New stuff at GIE

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DA Quality Lawn & YS, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here's a few photos of that Stryker thing you guys were interested in (below).

    Holy crap! This is a HUGE Expo. Biggest expo I've ever seen for any industry. I didn't know there were this many landscapers - period. Much less at one expo! The show is emmense and the amount of landscapers, LCOs, Hardscapers, etc. there is just astounding.

    The GIE+ Expo was huge, but a little boring for us as neither Brad or I really work much in the maintenance side of our company anymore, and that part of the show was really geared toward maintenance.

    That being said, I see why some of you guys love mowing so much! I got to ride a Gravely Pro-Turn 400 today. It was exhilerating! I wish we had properties big enough to use a mower like that on. What a friggin' blast! The mowing we generally do in our part of Oregon is little 21" push mowers, wet grass, wet feet, grass all over you, etc. Not glorious work at all. But I could definitely see myself riding one of those all day! That was fun!

    Off to some dinner event now. The 4th Street Live is pretty friggin' awesome! Except for the fact that it's a total sausage fest. But aside from that, it's a really good time down there. Gotta go join some people down there now. Check in later. Here's those pics of the Stryker....

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  2. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ok, the altoz mowers look like supercars. Can anyone take good pics and give a good run down on them? Also any idea of pricing?
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  3. Apples

    Apples LawnSite Senior Member
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    I agree with Retro, any info on the Altoz? Has anyone taken a test drive?
     
  4. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hi Guys,

    I am sitting here in my hotel typing this, after a day at the GIE. First timer.
    I did see the Altoz machines...both inside and in the demo area. Took a few pics and will download when I get home unless someone else beats me to it.

    First impressions (looks)...mower looks like a cotton pickin BMW among Chevy's. The engineering level appears high. The mower is almost styled like a car. But enough about that, does it perform? Well, since they just came out this month know one knows for sure until a few lawn guys take the leap and run one for awhile. I DID demo the machine today, and thought it felt pretty good, substantial with a good base. Levers were a little softer than I would like but I don't think a deal killer. Looking at the deck of this machine...I think they have a real winner here. Built similar to Scag's, to get the grass up and out fast. Is not baffled very much like Exmark's, etc.

    Since this co. is based in MN and I do biz there, I would like to mow some grass with one of these. It has potential, and is a slick looking ride. You would have to take a chance on it though, as the parent company has no mower track record to speak of.

    Oh, price range. Not set for sure, but ranges from about $8K for their entry level comml model to I believe $13K for every bell and whistle.
     
  5. retrodog

    retrodog LawnSite Silver Member
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    I hope they will give up a demo..the details look great...
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  6. DA Quality Lawn & YS

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  7. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here's a close-up photo of the Altoz...

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  8. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Has anyone seen if they have updated the exmark/toro 30
    Inch mowers, or if anyone or other companies are taking a stab at the 30 inch mower idea? I would love to hear about this.
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  9. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I just googled it that last years expo was when the original one was released.
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  10. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    I saw the new Kubota Z700 series on Kubota's Facebook page and it looks pretty nice.... I am not there so I am following online and on social media. I would hope for an updated Toro T30 or eXmark C30 but...
     

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