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Here you will find our archived News and Events items from our past.

Archived News


"A Steep Slope Mower on a Sod Farm?": As seen in Florida Turf Producers Summer 2014 edition of Clippings Magazine

Industry Innovator - Progressive Turf Equipment: As seen in the March/April 2014 issue of TPI Turf News Magazine (PDF Format: 184kb)

In July 2013, the Canadian Business Journal did an article about Progressive Turf Equipment. Click this link to read the article. (PDF Format: 3mb)

Progressive's Research and Development Manager was interviewed by Superintendent Magazine for their October 2012 issue. Read the article here.

New Mower Concept: TDR-30 Tri-Deck Roller Finishing Mower (PDF Format: 535kb)

Now Available: Low Lift Pro-Ez Change Blade System (PDF Format: 701kb)

Announcing the TDR-22n, Second Generation Production Class Roller Mower (PDF Format: 254kb)


Archived Events


2016 Golf Industry Show

At last year's Golf Industry Show, we announced that the Pro-Flex 120B is now available in either traditional red or industry green. Judging by the response, the choice has been well received! The 2016 show was a huge success, with many customers coming out to see what we had in store for 2016. They learned why the Pro-Flex has the economical advantage over a more expensive, self-contained rough mower. We enjoyed our many visitors at the San Diego Convention Center Feb 10 and 11 at Booth 1421, and look forward to seeing you all again next year!




Look for
our banner
at TPI!

Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) 2016 International Education Conference & Field Day

As a long term supporter of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI), Progressive Turf Equipment was pleased to once again participate as an exhibitor at the TPI International Education Conference and Field Day, held in Houston Texas Feb 22-25, 2016.

All Seasons Grass, Inc. in Brookshire, Texas, located just west of Houston, was the host site for the field day / equipment demonstration.

We thank all attendees for coming out to see what we had planned for 2016!


2015 The Turfgrass Producers of Florida Annual Meeting and Show

In conjunction with our local dealer, MST, (http://www.mstsodequipment.com), Progressive Turf Equipment was once again pleased to have supported the 2015 Turfgrass Producers of Florida Annual Meeting.

For more information please see Turfgrass Producers of Florida website at http://floridaturf.com


2015 Golf Industry Show

The secret is out and it has met with overwhelming acceptance!

Progressive decided to test market a Pro-Flex 120B in green paint at the Golf Industry Show held recently in San Antonio. As a large number of Pro-Flex's are pulled by green tractors, the availability of a green Pro-Flex 120B was well accepted by both current users and those that stopped at our booth to learn more. (Green Pro-Flex's will be available from Progressive later this year.) The big advantage everyone spoke about was the tremendous value the combination that a Pro-Flex and a utility tractor offer, compared to the high purchase price and operating cost of a Tier 4 self-contained rough mower. Since the Pro-Flex has been on the market since 1999, a common theme we heard from users was an appreciation for the durability of a Progressive mower, as many users said, "there's lots of hours left in ours!" Progressive hasn't been sitting idle as the Pro-Flex 120 has had many recent updates that add even more value. See the Pro-Flex page on our website to learn more by clicking here!

Progressive also displayed a remote controlled slope mower at GIS. While not directly targeted towards the golf market, many of the attendees saw many opportunities for a steep slope mower in their home municipalities - and raising awareness is what trade shows are all about. To learn more about the Slope-Pro see our website page. http://www.progressiveturfequip.com/SLOPE-PRO/




Look for
our banner
at TPI!

Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) 2015 International Education Conference & Field Day

Progressive Turf Equipment was pleased to once again participate as an exhibitor at both the trade show and the field day at the recent Turfgrass Producers International (TPI), 2015 International Education Conference & Field Day. We thank Mr. Addink, Larry LeMay and everyone at A-G Sod Farms for their hospitality.

We also want to thank all of our current and the many interested producers who stopped by and learned more about the ways Progressive is driving down the cost of operation.

If you missed the conference, give us a call and we'll be happy to discuss the advantage with you get with Progressive mowers.


2015 The Turfgrass Producers of Florida Annual Meeting and Show

In conjunction with our local dealer, MST, (http://www.mstsodequipment.com), Progressive Turf Equipment was once again pleased to have supported the 2015 Turfgrass Producers of Florida Annual Meeting.

For more information please see Turfgrass Producers of Florida website at http://floridaturf.com

22nd Green Industry Conference

Progressive Turf Equipment is pleased to participate with the local dealer Reinders, in the 22nd Green Industry Conference, to be held March 11-12, 2015 at the Waukesha Expo Center, Milwaukee, WI.

It has grown to become one of the largest independent shows in the country, bringing together nationally known speakers, enlightening seminars and a variety of industry manufacturers all in one place. You will find the latest research, education, equipment and products for green industry professionals in the golf, landscape, sports turf, sod, public park, school and municipal markets.

22nd Green Industry Conference
March 11-12, 2015
Waukesha Expo Center
Suburban Milwaukee, WI

For more information, please refer to the website: http://www.reinders.com/gic15/attendeemain.html

Reinders Website: http://www.reinders.com


2015 STMA Annual Conference

Progressive Turf Equipment was pleased to be represented at the 2015 Sports Turf Managers Association Annual Conference held at DENVER CONVENTION CENTER, Denver Colorado, between January 15 and 16.

For more information on STMA click here: http://www.stma.org/




Look for
our banner
at TPI!

Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) 2014 Summer Convention & Field Day

As a long term supporter of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI), Progressive Turf Equipment was pleased to once again participate as an exhibitor at both the trade show and the field day at the TPI Summer Convention & Field Day, held in Philadelphia July 29 to August 1, 2014.

Focusing on the Turfgrass Producer, Progressive's goal is to drive down the overall cost of mowing turfgrass and we showcased the advancements we've made in this regard.

Setting New Industry Standards, Progressive raises the benchmark once again.

Introduced to the market over a year ago, our maintenance free blade spindles and 100 hour PTO greasing intervals that not only protect the owner's investment from a missed service, they also reduce routine maintenance time and cost. Progressive's Pro Lift-N-Turn™ system found on our roller mowers has simply eliminated the issues competitive models face when turning at the headlands. And there are four different interchangeable blade choices for our larger turfgrass mowers which allow a producer to select the best option for his immediate conditions.

We look forward to seeing you in in San Diego at the next TPI Conference, February 16-19, 2015.


2014 Florida Turfgrass Producers Field Day (April 24 - 25 2014)

Progressive Turf Equipment was once again pleased to attend Turfgrass Producers of Florida conference along with our dealer MST Sod Equipment. The field day was held at Bethel Farms in Sumterville, FL. and we thank them for their hospitality.

In conjunction with MST, (http://www.mstsodequipment.com/) Progressive showcased the latest cost saving offerings for the Turfgrass professional.

Focusing on the Turfgrass Producer, Progressive's goal is to drive down the overall cost of mowing turfgrass. For example, maintenance free blade spindles and 100 hour PTO greasing intervals are now standard equipment on our larger sod mowers. And not to miss owners of older Progressive mowers, an older greasable type blade spindle can be rebuilt with the latest maintenance free bearings- saving the cost of a new housing and blade bar. These industry advancements not only protect the owner's investment from a missed service, they also reduce routine maintenance time and cost.

Progressive had four mowers on display covering a wide range of our product offering. Both the new TDR-30G roller finishing mower and the TDR-22G roller finishing mower were demonstrated. The TDR-22G had two decks equipped with fixed low lift blades while third deck was fitted with the Pro-Ez change blades allowing attendees to compare side by side the cut quality. Also on hand was a TD92 - a 22' finishing mower that is considered the benchmark of the industry. To add interest and show the range of capability within Progressive's engineering group, the Progressive Slope-Pro® remote controlled steep slope mower was also displayed.

For more information on the Slope-Pro® click here.

We thank those that came out to support our industry and we hope to see you again next year.


Another successful Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) 2014 International Education Conference & Field Day

As a long term supporter of Turfgrass Producers International (TPI), Progressive Turf Equipment was pleased to once again participate as an exhibitor at both the trade show and the field day at the TPI winter conference, held in Orlando February 24-27, 2014.

Focusing on the Turfgrass Producer, Progressive's goal is to drive down the overall cost of mowing turfgrass and judging by the comments received, Progressive is on the right track.

Setting New Industry Standards, Progressive raises the benchmark once again.

Turf producers were interested to see the maintenance free blade spindles and 100 hour PTO greasing intervals that Progressive has introduced. These industry advancements not only protect the owner's investment from a missed service, they also reduce routine maintenance time and cost. And for owners of existing Progressive mowers, learning that they could upgrade to the maintenance free blade spindle design without changing the existing spindle housing, was of great interest.

Progressive's Pro Lift-N-Turn™ system found on our roller mowers has simply eliminated the issues competitive models face when turning at the headlands. And there are four different interchangeable blade choices for our larger turfgrass mowers which allow a producer to select the best option for his immediate conditions.

At the field day, Progressive had on display with the new TDR-30G tri-deck roller finishing mower along with a TD92 - which is the long standing benchmark for mowers used in turfgrass production. Both mowers attracted significant interest, even with the uncooperative weather.

We look forward to seeing you in in Philadelphia PA at the TPI Summer Convention & Field Days July 29 - August 1, 2014!

A link to the event on the TPI website can be found [here]. (Link opens a new window to an external website)


A well attended 2014 Golf Industry Show

Progressive Turf Equipment had a very successful 2014 Golf Industry Show (GIS) February 5 and 6.

The attendee response to the Pro-Flex 120B was overwhelming! Superintendents understood right away the added value the Pro-Flex 120B can bring to their own course. As the Pro-Flex is pulled by a separate tractor, significantly less horsepower is required than comparable cut width self-propelled rough mowers require. As most courses already own a suitable utility tractor the cost of getting a new rough mower is a fraction of other options. Between the fuel savings, increased utilization on a currently owned tractor, and not having to justify the high ticket price of a new Tier 4 self-propelled - the Pro-Flex 120B offers significant value for the Superintendent.

But the Pro-Flex 120B is not just another mower!

Several features that were introduced in 2013 were designed to reduce ongoing operating costs and make operation Pro-Flex 120B even easier than before!

These changes include: Pro Lift-N-Turn™ and rubber damped, automatic belt tensioners. Not only are there now fewer moving parts, belt life is increased thereby reducing operating costs. Additionally 25% of the lubrication points have been removed so the cost of routine maintenance is reduced! With the inclusion of Pro Lift-N-Turn™ as standard equipment, the Pro-Flex 120B is easier to use than ever before as the mower decks can be temporarily raised off the ground with the PTO still engaged. This makes crossing a cart path or other minor obstacles easier and faster. Similarly, initial PTO engagement can be done with the decks raised above the grass making engagement gentler on the tractor and mower alike.

For more information on the Pro-Flex 120B click here

Progressive also displayed the Slope-Pro®, a remotely controlled tracked mower with a big 52" wide cut. With the operator remotely positioned away from the mower, the Slope-Pro® has applications where steep slope mowing presents difficulties with traditional mowing methods. While not directly targeted towards the golf industry, the Slope-Pro® shows the capability of Progressive to innovate, design, and manufacture mowers that meet the needs of the industry.

For more information on the Slope-Pro® click here

We look forward to seeing you at the next GIS in San Antonio, Texas, February 21-26, 2015. A link to the event on the Golf Industry Show website can be found [here]. (Link opens a new window to an external website)


Turfgrass Producers International TPI Summer Convention & Field Days (August 2013)

As a long term supporter of Turfgrass Producers International, Progressive Turf Equipment was pleased to once again participate as an exhibitor at the TPI Summer Convention & Field Days, held at Payne's Sod Farm, in Manteno, IL.

On display, Progressive had a TDR-30 "Right-sized" roller finishing mower that is designed to lower your cost of operation. See the show edition of the TPI Turf News magazine for more information. Progressive also displayed the 2nd generation of the most popular 22 foot roller mower in North America, the TDR-22n and the popular TD92 - long regarded as the benchmark of turf grass mowers for its productivity and reliability.

We had the opportunity to talk about our developments targeted towards driving down the cost of mowing turf grass. These include our various blade options that allow producers to optimize their cuts and costs, our exclusive maintenance free blade spindles, and the extended lubrication intervals that many of our PTO shafts now have. We also demonstrated how easy our industry exclusive Pro Lift-N-Turn system is to use and how it protects both your turf and your mower investment.

It was a great event and Progressive continues to be a proud supporter of TPI. We look forward to participating in the 2014 Winter TPI Conference in Orlando, Florida, February 24- 28. Hope to see you there.

More information on the TDR-30 can be found [here].

More information on the TDR-22n can be found [here].

More information on the TD92 can be found [here].


Alabama Turfgrass Association Bi-Annual Sod Producers Field Day (April 2013)

On April 24, Progressive was pleased to attend the Alabama Turfgrass Association Bi-Annual Sod Producers Field Day, held at Craft Turf Farm in Foley, AL.

Progressive Turf Equipment was there together with our local dealers, Southern Specialty Equipment (http://www.ssequip.net/) and Foley Implement Co. (http://www.foley-imp.com/).


2013 Florida Turfgrass Producers Field Day (April 2013)

Progressive Turf Equipment was pleased to support the Turfgrass Producers of Florida by participating in the 2013 Field day on April 18th and 19th on the farm of Bayside Sod in Sarasota, Florida.

In conjunction with our local dealer MST Sod Equipment (http://www.mstsodequipment.com/), Progressive demonstrated the latest cost saving offerings for the Turfgrass professional.



The Progressive booth at the 2013
Golf Industry Show, just prior to the
show floor opening to the delegates.

The 2013 Golf Industry Show was a Success for Progressive Turf Equipment (February 2013)

The Progressive Turf Equipment booth location at the 2013 Golf Industry Show saw a lot of traffic. With great sightlines on all sides and located close to one of the main entrances, the Progressive stand was hard to miss!

On display was a Pro-Flex 120B, showcasing several new features designed to reduce ongoing operating costs and make operation even easier.

The changes include: Pro Lift-N-Turn and rubber damped, automatic belt tensioners. Not only are there now fewer moving parts, belt life is increased reducing operating costs. Additionally 25% of the lubrication points have been removed so the cost of routine maintenance is reduced! With the inclusion of Pro Lift-N-Turn as standard equipment, the Pro-Flex 120B is easier to use than ever before as the mower decks can be temporarily raised off the ground with the PTO still engaged. This makes crossing a cart path or other minor obstacles easier and faster. Also on display was a single deck from the Pro-Flex 120RB Roller mower, so delegates were able to easily compare and discuss the application advantages of the two Pro-Flex designs.

For more information on the Pro-Flex 120B click here

Progressive also displayed the Slope-Pro®, a remotely controlled tracked mower with a big 52" wide cut. Manufactured by Progressive, the Slope-Pro® attracted many customers into the booth. While not directly targeted towards the golf industry, several delegates not only saw a need on their own course for a Slope-Pro but they also gained an added awareness of the capability of Progressive to innovate, design, and manufacture mowers that meet the needs of the industry.

For more information on the Slope-Pro click here

Times are still tough for this industry, but people were generally positive about what the future holds. It was a great show for Progressive.


Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) Midwinter Conference (February 2013)

As a long term supporter of Turfgrass Producers International, Progressive Turf Equipment was pleased to once again participate as an exhibitor at the TPI Midwinter Conference, held in San Antonio February 11 - 15, 2013. We were re-acquainted with many old friends, and had the opportunity to talk about our developments targeted towards driving down the cost of mowing turf grass. At the conference we talked about our various blade options that allow producers to optimize their cuts and costs, we showed our maintenance free blade spindles, and talked about the extended lubrication intervals that many of our PTO shafts now have. We also had an opportunity to discuss first hand our new TDR-30 Tri-Deck mower that is planned as a mid-2013 introduction. The TDR-30 has a 29.5 foot cut and is designed to be used with the tractors many of you now have - so an investment in a new Tier-4 tractor may not be required.


 
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