Wood Boss chain saw

Stihl Inc., Virginia Beach, Va., offers the MS 271 Stihl Wood Boss® chain saw, designed with improved ergonomics and equipped with a low-emission, fuel-efficient engine ideal for tough jobs like storm cleanup, felling trees and cutting firewood. The STIHL MS 271 produces 50 percent lower emissions, reduces fuel consumption and delivers 20 percent longer running times as compared to similar traditional 2-stroke STIHL chain saws. An advanced antivibration system helps reduce operator fatigue while providing optimum control. A side-access chain tensioner makes for easy chain adjustment, and the pre-separation air filtration system offers greater cleaning efficiency and longer filter life.

For more information: www.stihlusa.com/chainsaws/MS271.html

Interfacing adapter

Worksaver Inc., Litchfield, Ill., introduces a new interfacing adapter designed to allow skid steer-type attachments to be used on loaders equipped with the John Deere 400/500 Series quick attach system. Features include an all-welded design, along with plated handles, springs and lock pins. This new adapter provides great versatility to customers’ choice of attachments and allows for easy switching of attachments between a skid steer loader and a tractor loader.

For more information: www.worksaver.com/product/bale-options.html

All-wheel steer loader

Bobcat has updated its line of all-wheel steer loaders with the A770, which offers both all-wheel steer and skid-steer drive options and has a vertical lift path and a 3,325-pound operating capacity. Standard features include a two-speed transmission and a travel speed of 12.3 mph in high range and 7.1 mph in low range. The A770 has a turning circle diameter of 12.6 feet in AWS mode and 7.2 feet in skid-steer mode. Superior visibility is achieved with a cab-forward design and enlarged side and rear windows.

For more information: www.bobcat.com/loaders/models/allwheelsteer/a770

Water management app

You’re on the job site and you’re faced with an irrigation puzzle: Quick, where do you turn? To your smartphone. Or your tablet. Or your computer. Precision Laboratories has launched the Water Logic App, an easy-to-use tool that provides tailored solutions for specific soil conditions. Select your turf conditions (or whatever problem you’re facing), along with application and irrigation method, among other factors. Based on your unique inputs and conditions identified, the Water Logic App provides a customized solution.

For more information: www.waterlogicapp.com

Earth drill

Little Beaver now offers the UN-Towable Drill as an easily transportable solution for one-man hole digging projects. The HYD-NTV11H is built with an 11-hp Honda GX340V engine, with hydraulic pressure of 2,500 psi and an operating speed of 150 rpm. Equipped with 16-inch semi-pneumatic tires, the NTV11H easily moves across jobsites and pivots into digging position without causing damage to delicate lawns and turf. Three styles of auger cutting tips are available: The standard tip can be used for drilling in typical ground conditions, including sandy soils and softer clay. For tougher jobs, a carbide tip is available and useful for solid materials, such as hard clays and asphalt. Both augers are offered in 1½-inch to 18-inch sizes. The heavy-duty tip is ideal for harder soils that are mixed with gravel or small rocks, and is available in seven sizes ranging from 6 to 16 inches.

For more information: www.littlebeaver.com/details.php?cate_id=45

Compact track loaders

New Holland Construction introduces the 200 Series of compact track loaders, featuring a patented, vertical lift, Super Boom® loader arm designed for improved forward dump height and reach. The new self-leveling bucket feature on each model also allows attachments to maintain the preset location throughout the lift cycle. The C227 model (pictured), a radial lift machine, provides excellent digging performance for landscaping applications. It is rated at 70 hp with a rated operating capacity of 2,700 pounds and a bucket breakout force of 7,145 pounds.

For more information: www.newholland200series.com/

Pressure-compensating bubblers

Underhill International Corp., Lake Forest, Calif., offers a new series of pressure-compensating bubblers for low-volume irrigation systems. They provide full-circle coverage and allow water output to remain constant, even with input pressures from 5 to 60 psi. Two models are available: pre-set flow bubblers and adjustable flow bubblers. Pre-set flow bubblers have three rate options: .25 gpm; .50 gpm; and 1.0 gpm. Adjustable flow bubblers can be set from .10 to 1.0 gpm. Both are compatible with any one-half-inch MIPT nipple or fitting.

For more information: www.underhill.us

Mariposa Violet

Large, deep violet, fully double blooms highlight Scabiosa ‘Mariposa Violet’ from Skagit Gardens, Mount Vernon, Wash. A profuse and long bloomer, this perennial grows 10 to 12 inches in height and spread, with flowers reaching to 18 inches. Gray-green foliage is compact, forming a neat mound.

For more information: www.skagitgardens.com