Landscape & Irrigation

November/December 2017

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SPECIAL FEATURE 12 November/December 2017 Landscape and Irrigation www.landscapeirrigation.com Eagle Series includes 10 different models. The Eagle is available with either a 27-hp. Kawasaki FX or a fuel-efficient 27-hp. Kohler Command EFI engine. It is also offered with either a 54- of 60-inch cutting deck. The Eagle HP offers more power with a range of engine options of up to 35 hp., and 60-, 66-, or 72-inch cutting decks. Both Eagle and Eagle HP models feature a deep 7-gauge shell to handle more volume when tackling through tough grass. The Eagle Series is equipped with a foot-operated OCDC (operator controlled discharge chute) as standard, which allows the operator to keep both hands on the steering levers while blocking the chute on the fly. I n a d d i t i o n t o S o f t S t a r t k e y l e s s ignition for easier clutch engagement, the InCommand console also features a blade timer, tachometer, job timer, voltage, and fuel gauge. Coupled with Parker HTG series transmission delivering super smooth steering and up to 14 miles per hour, the Eagle series has been built with productivity and comfort in mind. TSV launches new additions to Jacobsen zero-turn series Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. launched its new Jacobsen ZT900 and ZT1000 zero- turn mowers. Building on the success of the ZT400 and ZT600 launched in 2016, the two new models in the series continue to deliver dependable performance and professional results. The ZT900 models are available with a 27-hp. Kawasaki engine or a fuel-efficient alternative from Kohler. They also feature a 54- or 60-inch width of cut and can reach ground speeds of up to 12 mph. The ZT1000 comes equipped with either a 35-hp. Kawasaki engine or a 33-hp. fuel- efficient Kohler engine. The models feature a 60-, 66- or 72-inch width of cut and can reach ground speeds of up to 14 mph. With operator comfort in mind, the ZT1000 comes with an all-new ISO mounted platform suspension seat as standard with padded armrests, recline, and lumbar support. The ZT900 and ZT1000 feature the InCommand console with keyless password- protected ignition and SoftStart clutch for smoother clutch engagement. Stihl introduces BR 700 backpack blower, and iMow robotic lawn mowers The Stihl BR 700 X backpack blower (64.8cc) is one of the most powerful blowers in the Stihl range, delivering 34 newtons of blowing force. Its fixed-length tube is a half-pound lighter than the Stihl BR 700 backpack blower and features a more flexible pleated connecting hose, reducing fatigue and increasing the speed of cleanups by up to 20 percent. The BR 700 X delivers ultimate power and comfort to tackle tough jobs and large-property maintenance. Stihl iMow robotic mowers automatically mow on a regular basis and can handle thick, rough grass and slopes up to 24 degrees. Depending on the model used, these mowers can handle from ¼ acre to one acre with a durable, double-sided steel blade, adjustable cutting heights and high-performance Stihl battery technology. They feature automated and customizable features such as intelligent hood sensor (allowing the iMow to work around solid objects), flexible programming, automatic charging and more. The iMow is serviced by specially trained Stihl iMow dealers. Kohler integrates electronic throttle body into updated Command PRO 999cc engine As part of its ongoing commitment to enhancing the mowing experience for commercial cutters, Kohler integrated an electronic throttle body into its Command PRO EFI 999cc engine. The new technology electronically controls intake airflow — much like in automobile engines — to optimize power and load response. The electronic throttle body is combined with Kohler's proven Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system, as well as the latest engine cooling technology, in the updated Command PRO EFI 999cc to deliver a range of benefits, including quick and easy starting, excellent fuel economy, improved durability and enhanced response in challenging mowing conditions. Ideal for commercial zero-turn radius mowers, the Kohler Command PRO EFI 999cc is available in models between 35 and 38 hp. Durability and performance features include large-capacity filters, high- performance spark plugs, hydraulic valve lifters, and a fully integrated oil cooler. Cub Cadet launches FastAttach blade system, and new PRO HW Hydro walk-behind mower Cub Cadet's new FastAttach blade technology allows you to change your blades faster and easier than ever before. You can remove your dull blade and install a sharp, new blade in just minutes, with no tools. The FastAttach blade system has been rigorously tested for safety and security. FastAttach also features Secure-Lok technology, which ensures the blades are in their proper position and stay securely in place, until

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