December 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 35 December 2017 // INTRODUCING SOL-Aer ® Winter Turf Blanket Unique non-woven fabric made of bi-component fibers combining a polypropylene core sheathed in polyethylene for ultra durability. Proven SILVER Lace Coating Fusion welded seams Can be moved and walked on without damaging blanket. Can be cut with zero fraying. Tighter-than-woven fabric lets sunlight, water, & air through but keeps insects out. Fabric is great insulator. Available with or without edging AND with or without Silver Lace Coating. • Pull handles on corners and every 10' all around Handles sewn onto 24 mil high tensile transfer strip Transfer strip is fusion welded to polyethylene body fabric. Result: Handles are sewn onto two layers of cover fabric. Edges reinforced w 2" seatbelt webbing (6,000 lb strength) Strongest cover in industry. PRO-Tector ™ Full Infield Cover AERFLO.COM 800-823-7356 SOLD BY BEST SPORTS DEALERS 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 efficiency and cut down on your mow time without sacrificing performance. Jacobsen MINI TURFROLLER The mini turfroller is a 3-point hitch version of g2 turftools turfroller with rounded edges that also incorporates g2 turftools patented turfslicer. With the turfslicer attachment, the mini turfroller makes planting sprigs, setting seed, and top dressing more efficient. The unique slicing action of the turfslicer blades also penetrates the thatch area to provide much needed air space while replanting existing stolons to promote a healthier, thicker turf. The turfslicer is fully adjustable to a depth of 1.5" for maximum slicing of turf, sprigs, or seed. When not using the turfslicer, the turfroller can be used to smooth existing turf surfaces with the maneuverability of a 3-point hitch attachment. g2turftools SMITHCO SAND STAR INFIELD GROOMERS Safe playing surfaces have become a top priority of Grounds Managers, Coaches and Park Managers. It's a top priority at Smithco, too. Our new Groomers help make infields, base paths and warning tracks consistently smooth and level while providing surfaces with enough give to help prevent injuries from falls, slides or bad hops. A scarifier that's center mounted makes a big difference; it's where most of the machine's weight is available to dig into hard surfaces to create a smoother finish. Rear mounted scarifiers can't do that. Five models in 2- 3-wheel drive, 16 or 18-hp gas engines; 18-hp diesel engine, hydraulic or mechanical steering; "Star Trak" drive system on 3-wheel drive models for improved traction and increased transport speed; hydraulic control of implements with unmatched ground clearance. Widest range of implements for grooming, rolling, aeration, renovation, construction, debris and core removal, topdressing and fertilizer applications and standing water management. Smithco HANDLE WET MATERIAL WELL The Rink DS 3800 Disc Spreader from Redexim North America is a topdresser with dual spinners and a variable spread pattern of up to 50 feet wide. The hopper will hold an industry-leading 5 cubic yards. The operation of the belt and spinners can be done from the tractor seat by switching the hydraulic lever. No unnecessary drop of material takes place between stopping and operation, since the material release gate

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