YARDMAX, a Libertyville, Ill.-based manufacturer of innovative, high-quality outdoor power equipment (OPE), will exhibit its full product line for the first time at the 2016 Green Industry & Equipment (GIE+EXPO) Oct. 19-21 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. At booth 1174, attendees will have the opportunity to see firsthand the premium features that come standard on YARDMAX products – features typically available for an upcharge on competitive products.
YARDMAX entered the OPE market in May 2016, yet the company has already generated considerable excitement for its wide range of log splitters, snow blowers, chipper shredders, plate compactors, concrete mixers, a power wheelbarrow and trackbarrow, and a power sweeper, according to Shad Shafer, YARDMAX vice president and partner. Now, GIE+EXPO attendees can see for themselves why the company is gaining attention, he added.
“While the industry outlook is positive, YARDMAX recognizes that contractors, landscapers and professional DIYers need every possible edge to effectively compete and ensure customer satisfaction,” Shafer said. “That’s why we’ve engineered our equipment specifically to provide professionals with the premium product features they need to get the job done right at an affordable price.”
YARDMAX products include specialty features such as safety shields, pre-assembled motors, log cradles, pre-filled hydraulic oil and heated handgrips — to enhance safety and deliver ease of use at no extra cost. The company also refuses to compromise quality or durability — choosing to use metal parts instead of plastic.
“Customer satisfaction is the priority at YARDMAX,” said Shafer. “We built YARDMAX from the ground up, optimizing our supply chain, production, merchandising and fulfillment operations to be able to offer highly competitive pricing on quality equipment that every user should have the opportunity to own. And we back it up with the support every customer deserves.”
Quality assurance at YARDMAX starts in production and continues with in-stock, readily available replacement parts – express-shipped if necessary. Maintenance is minimized throughout the extended lifespan of YARDMAX equipment. Standing behind its products, YARDMAX offers a 2-year residential warranty on all equipment; a 3-2-1 warranty for gas log splitters that includes materials and workmanship for 3 years, motors for 2 years, and hydraulic parts for 1 year; and a 90-day commercial warranty.
Among the new YARDMAX products that will be on display at GIE+EXPO are the company’s gas and electric log splitters, a single-stage snow thrower and line of 2-stage snow blowers. With a focus on durability and design, YARDMAX differentiates its log splitters by incorporating features such as a built-in stand, stroke limiter and log table as standard – with no upcharge. The snow thrower and blowers are specifically engineered to deliver the best user experience and reliable performance without the high price, starting at $249 (MSRP). Details on those specific products are as follows:
The high-powered YARDMAX gas log splitters effortlessly split wood and make short work of the most-demanding, heavy-duty projects. Offered in both full- and half-beam designs, the easy-to-use YARDMAX gas log splitters are available in 25-, 28-, 30- and 35-ton splitting force options. Special features include:
- Briggs & Stratton engines for reliable and powerful performance
- Patent-pending U-beam design – significantly stronger than a typical I-Beam design
- 4-way wedge – included at no extra cost – to split twice as fast
- Patent-pending spinner footplate for easy log rotation and support
- Extended table length for longer logs
- Versatility of splitting vertically and horizontally
- Minimal, 1-person assembly
Engineered to tackle the toughest challenges and make log splitting simple and efficient, the YARDMAX 5-ton electric log splitter offers the strength, speed and durability of a high-end product at an affordable price. The lightweight splitter is easy to maneuver and operate. It offers the power needed to handle virtually any job with ease paired with the portability and convenience of clean, electrical splitting indoors or out. Plus, there’s minimal to no assembly required.
2-stage snow blowers
Available in 22-, 24- and 26-inch snow clearing widths, the heavy-duty and powerful YARDMAX 2-stage snow blowers easily cut through large areas of heavy snow in excess of 12 inches deep, while helping reduce operator fatigue. Key features include:
- Self-propelled drive with multiple speeds for agility and maneuverability
- Serrated steel augers to effortlessly slice through hard-packed snow and ice
- Heavy-duty aluminum gear case with alloy steel gears and synthetic gear oil for long-lasting performance
- High-speed impeller to ensure maximum throwing distance and minimal snow blowback
- Extended chute that maintains a tighter discharge
- Dashboard with an LED headlight, speed control and cup holder
- Heated handgrips to provide user comfort in the harshest weather
- Standard pin-lock axle offers 2 options: 2-wheel drive for increased traction or 1-wheel drive for even greater maneuverability
Single-stage snow thrower
Ideal for small- to medium-sized snow removal applications, the compact, yet powerful single-stage snow thrower easily cuts through snow up to 11 inches deep, while speeding the process with a snow-clearing width of 18 inches. Lightweight and easy to maneuver, the snow thrower incorporates self-propelled, rubber-edged augers that pull it forward while clearing down to the pavement. The on-chute handle smoothly rotates the chute 180 degrees to distribute snow from one side to another, while the adjustable deﬂector locks into the desired angle to direct the snow plume where needed. A fold-down handle makes storage and transport easy.
Both the YARDMAX snow thrower and snow blowers help users save time and remove snow with ease. Premium design features come standard, such as the LED headlight, dashboard, heated grips and cup holder on the 26-inch 2-stage snow blower. This supports the company’s focus on delivering the highest quality OPE products to the market at the best value. YARDMAX also takes extra steps to design and manufacture quality machines that stand up to demanding applications like snow removal for years on end. An example is the incorporation of solid stamped steel versus plastic parts for added strength where it’s needed most.
For more information about YARDMAX, visit www.yardmax.com.