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02.16 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 109 helix and blade angle, offering a very precise cut across the full width of cut); longer life (tougher reel blade materials with improved wear-resistant properties that hold an edge longer); and less maintenance (better edge retention). Another beneft is better grass collection in the baskets, thanks to the geometry changes. Contact Toro, 888- 384-9939 (www.toro.com). TORC Robotics and Caterpillar announced the availability of the RemoteTask remote control system for Cat D Series skid-steer, multi-terrain and compact track loaders. The RemoteTask system enables operators to precisely control the machines from outside the cab and from as far away as 1,000 feet, allowing a safe distance from potentially hazardous tasks and environments. The RemoteTask control features virtually no lag in machine response time — the remote operator's performance is as fast and smooth as in-cab operation. The intuitive remote control interface closely mimics in-cab machine controls, fostering an easy operator transition from manual to remote operation. Contact Caterpillar, 309-675-1979 (www.cat.com). Crosshairs Golf unveiled the GreenStik tool, created to repair, aerate and topdress pitch marks on golf greens that have been damaged by golf balls hitting the turf. The tool has a tubular body with spring-loaded action that exposes steel prongs when the tool is engaged by being pushed against the turf. The bottom of the tool has a cap with a beveled edge on opposite sides so it can be pushed into the turf at an angle. As the steel prongs are exposed through holes on the bottom cap, the tool is rotated vertically so that the pitch marks may be pushed back into their original position. This allows for the optimal leverage to repair pitch marks properly and Turf NUTRITION Anuvia Plant Nutrients introduced GreenTRX 16-1-2-17S-3Fe , a homogenous, enhanced- effciency plant nutrition product designed to meet the needs of turf. It uses the power of Organic MaTRX, a novel slow-release system, to deliver vital nutrients to turf while enriching the soil. For golf courses, it comes in granular, intermediate and elite sizes and can be applied using standard equipment. Nutrient delivery lasts six to eight weeks. Benefts include better utilization of plant nutrients, excellent turf safety, reduced nutrient loss, even feeding, deep greening and improved soil health. Contact Anuvia Plant Nutrients, 352-720-7070 (www. anuviaplantnutrients.com). TORC Robotics and Caterpillar