Tree Services Magazine - January, 2013

FEATURES

New Products for 2013

All Gear

"Cherry Bomb" is All Gear's newest 24-strand climbing line. Triple construction gives it a 24-Strand outer braid, a 16-strand inner braid, and a neon orange cable and twisted core for an extra round firmness that climbers look for, especially when using with mechanical equipment. Cherry Bomb was produced from field requests for a high-visibility line. www.allgearinc.com

ArborGold

Tree Management Systems, Inc., developers of ArborGold Software, have introduced ArborGold Cloud edition. The online edition performs the same key functions as ArborGold's Windows version, including phone message and appointment management, job proposal creation with landscape CAD drawings, drag and drop scheduling, invoicing and marketing. Features include a customer Web portal and integration with QuickBooks.

www.arborgold.com

Bandit

Bandit's Model 200UC Utility Chipper is a 12-inch capacity disc chipper that's similar to Bandit's Model 200XP, but features a lightened frame and chipping disc and plastic fuel tank. These changes allow the Model 200UC to ride on a 6,000-pound axle with 15-inch wheels, making it easier to tow and maneuver. It has a 14-by-17-inch chipper throat opening and can be equipped with engines from 48 to 97 hp.

www.banditchippers.com

ECHO

The new CS-355T top-handle chain saw is designed specifically for arborists. The compact design offers the best combination of light weight, easy starting and powerful cutting performance at an affordable investment. Weighing in at 8 pounds, the CS-355T features a 35.8 cc professional-grade, two-stroke engine that delivers 25 percent more power than the ECHO CS-360T chain saw.

www.echo-usa.com

Husqvarna

Husqvarna's 550 XP chain saw features RevBoost, which provides instant high chain speed for efficient de-limbing. Its unique X-Torq engine technology provides more power, up to 20 percent less fuel consumption and 75 percent less exhaust emission than other models. The slanted cylinder design gives the 550 XP a lower profile, allowing for greater control. Plus, the retaining function prevents bar nuts from loosening.

www.husqvarna.com

The KnifeSource

The new model knife grinder has a 34-inch grinding capacity; adj- ustable stroke 1 to 34 inches; easy-to-operate push-button controls; magnetic swivel, 0 to 90-degree knife bar; and unique double-bevel knife resharpening setup. Coolant system with settling tank and lines, plumbed and ready to work. Features a 6-inch plate-mounted grinding wheel, rack and pinion drive and automatic down-feed.

www.knifesource.com

Land Pride

Land Pride's new skid-mounted stump grinder features a 20-by-.5-inch cutting wheel with 32 durable, replaceable carbide-tipped teeth spinning at 1,100 RPM; maximum cutting arc of 55 degrees; and cutting depth of 8 inches below ground. Four new skid grapples also available.

www.landpride.com

New England Ropes

New England Ropes introduces Platinum, the revolutionary line that creates a permanent mechanical connection between core and cover, resulting in the ideal distribution of weight when the rope is under load. Offers improved safety, overall handling and flexibility and a long service life.

www.neropes.com

Petzl

Designed for arborists, the ZIGZAG mechanical Prusik allows users to move efficiently in a tree using classic Prusik pulley system technique. The linked rings provide precision and fluidity, and the pulley is mounted on sealed ball bearings, making it easy to take up slack. An integrated swivel keeps the device in position for maximum rope glide. Steel construction for durability.

www.petzl.com

Rayco Manufacturing

The RG27 Super Jr, is the latest addition to Rayco's Super Jr. line of compact stump cutters. The swing-out control station gives operators a better look at the cutting action and swings in-line for travel through gates. The slewing-ring pivot design lowers the center of gravity and provides a low-maintenance alternative to pin-style pivots. Wide tires improve flotation and traction.

www.raycomfg.com

SherrillTree

The BackBone works as a quick connection between your spliced rigging line (up to .75 inch) and one or more slings, eliminating the need for constant tying and untying of your rigging line. The unique shape of the BackBone lets you girth hitch your rigging line (with an eye splice) to one end, and attach a single sling for top-down rigging, or up to three slings for multiple limb lowering.

www.sherrilltree.com

Sonetics

Sonetics' preconfigured wireless system provides a combination of continuous hands-free full-duplex communication and hearing protection. The wireless communication systems can be configured with four to eight completely wireless headsets. Work crews enjoy up to 1,600 feet of range, 26dB of hearing protection and 24 hours of operation per headset battery charge.

www.soneticscorp.com

Stihl

Stihl's new MS 461 professional chain saw features high torque over a broad RPM range to deliver professional performance. With the same power and weight as the MS 460, it offers up to 20 percent less fuel consumption. The heavy-duty HD-2 filter element provides longer run times between air filter maintenance, and a decompression valve vents compression in the cylinder for easier starting

www.stihlusa.com

TM Manufacturing

The TM commercial-grade splitter for skid steers comes in 24, 30 and 36-inch sizes with a viewing window, 8-inch wide splitting wings and carbon steel splitting wedge.

www.skidsplitter.com

Wallenstein

The powerful CR100 brush chipper by Wallenstein CR has a large 36-inch cutting disc with four-segmented knives powered by an easily accessible 85 hp Kubota turbo-diesel engine featuring a heavy-duty hand clutch and live hydraulics. The large 10-by-17-inch opening reduces the amount of trimming required. The fully programmable Intellifeed electronic control system maximizes production.

www.wallensteincr.com

Wood-Mizer Products, Inc.

The BMS500 blade sharpener is designed to handle up to 3-inch blades. The 8-inch CBN wheel is powered by a 1 hp motor for consistent, accurate, full-profile grinds. The BMS500 can be adjusted for different blade sizes and lengths. Auto-Run mode saves time and improves efficiency.

www.woodmizer.com