Golf Course Management

APR 2013

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

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PRODUCTnews What's new and hot for your course gauges and warning lights. The brake pedal was repositioned to the left of the spacious, fully fat foor for easier access and simultaneous brake operations. Contact Kubota, 888-458-2682 (www.kubota.com). ECHO Inc. released the ECHO PB-760LN, a low-noise backpack blower. It boasts a large muffer, sound-deadening insulation and a mid-pipe baffe to help lower the machine's sound output to 65 dBA, which is measured according to the industry standard for testing leaf blowers. It features 535 cubic feet per minute of air volume at 214 miles per hour. Contact ECHO Inc., 800-432-3246 (www.echo-usa.com). rainfall impact and keep the pellets in place. They are ideal, the company says, for reseeding irregular shapes and bare or dead spots on roadside strips, golf courses and lawns. Contact Profle Products, 800-508-8681 (www.pro fleproducts.com). Shindaiwa Outdoor Power Equipment launched two new backpack blower models — EB508RT and EB633RT — and both come with a fve-year consumer warranty. EB508RT uses a 50.8-cc professional grade, stratifed technology two-stroke engine. The EB633RT is for commercial duty and uses a 63.3-cc professional grade two-stroke engine. Contact Echo Inc., 847540-8400 (www.shindaiwa-usa.com). Hannay Reels 1800 Series hose reel is designed for lawn care and pest control. It is designed and constructed with materials and fnish that can stand up to the abuse delivered by pesticides, fertilizers and other corrosive substances, the company says. The 1800 Series accommodates long lengths of hose covering a large area. A direct crank rewind is permanently attached, while the chain and sprocket drive is powered by an electric, hydraulic or compressed air motor. Manual reels include a cam-lock drag brake and a spring actuated pin lock. Contact Hannay Reels, 877-467-3357 (www.hannay.com). Profile Products introduced CoverGrow Mulch Pellets in spread or spray form to make quick work of smaller seeding projects. CoverGrow can be applied by hand or spreader or sprayed hydraulically. It mixes easily, even in jet-agitated hydroseeders where it goes quickly into suspension, the company says. It is also designed to provide a smoother fow for easy spreader application. Once activated by water, the pellets quickly expand in size and disperse to provide greater coverage and a stronger protective cover. A 40-pound bag of CoverGrow yields 50 pounds of coverage, the company says. Made from recycled wood and cellulose fbers, CoverGrow pellets also feature an advanced tackifer technology that helps resist 114 GCM April 2013 Kubota Tractor Corp. introduced the BX70 Series subcompact tractor in four ready-to-work models: BX1870, BX2370, BX2670 and BX25D. It offers improved comfort, convenience and operation, Kubota says, and is versatile for digging, hauling, mowing, snow blowing, tilling and plowing through yard projects. Cruise control and a new, deluxe high-back reclining seat with armrests are standard on all models except BX1870 (optional enhancement). A new steering wheel incorporates a smaller hub and is positioned closer to the operator for better comfort and visibility. The new, easy-to-read dash instrumentation features a large analog tachometer, digital Pentair announced the Hypro 1542P Series Polypropylene Transfer Pump and 1542A and 1543A Series Aluminum Transfer Pumps are available. The 1542P Series is made for tank flling and chemical transfers, and now is offered with an optional aluminum frame for easier handling and increased protection during transport. The new tubular frames provide convenient and ergonomic gripping positions, eliminating the need to hold the engine or the pump, the company says. It is equipped with an EPA-approved PowerPro engine with an overhead valve for cleaner operation. The pump includes nylon impellers that are made to handle solid particles in suspension up to 3 ⁄8-inch in diameter. The 1542A and 1543A Series, meanwhile, deliver an ideal solution for foodwater removal or applications such as lawn and garden watering and pond flling. Contact Pentair Ltd., 800-424-9776 (www. hypropumps.com). Hunter Industries and LASCO joined forces to create HSJ Swing Joints. The new heavy-duty swing joints are available in a multitude of inlet, outlet, size and length confgurations to ft the most common and uncommon course needs, the company says. When paired one-to-one with Hunter golf

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