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New chippers combine yard cleanup and mulching

BY HBSDealer Staff

Vergennes, Vt.-based DR Power Equipment has introduced two new chipper/shredder models designed for homeowners.

The products are described as “a single-machine solution to tough yard debris and waste.”

The company’s 11.50 Premier and 14.50 Pro model Chipper/Shredders will shred prunings, leaves and garden leftovers into rich, organic mulch, and also chip larger branches into landscaping woodchips for paths and ornamental flower beds.

DR Power Equipment sells products factory-direct and through a network of more than 500 dealers.

“DR Power’s new affordable chipper/shredders are designed for serious yard cleanup and mulching,” said Tom Parent, DR Power Equipment. “If your No. 1 task is disposing of yard and garden waste, but you also want the ability to chip heavy branches, these new DR chipper/shredders are just what you’re looking for.”

The DR 11.50 Premier Chipper/Shredder is the smallest and lowest-cost chipper/shredder model from DR Power Equipment. The machine rolls from garden to compost bin on a set of wheels like a hand cart and is equipped with a 250cc Briggs and Stratton 1150 Series OHV engine. The chipper will handle tree branches up to 2-in. thick.

The mid-size 14.50 PRO Chipper/Shredder is designed for serious gardeners and homeowners with large properties. By chipping and shredding yard debris, homeowners can turn “waste” into rich garden mulch and long-lasting landscaping woodchips, keeping organic matter out of landfills 

The smaller model starts at a $1,899 list price, while the larger model starts at $2,099.

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Therma-Tru introduces Fiber-Classic Mahogany Collection

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Maumee, Ohio-based Therma-Tru Corp. has introduced the Fiber-Classic Mahogany Collection 3-Panel Style Door.

The product is designed to meet consumer demand for fiberglass doors in hardwood grains with 3/4-glass options. It can be ordered as a solid, opaque unit or configured for either 3/4-rectangle or 3/4-oval lites in 17 different decorative glass options, plus four privacy options, clear Low-E and clear glass.

“The Energy Star-qualified doors are an affordable fiberglass door option featuring rich, premium hardwood graining,” said Derek Fielding, senior product manager of doors at Therma-Tru. “Like all Therma-Tru doors, the new Mahogany 3-Panel Doors are constructed for strength, security and performance and will not rot, warp or fade under harsh climate conditions. Solid door styles can also be ordered in fire- and impact-rated versions.”

Selection of the new Fiber-Classic Mahogany Collection style for the main entryway of the home provides builders and homeowners with the option of creating a cohesive look throughout the remainder of the house by selecting other Fiber-Classic Oak Collection or Smooth-Star options for secondary entry areas. This expanded selection provides homeowners with more options for selecting similar three-panel door styles throughout the home that can have different graining options.

“Hardwood grains, like mahogany, continue to hold popularity with homeowners,” Fielding said. “At the same time, 3-panel doors are some of the top sellers at Therma-Tru, showcasing the homeowners’ preference for this simplistic and elegant style.”

Therma-Tru offers the company’s four new privacy glass options of Chord, Chinchilla, Rainglass and Granite in the doorlites for the 3-panel door, along with 17 decorative glass designs.

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Rhino introduces garage floor coating kit

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Rhino Linings Corp. has introduced a new do-it-yourself Rhino Garage Floor Coating Kit. The kit by Rhino is designed to allow homeowners the means to transform the look of their garage, basement or recreation room in a single weekend. 

"Rhino Linings is more than the No. 1 player in the truck bed liner business," said Pierre Gagnon, president and CEO of Rhino Linings Corp. "With more than 23 years of successes in the protective linings industry, Rhino Linings is excited to introduce a do-it-yourself floor coating system that incorporates the same high-quality standards experienced by our truck bed liner customers."

The Rhino Garage Floor Coating kit is sold as a pre-measured, two-part, water-based epoxy and contains prep materials as well as detailed instructions to ensure homeowners take the necessary measures to achieve long-lasting showroom quality appearance. Once applied, the kit will protect surfaces against scuffs, wear and tear, gasoline/oil stains and is both water- and chemical-resistant. Each kit contains enough material to prep and coat a single 250-sq.-ft. car garage and is sold in three decorative colors.

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