Golf Course Management

MAR 2017

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03.17 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 81 The Posi-Track VT-70 from ASV is the com- pany's first mid-frame, vertical-lift compact track loader. The machine features a vertical-lift folder linkage for applications requiring extended reach and level loads, such as loading pallets. The VT-70 features best-in-class- rated operating capacity, cooling systems and hydraulic efficiency, the company says. The compact track loader excels at lift, carry and load tasks, as well as at heavy digging for industries such as agriculture, construction and excavation. The undercarriage features ASV's patented Posi-Track rubber-track suspension. The single-level suspension is made up of two independent torsion axles per undercarriage, which allows for a smooth ride over every type of terrain at speeds as fast as 11 mph. The VT- 70 also includes ride control that dampens the load in the bucket to limit material loss and improve operator comfort. In addition, the multiple wheel contact points, central drive lug and outside guide lug virtually eliminate track derailment and facilitate maximum performance on steep slopes. Contact ASV, 800-205-9913 (www.positrack.com). Melspring International released Marathon Turf Core Renovator , a proprietary organo- mineral complex for better nutrient efficiency developed to provide swift recovery from stress situations caused by essential maintenance on fine turf areas. The company says Marathon TCR can be used on all areas of the golf course (greens, fairways and rough) as well as on sports turf fields and ornamental lawns revitalized or aerated with active organic matter. Marathon TCR contains a mixture of nitrogen sources to provide both immediate and prolonged growth for recovery so that playing surfaces can be quickly returned to use. Per the company, use of Marathon TCR results in a rapid sod closure and reduction of stable soil organic matter. Among the product's key benefits are fast green-up of damaged turf; assistance of turf in dealing with stress and abrasion caused by refilling core holes; and ammonium nitrogen content that allows for the product's use in cooler condi- tions. Visit Melspring, www.melspring.com. AMVAC Chemical Corp. , a wholly owned subsidiary of American Vanguard Corp. , has acquired the FFIII fungicide product line from The Andersons Plant Nutrient Group. FFIII is a trusted granular fungicide for the prevention of pink and gray snow mold, and as a dry granular formulation, it spreads evenly and provides a high level of application control, according to AMVAC. FFIII contains three highly effective active ingredients that work together to deliver long-lasting turf disease protection, the company says. Visit AMVAC, www. american-vanguard.com. Golf Ventures , a complete maintenance supply company for the Florida golf and sports turf industry, is now a distributor of the full line of turf specialty products from Performance Nutrition , including the KaPre , Pennamin and Prudent product lines. Visit Golf Ventures, www.golfventuresonline.com. Enhanced DRIVE Yamaha Golf Car Co. launched the Drive 2 , its next generation of gas and electric golf cars designed and manufactured to ensure a more agile, engaging and memorable driving experience. The Drive 2 golf cars are the product of ongoing enhancements to the original Drive series, introduced in 2006, combined with striking new technological innovations. The highlight of the Drive 2 lineup is QuieTech, which combines the quietness and ride of an electric car with the profitability and performance of a gas car. Additionally, QuieTech features the first independent rear-suspension system ever built for use in a golf car, which is technology inspired by Yamaha's all-terrain vehicle line. It is also equipped with Yamaha's electronic fuel injection system (EFI), which Yamaha first introduced to the industry in 2014. EFI technology affords superior gas mileage, easier cold starts and the industry's smallest carbon footprint. Contact Yamaha, 770-420-6084 (www.yamahagolfcar.com). ASV Posi-Track VT-70

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