Steiner, a Johnson Creek, Wis.-based manufacturer of tractors and attachments, launched the new Steiner 450 tractor.
The re-engineered tractor, targeted at users in the residential, farm, golf, municipal, landscape and sports turf markets, features an articulating frame, giving it a tight turning radius of only 43.5 inches. The frame also oscillates, keeping the operator upright even on the most uneven terrains.
“This machine is a game-changer for us at Steiner, but more importantly, it’ll change how people get their jobs done,” said Matt Donohue, brand director. “We’ve listened to our customers, and we’ve been imagining and developing an even more powerful machine to tackle tough tasks day after day. Today, we’re excited to see it finally come to life and give our customers what they’ve been waiting for.”
The machine’s Quick-Hitch System makes it easier than ever to switch between more than 20 attachments, according to the manufacturer. The lift arms are 50 percent stronger, so users can change attachments in minutes with no tools.
“The traction boost and weight transfer system are unlike anything else you can get in this class of tractor,” Donohue said. “It shifts all the weight from the attachment.”
Buyers can choose from three engines: a Kubota 25-horsepower, liquid-cooled diesel; a Kubota 32-horsepower, liquid-cooled gasoline; or a 37-horsepower Vanguard EFI air-cooled gasoline engine.
The Steiner 450 tractor is packed with other features, including:
• Integrated, fully-adjustable hydraulic weight transfer system;
• Peerless 2600 dual range transaxles;
• Ground speeds up to 6 mph in low gear and 9.5 mph in high gear;
• LED headlights and taillights; and
• More standard features, including rollover protection and rear skid plates.