Landscape & Irrigation

January/February 2016

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30 January/February 2016 Landscape and Irrigation PRODUCT ROUND-UP TRIMMERS AND EDGERS Cub Cadet Powered by CORE Cub Cadet Powered by CORE (Conductor-Optimized Rotary Energy) is a new line of handheld power equipment that uses sophisticated CORE motor technology to deliver more torque with longer runtimes. With printed circuit board technology and magnetic rotors to generate concentrated, efficient power and torque, CORE's proprietary motor design replaces traditional electric motors. The motor generates torque on par with gas power, so the toughest outdoor challenges can be tackled without the fill-ups, fumes or pull-starts. By delivering high-torque performance with no dependence on battery voltage, CORE tech- nology establishes a new standard for outdoor power. For 2016, the Cub Cadet Powered by CORE line includes a dedicated string trimmer and a unique system called the Power-Lok system. The Power-Lok system includes string trimmer, hedge trimmer and blower attachments all designed to fit one standard Power-Lok drive unit. This system allows users to convert the drive unit into multiple tools, saving stor- age space and cost. Echo's new Bed Redefiner The Echo BRD-280 Bed Redefiner is designed to help shape flowerbed edges that have rounded over time and help keep grassy areas looking manicured with well-defined bed edges. The BRD-280 is lighter and easier to use than current wheeled products and it's up to 7 times faster than a shovel. It features Echo's 28.1cc professional-grade, 2-stroke engine for plenty of cutting power; ergonomically comfortable rubber left and right handle grips; a 59-inch straight shaft with flex cable drive; an over-sized, high- impact plastic shield with guide marker; and a large, adjustable support wheel. The unit's replaceable six-finger metal blade features carbide tips for reduced wear and long-lasting performance. The BRD-280 comes with a 2-year commercial warranty. Grasshopper Edge-EZE Save labor and reduce edging time up to 75 percent over walk-behind edgers and string trimmers with the Grasshopper Edge-EZE lawn edger. With a 2.5-inch depth of cut, Edge-EZE is perfect for maintaining estab- lished edges at up to 500 feet per minute. Twelve-inch vertical adjustment, a reversible disc and electric actuator allow convenient edging from the sidewalk, turf or curb. Dependable, heavy-duty construction makes it ideal for daily commercial use, so it easily pays for itself in no time at all. Compatible with all Grasshopper zero-turn mowers, Edge-EZE mounts on either side of the out-front or mid-mounted mowing deck. Honda Power Equipment unveils VersAttach multi-purpose system At GIE+EXPO 2015, Honda Power Equipment entered the split-shaft trimmer market with the introduction of an all-new product offering: the Honda VersAttach multi-purpose system. Featuring two powerhead options and six different attachments, the VersAttach system combines the power and reliability of Honda 4-stroke engines with a robust lineup of tools to fit a wide range of lawn and garden needs. The Honda VersAttach system offers two powerhead models, the UMC425, powered by a Honda GX25 mini 4-stroke engine, as well as the UMC435, powered by a GX35 mini 4-stroke engine. Each model can be paired with an optional interchangeable edger, line trimmer, blower, hedge trimmer, pruner and cultivator that fit quickly and securely into the attachment shaft by way of Honda's SureLoc joint locking system, saving time and effort for the user. The SureLoc joint locking system operates with a click and a twist, allowing the user to easily connect and disconnect attachments with no tools required. Husqvarna 322L The Husqvarna 322L features the latest technology in the brand's line of semi-professional trimmers. Targeted at high-end domestic end users and including many of the quality features of the 500 series trimmers, this unit offers high performance and ease of use. A long, 1-piece, straight shaft allows easy trimming of edges, under shrubs and along fences. Additionally, this product features an intuitive choke lever for easier operation and less opportunity for downtime, 2-stage foam and felt air filtration, an improved spark plug guard for reduced likelihood of damage, and an anodized aluminum outer shaft that resists corrosion.

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