Outdoor Power Equipment

December 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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COVER STORY | GIE+EXPO 2017 SHOW RECAP www.outdoorpowerequipment.com OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT DECEMBER 2017 29 Designed by Joe's son Matt, who also designed Mean Green's Stalker all-electric commercial stand-on mower, the ReVolt fills the final gap in the broad range of Mean Green mowers. The ReVolt is an all- electric, 48/52-inch-cut, dual-drive, wide- area walk-behind commercial mower. With the option of up to two powerful Green Monster battery packs, the ReVolt can easily get commercial lawn care contractors through a full day of mowing on a single charge. With its low-slung, super-wide stance, and the company's powerful battery packs hovering only 8 inches above the ground, the ReVolt boasts a low center of gravity. This allows the ReVolt to hug slopes with fewer worries from loss of control and oil starvation that is common with internal combustion engines. For more information, visit www. meangreenmowers.com. Michelin expands Tweel airless radial line and distribution network Michelin Tweel Technologies, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., showcased new mower products and announced new distribution outlets at GIE+EXPO. The news was as follows: New 26-inch zero-turn-radius (ZTR) mower size for four-bolt wheel-pattern hubs New, 18-inch stand-on mower size for a 2018 John Deere model New partnership with Sunbelt Outdoor Products for Michelin X Tweel Turf replacement tires Addition of Ag-Pro as a distributor for X Tweel Turf products. "Michelin continues to demonstrate the forward momentum of this award- winning airless tire through the growth of the product portfolio and distribution network," said Olivier Brauen, head of Michelin Tweel Technologies. "With uptime so crucial for our customers, the Michelin X Tweel airless radial tire provides an unparalleled solution. Building relationships in the market is our goal." Scag and other operators of ZTR mowers using a 26-inch, four-bolt pattern rear wheel will now be able to buy the no-compromise airless solution for their commercial mowers. Available through the Tweel dealer network, the black hub version of the Michelin X Tweel Turf is a single unit, replacing the current tire/wheel/valve assembly. It performs like a pneumatic tire, but without the risk and costly downtime associated with flat tires and unseated beads. Featured on the 2018 John Deere QuikTrak stand-on commercial lawn mowers, the new 18-inch Michelin X Tweel Turf will be available on this new equipment. The QuikTrak is John Deere's top-rated stand-on machine for commercial mowers and landscapers. The four-bolt pattern yellow hub is also available on the 24-inch Michelin X Tweel Turf, designed exclusively for the John Deere ZTrak 900 Series mowers with 54-, 60- and 72-inch deck sizes. In an exciting collaboration with Sunbelt Outdoor Products, the distributor will become a partner with Michelin to sell Michelin X Tweel Turf mower and golf cart products. With seven distribution centers across the United States, Sunbelt Outdoor Products is a wholesale lawn and garden parts distributor, dedicated to servicing outdoor power equipment resellers. Retail customers will now be able to purchase Michelin X Tweel Turf products through Ag-Pro Companies. Ag-Pro is one of the largest John Deere dealers in the United States. Headquartered in Boston, Ga., near Thomasville, Ag-Pro operates a total of 50 locations across Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Texas — offering sales, parts and service — with 960 employees. Oregon offers muscle of gas, benefits of battery power with new 120V Professional Series Oregon showcased its new 120V Professional Series outdoor power equipment line. This robust series of cordless, battery-powered equipment is engineered with more power than comparable gas-fueled equipment to take landscaping crews to a whole new level of productivity. In engineering these innovative products, Oregon drew from its more than 70 years of experience helping outdoor professionals get their jobs done. Consolidating extensive input from commercial landscaping crews and experienced industry veterans, Oregon created a suite of tools that meets a demanding set of requirements, including the power to match gas-fueled equipment, offer low noise, and the ability to operate in any kind of weather. "Oregon has been serving lawn and landscape professionals for decades," said Josh Huffman, business segment director, outdoor power equipment for Oregon. "We understand the need for cordless products that are powerful enough for heavy commercial work, but also enable crews to operate quietly and with more care for the environment. We're confident that our new Oregon 120V Professional Series will help extend the work day, reduce downtime, and offer the professional-grade reliability and durability needed to help our customers grow their businesses." The Oregon 120V Professional Series is debuting with four pieces of equipment that offer a legitimate cordless alternative to commercial gas tools, delivering more power and torque for professional-grade performance, noise reduction technology, and a low total cost of ownership. Available for the 2018 season will be: Oregon 120V Professional Series backpack blower Oregon 120V Professional Series string trimmer Oregon 120V Professional Series extended hedge trimmer Oregon 120V Professional Series edger Oregon BX975 and BX650 batteries All Oregon 120V Professional Series tools are fueled by Oregon's interchangeable

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