Turf Magazine - June, 2013

DEPARTMENTS

What's New!

The New Eco 200

The Eco 200 is designed to handle compost, soil mix, pellets, sand and heavy bulk materials. At the core of the unit is its reverse-spin, dual-wheel broadcast system, which delivers a uniform spreading pattern with even the heaviest of materials.

Additionally, the Eco 200 has a new four-wheel design for increased weight distribution and stability. The 1/3-cubic-yard hopper has an improved larger hopper opening than previous models, and the support design increases the maximum feed product volume by up to 20 percent and, at the same time, eliminates or reduces the bridging potential of less fluid products. See it in action at www.ecolawnapplicator.com.


Correction

The April Product Focus to Pull-Behind Mowers contained some incorrect information for Progressive Turf Equipment. Here is the entry as it should have appeared. We apologize for any confusion.

Progressive Turf Equipment

The five-roller finishing mower line consists of three Tri-Deck models with cutting widths from 12 to 22 feet, and two single-deck models with 65- and 90-inch cutting widths. Cutting heights from .5 to 4 inches. www.progressiveturfequip.com


Irrigation System Expansion Made Easy

Novo, a compact two-wire converter from Underhill International, is designed to quickly transform any standard multiwire controller to two-wire operation by using a "plug and play" feature.

Controllers such as Hunter, Rain Bird, Irritrol, Toro and other popular brands can be converted to total two-wire or hybrid two-wire/multi-wire systems when connected to Novo.

Novo installs alongside the host controller and handles up to 32 twowire stations. The host multi-wire controller continues to run all scheduling programs and "talks" to the new two-wire valves and decoders via the Novo converter.

The device is useful in irrigation system expansions where it is more practical to add two-wire connections rather than run new multi-wire to additional valves.

Measuring just 6.3 inches high by 7.33 inches wide by 1.78 inches deep, Novo features a back-lit graphical display with easy step-by-step Light- Touch buttons and built-in electrical diagnostics/fault finding. Plastic wall mount cabinets and external transformers are also available.

Novo has the capability of handling up to a 63-zone system if the host controller has the station capacity by using Underhill senders. Go to www.underhill.us for more information.