Turf Magazine - March, 2013

DEPARTMENTS

What's New!

<h3>Collect Clippings</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.AvantTecnoUSA.com">www.AvantTecnoUSA.com</a>

Collect Clippings

The Avant Collecting Lawn Mower 1200 mower attachment is compatible with the 420, 528 and 630 models of the Avant compact, articulated loader, and can be used for both grass collecting and leaf collection with a capacity for up to about 7.4 cubic feet. The vacuum fan can be turned off and used as a side-discharging mower, and the fine cutting waste is ideal material for composting.

Visit www.AvantTecnoUSA.com for details.

Quick Cover

CoverGrow Spread or Spray advanced mulch pellets by Profile Products can be applied by hand or spreader, or sprayed hydraulically to help with small seeding projects. The product mixes easily, even in jet-agitated hydroseeders where it goes quickly into suspension. Once activated by water, the pellets expand in size and disperse to provide a greater coverage and a stronger protective cover.

Made from recycled wood and cellulose fibers, the pellets also feature an advanced tackifier technology that helps resist rainfall impact and keeps the pellets place. The pellets are ideal for reseeding irregular shapes and bare or dead spots.

Go to www.profilecovergrow.com for more information.

Get Dandelions Before They Get You

Defendor specialty herbicide is a postemergence product that provides early-season control of dandelions, clover and other winter annual and perennial broadleaf weeds. It is a perfect tank-mix partner with Dimension 2EW specialty herbicide, and can be applied at the same time lawn care professionals are putting down the first liquid fertilizer and Dimension 2EW preemergence crabgrass applications of the season.

Labeled for use on both cool- and warm-season turf, Defendor from Dow AgroSciences is recommended for use on residential lawns and golf courses (fairways and roughs).

It comes in a sprayable formulation and can be applied in late fall to early spring. State registrations are pending.

For details, check out www.DowProvesIt.com.

<h3>The PLUGR - Redesigned</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.SourceOneOPE.com">www.SourceOneOPE.com</a>

The PLUGR - Redesigned

For 2013, SourceOne has redesigned the 30-inch eight-tine PLUGR lineup with a new unibody design. It has also added the PL845 Pro VS 30-inch variable speed reciprocating aerator to the lineup, which allows the operator to determine a comfortable operating speed from approximately 2.5 to 3 mph. This speed adjustment feature allows variation for landscape complexity, lawn size, operator safety and maximum productivity. Depending on soil conditions, the number of cores per square foot is maximized at lower speeds. The typical core spacing is 2.6-by-7.5 inches with core depths up to 2.75 inches.

With the sleek 33-inch-wide unibody design and 30-inch effective aeration width, the unit is designed for easy operation, low maintenance, excellent aeration results and profitable productivity, reaching up to 42,500 square feet per hour.

Visit www.SourceOneOPE.com for more information.

Make a Specticle of Your Landscapes

Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, has launched Bayer Specticle G, a preemergent herbicide that provides up to six months of broad-spectrum weed control for use in landscapes, including mulched areas and around ornamentals, as well as in warm-season turf.

It protects against more than 80 grassy and broadleaf weeds, as well as annual sedges. The formulation does not stain or leave any odor behind after treatment.

For details, visit www.BackedbyBayer.com.

<h3>Keep Your Hands Clean</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.earthEproducts.com">www.earthEproducts.com</a>

Keep Your Hands Clean

Hand-E-Glove protective barrier hand lotion is applied like ordinary hand lotion but forms an invisible shield on your hands and protects from dirt, mud, grime and more.

From CAIG Laboratories, you smooth it on before working, then simply wash with plain soap and water and watch the debris wash away.

For more information, go to www.earthEproducts.com.

<h3>Irrigation Design Made Easy</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.toro.com">www.toro.com</a>

Irrigation Design Made Easy

AquaFlow 3.2, Toro's latest update to its Drip Irrigation Design Software, now allows users to design multi-sloped telescoping sub-mains, and to choose between English or Spanish language and English or metric units. In addition, Toro's new Thinwall dripline is supported in this new version which complements Aqua-Traxx premium drip tape and BlueLine dripline.

In addition, AquaFlow 3.2 features improved report printing options; the ability to import and export designs; a unique dashboard format with tiled graphs; customizable reports that may be saved in multiple formats; and more.

For full details, visit www.toro.com.

<h3>The New Ecolawn</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ecolawnapplicator.com">www.ecolawnapplicator.com</a>

The New Ecolawn

The Ecolawn Topdresser ECO 200 spreads a wide variety of materials, such as sand, top soil, compost, calcite clay and crumb rubber. New for 2013, the unit is a self-propelled spreader-topdresser.

Go to www.ecolawnapplicator.com to see it in action.

<h3>Reel It In</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.hannay.com">www.hannay.com</a>

Reel It In

Hannay Reels' PW-2 Series reel quickly mounts to almost any type of pressure washer and is designed for mobile and portable pressure wash equipment, as well as steam cleaning, spray and washdown applications.

The reel features a pressure rating of up to 4,000 PSI and is constructed of 12- and 14-gauge steel, with a black powder coat finish. It has an adjustable split bearing brake assembly and permanent attached direct crank rewind.

For more information, go to www.hannay.com.

<h3>More Power, Less Noise</h3> - <a target="_blank" href="http://www.echo-usa.com">www.echo-usa.com</a>

More Power, Less Noise

The ECHO PB-760LN boasts a larger muffler, sound deadening insulation and a mid-pipe baffle, which help lower the machine's sound output to 65 dB(A), which is measured per the industry standard for testing leaf blowers. Blowers with a rating of 65 dB(A) are quieter than blowers of older design, and the annoying whine common to outdated leaf blowers, generated by the main impeller fan, is essentially gone on these models.

The PB-760LN features an air volume of 535 CFM at 214 miles per hour.

Check out www.echo-usa.com for more details.

Put Nitrogen Where Plants Really Need It

LebanonTurf's Woodace 18-5-10 with Meth-Ex 40 is designed to release nitrogen when plants needs it most. The reformulated slow-release Woodace product is ideal for single-application topdressing for feeding trees, shrubs, groundcovers and landscape ornamentals.

Woodace 18-5-10 now contains both Expo and Meth-Ex 40 slow-release methylene urea nitrogen. Expo is LebanonTurf's patented, single-particle, extended-release potassium sulfate technology designed to deliver potassium to the turf in a steady, reliable rate over an extended period. It goes beyond the standard potassium sulfate by also delivering controlled- release nitrogen.

Go to www.lebanonturf.com for details.