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STIHL’s upgraded KombiEngine attachment

STIHL’s upgraded KombiEngine attachment: STIHL has enhanced its range of KombiEngine attachments with the launch of its new HT-KM pole pruner, which has been upgraded to improve both performance and durability.

Compatible with STIHL’s range of high-performance loop-handle KombiEngines, including the KM 111 R and new KMA 135 R, the new HT-KM is built to professional specifications in line with petrol HT pole pruners. Featuring a new magnesium gearbox housing, which replaces the polymer version on previous models, the upgraded pole pruner attachment offers higher levels of durability whilst still keeping the weight of the attachment to a minimum.

STIHL's upgraded KombiEngine attachment

STIHL’s upgraded KombiEngine attachment

For ease of use and accuracy when cutting high branches, the HT-KM features a marked sight line as well as a lightweight sturdy magnesium branch hook. Additionally, the lateral shavings ejection port helps to reduce clogging and direct debris away from the user.

Along with a Rollomatic E Mini 10” bar, the HT-KM comes fitted with a new 3/8” Picco Micro low-kickback chain fitted as standard.

The pole pruner attachment can be easily stored away in reserve for additional tasks on jobs where dedicated equipment isn’t required, and can also be easily transported along with the wider fleet of tools.

The new enhanced HT-KM is just one of STIHL’s 13 KombiEngine attachments, and a further range of accessories are available for use with the tool, including an angled gearhead for better top cuts and an RTS harness for prolonged use.

For more information on STIHL’s range of KombiEngines and attachments, including the new HT-KM, please visit www.stihl.co.uk

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The RTA2300 Rotocut attachment

The RTA2300 Rotocut attachment: Adding to the capabilities of its award-winning Multi-Tool, EGO is launching a new Multi-Tool Rotocut attachment (RTA2300) as part of its growing Professional range.

The powerful new tool cuts through grass, weeds and moss on concrete and grass verges with ease, while the intelligent design maximises safety and flexibility.

The RTA2300 Rotocut attachment

The RTA2300 Rotocut attachment

Featuring two counter-rotating, high-strength alloy steel blades, the Rotocut is designed to ensure clean and efficient cutting with a long service life. The design also allows a close cut, while ensuring no debris is thrown, reducing the likelihood of damage to objects in close proximity, such as cars.

The 23cm cutting width and low-profile gear box offers greater flexibility by making it easier to work in tight or difficult to reach areas.

With a weight of only 2kg, low vibration, zero emissions and noise levels lower than comparable petrol products, the RTA2300 is built with operator safety in mind.

One of a range of nine attachments for the EGO Power+ Multi-Tool, the simple, tool-free coupling makes switching attachments – which include lawn edgers, hedge trimmers and cultivators – a quick and hassle-free job. The variable speed trigger also ensures that you have the right amount of power when you need it.

Powered by industry-leading 56V Arc Lithium technology, there are no power cables to get tangled in, and no petrol to deal with. EGO’s market-leading range of cordless equipment offers all the performance of petrol-powered tools, without the noise, vibration or pollution.

The EGO Power+ Multi-Tool Rotocut attachment (RTA2300) is available at www.egopowerplus.co.uk, RRP £249. PH1400E Power head, Battery and Charger sold separately.

EGO Power+ products come with extended warranties up to five years when registered within 30 days of purchase.

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Bobcat Expand Attachment Range

Bobcat Expand Attachment Range: Bobcat is a major player worldwide in the attachment market. For the company’s market-leading range of compact loaders, the attachment range has just been expanded with the launch of the new Bobcat Remote Control System.

All Bobcat compact loaders are equipped with the quick-change Bob-Tach attachment mounting system, facilitating the quick and safe interchange of over 100 different types of Bobcat attachment. The new Remote Control System has been designed in the same way – it is a plug and play system comprising an easily portable and industrial radio remote control solution that can be mounted and dismounted on machines very quickly, leaving behind the standard machine in its original form.

Bobcat Expand Attachment Range

A new video demonstrates how simple it is to set up and use the Remote Control System. Here is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/nNUI9Ve0Prc

In the Remote Control video, a Bobcat T450 compact track loader and an S100 skid-steer loader are shown working with Grapple, Pallet Fork and Combination Bucket attachments, but of course there are many more, including Vibratory Roller, Soil Conditioner, Auger, Trencher, Landplane, 2D/3D Laser Grader and Dozer Blade attachments from Bobcat.

Increased Safety and Productivity

Remote control aims to increase safety, comfort and productivity by distancing the operator from dust, noise, vibrations and other hazards encountered at the workface or on job sites that require special safety precautions. Work can be done faster with higher precision and, in some applications, with fewer personnel on the job site. For increased safety, the system also features an emergency stop button and drop and tilt detection.

It allows direct sight of the work in progress, further increasing the versatility of the loader and a comprehensive range of attachments including angle brooms, augers, breakers, buckets and snow blowers. With trenchers and wheelsaws, where the operator specifically needs to drive backwards with the loader, this solution offers perfect visibility of the project. It also allows operators to talk face-to-face with project partners and manage the surroundings (verbally or non-verbally) at the same time.

Other applications include demolition environments with poor air quality and distracting noise, where the Remote Control System gives the operator the ability to do work from a distance, free from dirt, dust and noise.

In shipyards and in vessels with limited space in the hold, distancing the operator from the loader keeps them away from other loading machinery such as grabs and the materials they are carrying, separating them from hazardous chemicals and other airborne pollutants as well as falling heavy objects such as scrap metal and other items. The job can be done more easily, with better visibility for managing tight spaces in and around containment areas.

In the waste and recycling industries, the remote control solution allows operators to handle dangerous or toxic materials from a safe distance, minimizing the risk of exposure. With the remote control solution, operators can work on hazardous applications (such as detecting and removing land mines) and also disasters like floods, forest fires, mud or rock slides and in other places where operators can be subjected to dangerous situations.

Installed in a matter of minutes as the video shows, the new Remote Control System allows operators to leave their seat in the cab and control their Bobcat loader remotely. It is compatible with Bobcat skid-steer, compact track and all wheel steer loader models equipped with the company’s Selectable Joystick Controls.

“After comprehensive testing and licensing of the new Remote Control System, Bobcat is the first company to provide an attachment product of this type as original ‘Plug&Play’ equipment, rather than offering it as an add-on development from a third party,” said Alastair Jones, Bobcat Attachments District Manager (UK, Ireland and Nordics & Baltics).

“The Remote Control System can be used in many applications with the focus on limitless visibility, the ability to communicate with the surroundings without the need to be present in the cab, comfort enhancement for applications with noise, vibration and harshness or even in dangerous areas,” Alastair Jones explained.

He continued: “Complementing the applications described above, remote control solutions have proved their qualities and abilities to save lives in the toughest environments all around the world by providing service during disasters like floods, forest fires, mud or rock slides and in other places where operators can be subjected to dangerous situations.”

Simple Plug and Play

The new plug and play system comprises an easily portable and industrial radio remote control solution that can be mounted and dismounted on machines very quickly, leaving behind the standard machine in its original form.

Every remote-control kit is protected by a dedicated password, with two-way communication providing all the important information about the loader (such as fuel and oil status, warnings, etc.) on a 3.5-inch transflective colour backlit LCD display.

The system provides most of the functions that can be performed via direct loader operation, including throttle, light, creep and float controls. There is also speed management control to ensure easier operation in certain applications (such as trenching, tilling, scarifying and so on). The system is very intuitive to use and the training for end users will be provided by Bobcat dealers.

The Remote Control System is supplied with two exchangeable batteries offering a long 20-hour battery life. The protective case ensures it is easier to transport from one job site to another. This forms part of an updated state-of-the-art ergonomic design with the system housed in a rugged and weatherproof enclosure.

World Leader in Attachments

As a market leader worldwide in attachments, Bobcat offers customers many advantages in this market. They include the company‘s One-Stop-Shop approach – providing every possible combination of machine and attachment from one source and an impressive stock of products available for immediate shipment. This is backed by the service support of the comprehensive Bobcat dealer network in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, offering Service Specialists and excellent Parts availability to reduce downtime.

The warranty protection available from Bobcat allows customers to avoid the disputes that may arise from the compatibility and operating problems that are caused by the use of non-approved attachments. In contrast, all Bobcat attachments are engineering approved, ensuring that they are optimized for efficiency, performance and greater productivity. This results in lower operating and maintenance costs.

For more information about Bobcat and Bobcat products, visit the website www.bobcat.com

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Bobcat Attachment Cleans Douro River Beaches

Bobcat Attachment Cleans Douro River Beaches: A new Bobcat SC200 Sand Cleaner attachment is being used to clean river beach areas in Portugal. The fluvial beaches are authorized for bathing and lie alongside the spectacular Douro River in the Gondomar Municipality to the east of the city of Porto. The SC200 sand cleaner provides a more comfortable and efficient means of cleaning sand on beaches or river banks and is being used with a Bobcat T590 compact track loader to carry out the work.

“The sand cleaner attachment from Bobcat is an excellent piece of equipment that has brought great gains in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and quality in the cleaning work. With the new Bobcat sand cleaner, the work is done faster and saves on resources,” comments José Dias, who is responsible for providing the service.

Bobcat Attachment Cleans Douro River Beaches

The Bobcat sand cleaner is used to clean the riverside beaches of Lomba, Moreira, Melres, Cebreiros, Gramido and Ribeira de Abad, covering a total area of ​​approximately 45,000 m2.

José Dias continued: “the cleaning service was previously carried out by a small sand cleaning machine, about 30 years old and with very low performance, so we have improved service, productivity and profitability as well.”

One of the advantages of the new Bobcat sand cleaner is that it can be used on both dry and wet surfaces. The sand on fluvial beaches has a different constitution to that found on maritime beaches. River beaches can also suffer from the presence of deep rooted undergrowth. This is normally removed from the sandy areas out of season. With the new Bobcat attachment, this work is now providing a yield four times higher than the equipment previously used and to a higher quality.

“The cleaning of all the sandy areas is now carried out over 8 to 10 days, depending on whether or not the sand is dry or wet, compared to the 30 to 40 days it needed in the past. The Bobcat loader package with the sand cleaner provides a solution that costs half as much as a dedicated sand cleaning machine for the same application. Cleaning with this implement is much cheaper thanks to the short cycles and high productivity of the Bobcat loader-sand cleaner combination,” said José Dias.

With a working width of 1900 mm, a working depth of up to 200 mm and a bucket capacity of 350 l, the Bobcat sand cleaner is a high performance attachment which allows the loader operator to quickly sift sand/soil and collect debris and waste as small as cigarette stubs. As well as cigarette stubs, the sand cleaner can also pick up other small debris such as bottle caps, broken glass, pieces of wood, cans, stones, rocks, plastic bags, syringes and seaweed.

Capable of covering a large area at a rate of up to 15,000 m²/h, the high productivity offered by the Bobcat sand cleaner is complemented by the high discharge capability. This is provided by the lift arms on the loader and the hydraulic hopper gate on the attachment, allowing the debris to be easily dumped into a waiting truck.

The SC200 sand cleaner is compatible with both the standard and high flow versions of the Bobcat T590, T650, T770 and T870 compact track loader models.

Like all Bobcat compact loaders, these models are equipped with the quick-change Bob-Tach attachment mounting system. This allows them to be combined quickly and safely with several hundred different Bobcat attachments, delivering versatility and time-saving efficiency across a huge range of different applications. The Bob-Tach system can quickly and easily replace a bucket with pallet forks, a landscape rake, a backhoe, an auger, a grapple or a host of other attachments.

Complete Cleaning Solution

The use of other attachments in the Bobcat range with the loader and sand cleaner combination can provide a complete all-round cleaning solution. For example, by using the Bobcat Root Grapple attachment on the loader before the sand cleaner, the operator can pick up larger material and debris before finishing the job with the sand cleaner. A Bobcat Angle Broom or Sweeper attachment can also be used to remove sand from nearby roads.

The compact size of the loader and its unmatched manoeuvrability give the operator the ability to work around fixed obstacles and to reach isolated locations where access is difficult or where approach can only be made down small access roads.

The sand cleaner attachment is therefore ideal for use on public and private beaches; holiday resorts; playground maintenance; sports fields (including beach volleyball and beach soccer); courts; zoos; horse racing tracks; farms and in the recycling/sorting industry.

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New Tracmaster Attachment

New Tracmaster Attachment: Leading landscape and groundcare machinery manufacturer Tracmaster Ltd, is delighted to confirm the latest addition to their growing CAMON range of equipment – the CAMON BC65 Lawn Scarifier Attachment – a 65cm wide scarifier to fit the BCS Two Wheel Tractors and Rotavators.

The CAMON BC65 includes many of the same features that have helped to make the CAMON LS42 Lawn Scarifier the preferred choice for lawncare specialists and landscape gardeners across the UK. These include free-swinging “waisted” blades in a staggered layout to provide maximum coverage, fine blade height adjustment for all types of lawns, and interchangeable lawn rake and lawn slitter cartridges.

New Tracmaster Attachment

Alex Pitt, Managing Director of Tracmaster, said “This new Scarifier is the perfect fit for our CAMON range. Having manufactured lawn scarifiers for over 25 years, the logical next step was to use our expertise to make a model to fit the BCS power units.”

John Bates, Tracmaster’s Sales Director, continued, “We’ve had a lot of interest in the BCS65 from BCS owners in the UK, and from BCS distributors across the world – in fact we’ve already shipped a number of units to BCS in the USA.”

The CAMON BC65 is suitable for the BCS Two Wheel Tractors and rotavators from the model 738 upwards. The Scarifier features 48 free-swinging “waisted” blades, a full-width front roller for even scarification, and a floating PTO swivel joint for uneven ground conditions.

For more information, visit: www.tracmaster.co.uk

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