Big Changes Ahead for Diesel Powered Turf Equipment (25-74 horsepower)

12.05.04-epa logoEnvironment Canada and the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 4 diesel engine emission reduction mandate will soon have an impact on your business. The good news is that all Tier 4 compliant Turf Equipment manufactured after January 1st, 2013 will be better for the environment and healthier for everyone. The more difficult message to deliver is that all Tier 4 compliant diesel powered turf maintenance equipment - greater than 25 horsepower (hp) – from any manufacturer - will cost more.

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US Company Recycles First Artificial Turf Field

12.04.24-fieldturf enviro_green_machineField Turf's Green Machine removes rolls of artificial turf and infillFieldTurf is a company based out of Calhoun Georgia whose goal from the start has been to “...make synthetic turf that is equal to or better than the best natural grass.”

In 2010, the company achieved a first in the industry by recycling all useable parts of the artificial turf system at War Memorial Stadium in the state of Arkansas.

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AGA BC Symposium Recap


by Doug Ferne, NGCOA Regional Director

Over 80 golf industry personnel attended the first AGA BC Golf Symposium hosted by Richmond Golf and Country Club on March 26th. The Allied Golf Association of British Columbia contains representation from each Industry Association, dedicated to providing one cohesive voice for the business of golf in British Columbia.

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Spring Training For Fields

12.04.23-ball-fieldBy Mary Helen Sprecher; Reprinted With Permission From The American Sports Builders Association - While the pitcher is kicking at the dirt on the mound, wondering what to throw next, the batter stands in the box in the ready position. And what about you? As a parks manager, if you've done all your work ahead of time, you're probably out dealing with another facility or field–at least for now.

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