Express Blower’s TM-70

Designed to handle jobs of any size, the TM-70 pneumatic blower from Express Blower, Inc. spreads a wide array of materials, including mulch, compost, soil blends, wood chips and aggregates. The high-capacity blower is ideal for projects ranging from commercial and residential landscaping to highway work and expansive erosion control jobs.

The TM-70 is a fully self-contained, steel-framed aluminum box that features a 275-horsepower, turbo-diesel, Tier 3 compliant Caterpillar C-7 engine. For greater flexibility, the unit is designed to work with a variety of tractor configurations.

Optional packages are available for even more efficient blowing of heavier and more abrasive products. The TM-70MD includes a 300-horsepower Caterpillar C-7 engine while the TM-70HD is powered by a 335-horsepower Caterpillar C-9 engine. Both optional packages offer a more powerful pneumatic blower and heavy-duty hydraulic systems.

For greater ease of operation, efficiency and optimal equipment reliability, several enhanced technological features are incorporated into the TM-70. A self-diagnosing system monitors for low oil pressure and shuts off in the event of excessive temperatures. In addition, a computerized control package automatically adjusts the entire feed system based on material and operating conditions, eliminating the need for complex system settings.

The TM-70 is equipped with Express Blower’s patented material feed system. Featuring a solid belt floor and electronically controlled auger system with large motors that minimize stress on the unit’s hydraulic system, the feed system proves more reliable and durable than walking floor and push-ram feed systems. The system also improves volume output, eliminates material waste, and reduces time-consuming clean-up tasks.

For topdressing turf or installing lawns, an optional Supplemental Injection System uniformly applies mixes using Express Blower’s Terraseeding™ process. Terraseeding is the calibrated injection of seed in a compost, mulch or soil mix as the material is blown into place. By measuring precise amounts, this injection system optimizes seed usage and reduces the occurrence of over- or under-seeding. The result is faster, more uniform germination and healthier turf. The supplemental system also allows injection of granular soil enhancers or weed inhibitors.

The TM-70 has an increased level load capacity of approximately 70 cubic yards that minimizes drive time to and from a mulch or material supply source, thus maximizing time on the jobsite. Bulk offloading is more efficient thanks to a top-hinged hydraulic tailgate.

An ideal combination of blower pressure, air volume and air velocity allows the TM-70 to manage material blowing jobs with standard 4-inch hoses, making handling easier for operators. A 5-inch hose is available for jobs where the material will allow for increased production rates. The TM-70 has a 390-foot hose assembly and is capable of blowing material more than 500 to 800 feet. This discharge range allows users to effectively reach any area of a jobsite, in some cases vertically more than 20 stories in rooftop garden applications.

A remote radio control allows one or two man operation of the entire blower. At the start of an application, the operator can simply pick up the end of the hose and use the remote control to start the system and adjust material flow as necessary throughout the project. The remote is designed with frequency-hopping technology for more reliable response between the remote and the blowing unit.

Remote diagnostics provide for fast and comprehensive assessment of machine performance, and the control package eliminates the need for many looms, wire strips and junction boxes. Other standard features of the TM-70 include a programmable display and a dust suppression system. The entire unit is backed by a one-year limited warranty, a two-year Caterpillar engine warranty, while the Parker hydraulic hoses and fittings are covered for three years.

Express Blower equipment is designed to expand performance capabilities to open new markets and opportunities for landscape and erosion control companies. Through enhanced productivity and labor flexibility, contractors can work more efficiently and increase profits. The TM-70 is available with custom options to enhance contractor brand visibility on the road and on the jobsite.

Founded more than 50 years ago and refined through practical experience and innovation, Express Blower, Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of large pneumatic blowing equipment. For more information, contact Express Blower, Inc., 1275 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene, OR 97402, call 800-285-7227, fax 541-349-8161, e-mail or visit the Web site