Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

SEP 2018

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September 2018 33 needed for the specific conditions. "So if you are in thick soupy grass you can put it in max mode and that will deliver really strong power without any RPM droop from the engine," states Vostman. In the efficient mode, he says that operators can experi - ence up to 20 percent savings on fuel. The technology comes with a factory set point for average use but can be custom - ized as needed; an industry exclusive according to Vostman. While monitoring the machine's health – engine tempera - ture, oil pressure and the electrical system – if any factory- defined thresholds are exceeded, a visual and audible warn - ing is given and the unit goes into safe transport mode so you can get back to the trailer. On the diesel models, the technology also monitors the Tier 4 regeneration process as well. And on all models, operator defined maintenance in - tervals can be set, and a visual and an audible alert – loud enough to be annoying – serve as reminders. "This is definitely the direction the industry is starting to head as more operators and fleet managers get adapted to it, and find it a benefit," Vostman says when talking about onboard technology – but he may as well be talking about all the advancements taking place in landscape maintenance equipment. LC DBM Above This console-mounted LCD monitor screen provides an easy-to-use interface and three multi-function push buttons that let the operator select from the three defined operating modes, choose from six customizable engine speed set points for the Low, Efficient and Max modes, with the power takeoff (PTO) engaged or not, and navigate through the menu screens. I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 4 7 2 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 4 4 6

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