Golf Course Management

SEP 2018

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80 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 09.18 Industries president and co-founder. "Our decision to offer the upgrade at no cost to our clients was in keeping with our corporate philosophy. We view our customers more like partners. We want them to know we're there for them, whether it's a field visit to check on the system or an upgrade like the 2.0. It's important that they know we care about their experience." The controller is part of the system that converts the solar power, modifies the voltage and also regulates the electricity that drives the air pump. These pieces of the system are housed in a tamper-proof, ventilated enclosure under the solar module. Because the PondHawk is not connected to the power grid and runs completely off solar power, this part of the system is inte- gral. PondHawk is the first fully integrated, solar-powered pond aeration system that delivers algae-eliminating bubbles to any pond anywhere without the expense of power-delivery costs, electricity and peak demand charges. PondHawk's unique stealth and quiet design will not obstruct the beauty of the property or negatively im- pact the game, the company says. Visit Linne Industries, Club Car, a brand of Ingersoll Rand , launched a new line of vehicles through its Custom Solutions Department. Known as Showcase Vehicles , each is intended for a particular application and is based on the appropriate Club Car platform. However, customers can configure the vehicles for their individual needs and Greenworks Commercial, producer of battery-powered outdoor equipment for landscaping, turf management and golf maintenance professionals, revealed the first production models of its Lithium Z Zero Turn Mowers . The Greenworks Commercial Lithium Z family features what the company says is the first and only lithium-ion battery-powered commercial- grade mowers to be independently UL-certified for safety. At the outset, the Lithium Z family will feature a 48-inch stand-on mower and a 60-inch ride-on mower, both offering users zero-turn-radius maneuverability, zero gas and zero emissions. Both models are powered by an 82- volt, 13.8-kW lithium-ion battery and feature three 1.5- kW brushless blade motors and two 1.7-kW brushless drive motors to deliver pro-level cutting speed and power and offer a true gas replacement. The ride-on mower offers an electronic height adjustment from 1 to 6 inches; 10 hours of charge time and 4 1 ⁄2 to 5 hours of cutting time per charge; blade speeds from 2,800 to 3,200 RPM; and forward speeds from zero to 10 mph and reverse speeds from zero to 5 mph. It weighs 1,321.5 pounds. The stand-on mower features manual height adjustment from 1 1 ⁄2 to 6 inches; blade speeds from 2,800 to 3,600 RPM; and forward speeds from zero to 6 mph and re- verse speeds from zero to 3 mph. It has six hours cutting time per charge. There are 18 cutting-height positions, and it weighs 1,120 pounds. Visit Greenworks, www. Linne Industries completed the field retrofitting of all operating PondHawk (patented) systems , upgrading the units with the latest version (2.0) of the controller at no cost to the owners. "While version 1.0 of the controller did a fine job, we had made some signifi- cant advances in the technology that allowed the units to run even more efficiently. Because of the PondHawk system's modular design, swapping out Controller 1.0 was a simple enough task," says Sandra Burton, Linne (product news) Commercial MOWER Vanguard expanded power options for the Scag Turf Tiger II Commercial Mower with the addition of the 37.0 gross hp EFI big block V-twin engine. Vanguard engines also earned new placements on select Ferris, Wright and Walker mower models. Visit Vanguard, Greenworks

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