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KINSHOFER Completes Product Range, Gains Breaker Line with Acquisition of Hammer

KINSHOFER, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, is expanding its product line to include hydraulic breaker excavator attachments following the acquisition of Hammer SRL, an Italy-based manufacturer of demolition, excavation, recycling, and material handling attachments. KINSHOFER chose the company because of its reputation for quality and more than 30 years of experience in the market. The new line includes 22 breakers for carriers from .5 ton to 200 tons and joins an already expansive line of KINSHOFER tools.

KINSHOFER announced the acquisition and debuted the new breaker line at World of Concrete 2019.

“These breakers allow us to offer our customers access to a full range of attachments all in one place,” said Francois Martin, KINSHOFER North America general manager. “Hammer will be a great addition to our group of companies, bringing with them high-quality attachments and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.”

The breakers are made up of the KSB Series for carriers from .5 ton to 12 tons and the KFX Series for weights from 8 to 200 tons. Each line includes features to improve operator comfort, reduce wear and improve longevity. The acquisition also includes a variety of grapples, buckets and more. These will serve as an alternative to KINSHOFER’s premium attachment line for the price-restricted customer.

The Hammer management team will stay in its entirety and will continue manufacturing in Italy. Hammer and KINSHOFER will add additional staff to ensure a smooth launch of Hammer’s products and services worldwide through KINSHOFER’s global network.

The acquisition of Hammer demonstrates KINSHOFER’s commitment to being a global leader in the attachments industry and bringing customers only the best tools. Hammer brings extensive experience designing and manufacturing attachments for a variety of carrier types. Like KINSHOFER, the manufacturer uses strict quality control during the entire process, from a careful examination of the steel to be used to the actual creation of the attachment. That attention to quality was a primary reason KINSHOFER chose Hammer.

“We send representatives to every manufacturing facility we acquire to ensure quality standards are consistent,” Martin said. “It’s important to us that our customers receive only the best. It’s why we offer a broad two-year warranty on all of our attachments, including the new breaker line.”

Hammer attachments will retain branding in Europe but will be marked KINSHOFER in North America.

All KINSHOFER attachments are backed by a two-year warranty.

About KINSHOFER

KINSHOFER is one of the world’s leading sources of high-quality attachments for excavators and loader cranes. Founded in Germany in 1971, the KINSHOFER Group includes the Demarec,RF Systems, Auger Torque, Doherty and Solesbee’s brands. KINSHOFER offers a wide product range with just about every type of attachment for equipment carriers with and without hydraulics in industries as diverse as scrap, demolition, railway, landscaping, construction, snow clearing, excavating, road building, forestry, tire recycling, and biomass. For more information: Kinshofer USA, 6420 Inducon Drive, Suite G, Sanborn, NY 14132; 800-268-9525; sales-usa@kinshofer.com; www.kinshofer.com

Summer Really Is Coming, DEWALT® Unveils Two Lawn Mowers

Mowers expand the DEWALT 20V MAX* and 40V MAX* systems

The 2x20V MAX* Brushless Mower is optimized for use with DEWALT construction battery platforms. The two DEWALT 20V MAX* 5.0Ah Batteries (DCB205) work simultaneously to deliver the power demanded by the user and provide flexibility to be used with other tools in the DEWALT 20V MAX* system. The 2x20V MAX* Brushless Mower marks the continued expansion of the DEWALT 20V MAX* system of 100+ products and is also compatible with the DEWALT FLEXVOLT® battery system for maximum flexibility and extended runtime.

The 40V MAX* Brushless Mower is optimized for use in landscaping applications. Powered by one DEWALT 40V MAX* 6.0Ah Battery (DCB406), the 40V MAX* Brushless Mower marks the continued expansion of the 40V MAX* system of outdoor power equipment from DEWALT.

Both the 2x20V MAX* and 40V MAX* Brushless Mowers feature high-efficiency brushless motors to deliver consistent cutting performance. They also both offer a 20” metal deck to cut a large path, a folding handle for upright storage, and front deck and rear deck carrying handles for easy transportation. They can mulch, bag, or rear discharge grass clippings. Additionally, the 2x20V MAX* mower features an on-deck LED light board which signals state-of-charge for each pack and indicates when a recharge is needed.

DEWALT continues to develop both its 20V MAX* and 40V MAX* systems of tools to offer solutions for construction and outdoor applications. Available in early 2018, the 2x20V MAX* Brushless Mower will come kitted with two DEWALT 20V MAX* 5.0Ah Lithium Ion Batteries (DCB205) (DCMW220P2). Also available in early 2018, the 40V MAX* Brushless Mower will come kitted with one DEWALT 40V MAX* 6.0Ah Lithium Ion Battery (DCB406) (DCMW290H1), as well as bare (battery and charger sold separately) (DCMW290B).

The mowers come with the standard DEWALT 3 year limited warranty, 1-year free service, and 90-day money back guarantee.

*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.

*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 40 volts. Nominal voltage is 36. 

DCMW220P22X 20V MAX* DEWALT 3-IN-1 CORDLESS LAWN MOWER (2 X 5.0 AH)

The 2x 20V MAX* DEWALT 3-in-1 Cordless Lawn Mower is powered by (2) 20V MAX* batteries to deliver 2x the voltage. The high-output brushless motor delivers powerful performance and increases torque in high overgrowth. The lawn mower’s 3-in-1 capability allows for mulching, bagging, or rear clipping discharge. It is perfect for properties up to 1/4 acre. For optimal performance, the battery-powered lawn mower can be paired with high capacity 20V MAX* DEWALT batteries or FLEXVOLT® batteries for extended runtime and maximum compatibility across DEWALT battery systems. This cordless lawn mower is designed to help you get the job done with a 20 in. metal deck, quick and easy single lever height adjustment, and folding handles for compact upright storage.

FEATURES & SPECS

FEATURES

  • Powerful brushless motor and (2) 20V MAX* batteries working simultaneously for high power output
  • 3-in-1: mulching, bagging, and rear discharging
  • Heavy-duty 20 in. metal deck
  • Single lever height adjust ranging from 1.5 in. – 3.4 in.
  • Folding handle and lift handles for easy transport and compact storage

SPECIFICATIONS

  • AMPS2 X 5.0 AH AMPS
  • POWER SOURCELITHIUM ION
  • SYSTEM20V MAX*

INCLUDES

  • 20V MAX* DEWALT 3-in-1 Cordless Lawn Mower
  • 2 x DCB205 5.0 Ah 20V MAX* Lithium Ion batteries
  • DCB115 Standard Charger
  • Collection bag
  • Mulching plug

DCMW290H140V MAX* 3-IN-1 CORDLESS LAWN MOWER KIT

With a powerful brushless motor, the 40V MAX* Lawn Mower can cut up to 1/4 acre. It is 3in1, so you can mulch, bag, and discharge clippings out the back. Its metal deck gives it durability. This lawn mower also features a single-lever height-adjust system so you can easily change blade height. The handle also folds to allow for compact storage. Plus, it’s compatible with our line of 40V MAX* DEWALT outdoor power equipment.

FEATURES & SPECS

FEATURES

  • Powerful brushless motor for high power output
  • 3in1: mulching, bagging, and rear discharging
  • Heavy duty 20 in. metal deck
  • Single lever height adjust ranging from 1.5 – 3.4 in.
  • Folding handle and lift handles for easy transport and compact storage

SPECIFICATIONS

  • AMPS 6.0AH AMPS
  • CUTTING PATH20 IN
  • POWER SOURCELITHIUM ION
  • SYSTEM40V MAX*

INCLUDES

  • DCMW290 DEWALT 40V MAX* 3in1 Brushless Mower
  • DCB406 6.0AH battery
  • Charger
  • Collection bag
  • Mulching plug
  • Safety key

 

 

Michelin Expands Tweel Airless Radial Line and Distribution Network

Michelin Tweel Technologies, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., is showcasing new mower products and announcing new distribution outlets during the Green Industry Expo show in Louisville, Ky., with the introduction of:

  • a new 26-inch zero-turn radius (ZTR) mower size for four-bolt wheel-pattern hubs;
  • a new, 18-inch stand-on mower size for a 2018 John Deere model;
  • a new partnership with Sunbelt Outdoor Products for MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® TURF replacement tires and
  • the addition of Ag-Pro as a distributor for X TWEEL TURF products.

“Michelin continues to demonstrate the forward momentum of this award-winning airless tire through the growth of the product portfolio and distribution network,” said Olivier Brauen, head of Michelin Tweel Technologies. “With uptime so crucial for our customers, the MICHELIN X TWEEL airless radial tire provides an unparalleled solution. Building relationships in the market are our goal.”

Scag and other operators of ZTR mowers utilizing a 26-inch, four-bolt pattern rear wheel will now be able to buy the no-compromise airless solution for their commercial mowers. Available through the TWEEL dealer network, the black hub version of the MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF is a single unit, replacing the current tire/wheel/valve assembly. It performs like a pneumatic tire, but without the risk and costly downtime associated with flat tires and unseated beads.

Featured on the 2018 John Deere QuikTrak™ Stand-On commercial lawn mowers, the new 18-inch MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF will be available on this new equipment. The QuikTrak is John Deere’s top-rated stand-on machine for commercial mowers and landscapers. The four-bolt pattern yellow hub is also available on the 24-inch MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF, designed exclusively for the John Deere ZTrak™ 900 Series mowers with 54-, 60- and 72-inch deck sizes.

In an exciting collaboration with Sunbelt Outdoor Products, the distributor will become a partner with Michelin to sell Michelin X TWEEL TURF mower and golf cart products. With seven distribution centers across the United States, Sunbelt Outdoor Products is a wholesale lawn and garden parts distributor, dedicated to servicing outdoor power equipment resellers.

Retail customers will now be able to purchase Michelin X TWEEL TURF products through Ag-Pro Companies. Ag-Pro is one of the largest John Deere dealers in the United States. Headquartered in Boston, Ga., near Thomasville, Ag-Pro operates a total of 50 locations across Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Texas — offering sales, parts, and service — with 960 employees.

 

About the MICHELIN

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks, and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America, Inc. (www.michelinman.com) employs more than 22,650 and operates 20 major manufacturing plants. To learn more about truck tires and services, visit www.michelintruck.com.

DEWALT® Continues to Expand 40V MAX* System for Landscapers

dcb116_3Battery-Powered Outdoor Equipment Offers GAS PERFORMANCE. GUARANTEED.™

DEWALT® continues to expand its 40V MAX* Battery-Powered Outdoor Equipment at the 2016 GIE+EXPO with the new 6-Pack Charging Station (DCB116) and Pole Hedge Trimmers (DCHT895 family).

The 6-Pack Charging Station from DEWALT is designed to charge the batteries necessary to power DEWALT outdoor power equipment and to eliminate the need for 2-cycle gas mix on landscaping trucks. Plug in the 6-Pack Charging Station to sequentially charge up to six 40V MAX* batteries at a fast rate. Each DEWALT 7.5Ah battery charges in under an hour, and each 6.0Ah battery in 45 minutes. Once one battery is charged, the charger will automatically switch to the next battery, choosing the battery closest to full charge. Each battery compartment includes indicators showing charging status: fully charged, charge in process, or waiting to be charged. The 6-Pack Charging Station is also water resistant and includes a cover to help protect the batteries from outdoor elements and landscaping debris. In addition, the 6-Pack Charging Station provides an organized storage solution for DEWALT 40V MAX* batteries and is optimized for transport with carrying handles.

The Pole Hedge Trimmer is designed to cut through a variety of landscape overgrowth including medium and tall hedges as well as large bushes. With a cut-rate equivalent to that of competitive gas-powered units, the 22” dual-reciprocating, laser cut blades offer sharp shearing with a cut capacity of up to 1” thick branches. The Pole Hedge Trimmer features a telescoping shaft for trimming in compact spaces when retracted, as well as in many hard-to-reach areas when fully extended. An articulating head allows the user to maneuver the Pole Hedge Trimmer to a variety of angles, cutting in 8 different positions, adjusted by 15° increments. This Pole Hedge Trimmer provides a runtime of over 3 hours when paired with a 7.5Ah 40V MAX* battery pack (DCHT895X1). Equipped with the brushless motor and removable gear case cover, the Pole Hedge Trimmer allows for easy serviceability and eliminating gas-related maintenance issues.

dcb116_5The 6-Pack Charging Station will be available in early 2017. The Pole Hedge Trimmer , also available in early 2017 will be offered as a stand alone unit or kitted with one 4.0Ah battery or kitted with one 7.5Ah. The DEWALT 40V MAX* Outdoor Power Equipment provides the power, runtime and durability the professional landscaper demands with GAS PERFORMANCE. GUARANTEED™. The DEWALT battery-operated equipment improves workplace efficiency by eliminating trips to the pump, fuel mixing, constant pull starts, minimizes maintenance and provides low noise levels for properties with noise restrictions and cities with bans on noise levels or gas-powered equipment.

DEWALT Outdoor Power Equipment comes standard with a commercial three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and 90-day money-back satisfaction guarantee. Getting into a battery-powered system has never been easier; premium 40V MAX* 6Ah and 7.5Ah batteries come with an extended 2-year free service contract, eliminating many of the maintenance and gas costs including gas, oil, and stabilizer costs associated with operating gas-powered products.

*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 40 volts. Nominal voltage is 36.

 

For more information, visit www.dewalt.com or follow DEWALT on Facebook and Twitter.dcb116_a5

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Michelin To Provide Airless Radial Tire For John Deere Ztrak™ 900 Series Line-Up

MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® TURF™ available exclusively on new John Deere ZTrak 900 B, M, R Series mowers

5714133b-7cf4-4bb2-bff1-6ae7cf9172bd.HRAt this year’s Green Industry and Equipment Expo (GIE), MICHELIN Tweel Technologies announced it has partnered with John Deere to equip its ZTRAK™ 900 Series line-up of zero-turn commercial mowers with the ground-breaking MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® TURF™ as original equipment to replace a standard 24x12x12 tire. Available on the 54-, 60- and 72-inch deck sizes, the MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF eliminates downtime and is maintenance free.

The newest version of this award-winning technology, MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF airless radial tire is available for landscape professionals who normally experience expensive and inconvenient downtime associated with flat tires. Using automotive rubber technology, the tread lasts up to three times longer than standard turf tires. Operators will experience greater performance than with a pneumatic tire, increased uptime, enhanced hillside stability, reduced operator fatigue, and improved productivity resulting in a lower cost of ownership.

“We have been working with the John Deere team for several years and the result is a partnership that has the potential to dramatically change the commercial mowing market,” said Ralph Dimenna, head of Michelin Tweel Technologies. “Our MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF provides the benefits associated with pneumatic tires, but it won’t go flat.”

“John Deere has consistently offered revolutionary technology to the professional landscape contractor and now, in partnership with Michelin, offers the MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF on our 900 Series ZTrak,” said Nick Minas, product manager, John Deere Commercial Mowing. “The MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF could very well be the last rear tire contractors will ever need for their zero-turn mowers.”

The new MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF offers high strength, poly-resin spokes to carry the load and absorb impacts while providing reduced machine bounce. This translates into excellent operator comfort and in turn, productivity. The proprietary design also resists damage. The multidirectional tread pattern is optimized for hillside stability and helps prevents turf damage. The proprietary Comp10 Cable™ technology allows the load to hang from the top, resulting in low contact pressure that mimics air filled tires. The MICHELIN X TWEEL TURF is the only 24x12N12 commercial product available to offer the advantages of no maintenance, no compromise and no downtime. The four bolt pattern, heavy steel gauge steel hub fits a variety of popular zero-turn commercial mowers.

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