Industry News

Published on Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:50am

Industry News

 Go with Efficient Application with GForce Mist Sprayers, the controlled droplet applicator for fungicides and foliar feeding from Broyhill.
 Courtesy of Broyhill

Broyhill introduces the all-new GForce Mist Sprayers and Blowers. Spray your roughest tough spots and also ravines/ditches, fence lines or steep/wet sites. Volute rotation lets you adjust the spray. GForce includes deluxe Hypro 6 roller pumps, improved Lau fans, handguns with 25’ hose, a Spray Control Center, winterizing air valve system, special Iothane two-part paint protection, dual jet agitation, drain valve and more as standard equipment.

For more information regarding the GForce Mist Sprayers and Blowers, and Broyhill’s complete line of turf sprayers, vacuums, line markers, utility vehicles, and general grooming equipment, call 1.800.228.1003 ext. 34, email:, or visit

Dr Michael Lohuis named Semex VP Genetics R&D
Courtesy of Broyhill

Semex is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Lohuis has commenced the role of Vice President, Genetics R&D.
Reporting to Brad Sayles, Vice President, Product Development & Genetic Solutions, Dr. Lohuis will join the Product Development Team, leading Genetic and Genomics R&D.

“We’re extremely excited to have Dr. Lohuis join our team,” says Sayles. “His vast and diverse industry experience will certainly contribute to the further development and execution of our genetic strategies. And, in our rapidly changing global industry, he will be key in the on-going development of programs and solutions for our clients worldwide.”
Michael is no stranger to the genetics industry, as he obtained both his Ph.D. in Animal Breeding and B.Sc. in Animal Science from the University of Guelph, and started his career as a Sire Analyst with Eastern Breeders, Inc.
Most recently, Michael was Monsanto’s Director, Environmental Strategy for Agriculture for its Corporate Engagement Team. This team coordinates Monsanto’s strategy to address the challenges and opportunities associated with agriculture and the environment.
Dr. Lohuis began his Monsanto career in 1998 as Lead for their Animal Genomics & Breeding program and moved to the Global Plant Breeding Team in 2007. He has led teams of scientists in the fields of statistics, crop modeling, patent science, genomics and breeding.
Prior to joining Monsanto, he was an Assistant Professor (Breeding Strategies) in the Animal Science Department, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and was Research Project Leader for the Canadian Association of Animal Breeders leading the use of multiple ovulation and embryo transfer (MOET) to accelerate genetic improvement in the Ayrshire and Holstein breeds.
Michael, his wife Carol and their daughter Julia reside in St. Louis, Missouri and will be relocating to Ontario in June. 

New G-100 gasoline powered utility vehicle hits the market today
Courtesy of Taylor-Dunn®

Taylor-Dunn® is expanding its utility vehicle offerings with the company’s first co-produced vehicle with Polaris®. The new G-100 is packed with the durability, comfort and safety features needed to get the job done.
When it comes to moving people and equipment, Taylor-Dunn is known for providing unique solutions with optimal performance. The new G-100 utility vehicle brings plenty of power and performance for every outdoor work task.

The G-100 UTV boasts a proven liquid-cooled, Electronic Fuel Injected Polaris Pro-Star® 32 horsepower gasoline motor, with plenty of power and torque for hauling and towing goods. Also standard on the G-100 is a locking differential, MacPherson Strut front suspension with 9-inches of travel and dual a-arm independent rear suspension with 10-inches of travel. Taylor-Dunn backs the new vehicle with a 2-year factory warranty.

This new machine puts safety first with a standard Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) cage, 3-point safety belts for both driver and rider and a factory-installed polyurethane roof and windshield. Four-wheel hydraulic disk brakes allow for quick stopping power when needed. Optional accessories such as beacon lights and reverse warning alarm will increase visibility.

The G-100 has a 1,000 lb payload and 1,500 lb towing capacity, and an 8.8 gallon fuel tank which limits the need for fuel stops. This new utility vehicle accepts almost all Polaris® Lock & Ride™ accessories, allowing you to customize the vehicle to meet the demands of any job.
“We’re excited about the options this new vehicle brings to our customers,” says Tim Everett, vice-president, sales and marketing for Taylor-Dunn. The G-100 is the perfect landscaping vehicle for schools and universities, parks and recreation, cemeteries and farming applications, just to name a few.
The new G-100 is available at select Taylor-Dunn dealers beginning May 25, 2017. Check out all of the specs at

About Taylor-Dunn
Founded in 1949, Taylor-Dunn, a Polaris Industries Inc. subsidiary, is a leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial vehicles. For over sixty-five years, Taylor-Dunn’s burden carriers, personnel carriers, stockchasers, electric carts, and tow tractors have been the dominant solution for customers in a broad range of industrial, commercial, and ground-support markets. Taylor-Dunn’s guiding principle is to provide application-specific solutions that are tough, rugged, and dependable. Find more info at

About Polaris   
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports and commercial vehicle leader with annual 2016 sales of $4.5 billion. Polaris Commercial provides the largest offering of work vehicle solutions, serving facilities managers, maintenance managers and workers with the Polaris GEM® electric vehicle, BRUTUS® and RANGER® utility vehicles and Taylor-Dunn® electric, gas, diesel and LPG-powered machines. Polaris work vehicles provide the power, productivity and dependability to get the job done.