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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Goods stuff What have you got when hundreds of exhibitors covering six figures worth of square feet meet in the same place? The Golf Industry Show, of course, where anything and everything from the newest line of fairway mowers to mobile app devices was on display, a happening place that was loaded with the goods. Just in case you missed a Equipment gadget here, a hover mower there, GCM has got you covered. The Golf Industry Show in 7400A TerrainCut Trim and Surrounds Mower. New features in- February at the San Diego Convention Center had the John Deere Golf is roll- goods, as in mowers, fungicides, ing out multiple products this year. They include the A40 and V40 PrecisionCore Aerators, which are designed specifcally with superintendents' feedback in mind. The aerators feature a patent-pending articulating frame for consistent hole depth in undulating terrain; shift on-the-fy technology that allows users to change the hole spacing while the machine is in motion; tight turning radius for sharper, quicker turns; and an improved operator's station for easy control access. This fall, John Deere Golf will launch the 7500A E-Cut Hybrid Fairway Mower, featuring TechControl display for improved supervisor controls during operation, maintenance and diagnostics; LoadMatch settings for improved cut quality and productivity; Tier 4-compliant engines with an auto-throttle to save fuel; and enhanced operator comfort including etc. Included here is a bevy of products that were launched at the Golf Industry Show. The listing isn't all-inclusive, so check future issues of GCM because we plan to showcase new products from this year's show and products that will be released in 2013. Howard Richman 70 GCM April 2013 increased leg room, multiple step locations and an adjustable command arm. Later this year, John Deere Golf will introduce the updated clude TechControl display for increased supervisor controls during operation, maintenance and diagnostics; Tier 4-compliant engines; LoadMatch settings for improved cut quality and productivity; and E-hydro and wheel motors for improved traction and hill climbing. Toro launched multiple products, including the Reelmaster 3550-D. It is 1,985 pounds in the base confguration and is the lightest fairway unit on the market, the company says. The lightweight design allows for gentle turns and minimizes compaction and tire tracks. It has a maximum speed of 7 mph

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