As demands for efficiency, safety and convenience have increased, the trend toward intelligent, connected equipment has become nearly universal. And it’s apparent that ultimately, no segment of the enginepowered equipment industry will be immune. Yet some markets are embracing the technology faster than others and in certain instances, part of the delay is that equipment manufacturers are not always fully aware of what the possibilities and benefits could be for their machines — and their customers.
That was part of the thinking Delta Systems had in mind in developing its “Tech Tractors” — commercial and consumer mowers fitted with an array of the company’s technologies, such as touchscreen displays, pushbutton starters, backup cameras, object detection systems and Bluetooth-enabled monitoring systems. The commercial version of the Tech Tractor was showcased at the GIE+Expo event in Louisville, Ky., and privately demonstrated to individual manufacturers over