Companies unveil new mower options for this year’s GIE+EXPO

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Updated Oct 19, 2019
Ferris ISX2200 Photo: FerrisFerris ISX2200
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With the 2019 GIE+EXPO right around the corner, take a look at a few mowers you can expect to see more of once you hit the expo floor. The trade show is set for Oct. 16-18 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Briggs & Stratton introduces two new Ferris mowers

Briggs & Stratton has recently introduced the new Ferris ISX2200 and ISX3300, which the company says are upgrades from the popular IS2100 and IS300 units.

The company says these mowers feature an updated bumper, ROPS design and the next generation of independent suspension – ForeFront Suspension System. Both will be on display at GIE+EXPO.

“The ForeFront Suspension System proves we are committed to building mowers that deliver a high cut quality with the advanced suspension system you would find on an all-terrain vehicle or race car,” says Dan Roche, marketing director – commercial products. “ForeFront technology on new ISX2200 and ISX3300 means operators can mow faster with more control and confidence. These mowers are engineered to work hard so the landscape contractor can feel good when they go home after the long day.”

Briggs & Stratton says Todd Gordon, crew chief for Team Penske, was pivotal in the development of the original Ferris suspension system. The company says the ForeFront Suspension System gives landscape professionals the ability to mow at a higher speed while having more control over the mower.

The company adds that ForeFront utilizes four solid control rods with hardened radial ends, and this powersport-inspired front suspension geometry eliminates caster chatter, ensuring the front casters remain in the ideal orientation throughout the entire range of suspension travel to improve the ride and quality of the cut.

Briggs & Stratton says the dual-rate coil springs resist component motion and allow the operator to select from five-position adjustments for conditions, preference and attachments. Ferris adds that the ForeFront shocks feature mower-specific internal valves, oil capacity and a bump/rebound setting for maximum ground contact while absorbing terrain.

The company says the ISX2200 and ISX3300 offer features such as:

  • Angled rear bumper which protects the engine and provides easy service access while achieving additional ground clearance for moving over curbs and trailers.
  • Ergonomic premium high-back suspension seat which provides added comfort for a productive and comfortable workday.
  • Next generation foldable ROPS which reduces noise for the landscape operator while the mower is in motion.

The company says the ISX2200 is powered by a 28-horsepower Vanguard 810 engine and has a 52- or 61-inch two-belt iCD cutting system for enhanced performance and reliability, and select units feature the patented and proven Vanguard Oil Guard System. Ferris says the unit is also equipped with a Hydro-Gear ZT 4400 transaxle for added durability with every pass.

Ferris says the ISX3300 runs on a 37-horsepower Vanguard BIG BLOCK EFI with Oil Guard System. Available with either a 61- or 72-inch two-belt iCD cutting system, Ferris says the ISX3000 is outfitted with Hydro-Gear ZT 5400 Powertrain transaxles and Hercules spindles.

The company adds that the ISX2200 and ISX3300 are backed by a 2+2 Year Limited Warranty, which covers the unit for four years; the first two years with unlimited hours, and years three and four, up to a total combination of 500 hours. All suspension components, including the coil-over shocks, are covered for five (5) years or 60 months.

Exmark 96-inch Lazer X-series zero-turn mower. Photo: ExmarkExmark 96-inch Lazer X-series zero-turn mower. Photo: Exmark

Exmark launches gas-powered ZTR

Exmark has introduced the gas-powered 96-inch Lazer Z X-series zero-turn mower.

Powered by a Kohler Command Pro EFI air-cooled engine and equipped with Exmark’s patented RED Technology, Exmark says the machine features a durable UltraCut Flex Wing cutting deck.

With a 48-inch center deck and two 24-inch wing decks, Exmark says the 96-inch Lazer Z X-Series is the right tool to make quick work of the largest, toughest jobs. Exmark says the 96-inch Lazer Z X-Series also enables customers to reduce labor costs and increase revenue potential.

Experience the new 96-inch gas-powered Lazer Z in person in Exmark’s booth (#7080 indoor and #7444D outdoor) at the GIE+EXPO.

Wright to unveil two new Stander B mowers

Wright Manufacturing announced that it will unveil both a 32” and 36” Stander B mower at GIE+EXPO.

The company says these new additions to Wright’s “entry commercial” line of stand-on mowers are designed for entry-level and part-time landscapers who mow small city lawns.

Wright Stander B mower. Photo: Wright ManufacturingWright Stander B mower. 
Photo: Wright Manufacturing

Wright says both mowers are easy to maneuver in tight spaces and will fit through most gates, and their turning radius will allow operators to mow close to trees and mulched beds without touching them.

Wright says the Stander B is more productive than a walk-behind and more affordable than a full-featured stand-on mower, yet it is built with Wright’s quality.

The company says the Kawasaki FS600 engine housing has cylinder clean-out ports and an opening for debris to fall out of the air box, and the suspension platform provides a comfortable ride and makes it easy to get on and off quickly.

Wright says the Stander B is equipped with a clear fuel tank, so you never have to worry about running out in the middle of a customer’s yard.

Low maintenance is always desirable, and Wright says the Stander B definitely has that. Pneumatic caster tires are mounted on low maintenance ball bearings, and Wright says the aluminum spindles have fewer seals. The company adds that 20” rear tires not only provide superb traction but reduce torque fatigue on the transmission.

To test drive the 32” or 36” Stander B, visit outdoor booth 7624-D at GIE+EXPO or look them over at indoor booth 3094.

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