New Lawn Maintenance Equipment & Products

Treat, cut and maintain lawns with these products and machines.

Dump in truck

The Grasshopper Company expanded its PowerVac collection system with the HighLift 15B. The collector can be emptied from a raised position by flipping a switch. With a 72-inch vertical emptying height, the HighLift features a 15-cubic-foot capacity and a tapered bottom that compacts debris for continued productivity with fewer stops. Fabricated claw arms inside the collector facilitate discharge of compacted debris.


Rear discharge

Exmark introduced UltraCut rear-discharge cutting deck to its Lazer Z S-Series zero-turn mower, which is available in 60- and 72-inch cutting widths. The rear-discharge deck includes increased clipping-discharge control, reduced noise and the ability to trim on both sides of the cutting deck. The deck is designed with counter-rotating blades. The UltraCut rear discharge deck reduces clipping over-processing with a counter-rotating blade design and flow-control baffles. Exmark will offer the rear discharge as an option on all 60- and 72-inch 2014 Lazer Z S-Series zero-turn mower models.

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Electric start

The TurfEx RS7200E spreader/sprayer features an electric start, adjustable electric spray pump and a hand-held spray wand. Driven by a 7-horsepower Subaru EX210 engine and a 0.95-gallon fuel tank, the machine has a 17-gallon tank system. Its front-mounted, boom-less nozzle can spray between 3 and 11 feet wide, and the RS7200E’s hopper holds up to 150 pounds, or 3 cubic feet of material. A pressure gauge, liquid level gauge, digital tachometer and lubrication indicator come standard.


Expanding pellets

Profile Products’ CoverGrow can be applied by hand, spreader or sprayed hydraulically. Once activated by water, the pellets expand in size and disperse – a 40-pound bag of CoverGrow yields 50 pounds of coverage. Made from recycled wood and cellulose fibers, CoverGrow pellets also feature an advanced tackifier technology that helps resist rainfall impact and keep the pellets in place. They are ideal for reseeding irregular shapes and bare or dead spots on roadside strips, golf courses and lawns.

Profile Products CoverGrow-Bag-300 

Distribute clippings

The Honda Power Equipment HRX and HRR lawn mowers include redesigned features for crews needed to cut tight areas. The HRX models use a Versamow System that distributes clippings to the bag and ground. The system also offers a setting for leaf shredding where leaves are recirculated until they are small enough to pass into the bag. The HRR mowers include a timing belt, offset twin-blade MicroCut System and 3-in-1 Clip Director.

Honda HRXHZA Lawnmower 

Herbicide trio

Kill weeds with PBI-Gordon’s ProForm line of herbicides. SpeedZone broadleaf herbicide for turf offers broad-spectrum control of tough weeds, and results can be seen within 24 hours, according to the company. Surge broadleaf herbicide for turf uses a water-based formula to kill weeds. To control crabgrass, sedge and broadleaf weeds, turn to Q4 Plus turf herbicide. The company warns against using these products when temperatures exceed 90-degrees Fahrenheit.

PBI Gordon SpeedZSurgeQ4 

Deep deck

The Altoz XP Z line of ZTR mowers is available in three deck sizes – 48, 54 and 61 inches – and two Briggs & Stratton engine options. The XP Z line features the Aero Deck high-output system, which includes 12 cutting edges and a 18,5000 fpm tip speed. The mower has a 7-gallon fuel tank, top speed of 9 mph, 23-inch rear tires, 12-volt accessory outlet and deck height adjustments in 1/4-inch increments from 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 inches.

Altoz XP540 

Extended control

Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, launched Specticle plus fertilizer – a herbicide that provides up to eight months of residual control. Specticle plus fertilizer is available in two different concentrations and a variety of fertilizer blends, and it controls more than 75 broadleaf and grassy weeds, including annual bluegrass, goosegrass, crabgrass and annual sedge.


Even spread

EcoLawn Applicator’s self-propelled Eco200 top dresser has a reverse spin, dual-wheel broadcast system. The top dresser also has a four-wheel design for increased weight distribution. While sporting the same 1/3-cubic-yard hopper, the Eco200 has a larger hopper opening, compared to previous models. For more information, visit

Ecolawn ECO 200 

Mow Tight Spots

Adding to its line of all-wheel drive (AWD) walk mowers, Husqvarna released three new models: HU675AWD, HU725AWD and HU725AWD/BBC – which adds a blade brake clutch (BBC) allowing operators to stop the blade. Each mower features a quick-pin, four-point adjustment and water hose connector. The HU675AWD has a 2-in-1 cutting deck and a mulch and rear bagging system. With a 3-in-1 cutting system, the HU725AWD can bag, mulch and side discharge. For more information, visit


Eliminate Attachment Guesswork

Available this month, the John Deere 4M and 4R Series compact utility tractors feature Tier 4 Final engines that range from 43 to 66 horsepower. The 4R tractors have Hitch Assist, which enables an operator to attach implements by standing behind the machine. The 4R models, which are available with an enclosed cab, also include integrated hydrostatic transmission controls on a single panel. The 4M machines are equipped with a hydrostatic transmission with Twin Touch pedals. For more information and to watch a video of the tractors, visit

John Deere 
The Attachments Idea Book
Landscapers use a variety of attachments for doing everything from snow removal to jobsite cleanup, and regardless of how often they are used, every landscaper has a favorite attachment.
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