Outdoor Power Equipment

March 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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PRODUCTS 36 MARCH 2017 OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT www.outdoorpowerequipment.com P R O D U C T N E W S Steiner unveils versatile and powerful 450 tractor Steiner, a Johnson Creek, Wis.-based manufacturer of tractors and attachments, revealed the new Steiner 450 tractor to dealers, media and consumers via a live-streaming online press conference on January 19. The Steiner 450 tractor is completely re-engineered to provide even more power, versatility and dependability to users in the residential, farm, golf, municipal, landscape and sports turf industries. The tractor boasts an articulating frame, giving it a tight turning radius of only 43.5 inches. The frame also oscillates, keeping the operator upright and in control even on the most uneven terrain. With plenty of power, excellent traction, a low center of gravity and a wide stance, it's built for maintaining hilly terrain and operating where other tractors typically can't. The 450's value is in its versatility, and the Quick-Hitch system makes it easier than ever to switch between more than 20 attachments. The lift arms are 50 percent stronger, so attachments can be changed in just minutes with no tools. So, when going from digging fence posts to hauling mulch, there's virtually no downtime between tasks. To power this machine's top-level performance, customers can choose from 3 reliable engines: a 25-hp. Kubota liquid-cooled diesel, a 32-hp. Kubota liquid-cooled gasoline, or a 37-hp. Vanguard EFI air- cooled gasoline. A stacked gear pump design dramatically increases durability, hydraulic performance and efficiency. It also offers increased oil cooler capacity and reduced drive system pressure. Providing 1,750 psi of steering and lift pressure for more hydraulic power, it can handle the toughest chores. Additional features include: ■ Integrated, fully adjustable, hydraulic weight transfer system ■ Durable Peerless 2600 dual-range transaxles ■ Ground speeds up to 6 mph in low gear and 9.5 mph in high gear ■ Large operator platform and conveniently located controls ■ Bright, efficient LED headlights and tail lights ■ More standard features, including rollover protection and rear skid plates "This machine is a game-changer for us at Steiner, but more importantly, it'll change how people get their jobs done," said Matt Donohue, brand director. "We've listened to our customers, and we've been imagining and developing an even more powerful machine to tackle tough tasks day after day. Today, we're excited to see it finally come to life and give our customers what they've been waiting for." Ecolawn Applicator's ECO 75 top dresser Redesigned for 2017, the ECO 75 top dresser implement is unique in Ecolawn Applicator's line of broadcast top dressers. The ECO 75 uses PTO drive, precise zero-turn technology, a comfortable seat and coun- terweight mechanisms for better weight distri- bution and stability. This makes handling heavier products feasible without sacrificing maneuverabil- ity or ease of operation. Whether applying com- post, sand, soil or a cus- tom blend to existing turf, the ECO 75's out-front design allows profes- sionals to broadcast bulk material in a 180-degree forward arc, making top dressing quick, smooth and effortless. Continued on page 38 Continued from page 34

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