Snowplow Plow Wings from The Boss are made for moving large amounts of snow in the shortest amount of time. They increase the width of a snowplow blade by a full 22" at a 30° angle, providing a much larger blade for windrowing, while at the same time minimizing snow spill-off. Plow Wings attach and detach in seconds, making transportation easy. The Plow Wing kit fits most Boss multiposition and straight-blade snowplows. For more information or to find the nearest distributor, contact Northern Star Industries Inc., P.O. Box 808, Iron Mountain, MI 49801; (800) 286-4155; www.bossplow.com.
Quick Seeding and Spreading
The Model ATVK-400 Seeder and Spreader joins Worksaver's line of ATV attachments for seeding pastures and cover crops and spreading fertilizer. Features include a translucent, maintenance-free, 1-bu.-capacity polyethylene hopper with material sight gauge. A flow control lever and seeding chart are easily accessible for better control over material flow. A snap-on lid closes tight to prevent seed from blowing out and keeps moisture from getting in. A mud and water shield protects the spreader fan. The 12-volt electric motor has variable speed control, while the lightweight, high-strength design allows for easy mounting and unmounting. Universal mount fits most ATVs; wiring harness has simple clips to fasten to battery terminals. Contact: Worksaver, Inc., P.O. Box 100, Litchfield, IL 62056-0100; (217) 324-5973;www.worksaver.com.
The Model 10006 Pneumatic Wheel Torque Control Wrench from ESCO allows you to torque wheel attaching parts to torque values of plus or minus 5%. OSHA requires that such parts be torqued to manufacturers' specifications when wheels or rims are reinstalled. The Model 10006 removes attaching parts that have been torqued up to 1,169 ft.-lb. It is lightweight, quiet and basically vibration-free. Contact: Equipment Supply Company, 15270 Flight Path Drive, Brooksville, FL 34604; (800) 352-9852;www.esco.net.
Lift and Carry
Swinger Loaders' new Swinger Model 1K articulating compact loader can lift, carry and level up to 1,500 lb. Only 56" wide by 91" high and with no-skid turns (the drive system includes a 45% limited slip function for combined traction and turnability), the Swinger 1K is ideal for a variety of tasks. The model features no-scuff articulated steering and is designed for maximum visibility of bucket and load. Other features include a 48-hp Cummins diesel engine with easy-access transverse mounting, self-leveling buckets and an optional straight mast conversion. Power travels through two-speed hydrostatics to a low-maintenance mechanical driveline with planetary reduction hubs on each of the four drive wheels. Includes universal tool carrier and 17.3-gal.-per-minute auxiliary hydraulics at 2,500 lb. Contact: NMC-Wollard, Inc., 2021 Truax Blvd., Eau Claire, WI 54703; (800) 656-6867; www.nmc-wollard.com.
The 60D and 72D AutoConnect midmount mower decks from John Deere let you install your mower deck in seconds without leaving the tractor seat. The deck automatically connects to the tractor when the operator drives over the top of the mower. The AutoConnect feature also hooks up the difficult-to-reach PTO driveshaft. The operator needs to leave the seat only to set the gauge wheels in place, and then the machine is ready for mowing. Removing the deck is just as simple. The AutoConnect mower decks are available for the 3000 Twenty Series (3120, 3320, 3520 and 3720) compact utility tractors. The new mower decks join John Deere's existing attachment systems such as iMatch AutoHitch and Quik-Park Loaders. For more information, visit www.deere.com.
One Welder for Field and Shop
The Renegade 180 from Miller Electric Manufacturing Company is the welding industry's first all-in-one wire welder/generator. The unit can be used to weld from 230-volt wall power in the shop to eliminate fuel costs, noise and engine wear, or it can be used to weld off engine-driven power in the field. At 275 lb. and with standard running gear, the unit is one-man portable and compact enough to use in shops with limited space. The solid or flux-cored wire welding package can weld mild steel 24 gauge–5⁄16" (0.8 to 7.9 mm) when running from wall power and 24 gauge–¼" (0.8 to 6.4 mm) with generator power. The Renegade is backed by a three-year factory warranty, and the Kohler engine is covered by a two-year warranty. Contact: Miller Electric Mfg. Co., P.O. Box 100, Lithonia, GA 30058; (800) 426-4553; www.millerwelds.com.
- November 2008