Turf Magazine - January, 2012

PRODUCT FOCUS

Walk-Behind Mowers and Accessories

The walk-behind mower remains a popular piece of equipment for most lawn care operators. In this month's Product Focus, you'll find the newest models out there, along with a few classics. We've also included attachments and accessory options to make your mower more efficient.

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WALK-BEHIND MOWERS

BigDog Mowers

The T-Series offers the Power-Bar steering system, hand-operated deck lift, integrated ZT-2800 transmissions and optional electric start on the 54-inch model.

www.bigdogmowers.com

Billy Goat

The 34-inch Home Pro finish cut mower features a compact design, baffled two-blade deck, large pneumatic tires and a 10.5 hp Briggs & Stratton engine.

www.billygoat.com

BOB-CAT

Models include gear-driven, hydrostatic and hydrostatic Z-Control, with Kawasaki engines ranging from 16 to 20 hp and decks ranging from 32 to 54 inches.

www.bobcatturf.com

Ferris

The ComfortControl Dual Drive comes in 36, 48, 52 and 61-inch cutting widths with Kawasaki engines, Torque Tuned Blade system and Cruise Control Bar.

www.ferrisindustries.com

Gravely

The Pro-Walk 24 High Wheel features a 190cc Briggs & Stratton Pro Series engine, belt-driven deck, 1-inch spindle shaft and 20-inch composite rear wheels.

www.gravely.com

Havener Enterprises

The sulky mower is a stand-on model with a compact design. It is very maneuverable, turns in its own length and offers great visibility.

www.havenerent.com

Honda

The HRC Commercial Series comes in push-type and self-propelled, hydrostatic models, with MicroCut twin-blade mulching technology and dome-shaped deck.

www.honda.com

Hustler Turf Equipment

The TrimStar features the H-Bar steering system, easy deck lift, air-cooled Kawasaki gas engines, no daily lube points, and tough frame, front forks and deck.

www.hustlerturf.com

Jari USA

The Jari sickle bar mower is self-propelled at 2 mph and has 16-inch wheels and a knife assembly that does not throw stones or other small objects.

www.jariusa.com

John Deere

The WG and WH series includes six models in the 16 to 20 hp range. Both gear and hydro models have 7-gauge fabricated floating decks and five-speed transmission.

www.deere.com

Mean Green Products

The WBX-33 electric model can mow over 1 acre on a single charge, traveling up to 5 mph forward and 2.5 mph in reverse. Easily fits through 36-inch gates.

www.meangreenproducts.com

Scag Power Equipment

The Pro-V is available with a 36, 48 or 52-inch deck and 16 to 23 hp engine. It has a floating deck, hand-lever deck lift and smooth control system.

www.scag.com

Snapper Pro

The SW30 features a dual hydrostatic drive system, comfortable controls, fabricated 10-gauge steel deck, Kawasaki engines and 48, 52 and 61-inch cutting widths.

www.snapperpro.com

Sutech Industries

The Stealth 33-inch commercial model has an 11-gauge, three-blade fabricated deck, 1-inch diameter spindle shafts, three-speed transmission and mulching plate.

www.sutechusa.com

Toro

Midsized, floating-deck mowers offer 32-inch Recycler or 36 to 52-inch Turbo Force decks, Kawasaki engines from 16 to 20 hp and twin-lever or T-Bar controls.

www.toro.com

Worldlawn

Mowers feature 36, 42 and 48-inch floating decks, pull-pin height adjustment, 1.5 to 4-inch cutting heights in .5-inch increments and removable 5-gallon fuel tank.

www.worldlawnpowerequipment.com

Wright Mfg.

The Velke gear-drive mower has an adjustable axle, five-speed transmission, Warner MagStop clutch, integrated latch system, sulky and 32, 36 or 48-inch deck.

www.wrightmfg.com

Ybravo.com

The Bravo 25 is a 25-inch, rear-bagging mower with a Honda GXV engine, 14-gauge steel deck, two-speed transmission and simple, intuitive controls.

www.ybravo.com


ACCESSORIES

Accelerator Industries

Grass catchers feature ultra-light, all-welded construction; rust-free, high-durability aluminum alloy; double T handles; and a removable back door for easy dumping.

www.acceleratorindustries.com

Humboldt Specialty Mfg.

Offers a durable, lightweight side catcher that can be lifted off or tilted to dump for quick and easy bagging. Models are available for many mower brands.

www.grasscatchersusa.com

JRCO

The Transporter uses the mower's power to transport landscape materials, grass clippings, lawn debris or landscape equipment. Optional tub and heat deflector.

www.jrcoinc.com

Kage Innovation

The Wheel Kaddy's large tires help reduce the amount of abrasive jolts to the back and knees of the operator. Suspension further decreases these jolts.

www.kageinnovation.com

Novae Corp.

The Proslide XT is a self-retracting sulky that slides right on the grass and keeps the operator directly behind the mower controls.

www.novaeope.com

TrimmerTrap

The Blade Blocker temporarily blocks the discharge opening to prevent large volumes of clippings from being discharged onto vehicles, mulch and other areas.

www.trimmertrap.com

W.E. Chapps

The Econo Bag attaches to a mower's handlebars. Its wide width and pleated bottom provide plenty of storage space. Made with weather-resistant materials.

www.wechapps.com


The February issue of Turf will feature a product focus on Zero-Turn Mowers.