SportsTurf

October 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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New Pre-Wet System & Pro-Lid The new Pre-Wet System, Pro-Lid and D-Force are now available as optional equip- ment. BOSS now offers a line of Walk Behind Spreaders for smaller jobs and new plow op- tions, like the skid-steer SK12 Box Plow and Tractor Plows, for those bigger jobs. The Pre-Wet System activates the de-ic- ing material to melt through snow and ice faster at low temperatures. It also reduces material bounce for improved material placement and effi ciency. Equipped with a 60-gallon tank capacity, the Pre-Wet Sys- tem is available as an accessory on all new VBX and FORGE spreaders. VBX spreaders have lid design that al- lows operators to remain on the ground while opening the cover doors. The Pro- Lid also has a secure weather seal to protect the de-icing material inside the spreader. BOSS Snowplow Billy Goat Force blowers The perfect solution for leaf cleanup around facility grounds, Force wheeled blowers provide up to 7x the power of a backpack. Smooth rounded composite housing versus stamped steel eliminates air voids for quiet output, will not rust or dent, and is up to 34% lighter in weight. Advanced technol- ogy fan is a single shot 16-blade closed face. Combined CFM and necked down dis- charge create high pressure and discharge velocity resulting in maximized work. With up to 52% more concentrated debris blow- ing force and 55% more air velocity, oper- ators can blow debris farther and clean up facility grounds faster this fall. Available in 9, 10, 13 and 18 hp. Billy Goat Topdresser attachment for Grasshoppers Our New ECO 75G is a topdresser attach- ment for Grasshopper. The New Gener- ation ECO 75G uses PTO drive, precise zero-turn technology, to spread any bulk material: compost, topsoil, sand, crumb rubber and pelletized product. This appli- cator was developed based on our own ex- perience as lawn care professionals and also incorporates suggestions from our custom- ers. It was designed to meet the need for a ride-on topdresser that makes topdressing turf practical and cost-effective. The ECO 75G spreader integrates features normally found in much larger topdressers into our own proven lightweight and manoeuvrable. Ecolawn Pin-on coupler for Turf Pushers Pro-Tech Manufacturing and Distribution, Inc. announced that its Turf Pusher prod- uct line would now come standard with a pin-on coupler design. Both 6 and 8-foot Turf Pusher models now come with pin-on coupler that gives dealers and end users the ability to easily interchange coupler styles to adapt to different prime movers. Couplers for all compact machines (John Deere, Bobcat, Toro) including UTV's now available. The Turf Pusher, the fi rst contain- ment plow designed for clearing snow from turf sports fi elds was launched several years ago and says this design will give customers increased versatility by allowing them to swap out different coupler plates to adapt to the required prime mover. Customers simply remove several locking pins on the rear of the Turf Pusher and switch out the coupler plate. This feature replaces the pre- vious fi xed-coupler design that was welded to the Turf Pusher's chassis. Pro-Tech Largest indoor complex gets Ecore flooring Located in Manheim, PA Spooky Nook Sports is the largest indoor sports complex in North America at 700,000 square feet. "In the past, fi tness facilities were focused on fi tness alone, and the emphasis was on ma- chines and how many they could cram into a space," said Jim Launer, MS and manag- ing director of athletic operations at Spooky Nook Sports. "There also was only a small focus on weights, and the fl oors were an afterthought. Typical fi tness surfaces in- cluded carpet or thin rubber surfacing over concrete with the main benefi t being that they were easy to clean. The focus is now on strength and conditioning – jumping, sprinting, throwing and crawling." Spooky Nook converted six tennis courts into a fi t- ness and training area; the space features a performance track, turf fi eld, turf hill, bas- ketball court, weight lifting area, and sled lane that were developed with Ecore Ath- letic surfaces. Ecore Athletic www.spor tsturfonline.com 39 October 2017 //

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