HESSTON, Kan. — Hustler Turf Equipment, a manufacturer of commercial and residential lawn care equipment and the original creator of zero-turn technology, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014.

To kick off a year-long celebration, Hustler will display its Hustler History Museum at GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky beginning October 23.

During the show, lawn contractors, dealers, distributors, and retailers will have an opportunity to tour the museum for a chance to win a custom Hustler Super Z equipped with a 60-inch deck, Kawasaki FX engine, and VX4 technology. All other attendees will be eligible for a chance to win an Apple iPad when they tour the museum. 

Manufactured by Excel Industries, Hustler Turf introduced the world’s first zero-turn mower in 1964. Since that time, Excel’s innovative engineers have further advanced the lawn care industry with these firsts: the dual-path hydrostatic drive system, wing mowing attachment, lift and dump collection system, mid-mount zero-turn, automatic park brake, all-electric zero-turn mower, VX4 deck technology, and the industrial strength Hyper-Drive System. Most recently, Hustler Turf became the first company to equip a commercial sized zero-turn mower with dual wings.

After 50 years, Hustler continues to signify innovation, quality, and superior customer care across the globe. The growing Hustler family now has a global distribution in thirty countries.