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Doosan Bobcat completes acquisition of BOB-CAT Mowers, and the Steiner and Ryan grounds maintenance brands

Doosan Bobcat Inc., a global leader in the compact equipment industry, today announced it has completed its acquisition of the BOB-CAT Mowers and the Steiner and Ryan brands of grounds maintenance equipment from Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.

“We are pleased and proud to welcome the BOB-CAT, Steiner and Ryan team members into the Doosan Bobcat family,” said Mike Ballweber, president of Doosan Bobcat North America. “We are bringing great people and strong brands into our organization to help further grow our business and reach more customers and markets.”

Doosan Bobcat announced the signing of a definitive agreement in December 2019 to acquire BOB-CAT Mowers and the Steiner and Ryan brands of grounds maintenance equipment, including the Johnson Creek, Wisc., manufacturing facility. Approximately 200 employees at the manufacturing facility and members of the distributor and dealer direct field sales and technical support teams will join Doosan Bobcat.

“A dedicated group has been working on the integration plans, and we are excited about what our expanded team and new brands will accomplish together,” said Ballweber. “This will position Doosan Bobcat to offer a broader range of quality products and solutions to our dealers, distributors and customers.”

The investment is part of Doosan Bobcat’s long-term, strategic growth initiatives as a global leader in the compact equipment industry, in addition to demonstrating its long-term commitment to employees and the communities in which it operates.

Doosan Bobcat was advised by law firm Barnes & Thornburg LLP, and Croft & Bender LP served as financial advisor to Doosan Bobcat. Schiller Grounds Care Inc. was advised by law firm Blank Rome LLP, and BDO Capital Advisers LLC served as financial adviser to Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.

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ABOUT DOOSAN BOBCAT INC.
Doosan Bobcat, a leading global manufacturer of construction, agriculture and landscaping equipment, attachments and services, is committed to empowering people to accomplish more. As a part of the Doosan Group, which employs 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide, the company offers its customers products and solutions to help build stronger businesses and communities. Based in Seoul, South Korea, with its North America headquarters in West Fargo, North Dakota, Doosan Bobcat is home to world-renowned brands. This includes: Bobcat® compact equipment; Doosan Portable Power products; BOB-CAT Mowers; Ryan and Steiner grounds maintenance equipment; and Geith attachments. For more information, visit doosanbobcat.com.

ABOUT DOOSAN BOBCAT NORTH AMERICA
Doosan Bobcat North America, is the U.S. and Canadian subsidiary of Doosan Bobcat Inc. As a leading global manufacturer of construction, agriculture, landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment, attachments and services, the company is committed to empowering people to accomplish more. For more information, visit bobcat.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.

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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