Turf Magazine - December, 2012

PRODUCT FOCUS

GIE+EXPO's Coolest New Products

GIE+EXPO is the industry's largest exposition and trade show, featuring a special section for hardscapes, education classes, dealer seminars, and of course a show floor full of exciting new products!

This year's show couldn't have asked for better weather for the outdoor demo on the first day, allowing attendees the perfect environment to try out some exciting products. Attendance was up and everyone - attendees and manufacturers alike - were upbeat and excited about the optimism for next season.

Here are just a few of the new products that were introduced at GIE+ EXPO this past October. In the next few months be on the lookout in Turf, as we will be including more coverage from the show! Look for more new products showcased at the GIE+EXPO in our January issue.

Avant Tecno USA

Avant loaders feature hydrostatic four-wheel drive, over 100 easy-to-connect and change attachments, articulated steering, and the ability to turn tight circles without damaging turf.

www.AvantTecnoUSA.com

Billy Goat

The 33-inch QUIETVAC (QV) features a six-blade propriety armor plate fan, self-propelled hydrostatic drive, 51-gallon turf bag, and a quiet 84.5 dBA.

www.billygoat.com


Bobcat

The 500 frame-size skid steer and compact track loaders feature seven models with radius or vertical lift path; cab forward design; choice of standard foot pedal controls; and more.

www.bobcat.com

Brinly Hardy

The S100 ride-on spreader features a 190cc Subaru engine, hydrostatic transmission and patented Accu-Way system and Spyker dial to ensure consistent spread pattern.

www.spyker.com

Cub Cadet

The TANK LZ features a lap bar system, four-wheel drive steering technology, engine choices from 24 to 27 hp, and 48- to 60-inch decks.

www.cubcadet.com


Drafix Software

PRO Landscape Companion works in conjunction with PRO Landscape, Version 18, and allows users to create a landscape design on the iPad using a photo taken with the iPad's camera.

www.prolandscape.com

Ecologel Solutions, LLC

Hydretain ES Plus Granular QD puts the power of Hydretain in an easy-to-spread, quickly dissolvable granular that is convenient for dry spreader applications.

www.hydretain.com


Exmark

The commercial 30-inch walk- behind features a cutting deck that quickly changes from side-discharge to bagging or mulching, positive drive transmission and a Kawasaki F180V engine.

www.exmark.com

Ferris

The IS 700Z zero-turn features cutting widths of 52 and 61 inches, a variety of engine choices, foot-operated deck lift, Hydro-Gear ZT-3400 transaxle and more.

www.ferris.com


Gravely

Pro-Turn 400 LP models feature a Kawasaki FX850V Enviro-Guard converted engine and accommodate twin 33.5-pound propane tanks, offset on the left side for use of a bagger and view of trim edge.

www.gravely.com

Husqvarna

The 525LS and 525LST trimmers feature a heavy-duty clutch and drive shaft, comfort handles, X-Torq engine technology, easy access standalone starter, and large two-stage air filter.

www.husqvarna.com

Hustler

The Super 104 is powered by a Kawasaki FX1000 engine and features a 104-inch cutting width, Hyper-Drive system, Grammer premium suspension seat and hydraulic wing deck lift.

www.hustlerturf.com

John Deere

Added two series to the ZTrak line: The B Series features 23.3 hp and 48-, 54- or 60-inch deck; the M Series offers five models with 23.5 to 25.5 hp and 48-, 54-, 60-, or 72-inch decks.

www.johndeere.com

Kichler

Pro Series Wire Connectors eliminate the need for cable stripping and feature a gel-filled connection and semi-permanent seal for watertight connection, and access hole for a voltmeter probe.

www.landscapelighting.com

Kohler

The Command PRO EFI line of engines has added two new models, 34 and 38 hp, for end users seeking high horsepower in conjunction with fuel cost and maintenance savings.

www.kohler.com

Kubota

The ZP330 boasts a 31-gross hp, 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled propane gas engine and features a 60- or 72-inch deck option.

www.kubota.com


Mean Green Products

The CXR-52/60 commercial zero-turn is available in cutting widths of 51 and 60 inches, and is powered by a 36-volt lithium battery, which can mow continuaously for up to four hours.

www.meangreenproducts.com

Morton Salt

Morton Salt Eco-Safe includes active ingredients that create a protective seal to help prevent damage to concrete steps, driveways and sidewalks, offering 14 percent less corrosion compared to plain salt.

www.mortonsalt.com

RSC Bio Solutions

Liquid Wrench is an ISO 46 grade hydraulic fluid that is biodegradable and rapidly degrades in soil and water. Features enhanced antiwear protection and will not kill turf if spilled.

www.rscbio.com

SnowEx

SnowEx Drop Pro spreaders are available in two models: SD-600 with a 6-cubic-foot capacity and 36-inch spread width; and SD-1400 with 14-cubic-foot capacity and 50-inch spread width.

www.snowexproducts.com

Toro

The TurfMaster 30-inch walk-behind mower features a precisely timed, twin-blade cutting system and 3-in-1 design for mulching, bagging or side discharge.

www.toro.com

Ventrac by Venture Products

Ventrac's 4500Z can be equipped with the propane kit to power over 30 commercial-grade attachments and offer minimal turf disturbance and all-wheel drive.

www.ventrac.com


VP Racing Fuels

Ethanol-free VP Small Engine Fuel combats ethanol-related problems and is available in 4-Cycle Unleaded, 2-Cycle Premixed Fuel+Oil (40:1) and 2-Cycle Premixed Fuel+Oil (50:1).

www.vp-sef.com

Wright Commercial Products

The Stander X features an AERO CORE deck design in 48-, 52- or 61-inch widths, with heights that can be adjusted on the fly, and a 9.5 mph travel speed.

www.wrightmfg.com

Zipper Mowers

Zipper has partnered with EnvrioGard for the 21-inch Propane-Powered professional walk mower cast aluminum deck with bagging capabilities.

www.zippermowers.com





Make sure to check out the January issue of Turf for a Product Focus on Trucks, Trailers and Accessories!