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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www.spor 40 // October 2017 MOWERS Deere large area reel mower The John Deere 8900A PrecisionCut Large Area Reel Mower offers turf professionals a productive and versatile reel mower solution. The 8900A features a broad width-of-cut (114-inch or 130-inch) and 8 mph mowing speed, allowing operators to cover more area in less time. A shorter wheelbase (62.4 inches) makes the 8900A more maneuverable in tighter areas. Additionally, an operator station with easy-to-use fi ngertip controls and air ride seat offer operators improved productivity and comfort. John Deere Toro Reelmaster 3555-D/3575-D Toro recently introduced two new models in the Reelmaster family of reel mowers, the Reelmaster 3555-D with 5-inch reels and the Reelmaster 3575-D with 7-inch reels. Both deliver a 100-inch (2.5 m) width of cut. The new mowers also feature Toro's new EdgeSeries reels in 8- or 11-blade confi gurations, and are built on proven and tested Reelmaster platforms. These machines feature Toro's proven Dual Precision Adjustment (DPA) cutting units with EdgeSeries reels that retain their edge longer, and provide a crisp, clean cut. The efficient traction system enhances maneuverability in wet conditions, while the three-wheel design minimizes turnaround time and wear and tear on turf. Additionally, the all-wheel drive traction system prevents wheel slip and loss of traction for improved performance. The new models are compact, yet powerful. New design enhancements optimize the power needed to drive the cutting units and traction system, maximizing the overall utilization and effi ciency of the 24.8 hp (18.5 kW) engine. The Toro Company Jacobsen turf equipment Jacobsen offers high-quality turf equipment solutions to the landscaping industry through our commitment to delivering machines that match the power and performance you need to complete turf maintenance tasks with ease. For more than 95 years, Jacobsen has been providing industry-leading turf equipment and is driven to help customers consistently and cost-effectively manage perfectly manicured, healthy turf. Jacobsen offers a wide variety of equipment including zero- turn mowers, rotary mowers, reel mowers, aerators, sprayers, and more that can assist you in keeping your turf looking its best. Jacobsen mowers can assist you in covering higher amounts of acreage in less time to increase effi ciency and cut down on your mow time without sacrifi cing performance. Jacobsen Kubota ZD1500 Series Kubota's newest addition to its ZD-Series is the ZD1500. The ZD1500 features a wide mower deck and a Tier 4-compliant 30.8 horsepower Kubota diesel engine with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) for standout power. Kubota's patented innovative Aerodynamic Cutting System provides for smoother airfl ow and a more powerful blade rotation resulting in less clumping of clippings, better fuel effi ciency and faster cutting performance. The new ZD1500 mower is the most powerful of Kubota's highly coveted ZD-Series, delivering high- volume cutting effi ciency and professional performance for large turf acreages, from residential estate owners to schools and municipalities. Kubota New Steiner 450 tractor Steiner tractors have been at home on sports fi elds for more than 30 years. The 450's frame oscillates to keep the operator balanced and in control when mowing on any terrain. With its low center of gravity and four-wheel drive, the 450 provides unmatched traction and stability. It is also available with a wide variety of site preparation and turf maintenance attachments including mowers, aerators, blowers, sweepers and more. Groundskeepers rave about the 80" Steiner flex deck finish cut mower that assures level playing fi elds of a smooth, professional cut. The tractor's articulating frame provides a tight turning radius of 43.5 inches for maneuverability in tight spaces. Steiner Turf

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