Outdoor Power Equipment

March 2018

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PRODUCT NEWS Introducing the new Cushman Hauler 800 and Hauler 800X utility vehicles Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. announced the addition of new Cushman Hauler 800 and 800X models to its line of utility vehicles. Both models feature the increased functionality for which the Hauler line has become known, with a truck-inspired design, spacious dash, customizable bed, and affordable accessories. "Hauler vehicles were developed using superintendent feedback that highlighted the need for increased versatility in their utility vehicles," said Michael R. Parkhurst, vice president, golf for Textron Specialized Vehicles, which designs and manufactures Cushman vehicles. "Adding the new Hauler 800 and 800X to our product lineup enables us to deliver a diverse line of vehicles that can be used for a variety of tasks — exactly what the superintendent and his crew require." The new Hauler 800 and 800X offer a durable, sound-dampening, 8.4-cubic-foot cargo bed, which incorporates integrated divider slots to allow for increased organization and customizable storage. Newly available options complement an existing range of Hauler accessories tailored for superintendents, including: A fl oor-mount attachment that enables users to transport and secure small equipment, such as a spreader, in the passenger area of the vehicle; Interior tool hooks to securely carry moisture meters and other valuable tools; An independent radio clip that has been ergonomically designed for easy reach within the vehicle. The Hauler 800 and 800X models are also equipped with a spacious, highly functional dash that places vehicle controls within easy reach. Both the Hauler 800 and Hauler 800X are available in electric- or -gas-powered models. The electric models feature a 48-volt AC powertrain for energy effi ciency. Gas models are powered by a reliable 13.5-hp. Kawasaki gas engine, which generates superior torque for hill climbing while providing competitive fuel economy and performance. The Hauler 800X features a standard lifted suspension to provide improved performance on more rugged terrain. Kinedyne Rhino Max and K-Force load-securement straps Kinedyne LLC introduced of a family of new ultra-heavy-duty load-securement straps. The new Rhino Max brand of winch straps and ratchet straps will replace Kinedyne's abrasion-resistant Rhino Web line. The K-Force brand of winch straps, ratchet straps and logistics straps is a completely new offering from the company. Rhino Max and K-Force winch straps have a working load limit (WLL) of 6,670 pounds, 23 percent greater than the current industry standard of 5,400 pounds. Rhino Max and K-Force ratchet straps have a WLL of 4,000 pounds, 20 percent greater than the current industry standard of 3,335 pounds. The K-Force logistic strap has a WLL of 1,500 pounds, 50 percent greater than the traditional 1,000-pound rating. "Kinedyne has established a new and higher bar for winch, ratchet and logistics straps that is 20 to 50 percent higher than others on the market," said Paul Wolford, vice president of sales and marketing for Kinedyne LLC. "The high-tech looms in our Prattville, Alabama, location allow us to use more polyester material than standard rated winch and ratchet assemblies, thus enabling our new load-securement straps to perform with greater capacity." Kinedyne weaves its own webbing in the U.S., and is able to maintain strict quality control over its entire manufacturing operation. With the introduction of Kinedyne's Rhino Max and K-Force brand load-securement straps, the company now has three tiers of strength and durability, enabling end users to self-select the price point and associated product characteristics that fi t their specifi c load-securement needs. www.outdoorpowerequipment.com OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT MARCH 2018 43

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