Lean, green mulching machines
Contractors report savings of $2,000/ day using low-ground-pressure, high-speed equipment that cuts trees, stumps, and underbrush to the ground without digging into soil, eliminating erosion, and saving the feeder roots of “keeper” trees. While the 600-hp GT-60 pictured here is available only by special order, the company offers a range of equipment that's immediately available, as well as cutter heads, a captive track system, and a fixed-tooth planar head. Gyro-Trac USA Inc. www.gyrotrac.com.
Ideal for work in the water, sewer, and electrical industries, the Model 151 Double Shot dedicated ratchet wrenches and 151T socket ratchet wrenches are now equipped with a 1½-inch fat grip that reduces fatigue and makes using the tools more comfortable. The wrenches also feature a design that allows bolts to pass entirely through the socket so nuts can be secured on any threaded length, eliminating the need for deep sockets or open-end wrenches. Lowell Corp. www.lowellcorp.com.
Wide-cut turf trimmers
The all-wheel-drive, diesel 3500 and 3700 mowers offer 60- and 72-in. cutting decks in side- and rear-deck discharge configurations figurations. In addition to a mulch kit, accessories include snow blower, rotary broom, front blade debris blower, hard cab, and quick quick-attach system. Side-discharge decks rotate up to 90 degrees with the PTO shaft remaining connected for easier maintenance. Operators can remain hydrated during the summer months thanks to the machine's single cup holder. Hustler Turf Equipment. www.hustlerturf.com.
Slope indicator for mobile column lifts
The company offers a new safety tool — a slope indicator — for its AC and DC mobile column lifts. The lifts, which can be moved and placed anywhere in or outside of a shop, can be used safely on up to a 3-degree floor slope. To ensure a lift is operating at a safe angle, the slope indicator can be placed on the machine to indicate floor slope in degrees. Mohawk Lifts. www.mohawklifts.com.
Handheld ground resistance tester
The clamp-on EST401 Ground Resistance Tester measures ground rod and small grid resistance in any season without the use of auxiliary ground rods. It provides a direct reading of 0.1 to 1200 ohms and can be used in multigrounded systems without disconnecting the ground under test. It has a large LCD display and a jaw design that accommodates up to 1,000 kcmil cables. The high-sensitivity probe measures current leakage down to 1 mA and neutral currents to 30 Arms. Erico. www.erico.com.
Sidewalk snow plow
The Pro-Tech V-Plow features a classic V-shape to split and windrow snow cleanly off sidewalks. Equipped with a 5/8-in-thick hardened steel edge and a structurally solid yet lightweight frame, the plow handles tough snow and ice conditions without overstressing the machine. It comes in three standard sizes, 4, 5, and d 6 ft., and attaches to all skidsteers and tractors. Pro-Tech Manufacturing and Distribution. www.snopusher.com.