Golf Course Management

AUG 2014

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102 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 08.14 (Product news) Buffalo Turbine released the improved CKB4. This model features the benefts of the KB4 with some added staying power, the company says. Added features include a SenDec hour meter to help gauge necessary maintenance needs and a heavy-duty air cleaner. The SenDec meter allows mechanics to schedule and perform needed maintenance by simply checking the hours. The meter also allows superintendents and equipment managers to determine how much time is spent at each daily/annual task. The addition of the heavy-duty air cleaner increases the engine's longevity. The HD air cleaner has a two-part flter system, which can trap more fugitive particulars than single-flter systems. Contact Buffalo Turbine, 716-592-2700 (www.buffaloturbine.com). Heavy-duty METER NK Technologies launched the ASD Series Current Sensing Switches that provide a limit alarm contact with the easiest adjustment ever designed, the company says. The current sensing switches feature a single turn potentiometer, allowing the trip point to be set before the sensor is installed or before the monitored circuit is energized. In conjunction, the ASD features an LED display for quick visual indication of where the contact changes. The easily adjustable and precise set point simplifes and expedites start-up and improves safety by allowing trip point adjustment, with no power through the sensing window. ASD sensors are compatible with most automation systems. Contact NK Technologies, 800-959-4014 (www. nktechnologies.com) SnowEx is showcas- ing the SP-1675 Precision Pro Spreader . Featuring the ability to accurately spread any bulk or bagged ice-melting material, the unit is designed to accommodate varying sidewalk widths (from 4 to 12 feet) that cannot be easily treated with drop spreaders. The SP-1675 has a 6-cubic-foot capacity, a unique volumetric vane feed system that provides consistent material fow to the spinner while eliminating the need for a gate. To ensure even material dis- tribution, the spinner is located in the center of the unit, and the feed rate and spread width are independently adjustable for maximum material control. The spreader comes with a lightweight, corrosion-resistant polyethylene hopper. The electric-drive system further reduces maintenance needs. The SP-1675 is offered with three mounting systems for attaching to three-point hitches, utility vehicles or 2-inch receiver hitches. Contact TrynEx International, 800-725- 8377 (www.snowexproducts.com).

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