Exmark RED Technology now available for gas, diesel

February 6, 2018 -  By

ExmarkExmark introduced the next generation of its patented RED Technology, which is available in both gasoline- and diesel-powered options for the first time.

“RED Technology works with the electronic fuel injection and e-governor technologies to increase engine responsiveness and reduce governor droop, so it can more quickly adapt to changing mowing conditions,” said Jamie Briggs, product manager of Exmark. “This ability to deliver the right amount of power at the right time keeps engine rpm more consistent on a RED-equipped machine.”

RED Technology tracks machine health and delivers on-screen notifications when engine or transmission oil changes are due. When the system detects an error, the error/troubleshooting code is displayed as text on the screen, and RED can place the mower in a “safe transport” mode (reduced rpm, clutch disengaged).

RED-equipped machines include a clutch saver feature, which momentarily reduces engine rpm when the clutch is engaged to reduce component stress and wear, and has the ability to engage the cutting deck on the fly.

A new, console-mounted LCD monitor screen provides an easy-to-use interface that offers enhanced monitoring of vital mower functions and reporting of operating and property statistics, maintenance reminders and troubleshooting information, according to Exmark.

The LCD monitor screen’s multifunction push buttons allow the user to select from the three defined operating (rpm) modes or navigate through the menu screens. The operator can now select from six customizable engine speed set points for the low, efficient and max modes, with the PTO engaged or without.

The control module is linked to the mower model and serial number, allowing accurate tracking of service and usage data. Service history and error codes are logged for reference later.

Additional features of Exmark’s next-generation RED Technology include:

  • Auto-idle for when the operator gets out of the seat;
  • Throttle-down feature, allowing the operator to quickly reduce the engine’s rpm, then return to normal operating rpm at the touch of a button;
  • Operating statistics, including total gallons of fuel used, average gallons of fuel used per hour and both resettable and nonresettable engine and PTO hour meters;
  •  Property statistics/trip meter so users can log and track engine hours, PTO hours and gallons of fuel used for up to five properties.

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