Golf Course Management

FEB 2016

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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02.16 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 111 designed trimmer head with a patented line disk. The trimmer head is a solid-body piece, with no loose parts, spools or screws that could get lost on a job site. Its low- profle design offers better visibility, improved line position for trimming, and improved line durability. The tongue and groove profle creates sharp edges for cleaner and faster cutting. Gator SpeedLoad's trimmer line comes pre-wound in small, self-contained disks for easy transport and fast loading. It is available in three models that ft more than 95 percent of gas-powered trimmers on the market. Con- tact Oregon, 800-223-5168 (www.oregonproducts.com). Laser Rock from Empire Inc. is an innova- tive device to chase away geese, ducks and other birds from the golf course or other affected areas throughout the night. It is a battery-operated green laser light that automatically comes on at dusk and turns off at dawn, providing constant harassment all night. It is designed to improve lake water quality and reduce bird-caused nitrates that may fush into water features. It is nonlethal and environmentally friendly, and was feld-tested in both southern and northern climates. Contact Laser Rock, 801- 819-9997 (www.laserocks.com). Turf Feeding Systems introduced a new generation of golf fertigation systems that use DESIGNED TO BLOW YOU AWAY, TOO. LEARN WHY ALL OTHER BLOWERS JUST BLOW. DEMO A TORRENT ™ 2 TODAY TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE . Call 1-800-679-8201, or visit W W W.TURFCO.COM Industry's fastest nozzle rotation maximizes productivity. Proven performance for ultimate air flow and backed by a 2-Year Warranty. NEW OPTION— MagnaPoint ™ Technology eliminates guessing with the optimum blower angle every time. Rugged hitch adjusts to fit all vehicles. Instant Idle Down and Instant Resume runs only when you need it. Optional Onboard Control keeps you running without the wire le ss controller. heavy-duty industrial plunger pumps. The pumps are du- rable — they are used in the oil industry to pump drilling fuids, along with all types of chemicals in oil and chemical refneries, and are also used in paper processing and the mining industry. The pumps are very precise, the company says, and are used in some large laboratories. Three models are available: the G1000B, G2000B and G3000B. The G1000B, for example, is suitable for 18-hole facilities up to 80 acres. The head is adjustable to your specifc application requirements, and the system comes with all the industrial hoses, fttings and connections to install it to the irrigation line and tank. The system also includes an optical isolator to use the pump station fow sensor, or an optional fow sensor can be added. Contact Turf Feeding Systems, 713-849-9040 (www.turffeeding.com). Larson Electronics unveiled its Temporary Construction LED String Lights . The product features fve 25-watt LED lamps that provide higher- quality lighting than 150-watt PAR38 lamps while creating less heat and using less power. The temporary LED string light system is connected to power via an integrated 3-foot cable terminated with an optional twist-lock plug. Each socket is equipped with a high-output LED lamp. The LED light set is an energy-effcient solution, and it provides 12,500 lumens of light over 50,000 hours. Each LED light has an effective range that covers a radius of approxi- mately 15 to 20 feet, with a 60-degree food beam. These lights are confgured to operate with 120 to 277 volts AC or 12 to 24 volts DC without any modifcations. The lamps are suitable for wet areas, are extremely long-lived and resistant to damage from impacts and vibrations, and con- sume far less energy than standard lamps, the company says. Contact Larson Electronics, 800-369-6671 (www. larsonelectronics.com).

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