GIE+EXPO Product Roundup

GIE+EXPO may have been a month ago, but many of the products unveiled at the show are about to hit the market. Here are some of the new products we saw at this year’s show.

Altoz, a mower manufacturer, made its debut into the green industry during GIE+EXPO. One of its lines is the XC Z. This line has a top speed of 19 mph and 250-foot-pounds of torque. The XC Z line features the SmarTrak monitoring system, which has built-in maintenance reminders, a digital RPM gauge, alarm protection and on-board clock. The line is available with 54-, 61- and 72-inch decks. It has duel fuel tanks that hold 7 gallons.

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Altoz

Custom Products of Litchfield showcased its latest products, including an aftermarket Cozy Cab option for the John Deere X700 Signature Series and its duo-folding roll-over protection system (ROPS). The Cozy Cab is designed for dealer installation and includes an ISO 21299 certified ROPS safety rating, vibration isolating mounts, all-steel welded construction, tinted tempered glass throughout for 360-degree visibility and a sound-absorbing roof liner complete with a fuse panel and switch panel to control lights, wipers and other cab options. Improvements include styling, enhanced visibility, increased head clearance and innovative fuel access cover. The cab is compatible with all Deere attachments.

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Custom Products

Subaru Industrial Engines featured its big block V-Twin engines. The 35-horsepower EH90 and 40-horsepower EH99 are 999cc and feature connecting rods, large crankshaft bearings and three-ring pistons. The hardened exhaust valve and seats can handle high temperatures. The Subaru engines now include a temperature sensor that monitors the engine operating condition and sounds a loud alarm to warn the operator if the engine overheats. This allows the user to stop the engine and clear the debris to prevent damage to their engine. Also, both models are equipped with a low-pressure sensor that prompts an automatic engine shutoff when oil pressure gets too low.

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Subaru

After more than two years in development, Exmark will offer its S-Series and X-Series walk-behind aerator models in 2014. Exmark equipped the X-Series aerator with a 24-inch aeration width and steerable, dual-hydro drive design. With Kawasaki V-twin power, the X-Series is capable of aeration speeds of up to 6.5 mph to deliver productivity of up to 1.6 acres per hour. The S-Series features a 21-inch aeration width and a transaxle drive system with variable drive speed and powered reverse. Powered by a rugged single-cylinder Kawasaki KAI engine, the S-Series is capable of speeds of up to 4 mph, allowing aeration of nearly an acre of turf per hour.

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Exmark

Billy Goat introduced the BC2600HM and BC2600ICM mechanical drive, fixed-deck models to supersede the prior BC2403 series of Outback brush cutters. The BC2600 series features a 26-inch deck, higher tip speed, a rubberized rear deck trim, heavier spindle assembly, improved shifting at the control panel, a shifting linkage for longer cable life, thicker and wider ergonomic handles and a low engine oil alarm. The Outback is ideal for meadow mowing and compliments the articulating deck, hydraulic drive units with Enhanced Traction Control (ETC) introduced in 2012 that is positioned for more severe terrain and hilly applications (BC2600HH/BC2600HEBH).

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Billy Goat

Sustainability and propane continued to be a hot top at this year’s GIE+EXPO, with major manufacturers adding this fuel option to their equipment. Landscape contractors can purchase a piece of John Deere equipment with a dealer-installed propane kit starting in December. The kit, which is designed and manufactured by EnviroGard, is available for ZTrak zero-turn mowers, QuickTrak stand-on mowers and commercial walk-behind mowers. The kit meets the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) requirements for funding – up to $1,000 credit – and some units converted after the initial purchase may be eligible for a $500 credit. The propane kits can also be used to retrofit several John Deere commercial mowers from previous years.

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John Deere

The Toro Z Master Professional 5000 series has two new models with rear discharge decks. The rear discharge mowers are available in 60-inch and 72-inch cutting widths and feature Toro’s Turbo Force cutting deck with seven-gauge steel, cast iron spindle housing and steel blades. The decks are designed with two blades rotating clockwise and one blade rotating counter-clockwise to spread clippings evenly through the rear discharge port. The mowers are available with 25 horsepower and 26.5 horsepower Kohler Command Pro EFI propane engines. The Kohler Command Pro EFI propane engines are the latest update from Toro for the mowers. The mowers feature closed-loop EFI technology that helps fuel efficiency. The update can reduce fuel costs by up to 25 percent.

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Toro 

Cushman introduced the fully electric Hauler Pro at GIE+EXPO. The Hauler PRO features a 72-volt AC electric drivetrain, upgraded from more traditional 48-volt systems, that offers up to 50 miles of range between charges. The AC Drive technology is up to 25 percent more energy-efficient than DC technology and also provides features such as regenerative braking that recharges the batteries whenever the vehicle’s brakes are applied and also speed control to maintain constant speeds up and down steep slopes. An optional limited-slip differential provides for greatly improved traction on wet or loose turf, while helping to protect turf from damage due to wheel slippage. The Hauler Pro features a maximum load capacity of 1,000 pounds and come standard with a 9.5-cubic- foot cargo bed. A 14.9-cubic-foot aluminum cargo bed will be available as a factory-installed option for facilities that require more cargo space.

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Cushman 

Case Construction Equipment introduced the Tier 4 Final TR270 Alpha Series compact track loader at GIE+EXPO last week in Louisville, Kentucky. The CTL is an updated 74-horsepower model that increases bucket breakout force (7,270 pounds), torque (232 foot-pounds) and hydraulic flow (standard: 24.2 gallons-per-minute; high-flow: 32.4 gpm) compared to the previous model. Ideal for landscaping and residential construction due to its light weight (8,200 pounds), low ground pressure, narrow design (less than 66 inches) and attachment versatility, the TR270 weighs in at 8,270 pounds with a rated operating capacity of 2,700 pounds.

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Case 

Caterpillar introduced three new Cat D Series compact track loaders, three new Cat D Series multi-terrain loaders (MTL) and two updated D Series compact track loaders (CTL) at GIE+EXPO. The new and updated machines feature a completely new cab, lift arm design and increased engine performance. The six new D Series models are replacements for their B3, C and C2 Series predecessors. Cat is also rolling out four new D Series skid steer loaders and updating two current D Series machines to create the new D Series line featuring a completely redesigned cab, new lift arm design for improved sight lines and increased engine performance. The four newest D Series models are replacements for their B3, C and C2 Series predecessors.

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Cat 

Unveiled to the North American market for the first time at the 2013 GIE+EXPO, JCB’s 2.7-ton 8026 CTS compact excavator features a new valve block and short pitch tracks. The 8026 has a three-cylinder, 24-horsepower engine. A redesigned undercarriage offers stability and durability. This stability is achieved through a swing turret that is now 1.3 incheslower. A new top roller replaces a metal skid plate, increasing the durability of the new short pitch tracks, which have been introduced to reduce noise and vibration, while also improving overall ride quality.

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JCB 

Mean Green Mowers unveiled its latest mower at GIE+EXPO. The Stalker, a stand-on or walk-behind mower, provides a 5-inch cutting height on an adjustable floating deck. Powered by a Mean Green pure Green Lithium Energy Module, the 48-inch cordless mower can mow for an extended period of time on the Lithium Energy Modules (LEMs). The mower offers more than 350 foot-pounds of torque per drive wheel and is constructed of a seven-gauge steel chassis, as well as a welded steel deck. Multiple angular bends and lightning holes borrowed from the aerospace industry make the mower lightweight.

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Mean Green 
 
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