New Products August 2021
Ditch Witch introduces the MT26 microtrencher, part of a complete microtrenching system that includes the Ditch Witch RT80 ride-on trencher and HX75 vacuum excavator. Designed with a standard hydraulic plunge to provide variable depth control, the MT26 can cut a clean trench up to 76 mm wide and down to 66 cm deep.
Lithium-ion battery system
Dewalt introduces the Flexvolt 20V/60V Max 15Ah battery, the highest capacity lithium-ion battery offered as part of its cordless system. The new Flexvolt battery is designed to provide maximum runtime in heavy-duty commercial applications, including concrete and masonry, metalworking, building, and remodelling, Dewalt says.
Cub Cadet’s electric lineup
Cub Cadet launches a full-electric lineup of mowers and hand-held power equipment. The lithium-ion battery line features a zero-turn mower, two tractors and a walk-behind mower, as well as the 60 Volt Max chainsaw, hedge trimmer, leaf blower and string trimmer.
Bluetooth X2 controller
The Wand Module for Hunter Industries’ X2 controller now includes software to enable the use of Bluetooth for Wi-Fi setup. The X2 controller for irrigation management provides a Wi-Fi option for remote management and advanced water-saving features using Hunter’s Hydrawise software. Using the Wand Module for X2 controllers, contractors can use their smartphones as a manual remote when Wi-Fi is unavailable or the controller is hard to access.
Next gen mini excavators
Caterpillar unveils three new hydraulic mini excavators for the 2.7 to 3.5-tonne class, built on the company’s next generation platform. The new Cat 302.7 CR, 303 CR and 303.5 CR features Cat’s exclusive stick steer, cruise control, operator adjustable settings and a tilt-up canopy or cab as standard. Design enhancements for the 23.6 hp 302.7 CR, 303 CR and 303.5 CR deliver up to 10 per cent more performance in travel and trenching.
Husqvarna 220iL battery trimmer/edger
Husqvarna adds the 220iL battery trimmer/edger to its Battery Handheld 200 Series. The 220iL battery trimmer/edger features a Husqvarna exclusive dual-direction rotating head to control clippings and debris safely. The 220iL is also equipped with a push-button boost mode that delivers 20 per cent more power to tackle tough conditions.
Cordless pole saws
Makita announces two new cordless pole saws with power equivalent to a 30 cc gas pole saw. The 36V LXT brushless cordless pole saw and the telescoping pole saw are capable of delivering 140 cuts in 4x4 cedar with two LXT 5.0Ah batteries. The saws deliver a 20 per cent faster cutting speed than a 31.4 cc gas engine pole saw, while torque boost mode helps power through thick or hard branches.
Dramm now offers 189 and 378 litre FertiCarts with agitation for larger fertigation needs. The new FertiCarts are available with battery-operated recirculation agitation to keep chemicals and fertilizers in solution. The larger FertiCarts are designed for use with the 75 and 150 litre-per-minute Dosatron injectors and come complete with all plumbing, including a 200 mesh filter and check valve to prevent damage from water hammer.