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It's Time for Everyone to do Their Share with Vacuums, Blowers & Sweepers

LC/DBM HorsePower - August 2011
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Autumn brings a smattering of leaves, needles, cones and pods of various shapes and colors. That means it's time for your crew to clean up the debris and make your sidewalks clear. This is where sweepers, vacuums and blowers come in handy. Check out the various types and find the equipment just right for your maintenance job. For your convenience each of the categories of equipment has been arranged by cost.

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Harper Industries Redexim North America LawnShark USA
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ECHO Bear Cat The Grasshopper Co. Little Wonder
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The Toro Co. Buffalo Turbine Ventrac
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Little Wonder Husqvarna Efco
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Elgin Sweeper STEC Equipment Pro-Tech Manufacturing
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Turf Teq York Modern Corp. SweepEx


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Harper Industries
Model No.:TV30
Engine: 44 HP Kubota
Capacity: 3.25 cubic yards
Maximum Speed: Low 0-8MPH, High 0-14MPH
Attachments: Brush Rotor, Verti-cut Rotor, Rubber Finger Rotor
Special Features: Self-propelled with a 6' high lift dump feature, dumps directly into a dumpster
Warranty: 1 year
Cost: $45,010 plus rotor

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Redexim North America
Model No.: Turf Tidy 1710
Engine: PTO driven- 540 RPM
Capacity: 81 cu. ft.
Maximum Speed: .75 mph
Attachments: Dual wheel kit, brush kit, scarifier kit, flail blade kit
Special Features: Multi-function head, high dump
Warranty: 12 months
Cost: $18,000

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LawnShark USA
Model No.: XTL
Engine: Kawasaki
Capacity: 6.5 Bushel EZ Dump
Max Speed: Dual Hydros Max Speed of 8 MPH
Attachments: Sulky, collection hose with holster, thatching brushes, and others.
Special Features: Counter rotating brushes combined with cyclonic suction provides maximum performance.
Warranty: 1 year
Cost: $6,495

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ECHO Bear Cat
Model No.: DL12720 Debris Loader
Engine: 720cc Subaru Engine
Capacity: 12 inch diameter intake
Maximum Air Flow: 3,384 cu. ft./min.
Attachments: 16" vertical chute extension, universal road towable trailer kit, 4' flexible horizontal chute extension, wear liner replacement kit, work light kit, flexible hose
Special Features: Highway towable, 360-degree rotational discharge chute, torsion suspension axle with heavy duty fenders, durable swivel boom with hose storage, skid mount, standard wear liners, electric start.
Warranty: 1 year commercial
Cost: $5,495

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The Grasshopper Co.
Model No.: PowerVac® Collection Systems
Engine: Mower deck driven
Capacity: 8 to 25 cu. ft.
Maximum Speed: 11 mph
Attachments: Wand Vac Handheld Extension
Special Features:
Powerful airflow, trash-ingesting steel impeller, empties from operator's seat
Warranty: 2 years commercial
Cost: $1,700 to $2,500

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Little Wonder
Model No.: High Performance Vac, 5611
Engine: Briggs & Stratton Vanguard 6.5 HP
Capacity: 8 bushels (90 lbs.)
Maximum Speed: Push/wheeled
Attachments: Swivel wheel kit, hose kit
Special Features: Cyclonic separator and exclusive bag design ensures easy unloading. Unique dust direction system reduces clouding and redirects dust particles to ground level. Replaceable 1/4'' polyurethane housing liner; advanced impeller and housing design for superior suction.
Warranty: 2 years unit
Cost: $1,400

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The Toro Co.
Model No.: Pro Force Debris Blower 44538
Engine: 27 HP Kohler® Command Pro®
Capacity: 360 degrees nozzle rotation
Special Features: A hand-held wireless RF remote control, which provides the capability to start and stop the engine, adjust engine throttle up and down for low to high RPM range of operation, and rotate the nozzle 360 degrees - all from the operator's seat.
Warranty: 2 years or 1,500 hours limited
Cost: $8,014

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Buffalo Turbine Co.
Model No.: BT-CYC8KK Cyclone 8000
Engine: 12.75 HP Kohler
Capacity: 1.7 gallons
Attachment: Pull behind turbine style debris blower
Special Features: One Piece Polymer nozzle; 12v 360° Nozzle rotation; two position tongue and hubs.
Warranty: 1 year
Cost: $4,395

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Ventrac
Model No.: KA160 Power Blower
Engine: Blower housing can be rotated 180 degrees with the standard hydraulic motor.
Maximum Speed: 180mph
Weight: 170 lbs.
Attachments: Designed for the Ventrac 4000 series tractor and it features a vertical shaft design that delivers a powerful, yet quiet performance.
Special Features: Blower can be used to remove leaves, light snow, water. This allows the operator to move debris in the desired direction without hindering operation. Two gauge wheels maintain a consistent distance from the surface.
Warranty: V-Plus commercial: 2 years
Cost: $2,240

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Little Wonder
Model No.: Suburban High Output () & ()
Engine: 9502 Honda 5 HP and LB601 Subaru 6 HP brand
Maximum Speed: Push/wheeled
Attachments: Swivel wheel kit
Special Features: Advanced composite impeller and curved air inlet for maximum airflow; 12" pneumatic rear wheels for improved maneuverability; revolutionary side discharge system, allows the operator to change air direction without tools.
Warranty: 5 years unit
Cost: $750 to $800

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Husqvarna
Model No.: 570BTS
Engine: 4 HP
Capacity: 971.5 cubic feet/minute
Maximum Speed: 236 mph
Attachments: Commercial grade air filter, ergonomic harness, throttle lock, extra large fuel tank; also available with frame-mounted tube.
Special Features: X-Torq® engine technology that utilizes dual intakes; one for the clean air and one for the fuel-air mixture.
Warranty: 2 years commercial
Cost: $499.95

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Efco
Model No.: SA 2700 BP
Engine: Emak 2-stroke EPA 2 engine, 30.5 cc
Maximum Speed: 145 mph
Attachments: Ergonomic and adjustable throttle control handle; 3-point anti-vibration system; silenced muffler to reduce noise emissions. Throttle control ergonomically positioned directly on the discharge tube.
Special Features: Extremely high air speed and air flow make this blower a powerful, high-performance tool. Extremely low noise level.
Warranty: 2 years professional
Cost: $259.99

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Elgin Sweeper
Model No.: Crosswind
Engine: John Deere 4045TF275 4 cylinder, turbocharged diesel
Capacity: 144 inches
Maximum Speed: Up to highway speed
Attachments: Pickup head and two side brooms
Special Features: Powerful sweeper with versatility, flexibility and productivity. Easy to operate and simple to maintain. The ergonomic design allows the operator to sweep in a safe, comfortable manner.
Warranty: Sweeper 1 year parts and labor
Cost: $200,000

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STEC Equipment
Model No.: SG200
Engine: Trilo centrifugal pump, V-belt PTO driven (540rpm)
Capacity: 2.5+ cubic yards
Attachments: Hand held hose, brush hood, curb sweeper
Special Features: Hard faced fan, wide angle PTO shaft, turf tires
Warranty: 1 Year
Cost: $19,233

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Pro-Tech Manufacturing
Model No.: BL78S - Sno Blower
Capacity: 18 to 22 gpm
Attachments: Separate hydraulic motor for fan, internal relief valve, auger/fan, plug and polay mount, universal OEM quick coupler.
Special Features: Sno Brooms minimize the potential for damaging surfaces, and they excel at removing snow against curbs and walls, as well as other hard-to-reach areas.
Warranty: 1 year limited
Cost: $7,400

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Turf Teq
Model No.: 1305BR Power Broom
Engine: 13 HP Honda®
Capacity: 47 inch width
Attachments: Poly only or poly wire mix bristles. Operator can mount a power edger, power rake, brush cutter or plow attachment.
Special Features: Change pivot angle from operators position; brush pressure is adjustable from operators position; dethatching kits available. Brush pressure, brush speed and pivot angle (left/right) can all be adjusted easily from the operator position on the Turf Teq Power Broom.
Warranty: 1 year on complete machine and 3 years on Honda engine
Cost: $4,995

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York Modern Corp.
Model No.: 009303
Engine: Briggs & Stratton, 205 cc, 9.00 ft./lbs. torque
Capacity: 3 feet wide
Maximum Speed: 2 to 2.5 mph
Attachments: Front hopper (collection pan)
Special Features: Roll in, roll out brush replacement, all steel construction (except brush section).
Warranty: 90 Days
Cost: $3,103

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SweepEx
Model No.: Pro 720
Attachments: Can be easily attached to a forklift or plow hookup and have accessories added such as magnet for picking up metallic items from floor. Optional accessories include magnetic bar, dust mop and edge marker kit.
Special Features: Pro Series keeps all work sites clean with no flying debris. It's ideal for a wide variety of applications such as job sites, parking lots and roadways; an environmentally friendly, economical and effective solution for many indoor and outdoor maintenance tasks.
Warranty: 1-year limited
Cost: $1,299.99


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