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Deere goes mobile with parts platform
John Deere has launched a mobile version of its parts Web site that allows customers easier access to much-needed parts.
By visiting jdparts.deere.com from a smart phone or tablet customers can view equipment parts information from nearly any location.
Like its desktop counterpart, the mobile version allows customers to quickly access parts information, pricing, availability and order parts online. Customers can search by parts catalog, model number, part number or keyword to locate the appropriate parts and attachments.
For more information, visit jdparts.deere.com.
Lebanon tabs Bially as new product manager
LebanonTurf recently named Paul Bially as product manager for its biostimulant division.
Bially brings years of turf industry experience to LebanonTurf, including prior service with Aquatrols and Precision Labs in which he worked extensively with surfactants and other specialty products.
Most recently, he worked as a sales and technology specialist for Lamberti USA managing the company's line of surfactants, polymers and pigments.
For more information, visit www.lebanonturf.com.
Hunter controllers earn EPA nod for saving water
Hunter Industries' AC-powered controllers that are paired with Solar Sync sensors will carry the WaterSense label for professional turfgrass managers interested in getting the most for the least from their irrigation systems.
Controllers to carry the WaterSense label will include X-Core, Pro-C, I-Core and ACC lines. Hunters' controllers are the only in the industry to carry the label granted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Water Sense is an EPA partnership program that recognizes products that perform as well or better than their less-efficient counterparts, are 20 percent more water efficient than average products in their category, realize water savings on a national level, provide measurable water savings results, achieve water efficiency through several technology options, are effectively differentiated by the WaterSense label, and obtain independent, third-party certification.
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