Golf Course Management

DEC 2013

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GIE+Expo a showcase for new products Several new products were launched at the GIE+Expo in October in Louisville, Ky. Some of them include: • John Deere introduced multiple products. The 3E and 3R Series compact utility tractors for landscape contractors who need to do more than mow grass. Five models are available (3032E, 3038E, 3033R, 3039R and 3046R). The 3E and 3R models feature Final Tier 4 engines ranging from 32 to 46 hp. Also, Deere's QuikTrak stand-on commercial mower line added three M Series models (636M, 648M and 652M), designed to provide professional landscape contractors excellent cut quality, compact size and operational comfort. The company also added two models to its commercial walk-behind lineup (WHP61A and WH61A). They are 61-inch hydraulic models with either pistol grip or twin loop controls. Deere also unveiled the Z950M to its line of ZTRAK commercial mowers. The zero-turn mower offers more horsepower for greater effciency and performance. Contact John Deere (www.deere.com). • Honda's EB2000i generator is a 2,000-watt portable generator equipped with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) to meet the Electrical Test Lab requirements for the city of Los Angeles. The Eco Throttle feature allows the generator to conserve fuel by varying engine rpm to produce only the power required to operate the equipment, improving fuel economy. It can operate four to nine hours without refueling. Contact Honda, 770-497-6400 (www.honda.com). • Kubota Tractor Corp. introduced a new series of zeroturn mowers, the Z700 series. It features three models with three cutting widths — 48, 54 and 60 inches. The model numbers are Z723, Z724 and Z725. Kubota calls the series "a true workhorse," boasting a heavy-duty integrated Parker 14-cc pump and wheel motor system. Contact Kubota, 888-458-2682 (www.kubota.com). • Dosko debuts its 13-21T-13H, a 4-inch chipper that is portable and belt-driven. It is powered by a Honda GX390 recoil start engine and features a reversible double-edge cutting knife. It can chip a 4-inchdiameter log and fts through a 32-inch doorway or gate. Contact Dosko, 866-298-3659 (www.dosko.com). • GreenWorks launches the 40V G-Max DigiPro Brushless Blower/Vac that is designed to deliver longer life, more effciency, less noise and higher performance. Variable speed offers up to 185 mph to make cleanup of major debris easy and effcient. Contact GreenWorks, 888-909-6757 (www.greenworkstools.com). NIP IT IN THE TUBER Can Your Fall or Spring Treatment Also Prevent Sedges? Echelon® Herbicide Can. With its patented combination of dual active ingredients, Echelon® goes beyond conventional preemergence crabgrass and Poa annua control to fight sedges and other weeds present at the time of application. What's more, Echelon impacts sedge tubers underground to reduce future populations of perennial sedges. Save big on Echelon herbicide and other products with the 2013 FMC Early Order Program! Visit www.fmcprosolutions.com or ask your FMC Authorized Sales Agent or Distributor for more information. FMC Turf @FMCturf Source of tuber facts: Tumbleson & KIommedahl, 1961. FMC and Echelon are trademarks of FMC Corporation. ©2013 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved. December 2013 GCM 107

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