Fuel-efficient brushcutters

Stihl, Virginia Beach, Va., introduces the FS 360 C-E and FS 460 C-EM brushcutters, powered by low-emission engines that are approximately 20 percent more fuel-efficient than previous models. The FS 460 C-EM features the STIHL M-Tronic system, designed to intelligently manage the engine to deliver optimum power at all times. The STIHL M-Tronic engine automatically adjusts to changes in elevation, temperature and air filter cleanliness, eliminating the need for manual carburetor adjustments. It also compensates for fuel quality and varying octane levels, and its memory function automatically restores previous settings when subsequent conditions have not changed. Both the STIHL FS 360 C-E and the FS 460 C-EM feature a large, 25.4 oz. translucent fuel tank, which results in longer run times and less refueling, and the Easy2Start system makes starting fast and easy. The rugged professional design and four-point anti-vibration system allow for optimal control and helps to reduce user fatigue.

For more information: www.stihlusa.com/trimmers/FS360CE.html


Irrigation control software

Valley Irrigation, Valley, Neb., has introduced Pivot Cruise Control software, developed to allow growers to be more precise with chemigation and fertigation. With the patent-pending Cruise Control, growers can program a center pivot irrigation machine equipped with a Pro2 control panel to automatically adjust its speed, based on completing a defined number of degrees in a specific amount of time. This feature will help producers more precisely manage chemigation and fertigation through their center pivot irrigation equipment.

For more information: www.valleyirrigation.com


Zero-turn mower

Kubota Tractor Corp., Torrance, Calif., has introduced the new ZG332, Kubota’s most powerful gasoline zero-turn model yet. The new model boasts a 32.5-horsepower liquid-cooled Kubota gasoline engine, hydrostatic transmission and Pro Commercial mower deck in both 60- and 72-inch options. In addition to its exceptional power, the new ZG332 also offers duel fuel tanks for nearly 13 gallons of fuel capacity to help get through long days on the green. Kubota’s Z-Series features a full-flat operator platform to provide optimal operator comfort, as well as features like the hands-free parking brake and hands-free hydraulic deck lift to further reduce operator fatigue after long hours on the job.

For more information: www.kubota.com