Beyerl has seen renewed interest for commercial hydro walk-behind mowers in areas with large unsupervised crews where turf damage is a concern. Stand-on mowers are also gaining popularity, but he stresses it is all about the individual contractor and their needs.
“They (contractors) are all figuring out where this technology fits in their business,” says Beyerl. “The need for productivity will drive so much of the buying decisions in the near future.”
Prosumers are also assessing how these technologies can help them to maintain their own properties. Beyerl says the prosumer market is growing and should remain a dealer focus. Contractors and prosumers alike will be turning to their dealers in 2013 for a wide offering of commercial-grade mowers that provide a high-quality cut in less time.