PLYMOUTH, Minn. (Oct. 6, 2014) — As we approach GIE+EXPO 2014 and another slate of exciting new products to be introduced to the market, Landscape and Irrigation looks back at the standout new products of the past year.*

The Landscape and Irrigation “Twenty for 2014” new product awards recognize products for the commercial landscape and irrigation markets. Products were judged by the Green Media editorial staff based on innovation, marketability and application within the market. The winning products are profiled in the October issue of Landscape and Irrigation:

The “Twenty for 2014” award winners, in alphabetical order, are as follows:

Aero-Flex 360AF Glider trimmer head attachment
Altoz XC Z line of precision zero-turn mowers
Bandit Stump Gun stump grinding solution
Bobcat Tier 4 5600 and 5610 Toolcat utility work machines
Billy Goat 18-inch SC180H hydrostatic-drive sod cutter
Briggs & Stratton pressure washer with POWERflow+ Technology
Briggs & Stratton Vanguard 810cc engine line
CORE Outdoor Power CORE Elite line of GasLess equipment
Club Car Carryalls with electronic fuel injection engines
EarthWay Flex-Select adaptable spreaders (patents pending)
Echo chain saws with tool-less chain tensioning FasTension System
Exmark EFI-Propane Turf Tracer walk-behind mowers
Grasshopper HighLift collector
Husqvarna 536LiHD60x hedge trimmer
Irritrol 100-S Series Century Plus Scrubber Valve
John Deere 652R and 652R EFI QuikTrak mower models
Kubota Z700 Series zero-turn mowers
STIHL FS 94 R professional trimmer
Turfco Torrent Blower
TurfEx RS7200E spreader/sprayer


For more information about the awards program, or to nominate products for our upcoming “Twenty for 2015” new product awards (products introduced after Oct. 1, 2014), please contact John Kmitta, associate publisher/editor, at


* Manufacturers were allowed to submit more than one new product for consideration, as long as the product was introduced between Oct. 1, 2013, and Sept. 30, 2014. The 20 winners were selected from among qualifying nominations.


About Landscape and Irrigation magazine: Landscape and Irrigation remains the independent voice of the industries for which it is named, and reaches decision makers throughout the landscape and irrigation markets. Landscape and Irrigation is published by Green Media, a division of EPG Media/Specialty Information Media, Plymouth, Minn. For more information, visit



John Kmitta
Associate Publisher/Editor