Golf Course Management

APR 2014

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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GIS highlights Jacobsen unveiled multiple new products. The AR722T Contour Rotary Mower is designed to maintain intermediate golf roughs, green and tee surrounds, and sports and recreation felds. It features a 65.2-hp Kubota turbo-charged diesel, allowing the mower to maintain performance and blade speed in challenging terrain without slowing down. For added fexibility, a joystick- controlled hydraulic deck lift system allows the AR722T to mow with fve, six or seven decks. The company also launched a Bi-Directional Turf Groomer and Brush, designed to allow course managers to vary their greens maintenance program depending on turf conditions with the option of using either a turf groomer or a brush rotating in either forward or reverse direc - tions. The switch between turf groomer and brush takes less than fve minutes. Incorporated into the new design is the option to use a smooth front roller. 78 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 04.14 Club Car rolled out the Precedent i3 for the frst golf car with built-in connected technol - ogy, a new electrical charging system and a re- engineered and restyled line of Carryall utility vehicles. The Precedent i3 connects the golf car feet to the golf shop, maintenance facility, etc., via computer, smartphone or tablet, as well as golfers throughout their round. Club Car also announced that its 2014 line of Carryall utility vehicles were re-engineered and restyled with a more powerful engine, a high-effciency charg - ing system and a bed box that protects and or- ganizes equipment. A 14-hp-rated Subaru 404- 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 Carry - all vehicles. Club Car also redesigned its Café Express mobile merchandising vehicles, which ride on a new Carryall 500 chassis powered by the new 14-hp-rated EDFI engine. Dakota Peat and Equipment celebrated the 15th anniversary of its 410 Turf Tender with a black and chrome model especially for the Golf Industry Show. The topdresser was fnished with high-gloss black paint with chrome doors and spinner paddles. A special 15th anniversary sticker will also be put on all of this year's mod - els. The 410 topdresser spreads a wide range of materials and features a control box that allows the operator to change width and thickness without having to stop. Wiedenmann introduced the Super 600 and Terra Rake. The Super 600 is a heavy- duty sweeper/verticutter/fail mower collection system with an increased hopper capacity in comparison to the Super 500. A multi-purpose head helps collect clippings into a 5.9-cubic- yard hopper with a high dump reach up to 87 inches. The Super 600 also works as a core pul - verizer by installing brackets on the hopper's rear door. Special fotation tires are used with a large contact area and low ground pressure to protect the surface. The Terra Rake offers a fast and effcient way of dethatching fairways and rough areas. Floating heads of the rake fn - gers bring dead plant parts to the surface while standing up the turf for effcient mowing. Masport unveiled the M800 Utility Push Mower, which the company says it built to be rugged for everyday use in harsh conditions. Besides a tough external frame and a heavy- duty 12-gauge steel deck, a single-handle height-of-cut adjustment makes for fast and easy adjustments between 1 and 4 inches. The 076-085_GIS_NEW@show_14.indd 78 3/18/14 2:52 PM

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