14-foot Wide Rotary Mower
Jacobsen introduces the HR700 wide-area rotary mower. Featuring an industry-first 14-foot wide cutting width, the HR700 has the ability to cut up to 25 percent more grass than traditional 11-foot rotary mowers, according to Jacobsen.
The HR700 can mow up to 13 acres an hour. Built on a nimble platform, the HR700 delivers a zero-uncut circle and easily maneuvers around obstacles, Jacobsen states.
New SureStrength decks constructed with high-strength, high-performance steel deliver greater durability in a lighter, more sustainable design, according to Jacobsen. Q AMP variable rate steering provides optimal response to operator input to mow around obstacles. In addition, a new AdaptiCut system automatically adjusts mow speed to ensure consistent cut.
The new John Deere 9009A TerrainCut Rough Mower was designed to provide productivity while focusing on cut quality for early-morning mowing. The deck design maximizes clipping dispersal, reducing the use of a blower to clean up the grass clippings.” The 9009A’s five-gang, 27-inch (68.58 cm) independent rotary deck mower with a 9-foot (2.7 m) cutting width provides all-day productivity, according to the company. The 9009A features a deep shell-stamped deck with no baffling and an innovative rear discharge for greater dispersion of clippings, resulting in a cleaner after-cut appearance. The 9009A deck provides a quick height-of-cut adjustment system with no tools required, making height changes easy enough to do on the course. The 9009A TerrainCut allows turf managers to control machine performance through the TechControl display, giving them better control of operation on the course.
Dakota Peat & Equipment introduces the 310 Turf Tender and the 410 Turf Tender.
The 310 Turf Tender has all the features of Dakota’s 400 series and spreads a wide variety of materials, light to heavy, wet or dry. The 310 features an 11-horsepower Honda engine with electric start, a hydrostatic drive, fingertip controls and a spread width of up to 20 feet. The 410 Turf Tender features a state-of-the-art control box with four customizable memory presets. The industrial grade control unit features a 4.3-inch LCD display that precisely controls belt and spinner speeds, engine start and stop, throttle settings, brakes and hopper vibrator.
Toro introduces the Lynx Smart Hub as part of the Lynx GDC 2-wire control system. The Lynx Smart Hub is a new type of field controller that adds security, programmability and sensing to the benefits and simplicity of a two-wire system to optimize golf course irrigation operations. The adaptable field controller has flexible installation options that include a local or remote pedestal or wall mount and wireless or optional wired two-way communication. The communication system has a range of up to two miles, allowing for road crossings and phased irrigation projects, and provides a simple way to distribute intelligence as a controller for multiple golf holes. Two-wire technology enables operators to control up to 1,000 sprinklers per hub and 250 sprinklers per wire path. The Lynx Smart Hub stores and runs a fully flow-managed irrigation schedule, while creating a point of connection for soil, flow and status sensors. Maintenance and troubleshooting are simplified due to the dispersion of holes within the two-wire system. This enables localized fault analysis that does not interfere with other holes.