Protero, Inc. 8722 E Research Center Rd New Hope, MN 55428 763-535-4038, Fax 763-535-4633 Toll Free 1-866-476-8376 www.proteroinc.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org New Product Release 2/6/07 Contact: Chuck Campbell Protero, a leading manufacturer of lawn vacuum collection systems, announces the new Pro Vac 18 grass catcher. First introduced in 2005, this durable dump-from-seat plastic hopper the PV 18 made high maintenance metal units obsolete. Originally designed to meet the commercial demand for more efficiency and less maintenance, the new PV 18 offers improved strength with less weight. The secret is a combination of a beefed-up 8 gauge steel base frame with rigid frame tubing. Thanks to the wedge shape of the hopper, capacity is 14 ½ bushels, while adding minimal length and retaining good visibility for the operator. Along with the time-proven universal blower, Protero makes available a competitively priced dump-from-seat lawn vac collection system with great material reduction, capacity, and maneuverability to fit almost every brand of commercial zero turn mower.