What New Equipment to Look for at GIE+EXPO

Heading to the GIE+EXPO show in Louisville, Kentucky in a few weeks? Here are a few pieces of equipment to look out for: 

BriggsQuick Diagnoses
Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power’s Vanguard 810cc EFI engine series has three diagnostics options: in-field blink codes, a Tiny Scan reader that can be plugged into the service port to display error codes and a cable connecting the ECU to a computer. Available in 24, 26 or 28 gross horsepower, the engines have 810cc of displacement. The 810cc EFI engine will be available in Ferris and other ZTR mowers. Booth 7104, 810optimum.com

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Case 321 F Tier 4 Final Compact Wheel Loader 2Electronic Controls
Case Construction Equipment’s F-Series line of compact wheel loaders – the 21F, 121F, 221F and 321F – are Tier 4 Final and feature electronic controls. The 21F is rated at 58 horsepower, the 121F at 64 horsepower and both the 221F and 321F are both rated at 74 horsepower. The two smaller units, the 21F and 121F, are available in two separate loader arm designs – a z-bar model and a parallel lift arm. All of the models have Case’s Automatic Ride Control feature. Booth 7216, casece.com

 

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BobcatJobsite Travel
The 2015 four-wheel drive Bobcat 3400 and 3400XL utility vehicles have a sealed velocity transmission and are available with two engine configurations: a 40-horsepower gas engine or a 24-horsepower diesel engine. The 3400 UTV has a 2,000-pound towing capacity, 1,250-pound cargo box load capacity and 40-mph travel speed (with dealer-installed kit). An ergonomic lever allows the UTVs to shift between high, low, neutral and park positions. Booth 5208, bobcat.com

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DeereDeck Options
The John Deere Z997R zero-turn mower has a 37.4-horsepower, Tier 4 Final diesel engine. The model comes equipped with a 60- or 72-inch, 7-Iron Pro side-discharge deck or a 60-inch, 7-Iron Pro Mulch On Demand deck. A 60-inch, 7-guage, fabricated rear-discharge deck is also available. The Z997R has ergonomic grips, power deck lift and PTO cutoff in the handle. Booth 1110, deere.com

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Cat 304 E2 Mhex C10214156Hydraulic System
The Caterpillar E2 Series compact excavators – 303.5E2, 304E2, 305E2, 305.5E2 and 308E2 – use the high-definition hydraulic (HD) system, which provides a load-sensing and flow-sharing capability. The models have a redesigned operator station with a wider opening, suspension seat, interlocking front window system and digital control panels. The E2 Series also has a blade-float function that allows the operator to drag the blade backward, and the blade will float along the ground’s contour. Booth 3084, cat.com

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KubotaSteel Deck
Powered by Kawasaki’s FX engines, the Kubota Z700-Series ZTR mower models – the Z724X-48, Z724X-54 and Z726X-60 – have a Parker TorqPact GT 14 transmission. Each model has a seven-gauge steel 48-, 54- or 60-inch deck 6 inches deep. The mowers have 11-mph travel speeds, flat-free caster tires, heavy-duty sealed spindles and 11.6-gallon fuel tanks. Booth 5094, kubota.com

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Vermeer S725 Tx CobTight Spaces
The Vermeer S725TX mini skid steer fits in the middle of their product lineup and has a 750-pound SAE-rated operating capacity with a 2,145-pound tipping capacity. Powered by a 24.8-horsepower Kubota Tier 4 Final engine, the skid steer is available with standard 9-inch tracks or 7-inch tracks. A dual auxiliary circuit option on the auxiliary hydraulic system is available for certain attachments that require high-flow/low-flow circuits. Booth 4038, vermeer.com

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Kohler 824engine3EFI and Propane
The Kohler Engines 824cc Command Pro EFI engine has two spark plugs per cylinder head, a commercial high-density air cleaner and is available in four models: the ECV850, ECV860, ECV870 and ECV880. The models range from 27 to 33 horsepower and offer an optional electronic governor. The engines will be available on several commercial mowers for the 2015 model year, and Kohler will also introduce two propane 824cc Command Pro EFI engines: the PCV850 and PCV860. Booth 7176, kohlerengines.com

 

 

 

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