Golf Course Management

SEP 2013

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It is capable of spreading a variety of granular materials, including fertilizer, pesticide, herbicide and seed, in a 28-inch-wide pattern. The material fow rate is precisely controlled through an adjustable gate. It is equipped with large pneumatic tires and a clear poly cover as standard equipment to protect material in the hopper from moisture. Contact TurfEx, 866-588-7339 ( The OvoControl automatic feeder has been upgraded with a new model. Assembly now requires no tools, and new features include a lock-and-load lid with integrated trail camera mount and a tan color that blends in readily to most areas. Contact OvoControl, 858-759-8012 ( Precise Path announced that it has extended the versatility of TruEdge, which is now available for most major brands of walking and riding greens mowers. TruEdge eliminates greens creep that occurs over time due to mowing errors and enables the operator to maintain the exact shape of the greens, the company says. TruEdge quickly mounts onto existing mowing equipment and provides the operator with an intuitive display that indicates where the edge of the green is located. Contact Precise Path, 317818-8185 ( Hunter Industries received WaterSense labeling on its ACpowered controllers when paired with the appropriate Solar Sync sensor. Using onsite weather data, the Solar Sync sensor adjusts daily run times on Hunter controllers to maximize water savings. Controllers to carry the WaterSense label include Hunter's XCore, Pro-C, I-Core and ACC product families. Previously installed controllers with Solar Sync compatibility can be converted to meet WaterSense requirements by adding the Solar Sync, eliminating the need to replace the entire controller. Contact Hunter Industries, 760-744-5240 ( Edgetite Products Inc. launched Paver Edging Spikes that are designed to make paver installations stronger. Edgetite spikes help solve the separation problem that can occur when installing paver edging with common spikes, the company says. It features a patent-pending angled tip design. As an Edgetite spike is hammered into the compacted base, the angled tip defects away from installation while the head pushes the edge restraint tightly against the brick. The angled fnal position of an installed Edgetite spike resists frost heave while adding strength and longevity to a brick project, the company says. Contact Edgetite Products, 630-514-0052 ( Echo launches new chain saw Echo introduced the CS-620P, a 59.8-cc high-power professional chain saw designed for arborists, loggers and professional frewood operations. The CS-620P is based on the CS-600P, but with a modifed engine to produce 13 percent more power. The CS-620P is available in 18-, 20-, 24- and 27-inch bar lengths. Features include an aluminum handle with rubber grip, a magnesium sprocket guard, dual bumper spikes and a Performance Cutting System. It also uses a decompression valve to greatly reduce the starting effort, has a tool-less air flter cover, G-Force Engine Air Pre-cleaner, two-piece air flter and see-through fuel tank. Contact Echo, 847-540-8400 ( ute Total, a post-emergence herbicide, is made to deliver broad-spectrum control in one complete solution to help lawn care managers and golf course superintendents selectively remove grassy and broadleaf weeds, sedges and kyllingas. Contact Bayer, 866-992-2937 (www.bayercrop Glamos Wire Products is now producing landscape staples for a variety of uses including sod and turf, landscape fabric and staking irrigation hoses. All Glamos products are made in the U.S., and the company has been in business since 1899. Contact Glamos Wire Products, 800-328-5062 ( TokensDirect showcases brass and bronze arcade and amusement tokens available in a range of sizes to suit any preference or need. David Blumenfeld, director of marketing for Osborne Coinage, says laboratory studies in Cincinnati showed that tokens have inherent anti-microbial properties and may actually help control the spread of germs. Contact TokensDirect, 866274-0868 ( Tribute Total from Bayer was approved for use on zoysiagrass. Trib- Larson Electronics unveiled the HALSS-EMG-48-2LLED Hazardous Area Light Fixture designed to stand up to wet and corrosive marine environments while providing the improved power and light quality of LED lighting technology and emergency operating capability. It features a built-in battery backup system that operates the fxture automatically in the event a power failure occurs. Contact Larson Electronics, 800-369-6671 ( GCM Submit items for "Product News" to ON course Sept. 5-8 — Tour, Chiquita Classic, River Run Country Club, Davidson, N.C., Michael Cagiano, superintendent. Sept. 5-8 — European Tour, Omega European Masters, Cranssur-Sierre Golf Club, Crans Montana, Switzerland. Sept. 6-8 — Champions Tour, Montreal Championship, Vallée du Richelieu, Rouville, Sainte-Julie, Quebec. September 2013 GCM 97

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