Golf Course Management

OCT 2014

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10.14 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 99 Earth & Turf Products LLC announces its Ballast Box for compact tractors that ft both quick-hitch systems and Category I three-point hitches. It has box dimensions of 24 inches wide, 20 inches high and 16.5 inches deep. Its overall height to the top link connection is 29 inches. Capacity is 4.75 cubic feet and its empty weight is 125 pounds. Convenience features include four pre-drilled holes for the installation of a toolbox, tool carrier loops to support shovels, rakes and other long-handled tools, a weld-on hitch for towing and light lifting and drainage holes in all four corners. Contact Earth & Turf Products, 888-293-2638 (www. NK Technologies introduced the AT/ATR- LS Current Transducer , which combines a current transformer and signal conditioner for monitoring large loads. Its split-core design can be installed over existing conductors without disconnecting the load. The company says it is ideal for monitoring large machines as it measures the current use to detect over or under current conditions. For water delivery and treatment, it Jacobsen unveiled its TurfCat Out-Front rotary mower. It features all-hydraulic deck and traction drives and costs less to maintain because it has no gearbox, belts, pulleys, drive shaft or clutch to service. TurfCat has 15 fewer grease points and 212 fewer service parts compared to competitive products, the company says. The rotary mower is versatile, offering nine different deck confgurations and fve attachments for year-round use. The 60- inch fail deck's fne-cut blades discharge grass and debris down into the turf, reducing the danger of throwing projectiles. The unit's double-edged blades stay sharper longer than rotary blades, further reducing cost of ownership and maintenance, Jacobsen says. Contact Jacobsen, 704-504-6600 ( All-hydraulic DECK brake with a spring-actuated pin lock, while power reels include a chain and sprocket drive. Direct-crank rewind is permanently attached. Contact Hannay, 877-467-3357 ( Pure Seed developed Pure Dynasty , a new seeded seashore paspalum on the worldwide market. Distributed by Atlas Turf International, Pure Dynasty has attributes that include faster establishment, tighter density, better disease resistance and improved spring green-up, the company says. With Platinum TE as one of the genetic parents, Pure Dynasty shares the benefts of vegetative paspalum, including salt tolerance when mature, quick recovery, dark green color and an upright growth habit for excellent playability. Contact Atlas Turf International, 706- 881-2430 ( Optimizer Insert MKS liquid nutrient from United Turf Alliance is designed to provide a better source of magnesium, potassium and sulfur when plant demand is highest. Optimizer Insert MKS promotes more rapid recovery from aerifcation and verticutting while avoiding heavy labor associated with applying dry Sul-Po-Mag products. Optimizer Insert MKS is labeled for application at a rate of 5-10 gallons per acre depending on plant demand. It is available in 2 x 2.5-gallon cases or in a 265-gallon one-way shuttle. Contact United Turf Alliance, 770-335-3015 (www. Pure Dynasty

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