In its never-ending quest to make lawn care less of an energy-eating hassle, Agri-Fab introduces the new SmartCart, SmartSweep and SmartLink systems designed to save consumers energy, headache and time. This new family of SmartTools joins the already extensive lineup of familiar Agri-Fab lawn and garden implements.
According to company insiders, the SmartCart sets a new standard when it comes to transporting and dumping large loads of leaves, compost, soil and other materials. This 800-pound capacity single-axle cart features a foot release mechanism for dumping and sufficiently reduced number of parts to make assembly a breeze. Similarly, the SmartSweep 44-inch wide sweeper makes short work of picking up leaves and grass clippings.
“In a downturn economy, today’s homeowners are spending less money traveling and entertaining and spending more time at home, and they’re looking for inexpensive ways to make home improvements without sacrificing a lot of time or using a lot of energy,” says Mark Short, Agri-Fab’s vice president of marketing and product development. “The SmartSWEEP not only provides these benefits, it also eliminates common lawn sweeper complaints and responds to new consumer needs.”
Just how does the SmartSweep accomplish all of that? Well, the company actually asked consumers what they wanted in a lawn sweeper for starters … and then engineers designed a high performance product that easily folds to a compact size for out of the way storage. The SmartSweep is also easy to dump, features an adjustable offset tow bar that allows simultaneous mowing and sweeping and a larger 25 cubic-foot capacity bag that reduces time spent dumping.
Agri-Fab’s SmartLink lawn grooming system includes a patent-pending design that allows you to convert a single implement platform from plug aerator (comes standard with platform) to tine dethatcher to turf shark aerator to roller and back again in seconds, and without tools. The SmartLink package saves on storage space and money because you don’t need a completely separate implement for each turf task. And since the attachments snap into and out of place, you will never be left with a long trek to the barn to look for the right wrench to swap the roller for the aerator.
I haven’t put any of these tools through their paces yet, but I have had good luck with other Agri-Fab pull-type implements. I look forward to spending some quality time with Agri-Fab’s Smart system soon. Look for them at a dealer near you.
Hank Will raises hair sheep, heritage cattle and many varieties of open-pollinated corn with his wife, Karen, on their rural Osage County, Kansas farm. His home life is a perfect complement to his professional life as editor in chief at GRIT and Capper's Farmer magazines. Connect with him on Google+.