Outdoor Power Equipment

July 2017

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EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY FOCUS 36 JULY 2017 OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT www.outdoorpowerequipment.com TURF RENOVATORS (AERATORS, DETHATCHERS, SEEDERS & TOPDRESSERS) BILLY GOAT RENOVATING DUO When doing standard renovating to improve the health of turf, aerating and overseeding with less labor, fatigue and time is offered with Billy Goat's pair of hydro-system machines. With a combined 30-inch-wide aeration and speeds up to 4.3 mph, the AE1300H aerator covers a quar ter acre in as little as 15 minutes. The unit creates 2-10 times more holes than fixed drum models in 1 pass, affording patch repair and seedbed prep in a single pass. In-ground steering plus reverse aerating offers maximized productivity and minimized operator fatigue. The hydro-drive OS901 overseeder allows ver ticutting and overseeding in a single pass. Self-propelled hydro-drive offers infinite speed control that eliminates pushing and fatigue, and features intuitive forward and reverse controls. An exclusive 11-blade slicing reel floats along the contours of yards, increasing seed-to-soil contact and improving germination rates. Auto Drop conserves seed and prevents end-of-run seed piling. The recipe for these 2 units is to aerate and overseed afterward, resulting in cost-effective, easier and faster turf renovation. Billy Goat, a brand of Briggs & Stratton Turf & Consumer Products CLASSEN PRO SA30 STAND-AER The Classen PRO SA30 Stand-Aer stand-on aerator features a core depth stop that sets the maximum depth for the tines, eliminating fluctuations associated with units that rely solely on tine pressure. Because of its high tine density, the unit also produces 10 percent more holes per square foot, resulting in a healthier lawn. Additionally, the unit's tines raise and lower 27 percent faster than competitive units, enhancing efficiency in each pass. A powerful 15-hp. Kawasaki engine enhances efficiency for a variety of jobs with transport speeds as fast as 7.4 mph. Its true zero- turn maneuverability allows contractors to work closely to shrubs and trees, and a generous 5-gallon fuel tank minimizes downtime for refueling. The Stand-Aer features covered chains, decreasing dirt and debris buildup. In addition, Classen's automatic chain tensioner minimizes chain slippage and popping. Together, the components virtually eliminate the hassle of chain maintenance. Classen/Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. features a core depth stop that sets the maximum depth for the tines, eliminating fluctuations associated with units that rely solely on tine pressure. Because of its high tine density, the unit also produces 10 percent more holes per square foot, resulting in a healthier lawn. Additionally, the unit's tines raise and lower 27 percent faster than competitive units, ECOLAWN APPLICATOR'S ECO-SEEDER Ecolawn Applicator recently introduced the Eco- Seeder seed dispenser as a time- and money-saving accessory for its top dressers and broadcast spreaders. When the Eco-Seeder is added to one of Ecolawn Applicator's top dressers or broadcast spreaders, the user saves time by turning a multi-step task into a single operation by spreading seeds and compost at the same time. Whether topdressing a lawn or applying compost, top soil, sand and crumble rubber, Ecolawn Applicator's top dressers and compost spreaders meet all bulk material spreading needs. Ecolawn Applicator ECOLAWN APPLICATOR'S ECO-SEEDER of Ecolawn Applicator's top dressers or broadcast spreaders, the user saves time by turning a multi-step task into a single operation by spreading seeds and compost at the

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