We invited exhibitors to share a little information about equipment and/or services they will be debuting at TCI EXPO ’23 in St. Louis, Missouri, in November. Several responded.
We shared some last month, in the October issue of TCI Magazine. Here are a few more to give you a taste of the TCI EXPO ’23 trade-show floor.
TCIA’s TCI EXPO ’23 Trade Show & Conference will take place November 16-18, 2023, at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis.
This listing includes items that will be shown for the first time anywhere, as well as some that may have been released earlier this year and will be making their first TCI EXPO appearance.
Silky Zubat Ultimate Professional 330 mm handsaw
Silky’s Zubat Ultimate Professional 330 mm is the Zubat saw arborists and other tree care professionals know and love, now with “Ultimate” improvements. The Zubat Ultimate features a progressive teeth design intended to provide a smoother start to the cutting stroke, while still maintaining efficiency with the aggressive curved blade. The new scraper-shaped Gokai-me teeth are designed to remove remaining sawdust and to make rip-cuts, crosscuts and slant-cuts with ease. Electroless nickel plating coats the entire blade, designed to give it stronger rust resistance to ensure the saw lasts. The new 3D roller lock system is intended to protect the scabbard from the teeth, giving it a longer lifespan. (silkysaws.com) Booth #717
Kariwala Industries KIL-689 Anti-Cut Bib Trousers
Kariwala Industries KIL-689 Anti-Cut Bib Trousers feature a bib design that covers the front and back of the legs, as well as the hips and waist. This is designed to provide 360-degree protection from chain-saw cuts. They are made of 65% polyester and 35% cotton, with 100% polyester lining material. The cut protection is 70% polyester and 30% polypropylene. Comfortable to wear and allowing for a full range of motion, these trousers are available in a variety of sizes and styles to fit all body types. (www.kariwala.com) Booth #323
Husqvarna 562 XP Mark II chain saw
Husqvarna’s latest chain-saw advancement, the all-new 562 XP Mark II chain saw, is designed to be a powerhouse that is easy to handle and tough to beat. Notable enhancements include a revamped engine designed to provide optimized cooling, resulting in performance that is more reliable than ever. AutoTune 3.0 technology is designed to simplify starting and ensure peak performance by closely monitoring engine and air temperature, making starting the chain saw as easy as purging, positioning it to start and pulling the start cord. At 13 pounds and 4.7 horsepower, this new model also boasts an improved power-to-weight ratio and an ergonomic design for ease of handling and maneuverability. With the 562 XP Mark II, operators can maximize their productivity while benefiting from up to 8% reduced fuel consumption when compared to the previous generation of this saw. (Husqvarna.com) Booth #2617
All Gear Blackjack II Saddle
All Gear’s Blackjack II Saddle is designed to be the perfect balance between affordability, comfort, durability and performance. Made in the USA, it is equipped with aluminum, bent D rings for work positioning, Cobra Quick Release Buckles, two textile-friendly bridge plates, a large, aluminum bridge ring and pre mium quick-connect leg buckles. The bent D’s will easily accommodate multiple connection points. A wide reinforced waist pad is designed to provide lumbar support for extended hours in the tree. The eight adjustment points help climbers to dial the saddle in to fit their body type and style of climbing. Other features include rigid gear loops, four tool-holder mounting points and a modular system to secure ditty bags, suspenders, additional gear loops and a first-aid kit. (allgearinc.com) Booth #2806