February Honorable Mentions

Sprayers/Spreaders Honorable Mention

Cross-Conveyor Attachment for Wide Spin 1530 topdresser, Turfco Manufacturing

Designed to dramatically increase the multi-functional productivity of its popular WideSpin 1530 topdresser line, Turfco now offers a Cross-Conveyor attachment that allows the machine to be used for material handling duties.

The Cross-Conveyor mounts to either the tow-behind or truck-mount WideSpin 1530, and offers the convenience of a full 180-degrees of rotation behind the machine. When combined with Turfco’s patented three-position remote switch, the Cross-Conveyor offers unmatched flexibility in material placement. The Cross-Conveyor can easily be stowed for transport of the unit.

The WideSpin 1530 broadcast topdresser offers Turfco’s exclusive WideSpin technology, allowing superintendents to achieve unmatched light-or-heavy topdressing performance at unprecedented application widths, without external attachments. In fact, the WideSpin 1530 can uniformly apply ¼ inch or more of topdressing materials at up to a 15-foot width, and can apply lighter topdressing at widths up to 30 feet.

The WideSpin 1530 line includes both pull-behind and truck-mount models, which are available for utility vehicles including the Textron Cushman Turf-Truckster, John Deere ProGator and Toro Workman.

Miscellaneous Honorable Mention

Speed-Feed Trimmer Head, Shindaiwa, Inc.

With the new and exciting Shindaiwa Speed-Feed bump-feed trimmer head, there is no need to dismantle to refill line. Simply line up the eyelets with the arrows, thread the line through the trimmer head until it exits the opposite eyelet and pull a couple of arms lengths of line. Then, simply turn the large knob on top of the trimmer head to load line on the spool. It’s that easy. The average time to reload line is 30 seconds or less. The spool holds about 25 feet of 0.095-inch line. Adapter hardware is available to fit-up with most major competitive models.

Miscellaneous Honorable Mention

Terra-Tubes, Profile Products LLC

Turning sediment-laden water into clear water, Profile Products’ revolutionary Terra-Tubes Fiber Filtration Tubes’ performance is second to none on channels and slopes. Terra-Tubes are engineered composites of wood fibers, man-made fibers and performance-enhancing polymers encased in heavy-duty, knitted tubes, designed to effectively trap, filter and treat sediment-laden runoff while reducing hydraulic energy.

Terra-Tubes are proven through independent testing to be 15 times more effective than wattles and fiber rolls in reducing turbidity and controlling sediment loss. They are the only products that incorporate flow, filtration and flocculation into storm water treatment and are an important tool for Phase II compliance.

Miscellaneous Honorable Mention

PostMate, Trimless Solutions

PostMate is a new labor-saving product that was developed by a golf course superintendent to eliminate the need to trim grass and spray herbicides around his posts forever. This innovative product will not only restrict grass from growing around your post, but will also protect your wood posts from destructive string trimmer damage.

PostMate is a maintenance-free product that easily slides around any type of post. It is the exclusive seamless inter-locking system that guarantees every PostMate stays firmly in place. This durable material was rated “excellent” for its physical properties, and will handle even the largest mowers.

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