Steel Green Manufacturing, Lebanon, Indiana, announced an early order program at the 2019 GIE+Expo. The company is offering up to 7% off 2020 machines purchased by Nov. 30. The offer is valid at participating dealers.
The early order program also includes discounts up to 20% off on parts. As an independent parts dealer, the company sells parts for a variety of spreader/sprayer machine brands.
Steel Green also revealed several new features on its 2020 model year spreader/sprayers. All three models feature high-capacity spray tanks and fertilizer hoppers, stainless steel chassis, 21-horsepower engines, 20/50 amp charging systems and zero-turn steering.
Steel Green’s largest spreader/sprayer is the SG52. It has dual 30-gallon spray tanks, a Spyker 225-pound hydraulic-driven granular system and high-density poly fertilizer trays. The unit holds up to 60 gallons of liquid and 325 pounds of granular product. It can treat up to 240,000 square feet on a single fill with ¼-gallon spray nozzles.
The SG46 zero-turn spreader/sprayer has all the power and spreading capacity of the larger model but in a more compact size. Dual 15-gallon spray tanks offer 30 gallons of liquid capacity while the 225-pound hopper and fertilizer trays hold up to 325 pounds of granular product.
The SG36 zero-turn spreader/sprayer can travel up to 10 miles per hour and treat up to 120,000 square feet on a single fill. Features include dual 15-gallon spray tanks, a Spyker 125-pound hydraulically-driven granular system and high-density poly fertilizer trays. It holds up to 30 gallons of liquid and 225 pounds of granular product. The unit’s compact size allows it to fit through a 36-inch gate.
“From the day we started Steel Green Manufacturing, we have had our ears to the ground listening for what lawn care operators want from spreader/sprayers,” says General Manager Brent Mills. “We built machine prototypes based on the expressed needs of lawn care operators, and when we unveiled them at GIE+Expo last year, we welcomed criticism.”
“We returned from the Expo and considered all of the feedback,” Mills continues. “Instead of rushing to production on a machine that was ‘good enough,’ we took the time to implement changes that would improve the operators’ experience. Our 2019 models were great machines, but we have continued to listen to customer feedback and made some additional improvements to our 2020 models.”
Based on that feedback, the company’s 2020 machines include a USB port and an updated control center with simpler controls and better ergonomics. The spray boom has been re-engineered for added strength and is now angled to prevent the accumulation of product on the boom.
In addition, an enhanced fertilizer deflector system gives operators increased perimeter efficiency and directional control. The new system, now with a stainless-steel side deflector, has a smoother operating cable and a lockable up-and-down feature. The 5-gallon fuel tanks are now offered in a natural color for improved fuel-level visibility. The high-capacity spray tanks on each side of the machine are lighter in color for improved liquid visibility and include tethered lids.
New attachments are now available, including a light kit and a dual-boom attachment that lets an operator spray at high volume out of one set of nozzles and at low volume from a second set of nozzles. This allows an operator to simultaneously apply liquid fertilizer while spot-spraying weeds.