Golf Course Management

FEB 2016

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110 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 02.16 without damaging the green. Another feature of GreenStik is its sand delivery mechanism. Seed may be mixed with the sand, which is placed into the top of the plastic tube and released when the steel prongs are inserted into the turf. In this way, sand helps fll the recessed area of the damaged turf caused by the golf ball hitting the green. By rotating the tool 180 degrees to its "No Flow" side, it can be used without delivering sand. Contact Crosshairs Golf, 800-359-0478 (www.crosshairsgolf.com). The Commercial Series V-Twin engine line by Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power is expanding to offer a more versatile lineup of entry-level commercial engines. The lineup now includes nine horsepower options ranging from 16 to 27 gross horsepower, in three engine models with displacements of 656cc, 724cc or 810cc. Specifcally made for high-debris applications, the Commercial Series V-Twin engines offer a fve-step cyclonic debris management system. Longer flter intervals, tool-less covers, debris inspection ports, drop-in air flters and a spring-loaded snap all make it easier to keep out dirt and debris. A new recoil starter option helps ensure no-hassle starts, so work can begin immediately. Contact Briggs & Stratton, 800-999-9333 (www.commercialpower.com). OnGolf , a cloud-based decision platform for improving golf course management, has partnered with Play- books for Golf , whose new release of its Coverage System is now permanently integrated within the OnGolf platform, further extending the umbrella of support for all golf course management operations under the compre- hensive OnGolf dashboard. Coverage System is a data- base for recording and tracking all chemical and fertilizer applications that aims to save the user time and money. Contact OnGolf, 610-285-8181 (www.ongolfusa.com). Earth & Turf Products LLC unveiled snow- plows for compact tractor loaders with quick-attach mounts for 100-, 200- and 300CX John Deere loaders. The blades give any impact loader additional versatility and are an economical answer to snow removal prob- lems. Their design makes them especially easy to install and remove. No bucket alterations are necessary, and clamp-ons will not damage buckets if properly installed. Contact Earth & Turf Products LLC, 888-693-2638 (www. earthandturfattachments.com). Nordic Plow made improvements to its Core Collec- tor for the Procore 648, Deere 1500, bunker rakes and triplex mowers. A smooth, fat edge was added that glides on the greens and easily scoops the core plugs. A set of adjustable brushes attached to the back of the plow was also incorporated. The addition leaves the green free of debris and the holes wide open. The edge and brushes are now included with all of Nordic Plow's golf course plows, such as the Deere Hydro and 1200A, Toro's Sand Pro, and the triplex mowers from Deere, Toro and Jacobsen. Con- tact Nordic Plow, 888-662-7569 (www.nordicplow.com). Profle Products launched its redesigned website, which features a mobile-friendly, responsive design and enhanced search functionality. Visitors will fnd comprehensive information on soil structure and chemistry, erosion and sediment control, and vegetation establishment. The database of site-specifc solutions was expanded to include design and product advice tailored to specifc areas on the golf course and in landscapes, from improving soil structure and topdressing practices to building bunker faces and landscape beds. Go to www. profleproducts.com. Oregon introduced the Gator SpeedLoad Cutting System . The integrated head and disk line system simplifes the replacement of the trimmer line — with no winding, spooling or cutting line — reducing replacement time to seconds, the company says. The Gator SpeedLoad Cutting System combines a specially

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