Outdoor Power Equipment

March 2018

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EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY FOCUS 30 MARCH 2018 OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT www.outdoorpowerequipment.com HEDGE TRIMMERS AND BRUSHCUTTERS BILLY GOAT BC2600 SERIES OUTBACK BRUSHCUTTER The BC2600 Series Outback brushcutter from Billy Goat includes a 26-inch mechanical-drive fixed deck model — ideal for clearing meadows or fields — and a 26-inch hydro-drive model with ar ticulating deck and Enhanced Traction Control (ETC) — ideal for clearing brush on rough and hilly terrain. Also available in a 26-inch hydro-drive is a unit with lockable caster wheels that help hold hillsides. All three models make quick work of under-brush, berries, bramble, vines, tall grass and small trees up to two inches in diameter and six feet tall — all at a rate of just over an acre of brush per hour. Each unit features a heavy-duty blade spindle, reinforced in four directions for maximum durability and safety, so you can keep cutting in the harshest environments. ECHO BRUSHCUTTER Power, comfor t and stability are at the forefront with Echo's line of commercial- grade brushcutters. Offered in four engine displacements and flex cable or solid-steel shafts, Echo has the right brushcutter for all clearing applications — ranging from rough grass, thickets or shrubs to dense undergrowth. The SRM-2620U utilizes an ergonomic, lightweight, U-shaped handle that folds for storage. ECHO HEDGE TRIMMERS Echo hedge trimmers are for professionals who demand per formance. Available in single-sided and double-sided blade configurations, as well shafted models, Echo hedge trimmers are tough, reliable and loaded with intelligent features such as a throttle lock-out to help prevent accidental blade engagement, commercial-grade gear cases and cutting blades for the heaviest applications, and vibration-reducing engine mounts and padded handles for operator comfor t. The SHC offers a two-sided, shafted hedge trimmer with simple, fixed gear case for lighter weight to lessen fatigue. GEO-BOY BRUSH CUTTER TRACTOR The Geo-Boy Brush Cutter Tractor from Jarraff Industries continues to expand its usage into diverse industries and applications. The Geo-Boy has been a mainstay for maintaining a wide range of transpor tation and utility rights-of-way, but the unit's inherent capabilities have helped it become effective in a variety of other applications including land clearing and site prep, invasive vegetation species management, storm damage removal and clean up, wildfire management and seismic mapping operations. "We continue to update the functionality of the Geo-Boy, as well as its safety attributes, to meet the needs of these new applications," said Heidi Boyum, president of Jarraff Industries. The Geo-Boy is available in wheeled and track configurations. Both models are ROPS and FOPS cer tified. With two Tier III engine options — 220 and 260 hp. — the Geo-Boy is more powerful, maneuverable and fuel efficient than other brush cutters in its class. GREENWORKS COMMERCIAL 82-VOLT BRUSHLESS HEDGE TRIMMER The GH 260 hedge trimmer combines Greenworks Commercial 82-volt lithium- ion battery with superior brushless electric motor technology to power through every job from routine maintenance to thick and tough shrubbery with 4,400 strokes per minute. The brushless motor provides more torque, zero-maintenance and zero- exhaust — all while decreasing vibration and noise levels. The GH 260 hedge trimmer easily star ts by pulling the trigger, and is so quiet it allows users to star t their day earlier without bothering clients — making it per fect for noise-sensitive sites. This power ful, easy-to-maneuver and lightweight hedge trimmer is excellent for both controlled sculpting and general hedge trimming.

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