This Earth & Turf Ballast Box for compact tractors has box dimensions of 24 inches wide, 20 inches high and 16.5 inches deep. Its overall height to the top link connection is 29 inches. Capacity is 4.75 cubic feet, and its weight (empty) is 125 pounds. Convenience features include four pre-drilled holes for the installation of a toolbox, tool-carrier loops to support shovels, rakes and other long-handled tools, a weld-on hitch for towing and light lifting and drainage holes in all four corners. Fits both quick hitch systems and category I 3-point hitches.

Earth & Turf Products LLC: 888-293-2638

Mowing Right Along

Jacobsen's completely refreshed TurfCat® out-front rotary mower features an all-hydraulic deck and traction drives, providing a multipurpose machine with the lowest cost of ownership in its class. It costs significantly less to maintain because it has no gear box, belts, pulleys, drive shaft or clutch to service. The new TurfCat has 15 fewer grease points and 212 fewer service parts compared to competitive products. In addition, the rotary mower is also extremely versatile, offering nine different deck configurations and five attachments for year-round use.

Jacobsen, a Textron Company: 888-922-TURF

Ready? Set? Go!

Colorado Time Systems introduces an anti-slip backstroke start device (patent pending), designed to assist backstroke swimmers at the start of each race. The versatile product design is compatible with most starting blocks, and works with many pool configurations. At the start of the race, the athlete places the adjustable wedge on the pool wall or touchpad. Once the swimmer has left the device, it automatically retracts up and out of the water to avoid interference with turns and finishes.

Colorado Time Systems: 800-279-0111

Comfort & Performance

John Deere increased its front-mount mower models with the new 1500 Series TerrainCut Front Mowers. The series adds five new models—the 1550, 1570, 1575, 1580 and 1585 TerrainCut—to the existing front-mower lineup. The Final Tier 4 compliant machines increase uptime and reduce operating costs with enhanced performance, comfort and versatility. Available implements and accessories include snow blowers, blades, brooms, a weight transfer kit for improved attachment performance, auxiliary hydraulics and a cold weather heater block.

John Deere: 800-537-8233

Walking on Air

New from Action Floor Systems LLC, the Action Excel NR is a factory-fabricated floating floor system that offers exceptional performance and vibration dampening. The Action Excel NR's subfloor features two layers of 12mm sheathing, combined with Action's exclusive AirTech II 11mm natural rubber pads with vertical air cells. These factory-fabricated panels ensure quick, efficient, accurate installations. Ideal for gymnasiums, multipurpose, indoor running, dance floors and aerobics projects, this highly resilient floor system ensures uniform playability and consistent shock absorption to enhance athlete safety.

Action Floor Systems LLC: 800-746-3512

Easy Cleaner

Water Tech's new Skimmer Vac is a hydraulic, easy-to-use manual device that will effortlessly remove all debris from virtually any commercial pool skimmer basket with a few easy pumps, without having to remove the basket itself. Everything from leaves and twigs to insects, rodents and other "untouchables" are instantly removed and sealed in a water-tight compartment. There is never a need to touch or even be exposed to the many health and environmental dangers that make their way into an otherwise clean and healthy pool.

Water Tech Corp.: 800-298-8800

Spin Cycle

Brigadoon Fitness announced the addition of two indoor cycles to the Green Series cardio equipment lineup. Featuring a dual magnetic brake resistance system, the Green Series 6000 and 7000 Series indoor cycles provide belt-driven, maintenance-free performance with unparalleled quality and reliability. Smooth, quiet and offered in a full commercial model, the Green Series Indoor Cycles feature multiple position handgrips, perimeter-weighted flywheels with sweat guards, ultra-strong chromoly axles, multiple seat and handlebar adjustments and micro-adjust safety knobs with emergency stops.

Brigadoon Fitness: 800-269-7130