Golf Course Management

JAN 2014

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Glove TECH Ansell introduced HyFlex 11-101 and 11-105 gloves, the frst touch-screencapable HyFlex gloves for industrial work environments. Both gloves are manufactured with a special conductive yarn designed to allow seamless interaction with touch screen equipment without removing gloves. The gloves are made with a conductive yarn fber that leverages the electrical signals naturally generated by the human body to activate touch screens. The yarn is woven with a layer of metal that provides conductivity between the fngertip and touch screen so workers do not have to remove gloves while using touch screen technology, improving productivity and minimizing potential safety hazards. Both gloves are covered with a layer of polyurethane coating for enhanced sliding and fnger movement. They feature different dipping styles to meet specifc user needs. The 11-101 is palm-dipped for optimum mechanical resistance and protection; the 11-105 is fnger-dipped for improved ft and fexibility. Both are the frst HyFlex gloves to feature the new Ansell product branding, allowing equipment managers to easily identify safety capabilities and product features from the glove design itself. Contact Ansell, 800-8000444 (www.ansellhyfexus.com). Ace Torwel has made several improvements to its Heavy-Duty Snow Pushers with widths from 8 feet to 18 feet. Upgrades include adjustable skid/wear shoes and easy-to-use attachment systems that include the universal skid-steer mounting system and a new, versatile utility tractor/loader global mounting system. The skid/wear shoes are made of AR400 hardened steel and a heavy-duty 8-inch by 1½-inch continuous rubber cutting edge, which allows smoother and quieter operation and greater contouring to the plowing surface, which yields better surface material removal, the company says. A rugged 3 ⁄8-inch side plate design is made to add strength to the Snow Pusher by maximizing the support of the reinforcement corners. The Snow Pusher, which is available for loaders, backhoes, utility tractors and skid steers, is made of all steel construction. Contact Ace Torwel, 888-8780898 (www.acetorwel.com). The Irrigation Association named the winners of the 2013 New Product Contest during the General Session at the Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Austin, Texas. In Landscape/Golf, the winner was The Toro Co. (Toro Evolution Series Controller). Honorable mention went to Hydro-Rain (HRC990 Battery-Powered Controller and Moisture Sensor Plug-In) and Rain Bird Corp. (ESP-SMTE). In the Specialty division, the winner was Hydro-Rain (Irrigation Audit App and Hydro-Rain Sprinkler Catch Cups. Honorable mention went to Illumicare Group Limited (Woody) and Rain Harvest Systems (RainMaster 5100 Pro Rainwater Harvesting System). In Agriculture, the winner was Waterman Industries (FlowMetrix System). Honorable mention went to Lindsay Corp. (NFTrax) and Jain Irrigation Inc. (Turbo Tape PC). SweepEx introduced three walk-behind rotary brooms for use in a variety of cleanup applications. The brooms are designed for working against walls or in open areas and offer ergonomic features. Model SWB-320 is the most compact broom in the line, offering a 32-inch working width and one-speed transmission. Model SWB-400 has a 40-inch working width, a three-speed transmission with reverse locking differential, multi-step brush speed and variable down pressure. Model SWB-480 includes all the functionality of the SWB-400 but has a 48-inch working width and infnitely variable brush speed. Each model includes a Honda engine and centrally driven brush, allowing the unit to work against curbs or walls from either the rightor left-hand side of the machine. The brush has fve angle settings to control the windrow of debris, and the broom hood is constructed of highly durable, elastic material. Contact TrynEx, 800-725-8377 (www.sweepexproducts.com). 01.14 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 163

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