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The next generation of Hunter rotors built specifically for golf course irrigation has been unveiled. After several years of development and three years in field tests, the G85B and G885 boast the most powerful gear drive on the market, along with a number of enhancements aimed at providing more features, reliability and efficiency for all kinds of golf courses.
Pilot is a new central control system from Hunter Industries designed exclusively for golf course irrigation control. The new system is available as an above-ground system using conventional field controllers or a below-ground system using decoders. The new equipment can be used stand-alone, or networked into a whole system with Pilot central control software.
Dixie Chopper®, the manufacturer of "The World’s Fastest Lawn Mower®," has announced its entry into the Canadian market. Through this arrangement, Dixie Chopper’s full product line of commercial and residential zero-turn lawn mowers, parts and accessories will be sold and serviced by a network of certified dealers throughout Canada.
Billy Goat Industry’s newly enhanced OS901SPS includes a new blade design that reduces thatch and improves blade life due to its sharpened leading edge and attack angle combined with a new foot actuated height adjust that raises and lowers the reel effortlessly and provides more blade depth.
Toro’s Precision™ Soil Sensor was recently named winner of 2012 Irrigation Association (IA) New Product Contest in the Turf/Landscape category at the IA Show in Orlando. Launched in early 2012, the product has already received three other national innovation awards.
By James Truan Vice-President, Sales & Marketing TurfEx Throughout the years, manufacturers have tried to develop many new types of equipment for turf contractors, hoping to improve the way jobs get done. Some of these efforts have succeeded. Many have failed.
Building on the productivity of the Bobcat® 700 and 800 frame-size loaders, significant upgrades have been made to the skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders and all-wheel steer loader. These changes incorporate greater machine performance through enhancements such as increased breakout and lift forces, better horsepower management, shorter cycle times and simplified display navigation.
Building on the productivity of the Bobcat® 700 and 800 frame-size loaders, significant upgrades have been made to the skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders and all-wheel steer loader. These changes incorporate greater machine performance through enhancements such as increased breakout and lift forces, better horsepower management, shorter cycle times and simplified display navigation.
After extensive testing and evaluation, including several seasons operating as a production mower, Progressive Turf Equipment has introduced the next generation of its popular TDR-22, to be shown at the TPI Summer Conference and Field Day. With a 22’ cutting swath, this Tri-Deck roller mower is scheduled for release at the start of the 2013 model year. The new TDR-22n will be available in both painted and the popular galvanized deck configurations.
Kubota’s 90-horsepower compact track loader now provides even better performance and efficiency. The  SVL90-2  now boasts Kubota’s common rail system engine, which is Interim Tier IV. This new engine delivers more horsepower and torque, better fuel economy, and cleaner emissions. The engine’s ECU (Electronic Control Unit) controls and delivers precise fuel injection.
Land Pride’s new RCF30 Series and RCF36 Series rotary cutters are available in 96-inch or 10-foot cutting widths and built tough for years of dependable use in the most demanding conditions. Both series offer three-point, pull-type and semi-mount models, blade tip speeds exceeding 17,000 fpm, flat-top, 10-gauge decks with quarter-inch side skirts, and optional front and rear guarding. A five-year gearbox limited warranty is standard on all models.
SourceOne has introduced the simple, easy-to-use  DT220 Dethatchr.
The STIHL RMA 370 is the lightest powered lawnmower available on the market and is the newest addition to the STIHL Lithium-ion product line.
Kubota Canada now offers an angle blade on its KX080-3 excavator. This eight-ton model will now save time when backfilling trenches, and provides flexibility when pushing material. The angle blade features a float function for better backgrading, a bolt-on cutting edge, and a reinforced cylinder guard. The blade angles 25 degrees right and left, and when fully angled it extends slightly beyond the track edge to prevent soil from entering the track path. The angle blade option is factory installed and available on the KX080-3 with rubber or standard width steel tracks. For more information, visit http://www.kubota.ca.
Land Pride’s New FDR3690 rear discharge grooming mower is designed for commercial use with a 90-inch cutting width and six free-swinging medium-lift blades. The rear discharge keeps clippings off landscaped areas and directs clippings and other debris toward the ground. Blade tip speed is 16,500 fpm.
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