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Green Touch Industries rolls out custom bed rail rack system

Green Touch Industries rolls out custom bed rail rack system

Overbeck, Andrew

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Green Touch Industries is attacking the utility vehicle market with the full-scale roll out of its new bed rail rack organizing system that can be adapted to most utility vehicles on the market.

The company, which has been in business for 12 years, got its start in the golf industry as an allied partner with John Deere distributors. Last year Green Touch unveiled its bed rail rack system that allowed it to more easily expand beyond the John Deere partnership. They now offer packages for Club Car, Toro, E-Z-GO and Cub Cadet. For the most part, the rail systems are installed by superintendents as an after– market accessory.

“Before we had a complicated inventory with a different rack for each brand,” said Green Touch’s David Sargent. “Now we offer a bolt-on system that requires little drilling. We have a bolt– on rail on each side and they are connected in the front of the bed with a torsion bar, which eliminates any chance of damaging the bed by bending or twisting.

“With the more heavy duty models, the rails are set into the stake pockets. That allows superintendents to slide the rack in and out as necessary,” he added.

According to Sargent, the benefits of organizing racks are numerous.

“Crews can go out to the job site with backpack blowers, line trimmers and hedge trimmers thrown in the back and still have room to pick up debris and throw it in the back,” he said. “They also don’t have to take all the equipment out just to get to one thing, so productivity is greatly increased.”

Sargent also added that having

everything secured to the rack system reduces equipment damage and improves worker safety.

Since the introduction of the new bed rail line and exhibiting at the Golf Course Superintendents of America Show in Orlando, Green Touch has experienced strong growth.

“We have gone from never setting up entire courses, to doing six in the last three months,” he said. “It is a big market [opportunity] and we are making a push to make sure that we provide the organization solution. We see nothing but room for growth.”


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