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SafetyTech Sliding Shoe Outrigger Pads Designed for Mini Cranes & Compact Track Lifts

September 13, 2017 (Guthrie Center, Iowa) DICA will debut a new style of SafetyTech Outrigger Pads for the tree care industry at the TCI Expo, Nov. 2-4, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. SafetyTech Sliding Shoe Outrigger Pads are designed for equipment with multi-position, self-leveling outriggers, as found on mini cranes and compact track lifts.

Outriggers on mini cranes and compact track lifts fold out and engage the ground at an angle. They also can be positioned individually and in varying positions, making proper outrigger pad placement difficult.

Sliding Shoe Outrigger Pads fit onto the outrigger feet and lock in place, so that the outrigger pads are exactly where you need them when the outrigger foot engages with the ground. Sliding Shoe Outrigger Pads allow outrigger feet to slide securely within the pad as each outrigger engages. This means less re-positioning for operators as the lift or crane is setup, improving safety and efficiency. In addition, stop blocks on the sides and ends of the outrigger pad securely hold the Sliding Shoe on the foot when driving the personnel lift or crane into position.

"Tree care industry professionals are looking for an outrigger pad that is simple to use," said Kerry Koberg, Strategic Accounts Manager. "In tree care applications it's often necessary to take advantage of multiple outrigger positions to setup mini cranes and compact track lifts on inclines or against obstructions. The ability to self-deploy makes Sliding Shoe Outrigger Pads an efficient solution for equipment setup, which will minimize crew fatigue," he said.

Custom sizes of SafetyTech Sliding Shoe Outrigger Pads are available for specific foot specifications found on many different brands of mini cranes and compact track lifts. Standard models provide a working load limit of at least 18,000 lbs.

Visit DICA at Booth 1713 at the Tree Care Industry Expo. Also see Sliding Shoe Outrigger Pads displayed with All Access Equipment compact track lifts at Booth 1332.

Morbark Hosts 11th Demo Days Event, Celebrates 60th Anniversary, Welcomes Guests from Around the World

It was two days of excitement as Morbark, LLC, welcomed about 250 customers, members of its authorized dealer network, and other guests from 15 countries for its 11th Demo Days event on September 28-29. This year Morbark celebrates its 60th anniversary and highlighted that history throughout the event. In fact, one of Morbark's first Eeger Beever™ brush chippers, built within the first six months of production in 1980, was refurbished and on display.

Morbark has a world-class dealer network, and the company's Demo Days give their customers, as well as the other attendees, the opportunity to not only watch the equipment in action, but also meet the people who build and support the equipment as they see firsthand the manufacturing processes utilized. Events included factory tours, networking opportunities, vendor booths, and a chance to see the equipment up close.

Thursday saw attendees learning about Tier 4 Final engines, financing, Morbark factory training, as well as the advantages of using Morbark parts, and much more! Demo Days participants also had the opportunity to learn about Association of Equipment Manufacturers' "I Make America" program. I Make America is a grassroots campaign that was launched in September 2010 to dramatically improve American manufacturing policies to create more jobs in the U.S. and keep our economy competitive with other countries. Morbark has been named among the campaign's Gold-level supporters since 2013.

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Brave Expands Trencher Line-Up New trencher is powered by a Honda engine and features a 7-inch trenching depth

Rogers, Minn, August 2017: Brave's new BRPT704H is a lightweight, belt and pulley driven trencher that operates at a rate of up to 20 feet per minute. It offers an easy to use, versatile design and can be easily loaded, unloaded and operated by one person.

The BRPT704H rotor is fully enclosed with a clutch lever to cut power to it for safety. Adjustable trench depth from 4" to 7" with standard rotor. Changing the tungsten carbide rotor is easy with the removal of a single nut using a tool that comes standard with each unit. The trencher's low-profile design provides maximum stability with minimum turf damage.

With optional specialized rotors, this trencher can be used for a variety of landscaping tasks including burying cable or pipe, pruning roots, grinding small stumps, defining landscape beds, and installing edging, invisible dog fencing or sprinkler systems.

About Brave Brave manufactures high-quality, outdoor power equipment for direct distribution and distribution through a network of dealers, rental stores, big-box stores, national accounts and hardware co-ops nationwide. Top quality Brave log splitters have been available since 1982. Brave has since expanded its line-up to also include hot and cold water pressure washers, earth augers, generators, hydraulic power packs, trenchers and pumps.

For more information, visit or call (800) 350-8739.

Morbark Awarded Second NJPA Contract

Winn, Mich. (August 31, 2017): The National Joint Power Alliance (NJPA) has awarded Morbark, LLC, with a four-year contract to provide NJPA members with grounds maintenance equipment. The contract (#062117-MBI), which officially began August 18, 2017, also covers related attachments, accessories, and services. "We are extremely proud to hold this new contract and the partnership we have been able to cultivate with the NJPA since being awarded our first contract in 2015," said Kevin Cotter, Governmental Sales Manager. "This relationship allows us to supply NJPA member municipalities and non-profit organizations with the quality Morbark equipment they need at very competitive prices."

The NJPA is a municipal contracting agency for government, education and non-profit organizations throughout the United States and Canada. The NJPA goes through a 12-step procurement process that includes identifying member needs, researching solutions, drafting and posting solicitations, evaluating proposals and awarding vendors. By consolidating the efforts of numerous individually prepared solicitations and contracts to one cooperative process, the NPJA can help members save time and offer access to a broad range of exceptional product and equipment options with aggressive and competitive pricing.

Morbark's contract with the NJPA includes the complete lines of Beever™ brush chippers, stump grinders, horizontal and tub grinders, and whole tree chippers, as well as Boxer mini-skid steers, attachments, and dedicated trenchers. Morbark's network of approximately 300 North American dealer and distributor locations, as well as nearly 500 Morbark employees, work diligently to provide exceptional customer service and after-the-sale support.

"After examining the proposals the NJPA evaluation team received in response to our solicitation, it was evident that Morbark had all the qualities we were searching for," said Scott Carr, NJPA Contract Manager for Morbark's award. "Their excellent products, sizeable dealer network, comprehensive marketing plan, and dedication will serve our members well. We're excited to continue this mutually beneficial partnership with one of the world's most widely respected equipment manufacturers."

Anderson Equipment Co. expands territory to all of New York and into Pennsylvania

Anderson Equipment Co., Bandit Industries' authorized dealer for whole tree chippers and The Beast horizontal grinders, is expanding its dealer territory into New York and Pennsylvania. Bandit customers in two additional states can now take advantage of Anderson's stellar track record of service and support.

With this expansion, Anderson Equipment will serve customers in five states, all in the eastern United States: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania.

"We couldn't be happier to have Anderson Equipment, Co., as an authorized Bandit dealer, so we are thrilled they've agreed to expand their territory," said Bandit Sales Manager Jason Morey. "Our current customers in Pennsylvania and New York can rely on the experts at Anderson to answer their questions about any large Bandit equipment, or get their machines serviced at any of their dealership locations."

Bandit customers can visit Anderson Equipment at their following locations:

PENNSYLVANIA: Bridgeville/Pittsburgh, Clearfield, Shippenville/Clarion, Somerset

NEW YORK: Tonawanda/Buffalo, Latham/Albany, Henrietta/Watertown, Rochester, Endicott, Syracuse, Allegany/Olean

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Manchester, Lancaster

VERMONT: East Montpelier

MAINE: Gorham/Portland, Bangor

Learn more about Anderson Equipment by visiting their website at, and see how Bandit equipment can help build your bottom line. Visit Bandit Industries online at

Jarraff Announces New Jarraff All-Terrain Tree Trimmer With Exclusive Rotating Saw Head

ST. PETER, Minn: Jarraff Industries recently unveiled a new Jarraff All-Terrain Tree Trimmer with updated design, new look, higher power output and improved efficiency. The significantly updated Jarraff features a patent pending rotating saw head design that allows the operator to rotate the blade assembly 180 degrees, an industry exclusive. A new touch screen information center gives the operator unmatched control, engine monitoring, high definition camera display and more. The new Jarraff features a Cummins 130 horsepower, Tier 4 engine that meets all environmental emission standards and mandates.

Jarraff President and CEO Heidi Boyum said, "Since the first Jarraff debuted in the late 1970s, Jarraff Industries has been dedicated to evolving with times and pushing design and innovation to meet the demands of the market by offering the best equipment available. This latest Jarraff model is a result of those continuing efforts. It's embracing technology, as well as a creative engineering team, to provide our clients with the safest, highest quality most efficient and productive product possible."

The Jarraff All-Terrain Tree Trimmer provides ROW maintenance contractors a dynamic field of operation. A rotary manifold offers a 360-degree plus range of motion as a standard feature. The unit also provides lateral tilt and 75-foot cutting height. Two four-way joysticks and fingertip controls offer optimal precision.

In addition, the Jarraff's cab is completely ROPS, FOPS and OPS certified. Full panel, lexan windows prevent distortion and provide a clear view of operations. The Jarraff adds safety to every job because workers never leave the ground.

Bandit Industries announces Model ZT1844 compact track stump grinder

ISABELLA COUNTY, Mich: Bandit Industries' new Model ZT1844 stump grinder is the most productive compact, track mounted stump grinder on the market. It features all the power and performance of every Bandit stump grinder, but with features that make it an ideal machine for rental companies or dedicated stump grinding professionals.

"The ZT1844 is designed from the ground up to outperform all other stump grinders in its class," said Bandit Sales Manager Jason Morey. "The wider swing arc covers more area when grinding at the stump. The taller grinding height and deeper grinding depth means you can tackle larger stumps and chase the roots deeper into the ground. And intuitive controls make grinding stumps easy, no matter if you're a seasoned professional or a rental customer."

The Model ZT1844 is equipped with an 18" diameter Bandit cutterwheel featuring Green Teeth. Electronic engagement means it's as simple as flipping a switch to engage the cutterwheel. And the rubber track undercarriage means this machine can travel through uneven and rough terrain while still taking it easy on delicate lawns.

"We have two engine options available on the ZT1844," Morey said. "Customers can get a standard 26 horsepower Kohler gasoline engine, or opt for a 38 horsepower Kohler engine. Both engines feature electronic fuel injection, so these units are easy to start, even on cold morning."

Learn more about the Model ZT1844 or see it run by visiting, or contact your nearest authorized Bandit dealer and schedule a demonstration.

Bandit Industries renews partnership with NJPA

The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) has awarded Bandit Industries Inc. a four-year NJPA Landscape & Grounds Maintenance contract. The contract (#062117-BAN) allows governments, schools and non-profits leverage the power of cooperative contracts to purchase Bandit equipment without undergoing an expensive and time-intensive bidding process.

This contract celebrates the continuing partnership between NJPA and Bandit Industries. NJPA members can purchase equipment from Bandit's complete equipment lineup, saving money and time while getting the equipment they need. That equipment includes disc- or drum-style hand-fed chippers, stump grinders, skid-steer attachments, whole tree chippers, and The Beast horizontal grinders.

NJPA works by creating national cooperative contract purchasing solutions on behalf of its member agencies, which include all government, education and non-profit agencies in the U.S. and in Canada. These cooperative contract opportunities save NJPA members both time and money by consolidating the efforts of numerous individually prepared solicitations to one national, cooperatively shared process.

"Our municipal customers who own Bandit equipment know their true value – unbeatable power and reliability, dedicated factory and dealer support, and long-lasting durability," said Bandit Industries Sales Manager Jason Morey. "These customers know they're always going to buy Bandit equipment, and our NJPA contract means they can cut straight to the chase and get the equipment they need at the best value."

In the nearly four years Bandit has been an NJPA partner, more than 200 municipal customers have been able to get the equipment they desire by choosing based on quality and local support.

"NJPA is pleased to announce Bandit has been re-awarded a four-year contract through our competitive solicitation process. Our members now have the convenience of using their contract to access Bandits full line of equipment," said Scott Carr, Bandit's NJPA contract manager.

Backed by over 220 dealer locations across the U.S. and Canada and a dedicated team of professionals eager to provide customer service and support, every customer can be at ease in the knowledge that their Bandit machine is a wise investment.