September 2, 2008
What’s New in Kit
By Drury, Sally
Efco scarifiers For use by landscape contractors and sports clubs, two new scarifiers from Efco feature tubular steel frames, hardened steel spikes and a height adjustment system with "memory" to ensure the machine can be set down at the same height when re- positioned.
Model AG40R45 is a light machine with 40cm cutting width, fixed spikes and a 160cc Robin OHV engine. The AG50H60 is the heavyduty machine and features 50cm working width, floating spikes and a 160cc Honda engine. It also has metal bearing mounted wheels.
Increasing the versatility of Grasshopper zero-turn mowers, Ruston's Engineering (RECO) is now distributing a range of attachments - including leaf blowers, sweepers, turf edgers and aerators - that can be interchanged with the cutting deck.
Suited to series 700 and 800, the leaf blower is PTO-driven to produce 4,500 litres of air a second and giving air speeds up to 240km/ h. The nozzle can be adjusted a full 360[degrees] from the operator seat.
Series 900 mowers can be fitted with a bi-directional sweeper to clear debris or give a light dethatching action on turf. The 600mm diameter brush can be adjusted up to 25[degrees] left or right and the height changed electrically.
Other options include the Edge-Eze path edger to reduce manual finishing in parks and golf courses, and the 1.52m Aera-Vator with 83mm-long solid tines to create 65 holes per square metre.
Greener, cleaner and providing more torque and less noise, Cushman Turf-Trucksters from Ransomes are now fitted with 25hp Kubota threecylinder diesel engines. The new engine complies with Tier4 Environmental Protection Agency standards in the US.
Additional improvements include toughening of the axle tubes and zinc plating on the side air screens.
Grasshopper: RECO has boosted the versatility of the kit with a new range of attachments
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