Golf Course Management

OCT 2013

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Debris blower unveiled by Buffalo Turbine Buffalo Turbine launched a new debris blower for Kubota F80 models. The front-mount high-volume, high-velocity turbine-style debris blower comes with Buffalo Turbine's standard one-piece Aerospace polymer nozzle and a 360-degree remote nozzle control. The 360-degree nozzle control allows the operator to direct the air fow where it is needed, completing leaf and debris cleanup. The new model is equipped with a PTO shaft, dual caster wheels and an engineered belt-and-pulley system to maximize blower output. The model has received CE certifcation and is backed by the company's one-year warranty. Contact Buffalo Turbine, 716-592-2700 (www.buffaloturbine.com). Davis Instruments released Vantage Connect, which it says is the lowest-cost solar-powered cellular solution for monitoring real-time weather conditions for turf management. It is designed to provide weather data from remote locations and help turf managers receive microclimate data from any place with cellular coverage that lacks power or a person to monitor the weather. Weather data is uploaded to the Web every fve, 15 or 60 minutes and is accessible via smartphone, tablet or PC. The realtime alarm alerts managers to changing conditions, sending data from golf courses or other sporting pitches the moment the change occurs. Vantage Connect allows managers to identify and manage potential problems, including those resulting from frost or freezing conditions, extreme heat, high winds and heavy rain. Contact Davis Instruments, 800-678-3669 (www. davisnet.com). Larson Electronics released its Air-Powered Mini Light Tower, designed to give operators the ability to quickly and easily deploy lighting, cam- eras, speakers and other devices and elevate them to heights up to 7.2 feet. The light tower is made up of three sections that collapse into each other for easy transport. The tower can support 30 pounds of equipment, even in heavy winds. The base of the tower is ftted with a pre-drilled mounting plate, allowing users to securely attach the tower to truck beds, trailers and just about any solid and secure fat surface capable of supporting the stresses of a small light tower. Contact Larson Electronics, 800-369-6671 (www. larsonelectronics.com). Bandit Industries Inc. launched a micro-chip drum for select Bandit whole-tree chippers. The new drum design features double the knives found on a standard drum, delivering twice the cuts per rotation to produce wood chips as small as 3 ⁄16 October 2013 GCM 103

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