Thank you for serving as judge for the Grounds Maintenance Innovative Product Award. This competition honors excellence in new product development in the golf and green industries. This prestigious award showcases the most innovative products introduced after January 1, 2003, and recognizes the talent and commitment of the people involved in every aspect of development, from concept through sales. Grounds Maintenance is proud to bestow the Innovative Product Award, which will be selected by Grounds Maintenance subscribers, on inventive products that ensure professional grounds managers are able to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively. This category focuses on Vehicles.

Club Car, Inc.

Carryall 294 4X4

Wouldnít it be nice if your utility vehicle could sense tough 4-wheel drive situations and automatically adjust itself into 4-wheel drive mode? Itís now possible with Club Carís new Carryall 294 4x4 utility vehicle. Designed with its exclusive IntelliTrakô system, the Carryall 294 is the industryís first fully automatic, on-demand 4x4 vehicle. There are no levers, buttons or switches for 4x4 engagement, front/rear differential or high-low range. The fully mechanical system automatically transfers power to the wheel or wheels where traction is needed. By continually sensing driving conditions, it automatically engages and disengages four-wheel drive without requiring the driver to stop and shift gears or lock differentials.

The Toro Company

Workman e2050

The Toro Workman e2050 set a new benchmark for more power and runtime than any other electric in its class. The powerful 48-volt, 500-amp drivetrain allows for superior hill climbing capability even when loaded (up to 800 pound bed capacity). High-peak amperage assures fast, powerful acceleration while regenerative braking provides extra stopping power and recharges the battery. Should the batteries run low, the unit automatically retains enough reserve power to drive the vehicle to a charging location. The Workman e2050 is quiet, dependable and ready to go at all times with the convenience and low maintenance of electric power.

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