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Echo introduces quiet, powerful backpack blower

51adcc0b06fe0c5eab30f013fd0cf2ed-.jpgEcho Inc. recently released its most powerful, low-noise backpack blower, the PB-760LN.

 

Outfitted with a larger muffler packed with more sound-deadening insulation and a mid-pipe baffle, the PB-760LN has a sound output of 65 dB(A). The design also virtually eliminates the whining sound generated by the main impeller fan.

 

The PB-760LN also features air volume of 535 cubic feet per minute at 214 mph.

 

For more information, visit www.echo-usa.com.

 

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Miltona vexes bare spots with hex plugger

Miltona has developed its Hex-Plugger turf-repair tool to help professional turf managers restore areas of damaged turf without creating bare spots.

 

The Hex-Plugger cuts standard, 7-inch hexagonal plugs that weave together like pieces of a puzzle, eliminating bare spots caused from using round plug cutters.

 

The design helps turf establish more rapidly in areas under and reduces the threat of weed pressure in bare spots.

 

For more information, visit www.miltona.com.

 

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GCSAA taking applications for chapter outreach

Applications are being accepted for the GCSAAs Chapter Outreach Grant program.

 

The program was established to help chapters engage in activities that complement its efforts to communicate the value of membership to golfers and employers.

 

Applications, which are reviewed by members of the GCSAA Strategic Communications Committee and GCSAA staff, are due by April 15.

 

Criteria on which applications are judged include: the chapter must start its outreach activities within 12 months of receiving the grant funds; outreach activities should address the key messages and be directed to employers and avid golfers; funds must be directed to future programs only; chapters must provide matching or support funding and a follow-up report of the program to be included in a GCSAA database; o that GCSAA can create a database of case studies and best management practices (failure to complete follow-up report will render a chapter ineligible for future grants).

 

Applications must be signed by the chapter president or one other officer or staff member. GCSAA reserves the right to request return of funds if not used according to means as detailed on application. 

 

For more information, visit www.gcsaa.org.

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