $8,900. Learn more at hydraulic-ironworkers.net.