SportsTurf

June 2017

SportsTurf provides current, practical and technical content on issues relevant to sports turf managers, including facilities managers. Most readers are athletic field managers from the professional level through parks and recreation, universities.

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www.stma.org June 2017 | SportsTurf 43 N E W P R O D U C T S TORO WORKMAN GTX UTILITY VEHICLES The new Toro Workman GTX utility vehicle is one of the most versatile grounds and turf crossover vehicles in its class. Equipment managers are able to select from several models to match the right vehicle to their specific needs. Among these options are four- and two-seat configurations, a variety of front and rear attachments for garbage cans, hose reels or walk spreaders, and a number of flatbed options. An automotive-grade rack and pinion steering system provides control and coil-over shocks surround the vehicle for a smooth ride. The Workman GTX comes with low maintenance hydraulic disc brakes that require no cable adjustment and less pedal force for a reliable stop every time. This practical and comfortable vehicle comes with either the 429 cc gasoline or 48-volt A/C electric model. At just 47 inches (119 cm) wide, its narrow frame also allows access for working in tight areas. PORTABLE BLEACHER SHADES Teams and spectators alike can enjoy a cooler place to sit and watch the game with Portable Bleacher Shades from Shade 'N Net. This curved shade design blocks 98% of harmful UV rays overhead and from behind simultaneously while lowering the temperature underneath by up to 20+ degrees. Bleacher seat helps players recuperate and an upper shelf keeps cold drinks and equipment off the ground. Perfect for single- or multi-use playing fields, the wheels hold the weight of the entire team at once and allow the structure to easily be pushed by hand across grass, dirt, or gravel. Use the foldaway hitch to pull longer distances with a tractor, mower or golf cart. Endless color combinations to show team spirit and an extensive warranty backed by a company with over 21 years experience building over 70,000 shade structures. Increase revenues by renting out your Portable Bleacher Shades! Shade 'N Net PROTECT FLUIDS DURING TRANSPORTATION Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power developed and patented the Vanguard TransportGuard engine feature to prevent damage caused by oil and fuel dilution during transportation. The innovation effectively reduces maintenance and increases productivity. TransportGuard's simultaneous fuel/ignition shutoff ensures that fuel stays in place during transport, preventing fouled plugs, hydraulic lock, oil dilution and other costly problems. In as little as 30 minutes, as much as 5 ounces of fuel can flow into an engine during transport due to jostling. This causes oil dilution, a costly problem that increases downtime and maintenance expenses. It only takes a few ounces of fuel to dilute the oil and reduce its viscosity, which leads to more friction, increased wear and a shorter engine life. Fuel leakage can also foul plugs, create varnish, erode parts and saturate filters. Briggs & Stratton HUSTLER TURF EQUIPMENT ENTERS UTILITY VEHICLE MARKET Hustler Turf Equipment announced its Maximum Duty Vehicle (MDV) is available for purchase. The MDV signifies the company's first entry into the utility vehicle or side-by-side category. Designed for heavy-duty applications, the MDV features LeveLift, a patented, labor-saving cargo box that allows users to lift up to 750 pounds from the ground and dump material from any point in its arc of motion. The Hustler MDV saves time, by turning a two- or three-person job into a one-person job, freeing up people to focus on other tasks. With a simple flip of a switch, the LeveLift brings the cargo box up, back, and down, enabling loading at ground level or at any point. Once loaded, the LeveLift brings the cargo box back up and into position on the MDV. With minimum time and effort, the cargo is loaded and on its way. Hustler Turf Equipment

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