Take a look at these new products making an appearance in the tree care industry.
Boxer is expanding its product offering beyond its line of compact utility loaders with the introduction of the Boxer X7 Brush Chipper. Designed primarily for the rental market — as well as small, independent contractors — the 7-inch-capacity Boxer X7 is engineered to be easy to use, tow and maintain. The simplified design of this chipper doesn’t reduce its productivity. The 32-inch-thick chipper disc provides kinetic energy to power through tough material and is up to 33 percent larger in diameter than competitive units while the powerful 393-cc feed wheel motor provides more than 1,700 pounds per foot of pulling force.
Stihl’s new HS 82 and 87 hedge trimmers are lighter than previous models and have a new, increased blade speed powered by an advanced, low-emission 22.7 cc engine that boasts high efficiency, meaning longer run times and reduced costs. Both models also feature low-vibration technology, multi-function control handle, user-friendly swivel handle aim and all throttle controls in one location. The HS 82 had a double-sided durable blade designed for back-and-forth cuts, while the HS 87 features a single-sided blade, best for straight cutting. The HS 82 comes in 24- and 30-inch blade models, while the HS 87 is available in 30- and 40-inch blade models.
J.P. Carlton’s new SP8018TRX stump cutter incorporates a 99-horsepower, turbocharged Kubota diesel engine to give the commercial user the power needed to do any job. The SP8018TRX also features a wireless remote control, four-speed ground drive capabilities and traction control. The SP8018TRX boasts cutting dimensions of 43 inches above ground, 18 inches below ground and an 80-inch sweep. The patented turntable design lowers this stump cutter’s center of gravity, making it very stable while still providing the necessary, massive cutting dimensions and reducing flex and wear points. The cutting wheel features 76 razor teeth, and this model holds 50 cubic feet of chip-containment volume.
Husqvarna’s lineup of battery-operated chainsaws offers extremely low-maintenance, high-quality performance. Each model is equipped with a high-capacity Li-Ion 36 V battery that offers the performance of a gasoline-powered engine with a cleaner and quieter experience. It also features SavE mode technology, which can be activated to lower output and increase battery life in less-demanding situations. The 536LiXP delivers a lightweight and powerful performance for arborists and other professional users. Husqvarna’s battery-operated line of chain saws also features a convenient rope attachment, which creates a sturdy point for fastening a rope, making it easy to hoist up the saw into a tree.