PRODUCT SHOWCASE

GROUNDS & FIELD MAINTENANCE

Suspension Seating

Operators will be comfortable in an Encore Prowler because Prowler mowers now come with a full suspension seat as standard equipment. This is a super-comfort seat model with forward and aft adjustment to suit the operator. An operator weight adjustment is also included with this thick, cushioned seat. The Encore Prowler Mid Cut and Front Cut zero-turning-radius riders are available with 52-, 61- and 72-inch floating decks. They can be outfitted with high horsepower gas or diesel engines, liquid-cooled and air-cooled.

Encore Manufacturing: 800-267-4255

Healthy Turf Fast

Jacobsen® Tracaire® Aerator handles large jobs fast. It relieves compaction that comes from heavy use and seasonal changes on athletic fields, parks and other large areas. Each pair of tine wheels delivers maximum turf penetration for healthy turf. The 6-foot-wide Tracaire® mounts on any tractor with a Category 1, three-point hitch. The unit comes standard with 3/4-inch coring tines and is optional with 1/2-inch coring tines, 6-inch or 7.5-inch slicing tines, and open spoon tines. Time wheels can be mounted with double sets of tines for maximum aeration coverage.

Jacobsen: 888-922-TURF (8873)

This Cat Purrs

The new Scag Wildcat zero-turn rider has a 61-inch cutting capacity, a low center of gravity and stable stance, and easily maneuvers in and out of tight places. Comfort is top priority with the new, standard low-back soft-ride seat and convenient cupholder. Wide drive tires and large 6-inch caster wheels ensure a smooth ride, while an operator-friendly instrument panel and twin stick steering mechanism make driving a breeze. Full engine access and self-adjusting belt systems save maintenance time and money. At speeds of 10 mph and a 27-horsepower Kohler engine, you can finish the job fast with beautiful results.

Scag Power Equipment: 920-387-0100

Heave Hose

The Hannay GH 1100 Series portable reel is ruggedly manufactured to sustain the roughest working conditions. The unit is effective for numerous applications that require the transport of hose, including washdown, spray and a variety of lawn care tasks. The GH 1100 features a steel handlebar, a one-piece foot and rubber-tired wheels. The handlebar is detachable for easy transportation and storage. A camlock drag device is used to brake the reel, and payout and rewind are simple with lifetime bearings and an adjustable tension feature.

Hannay Reels Inc.: 877-GO-REELS (467-3357)

Zoom Groomer

Gandy Company's efficient field groomer offers a combination scarifier, leveling blade and finishing brush. Each function can be activated separately or in combination with the flick of a switch. The blade can be used to fill holes or low areas, and the heat-treated scarifier can be used to break up hard-packed playing areas. The finishing brushes give ball diamonds or tracks a superior playing finish. Designed as a pull-behind unit with a hydraulic or electric lift, the groomer is effective for use with almost any type of utility vehicle and, in raised position, tows quickly from field to field.

Gandy Company: 800-443-2476

Mess-Free Mixer

If you're tired of mixing your athletic paint pail-to-pail or stirring with an electric drill time after time, Kromer Company has a solution for you. Its 175- or 300-gallon bulk Mixing Station will have you on the field and painting in less time, with less mess and with less labor than other methods. The timed in-tank agitator systems lets you mix large quantities of paint in advance, keeping paint in suspension. You can fill your striping unit rapidly with the 10-plus-gallon-per-minute transfer pump and quick coupler system.

Kromer Co. LLC: 800-373-0337

On the Right Tracks

Loegering's specially designed high-performance tracking systems for skid-steers are now available in both rugged steel or soft-bottom urethane. Both give the skid-steer more traction and floatation in adverse conditions and increase the overall productivity of the machine. The hammer-forged steel pad is the most wear-resistant pad bottom. The soft bottom tracks provide superior traction while allowing operators to work on finished surfaces without any damage. The tracks attach quickly and easily with a customized installation tool and are fully adjustable. After initial installation, reinstalling the track takes less than 30 minutes. The tracks' side plate design is easy on tires.

Loegering Mfg. Inc.: 800-373-5441

Sporty Stripes

Newstripe, Inc. offers its new Fielder XL athletic field striping machine. Designed with features most asked for by sports turf managers, the Fielder XL provides a new level of striping ease at an affordable price. It features a 4-horsepower engine with oil alert for dependable operation, a 2.7-cubic-inch cast-iron piston compressor for superior reliability and an adjustable 2- to 6-inch bidirectional spray head for complete, even coverage in one pass. Maintenance is easy with the seven-gallon tank with bottom side outlet for complete draining, the Free-Flow spray valve that reduces clogging and a quick tank flush-out to save unused paint.

Newstripe, Inc.: 800-624-6706