THE NEW PRO Z 100 SERIES LAUNCHES!
Cub Cadet’s new PRO Z 100 Series was created by working
alongside professional contractors to engineer commercial
equipment that blends heavy-duty design, power and efficiency
with amazing comfort.
Featuring a fully-reinforced frame, triple guard fabricated deck
and commercial electronic fuel-injected engines for amazing fuel
efficiency, the PRO Z 100
Series is built to stand strong.
Add four-wheel steering that
eliminates turf damage and
stability for up to 20° slopes,
the PRO Z 100 Series will give
you the confidence that your
equipment will work hard all
day, every day.
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Plans are already in place for the initiative to run again in
2017, with applications opening later this year.
KENNARDS RELEASE NEW WEBSITE
Kennards have gone live with a new online hire website
which is proving to be a first for the industry. Using the first
live equipment hire platform in Australia, customers can now
browse, select and book all the tools for the job from their
computer, tablet or smartphone.
Chief operating officer and acting CEO of Kennards
Hire, Bill Whitehouse, said delivering a convenient,
anywhere, anytime option for hiring was a key motivator for
producing the new website.
“We knowour customers can be time poor and unexpected
jobs can pop up on-site last minute,” Bill explained.
“To help customers, we wanted to provide an easy browse,
order and pay online service available 24/7.”
Theo Triantafillides, chief commercial officer, said giving
Kennards Hire customers ease and convenience was the main driver
in the creation of the new site.
“We spent months refining it to be something that made sense
and is easy for the customer, as well as providing an excellent self-
service experience,” Theo said.
The site includes ‘how to’ guides and videos to help Kennards
Hire customers to complete jobs safely. Account customers can
access their accounts and also pay invoices online.
Widening the scope of their service, the newwebsite aims to appeal
to all varieties of Kennards Hire customers, from tradies and commer-
cial users to DIY’ers, weekend warriors and everything in-between.
FUEL SAVING DEVICE TO BE
MANUFACTURED IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Production of a fuel saving device for internal combustion engines
will begin in South Australia in the coming months.
Hydroflex is preparing final trials of its version one hydrogen-
based fuel reduction system ahead of its commercial launch.
The system can cut fuel use by 10 to 15 per cent while reduc-
ing exhaust emissions and can be fitted to diesel or petrol engines
ranging in size from a car to a cruise ship.
Hydroflex, formerly known as Hydrogen Power Systems,
relocated from San Diego in the United States to the Tonsley
Innovation Hub in South Australian capital Adelaide in April.
The company will begin by focusing on devices for large
engines such as generators on mining sites, long-haul trucks, ships
and diesel trains because they represent the biggest opportunities in
terms of fuel savings and emission reductions. Independent testing
will begin on generators for the mining industry and trucks for the
transport industry in the coming weeks.
The first commercial units are expected to be available for sale
before the end of the year.
Chief technology officer and inventor Richard Connors, who has
been working on the device for a decade, said the business was highly
scalable and would continue to expand as demand grew.
The Hydroflex system can cut fuel use by 10 to 15 per cent, reduce exhaust
emissions and be fitted to diesel or petrol engines.
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