Golf Course Management

SEP 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 and targeted microenvironments, the company says. Contact Green Sweep Technologies, LLC, 414-305-5290 (www.greensweeptech.com). Precision Laboratories introduced "Soil Surfactants," a free educational iBook for iPad users. Designed to educate professional turfgrass managers, "Soil Surfactants" brings water management to life using photos, videos and information to emphasize that no conditions are the same for all golf course superintendents and sports turf managers. It provides detailed information and solutions for specifc daily challenges. "Research shows that soil surfactants are often misunderstood in the marketplace," says Don Spier, vice president of turf and ornamentals at Precision Laboratories. "The approach with our "Soil Surfactants" iBook is to visually describe the benefts of soil surfactants in a new and unique way, while highlighting the importance of hydration and infltration for managing conditions." To download, search for "Soil Surfactants" in the iBookstore or go to http://www.precisionlab.com/ ibooks. SnowEx released its SuperMaxx II spreaders for ice management. Available with 3.3-, 4.3- and 6.0-cubic-yard capacities, the units are engineered for superior wetting integration and optimal weight distribution, making them ideal for large contractors and municipalities. The spreaders feature an enhanced material feed system with a stainless steel trough, where brine and salt are mixed before being delivered to the spinner. The spreaders, completely electric-powered, also have cab-forward hoppers with up to 33 percent better payload distribution, resulting in improved safety and reduced stress on the carrying vehicle, the company says. Hoppers are made from lightweight, corrosionresistant polyethylene and include a multi-angle design to promote a continuous fow of material to the auger feed system. Contact SnowEx, 800-725-8377 (www.snowexproducts.com). Toro's Tier-4 compliant Reelmaster fairway mowers now are available. Reelmaster 5410-D/5510-D models feature ultra-low emission engines to the direct-injection design, supporting cleaner air while also saving fuel. 96 GCM September 2013 They include Yanmar 36.8-hp diesel engines, common rail electric systems, cooled exhaust recirculation, diesel particulate flters and InfoCenter LED displays. Contact Toro, 800-348-2424 (www.toro.com). "Original" Green Sweep from Green Sweep Technologies LLC is a newly introduced patented tool designed by turf managers (including Patrick Sisk, CGCS, from Milwaukee Country Club) to aid golf course superintendents and sports turf managers interested in incorporating topdressing material into the soil profle without injury from brushes or mats. "Original" Green Sweep is designed to ft most walkbehind blowers with rectangular output ports (5.5 inches × 5.5 inches × 24 inches). "Original" Green Sweep is large enough to make quick work of large-volume sand applications and small enough to get into the intricate details of putting greens, tees, infelds TurfEx introduced the TS95 walk-behind drop spreader, which it says is ideal for use in confned areas. The spreader distributes material in a controlled pattern to reduce waste and prevent material from being applied to unwanted areas. TS95 features a corrosion-resistant polyethylene hopper with a 120-pound capacity.

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