Golf Course Management

AUG 2018

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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72 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 08.18 pending camera provides multispectral resolution to spot small stress patterns before they are visible. Automated cloud-based processing and simple-to-use web portal provide daily access to imagery from any device. The daily turf monitoring service includes a drone, charger, radio- relay, radio and antenna installation and automated image processing and is FAA-compliant. GreenSight's gsNDVI imagery uses near-infrared and visible imagery to make plant health issues more visible. GreenSight calibrates the NDVI imagery specifically to the superintendent's course. The near-infrared camera captures imagery daily, which allows the detection of stress-related issues before the grass begins to wilt. Visit GreenSight, www.greensightag. com. Greenworks Commercial , manufacturer of battery-powered outdoor equipment for landscaping, turf management and golf maintenance professionals, introduced Greenworks Elite , a new "pro-sumer"- oriented product line exclusive to independent dealers. The new 40-volt elite system complements Greenworks Com- mercial's 82-volt system, also sold exclusively through the independent dealer channel. Together, the dealer-only families of lawn mowers, leaf blowers, trimmers, edgers and more provide dealers who cater to professionals and serious DIYers a comprehensive selection of cordless lith- ium-ion battery-powered OPE tools and broader revenue opportunities. Greenworks' new Smart Battery allow users to keep track of their battery charge status seamlessly on their smart phones, monitoring the tool's energy efficiency and run time. The Smart Battery system in the Greenworks Elite line uses a proprietary 40-volt lithium-ion platform — in both 3Ah and 6Ah, Greenworks' longest-running battery. Smart Battery is completely interchangeable Kioti Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA Inc., expanded its CK10SE Series with four new models of its durable compact tractor — CK3510SE, CK4010SE, CK3510SE and CK4010SE HST. Features include engine gross horsepower options (34.9 hp or 39.6 hp), PTO options (28 hp to 34.9 hp) and synchronized shuttle or hydrostatic ROPS or hydrostatic cab models. Three- cylinder, in-line vertical, water-cooled and fuel-efficient Daedong diesel engines power all six models. Other features — such as hydrostatic power steering, telescopic lower link and stabilizers, rear differential lock, mechani- cally actuated four-wheel drive and rear dual remote valves with four ports — are standard on all models. The CK10SE Series also has high ground clearance and three options for tires to tackle the toughest terrain. Visit Kioti, www.kioti.com. GreenSight Agronomics offers a drone- enabled golf course service that provides superintendents with actionable information about the status of their courses on a daily basis. Automated drone technology scans every inch of the course, and a patent- (product news) Echo SPREADER Echo launched the RB-80 and RB-100S spreaders . Designed to provide maximum productivity and employing patented technol- ogy and high-quality components, the spreaders have had more than 1,000 hours of testing over a period of three-plus years and more than 200 performance tests. The spreader has sturdy steel frames to resist corrosion and maintenance-free gear casing. The oversized hopper contains a patented auger to allow clumps of material to flow. The large blade design pulls material toward the opening and is double-fastened onto the gear cases. The four-pattern spread design control mechanism comes standard and makes it unique, the company says. Users have the option to use a full spread, a left-pattern spread, a right-pattern spread and a narrow spread for more precise ap- plications. It is easily adjusted with the pull of two tabs located under the hopper. Key applications for both models are intended for turf applica- tions such as seeds, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, but can also be used for free-flowing materials such as ice melt. Visit Echo, www.echo-usa.com/products/spreaders. Kioti Tractor

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