CAN A JOYSTICK TRULY SPARK JOY? If you’ve ever put in a full day’s work with a skid steer loader, you know that the controls can become an extension of your arms and hands. And if you’re an experienced operator, you probably have certain settings you like to work with the best. You know: so the instruments feel like those arms and hands are YOURS. It’s only natural!
New Holland Listened to a lot of operators to get input on the cab design and instrumentation for their 300 series Skid Steer and Track Loaders. They made several updates designed to accommodate users who love to set up their hands and feet the way they like to work. New Holland also made some very cool upgrades that are sure to appeal to any operator. So let’s grab that joystick and see what’s up!
POWER UP…AND RAKE UP A PRODUCTIVE SPRING! Power rakes are the perfect tool for soil preparation in any season. In one easy pass, you can level almost any hard-packed, weedy, rock & pebble strewn surface and turn it into a walkable or drivable trail — or into level, playable / plantable / buildable earth.
Power rake roller’s break up the soil with rotor-force, pressure and LOTS of tough-teeth. These all work together to leave an even, dimpled bed surface. And those dimples aren’t just cute: they also even-out moisture retention. So if you’re going to “build it so they’ll come,” or you’re planning to “reap what you sow” this year…these are the machines to do it with! You’ll get a surface that’s ready to go for your plans — or your clients’.
MULCH MUCH MORE WITH OUR RENTAL SPECIAL! Here’s the deal: through February 2020, when you rent a Fecon Mulcher with a track loader for two days of limb-wrecking and sapling saw-dustification, you’ll get the second day of wood-whacking for HALF OFF. If you have a big overgrown space to clear, now is a great time to do it — visibility is great, and the cool air and the big teeth on the Fecon can make this work go much faster.
PEOPLE LOVE THE FECON We get calls from people all over the area to rent the Fecon Bull Hog Mulcher attachment. No mystery why: it’s actually fun to work with a mulcher that’s built this tough — a machine that can tear up 8-inch trees and brush, combined with a track loader that can get you in there to git itALL-done. This may be one of the hardest working attachments you ever use!
“THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB” It’s the oldest (and best) advice in the book: get the right tool for the job, and EVERYTHING goes smoother. And when you have weeds and brush that are already creeping above knee-level, even the best platform mowers will sputter. This is a job for a brush cutter / rotary mower — and the easiest way to plow through the tall stuff is attaching one of these machines to your skid steer. Great power, maneuverability, and superior safety.
“LIKE GOING DOWNTOWN” One of the great things about being a landscape professional is the immense satisfaction of seeing the “before and after” for yourself. First, you survey the unkempt wilds, then you leave perfectly coiffed greenspaces in your wake. (A little bit like running the barber shop on an Army base.) But the result is not even half the fun of running through the brush and watching all those lousy weeds trembling in your path. If you’ve done it yourself, you know: it’s like the Midwestern version of snowboarding.
If you haven’t run a brush cutter with a skid steer yet, check out this quick video we shot while taking no prisoners on our back 40. Serious fun, and yes, people will actually pay you for it…
CUSTOMERS LOVE A CLEAN SWEEP! If you’re in any service business, you know that there’s nothing that melts a customer’s heart like a CLEAN WORKSITE. And that’s especially true when your customers are municipalities, subcontractors, and corporate clients. Right? Bigger jobs = bigger cleanups. Whether you’re trimming roadside brush, or cutting concrete, your best work will shine brightest when you leave the worksite immaculately clean. If you want to get THAT job done quickly…we have just the attachment you’re looking for!
SWEEPSTER OFF YOUR FEET… The SB Hopper Broom (SSL Collector Sweeper — Hydraulic Drive) by Sweepster is your worksite maid, butler, and groom all in one. The Sweepsterprovides the white-glove treatment for construction, municipal and industrial applications. (White work glove, of course.) Watch a Sweepster in action, and you’ll see what we mean.
MASTERS OF MULTI-TASKING There are some machines that seem to “come out of the bullpen” day after day. Ready for anything. Nimble, powerful, adaptable, and so easy to jump on and use that you find yourself becoming attached to the things. That’s pretty much the whole plot with Toro Dingo lineup: the new TXL 2000, the TX1000 (wide and narrow), and the TX525 and TX427. The more you use them…the more uses you discover.
YOU SURE CAN GET ATTACHED TO THESE DINGOS… The stand-and-drive setup is always easy and efficient, and our customers have always loved the simple and intuitive controls. It’s a machine you’ll learn quickly and love to operate once you do. But it’s the other end of the machine where “attachment” truly becomes a thing of beauty. Just a few possibilities:
In this new series on Fully Equipped, we dive a little deeper into the benefits of some of our favorite labor-saving machines.
MULCHING MAKES IT BETTER Here’s the thing: the FECON BULL HOG mulchers can cut brush, stumps and trees up to 8 inches in diameter (cutting them down to ground level). Trees and brush truly get mulched –which means you eliminate the need to do a lot of follow-up work. Chain saws, chippers, and the people required to run them…all disappear from your job-costs, just like the BULL HOG erasing a gnarly stand of trees and tangled brushes.
RIGHT MODEL FOR THE JOB Fecon and Martin Implement offer BULL HOG models that can work beautifully when hooked up to a compact track loader (with high-flow hydraulics). We also carry their FMX BULL HOGS, which are designed to use when you have to have the greater reach of an excavator. Attaching these mulchers to tracked machines allow you to maneuver in more variable terrain than you can access with a PTO / 3 Point setup on a tractor. Check out the FMX50 in action on this video — you don’t want to try this with a tractor!
MB crusher powered by a New Holland L230 skid steer.
The MB-L crusher crushes all types of inert waste materials directly on site, solving the problem of having to dispose of demo materials by taking them to a dump. The crusher bucket works by leveraging the hydraulic system of the machine to which it’s fitted. The crusher bucket can be fit to excavators, skid loaders, loaders, and backhoes. Continue reading →
Fecon mulchers rule their class when it comes to brush clearing. These mulchers can cut brush, stumps and trees up to 8 inches in diameter (cutting them down to ground level) when hooked up to a high flow skid steer. They’re ideal for site prep, park trails and more. We added a Bull Hog mulcher with a drum-style configuration that has a smooth rotor surface to our rental fleet. It offers less resistance and uses less horsepower when processing wood material. Contact our rental department if you’re interested in a renting this mulcher or have questions. We’re here to help.
Power this 2015 Sweepster 84″ angle broom attachment with a skid steer and windrow dirt, stone, snow and more left, right or straight. It’s our Used Equipment Spotlight, a recurring segment where we highlight featured items from our used inventory: