Vortexx Homeowner Pressure Washers

Vortexx Homeowner Pressure WashersLet’s face it: most homeowner and residential equipment isn’t built for a need, it’s built to meet a price point. Nowhere is that more true than pressure washers. Most residential models offer little cleaning power, and their cheap components can start leaking after just a season of use. Fortunately, Vortexx makes pressure washers that fill in this gap between low-quality equipment and pricey commercial washers. Their Homeowner and Prosumer models use the same aluminum frames as their commercial models and come with high-quality components from Honda and AR pumps.

What Makes Vortexx Better?

It starts with the pump design. Instead of the low-quality wobble pumps found in most consumer washers, Vortexx fits their residential models with AR axial pumps. These are a good alternative to commercial triplex pumps, offering a longer service life at a reasonable price. On average, owners can expect to get two to three times as much use from one of these pumps as they would from a wobble pump. These are paired with unloaders that manage pressure shocks from turning the wand on and off, further extending pump life.

These pressure washers use Honda GC and GX Series engines. These are the same engines used in high-end consumer lawnmowers and small professional equipment. Along with Honda’s trademark reliability, both models offer low fuel consumption, easy starting, and low noise, making them pleasant to work with.

Like their professional models, Vortexx builds the frames for these pressure washers by welding aircraft-grade aluminum frame. That means you’ll never have to worry about rust. This frame has integrated holders for the hose and wand as well as Vortexx’s Tow & Stow handle, which folds down out of the way for storage and transport. Large tires make it easy to roll these washers into place to begin work.

Vortexx makes three models suited for everything from household to light commercial work.

Homeowner VX10101D

Power comes from a Honda GC160-QHA, which drive an RMV Series AR Pump RMV2G25D direct drive pump with an AR42118 unloader. Total output is 2,500 PSI at 2 GPM or 5,000 cleaning units.

The gun has a 19-inch lance extension that is compatible with M22 fittings. It connects to the pump with a 25 foot Easy Coil non-marking hose. The Homeowner rides on pneumatic tires.

Homeowner+ VS10202D

Need more power? The Homeowner+ uses a GC190-QHAF engine with an RMV25G30D-EZ pump and AR42118 unloader with thermal valve pump protection. The result is an output of 2,700 PSI at 2.5 GPM (6,750 cleaning units). It comes with a 30-foot hose.

Prosumer VX20303D

Need something powerful enough to handle light commercial use? The Prosumer has some upgrades to make it a good choice for car detailing or occasional professional cleaning tasks.

This starts with the use of a commercial-grade Honda GX200-QX2 engine. AR provides an SJV Series SJV25G27D-F7 axial pump and an AR2858 unloader, Together, this combination pumps out 3 GPM at 2,750 PSI (8,250 cleaning units). The frame rides on foam-filled tires, so you never have to worry about airing them up. A 50-foot hose rounds out the package, giving you extra reach.


Vortexx’s selection of accessories lets you tailor your pressure washer to your needs.

Need more reach? You can upgrade to a 50-foot hose and a longer lance. There are also attachments to make deck and gutter cleanup easier.

Want to spray detergents with your pressure washer? Add a chemical injector kit. How about laying down a thick layer of soap on your car or boat? The turbo foamer attaches to the end of the wand to draw soap directly from its reservoir, creating a wet foam that’s perfect for car wash soap.

Nervous about doing damage when you’re using high-pressure tips? Want a way to get an even spray when covering large areas? The TPL turbo nozzle has a spinning end, creating a spiral pattern of spray. This turns your concentrated spray into a wide stripe that won’t erode surfaces.


The frame is guaranteed by Vortexx for a lifetime, excluding the tires and paint.

AR guarantees the pumps used in these pressure washers for one year.

Honda guarantees the GC-Series for two years of residential use, while the GX is guaranteed for three years. Vortexx fills these engines with Opti-4 oil. If you continue to use this oil, Opti-4 will guarantee the GC Series for another two years and the GX Series for another 3 years.

Shank’s Lawn Equipment is More than Just Lawn Care

Shank’s Lawn covers everything in outdoor equipment from walk-behind mowers to pressure washers like these models from Vortexx. If you’re looking for a better pressure washer, want to add some accessories, or need help fixing your equipment, come see us. We’re located at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. We also ship parts and accessories across the U.S. and Canada. To see what we offer, visit us online at www.shankslawn.com.

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Multi-One 12 Series

Multi-One 12 SeriesDo you hate having to step up and down when getting in and out of your loader? Wish your bucket had a little extra reach? The Multi-One 12 Series may be just what you’re looking for. It has a low cab, but thanks to its independent four-wheel steering, this loader has the maneuverability of Multi-One’s other mini-loaders. Multi-One also offers this loader with an extra-long boom for higher loading and unloading.

A Different Take on Loader Design

Despite the name, the 12 Series is not bigger than the 10 Series. Its capabilities are close to that of the 8 Series, but its design is something totally different from the rest of Multi-One’s mini loaders. Instead of using a hinged platform for steering, this loader has a fixed platform with all-wheel steering, rotating each wheel independently. The result is the same tight turning radius in a package that has a lower seating position and overall height. Compared to the 8 Series, it’s three-and-a-half inches longer and an inch-and-a-half shorter with a much lower cab height. This makes it perfect for jobs that require frequent stops and starts.

The 10 Series is powered by the same 40 HP Yanmar 3TNV88 Diesel as the 8.4+ and 8.4 S. This engine drives a hydraulic pump that outputs 13.7 GPM. Need more power? Multi-One offers a high flow pump that works in tandem with the original pump to boost output. As equipped, this loader can lift up to 2,698 lbs. with the boom retracted and has a tipping load of 3,373 lbs.


The other big difference between the 12 Series and other loaders is its telescopic boom. The 12.4 and 12.4 2V have a boom that can reach a height of 94.5 inches, which is about average for the lineup. However, the 12.4 T and 12.4 T 2V use a boom that has a maximum lift height of 135.8 inches, 17 inches higher than the 8 Series.

Multi-One also gives you a choice in operating speed. The 12.4 2V and 12.4 T 2V have a two-speed transmission, delivering a top speed of 6.2 MPH in low gear and 12.4 MPH in high gear. The 12.4 and 12.4 T have a single speed, reaching 8 MPH.


Since this is a new design, there is still work to be done to make Multi-One’s long list of attachments compatible with this machine. Currently, there are 6 tools that will fit this loader:

General bucket – This is the same type of bucket you’ll find on a front loader.
Combo bucket – This hinged bucket can be used as a regular bucket, or as a grapple.
Heavy-duty silage fork – Long, replaceable teeth and a hydraulic clamp make it easy to move loose and bailed silage.
Pallet fork – Available in three sizes, this attachment has forks can adjust in and out up to 39 inches to fit any size pallet.
Snowblower – These two-stage snow throwers have a 200-degree electrically-operated chute. The 12 Series is compatible with models that have a working width of 39.4 to 55.1 inches. Adjustable wheels make it easy to get the same auger height each time you set the attachment on the ground.
Sweeper with collector – The brushes can clean any pavement, whether it’s part of a parking lot, sidewalk or warehouse. A built-in water sprayer cuts down on dust, while an optional brush reaches into corners.

The 12 Series is also compatible with the tilt adapter. This plate fits between the boom mount and the attachment, adding 14.5 degrees of rotation in both directions. This lets buckets work on uneven surfaces and gives more approach options when using a fork.

When You Need Professional Equipment, Visit Shank’s Lawn

We may have “lawn” in our name, but Shank’s Lawn Equipment sells and services all types of outdoor equipment from UTVs to tractors like the Multi-One. If one of these do-it-all machines sounds right for you, or you want to compare it with other tractor options, come see us. Our shop is located at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway Chambersburg, PA. To get here, take Exit 10/Marion from I-81.

Need parts for your Multi-One? Visit us online at www.shankslawn.com. We ship across the U.S. and Canada.

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Vortexx Electric Pressure Washers

Vortexx Electric Pressure WashersGas-powered pressure washers deliver a lot of cleaning power, but they’re not the best choice for all situations. Noise, weight, size and added maintenance make them a poor choice for cleaning fleets, using at home or carrying around to customer facilities and homes. To serve these needs, Vortexx now makes two electric power washers. They combine AR Pump’s best electric hardware with the corrosion-proof carts and clever design that make Vortexx a leading choice for people who depend on these machines for their living. If you need a better home cleaning system, or you have a business in auto detailing or heavy equipment cleaning, these may be exactly what you need.

VX50101E Electric Prosumer

This pressure washer bridges the gap between homeowners who want serious power and professionals who need a lightweight machine. The entire unit including the cart, pump, hose, and wand weighs just 75 lbs.

Power comes from a 1.7 HP AR610 120 volt induction motor that runs a triplex pump with ceramic plungers and industrial-grade seals. The maximum output is 1,350 PSI at 1.9 GPM (2,565 cleaning units.) Built-in GFCI protection prevents shorts when connected to any outlet, and thermal protection shuts off the motor before the pump overheats. It comes with a 35 ft. power cord and a 25-foot hose.

The convertible design lets you carry the pump system or move it around on a cart. A caddy has the mounts needed to carry the hoses, power cable, wand, and nozzles. Vortexx’s Tow & Stow handle keeps the unit compact during storage and transport.

Like Vortexx’s other pressure washers, this model is built on a frame made from bare aircraft-grade aluminum, so there’s no need to worry about flaking paint or rust. It rides on pneumatic tires, making it easy to move around on turf and uneven surfaces.

VX50202E Electric Professional

Take everything that makes the Prosumer great, add more power, and you get this electric pressure washer.

The VX50202E uses an AR630 TSS 2 HP induction motor that drives a triplex pump. This combination delivers 1,900 PSI at 2.1 GPM (3,990 cleaning units.) It has the same power cord and hose length as the prosumer.

Need a washer that can shift caked-on grease and oil, or remove stains from concrete? The entire unit is hot water ready, handling temperatures up to 180°F. The added heat melts away oils and petroleum products, cleaning better than the most powerful cold water pressure washers. There’s no onboard heater, so you’ll need to add one in-line with the water source.


If it’s compatible with a gas-powered Vortexx pressure washer, you can probably use it with these new electric models.

You can fit an 18 or 24-foot telescoping lance if you connect it to the hose with an M22X plug adapter. Add a U-shaped gutter adapter to the nozzle, and you can clean out gutters without getting on a ladder.

Do you mostly work on floors, cement, and decks? The heavy-duty surface cleaner can handle hot water, while the four nozzle deck cleaner makes quick work of cleaning wood surfaces.

Need to remove coatings? The sandblasting kit draws sand in with the water, delivering serious abrasion power without the dust of air-based systems.

Washing vehicles? The turbo foamer turns your pressure washer into a foam blaster, laying down a thick layer of snow foam soap.


The pumps are guaranteed for one year of use by AR, while the frame comes with a lifetime warranty from Vortexx.

Get the Pro Equipment and Support You Need at Shank’s Lawn

Shank’s Lawn Equipment is your full-service dealer for everything in outdoor equipment. We’re an authorized dealer for Vortexx and AR Pumps, so we can fix anything on your equipment. If you need a better pressure washer, or you need help with your current equipment, come see us at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. We’re just one mile from I-81.

Need something for your pressure washer? We ship Vortexx parts and accessories across the U.S. and Canada. To order, visit us online at www.shankslawn.com.

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Multi-One 10 Series: Serious Power and Flexibility in a Small Package

Multi-One 10 SeriesDo you like the idea of the flexibility of a mini-loader, but need serious power? The 10 Series still has Multi-One’s trademark compact design, but it delivers enough power to rival full size tractors. Like other mini-loaders, it works with a wide range of attachments to fit almost any use from farming to demolition.


How powerful is Multi-One’s strongest mini-loader? When equipped with back weights, the 10 Series has a tipping load of 5,952 lbs. The boom can lift 4,762 lbs. when retracted, and 3,748 lbs. when fully extended. To put it another way, if you mount some forks to the front end of this loader, it can lift a full-size luxury car. This loader can exert up to 5,732 lbs. of pushing force, which is enough to slide around a full-size SUV. The maximum lift height for the boom is 126.4 inches, so it can do all this while reaching as high as a full-size front end loader.

Top speed for the 10 Series is 20 MPH. If you get the optional two-speed transmission, it can reach 24.8 MPH in top gear. Both the wheel motors and boom are hydraulically-operated. That means you can set the electronic throttle using a single dial to match your workload. The system’s pump moves up to 25 GPM and comes with a cooling system for reliable performance through the workday.

The wheels mount to an articulated platform. This lets the axles swivel, taking tight turns without scrubbing on turf. The loader is small, too. At 59 inches wide and 126 inches long without a front-mounted tool, it can get in spaces that are impossible with a comparable front loader.


The 10.8 is powered by a Yanmar 4TNV98 that produces 72 HP, while the 10.9 uses a Kohler 2504 TCR rated at 75 HP. Both models have the same hydraulic pump capacity, speed, and lifting capacity. That means the choice is down to your preferred engine manufacturer.

Tools and Attachments

Multi-One makes 85 compatible tools for the 10 Series covering jobs ranging from lawn care to warehouse management. Here are just some of the ways you can use your loader.

Looking for an alternative to a front end loader? The 10 Series is compatible with three kinds of standard buckets, a combo bucket with hydraulic jaws, a crusher bucket that breaks down rocks, two kinds of grapple buckets and a screening bucket.

Need to tear down construction? You can fit the 10 Series with a dozer blade, grader, ripper or demolition jaw. Building something new? Multi-One makes a cold planer to prepare damaged pavement for repair, a cement mixer to make concrete on the go, and a concrete mixing bucket to transport concrete from the truck to where you’re working. Thanks to the boom’s long reach, you can pour concrete in areas that are out of reach to other equipment.

This mini-loader is perfect for taking care of horses and cattle. The stable packer mucks out stalls in one motion, the horse arena harrow smooths down dirt, and the screw feed pusher and hay grapple make it easy to feed your livestock. Have a small plot that you’re farming? You can fit your loader with an array of harrows and plows.

Do you have a facility with large parking lots? Keep them clear with the snow blower, snow blade, rotary sweeper and street washer. Need to take care of lawns and gardens? You can fit the 10 Series with a range of tools including mowers, hedge trimmers, and tree shears.


The 10 Series comes with a ROPS-mounted roof to shield the operator from the sun. You can add more weather protection with the enclosed cabin. For winter, you can add a heater and a heated seat. Want to work in the summer? An air conditioner can be added to the cab.

Traction is excellent from the factory, but if you want top performance on soft ground, you can swap the wheels with a rubber track system.

Working on roads and parking lots? Need to work nights? Add some visibility by adding LED road lights.


Multi-One guarantees loaders and attachments for three years. Kohler guarantees their engine for three years or 2,000 hours. Yanmar guarantees their engine for two years or 2,000 hours, but some major components are guaranteed an additional year.

We Can Help, No Matter Your Needs

Shank’s Lawn Equipment carries everything you need for lawn care from walk-behind mowers to big equipment like the Multi-One 10 Series. We can help set you up with the mini-loader and accessories you need for your business, and provide the service and parts you need to keep your Multi-One running. Come see us at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA.

Need parts? Visit our website, www.shankslawn.com. We can ship what you need to any address in the United States or Canada.

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New BCS America Spreader

New BCS America SpreaderThere’s now one more way you can use your BCS America two-wheel tractor to take care of your lawn and garden. The new spreader attachment lets you lay down a consistent layer of soil amendments including compost and sand. Since this attachment is self-powered, it’s easy to hook up, easy to use and gives consistent results at any operating speed.

Built by People Who Know Top Dressing

When BCS decided they needed a top dress attachment for their tractors, they turned to Earth and Turf. This Pennsylvania-based manufacturer specializes in spreaders and aerators covering a wide range of sizes and applications. Together, the companies developed a trailer that fills the gap between Earth and Turf’s TruFlow walk-behind models and their large tow-type top dressers. By using your BCS tractor to pull the spreader, you can get the performance of a self-propelled spreader at a lower cost.

How Does it Work?

There’s no PTO attachment needed to drive the spreader. It just hitches to the back of your tractor. As the trailer’s wheels turn, they operate a chain drive connected to a heavy-duty conveyor belt. Since belt speed is controlled by wheel speed, it always drops the same depth of material no matter how slow or fast you’re going.

The scallop-tread belt runs the length of the bed, pulling material out of the bottom of the bin and depositing it in an even layer across the ground. It spreads out material across a 30-inch wide strip. The trailer is 36 inches wide, and it can straddle raised beds up to 6 inches tall.

The trailer is designed to be used with your tractor’s controls tilted to the side. This gives you a clear view of where you’re dropping material and keeps you from walking over freshly dressed ground. All-terrain tires keep the trailer planted and maintain grip to drive the belt. A lever on the drive mechanism disconnects the chain drive, so you can stop dropping once you reach the end of a row.

A 6.5 cubic foot stainless steel bin holds the top dressing material. The spreader works with dry, loose material including compost, sand and other soil amendments. Since there’s nothing to break material in the bin, bedded manure needs to be chopped up thoroughly before use. The drop rate is controlled by an end gate. It has 13 height settings from 1/8 inch to 1 inch.


This new trailer attachment fits Model 732 and larger tractors. BCS recommends fitting your tractor 5X10 or larger tires to maintain traction.

To attach the spreader to your tractor, you will need a curved coupler. BCS offers two sizes of couplers. The small coupler will work with 732 to 739 tractors, while the large version will work with 749 and larger tractors. If you pull a utility trailer with your tractor, you already have the right coupler for this attachment.

Big or Small, Shank’s Has It All

No matter what your lawn care needs are, Shank’s Lawn Equipment has everything you need. We’re an authorized dealer for a wide range of outdoor equipment manufacturers including BCS America. That means we don’t just sell equipment, we also provide the parts and service you need to keep that equipment running. If you need help with your two-wheel tractor, or you want to add some attachments, come see us. We’re located at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA.

Not in the area? We can ship the parts you need to any address in the U.S. or Canada. To order, visit our website, www.shankslawn.com. Our site has sections for commonly ordered parts, or you can use our search engine to find parts specific to our model. It even has built-in factory diagrams, making it easy to see exactly what you’re ordering.

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Multi-One Attachments for Groundskeeping

Multi-One Attachments for GroundskeepingWhat does it take to maintain the ground at large facilities? Sometimes you have to be a landscaper, other times you need to do building maintenance, and occasionally you need to be a construction worker. How do you handle a wide range of tasks without a large fleet of equipment? With a Multi-One mini-loader. With dozens of tools to choose from, one machine can handle almost any job. Here are just some of the attachments they offer for grounds keeping.


When you need to move dirt and materials, you have several options. The high tip bucket is just like the ones you’ll find on front loaders. The combo bucket adds a joint between the back plate and the rest of the bucket, letting you use it as a standard bucket, a grapple or a dump bucket.

The grapple bucket pairs the bucket with a long-toothed grapple that grips onto branches, logs, rocks, and other loose material. If you need to tear out material, the demolition grapple bucket has a sharper edge and stronger teeth.


Multi-One offers both spike and core aerators to fix soil compaction and ready lawns for overseeding. These attachments have adjustable support wheels to get a consistent hole depth. Since they’re mounted to the boom, it’s easy to lift the tines out of the ground before making turns.


Need a standard mower? The Tornado lawnmower has a collection system built into the top of the deck, letting you dump out clippings like a high lift bucket.

The flail mower makes quick work out of thick brush. It’s available as a standard front mount attachment or mounted to a side shifting arm to reach into gutters and mowing steep slopes. The side flail mower is perfect for tackling extremely thick vegetation. For tall grass, Multi-One makes a sickle bar mower.

Want to save time trimming around landscape features? The inter-row mower’s side-shifting mount, low profile and built-in shock absorber make it ideal for trimming around bushes and fence posts.

Hedge cutter

This tool lets you drive by hedgerows and bushes, trimming them down to a uniform length. It’s available with a single vertical bar and with vertical and horizontal bars that let you trim both the sides and top of bushes with one pass.

Bulk Materials Hauling

If you need to move palletized material, Multi-One makes a fork to fit your needs. That includes a standard pallet fork, as well as versions with a hydraulic clamp for awkward objects and a side shift to reach into corners.

If you can wrap straps around it, you can lift it with the jib crane. The standard crane has a lifting capacity of 440 lbs. The telescopic jib crane extends from 43 to 66 ½ inches and has a lifting capacity of 1,100 lbs.

The big bag lifter carries oversize bags full of leaves, compost, mulch, and other bulk materials. Side bars keep the bag from swaying while in motion. This attachment can lift up to 2,645 lbs, but the actual weight limit may be lower depending on the capabilities of your mini-loader.

The landscape pot clamp gently lifts clay pots and roof balls to position them for planting and landscaping. The jaws can grab objects ranging from 10 to 47 inches.


This attachment holds almost 32 gallons of lawn chemicals or detergents. With the bar fully extended, it can cover 59 inches with each pass. It also has a wand for spot treatment connected to a 164-foot hose.

Solar Panel Washer

A 9 foot long soft-bristled rotary broom wipes away dust and dirt to keep your facilities’ solar panels working at maximum efficiency. This broom mounts to a rotating boom, letting you clean panels mounted at any angle.

Aerial Work Platform

This platform safely lifts workers up high to reach windows, light fixtures, and tree branches. Two models are available, reaching a working height of 27.5 or 32 feet.

When You Need Professional Equipment, Visit Shank’s

Shank’s Lawn Equipment is your complete outdoor power equipment dealer. We don’t just sell mowers: we’re an authorized dealer for a wide range of equipment manufacturers including Multi-One. If you think one of these do-it-all machines is right for you, visit us at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. You can also check our current stock at www.shankslawn.com.

Need parts for your Multi-One? You can order whatever you need from our website and have it shipped to your door, whether you live in the United States or Canada.

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Multi-One 6 Series

Multi-One 6 SeriesHow much power can you squeeze into a vehicle without having to compromise maneuverability? The Multi-One 6 Series manages to pack over a ton of carrying capacity into a vehicle that can squeeze through most gates. Thanks to a new, more powerful engine, this loader can handle a wide range of attachments to fit any need from construction to lawn care.

More Power, Less Emissions

The 6 Series is now powered by a Kubota D1205. This diesel engine meets Tier 4 Final emissions standards, so it’s legal to use across the U.S. This 25 HP diesel also delivers 30% more torque than the outgoing engine and has better low RPM performance. That means more speed, more power for equipment and lower engine speeds that improve fuel economy.

To get the most from the new engine, the hydraulic pump was upgraded, increasing output by 20% to 13.2 GPM. Since both the drive system and boom are hydraulically powered, this means better performance for everything on this loader.


Front mount tools connect to a boom that raises and extends, reaching a 115-inch lift height. This boom is self-leveling, making it easier to keep loads stable. It also lets you use attachments like the mowing decks without changing their angle, lifting them and lowering them as you move past curbs and other objects.

How much can this loader carry? The boom has 2,116 lbs. of lifting capacity with back weights installed or 1,720 lbs. when fully extended. These weights mount inside the loader’s body, so using them doesn’t increase its footprint. The tipping load is 2,646 lbs.

What makes this performance truly impressive is the 6 Series’ compact size and maneuverability.
The 6 Series is just 42 inches wide, so it can pass through most gates. By using a hinged platform for the wheels, this loader has a turning radius of 79.5 inches, making it almost as maneuverable as a skid steer. However, unlike a skid steer, it won’t tear up your work area. The DBS dynamic block system comes standard, controlling the wheels independently to eliminate scrubbing for better traction and less damage to turf.


Multi-One makes 84 compatible attachments for this loader, letting it do almost any job you can imagine.

If you’re a landscaper or groundskeeper, one 6 Series can replace a wide range of stand-alone equipment. The same machine can cut grass in ravines, mulch branches, lift workers up high to replace light bulbs, and clear off snow-covered parking lots.

Farmers will like the assortment of ground working tools, mowers and hay forks. A simplified mount and single hydraulic connector makes changing attachments on a mini-loader easier than swapping out attachments on a tractor’s three-point hitch.

Need something for construction? Multi-One makes a mixer that lets you dump concrete directly onto the area being filled. There are also several specialized buckets available for carrying large amounts of concrete, rock, and aggregate.

Looking for a robust alternative to a standard forklift? Multi-One offers a variety of forks including side shift and clamp models, as well as several buckets, a bag lifter, and a jib crane. No matter what attachment you’re using, you control it with the same joystick. This makes it easy to learn new tools.


Multi-One makes two 6 Series models. The difference comes down to gearing, letting you choose between maximum force or maximum speed.

6.3+ K: Top speed is limited to 5.6 mph, but it can exert up to 3726 lb-ft. of pushing force. This model is a good choice if you plan on primarily using your loader with buckets, forks and other high weight tools.

6.3S K: Top speed increases to 7.7 mph, but pushing force drops to 2,557 lb-ft. If you need a loader more for attachment flexibility than pure power, this model is a great choice.


The 6 Series comes standard with a Level 1 ROPS and roof, as well as a pair of work lights. From there, you can configure the cab with equipment for night work, cold weather and trailer towing.

If you need maximum traction, you can add a Dynamic Block System (DBS). It redirects power to prevent wheel spin. This improves traction on slick surfaces while reducing turf damage.

From Push Mowers to Multipurpose Machines, Shank’s has You Covered
Since 1984, Shank’s Lawn Equipment has helped their customers with every type of lawn and outdoor equipment on the market from string trimmers to large commercial mowers. We’re a certified dealer for a wide range of brands including Multi-One and Kubota, making us your one-stop-shop for equipment, parts, and service. Come see us at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. We also sell parts and accessories online for every brand we carry at www.shankslawn.com. We can ship your order to any address in the United States or Canada.

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Masport Mowers: Better By Design

Masport MowersMasport may be unknown in the U.S, but they’ve been a mainstay of their New Zealand home market for over 100 years. While they use the same Briggs & Stratton and Honda engines you find on domestic mowers, they’ve taken a different path with the development of their mowers. The result is a set of unique features that make them easier to use and more effective than almost any other walk-behind on the market. If you’re a homeowner looking for a reliable walk-behind mower, or you’re a professional landscaper who needs a walk-behind that can handle professional use, there are plenty of reasons you should consider one of these mowers. Here are just a few of the unique features they offer.

Cam Locks

These lock down the handle the same way a quick-release keeps wheels fitted to a bicycle. By flipping up both levers, you can fold the handle forward for storage. Flip them back, and the locks will be at the right tightness to keep the handle from flexing during use.


For years, riding mowers have included wash ports that let you flush out stuck grass by hooking up a garden hose. Masport is one of the few manufacturers to include this feature in a walk-behind deck.

Dual Bearing Wheels

Masport fits their mowers with large, rubber-covered wheels that reduce scrubbing. These ride on ball bearings that sit on threaded mounts. While the wheels of other mowers will get loose after break-in, you can simply tighten the nuts on the end of your Masport’s axles to take up the slack.


Want to use a side discharge, but hate how it leaves clumps behind? If you have a bagging mower, all you have to do is remove the grass bag and pull up on the corner of the chute cover. Grass clippings spray across the opening, spreading out over a wide area. This prevents the formation of clumps without forcing you to walk on fresh clippings like you would with a rear discharge mower.

Dual Mowzone

Mowers with this feature have a deck that extends past the wheels, so you can get closer to fences, buildings, and curbs. If you have a lot of obstacles in your yard, this can cut the amount of trimming you need to do after mowing.

Chipper Chute

Masport’s 4’N 1 mowers include a chipper chute that can handle branches up to 1 1/3 inches in diameter. Unlike similar mowers and lawn vacuums, this chute is behind the engine, putting it within easy reach of the operator. Limbs are chopped by a blade mounted directly to the engine shaft, making them easier to access and sharpen than the flails found on other machines.

Handle Lift System

Need to remove the bag? Push the foot lever next to the rear wheel, and the handle flips forward, giving you easy access.


All models except 4’N 1 mowers come with a standard, low lift bar blade. If you want better mulching performance you can fit your Masport with a Quickcut blade. It increases lift, giving the blades more time to chop up clippings. 4’N 1 mowers pair a Quickcut blade with a second blade designed for chipping.

The Two/Four blade disc is compatible with MSV mowers. It uses two blades for maximum vacuum, delivering the best finish and mulching performance.

One of the Best Warranties Available

Like any piece of lawn equipment, the engines in these mowers are warrantied by the manufacturer. Masport guarantees everything else on their standard mowers for four years of residential use or 6 months of commercial use. Contractor mowers are covered for 5 years of residential use or one year of commercial use.

For Masports and More, Go to Shank’s

Shank’s Lawn Equipment has helped homeowners and commercial operators with their outdoor equipment since 1984. We’re now a Masport dealer, and we’re also an authorized dealer for Briggs & Stratton and Honda Engines. If you’re looking for a better mower or you need parts and service for your Masport, visit us at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA.

We also ship parts and accessories across the U.S. and Canada. To order, visit our website, www.shankslawn.com.

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Multi-One 5 Series

Multi-One 5 SeriesAre you looking for a piece of equipment that can do just about anything? The Multi-One 5 Series mini-loader has enough power to work with almost all of Multi-One’s attachments while still remaining small enough to fit anywhere. With over 80 equipment options, this machine can be used for any commercial task you can think of from laying down cement to mowing steep ditches.

What Makes the 5 Series Different from Tractors and Skid Steers?

Unlike a tractor, there’s no direct connection between the engine and the wheels. The engine is only there to power a large hydraulic pump, while fluid pressure powers everything on the vehicle. The cab sits on a hinged platform with four wheels, each driven directly by a hydraulic motor. This gives the 5 Series a tight turning circle and less scrubbing than a skid steer. It also eliminates gears and wheel brakes, making it easy to operate.

The mini loader’s boom can go up and down and tilt the mounting plate like a front loader. It also extends for extra reach, reaching a maximum lift height of 108 inches. This boom exerts up to 2,000 lb-ft. of pushing force, so it can be used for high power tasks including groundbreaking. The result is something that can compete with a large tractor, but at just under 40 inches wide and 95 inches long, it also fits in small spaces that are out of reach to similar vehicles.

The boom and attachment controls are built into a single control stick, so it’s easy to learn how to use new attachments. Everything you need to know about the vehicle from speed to operation hours is displayed on a digital gauge cluster.


What can you do with a 5 Series? Multi-one makes 82 attachments that are compatible with the 5.2 and 5.3, covering jobs ranging from stacking hay bales to removing snow. These include tools for construction, groundbreaking, landscaping, groundskeeping, factory work and farming.

Every front-mount attachment uses the same plate mount, and every powered attachment connects using the same hydraulic multi-connector. At most, you may need to add some ballast weights or a floating boom valve to use an attachment with your loader. By adding a Multi-One to your fleet, you gain access to a wide range of specialty tools without the expense of stand-alone equipment. Along with expected tools like mowers, buckets, and forks, there are plenty of unusual special use tools available. Here are just four examples:

– An aerial work platform for cleaning windows or changing light bulbs in high fixtures
– A dual blade hedge trimmer that cuts the sides and tops of bushes in one motion
– A solar panel washer that has a brush designed to safely remove dust from panels without damaging them
– The hives handler, a fork with a clamp that gently grips beehives for transport

These mini-loaders can be tailored to fit your operating conditions. You can add an enclosure for all-weather comfort, a trailer hitch or additional connectors for trailers and rear-mount tools. or brighter lights for on-road use.


This loader is powered by a Kubota D902 diesel engine producing 25 HP. The hydraulic pump moves fluid at a rate of 9 GPM. The maximum tipping load with the boom retracted and the vehicle fitted with ballast weights is 2,249 lbs. Top speed is 8.7 MPH.

This model uses a 28 HP Yanmar 3TNV76 diesel, increasing the pump’s hydraulic flow rate to 11.1 GPM. It has a tipping load to 2,513 lbs, while top speed increases 9.3 MPH.

No Matter the Job, Shank’s has the Equipment you Need

Shank’s Lawn Equipment has helped residential and commercial buyers with their outdoor equipment since 1984. We’re a certified dealer for Multi-One and their manufacturing partners including Kubota and Yanmar. That means you can get accessories, parts, and service for everything on your mini-loader at one place. Visit our shop at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. To get here, take the Route 11/Marion exit from I-81. You can also order parts and accessories from our website, www.shankslawn.com. We ship across the United States and Canada.

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Vortexx Hot Water Pressure Washers

Vortexx Hot Water Pressure WashersIs your commercial pressure washer not as effective as you’d hoped? Do you feel like cold weather cuts into your workdays? Vortexx has a solution: a new pair of hot water pressure washers. By combining the power of their commercial washers with an advanced heating system, you can make quick work out of grease and oil while keeping the water warm enough to work in the fall and early spring.

Why should I Use Hot Water?

Standard pressure washers use brute force to get surfaces clean. The higher the pressure and the more gallons per minute, the better it can clean. Adding heat improves overall performance, so you don’t need to depend as much on water pressure or cleaning chemicals. Heat can be useful for any type of cleaning, but there are three areas in particular that heated water will give you a major advantage:

Petroleum – Heating petroleum products makes them flow faster. This is useful when getting oil out of porous concrete and removing tar, grease and oil leaks from equipment.

Gum – Hot water melts lumps of chewing gum off of driveways and sidewalks with ease, while cold water does almost nothing.

Cold weather – The water coming out of your pressure washer doesn’t have to be burning hot. By having the burner running on low, you can keep cleaning until temperatures are below freezing. Cleaning chemicals are also more effective when warm, so you don’t have to increase the detergent ratio to get the job done. This is especially true of mold and mildew removing products used to clean siding.

What does Vortexx offer with their Hot Pressure Washers?

Vortexx already has a reputation for top quality commercial washers. When they decided to enter the hot water market, they went all out to make sure their new models would be up to customers’ high expectations.


Vortexx worked with AR to combine their RRV Series triplex pump with a stronger commercial-grade unloader. This pump is protected by their new Triple Protect Safety Shut-Off System. A pressure sensor and flow sensor can detect overloading and shut off the engine. If both sensors don’t work, a built-in rupture disc prevents catastrophic failure. Both models use Honda GX engines filled with Opti-4 oil. If you register your engine with Opti-4 and use their oil, they will warranty the engine for twice as long as Honda.


To heat the water, Vortexx equips these washers with a Beckett burner and Genisys Brain Control that automatically adjusts heat output to maintain water temperatures. Heat is transferred to the water using US-made Coils-R-Us coils. Both the heater and coils are surrounded by a stainless-steel shield. The burner can run on No. 1 or No. 2 diesel, ASTM D396 No. 1 or No. 2 heating oil or kerosene. Fuel is stored in tanks that are integrated into the cart, making the unit more compact.

Hot water is sent through a custom-made commercial grade wire braided hose rated to 250°F, ending up at a 48-inch insulated gun and lance. For easier hose winding, the pressure washer can be fitted with an optional pivoting heavy-duty hose reel.


All this equipment is bolted to a cart made of welded aluminum, so you never have to worry about rust. It rolls on a pair of run-flat tires on one and a set of 360-degree swivel coasters on the other end. This lets you move the pressure washer around with one hand. A wheel lock comes standard to keep the cart in place once it’s in position.

The Tow & Stow handle which folds down when not in use, keeping the unit compact for transport. Fork channels are integrated into the cart between the engine, the heater, and the deck. This lets you use a forklift to load the washer onto a trailer or truck bed sideways, keeping it from rolling around. An oversized deep cycle battery powers both the engine starter and burner igniter.


Vortexx offers two versions of its hot water pressure washer:

The Professional 3400 Hot (model VX60505H) is powered by a Honda GX270. It moves water at a rate of 3,400 PSI at 3.2 GPM (10,880 CU.)

The Professional 4000 Hot (model VX70606H) is powered by a Honda GX390. It moves water at a rate of 4,000 PSI at up to 4 GPM (16,000 CU).

Are You Ready to Get Serious about Cleaning?

If you’re looking for a pressure washer, visit Shank’s Lawn Equipment. We’re an authorized dealer for Vortexx, Honda Engines, and AR Pumps, so we can provide the service you need for your professional cleaning equipment. Our shop is at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, PA. That’s on the south end of town, one mile from I-81 Exit 10. We also ship OEM parts across the U.S. and Canada. To order, visit us at www.shankslawn.com.

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