Golf Course Management

JAN 2014

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Trojan Battery Co. offers two HydroLink Trojan Tips video tutorials that provide important information on installing and using HydroLink to water fooded batteries. One video focuses on general installation of HydroLink on any type of equipment using the single-point water system to simplify maintenance; the second video focuses on installing and using HydroLink in a golf car. Both illustrate how to use either a hand pump or a regulated hose supply to water Trojan batteries. Contact Trojan Battery, 800-423-6569 (www.trojanbattery.com). Backyard Pool Products launched a line of durable trailer tongue boxes that mount on the front of A-frame style trailers to convert unused space into a secure storage area. The company says it is ideal for storing and transporting lawn and landscape equipment, construction tools, fshing and boating accessories and other gear. The trailer tongue boxes corral a variety of loose equipment in one bin, eliminating the need to tie them down to the trailer along with the risk of their leaving the trailer during transit or via theft from the jobsite. The trailer tongue boxes are rotationally molded in a single piece from 100 percent waterproof polyethylene for high-impact strength, are lightweight and resistant to inclement weather conditions, harsh marine environments and chemical attack from leaky tools. The plastic trailer tongue boxes come with a steel hinge pin and a steel hasp for installing a lock. The boxes measure nearly 3 feet in length for high capacity. Contact Backyard Pool Products, 440-998-5635 (www.backyardpoolproducts.com). Club Car announced that its 2014 line of Carryall utility vehicles has been re-engineered and restyled with a more powerful engine, a high-effciency charging system and a bed box that protects and organizes equipment. A 14-hp-rated Subaru 40-cc overhead cam engine with electronic fuel injection boosts horsepower by more than 30 percent and increases fuel effciency by almost 50 percent over previous gas-powered Carryall vehicles. A new Carryall loaded with more than half a ton of cargo is estimated to get approximately 27 miles per gallon. Carryall's electric-powered vehicles with IQ Plus powertrain get a new solid-state, high-effciency charging system. Carryall's redesigned bed box, lined with the same material used in many pickup trucks, is sturdier, longer lasting and quieter than previous bed constructions, the company says. Contoured seating and more space between the seat back and a new ergonomically engineered soft-grip steering wheel increase driver comfort. Contact Club Car, 800-258-2227 (www.clubcar.com). Subaru Industrial Engines unveiled its Big Block V-Twin Engine. The 35-hp and 40-hp EH 99 offer larger, air-cooled gasoline engines that deliver increased power for a wider range of applications, the company says. The engines are ideal for equipment such as utility vehicles, zero-turn mowers, chippers, stump grinders and wood processors. The EH90 and EH99 feature heat reduction technology. Both engines are 999 cc and feature heavy-duty connecting rods, large crankshaft bearings and three-ring pistons. The hardened exhaust valve and seats can handle high temperatures to improve engine performance, effciency and overall life of the engine. Both models are equipped with a low-pressure sensor that prompts an automatic engine shutoff when oil pressure gets too low. The pressurized lubrication system allows the OHV (overhead valve) engine to use an automotive-grade spin-on oil flter. The engine also has an oversized oil cooler to reduce the temperature of the oil in the engine to extend oil life. Contact Subaru, 847-540-7300 (www.subarupower.com). Grund Guide by Underhill is offering highly visible fairway, tee and disc range markers that are intended to help speed up play and pinpoint site locations during course maintenance. Large standard 7½-inch marker caps have bold 3½-inch yardage numbers that can easily be seen by players or crew from a distance. A wide range of colors is available for both markers and numbers. An 8-inch mounting pipe attachment is also available for secure installations. Markers can be customized to display specifc yardage numbers and can include logos or a club design. Custom tee box and driving range options are also offered and can be specifed with multiple numbers, logos or designs. Contact Underhill, 866-863-3744 (www.underhill.us). The book "Turfgrass: Biology, Use and Management" by John C. Stier, Brian P. Horgan and Stacy A. Bonos is a comprehensive overview focused on sustainability. It tackles current knowledge and issues in the feld of turfgrass research and management, including genetics and breeding, diseases and pests, and the ecology of turfgrasses. Cost for the hardcover, 1,328-page book for ASA, CSSA and SSSA members is $168. For nonmembers, it is $210. Contact 608-268-4960, https://portal.sciencesocieties.org/Purchase/ SearchCatalog.aspx. Submit items for "Product News" to hrichman@gcsaa.org

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