Outdoor Power Equipment

August 2017

Proudly serving the industry for which it was named for more than 50 years, Outdoor Power Equipment provides dealers who sell and service outdoor power equipment with valuable information to succeed in a competitive market.

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FEATURE STORY | Trends 20 AUGUST 2017 OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT www.outdoorpowerequipment.com L&I: What new or different equipment offerings do you have for 2017, or what new products/upgrades do you have coming soon? THE RANGER XP 1000 features a new ProStar 1000 engine, with an unprecedented 80 horsepower, 17 percent more power than its predecessor. To balance the hard-working power, the vehicle also comes with an exclusive Three-Mode Throttle Control, with Performance, Standard and Work settings. Perfor- mance mode unleashes full power with minor throttle input, while Work mode enables precise throttle control for working situations. Standard mode enables smooth, controllable throttle response for everyday riding. – Donna Beadle, senior public relations specialist for Polaris THE REDESIGNED HUSTLER X-ONE features a larger fully tubular frame, Parker unitized transmission, simplifi ed deck-lift system, increased fuel capacity, and bolstered seat with internal suspension and rubber-isolated seat mounts. The new X-ONE is available with a Kawasaki FX or Kohler EFI engine. New to the X-ONE lineup is a 72-inch deck option. With new attractive price points, the X-ONE offers an even greater value to large-property owners and commercial contractors. – Brad Unruh, director of product strategy, Excel Industries (Hustler Turf ) IN MARCH OF 2017, Bobcat Company released the E32 and E35 R-Series excavators. They feature a bold, distinct design geared toward increasing operator productivity and comfort, as well as machine uptime protection. Operators benefi t from a 15-percent increase in over-the-side stability with the new dual-fl ange track roller system. Also, an optimized integrated rear counterweight design further enhances the machine's sta- bility. There is 29 percent more fl oor space and 15 percent more glass sur- face area, which includes an improved top window and narrower side pillars for visibility that's never been better. – Christopher Girodat, marketing manager, Bobcat Company KIOTI TRACTOR INTRODUCED two new special-edition cab models to its CK10SE Series tractor line. The CK3510SE HC and the CK4010SE HC feature the same hydrostatic transmission Outdoor Power Equipment magazine's sister publication Landscape and Irrigation recently asked equipment manufacturers for their insights regarding the outdoor power equipment market, and how the trends they are seeing will impact equipment-purchasing decisions. Their responses to each question are presented here in the order in which they were received May 24-June 15, 2017: Equipment Trends PHOTO COURTESY OF BOB-CAT MOWERS

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