Updated Feb 20, 2013

Mower goes up to 9 mph

The Dixie Chopper Magnum series has 50- and 60-inch models powered by 27-horsepower Briggs and Stratton Pro Series engines. The Magnum is equipped with a heavy-duty ZT3400 transaxle that ensures longer drive train life and reduced noise. With mowing speeds of up to 9 mph, the Magnum is efficient for both commercial cutters and homeowners.

Dixie Chopper – Booth # 7214 – www.dixiechopper.com




Deere mower has ground-driven transmission

John Deere ZTrak Pro 900 series mowers feature seven models with top mowing speeds of 10.5 or 12 mph. The Z900s include a new, ground-drive transmission featuring a piston motor, internal wet disc brakes and a gear reduction final drive. The series also offers on-board self-diagnostics, run-flat tires and dial-in height of cut adjustment on the control panel.

John Deere – Booth # 3138 – www.johndeere.com

Landscape software helps design, bid projects

Drafix Software’s landscape design software package, PRO Landscape Version 16, includes realistic photo imaging, 3D photo rendering, CAD, 3D CAD rendering, night and holiday lighting and professional customer proposals. Version 16 also includes a library with more than 8,000 objects and other features to help landscapers design and bid their proposed project.

Drafix Software – Booth # 9189 – www.drafix.com



Schiller to unveil BOB-CAT mower line

Schiller Grounds Care, manufacturer of BOB-CAT, Classen, Little Wonder, Mantis, Ryan and Steiner, will introduce many new products during GIE+EXPO, such as the 2011 BOB-CAT mower line. The entire line of zero-turn mowers will be new for 2011. GIE+EXPO attendees can learn about and demo the new products.

Schiller Grounds Care – Booth # 3058, 5044 – www.schillergc.com

Blowing equipment spreads materials

Express Booth distributes large pneumatic blowing equipment. Use Express Blower’s exclusive Terraseeding process to install or topdress lawns and turf. Or, spread large and small quantities of mulches, composts, soil blends and aggregates for a variety of areas with Express Blower’s other products.

Express Blower – Booth # 7206 – www.expressblower.com

New turf herbicide contains more quinclorac

PBI/Gordon Corporation’s Q4 Plus turf herbicide is an improved formulation of its grassy and broadleaf herbicide containing quinclorac. Previously containing 0.5 pounds of quinclorac an acre, the reformulated Q4 Plus contains 0.75 pounds of quinclorac per acre. It is made for use on bluegrasses, perennial and annual ryegrass, fescues and bermudagrass.

PBI/Gordon – Booth # 7030 – www.pbigordon.com

Bricks pave path to award

Walnut Street Park Imaginary Garden in Cary, North Carolina, won the 2010 BIA Brick in Architecture Best in Class Award. The park layout included a promenade and the design of three English Edge paver colors, which started at the parking lot where the promenade met the pavement.

Pine Hall Brick – Booth # 2212 – www.pinehallbrick.com

Measure properties from your computer

Go iLawn delivers an online measuring service for green industry professionals. Go iLawn can be used to measure area, linear distance, height and other residential and commercial properties. Simply enter an address, view a high resolution image of the property and measure anything on your computer screen.

Go iLawn – Booth # 9063 – www.goilawn.com

Grasshopper introduces MidMount mowers

The Grasshopper introduced the V-Series mowers with the MidMount model 226V. The 226V has features such as a 26-horsepower V-Twin engine, advanced debris management system, Parker commercial-grade pump and wheel motor drive system and 5.5-inch-deep cutting decks.

Grasshopper – Booth # 9130 – www.grasshoppermower.com

Bobcat makes its biggest changes ever

The Bobcat S650 skid-steer loader, with the most significant design changes taken by the company, features increased uptime, improved visibility and a more comfortable cab. The S650 also has an Interim Tier 4, 74-horsepower engine, tipping load of 5,380 pounds, selectable joystick controls and two-speed travel.

Bobcat – Booth # 5202 – www.bobcat.com

Reduce emissions, save on fuel costs

The Cub Cadet Commercial TANK S LP, powered by either an 852- or 999-cubic centimeter Kawasaki engine, offers reduced emissions. The TANK S LP meets all current EPA and CARB emissions standards, and it allows professionals to reduce their carbon footprint and save on fuel costs.

Cub Cadet – Booth # 5116 – www.cubcadetcommercial.com

Case introduces eight skid steer loaders

The 400 Series 3 line of skid steer loaders from Case Construction Equipment includes eight models, ranging from 57 to 83 net horsepower. Rated operating loads range from 1,500 to 3,000 pounds. This series has models for finish grading, material distribution and lift-and-carry jobs.

Case – Booth # 3084 – www.casece.com

Moves 4,500 pounds of snow a minute

The 52-inch-wide Ventrac KX523 snow blower is built to clear snow from areas such as sidewalks and driveways. The KX523 features a 16-inch diameter solid auger, a 20-inch diameter fan and the ability to move 4,500 pounds of snow a minute at distances of up to 40 feet.

Ventrac – Booth # 3112 – ventrac.com


Sx3100 handles small, big jobs

Cub Cadet Yanmar’s Sx3100 can handle jobs from light construction and nursery work to lawn care. The Sx3100 offers features such as a drive-over Select Cut System cutting deck, a curved boom backhoe and loader and a 31.2-horsepower direct-injection Yanmar diesel engine.

Cub Cadet – Booth # 5116 – www.cubcadetyanmar.com

Skid steer loader has an updated engine

The Volvo Construction Equipment B-Series skid steer loader line includes five models that are Tier 3 certified. They have operating capacities ranging from 1,400 to 2,400 pounds. In addition to a new 45- to 83-net-horsepower engine, these models also have an updated hydraulic system, filter and tank.

Volvo – Booth # 5164 – www.volvo.com

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