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 9 October 2017 // to proper game moisture. The retained moisture should keep the infi eld much tighter and fi rmer, keeping the integrity under foot or machine. Weather dependent Depending on weather, we will then get the infi eld skin "game ready" either the day before a home stand or on the morning the home stand starts. My goal is for the infi eld to be at full saturation and the conditioner on the surface to be at a point of just beginning to dry. My first step is to use either an aluminum lute rake or 7-foot broom to "fl ip" the conditioner. This is as simple a process as going over the infi eld very lightly with one of those tools in order to get the conditioner to sit up on the surface and not be compacted down into the dirt from watering. The goal is to get to a point where the conditioner is dry on the surface, but the infi eld skin is still at full saturation underneath. That process may take two or three passes with a combination of those tools. After the initial pass of fl ipping the conditioner, I will often make a second pass in a different direction. The goal of that is to create as smooth of a WANT THE FACTS? - Write, Call or Visit our Website: P.O. Box 241 Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 U.S.A. Tel: (908) 233-6803 Fax: (908) 233-6844 E-mail: Web: • Doesn't curl, slip, creep open, etc. even when windy. • Excellent fresh and salt water resistance when submerged. • Withstands sudden and unexpected rain during installaƟon before it sets. • Expect years of outstanding long-term exterior durability. NORDOT® Adhesive #34R-4(Super) is a one-part, thixotropic, high green strength, low odor, solvent-based curing urethane that can be used for installaƟons at any temperature the installer can work from below freezing to intense desert heat. Just open the pail and use. Meets SCAQMD Rule 1168 for outdoor use. KILLS HOT MELT ADHESIVES! Less labor cost, fewer call-backs, less equipment = BIG $$ Savings! Installs faster in hot or cold weather (just open the pail and use). Also, makes an outstanding repair and total glue-down adhesive because a properly set seam stays put during installaƟon. KILLER SEAM ADHESIVE NEW NORDOT ® ADHESIVE #34R-4(Super) KI KI KI KI KI KI KI

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