Jul 24, 2012

Grasshopper launches tablet app for turf care professionals



MOWmentum gives landscapers an edge with leading business information. MOUNDRIDGE, Kan. – The Grasshopper Company, a leader in the commercial mower market, has released the first mobile app for tablet technology specifically for landscape maintenance contractors. “In a ‘me-too’ market, contractors need better data, information and marketing firepower to stand out from their competition,” says Ruthanne Stucky, Vice President of Marketing. “Grasshopper offers its customers more than just metal, and MOWmentum gives them the information they need to stand out from the pack.” Grasshopper, the original zero-turn mower with dual swing out levers, has continued its tradition of innovation by releasing MOWmentum. The app, available for free download in Apple and Android app stores, provides grounds maintenance professionals valuable information to improve their businesses. New issues will be released quarterly, with relevant content for the respective season. MOWmentum offers robust sharing functionality and a rich multimedia experience for readers. The premiere issue includes a checklist for morning rollout, fleet maintenance guide, mower and crew safety tips, alternative fuel-saving comparisons, insights on mulching and dethatching services and best practices demonstrated by the issue’s featured contractor. Through stories, videos and photo galleries, each issue aims to provide industry benchmarks and resources to assist contractors in their operations. The app was developed in partnership with GIE Media, Inc., publishers of Lawn & Landscape magazine. Download MOWmentum for iPad and Android. About Grasshopper The Grasshopper Company is a privately held corporation dedicated solely to the design and production of commercial and large-acreage mowing and grounds maintenance equipment. Grasshopper introduced the first zero-turn radius mower with dual swing-out levers in 1969, and other industry firsts include the first diesel-powered zero-turn radius mower in 1983 and the first electric-actuated fold-up mower deck in 2004. Based in Moundridge, Kan., the company distributes its products worldwide and is committed to lean and clean manufacturing practices reducing impact to the environment.

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About Grasshopper

The Grasshopper Company is a privately held corporation dedicated solely to the design and production of commercial and large-acreage mowing and grounds maintenance equipment. Grasshopper introduced the first zero-turn radius mower with dual swing-out levers in 1969, and other industry firsts include the first liquid-cooled diesel-powered zero-turn radius mower in 1983 and the first electric-actuated fold-up mower deck in 2004. Based in Moundridge, Kan., the company distributes its products worldwide and is committed to lean and clean manufacturing practices reducing impact to the environment.
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