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 44 // August 2017 LANDSCAPERS OFTEN USE UTVS for transportation on large job sites to carry their planting/installation materials and tools around and from the base to the various locations. In irri- gation and lighting applications, UTVs are helpful in conducting checks on sprinkler heads and leakages or light fi xture failures and damaged wiring, etc. The versatility of UTVs does lend them to be equipped with various attachments and accessories depending on the application. A horticulture situation may call for a spray rig to be mounted on a UTV versus a snow application may call for a snow plow or snow thrower or a broom in the front and a salt spreader in the bed. Construction sites may carry compressors or pressure washers in the back of the UTVs to the point of use. Property maintenance professionals often use UTVs to transport mulch to the plants and shrubs around large properties. UTVs are fun to ride and drive and easy to get in and out of so some of the jobs that were done with pickup's have been replaced by UTVs. UTVs are much more maneuverable and don't cause as much turf damage, and are often cheaper in capital and operating cost than pickup trucks. They are more versatile in terms of people transportation, as well in case of situations where smaller groups of people need to be moved from one location to another within a job site. UTV uses are endless, and as more and more landscapers invest in them, they are fi nding more ways to get their jobs done effi ciently and effectively. — Rajesh Joshi, Kubota product marketing director, turf They are being used to haul heavy loads such as rocks and mulch, hold tools, and even to grade plots. You are seeing more landscape-specifi c accessories and implements being made for land- scape professionals. — Donna Beadle Polaris Spokesperson Compiled by John Kmitta. /ST/ Photo provided by Cushman www.billygoat.com Team up with Billy Goat to Beautify Your Sports Turf! Versatile Towable Aerator Foldable wings for deep, hard soil aeration • Flexible aeration widths at 36", 48" or 60" • 80 hardened steel tines • Manual lift raises & lowers tines with ease • Mounts to a standard tow bar or category 1, 3-point hitch • Tines swivel when mounted to 3-point hitch 440 lB 4 AcreS/hour! 30" hydro-Drive, hydro-Tine • Perfect for landscaped turf areas • Comes standard with sulky for wide area aerations. To find your local Billy Goat Dealer call: 1-800-776-7690 or visit www.billygoat.com Maintaining a clean artificial turf field is fundamental for promoting safety, playability, life expectancy, value, and aesthetics. Turfix repairs, restores, and revitalizes all brands, fibers, infills, and ages. In warranty or out. Maintenance Matters 888-495-3194 | www.turfix.com

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