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Step right up!: Presenting this year’s Equip Exposition showstoppers

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(Photo: John Deere)
(Photo: John Deere)

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages! Step right up and behold the greatest show on turf: Equip Exposition 2023!

Inside this big top, you’ll find the latest and greatest in landscaping equipment, like battery-powered string trimmers, a variety of new software and technology products and the mightiest compact excavator on the planet. You’ll see all the big names as well as dozens of up-and-coming companies with innovative new products.

But Equip Expo is more than a trade show. It’s a chance for landscaping professionals to come together, learn from each other and see the future of the industry. There will be educational seminars, live demos and plenty of opportunities to network with your peers.

As a preview of what attendees will see Oct. 17-20, LM reached out to exhibitors and asked them what “showstopper” equipment will be on display. From mowers and trimmers to software and technology, there’s something for everyone. So come on down and see for yourself what all the excitement is about!

John Deere

(Photo: John Deere)
(Photo: John Deere)

Indoor Booth No. 1110

The new line of 2024 John Deere 800 Series QuikTrak Commercial Mowers offers professional landscape contractors more speed, power and fuel capacity. The compact design allows for enhanced visibility and maneuverability. Downtime, fuel costs, difficulty operating and poor cut quality are some challenges the industry cannot afford.
Improved features of the all-new 800 Series QuikTraks address those concerns. Whether it’s the improved serviceability on the new E Series lineup or the heightened horsepower and additional comfort with the M and R Series models, the 2024 John Deere 800 Series commercial mowers will give your business a leg up.

Barreto Manufacturing

(Photo: Barreto Manufacturing)
(Photo: Barreto Manufacturing)

Indoor Booth No. 9191

Outdoor Booth No. 5630

Narrow enough to fit through fence gates, but hearty enough to tackle tough jobs, the Barreto 825TKL mini skid steer is the industry’s first cab-over design in its class. The cab-over feature enables mechanics to perform in-depth maintenance and repairs by completely opening the machine up — like cracking an egg — to access protected internal components like hydraulic motors and pumps.

 

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

(Photo: Isuzu)
(Photo: Isuzu)

Indoor Booth No. 5194

Isuzu’s Class 5 Gas Isuzu NRR (19,500 GVWR) comes with a removable 9-foot Western Plow and a spreader to use the truck in summer for landscape and hauling needs. The Class 5 Gas Isuzu NRR gives contractors a dual-purposed truck to maximize its use year around with the convenience of a 350-horsepower gasoline engine. The low-cab forward design of an Isuzu truck provides increased visibility and a tight turning radius.

Ditch Witch

(Photo: Ditch Witch)
(Photo: Ditch Witch)

Indoor Booth No. 1096

Outdoor Booth No. 7428

The new Ditch Witch SK1750 features a patent-pending TriTrax system with an improved track design for a smooth ride with maneuverability and stability — even when transporting heavy loads across rough terrain. The new track system features a tension check window, which allows operators to visually check track tension without threading a separate gauge tool. The TriTrax design causes less disturbance to the ground, meaning operators can work more efficiently and spend less time repairing damaged turf on the jobsite. Improved roller design means rollers last significantly longer.

 

Yanmar Compact Equipment

(Photo: Yanmar CE)
(Photo: Yanmar CE)

Indoor Booth No. 1230

Outdoor Booth No. 7632

The TL100VS is the first release of Yanmar’s new compact track loader. Designed specifically for the construction, utility and rental industries, the TL100VS offers reliability, productivity and intuitive features for enhanced efficiency and easy training for new operators. The construction-grade loader stands out for its comfortable cab and optional efficiency-enhancing features that can improve the operator experience and overall productivity. These include a load sensing system, work tool positioner, return-to-position technology, self-leveling, ride control and auto 2-speed capabilities.

Billy Goat

(Photo: Billy Goat)
(Photo: Billy Goat)

Indoor Booth No. 5016

Outdoor Booth No. 6480

Billy Goat’s DL3700VETR Leaf Dragon Debris Loader features a powerful 6900 cfm suction, electric start and ergonomic boom setup for efficient curbside cleanup. Its quick-access door for impeller and liner inspection optimizes maintenance efficiency. The 12-inch wide, 10-gauge steel discharge chute, equipped with an angled elbow to reduce wear ensures efficient debris loading. It provides 45 square feet of coverage and convenient access for impeller inspection, powered by a Vanguard EFI engine for cold weather starting and potential fuel savings of up to 25 percent.

 

Exmark

(Photo: Exmark)
(Photo: Exmark)

Indoor Booth No. 7080

Outdoor Booth No. 7444

The new Vertex X-Series features a 52-, 60- or 72-inch UltraCut Series 6 cutting deck, Kawasaki FX1000 engine and 14 gallons of fuel capacity. X-Series models come with the same formed and welded tubular steel frame and heavy-duty 15-inch caster wheels and tires as Exmark’s Lazer. The Vertex X-Series features large 24-inch drive tires for increased traction, reduced turf compaction and increased ride quality. The operator-focused control center features a bolstered operator pad and a suspended operator platform located low and centered between the rear wheels.

Razor Tracking

(Photo: Razor Tracking)
(Photo: Razor Tracking)

Indoor Booth No. 295

The AT230 On Demand asset tracker from Razor Tracking gives customers the flexibility to see the location of their equipment daily with a simple tap on the screen. The battery lasts up to 10 years. Whether you’re at home, at work or on vacation, track your equipment quickly and easily. Installation is simple with no wires to connect, and customers can easily transfer it to other equipment.

 

Ego

(Photo: Ego)
(Photo: Ego)

Indoor Booth No. 1134

Ego will introduce a new charging solution — the
PGX — that allows crews to charge a day’s worth of batteries on a single 15a circuit. The Ego PGX Commercial charging system gives commercial crews a scalable charging system that will charge all the batteries needed for a day’s work overnight without special wiring. At day’s end, crews can plug the trailer in or wire the shop up to charge the batteries while the trailer is parked. A remote charging block allows crews to charge on the fly in the field.

Milwaukee Tool

(Photo: Milwakuee Tool)
(Photo: Milwaukuee Tool)

Indoor Booth No. 1016

Milwaukee’s new M18 Fuel 17-inch Dual Battery String Trimmer meets the performance and durability needs of the green industry professional. This 17-inch String Trimmer can reach full throttle in under 1 second while providing the highest power and the fastest clearing capabilities. As an industry leader in batteries, motors and electronics, Milwaukee Tool is committed to delivering solutions that increase efficiency and create more productive work sites for professional users.

 

Ferris Mowers

(Photo: Ferris)
(Photo: Ferris)

Indoor Booth No. 5016

Outdoor Booth No. 6480

The new Ferris 300e electric zero-turn features ForeFront suspension with automotive-style independent front axles, coil over shocks and innovative control arms. A Vanguard 3.5kW battery powers the 300e which can be charged with a standard outdoor extension cord (Type B) in a 110v outlet. Run time on a full charge is up to 2 hours or up to 3.5 acres. The 300e can reach speeds up to 7 miles per hour and has three blade speeds to adjust for varying grass types and conditions.

ASV

(Photo: ASV)
(Photo: ASV)

Indoor Booth No. 1230

Outdoor Booth No. 7632

ASV’s RT-135 Forestry compact track loader boasts power, performance and operator experience. The RT-135 Forestry’s 132 horsepower engine combined with a 50-gpm maximum auxiliary flow and an oversized auxiliary pump capable of 66 gpm allows the compact track loader to transfer more engine power to the attachment. The extra 16 gpm within the pump means operators can run high-flow attachments, such as mulchers, at full speed while moving the loader and without slowing down the tool. Additionally, the RT-135 Forestry features a 52-gallon fuel tank.

 

Earth & Turf Products

(Photo: Earth & Turf Products)
(Photo: Earth & Turf Products)

Indoor Booth No. 364

Outdoor Booth No. 6368

Earth & Turf’s MultiSpread 415 SP stand-on topdresser is a four-wheel drive, four-wheel steer, 15 cubic foot topdresser. With the four-wheel drive, four-wheel steer system the operator gets close to edges and corners. Featuring a 48-inch-wide brush dispeller, it efficiently spreads at up to 7 mph. The box will hold 1,500 pounds or nearly 1 cubic yard of heaped material. The MultiSpread 415 SP is a self-propelled top dresser powered by an onboard 20-horsepower Honda GX630 and a hydrostatic drive.

Pickett Equipment Co. 

(Photo: Pickett Equipment Co.)
(Photo: Pickett Equipment Co.)

Indoor Booth No 11019

The Handler IV is a 230-gallon induction system. The Handler comes with a total drainage tank, a dual port venturi for bulk chemical induction, twin agitation lines, two 16-inch hinged lids, container and tank rinsing nozzles, a four-way forkliftable steel frame and a pump containment tray. Using closed-loop recirculation through the dual port venturi, this model inducts bulk chemicals into the tank. It features a full 10 or 20-liter container emptying and rinsing capabilities.

 

Grasshopper Mowers

(Photo: Grasshopper Mowers)
(Photo: Grasshopper Mowers)

Indoor Booth No. 9136

Outdoor Booth No. 7542

Grasshopper’s stand-on series features an adjustable command center tower, which provides 4.5 inches of range, so operators of all sizes can reach switches, levers and controls; the EZ deck lift lever; and an anti-slip operator platform with a shock-absorbent coil-spring suspension to offer the smoothest ride on the toughest terrain. The stand-on series also features the transmission and engine mounted on the deck, so as the height deck changes it does not impact the drive belts or engine components.

Leaf Burrito

(Photo: Leaf Burrito)
(Photo: Leaf Burrito)

Indoor Booth No. 276

The 5-foot Leaf Burritos now have 11 heavy-duty handles, can be zipped together as a trailer cover and can be stood up for additional top-loading. The patented five-zipper design starts completely flat for instant loading and stands up vertically. Opened flat dimensions are 5-by-7.33 feet. Zipped dimensions are 5-by-3 feet. Made using UV-coated industrial-grade mesh fabric, heavy-duty YKK zippers and 11 ergonomic handles, this 5-foot black mesh version holds 4 to 6 bags worth of debris and easily hoses off with water when necessary.

(Photo: Arborgold)
(Photo: Arborgold)

Arborgold Software

Indoor Booth No. 8140

Arborgold’s mobile apps help companies manage every aspect of crews’ productivity in both English and Spanish, from estimating and routing to job management and time tracking. Arborgold’s Crew App speeds up productivity with advanced routing and job management features, eliminates communication gaps between the office and the field and increases visibility to labor costs with GPS location crew time tracking.

Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting

Indoor Booth No. 24073

Vista’s Chroma Connect RGBW Bluetooth mesh product line transforms outdoor spaces with up to 16 million color combinations, and users easily control it via smartphone or tablet. It offers a user-friendly Bluetooth mesh interface and simple installation for versatile, dynamic lighting.

Scythe Robotics

(Photo: Scythe Robotics)
(Photo: Scythe Robotics)

Indoor Booth No. 2088

Scythe Robotics’ M.52 — the all-electric, fully autonomous commercial mower — uses advanced robotic technology to navigate commercial landscape environments while delivering a high-quality cut. Scythe M.52 increases the productivity of your crews by taking care of the mowing while they focus on higher value and more complex tasks on site, like edging, trimming and blowing. And as a battery-powered machine, it cuts your crews’ emissions from mowing.

 

(Photo: SatQuote)
(Photo: SatQuote)

SatQuote

Indoor Booth No. 4015

SatQuote is an online tool and mobile app that combines aerial and satellite imagery with an AI-powered measurement and design system to create, share and manage map-based quotes with customers quickly. This new software application makes it easier for outdoor service businesses to win more jobs by streamlining the process of managing leads, accurately measuring, creating designs, estimating labor and materials and creating high-quality quotes.

MiniTrencher

(Photo: MiniTrencher)
(Photo: MiniTrencher)

Indoor Booth No. 2036

Outdoor Booth No. 6106

MiniTrencher’s GeoRipper e/B utilizes a Greenworks or Makita 40-volt max XGT electric battery motor. The GeoRipper e/B includes a battery-powered motor, battery and charger, as well as MiniTrencher’s digging chains, bars and accessories. The GeoRipper e/B with the Makita platform can be combined with the
electric SiBore Drill models to give a complete package
to end users.

(Photo: Stellar)
(Photo: Stellar)

Stellar

Indoor Booth No. 30081

The Stellar Industries’ cable hoist container hook lift adapter kit helps owners of current winch-style cable hoists introduce productivity-enhancing hook lifts into their fleet while utilizing their existing containers. Adapted containers can be used for both hook lifts and winch-style cable hoists, increasing flexibility and versatility. With a hook lift, an operator can simply deploy the hook, back up to the container, hook the container and pull it onto the truck all from the truck cab.

Kubota Tractor Co.

Indoor Booth No. 5084

Outdoor Booth No. 7400

Kubota’s newest zero-turn mower introduction is the ZD1611, which features a common rail engine. The ZD1611 is available in three deck configurations: a 72-inch side-discharge mower and 60- and 72-inch rear-discharge mowers. The ZD1611 features an air-ride suspension seat with reclining and adjustable lumbar support. A 12V power outlet conveniently placed in the cup holder allows for the charging of electronic devices. A tie-down point on the front axle provides extra security when transporting the mower.

(Photo: SMI Compact)
(Photo: SMI Compact)

SMI Compact

Indoor Booth No. 27067

The SMI Compact 90TS Screener is perfect for on-site processing. Easily transportable on a landscaping trailer, the 90TS can produce up to 90 tons of high-quality topsoil per hour. Operators can put on-site material through the 90TS to remove debris and make fresh topsoil.

(Photo: Hilltip)
(Photo: Hilltip)

Hilltip

Indoor Booth No. 2164

Hilltip Spraystriker HFE series spray units are hi-flow, all-electric spray units capable of up to 40 gallons per minute in sizes ranging from 500 to 3,250 gallons. Equipped with Strikesmart controllers with automatic mode and HTrack two-way tracking/control systems helps contractors know how much material is applied and can better optimize their operations.

(Photo: Moasure)
(Photo: Moasure)

Moasure

Indoor Booth No. 26016

Moasure One is a motion measurement device that enables landscaping professionals to rapidly measure complex spaces, calculate area, perimeter, elevations and more. As a contractor moves, Moasure’s companion smartphone app will simultaneously draw measurements, giving a complete and comprehensive diagram of the job site. Measurements captured with Moasure can be exported straight into design software programs, including AutoCAD, Vectorworks, SketchUp and more, without an additional cost.

Takeuchi-US

(Photo: Takeuchi)
(Photo: Takeuchi)

Indoor Booth No. 11146

Outdoor Booth No. 7734

Takeuchi’s TB350R compact excavator features a short tail swing design for working in confined spaces. Easily switch hydraulically driven attachments with the cab model’s dedicated coupler circuit. A high-flow primary auxiliary circuit makes the TB350R ideal for landscaping, hardscaping, demolition and vegetation management. The TB350R’s compact design allows landscape contractors to work in smaller yards or other confined areas and worry less about rear-swing impacts.

(Photo: Brown Equipment Co.)
(Photo: Brown Equipment Co.)

Brown Equipment Company

Indoor Booth No. 29078

The Mulch Mule is designed from the ground up for all types of bulk material and engineered to automate tasks. The Mulch Mule loads a wheelbarrow in 3 to 6 seconds. It spreads mulch evenly and consistently and manages a variety of materials. The Mulch Mule features a live floor system, curbside discharge and a Honda GXi390 engine. The Mulch Mule comes loaded with a 15 cubic yard aluminum hopper with a quick-discharge live floor system, hydraulic jack, 12-volt tarp, powerful vacuum and auto tarping system.

TP Chipper

(Photo: TP Chipper)
(Photo: TP Chipper)

Indoor Booth No. 20078

TPchipper’s electric chippers — TP 175 ZE (6-inch-plus capacity), the TP 215 ZE (8-inch-plus capacity) and the TP 280 (11-inch-plus capacity) — are modular and offered in a trailed version or as a track version, stand-on or remote controlled. The TP 215 and TP 280 are available with an in-feed turntable. All TPchippers’ electric chippers feature a lithium-ion battery with a guaranteed five-year service life and a minimum of 2,500 charges.

(Photo: Ryobi)
(Photo: Ryobi)

Ryobi

Indoor Booth No. 1004

The Ryobi 80-volt HP brushless Whisper Series 30-inch cross-cut lawn mower provides more power than a 223cc gas mower while operating 70 percent quieter. Users can tackle up to 1 acre with 90 minutes of runtime with the included Ryobi 80-volt 10Ah lithium battery.

PRO Landscape Design Software

Indoor Booth No. 10186

(Photo: Stihl)
(Photo: Stihl)

PRO Landscape Design Software’s version 25 adds numerous features, including a redesigned 3D editor. The new 3D editor allows users to craft stunning 3D models, apply decking, arbors, pergolas and create immersive 3D walkthroughs.

Stihl

Indoor Booth No. 5068

Outdoor Booth No. 8000

Paired with the AP 500 S, Stihl’s FSA 200 R trimmer delivers proven cutting performance comparable to Stihl gas units. With the long-lasting AP 500 S, this versatile trimmer powers through a wide range of landscaping jobs.

Gravely

(Photo: Gravely)
(Photo: Gravely)

Indoor Booth No. 7120

Outdoor Booth No. 6160

Gravely Axis compact utility loader series is the ultimate multi-tool with a self-leveling bucket and adjustable hydraulics. It offers a universal attachment plate that accommodates an all-purpose bucket, 4-in-1 bucket, auger, stump grinder, brush grapple, pallet forks and more. A 25-horsepower Kubota diesel engine supplies power to operator-controlled hydraulics that lift, dig, trench and more through a series of easily interchangeable attachments on a universal mounting plate.

 

Foamstream

Indoor Booth No. 23102

(Photo: Practical Products)
(Photo: Practical Products)

The Foamstream L12 can be used for a variety of tasks, not just for weed control. Use the L12 to kill unwanted vegetation, for cleaning tasks such as graffiti removal and sanitizing street furniture. The L12 is a portable, compact machine. The L12 has a quick start-up of between 30 and 60 seconds and is simple and easy to use. It features a hose length of 65 feet. The L12 wand weighs just 5.5 pounds.

Practical Products

Indoor Booth No. 561

The A.N.T. (Apparatus for Navigating Tarps) is a heavy-duty tarp-dragging tool that makes it faster, safer and easier to pull tarps. Clip into the grommets of a tarp, lean into the pad and The A.N.T. makes moving tarps a breeze. The A.N.T. features heavy-duty construction and stores compact or attached. The A.N.T. helps users maintain forward awareness, pass through gates easily and simplify emptying tarps.

Oregon Tool

Indoor Booth No. 3164

(Photo: Oregon Tool)
(Photo: Oregon Tool)

Oregon engineered its SpeedCut Nano with maximum efficiency to meet the demands of tree care professionals. This 0.325-inch low-profile, closed-cutting system brings a new level of performance to existing 1- to 3-horsepower saws. The unique design of SpeedCut Nano 80TXL increases cutting efficiency by as much as 15 percent. Oregon’s micro-chisel cutter stays sharp in tough conditions while providing a precision surface.

(Photo: PermaGreen)
(Photo: PermaGreen)

PermaGreen Supreme

Indoor Booth No. 7018

Outdoor Booth No. 7441

The Triumph Electric is PermaGreen’s first electric ride-on sprayer-spreader. The Triumph Electric features 60 amps of power and two swappable 48-volt lithium-ion phosphate batteries. The battery-powered Triumph delivers the power customers expect from gas-powered Triumphs and the run times they need to complete the daily production, all with less noise,less maintenance and easier startups.

Momentum 

(Photo: Momentum)
(Photo: Momentum)

Indoor Booth No. 22098

Momentum provides automatic, precision job costing and real-time profitability calculations. Momentum GPS hardware automatically and accurately captures field activity data and quantifies it into profit or loss insights for every job. All relevant costs — including personnel, transit time, equipment usage, fuel, vehicle maintenance fees, etc. — can easily be assigned to a job and a job site. Included GPS vehicle trackers and light equipment usage trackers combined with job site geofencing automatically and accurately captures and assigns all relevant costs to a job without manual data entry.

(Photo: Blue Thumb)
(Photo: Blue Thumb)

Blue Thumb

Indoor Booth No. 23010

Blue Thumb’s 22-inch transparent sphere fountains are crafted from high-quality acrylic that mimics the visual magic of glass. Witness a mesmerizing cascade as water fills and flows down the sphere’s curves, perfect for indoor and outdoor settings. Lightweight and durable, Blue Thumb’s complete kits make installation a breeze.

Reddick Equipment

(Photo: Reddick Equipment)
(Photo: Reddick Equipment)

Indoor Booth No. 7010

The new poly weld body with enclosed and open top and 80-inch roll-up doors will fully enclose and keep equipment secure and out of the elements. The body can be fully wrapped with a company logo and information.

Greene County Fertilizer

Indoor Booth No. 4004

N-Ext Air-8 liquid aeration offers improved nutrient efficiency, water penetration and root mass to any fertility program. Use as a standalone application as an alternative to mechanical aeration. N-Ext Air-8 is designed to loosen topsoil and

(Photo: C5 Manufacturing)
(Photo: C5 Manufacturing)

encourage deeper rooting to allow for greater oxygenation of the root zone. Safe for use on all turf and soil types.

C5 Manufacturing

Indoor Booth No. 7212

C5’s new landscape bed includes a side dump box on the front of the body that allows individual mowers to dump their clippings and return to mowing in less than 30 seconds.

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