Don't take it unless you're willing to ing you. "Sell" him on his agreement to pay Try different things and be creative, but
follow through on it. you. (See "A" again.) And be persistent! be persistent, and be fair. As long as you
D) Try something different. Be creative Keep in mind that every customer has dif- remain fair and honest, you won't give your
and keep in mind that collecting money is ferent "hot" buttons, but you must figure customer additional reasons not to pay you.
nothing more than a twist to SALES. You've out which ones to push. Avoid the same Remember, "sell" the positive aspects
already "sold" the customer on your work. mistakes. Ask for your money sooner and and remove the objections, just as you
Now you may have to "sell" him on pay- more often. "sold" the original work .•
TPI Staff Column: Continued from page 5:
TPI ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
anything less than accurate information to their readers. Just
knowing that solid information exists and that reactions will be forth-
3:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 26, 1995
coming may be having some small measure of influence with the Red Lion Hotel, Omaha, Nebraska
consumer media. An official notice of the TPI 1995 Annual Business
As to other organizations getting active, it's fairly easy to under-
Meeting will be mailed to all Class A members not less
stand that TPI isn't the only group with forward thinking leaders
and members who are concerned about their future, but it's also than 10 days, nor more than 40 days prior to the meeting.
easy to see how TPJ's even smallest successes would encourage Class A members do not need to be registered for the
others to get active as well. Summer Convention to participate in the Annual Business
If there's a hero in this it is you, the regular TPI member. Without Meeting.
your active encouragement-not just through the payment of dues Anyone wishing to place an item on the meeting's of-
and an assessment, but also through your active involvement in the ficial agenda should immediatel)' contact TPI President
program-has made TPJ's program a reality and a success worthy Louis Brooking at Brookmeade Sod Farm, Inc., RR I,
of consideration by other groups. Box 547, Doswell, VA 23047, or the TPI office.
Once again, you've shown your wisdom.
The All-Flex Mower Designed with the commercial operator in mind!
• 11' and 16W models available • Center wheels are in-line and rigid to
• Zero turn cutting without skips perform on hillsides
• Decks float side to side and front to rear • Lellto right swivel points for ground
. huggmg capabilities
• Front and rear anti-scalp rollers on
each deck • Rear discharge decks that pass the
• Foam filled tires reduce down time ANSI safety standards
The choice ill professiomll tllrfcare.
TPI Turf News: May/June 1995 31
~YMcCord Flotation Tires can eliminate
~>; - - astly tIre ru tlng ... -.~,- -~~
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McCord's can eliminate costly tire rutting during seeding, mowing and fer- • Cost-Saving Replacement of Duals: One TERRA-TIRE does the work
tilizer operations by converting your tractors to our flotation Terra-Tires. of two conventional tires. The weight of a TERRA-TIRE and rim is less than
McCord's custom built wheels allow fast conversion for virtually any vehi- the weight of the dual wheels and tires it replaces. In addition to this net
cle. Join customers nationwide who've counted on McCord's advise, ser- weight saving, these tires provide improved flotation, yet service and
vice, and savings for over 20 years! Call McCord's FLOTATION TIRE maintenance costs are generally lower.
SPECIALISTS at our toll free numbers listed below . • Conventional SeNice and Repair: In spite of the advantages to be realized
in the use of TERRA-TIRE, low pressure, low profile tires, this unusual tire
Advantages requires nothing unusual in the way of service or repair. Conventional
• Lower Unit Ground Pressure: The large ground contact area of TERRA- maintenance methods are totally applicable.
TIRE flotation tires effectively distributes load over a relatively broad area,
providing a reduction in unit ground pressure in comparison with conven-
tional tires .
• Improved Shock Absorption: The carcass of a TERRA-TIRE is very flex-
ible. This design characteristic, coupled with low inflation pressures, pro-
vides for high level energy absorption. The resulting air-cushion effect means
less wear on equipment, reduced fatigue for the operator.
• Increased Pay load To Vehicle Weight: The enveloping and cushion-
ing effect of the TERRA-TIRE permits both a strength and a weight reduc-
tion in vehicle design. The net result in designing a vehicle for a given load
capacity is an effective increase in the ratio of pay load to vehicle weight.
• Reduced Rolling Resistance: Large ground contact area, flexibility of
carcass, and low inflation pressure work together to reduce rolling resistance.
McCORD AUTO SUPPLY, INC. • US 24 West, Box 743, Monticello, IN 47960 • In the United States and Canada 800-348-2396
McCORD TIRE CO., INC. • 423 S. Sante Fe Ave., Box 706, Salina, KS 67402 • Out of State 800-255-0276 • Kansas 800-332-0122
Leroy E. Mueller, beloved husband and father, and
owner of Mueller Farms Sod Nurseries in Ontarioville,
IL, passed away April 11th at the age 82. Mueller was
a pioneer in the turf business and also worked as a dairy
farmer in his earlier years. Mueller was a member of the
Turfgrass Producers International (formerly ASPA) since
it was originated in 1967. He established a scholarship Wayne Thorson David Doguel Tom Keeven Dale Barrie
at Tufts University and was considered a philanthropist
by family and friends. He will be missed by his fellow TPI
Camarillo, CA have each been selected to run as three-year Trustees.
members. Dale Barrie, owner of Tuf-Turf Sod Farms, SI. Albert, AB has
agreed to accept an appointment to the remaining two years of
Doguet's Trustee term.
Comminee Names Candidates According to Schiedel, all of these nominees exceed the minimal
qualifications for TPI Board of Trustee offices which require Class
For 1995-96 'PI Election A membership, a history of active involvement in the organization
and a willingness to serve. For example, Thorson, who is currently
Wayne Thorson, owner of Todd Valley Farms, Inc .• Mead. NE, the group's secretary-treasurer, previously served three years as
as the lone nominee for TPI president-elect, heads the list of TPI a Trustee and was chairman of the ASPA/TPI Representatives and
candidates for the 1995-96 election. according to Nominating Com- Business Management Committ!:es. He will also host the 1996 Sum-
mittee Chairman Richard Schiedel. Joining Thorson on the slate mer Convention at his farm just west of Omaha.
of candidates to be presented at the July 26 annual meeting will Doguet, a Trustee for four years, has been a driving force behind
be David Doguet, owner of Crenshaw & Doguet, Austin, TX as the very successful TPI public relations and education program as
secretary-treasurer. Tom Keeven. owner of Emerald View Turf chairman of the Marketing Committee. He is actively involved in
Farm, Columbia, IL and Earl Slack, manager of Pacific Sod, planning the 1996 Midwinter Conference to be held in Austin.
New from Servis-Rhind for '95!
Servis-Rhino'" is introducing the TX235, a 23-!h' cut flex-wing finishing mower.
The TX235 is designed for big grass mowing jobs including sod farms and sports
fields where a manicured cut is important.
The TX235 can be operated in most conditions with a 45HP tractor to help reduce
operating costs. Heavy-duty features include slip clutch driveline protection; y.."
reinforced decks; I-y'." diameter blade spindles; and a dual belt drive system to
out-perform and out-last most conventional flails and reel-type mowers. A qualilty
cut is assured by the 16,700 FPM blade tip speeds, 2" blade overlap, 8" deck
overlap, and large pneumatic caster wheels.
An Alamo Group Company
Contact your nearest Servis-Rhino dealer or call 1-210-372-3080 for more details P.O. Box 712, Seguin, Texas 78156
on the all new TX235.
TPI Turf News: May/June 1995 33
While their experiences with TPI are not as extensive as the can- man will be the 1996 Convention host in Sacramento.
didates to become Officers, Keeven, Slack and Berrie have been
very active in the TPI Representatives Committee, as well as other
committees and councils. Keeven was involved in the 1986 ASPA 1995 TPI Pre-Convenlion Tour
Summer Convention hosted at his family's farm outside of St. Louis,
while Slack was prepared to serve as a major organizer of the 1991
Pari 01 Omaha Meeling
Summer Convention originally scheduled for California. A special addition has been made to the 1995 TPI Summer Con-
Class A members attending the annual business meeting in Omaha vention & Field Days schedule of events. This unique pre-
may offer nominations from the floor for any of the positions, pro- convention tour if free of charge and will be offered Tuesday,
viding the candidate meets the basic qualifications and is willing July 25, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Participants will visit
to serve, if elected. Lincoln, Nebraska's lawn clipping composting site, Nebraska Sod's
Continuing on the TPI Board will be Doug Barberry, Aldino Sod 6O-acre operation in Lincoln, Cushman's manufacturing facilities,
Farms, Inc., Churchville, MD, as president; Louis Brooking, Brouwer's parts distribution center, as well as a stock-seed farm
Brookrneade Sod Farm, Inc., Doswell, V A as past president; and specializing in native grass and wildflower seed production.
Trustees Ben Copeland, Patten Seed Co./Super Sod, Lakeland, GA; Open to all attendees, the 1995 TPI Pre-Convention Tour will
Chris Hope, The Manderley Corporation, North Gower, ON; Frank depart the Red Lion Hotel at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, and
Wilmot, Summit Hall Turf Farm, Poolesville, MD and Bryan will return at approximately 5:00 p.m. Those persons wishing to
Wood, Tip Top Turf, Milton Keynes, England. attend the tour must complete this form and return it by July I,
Retiring from the Board following the Summer Convention will 1995. "Walk-ons" will be accommodated on a space-available
be Richard Schiedel, Greenhorizon Group, Inc., Cambridge, ON, basis.
after seven years of service including Trustee, Secretary-Treasurer, Tour participants will be provided with transportation sponsored
Vice President and President. Also retiring from the Board following by the TPI Conference & Convention Committee, and lunch"spon-
three years of service as Trustees will be Linda Tucker, Sodco, sored by Brouwer Turf Equipment, Ltd.
Slocum, RI and Ed Zuckerman, Delta Bluegrass Co., Stockton, TPI members wanting to participate are asked to contact head-
CA. Tucker hosted the 1994 Summer Convention, while Zucker- quarters by July I and reserve spaces for those in your group. The
BEFCO CYCLONE FLEX & SUPER FLEX
BEFCO, industry leader with over 750 Flex
& Super-Flex units in use across North
America, offers flex mowers in cutting
widths of 12', 15', 17', 22' and 26' each
designed to fit your unique mowing needs.
BEFCO flex mowers offer these outstand-
ing features and many more:
• Quality cut with even thatch disbursement
• 30° up & 15° down flexing; 4' to 6' vertical float
• Zero turning radius capability
• Low tractor HP requirements
• Very low maintenance requirements
• Mowing capabilities of 8 to 18 acres per hour
PRICES START AS LOW AS DEFeo, Inc.
$8,198 P.O. Box 6036
For a 12' unit Rocky Mount, NC 27802-6036
Over 1200 dealers across North America Telefax: 919/977-9718
Call Befco for the one nearest you
34 TPI Turf News: May/June 1995
tour is free-of-charge, but bus space must be arranged to accom- America will notice an increase in their dues levels; however, while
modate everyone. Send names to TPI Headquarters, 1855-A Hicks a voluntary contribution to support the PR program is encouraged,
Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008; or call 7081705-9898; or fax it is not required.
information: 7081705-8347. The following chart lists dues and assessment amounts for the
1995-96 membership year:
Members Should Verily Listing Class
Dues + Assessment Total
In '95-96 Renewal Notice A-I (1-99 A)
A-II (100-299 A)
Whenever landscape architects, contractors or others request in- A-III (300-599 A) 450 320 770
formation from TPI's Turf Resource Center, they are automatically A-IV (600-plus A) 600 400 1000
sent a complete listing of all members in their home state (and all
other states they request). Because the membership lists are gen- Canada & Int'l
erated by the same computer program that contains the individual A-I 225 voluntary 225
farm's records that create the renewal notices, care should be taken A-II 250 voluntary 250
to ensure that all of the details are complete and accurate. Particular A-III 350 voluntary 350
attention should be given to the varieties of grasses being produced A-IV 450 voluntary 450
at each farm as professional installers are often seeking a specific B (manufacturers) 300 US + $240 540
type of grass for their projects. C (educators) 35 voluntary 35
In reviewing the notices, U.S. members are also reminded that E (allied) 100 voluntary 100
their base dues levels have not been changed since the 1990-91 F (student) 35 voluntary 35
membership year, making it five consecutive years that the dues S (secondary) 175 US + $120 295
have gone unchanged; however the mandatory assessment to sup- Immediate renewal will ensure that current listings are up-to-date
port the public relations and education program has increased over and that no services or benefits are discontinued or lost. Failure
last year's level. Class A members in Canada and outside of North to renew by August 31 will require reinstatement.
nAmrER YO. PEST PROBLEM
IT'S THE END OF THE LINE.
Whatever pest ar disease For exomple. Tolstar'" insecticide/miticide controls over 40 of
problem you hove, FMC has a your toughest nursery pests, including aphids. worms, even
product to handle it. With our mites. In fact. with either Tolstor'" Flowable or Talstar'" Wettable
full line of quality insecticides, Powder, you get fost knockdown and long-Iosting residual
miticides ond fungicides. control. And, with its advanced new formulotion, nothing fights
fire ants longer or more effectively than USDA-certified Talstar'"
What's more. Astro'" insecticide economically controls tough-
~ to-get nursery pests like whiteflies, worms, ond leoffeeding
caterpillars. Thiodan<!>insecticide is the proven performer on
,......................... I almost any pest problem, and an ideal alternative for
And Carbamate WDG fungicide
effectively controls 23 diseases-such
as botrytis rot. leaf spot. rust and
more-on 40 plant species.
So put the performance of FMC
behind you, and put an end to your
next pest or disease problem!
For more information call:
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10lstor" and the FMC logo are registered trademarks 01 HAC COfporotlon
Thlooon IS a registered trademark 01 Hoechst AG Astro IS 0 trademark of
@1993 FMC CorpofOt!on
TPI Turf News: May/June 1995 35
3600-R HITCH-HIKER control. The 3600-R quickly attaches
Transport your own unloading system for or detaches from a truck, and with an 8 in.
fasterturn-around ... and those extra loads ,id"hi&you ~
per day. The Brouwer 3600-R Hitch-Hiker
features dual rear-wheel drive, Kubota 3-cyl.
up to 3500 Ibs.
. TURF EQUlPMENTUMITED
diesel engine and single pedal forwardlreverse easily.
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Top Performer in any field .
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HEAVY DUTY BLADE
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£~ELLENT FLMATIQN Shown:
12 large 15" dia. low pressure
15.511. Rotary Finishing Mower HlG1U.IFT ROTARY BL~
tires.all staggered. 1Hllil£J).nTIi 12' and 22' models available. Creates enough vacuum for that
2 -"B" section per deck even, perfect cuI.
Call us for the Progressive Dealer nearest you.
137 West William St., Seaforth, Ontario, Canada NOK 1WO
Tel. (519) 527-1080. Fax (519) 527-2275. Service Info-line 800-668-8873
-------------TPI INDUSTRY ------------
Committee meeting "walk-ins" are also welcome, especially by
Commillees Seek More those members who are uncertain if they want to make a commit-
ment to joining a committee on a regular basis.
Involved Members A complete listing of summer committees will be printed in the
What legal and tax issues concern you? Are there items you'd next issue of "Turf News."
like to see in "Turf News" magazine that aren't there? What about
the convention and conference programs, are they serving your Save Ciba Invoices,
needs? When was the last time you shared a marketing tip with a
fellow member? They're SSS 10 TPI
These are the types of questions and areas of interest that TPI's Invoices for Ciba Turf & Ornamental products Award, Banner,
committees address as they advance a broad array of member- Pennant, Primo, Subdue, Triumph or turfPak can result in a direct
oriented services and benefits, and one of the many ways members contribution to TPI as part of that company's "On-The-Green"
put their concerns before the organization. program. As the result of just 12 TPI members sending their in-
Meeting for just a couple of hours twice a year, once at the Sum- voices to Ciba last year, the company issued a check to TPI total-
mer Convention and again at the Midwinter Conference, members ing $12,750! Because no maximum amount has been set by Ciba
typically find that they get more out of the meetings than they con- for this program, TPI's leaders have expressed a desire to see at
tribute, but overall, TPI and its world-wide membership gains from least a tripling of the amount for the 1995 season.
the collective knowledge, experience and wisdom of the commit- The only cost to TPI members is the time it takes to attach their
tee volunteers. invoices to a special Ciba form and send it to the company. Ciba
To become active in a TPI committee, simply contact the TPI calculates the contribution amount and presents TPI a check at the
office at 800/405-8873, or contact any of the committee chairmen end of the program. Product costs are not affected by this program.
listed on pages 3-6 of the 1994-95 membership directory and ex- Forms for the current program will be mailed to all TPI members
press your interest. in the near future. If additional Ciba products are purchased after
Prior to a committee meeting, volunteers receive an agenda and the first form has been returned, a call to TPI will ensure that a
necessary background materials to prepare them for the meeting. new form is received by mail or fax.
SEED COMPANIES seed Research 01 Oregon Appoinls
Area Manager lor Dallas
Pat Searight was recently ap-
Barenbrug USA Breaks Ground pointed area sales manager for the
corporation's Dallas, TX Operation.
On New Facilily He will be responsible for sales of
Seed Research's cool and warm
season grass seed program in Central
Searight has a bachelor's degree in
agronomy with a turfgrass manage-
ment specialty from Texas A&M
University. Prior to joining Seed
Research, Pat was an instructor with
l Texas State Technical College and
Barenbrug USA of Tangent, OR entered the first stage of con- formerly held several golf course
struction on its new 12-acre Tangent facility. Plans call for over superintendent positions.
100,000 square feet of production, warehouse, shipping and office
The building's exterior will utilize the worldwide company's color
and logo design. Inside the floor plan has been designed to enhance
AZ-143 Bullalograss Receives
the material flow of the company's custom packaging and bulk ship-
With accuracy and speed essential to today's grass seed market. The University of Arizona in Tucson recently announced the plant
the company anticipates seed dealers and retail outlets serviced patent allowance for" AZ-143" Turf-type Buffalograss. This new
through Barenbrug's dealer network to receive a more rapid turn- turfgrass was developed by Charles Mancino. formerly of the
around time. University of Arizona Plant Science Department.
The project is expected to take 18 months for completion, at which According to University officials. "AZ-143" Buffalograss offers
time an open house is being planned. better overall color. density. groundcover and freedom from pests
TPI Turf News: May/June 1995 37
UR NIT QUALITY SOD
Sad Costs Down labor Costs Down Waste Factor Down
• Speeds Up Harvest Time • Stretches 110' to 170' in Width • Stronger Sod
• Helps Prevent Soil Erosion • Fits Site Dimensions • Easier to Handle
• Faster Land Turnover • Eliminates Unnecessary Tracks • Netting Withstands Wind
• Less Staking Needed
HOLD TURF COSTS IN L1NE..WITH TURFNIT'"
NETTING DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED SPECIFICALLY
FOR THE SOD INDUSTRY
Joseph F. Lamb. President
Delmarva Textile Co .. Inc.
WOODEN STAKES AVAILABLE
254 N. Rehoboth Blvd.
Milford. DE 19963
MESH TRUCK COVERS
Holds sod in place during transit. Sod doesn't fall on
roadway or hit passing vehicles. (Some states
require covering open loads. The mesh truck cover
meets this requirement.)
Add a touch of professionalism and class to your
next sod delivery, or in fact to any open load
Weighs less than 20 Ibs.-just use tie straps to
tighten cover on load.
RESISTS WIND FLAP DUE TO MESH CONSTRUCTION
MADE OF DURABLE SYNTHETIC FIBER
ORDER FORM - Cut Off & Mail With Check. Include UPS delivery address.
J. lAMCO, INC. MESH TRUCK COVERS are 14' wide by any length.
254 N. Rehoboth Blvd. Cost is $3.00 per running foot.
Milford, DE 19963 Price includes delivery via UPS'.
302-422-7531 Allow two weeks for delivery. No Phone Orders.
Quantity Size(s) Amount Enclosed (@ $3.00/running foot)
• Continental USA only
than current varieties. It performs in a wide variety of environmental ing water to the entire lawn from just one main water source. The
conditions. This turfgrass has a shorter plant height, leaf length system allows sodded lawns to receive the water it needs daily once
and rooting characteristics. the timer is set.
" AZ-143" Buffalograss is drought tolerant and its dense root Because of its ease-of-use by homeowners, the company claims
system makes it ideal for sod farming. Applications for "AZ-143" that they have had no call backs for resodding since the product
include residential, industrial and recreational uses (home, land- was first introduced in 1989. Temporary Rain's automatic system
scape and golf courses). waters evenly, consistently and thoroughly through the duration of
The University's Office of Technical Transfer is currently seek- the project with no maintenance or adjustments. It is easily dis-
ing a licensing partner for" AZ-143" Turf-Type Buffalograss. Turf- assembled and moved from locationn to location. It can be tailored
grass sod farms who would like to learn more can contact Dr. Rita to water any size shape lawn.
Manak, Director, Office of Technology Transfer, 1430 East Temporary Rain is available for sale or lease to turfgrass sod
Fort Lowell Road, Suite 200, Tucson, Arizona 85719, or call farms. For more information on the Temporary Rain system, call
fJJ2/62 1-5000. 800/342-3 I3I.
EQUIPMENT I PRODUCT I SERVICES
Second Generation Biostimulants
Announced by ROOTS, Company
Temporary Rain Watering System
Doubles Manufacturing Facilities
Marketed to Turf Operations ROOTS Inc., the company that invented biostimulants in 1988,
Temporary Rain of Ingleside, IL has expanded marketing efforts has announced that its scientists have developed improved formula-
of its portable, above-ground watering system. The system is tions, ROOTS 2 and ironROOTS 2, which will replace its original
designed to ensure healthy turf establishment. Because of the benefit compounds beginning March I.
the system offers the newly sodded lawn, the company plans to To provide increased shipments of its new products, ROOTS Inc.
market the system directly through turfgrass sod farm operations. has built a new state-of-the-art liquid formulation and filling plant
Developed by a landscape contractor, the Temporary Rain system at its new headquarters in Independence, MO. Doubling its capacity,
utilizes an electronic timer and unique manifold assembly, supply- the plant is capable of producing annually over I million gallons
Let our Beast carry your burden ...
B & E Equipment, Inc.
3401 West 159th Street I Stanley, Kansas 66224
• Deck Width 22 ft. • Deck Thickness W'
Quality Corporation's Model D11 00 Truck Carried
Forklift is reliable, lightweight and easy to operate . • Also available in a 18' 6" unit.
We offer the best Truck Mounting System available • PTO Driven I 40-50 HP. Tractor Recommended
today. Safety & efficiency, combined with com- • Nine 25" High Quality Steel Blades
petitive pricing & low cost of maintenance make our • Extra Heavy-Duty Gearboxes
Donkey@ the best bet to haul your sod! • Low Weight Distribution per Tire
• Hydraulic Fold Up Width 8'10"
Donkey@ A Better Breed For Easy Transporting
A Division of
For more information call 800/383-3018 CALL: 816/779-5289 Everly Turt Farm, Inc.
TPI Turf News: May/June 1995
of biostimulants and chelated micro-nutrients.
The new and original ROOTS products were developed with
researchers at Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental
Studies, and confirmed at several other university research centers
including Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Mississippi State, Univer-
sity of Rhode Island, University of Massachusetts, and Texas A&M.
The company's turf product, ironROOTS, is a natural bio-
stimulant that contains 4 percent fully-chelated iron phosphate-citrate
for improved stress tolerance and appearance in turfgrass and acid-
loving plants. IronROOTS 2 will replace its predecessor March I
with the same improved additional ingredients found in ROOTS 2.
Both ROOTS and ironROOTS work by increasing cell wall and
membrane permeability increasing the uptake of water and nutrients
as well as chlorophyll production.
Originally headquartered in New Haven, CT, now in Inde-
pendence, MO, ROOTS, Inc. is a division of LISA Products Corp.
that researches, develops, manufactures, and markets plant sup-
plements worldwide. Contact: Mike Davison, 816/254-6000; Don
Levin/Holly Sheffer, 914/993-0900.
AERA-vator Tackles Tough
First Products of Tifton, GA announces its AERA-vator product
line for turf cultivation, seed bed preparation and bare soil
The unit works by allowing the rotors to freely roll while the
•••••••••••• PTO powers the tines to vibrate in a burrowing motion, fracturing
the hardest soils. According to the company, the AERA-vator
. New reach fork system specially operates in areas where other coring type aerators cannot penetrate.
adapted for handling large bundles It is more tolerant to rocks and roots for longer equipment life and
of sad, lumber, brick and block less maintenance. In crusty soils, the vibrating tines fracture the
soil between the holes enhancing absorption of air, water and
. New stability and safety systems
nutrients. This increased tillage improves germination when seeding.
'3,000 - 5,500 lb. lift capacity
For more information on the AERA-vator, contact First Products,
• Extend-A-Fork reaches across truck 800/363-8780. Video and slides are available upon request.
. Engine and wheel motor options
. 2-Wheel and 4-Wheel drive models
available Rohm and Haas Introduces New
. C-Channel Mast
Philadelphia-based Rohm and Haas Company recently introduced
Eagle fungicide as an EPA-registered product for turf application.
According to the company, the fungicide will benefit turfgrass opera-
tions by controlling a variety of turfgrass diseases.
The company states that Eagle fungicide has been proven to con-
Call Toll-Free 1-800-231-5916
40 TPI Turf News: May/June 1995