GIE + EXPO equipment news roundup

With GIE+EXPO 2021 now in full swing, there is plenty of excitement around new equipment announcements. Here is a round-up of some of the GIE+EXPO equipment news.

Exmark unveils 144-inch Lazer Z Diesel

At GIE, Exmark has unveiled its largest, most powerful commercial zero-turn mower, the 144-inch Lazer Z Diesel. Capable of cutting up to 11.5 acres per hour, the new machine sets a new standard for productivity.

According to Exmark product manager, Lenny Mangnall, the 144-inch machine is exactly what the company’s customers need in light of ongoing labor shortages and an increasingly competitive marketplace for landscape maintenance professionals. He said the machine’s increased productivity can replace up to three 72-inch mowers and operators. 

The new Lazer Z Diesel features an incredible 144-inch UltraCut rear discharge flex wing cutting deck, which pairs a 48-inch center deck with two 48-inch wing decks. Capable of articulating20-degrees up and 15-degrees down, the floating wing decks minimize scalping while enabling maximum productivity when mowing in uneven conditions.

The deck uses six matching blades and a rear discharge design to deliver maximum productivity and impressive finished cut quality. To ease transport, both wing decks fold hydraulically to ease loading and unloading and reduce required trailering space. This enables the 144-inch Lazer ZDiesel to fit on industry-standard trailers that are designed for 72-inch machines.    

John Deere celebrates 25 years of manufacturing ZTrak

John Deere celebrates 25 years of manufacturing ZTrak commercial zero-turn mowers.John Deere

John Deere celebrates 25 years of manufacturing ZTrak commercial zero-turn mowers and commemorates the launch of the F620andF680 zero-turn mowers in 1997. The brand continues to build on its commitment to effective and efficient commercial landscaping offerings with the recent launch of the Fastback PRORear-Discharge Mower Deck, offering time-saving solutions for professional landscapers.

John Deere will continue to remain dedicated to offering customers solution-based designs that aid in increased performance and customer satisfaction.

To commemorate the anniversary of the ZTrak, John Deere is featuring a 25th-anniversary unit front and center at the show with a special decal on all MY2022 ZTrak Z900 series units to highlight the milestone. To see more of the latest ZTrak models, visit Booth #1110 or explore the John Deere virtual showroom.

Dewalt previewing a range of 2022 outdoor products at GIE

Dewalt will preview a range of new outdoor power tools at GIE + EXPO this week. Designed to tackle tough landscaping and maintenance jobs, new DEWALT outdoor products include the 60V MAX* 20-In. Chainsaw (DCCS677Z1), 20V MAX* Pruner (DCPR320), 2x20V MAX* Rear Wheel Drive Mower (DCMWSP255U2) and an Electric Jobsite Pressure Washer (DWPW2100).

“The landscaping and outdoor industry is rapidly changing, with more robust and innovative technologies powering equipment,” said Christine Potter, Vice President, Outdoor Product Development for Stanley Black & Decker. “We are doubling down on our electrification technology to continuously transform outdoor solutions to battery power while delivering the quality and performance professional users expect from DEWALT. All of our new products were designed with the pro in mind and are tough enough to tackle the most challenging outdoor projects.”

To see the products in person, visit Dewalt booth #7068.

Lesco launches a new line of spreaders and sprayers

SiteOne Landscape Supply launches its new, exclusive Lesco ride-on spreaders and sprayers, including the Lesco 100, 200, 300, and 600 Applicator Models. Featuring 100 percent stainless steel frames and coated peerless transaxle to resist corrosive granular chemicals for added life, these new rugged Lesco ride-on spreaders are ideal for a variety of application needs.

Featuring a low center of gravity for excellent performance, even on sloped terrain, the Lesco Model 100 is ideal for projects that do not require a liquid application.

The Lesco Model 200 releases both dry and liquid material and features a dual setting spray system with 3-foot and 10-foot settings for multiple applications. It also has a narrow width of 35.5 inches to allow easy access through gates in residential areas and condominium complexes.

With zero-turn drive and a variable spray system, the Lesco Model 300 delivers coverage widths of 2-, 4-, 6- or 8-feet for use in several applications. Dual liquid spray tanks also provide a total capacity of 24 gallons for up to 2.2 acres of coverage.

Visit the SiteOne outdoor booth during GIE-EXPO (Booth # 7428D) to demo the new Lesco spreaders and sprayers to receive 5 percent off any Lesco equipment purchased by November 30, 2021. 

Honda Power Equipment features an interactive outdoor display

Honda Power Equipment is featuring an interactive outdoor display, #6046D, with the newest models in the Honda award-winning product lineup. The Honda Power Equipment team will educate and demonstrate its comprehensive power products portfolio and how quiet, fuel-efficient and top-performing Honda models make jobs easier for customers around the world. This includes generators, lawnmowers, pumps, tillers, trimmers, and snowblowers.

In the spotlight are the Honda FRC110 (mini tiller) and FRC800 (rear-tine tiller) models powered by Honda GX commercial-grade engines, ensuring quiet, powerful, efficient operation. User-friendly controls are conveniently located and designed for maximum safety and an advanced design provides for a low center of gravity during operation.

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