Outdoor Power Equipment

April 2017

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PRODUCTS 38 APRIL 2017 OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT www.outdoorpowerequipment.com P R O D U C T N E W S Kubota enters alliance with Smart Path Systems for its precision guidance technology products Kubota Tractor Corporation recently entered an alliance with Smart Path Systems LLC for its precision guidance technology products that will be available at select dealerships nationwide for Kubota M, L and B-Series tractors, Kubota F-Series mowers and Kubota utility vehicles. "Kubota is the first to bring this level of technology to the market segment," said Todd Stucke, Kubota senior vice president, market- ing, product support and strategic projects. "Applying Smart Path's precision guidance technology to Kubota equipment furthers our commitment to continuous improvement. We Walbro releases specially formulated carburetor and fuel system cleaner Walbro LLC recently introduced its specially formulated Walbro Carburetor and Fuel System Cleaner, which may be used for all 2-stroke and 4-stroke engine applications. "As the largest manufacturer of carburetors and fuel systems, Walbro is uniquely qualified to understand the requirements of cleaning and maintaining fuel systems," said Walbro CEO Matthew Riddle. "Using our knowledge and experience in the outdoor power and powersports markets, we've rigorously tested our new carburetor and fuel system cleaner for material compatibility, as well as cleaning, anti-corrosion and lubricating properties, ensuring our distribution partners access to the highest-quality cleaning formula." The Walbro Carburetor and Fuel System Cleaner consists of a special blend of cleaning agents and lubricants that safely removes carbon and deposits. The shake-can with a unique 2-way nozzle makes it easy to activate and spray, while the specially designed lubricants help to prevent corrosion. The product is currently available through Walbro's global distribution network. "By using Walbro Carburetor and Fuel System Cleaner as part of a maintenance routine, our customers and partners can prevent rough- running engines and engines that won't start, eliminating expensive downtime and maintenance costs through improved machine reliability," added Riddle. Rotary offers assortment of trimmer line parts and accessories for 2017 A wide assortment of commercial-strength trimmer line, parts and accessories are featured in Rotary's 2017 catalog for servicing dealers and distributors. A special 28-page trimmer section includes photos, illustrations and descriptions, as well as a trimmer head application chart. Featured items for 2017 are diamond-cut, quad- tex, premium-quad, precut and durable vortex trimmer line that produces less noise and requires less operating power. Rotary's trimmer line is manufactured in the USA at its state-of-the-art production facility in Glennville, Ga. In addition, Rotary offers a variety of fast-loading trimmer heads, replacement spools, covers, housing and cam assemblies. Popular commercial trimmer systems with bump-n-feed heads are available for easy line advancing and dual-line indexing with durable nylon construction and a large-capacity spool for easy release. More than 9,500 different outdoor power equipment parts, including hundreds of new items, are listed in Rotary's 2017 catalog. The catalog includes more than 1,625 pages complete with photos, descriptions and cross-referencing numbers for most brands, along with many hard-to-find and discontinued parts. The entire catalog may be downloaded in a PDF format from the company's user-friendly website at rotarycorp.com. give our customers the tools they need to get their work done more efficiently and effective- ly, and this alliance will give our customers ac- cess to advanced technology that will further enhance their user experience and make them more productive and more profitable." Precision guidance technology enables the use of autonomous steering of Kubota equipment for mowing, sweeping, spraying, or snow plowing with greater precision by utilizing dual GPS antennas for sub-inch accuracy, an easy-to-use Android tablet interface, and live satellite map feeds that are accessed through a web portal management system. Government, commercial and farming organizations can assign, track, and manage their operators and equipment fleet from one easy-to-use website. Operators have the option of taking predetermined paths created in the web portal management system, or record their own path, allowing them to replay the exact same route at any time in the future. This record and replay approach is ideal for plowing snow and sweeping walking trails, spraying along fence rows or cracks, repeated mowing by less-experienced operators, and striping a fairway with precise consistency. According to Smart Path, users of the technology have experienced a 20-percent increase in timesavings or productivity gain. "Creating an alliance with Kubota was the next big step for Smart Path's leadership position in precision guidance for grounds maintenance and horticulture," said Steve Booher, CEO of Smart Path Systems LLC. "Our technology will increase productivity; improve efficiencies; and most importantly, provide significant labor savings for Kubota customers."

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