New soy biodiesel
Cenex is offering a new premium diesel fuel with 2% soy biodiesel. The fuel, called Ruby Fieldmaster B2 premium, will be available to Cenex distributors at more than 20 facilities for bulk diesel located in Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Biodiesel may be used to power any diesel engine with little or no modification. It has been shown to reduce harmful emissions and to enhance the lubricity qualities of petroleum diesel fuels. Biodiesel is commonly blended with traditional petroleum diesel at rates ranging from 2% (B2) to 20% (B20).
Concrete stain remover
Clean up those oil and grease stains on your machine shed floor with the Pour-N-Restore concrete and masonry stain remover. The new product removes oil and grease stains from concrete and stones without scrubbing. It also removes antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid and tar stains.
To use the product, you simply pour it on the stain. As it dries, it turns into an absorbent powder, pulling the molecules to the surface. You sweep up the powder, and the stain is permanently removed.
Price: 1 qt., $11.65; 1 gal., $36.95; and 2½ gal., $85.50. Contact Edgewater Industries, Dept. FIN, 18570 Trimble Ct., Spring Lake, MI 49456, 877/609-3343, visit www.pour-n-restore.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin.
Cutting, sawing, digging
Cut thick underbrush and rough grass with the new SRM-260U brush cutter from Echo. The lightweight cutter is powered by a 25.4-cc Power Boost Tornado engine, which the company claims is clean burning, fuel efficient and easy to start. The engine features a hard-chromed cylinder and fully caged needle bearings. The SRM-260U is constructed with a 59-in. flex cable drive, heavy-duty gear case and sealed bearings. A standard unit comes equipped for an optional 8-in. brush blade attachment. Price: $369.99. Circle 186.
Echo also introduces a 44-cc rear-handled chain saw that tackles tough cutting jobs. The CS-440 chain saw features a two-stroke engine equipped with a Pro-Fire electronic ignition and an all-position diaphragm carburetor for fast starts and dependable power flow. Using a standard 18-in. bar and chain, the chain saw has an adjustable, automatic chain-oiling system that regulates the amount of oil according to engine speed. This keeps the chain properly lubricated. The CS-440 chain saw with 16-in. bar and chain lists for $319.99. Circle 185.
An earth auger powered with a 42.7-cc engine will dig holes quickly and easily for a variety of uses. The Echo EA-400 auger features electronic ignition and a 28.7-fl.-oz. gas tank. For operator comfort, the auger is equipped with a rigid frame assembly, padded handles and shock-absorbing springs on the 6-, 8- and 10-in. models. Extension shafts are available for digging a number of hole sizes. Price: $599.99.
To locate a dealer, call Echo at 800/673-1558 or visit www.echo-usa.com.
The new Silage Mill attachment for a skid-steer loader reduces spoilage on a silage pile by making clean cuts with little disturbance to the main pile. The skid-steer boom raises the mill to the top of the pile for each new bite. As the mill is lowered, its rotor teeth smoothly and gently pull the silage, and it falls to the ground in a loosely milled pile for easy handling. The mill does not reduce particle size and works in both corn or hay silage. It is priced under $3,000. Contact Erskine Attachments Inc., Dept. FIN, Box 100, Erskine, MN 56535, or visit www.freeproductinfo.net/fin.
New pasture gates from Winkel Manufacturing are available in 10-, 12-, 14-, 16- and 18-ft. sizes, with prices ranging from $59 to $118. The frame and horizontal bars are constructed of 1.66-in-outside-diameter, 14-gauge steel, and the hinge post is solid steel. The frame pivot hinge offers a balanced swing to eliminate the need to lift the gate to open or close. The gates are available with chain lock, slide bolt latch, lever latch or cowboy latch system. Contact Winkel Mfg. Co., Dept. FIN, Rt. 1, Box 122, Glen Elder, KS 67446, 800/466-3606, or visit www.freeproductinfo.net/fin.