NutriRoot, by Arborjet, is a new liquid fertilizer and water manager designed to stimulate and enhance root development, which helps plants resist water stress. The formula addresses poor soil conditions, nutrient deficiencies as well as seasonal stresses and can be used for soil injection, during planting or as a maintenance product for trees, shrubs, landscape plants and turf. Lower soil drench rates are also listed for annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, tropical, and potted plants.
The new XATS 900E electric portable air compressor from Atlas Copco features a high-efficiency 160-kilowatt WEG 22 motor that operates at a quiet 73 decibels, which is about the same noise level as a vacuum cleaner. The compressor is outfitted with a heavy-duty galvanized steel frame and enclosure and has a footprint of 44 square feet. Exempt from Tier Four Final regulations, the electric motor is a cost-effective alternative to traditional diesel-fueled compressors.
The new Ellepots by A.M.A. use hydroponic paper, making the rooting medium solution more environmentally friendly. The certified hydroponic paper allows a crop to be disposed of at the end of the production cycle along with the pot in a composting facility. Developed by Denmark’s Ellegaard A/S, the product is suited for greenhouse production only with respect to organic certification and is particularly useful for vegetable growers.
Brush cutter attachment
The Extreme Duty Brush Cutter RS72 is the latest addition to John Deere’s lineup of Worksite Pro attachments. Optimized to work with select John Deere E and D Series skid steers, compact track loaders and most competitive models, the attachment is designed to make site preparation and clearing easier. The new attachment utilizes four double beveled-edge blades and optional stump grinding teeth and can cut heavy brush and trees up to seven inches in diameter.
Zero turn mowers
Bob-Cat recently announced several updates to its Predator-Pro and ProCat commercial zero turn mower lineups. Both models now feature terrain-gripping Zero-T drive tires as part of an exclusive two-year partnership with OTR Wheel Engineering. The new tires provide improved grip, puncture resistance and tight turning with minimal turf damage, according to Bob-Cat. Each model will also utilize a modified double-wave baffle system, which enhances cut quality, and a re-engineered discharge chute designed to fan out clippings and leave the grass with a clean finish.
Sprinkler removal tool
The Easy Out by Underhill is the first sprinkler removal tool that requires no digging. Compatible with all major brands, the Easy Out simplifies head removal for repairs and modifications. The Easy Out kit includes an alignment rod that prevents dirt from entering the piping system and a heavy duty removal tool with a hex head at the bottom end.
Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power introduces its Vanguard air-cooled V-Twin Big Block EFI engine, giving construction contractors power and durability with the increased fuel efficiency of a closed-loop electronic fuel injection system. The new engine joins the Vanguard EFI engine lineup and is designed to power jobsite applications including concrete trowels and chippers/shedders.
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Skid steer grader blade
The new SSGB-8B skid steer grader blade from Worksaver maintains a consistent grade for site prep work and is designed for asphalt, landscaping and concrete flatwork contractors. The unit features an eight foot, six-way hydraulically controlled moldboard with 25 degree rotation/tilt that is controlled by an in-cab remote. The moldboard is shear pin protected to help prevent damage, and a proportional hydraulic valve provides precise control for maintaining grade. For an even finer grade, the SSGB-8B can be paired with a Leica laser system. Optional end plate and laser pole kits, both offered in pairs, are also available.