Gravely® Introduces New Diesel Pro-Turn 400 XDZ Series Mower to Commercial Lineup Air-suspension seat offers the most comfortable ride Gravely® announces the expansion of the Pro-Turn 400 series commercial lineup with the introduction of a new diesel zero-turn mower. The diesel mower features a 25hp Kubota® engine to deliver superior performance and efficiency and is available in a 60- and 72-inch deck. Also featured is Gravelys industry-leading air-suspension seat for maximum operator comfort. Launching the diesel Pro-Turn 400 allows Gravely to meet the needs of landscape professionals looking for a high-performing alternative to gasoline mowers and demonstrates a commitment to continued upgrades for the Pro-Turn 400 Series lineup. Diesel engines are known for their long lifespan and fuel efficiency, explained Brian Anundsen, commercial product marketing manager for Ariens Company. Coupled with Kubotas reputation in producing durable, high-performance and reliable diesel engines, the additional features integrated into the Pro-Turn 400 make it an optimum choice for customers seeking a diesel-powered mower. The demand for diesel continues to rise as the price of gas increases and, thanks to recent technological advancements, diesel is a cleaner burning fuel than ever. Gas savings, fuel-efficiency and the ability to complete jobs more efficiently make investing in a diesel-powered mower a smart choice, said Anundsen. Gravelys diesel and gasoline Pro-Turn 400 Series models are designed for operator comfort and ease of use to keep operators running at maximum productivity. The series features the industrys first air-suspension seat with added seat isolation to provide a smooth, comfortable ride for all-day operation. The air pressure can be adjusted with the touch of a button and comfort foam feels more like an office chair than a standard mower seat. The seat rides smoothly over rough terrain, allowing faster mowing speeds and increased productivity. A rubber isolated foot platform also minimizes vibration for a more comfortable ride. The Pro-Turn units also feature a 13. 4-gallon fuel capacity and large flat-free front tires. The seven-gauge fabricated and welded X-Factor® Deck features an easy-to-operate deck-lift system aimed at reducing operator fatigue, dial adjust height-of-cut system and maintenance free XL Spindles®. The unit also includes standard foldable ROPs, designated front and rear tie-down points, double-sided anti-scalp brackets and heavy-duty side-discharge chute. The Pro-Turn units are covered by Gravelys three-year limited commercial warranty. The Pro-Turn 400 diesel models include: 60-inch Deck: 25hp Kubota® Diesel 72-inch Deck: 25hp Kubota Diesel The Pro-Turn 400 gasoline models include: 52-inch Deck: 24.5hp Kawasaki® FX 751V 29hp Kohler® EFI 60-inch Deck: 31hp Kawasaki FX 921V 29hp Kohler EFI 27hp Kawasaki FX 850V 24.5hp Kawasaki FX 751V 66-inch Deck: 27hp Kawasaki FX 850V 72-inch Deck: 31hp Kawasaki FX 921V For more information visit www.gravely.com. Established in 1933 in Brillion, Wis., Ariens Company is a leading manufacturer of outdoor power equipment for both consumer and professional use. The companys premium international brands include Ariens Sno-Thro® and Ariens lawn and garden products for consumers; Countax® and Westwood® lawn tractors; and Gravely® and Parker® commercial equipment for the landscape management, facilities maintenance and sports field sectors. Ariens affiliates, Stens Corporation, J Thomas and Ariens Pty Ltd. (Australia), supply replacement parts to the outdoor power equipment industry. Ariens Company employs more than 1,400 people, with operations in Wisconsin, Nebraska, Indiana, Alabama, Michigan, the United Kingdom, Norway and Australia. Visit www.ariens.com for more information.