Golf Course Management

FEB 2018

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70 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 02.18 baugh, the GCSAA Class A superintendent at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., and another superintendent who tested the machine during development. "It's got some serious crossover." James Davis, CGCS, from Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, Ala., has been to Toro to see the Outcross but has not yet broached the idea of buying one with his club. "I'd have to justify it, quantify it, pitch it," the 16-year GCSAA member says, "but it's pretty neat. It basically can mimic a loader or skid steer. It potentially eliminates two large pieces of equipment, which are expensive. But, like everything else in our industry, how much is it going to cost?" For Street, seeing what the Outcross has become since he originally envisioned it is, well, priceless. "Obviously, this machine has a lot of en - hanced features on it that we couldn't have done in 1989," Street says. "This thing is way beyond my expectations of what I was envi - sioning. This is really cool." Howard Richman (hrichman@gcsaa.org) is GCM 's asso- ciate editor. 10 years ago. Not just from a practical return on investment; we just wouldn't be able to deliver the perfect machine to the customer," he says. Longtime superintendent Terry Buchen, CGCS Retired, says the Outcross reminds him of another Toro product: the Dingo, which is a compact utility loader. "I think it Not your typical Toro red: During its feasibility stage, a prototype is built to test various systems, and define parameters and configurations. The Outcross, by the way, is typical Toro red. How your course looks and plays is what keeps golfers coming back. With the TriWave ™ 45 you can repair, renovate, improve or enhance every part of your course with speed and precision. NOW with more capacity and easier vehicle hook-up NEW lift/lower system and depth adjuster TriWave technology optimizes seed-to-soil contact with minimal turf disruption Pat seed delivery system reduces waste and increases germination rates by 30% Pat floating heads follow the contours, keeping seed depth consistent Seed while you turn so you can follow greens, collars and contours CALL 800-679-8201 for a FREE on-site demonstration. VISIT WWW.TURFCO.COM to see the TRIWAVE ™ 45 in action. INTRODUCING THE TURFCO ® TRIWAVE ™ 45 GO GREEN. [ ...on your tee boxes ] [ ...on your greens ] [ ...on your fairways ] [ ...on your high traffic areas ] (the Outcross) is a really smart idea," says Bu- chen, a 49-year association member who over- sees Golf Agronomy International. For superintendents who may consider the Outcross for their fleet, former GCSAA Presi - dent Palmer Maples, CGCS Retired, has some advice. "I'd bring one out to my course, try it for a week and at least two different times of the year, and see if it fits into the program," the 58-year association member says. Still, it has yet to be determined in which product category the Outcross belongs. Here's an idea: "Swiss Army knife," says Chris Trita -

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