New Road Products: New Power Equipment, Materials and Supplies for the Road Market
The patented Wet Blade system from Diamond Mowers is a combination mower that allows for the selective application of growth regulators, herbicides and other water-based chemicals to vegetation by causing a minute amount of chemical to be immediately absorbed into the vascular system of a plant at the time of cut. The system is most effective on stem diameters 3 inches and smaller and has a maximum application rate of about 2.5 gallons of herbicide mixture per acre.
The Toro Company’s Z Master G3 zero-turning radius mowers have been redesigned with a low center of gravity, the result of a vertical shaft engine that sits lower in the chassis, a lower operator position and the 12-gallon fuel tank that is now located under the operator’s seat. The combination provides hillside stability and traction for better control and less “crabbing.” The design also incorporates unitized hydros. The new instrument panel on G3 models contains an electronic hour meter and allows operators to quickly assess the status of the mower, including fuel levels and battery voltage.
Available in four cutting widths, U.S. Mower’s Samurai Brush Flail can turn most excavators or backhoes into productive boom mowers. Designed for tough mowing jobs, the mower features Domex high-strength steel construction, universal bolt-on mount, reversible 2-pound offset mulching blades, replaceable AR400 skid shoes, direct drive motor, wire proof cutter shaft protectors and a powder coat finish. It also can safely cut and mulch small trees and brush.
The ST-180 Elite from Bush-Whacker, part of Hall Manufacturing, is a 15-foot, smooth-deck, flex-wing rotary cutter and the latest in a line of product introductions from the company. The cutter’s Bush-Whacker Special Deck includes a primary (bottom) deck of 3/16-inch steel that is welded to heavy-duty channel structures. The smooth top deck is made of 12-gauge steel and protects the inner support frame. The spindle gearbox, rated with 225 horsepower, makes the cutter ideal for highway, agricultural, commercial, and other applications where a heavy-duty, rugged mower is needed.
The Bradco line of Brush Cutters by Paladin Construction Group has features to maximize brush clearing speed and minimize power requirements. The brush cutters easily attach to most skid-steers and are designed to cut grasses, weeds, brush and trees up to four inches in diameter. High deck clearance, side discharge, flow control baffle and a smooth unobstructed deck improves performance by preventing debris build up. The rotation indicator notifies the operator of overload conditions. Internal relief built into the motor protects the drive system and provides fast, controlled shut down. A stump jumper is another added feature designed to allow the cutter to lift up over stumps and rocks, protecting the machine from damage that can be caused by hitting these obstructions.
Tiger Mower’s Bengal 3PS series of boom mowers have a cut reach out of 22.5 feet and is available with a 50-foot rotary or flail cutter head. The Bengal XB has a cut reach from 23.8 feet to 24.8 feet, enabling it to reach over obstacles such as guard rails, stumps, signs and waterways while the unit remains safely on the roadbed. All the mowers in this series now have the capability of storing the cutter head in the rear of the tractor for better visibility during transport. Cutter head options include 50-inch/60-inch rotary, 50-inch/63-inch flail or a 48-inch saw blade.
Husqvarna’s line of ZTH commercial zero-turn mowers is designed for mowing both small and large areas. All models in the line have a compact design, wide-cutting decks, and high-cutting speed. They are ergonomically sound and made of a robust one-piece steel chassis. The heavy-duty bearings in pivoting front wheels and commercial duty-drive systems help ensure a long product life.
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