Turf Magazine - April, 2014

PRODUCT FOCUS

Riding Mowers and Accessories

Riding mowers are most likely the most important piece of equipment in your fleet. With many new technologies, there are a lot of choices out there, and you need to do your homework. In this month's product focus, you can find the latest models.

Also, you can find additional information about the companies highlighted in green by visiting their advertisements in this issue!

Altoz

The XP Z Series is available in 54- and 61-inch cutting widths and features the SmarTrac digital monitoring system, Aero Deck high-output system, high-quality seat, and a 26 or 27 hp engine.

http://www.altoz.com

BOB-CAT

The PREDATOR-PRO is available with a 52-, 61- or 72-inch DuraDeck mower deck with Extreme Discharge system and is powered by Kawasaki FX921V or FX1000V-DFI engines.

http://www.bobcatturf.com

Bush Hog

The PZ zero-turn mowers come with 61- or 73-inch decks and Kohler Command Pro engines. Heavy-duty HydroGear 5400 hydrostats drive the units.

http://www.bushhog.com

Country Clipper

The Defender comes with 60- and 72-inch cutting widths, is powered by a Kawasaki or Kohler engine, and features a stand-up deck and optional joystick steering.

http://www.countryclipper.com

Cub Cadet

The TANK SZ features Synchro Steer technology, Cub Cadet's zero-turn system that delivers steering wheel control and four-wheel steering, providing confidence on slopes up to 20 degrees.

http://www.cubcadet.com/professional

Encore

The Encore Fuzion features a welded frame, fabricated deck, and 10-year limited deck warranty.

http://www.encoreequipment.com

Exmark

The UltraCut Rear Discharge deck is available for the 2014 Lazer Z S-Series, in 60- or 72-inch cutting widths. It offers increased clipping control and ability to trim on both sides of the deck.

http://www.exmark.com

Ferris

The IS 2100Z is available in six models that include 52- and 61-inch deck sizes, the iCD cutting system, a commercial Hydro-Gear ZT-5400 powertrain and ergonomic control panel.

http://www.ferrisindustries.com

Husqvarna

The Smart Switch ignition on lawn tractors offers one-touch starting, real-time feedback and "key-less" security to lawn equipment. No more complicated starting procedures or lost keys.

http://www.husqvarna.com

Hustler

The Super 104 has zero-turn maneuverability, a Kawasaki engine and 104-inch mowing width. Three mower decks, a 60-inch center deck and two 24-inch wing decks, lift hydraulically.

http://www.hustlerturf.com

John Deere

John Deere's Z950M features a 27 hp engine, top speed of 10 mph and is available with a 60- or 72-inch deck or 60-inch Mulch-On-Demand deck. Optional Dump-From-Seat collection system available.

http://www.deere.com

Kubota

The F90 Series of front-mount diesel mowers with 60- and 72-inch decks consists of the F2690E and F2690 with 25.5 hp engine; and the F3990 with a 39 hp engine and four-wheel drive.

http://www.kubota.com

Land Pride

Land Pride's AFM42 Series All-Flex Mowers have 14- or 16-foot cutting widths, zero-turning capabilities, rear discharge decks and anti-scalp rollers. Require 40 to 70 hp tractors.

http://www.landpride.com

Lastec

Lastec's Model 3300 zero-turn mower is powered by a 33 hp Kubota engine and features a 100-inch cut width with five 21-inch articulating decks, and a 1- to 4.5-inch deck height range.

http://www.lastec.com

Mean Green Mowers

The first lithium-powered electric all-day mowers feature a 52- or 60-inch deck, and the option of rear-discharge, mulching and side-discharge deck models.

http://www.meangreenmowers.com

Scag

The Turf Tiger comes with gas, diesel or propane engines, a heavy-duty hydraulic system, and features an ultra-low center of gravity and wide stance, with ground speeds up to 12 mph.

http://www.scag.com

Snapper Pro

The S125xt comes with a 52- or 61-inch iCD Cutting System with striping kit, and a foot-operated deck lift that changes cutting height in .25-inch increments from 1.5 to 5 inches.

http://www.snapperpro.com

Steiner Tractors

The Steiner Flex Deck by Lastec is a mowing attachment with four hinged floating decks and four blades. Features an 80-inch overall cutting width and 1.5- to 5-inch height-of-cut range.

http://www.steinerturf.com

The Grasshopper Co.

Equipped with a 23 hp gas Kohler engine, the 623T features AntiVibe Power Platform and T-Drive, and DuraMax decks in 48- and 52-inch widths with Power- Fold electric deck lift option.

http://www.grasshoppermower.com

Toro

Toro's Horizon technology is now available on select Z Master Professional 6000 EFI models, allowing the operator to select from three performance modes: max mode; economy mode and low mode.

http://www.toro.com/professional

Ventrac

The Ventrac 3400 is engineered with hydrostatic all-wheel drive, an articulating frame, patented hand controls and power steering, and is designed with over 15 commercial-grade attachments.

http://www.ventrac.com

Walker Mowers

Key features of Walker mowers include unique steering configuration and internal grass handling system that collects grass through the center and delivers it into a catcher box in the rear.

http://www.walkermowers.com

Worldlawn Power Equipment

The Cobra features sealed, maintenance-free spindles, a canister-style air filter, a Kawasaki FX series v-twin engine, Warner Electric clutch, dual Hydro- Gear pumps and Parker wheel motors.

http://www.worldlawn.com

Accessories

JRCO

The Tine Rake Dethatcher re- moves embedded thatch and leaves and combs up matted turfgrass while mowing. Flexible tines allow for zero-turning while raking. Available in 36-, 46- and 60-inch widths.

http://www.jrcoinc.com

Spyker Spreaders

The S30-1750 tow-behind spreader features a 175-pound hopper with single-port hopper design and Accu-Way spread pattern control for constant, consistent and balanced distribution of material.

http://www.spyker.com

UTECO

The ZRATOR is a steerable, front-mount core plug aerator designed to allow aeration in all directions without raising the tines. No additional weights needed.

http://www.zrator.com

W.E. Chapps

The W.E. Padded Arm Rest covers convert old, cracked, chunked arm rests into new, comfortable and long-lasting arm rests. They are easy to put on and take off, and are water-resistant and washable.

http://www.wechapps.com

The May issue of Turf will feature Product Focuses on Compact Equipment; Erosion Control Products; and Mulch Blowers & Hydroseeders.