Outdoor Power Equipment

July 2017

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www.outdoorpowerequipment.com OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT JULY 2017 39 TURF RENOVATORS (AERATORS, DETHATCHERS, SEEDERS & TOPDRESSERS) EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY FOCUS JRCO AERATORS Designed for lawn care professionals, JRCO's Hooker aerator saves time and labor, aerating 66,000 square feet per hour at 5 mph. Holes are approximately a 1/2-inch wide by 1-1/4 inches long by up to 3 inches deep. Tines pierce deep into the soil, hooking and lifting loose plugs of dirt that disperse quickly, spreading nutrients over the surface. No unsightly hard plugs accumulate on the lawn. The lifting action of the tines prevents soil compaction that is common with hollow tine aerators and allows good filtration of air and water into the lawn. The front-mount aerator attaches to the JRCO mount bar with 2 clevis pins. A tow-behind aerator is also available and comes complete with a 2-point hitch, rigid frame and swiveling caster wheels. JRCO/Great Northern Equipment JRCO DETHATCHERS JRCO's front-mount dethatchers are available in 36-, 46- or 60-inch widths for commercial walk-behind or riding mowers. The tine rake dethatcher offers a variety of uses throughout the growing season. It can be used for the first mowing of the spring to remove thatch, embedded leaves and debris. The patented tines lift thatch without damaging healthy turfgrass and at the same time comb matted grass, giving the lawn a clean, hand-raked appearance. After a hot summer, the tine rake dethatcher can be used to surface-aerate the soil. This promotes root development and makes room for thicker turfgrass. The dethatcher can be used during seeding operations to rake in seed and accelerate germination. Finally, the tine rake dethatcher can be used for the last mowing of the fall to leave a picture-perfect, clean lawn. The tine rake dethatcher quickly attaches to the JRCO mount bar with clevis pins. JRCO/Great Northern Equipment RYAN LAWNAIRE ZTS STAND-ON AERATOR The Ryan Lawnaire ZTS stand-on aerator brings a new level of efficiency, profitability and comfort to lawn care professionals. The Lawnaire ZTS maneuvers easily thanks to its low center of gravity, zero-turn maneuverability and 7-mph top speed. The unit achieves high-quality aeration with an automatic chain tensioning system. The user is always in charge, with precise aeration depth control and a fast hydraulic tine lift. With a challenging task like aeration, comfort is key. The Lawnaire ZTS features a sturdy, shock-absorbing operator platform and zero-turn maneuverability, so it does the work without taking a toll on the user's body. The intuitive controls of the Lawnaire ZTS make it ideal for busy lawn care professionals, requiring less time, effort and training to operate. Ryan/Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.

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