Turf Magazine - July, 2012

DEPARTMENTS

What's New!

One-Step Seed Prep

Cherrington Rock Pickers a one- step seedbead preparation screener, features a screen depth that is adjustable from 1 to 6 inches deep, and removes stones from .5-, .75- or 1-inch up to 10 inches in diameter. The oscillating sifting screen is powered off of the tractor's PTO, and the loading paddles convey the soil and debris onto the screen, returning the screened soil to the seedbed leaving everything larger than the selected screen-hold size retained in the hi-lift hopper.

For more information, visit www.cherrington.net.

Effective Erosion Control

ProMatrix Engineered Fiber Matrix from Profile Products loads at 60 pounds per 100 gallons of water and boasts smooth shooting for easy application with proprietary Dispersion Granules that facilitate even distribution of fibers. Meets or exceeds industry testing standards for BFM/SMM products. It features quick germination and rapid vegetative establishment, and has a functional longevity of up to 12 months.

It is environmentally safe, non-toxic and contains 100 percent recycled wood fibers, which means it is also 100 percent biodegradable.

For details, go to www.profileproducts.com.

Here Comes the Sun

Two battery-powered controllers from Hunter, the XC Hybrid and Node, now have a Solar Panel accessory to provide maintenance-free operation by harnessing the sun's energy to power the controller. Connecting the panel to either of the controllers can be done quickly by any installer, and once connected it supplies 100 percent of the power, eliminating the need to worry about running out of power or scheduling replacement runs.

The Solar Panel is compatible with 4-, 6-, 8-, 10- and 12-station XC Hybrid models, and the Node controller, which offers 1-, 2-, 4- and 6-station control, and is designed for isolated sites, power-restricted areas, or the special needs of drip zones.

For details, visit www.hunterindustries.com.

Keep Water Where Plants Need It

Turf Ventures' tv23 with SIN (surfactant infused nitrogen) technology contains a powerful surfactant that pushes water throughout the entire rootzone without holding moisture in any one region. The nitrogen comes from a stabilized urea source that allows the company to put the product into an easy-to-use liquid solution so users don't have to mix the product themselves.

For details, go to www.turfventures.com.

Versatile Equipment for Multitasking Contractors

John Deere's K-Series Backhoe Loaders are available in eight models (310K EP, 310K, 310SK, 310SK TC, 315SK, 410K, 410K TC, 710K) that are powered by a certified IT4/Stage III John Deere PowerTech engine. It comes equipped with a five-speed transmission that allows speeds of 25 mph, and an optional AutoShift transmission enables smooth shifting.

The K-Series includes many features carried forward from the J-Series, such as a multi-plate clutch engagement, PowerShift transmission, best-in-class deluxe lighting package, and exclusive multi-language digital monitor, as well as new enhancements, such as a joystick redesign that gives operators easy operation with equal lever efforts in all directions, and improved engine access.

Complete details can be found at www.JohnDeere.com.