SportsTurf

August 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.spor tsturfonline.com 40 // August 2017 cally actuated tine down force is adjustable by the operator, and the machine is capable of generating a massive 1,200 pounds of down- ward force. A Kawasaki FS481V twin-cylinder power plant delivers professional-grade power, reliability and durability. Exmark Turf Pride deep tine aerators Healthy turf equals safer playing conditions. No other machine of- fers durability, performance, user friendly and affordability than the Turf Pride deep tine aerators. Manufactured in the USA with over 20 years experience in designing deep tine machines, Turf Pride DSA models 7000 (70") and 5400 (54") are perfect for sports turf and manicured turf facilities. A variety of tine sizes, coring and solid, di- ameter and length available. Productivity up to 48,000 sq. ft./hr. The main frame is one piece of solid steel for excellent durability. The spring-loaded tine alignment assembly arm and the patented parallel linkage arms perfectly position the tines. Compare this movement to other deep tine aerators that use an arc motion and you will see the difference in hole quality. Arrange a free demonstration at your facility. Turf Pride Soil remediation tool The one-pass design of the Earth & Turf linear aerator changes and improves the structure of soils for healthier turf. Soil and thatch restriction are permanently modifi ed. Maximum modifi cation of turf on athletic fi elds is assured. Used after the area has been topdressed with calcined clay, compost or sand, the linear aerator conditions a 58-inch swath by cutting grooves in the turf 3 inches deep, ap- proximately one half inch wide and 3.5 inches apart. Aggressive, reverse-spiral-mounted teeth cut the grooves and bring both soil and topdressing material up over the rotor. The blended materials are then brushed back into the grooves by steel fi ngers on a fi ller bar, which reciprocates side to side. Linear aeration can reduce sports in- juries by softening turf on athletic fi elds and arenas. Linear Aeration improves water infi ltration and retention, turf and root growth, nu- trient absorption and organic decomposition. The 1,035-lb. machine is designed to fi t the Category I 3-point hitches of tractors with 35 to 45 PTO horsepower. Earth & Turf Products, LLC RYAN introduces Lawnaire ZTS stand-on aerator RYAN, the leading manufacturer of turf renovation equipment for rental, golf, sports and lawn care professionals, is excited to intro- duce the brand-new Lawnaire ZTS stand-on aerator. The fi rst of its kind from RYAN, the Lawnaire ZTS brings a new level of effi ciency and profi tability to lawn care professionals. The ZTS includes: rev- olutionary automatic chain-tensioning system; sturdy, shock-ab- sorbing operator platform; intuitive drive controls and hassle-free maintenance access panels; low center of gravity for optimum ma- neuverability; fast hydraulic tine lift and precise aeration depth stop; powerful and nimble zero-turn drive at up to 7 mph. The quickness and intuitive controls of the ZTS also make it ideal for the rental market, requiring less time and experience, while providing more comfort to the user. RYAN

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