Skid steer attachments
Two new adapters are now available from Worksaver to interface with Kubota loaders with pin style buckets. One adapter is designed for Kubota models LA504 and LA534, while the other fits models LA524 and LA525. These adapters pin to the loader arms, using existing pins, allowing the use of skid steer type attachments, providing greater versatility to the operator. Both adapters are built to the universal skid steer standard. Features include plated handles, pins, springs and bushings to provide a long service life.
A quick and easy substitute for utility or pocket knives, the new Safety Cutter from Milwaukee is designed for opening cardboard and corrugate, tape, plastic, and shrink wrap on “knife-free” jobsites. The Safety Cutter features an optimized recessed blade that stays sharp and allows for more efficient cuts and utilizes an ergonomic nylon handle. For added utility, the front of the tool is designed with a tape piercer, while the back is equipped with a lanyard hole.
The new Cat RP Series generators from Caterpillar are designed to provide portable power to professional contractors who need to power tools and lights on the job. The initial models in the series range in size and power from 3.6 kw to 7.5 kw.
Snowplow accessory kit
The Scrape Maxx accessory kit gives SnowEx plows the ability to apply active downward force to bust through hard packed snow, back-drag more effectively and maximize scraping performance down to the pavement. All SnowEx plows (with the exception of UTV plows) are already built with this ability, but Scrape Maxx harnesses the power to deliver the right amount of force. By increasing down-force, Scrape Maxx effectively allows a light-duty plow to deliver commercial-grade performance according to SnowEx.
Ride-on zero turn mowers
Toro recently launched the new line of Titan HD zero-turn mowers. Available in three model families — the Titan HD 1500 Series, Titan HD 2000 Series, and Titan HD 2500 Series — the mowers feature the ability to easily attach tools and other accessories with innovative tool-mounting brackets. This feature allows operators to transport tools around a property, including string trimmers, five-gallon buckets and other yard tools. For enhanced operating comfort, the Titan HD platform utilizes an adjustable deluxe suspension seat, isolated floor pan design, deck step guide, easy side and front mower access, and a 12V outlet.
The new Avant 200 Series multi-purpose loaders are designed for property maintenance, grounds care and landscaping professionals working on projects where space is limited and a lightweight machine is necessary. This new series consists of three models: 220 is equipped with a 20-hp gasoline engine; 225 is equipped with the new 25-hp Kohler EFI gasoline engine and auxiliary hydraulics with oil flow as high as 11.1 gallon per minute. The 225 LPG is equipped with a low emission LPG engine and is suited for indoor operations.
The new John Deere hydraulic coupler (16GE23) for compact excavators makes switching buckets easier. Operators are no longer required to exit the cab to switch buckets, so site clearing can continue with high productivity and minimal interruptions. The hydraulic coupler is designed for 35G, 50G and 60G excavators, and is compatible with John Deere Worksite Pro attachments. A wedge bar locking system compensates for wear and keeps the coupler joint tight. The wedge-style bucket pickup enables compact excavators to maintain breakout forces by keeping weight down, and operators can easily switch to other attachments, such as hydraulic hammers, with an adaptive bracket.