Golf Course Management

JUL 2018

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76 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 07.18 compact size in a class of its own, the RT-40 provides a productive alternative to walk-behind and stand-on mini skid-steer loaders. Expanding ASV's expertise in small-frame compact track loaders, the machine offers maximum power, reliability, serviceability and comfort. The model is ideal for working in tight spaces for anything from snow clearing to landscaping. RT-40 includes a tur- bocharged 37.5-hp Kubota diesel engine. Built for power and performance, the 1.8-liter engine produces 84.5 foot-pounds of torque. The Tier 4 Final engine requires no regeneration, exhaust sensors or diesel exhaust fluid. The RT-40 also provides high tractive effort as a result of ASV's Posi-Power system, allowing for exceptional pushing and digging power. The 4,175-pound RT-40 features a rated operating capacity of 931 pounds and a tipping load of 2,660 pounds. The loader is 48.3 inches wide and has an 8.4-foot lift height. It features speed as fast as 7.1 mph, and variable auxiliary hydraulic flow comes standard. The system operates efficiently and at a high auxiliary circuit flow rate with a 13.3-gpm pump capacity and 3,000 psi system pressure. RT-40 also includes a heavy-duty frame, drive table and axles. Innovative drive hose routing and chassis sealing result in reduced rubbing, fewer line leaks and boosted hose longevity. ASV designed the cab with optimal comfort and visibility in mind. Large windows make it easier for operators to stay aware of surroundings. Visit ASV Holdings, www.asvi.com. Montana Sulphur & Chemical Co. (MSCC) increased the production capacity of formed sulfur by 10,000 tons annually at their Billings, Mont., facility, primarily due to equipment modifications and improved production scheduling. MSCC produces 90 percent Yellowstone Brand Disintegrating Sulfur Granules for soil application by agricultural producers, composters, soil Toro introduced a revolutionary new way to provide parts to its customers with the launch of Reels+ and EdgeSeries Reels+ . Instead of providing reels, bearings, seals and spacers separately, Toro and its channel partners will be providing Reels+ and EdgeSeries Reels+ in a complete assembly, reducing the time required for technicians to install new replacement reels in Toro cutting units. With the bearings already pressed on with required low-drag flock seals and spacers, customers can save approximately 15 to 20 minutes of installation time per reel. Additionally, the overall cost to the customer is lower because additional bearings, seals and spacers are sold at a discount from the individual part retail price for each component. Integrating the reels and components eliminates the guesswork for technicians and ensures the recommended bearings are utilized, which can contribute to the overall longevity of the cutting unit. Reels+ and EdgeSeries Reels+ are being phased in during 2018. Visit Toro, https://www.toro.com/en/parts/genuine-parts/reels. ASV Holdings , manufacturer of all-purpose and all- season compact track loaders and skid steers, introduces the RT-40 Posi-Track loader . Featuring a (product news) Acoustic ACCESSORY Design Engineering Inc. (DEI) offers Boom Mat acoustic products to improve sound and reduce noise for vehicles of all makes and mod- els. Boom Mat's new multipurpose damping tape is designed for automotive and non-automotive applications. Ideal for any toolbox, Boom Mat multipurpose damping tape is handy to have in the car, a home garage or professional shop to prevent annoying sounds or road noise. In auto- mobiles, it can be used to cover and protect wire and cable harnesses along floorboards and to improve stereo acoustics. Use it anywhere plastic against plastic creates chaffing. Boom Mat tape can also be used to eliminate rattles along door panels, floor pans, deck lids and trunk areas. Visit DEI, www.designengineering.com. Toro Reels+

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