Platform mower

The A-Series Quik-Trak mower is designed to help fill the gap between traditional zero-turn-radius (ZTR) mowers and walk-behind models. It is durable and offers a high degree of user comfort. The operator of the compact machine stands on a platform. The compact size requires less trailer space than large walk-behinds, and the ZTR design gives favorable maneuverability and trimming ability. Each of the three models (ranging from 19 to 23 hp) are powered by air-cooled Kawasaki engines. Mulch kits are available for each of the mowers. John Deere Lawn & Grounds Care Div. www.pwmag.com/05jun11.

Affordable bird spike

The Bird Spike 2000 offers an affordable, effective solution for eliminating the aesthetic and health-related problems associated with bird droppings. It offers wider coverage than other spike products, preventing birds from landing and roosting. Made from ultraviolet-protected polycarbonate, the spike is sun-and weatherproof and is unaffected by extreme temperatures. It is non-conductive and comes in a variety of colors. The product, which will not harm birds, is recommended by animal rights organizations. Bird-B-Gone Inc. www.pwmag.com/05jun12.

Landfill compaction wheel

The Wire Safeguard group offers economical, long-lasting protection against landfill wire wrap issues. It uses the company's Contour Pin-On Teeth—hardened alloy steel tips—which outlast competitive fabricated steel rings. The product can be replaced as part of the user's normal tip-maintenance schedule, leading to reduced labor hours and less downtime than weld-on ring guards. Caron Compactor. www.pwmag.com/05jun13.

Horizontal recycler

The 6700B horizontal recycler is the newest model in the company's line of heavy-duty grinders. Powered by a 1000-hp diesel engine, it is designed for size reduction of large quantities of mixed landfill, construction, and wood materials. The 50×66-inch feed opening allows the machine to process massive stumps. Features include three-stage grinding, an impact-release system that opens the anvil and first grate if a severe impact occurs, and urethane cushions that protect against impacts from contaminants in the feed material. Peterson. www.pwmag.com/05iun14.

Hydraulically driven generators

Gold Line B Series generators are economic, compact, and powerful hydraulically driven machines. Each of the models features a shock-dampening mounting system for quieter operation, an important consideration when working in residential areas or quiet zones. They can be mounted on most utility, service, and construction vehicles. The line includes the 2000, 3000, and 4000 continuous-duty models. The D Series family of generators includes larger sizes. Tendaire Industries Inc. www.pwmag.com/05jun15.

Hydration pack

The WorkSmart Hi-Vis low-profile hydration pack is made of high-visibility nylon for daytime work, and reflective glass-bead tape for maximum night visibility. It holds 70 ounces of water, enough for three hours worth of water under most working conditions. The closed-cell insulation keeps water cool, and an insulated bite valve prevents contamination. Padded, adjustable shoulder and chest straps provide optimal wearer comfort. Choose from lime-green and black. Ergodyne. www.pwmag.com/05jun16.

Handheld line tapping

The Jr. Hydra-Stopper handheld line tapping and stopping kit eliminates water and wastewater distribution system shutdown. The product helps reduce downtime during repairs, valve change-outs, and pressure testing. It can be used to temporarily block the flow of water in pipes from 3/4 to 2 inches in diameter. Suitable for cast iron, asbestos cement, steel pit cast, ductile iron, plastic, and copper pipes, it is rated to 100 psi. It doubles as a line-tapping machine and can be used to add service connections, sampling station, and other items. Severn Trent Services. www.pwmag.com/05jun17.

Sliding vehicle tray

The Gorilla Slide gives users a quick, easy way to load and unload heavy items in work vehicles. The product is suitable for use on pickups, vans, service bodies, and trailers. It reduces the risk of physical injury from handling unwieldy equipment. The rugged slide glides on sealed roller bearings on a galvanized steel track, and it can be safely locked and fixed in place in 10-inch increments. The slide itself is made of heavy-gauge aluminum and is rated to handle 1200 pounds, evenly distributed. Highway Products Inc. www.pwmag.com/05jun18.