Turf Magazine - March, 2014

DEPARTMENTS

What's New!

Topdress with Ease

Earth & Turf Products' Model 60SP, self-propelled topdresser, is ideal for spreading dry or wet compost and sand, plus a variety of other materials. It features easy loading into its 6.7-cubic-foot hopper, and has a maximum load weight is 650 pounds. Optional loading chutes increase capacity for lighter materials such as compost. A wide-spread beater produces an even spread pattern up to 42 inches wide.

The 60SP is powered by a 190cc Briggs & Stratton, 875 series, 6.5 hp engine. Drive is by CV belt, forward and reverse.

Visit http://www.earthandturf.com.

Dress Up Your Mower

The W.E. Padded Arm Rest covers from W.E. Chapps will convert old cracked, chunked arm rests into new, comfortable and long-lasting arm rests. No need to replace worn-out arm rests or be uncomfortable mowing anymore. They are easy to put on and take off, and are water-resistant and washable.

Go to http://www.wechapps.com for more information.

New & Improved

C&S Turf Care Equipment's 2014 Turf Tracker Stealth features a newly designed one-piece 304 stainless steel chassis. The spreader motor has been relocated above the spreader and underneath the spreader cover for better protection from obstacles and the elements, and a new poly utility tray located behind the operator will hold an additional 200 pounds of granular product. It is powered by Kohler's 15 hp OHV engine and Hydro-Gear hydraulic pumps and wheel motors.

For more information, visit http://www.csturfequip.com.

Club Car Reinvents Carryall Line

The Carryall line of utility and transport vehicles from Club Car retain a rustproof aluminum frame, rack-and-pinion steering and independent front suspension system.

In addition to work utility vehicles, the Carryall line includes Transporter transport vehicles, which can carry up to six passengers, as well as street-legal Carryall LSVs (low speed vehicles).

Club Car has partnered with Subaru, whose engineers adapted automotive technology to design a sophisticated new engine for the Carryall utility vehicles. The 14 hp rated, 404cc, single-cylinder overhead cam engine features electronic fuel injection (EFI), capacitive discharge ignition (CGI), hemispherical heads and a case-hardened steel timing chain. A splash lubrication system eliminates the need for oil filters simplifies maintenance and reduces environmental waste.

The aluminum bed box has side panels that accommodate a configurable and removable track-based attachment system for carrying shovels, rakes, leaf blowers and other equipment. Movable bed dividers and cargo tie-downs stabilize loads and prevent shifting.

For more information, visit http://www.clubcar.com.

Breathe Easy

The Wolfsnout reusable foam dust mask uses a patented approach to offer filtered breathing, and can be used through the hot summer months from spring clean up to mowing, through fall leaf blowing. Wolfsnout safety glasses stay fog-free.

Go to http://www.wolfsnout.com for details.

Re-Engineered and Remodeled

The 1195 Series from Coxreels now comes standard equipped with an in-line swivel and a remodeled low-profile outlet riser offering superior full-flow characteristics and an improved operating pressure range.

The 1195 Series, featuring a sturdy one-piece, all welded "A" frame base for maximum stability and designed to handle 50 to 125 feet of 2-inch hose I.D for increased volume delivery applications, now has an in-line electroless nickel-plated steel NPT swivel. It also features a one-piece swept outlet riser eliminating machined flanges and o-ring flange seal; combined with the in-line swivel, the hose reel now offers maximum full-flow fluid path and increased operating PSI rating up to 1,000 PSI.

Visit http://www.coxreels.com for information.

One Oil, All Ratios

AMSOIL has reformulated its SABER Professional Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil, enabling users to mix the product at any ratio they want for a combination of convenience, savings and protection. Fuel stabilizer has also been added, further increasing its value.

Each pre-mix two-stroke application carries its own mix-ratio specification. With other two-stroke oils, contractors using multiple types of hand-held power equipment must maintain separate cans of gas mixed at different ratios for each application. SABER Professional eliminates this issue, as it can be mixed at any ratio up to 100:1 and used in any pre-mix two-stroke application, regardless of the ratio specified for the equipment. Users simply choose their preferred mix ratio and fuel all of their equipment from a single gas can. It also addresses other common challenges, including excessive exhaust smoke, mix-ratio confusion and premature wear and engine failure.

SABER Professional provides the additional benefit of fuel stabilization to help prevent fuel from deteriorating during storage and causing poor engine performance, with no need to add an additional fuel stabilizer when putting equipment into seasonal storage.

For more information, visit http://www.amsoil.com.

Light 'Em Up!

LED lighting from Little Giant offers an energy-efficient way to bring out the dramatic beauty of outdoor aquatic features. Little Giant Multi-Color LED fixtures consume only 3 watts per lamp, lasting up to 10 years. Consisting of 11 light modes ranging from brilliant red to a continuous transition of soft color, any mood can be reflected. Up to 18 multi-color LED lights can be installed on one 60-watt transformer.

Also available is the LED Egglite, which is compact and versatile, offering lighting that operates in wet or dry conditions. It is designed to disappear into the installation to enhance the beauty of the light itself. Available in red, blue, green or white, the Egglite can be powered by Little Giant's transformer or optional solar panel.

For more information, visit http://www.lg-outdoor.com.

Last Call

Nufarm's Last Call herbicide, a selective herbicide for cool-season turf weed management, is a postemergent product that contains a proprietary formulation of fenoxaprop, fluroxypyr and dicamba.

Last Call controls a wide spectrum of broadleaf weeds, including dandelions, clover and lespedeza, and can also be used for the removal of bermudagrass from cool-season turf. It is labeled for use on most managed turf areas, including residential and commercial turf, golf fairways and roughs, sports turf and sod farms.

For details, visit http://www.nufarm.com.

CNG-Accommodating Accessories

To assist fleet managers in transitioning to vehicles that can readily use low cost, clean-burning fuel, A.R.E. has adapted some of its offerings for Ford and Chevy trucks to accommodate CNG fueling options. Because CNG fuel tanks, which require no venting, take up more room than standard gas tanks, these products allow easy access to the CNG tanks for refilling purposes. A.R.E. also has designed Deluxe Commercial Units (DCUs) for electric-powered fleets.

Designing caps with ladder racks, flip-up doors with tool boxes on the side and back or side doors for easy access, DCUs offer secure, waterproof enclosures to protect whatever tools and equipment these alternative-fuel vehicles carry. And because they're made of aluminum, they won't rust.

For added convenience and safety, DCUs can be outfitted with clamp-down or drop-down locking ladder racks to help drivers access ladders on the top of the unit. With growing numbers of female service people, who may be slighter in stature, A.R.E. offers ladder racks that are built to easily roll the ladder down off the rear. Customers can also specify tommy lifts or bumper mounted cranes that can work well with A.R.E. products.

For details, visit http://www.4are.com/fleet.

Portable Power

The EU7000is portable generator from Honda Power Equipment is equipped with a 5.1-gallon gas tank and can operate for six hours per tankful of gas at rated load. By utilizing a separate triple chamber construction comprised of an exhaust [muffler] chamber, an engine chamber, and an intake chamber and the Eco-Throttle design, the EU7000is achieves a noise level of approximately 60 dB at rated load, resulting in super quiet operation.

The unit offers a maximum 7000 VA of enhanced commercial-grade electricity with a wave form distortion factor of less than 2.5 percent, which translates into a generous amount of usable power available for a wide range of commercial and residential applications.

The power behind the EU7000is is the Honda fuel-injected OHV GX390 engine, which provides low-emission, four-cycle power to the unit.

For more information, visit http://www.honda.com.

Lift and Load

Two new pallet fork models are available from Worksaver, Inc., designed for John Deere H480 loaders with Global Series II tool carrier. The JDPF-H48048 model is rated at 7,500 pounds with Class III forks of 1.75-by-4.25-by-48 inches. The JDPF-H48060 pallet fork is also rated at 7,500 pounds with Class III forks of 1.75-by-4.25-by-60 inches.

For more information, go to http://www.worksaver.com.

Steady Grow Your Turf

Holganix has enhanced of its turf care product with Steady Grow. Holganix combines a highly evolved, concentrated compost tea with active bionutrients to naturally promote beautiful, healthy turf growth.

Holganix with Steady Grow advances include an improved carbon-to-nitrogen ratio in the soil which allows for a more natural and steady growth pattern for the turf, as opposed to a significant surge of growth normally associated with traditional nitrogen fertilizers. As a result, one key benefit includes reduced grass clippings, as reported in a research study conducted by the University of Illinois. Additional studies conducted have shown that Holganix also allows nitrogen fertilizers to work more effectively at drastically reduced rates.

For more information, visit http://www.Holganix.com.

Year-Round Power

The Ventrac 3400 features hydrostatic all-wheel drive, a center-pivoting-articulating frame, power steering and patented hand controls. It is available in two engine options, the 3400L gas engine and the 3400Y diesel engine, and is equipped with a patented tandem drive train.

Over 15 commercial-grade attachments make a year-round machine. The Ventrac mount system allows operators to change attachments quickly and efficiently, moving from job to job with ease. Standard on the 3400 is Ventrac's patented S.D.L.A. control, which allows for easy control of speed, direction, lift and auxiliary function all with one hand. A forward and reverse foot control pedal is also standard for operator option.

Other features include a compact, 40.5-inch width, 20-degree continuous slope rating, tight turning radius and more.

For details, go to http://ventrac.com/3400.