December 2014

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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Page 40 of 51 December 2014 | SportsTurf 41 Deere unveils Michelin Tweel Turf tires The new MICHELIN X TWEELTURF is an airless radial tire sold exclusively for John Deere ZTrak 900 Series models with 54-, 60- and 72-inch deck sizes. Unlike traditional pneumatic tires, these virtually eliminate tire downtime and are nearly maintenance free. The X TWEEL TURF has the same dimensions and bolt pattern as a standard 24x12x12 tire, and features automotive rubber technology, allowing the tread to last up to three times longer than standard turf tires. The first commercial MICHELIN X TWEEL airless radial was introduced in October 2012 for use on skid steer loaders. In 2013, the MICHELIN X TWEEL SSL was selected as one of the Contractors' Top 50 New Products by readers of Equipment Today. John Deere DEWALT launches battery-powered outdoor equipment DEWALT launched its first battery-powered Outdoor Power Tools at the 2014 GIE Expo. The line includes two 40V MAX* Brushless String Trimmers, two 40V MAX* Brushless Blowers, and a 40V MAX* Hedge Trimmer. The cordless outdoor tools run on the DEWALT 40V MAX* Lithium Ion battery platform with EXTREME RUNTIME (XR) on the brushless units. The 40V MAX* Brushless String Trimmer comes with either the 4.0Ah Lithium Ion battery or the 6.0Ah Lithium Ion battery for 50% more battery capacity. The String Trimmer features a 15 Inch cut swath, dual-line bump feed head, and a patented gear drive design that provides amplified torque and maintains cut speed under load. A variable speed trigger allows the user maximum control over speed and runtime while a padded auxiliary handle offers comfort for long use. DEWALT New Bobcat S450 skid-steer loader Bobcat Company has expanded its M-Series skid-steer loader lineup with the launch of the new S450, a loader that provides opera- tors with improved comfort and performance and is less than 5 feet wide for working in tight jobsites. With a spacious cab, a 20 percent increase in auxiliary hydraulic pressures and a non-diesel particulate filter (non-DPF) engine, the 49-horsepower S450 replaces the K-Series S130 skid-steer loader. The Bobcat® S450 is designed to serve a wide and challenging spectrum of tasks. By not requir- ing a DPF in the S450 engine, operators won't spend time cleaning the filter, completing the regeneration process or replacing the filter. The radius-lift-path S450 loader has a low operating weight and an optimal reach for loading or unloading palletized materials from trucks or backfilling around foundations. Bobcat Bayer CropScience launches non-selective herbicide Specticle Total To help turf managers more effectively manage areas of unwanted weeds and grasses, Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, announced Specticle Total, a non-selective herbicide with unparalleled residual control. Specticle Total not only kills existing weeds, it prevents new ones for up to six months. It is easily mixed in a backpack sprayer and can be used in both landscapes and hardscapes. Specticle Total provides you fast, effective control with visible results in hours. It is rainproof in 30 minutes and uses less active ingredient, which results in less herbicide in the environment. Specticle Total can be used in a variety of landscape and hardscape areas, including mulched areas and around ornamental plants and grasses. Bayer CropScience Host of Super Bowl XLVIII acquires turnkey turf protection system MetLife Stadium, host of Super Bowl XLVIII and home to the NY Giants and NY Jets, recently acquired a turnkey outdoor temporary floor- ing system from Matrax, Inc. to cover the synthetic turf during non-football events. Other systems that MetLife had used in the past did not meet their performance expectations as these products were poorly designed and could not support fully loaded 40' tractor trailers weigh- ing 40,000 lbs. Previously, the trailers had to be unloaded in the parking lot and components of the stage shuttled in on smaller, lighter duty vehicles. This process was costly and time consuming. Furthermore, one of the previous systems caused damage to the synthetic turf it was intended to protect. Where other field covering systems are designed from a flooring perspective, Matrax was engineered with temporary road building and heavy vehicular traffic in mind. It was also designed to be easily installed, stored, and transported Matrax, Inc. Gravely introduces the Atlas JSV utility vehicle Gravely introduces its Atlas JSV utility vehicle with a 1,900 lb. payload and 2,000 lb. towing capacity. Supported by an on-demand, true all-wheel drive system and De Dion rear suspension, this Jobsite Vehicle (JSV) provides the heavy-duty traction and suspension required to maintain full ground clearance and a smooth ride even when carrying maximum loads. The all-steel MX-18 JobBox features a 1,250 lb. capacity, steel walls to prevent bowing, and four integrated tie-down points to secure cargo. The extra-large 48" x 57" bed easily accom- modates standard wooden pallet. Electric cargo bed lift is standard on all Atlas models. The Atlas JSV-3000 fits three adults comfortably across one bench seat and the Atlas JSV-6000 crew model fits six adults across two bench seats. Both models are available with a 1-cylinder, 570cc Polaris® DOHC gas engine or 3-cylinder, 1028cc Kohler® Diesel engine. All engines provide a 10-gallon fuel capacity and ground speed of 35 mph. Gravely

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