PRODUCT SHOWCASE

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

Don't Get Stumped

Put tough stumps to rest with two new stump cutters from Vermeer®. Featuring enough power to remove stumps of up to 3 feet in diameter, the SC90 (9 horsepower) and SC130 (13 horsepower) tackle stumps in locations where larger equipment can't reach. The slim width allows easy maneuvering into tight spaces, making them ideal for confined areas with large concentrations of small stumps. Convenient lift handles on each side of the units allow for easy two-person loading, eliminating the need for ramps. The cutter wheel, of 12 tungsten-carbide teeth, takes 2-9/16-inch wrenches and needs only a few minutes to change.

Vermeer Manufacturing Company: 888-VERMEER (837-6337)

From Wide to Trim

The Groundsmaster 4000-D is one of the most powerful 11-foot rotaries on the market. It features three cutting decks that operate independently of each other, providing handling of both wide-open areas and trim areas. Powered by the Kubota® 58-horsepower turbo-charged diesel engine, the unit provides superior climbing and mowing ability. Torque output is more than 25 percent more than many mowers in its class. The tight 55.5-inch wheelbase and inner rear steering turning angle of 53.5 degrees provides a 0-inch uncut circle without the use of wheel brakes, allowing operators to mow back and forth without leaving any uncut grass.

Toro Commercial Equipment: 952-888-8801

Spread Seeds

SpreadEx, a division of TrynEx International, offers its new LG 575 mid-size granular spreader. Designed specifically for sports turf, grounds maintenance, landscaping and golf course management applications, the LG 575 is effective for spreading seed, fertilizer and control products. Standard with a variable-speed controller, the spreader's material flow gate calibrates and controls material flow. Spread pattern is also variable from the cab. Designed to work with multiple service vehicles including tractors, utility vehicles, riding mowers, trailers and pickups, the LG 575 spreader comes standard with a 2-inch receiver hitch mount. Optional three-point hitch, drop utility and trailer mounts are available.

Trynex International: 800-725-8377

Keep a Low Profile

Encore's Prowler Mid Cut riding mower features a new low profile and added features. Highlights include a side-to-side articulating floating deck, no-slip disc brakes and maintenance-free blade spindles. Both front wheels maintain ground contact over rough terrain, improving stability and smoothing out the ride while reducing scalping. A PTO shaft powers the blades, and a heavy-gauge deck with reinforcement channels controls vibration. Block steering levers offer smoother control. A flip-up foot plate allows quick access to the top of the deck. The 52-, 61- and 72-inch decks can be outfitted with high horsepower gas or diesel engines, liquid-cooled and air-cooled.

Encore Manufacturing Co., Inc.: 800-267-4255

Light Comfort

The Professional Series UTV 1500 2x4 by Polaris is a utility task vehicle that provides power needed to complete the toughest jobs, includes standard features that allow operators to enjoy their work in comfort and doesn't break the bank. Sporting a powerful 18-horsepower V-twin, air-cooled, four-cycle engine, heavy-duty transmission and lower gearing, the UTV 1500 2x4 can carry a payload of up to 1,250 pounds and tow 1,000 pounds. Foot-activated, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes enable quick stopping, even under a heavy load. Amenities include audible reverse alarm, ergonomically designed dash and trailer-hitch receiver.

Polaris Sales Inc.: 800-330-9407

Multi-Functional Maintenance

Broyhill offers the new Highlander Sport® turf maintenance vehicle, which provides multifunctional tasks for turf and athletic field maintenance. A hydrostatic drive, 16-horsepower, air-cooled engine and zero-turning radius provide superior maneuverability and speeds up to 12 mph. Standard features include a low-profile fiberglass body, ergonomic seat with engine switch and exclusive wraparound, rear-hinged cargo box for operator accessibility while seated. Mid- and rear-hydraulic lifts accommodate a variety of attachments.

Broyhill Company: 800-228-1003

Sandcleaning Technology

Keeping sand areas clean is important for golf, sports, games, beach and other sandy environments. The Nolte BC 1000 Sandcleaner is an easy-to-use, multipurpose motor-driven unit that removes all types of pollutants in small and medium-sized sand areas like golf course bunkers, horse tracks, playgrounds and beaches. Refuse is collected in a rubbish bag fitted on the side. The Nolte BC 1500 is designed for operation with agricultural towing vehicles without hydraulics. Collected waste and rubbish are automatically transported to a collecting bin.

Pifer Inc.: 888-442-8442