Golf Course Management

DEC 2014

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12.14 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 99 Final emission levels. It is ideal for heavy-duty use and exceptional for powering events, the company says. It can be used for prime or standby power and is designed to withstand the rigor of demanding use in the feld. Contact Atlas Copco, 800-732-6762 (www.atlascopco.us). Architect Tom Doak's updated book "The Con- fdential Guide to Golf Courses" is available for order. The new edition reviews more than 2,000 courses worldwide. For information, visit www.renaissancegolf.com. The Propane Education & Research Council released a suite of cost calculator tools for agriculture, commercial landscape and on-road feets. The calculators estimate potential fuel savings and ROI with clean, American-made propane when compared with conventional fuels like gasoline and diesel. The Web tools can be operated with Internet access online at www.propanecostcalculator.com. The caclulators can be downloaded as a desktop tool for users to complete with- out any Internet or mobile access. Mobile applications are available for phones and tablets in app stores for Apple and Android devices. Shindaiwa launched the FH235, a shafted hedge trimmer with a lightweight design and outstanding cutting performance, the company says. FH235 is powered by a 21.2-cc professional-grade two-stroke engine. A two-stage air flter provides professional-grade air fltration for maximum engine durability. The fxed gear case is a lightweight and simple design with 20-inch blades. Ergonomic rubber grips provide increased operator comfort and control. The 42-inch shaft length is ideal for trimming medium-height bushes or trees. Contact Shindaiwa, 847-540-8400 (www.shindaiwa-usa.com). Powerful TRIMMER Bandit Industries Inc. launched its Model 2550 Track Stump Grinder . This marks Bandit's entry into track-mounted stump grinders in the 40-hp category. It delivers all-terrain capabilities and the same type of fotation found in larger track machines, the company says. It is lightweight, making it easy to tow, while the track undercarriage provides maneuverability. A standard swing-out operator's station places all machine controls to the side of the machine, giving operators a clear view of the work area. A wireless radio remote with tether backup is an option for those who prefer to be located away from the machine while grinding. It features a beltless hydrostatic direct drive, delivering smooth, direct power to the cutter wheel while reducing maintenance downtime and costs associated with traditional belt-drive models. Contact Bandit Industries Inc., 989-561-2270 (www.banditchippers.com). Atlas Copco announced the release of its QAS 25 generator . It is equipped with an Isuzu 4LE engine and a diesel oxidation catalyst to achieve Tier 4 Bandit Atlas Copco

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