Rayco Manufacturing

2017 yielded a flurry of activity for some of the biggest names in the construction industry. Mergers, acquisitions and partnership announcements made headlines at a steady pace throughout the year as businesses did their part to strengthen the brands so many rely on to get the job done.

Rayco Manufacturing Inc. held a customer appreciation open house at the company's headquarters location in Wooster, Ohio, on April 1. More than 275 attended the event from Ohio as well as Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan and West Virginia, and from as far away as Germany.

Rayco is adding electronic fuel injection (EFI) to its compact, self-propelled stump cutters. The new models RG37 Super Jr and RG37T Trac Jr are powered by Vanguard 37 hp big block gasoline engines with EFI, offering the user more convenience as well as improved horsepower and torque.

Rayco is announcing a new planar tooth for its Predator mulcher heads that utilize a 2-bolt tooth holder. Rayco's 2-bolt mulcher teeth are 2-sided, to provide twice the useful life of competitive teeth. The new planar teeth (part# 36178) can be used on the entire rotor, or mixed in with Rayco's popular, carbide-tipped, Beaver tooth (part# 29015).