Outdoor Power Equipment

March 2018

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PRODUC T N E W S PRODUCT NEWS 40 MARCH 2018 OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT www.outdoorpowerequipment.com maximizing every cut, this upgraded chain features a proprietary grind that provides increased performance with reduced operator fatigue. "This upgraded saw chain is a prime example of how we're working with industry professionals to best meet their daily needs," said Brendan Griffi n, global product manager for Oregon Products. "The full chisel cutter is very popular with performance-driven professionals. Our aim with the upgrade is to create a chain that provides a faster, more powerful cutting solution and reduces the amount of operator-applied force required to complete cuts. The PowerCut 70-Series EXL is built to meet those needs." The new 70-Series EXL saw chain features: A proprietary multi-axis grind technology and precision-ground cutters to help the saw power through timber. LubriTec technology that keeps saw chain and guide bar oiled for less friction and longer life. Improved grind shape profi le to better match the shape of the fi le, making it easier to fi le a precise edge. The Gold Loop Start Indicator that makes sharpening easier with start-stop identifi cation. An overall design that reduces the force applied by the operator. "This chain is simply another chapter in our legacy of innovation," said Griffin. "2017 marked the 70th anniversary of the company, and as we enter the new year, the 70-Series EXL chain is a strong indication of how we plan to approach future product development." Case announces Michelin X Tweel SSL airless radial tires as factory option on all skid-steer loader models Case Construction Equipment announced the availability of Michelin X Tweel SSL all-terrain airless radial tires as a factory-approved/ supplied option on all skid-steer loader models. Airless radial tires perform just like a pneumatic tire, but without the risk and costly downtime associated with penetrations and impact damage. Case is the fi rst skid-steer loader OEM to offer the Michelin X Tweel SSL from the factory. The Michelin X Tweel SSL is one single unit, replacing traditional tire/wheel/valve assemblies. There is no need for complex wheel/tire mounting equipment. There is no air pressure to maintain once each tire is bolted on. The AT models feature a deep open tread design for excellent cleaning and traction, and a deep layer of undertread allows the core to be retread many times. "Case offers a broad range of skid- steer tires to meet the needs of a variety of applications from general dir t work and landscaping to road-building, excavation and mining/aggregate environments," said George MacIntyre, product manager, skid-steer loaders, Case Construction Equipment. "The addition of airless radial tires to our lineup of factory- available options expands our current offering and shows our commitment to advanced technology, as well as our dedication to providing our customers with a growing array of machine options that can have a positive impact on total cost of ownership." The Michelin X Tweel SSL provides outstanding stability and enables a skid- steer loader to work rapidly with more comfort for the operator, reducing driver fatigue while improving productivity. It delivers a consistent footprint with strong wear life that is two-to-three times that of a pneumatic tire at equal tread depth. The proprietary design provides great lateral stiffness, while resisting damage and absorbing impacts. Additionally, the unique energy transfer within the high-strength poly-resin spokes reduces the "bounce" associated with pneumatic tires. Ditch Witch Parts Lookup online tool The Ditch Witch organization released an advanced version of its Web-based tool that helps customers be more efficient

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