Take a look at these products making an appearance in the tree care industry. 


Fecon's Stumpex stump grinder. Photo courtesy of Fecon.

Fecon’s Stumpex stump grinder. Photo courtesy of Fecon.

Low Output, High Production Stump Grinder

Fecon’s new Stumpex stump grinder, for skid steers, can be operated with as little as 20-gpm hydraulic output. Low RPM and high torque at 4,000 PSI enables the 1,500-pound Stumpex to draw itself down into any species of stump 10 to 28 inches in diameter and up to 20 inches deep in a single pass. A threaded cone and staggered AR500 cutting blades grind out stump and root material with minimal discharge without requiring any fast-wearing carbide cutting tools.





The HotShot.

The HotShot


Light and Low-Stretch Equals Easy Choice

Hot Shot professional-grade throw line is the arborist’s choice for a lightweight, low-stretch line that glides easily over branches, allowing users to select lighter throw weights and offering greater control for more accuracy. The Hot Shot is constructed of specially engineered woven Spectra fiber, is 2mm in diameter and is available in 200- and 1,000-foot lengths. The line also features a smooth coating and is a high-visibility orange in color.






The new Echo CS-490. Photo courtesy of Echo.

The new Echo CS-490. Photo courtesy of Echo.

Lightweight Chain Saw Brings the Power

ECHO is introducing a lightweight chain saw for the large landowner, farmer/rancher and firewood cutter markets — the CS-490, the lightest-weight saw in its class, according to the company. The CS-490 is available in 16-, 18- and 20-inch bar lengths and is outfitted with a 50.2 cc, two-stroke engine and a dual-post chain brake handle that increases durability. The heavy-duty air filter with tool-less access provides superior air filtration for long engine life.


Brass Knuckle CR4300 Gloves. Photo courtesy of Safety Today.

Brass Knuckle CR4300 gloves. Photo courtesy of Safety Today.

Hand Protection with Dexterity

Safety Today Inc. now features its Brass Knuckle CR4300 (BKCR4300) work gloves featuring ANSI cut level-4 protection and a “hold-tight” latex coating on full-finger and palm. The crinkle grip pattern enhances dexterity, reduces the likelihood of sprains and minimizes fatigue. The gloves are made of a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) — a low-lint, continuous filament yarn that is stronger than steel on an equal-weight basis. The BKCR4300 is available in five different sizes.