Microsoft vs Apple vs IBM
17 Dec 2011 - Mechanics - Eric Kulaas
We have associations of the companies we deal with. I tend to view Toro as Microsoft’ish without the Bill Gate and company beginning. Jacobsen (and Ransomes) are more along the lines of Apple in that they came up with some game changing products.
Give Credit when Credit is Due
1 Aug 2011 - Mechanics - Eric Kulaas
The rear roller on the 4500/4700 rough mower, has been a royal pain in the ass since we found out the original “greaseless” bearings weren’t working out
No More Engine Books from Toro….
12 Jun 2011 - Mechanics - Eric Kulaas
It started by looking for an air filter for our new sprayer, a Toro 1250 Multi-Pro. This is the 3rd one of these that we’ve had (the only machine we have that is on a regular replacement program ).
Synthetic Bio in a Walk Mower?
8 Jun 2011 - Mechanics - Eric Kulaas
One of the nice things about walk mowers if the absence of hydraulic oil leaks.. For an Equipment Manager that’s a nice weight off ones shoulders. Years ago with our new riding mowers we hit about 1000 hours on them, and it seemed every hose that could go, did.
Shout out to TruTurf & GolfTECHS.net
26 May 2011 - Industry News - Eric Kulaas
We’d just gotten a used TruTurf roller and I was on the GolfTECHS forum asking the guys about light kits. Apparently our model was a bit outdated and the kit cost a small fortune.
New Edwin Budding Award Website
3 Mar 2011 - Mechanics - Eric Kulaas
The International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association (IGCEMA) introduced “The Edwin Budding Award” to honor technicians in the golf sector who have made a major contribution to our industry.
No more Good Ole Boys...
4 Nov 2010 - Mechanics - Eric Kulaas
We just got this back from the dealer. What a machine.. Great.. I sent it in because we had a broke coupler between the engine and the hydraulic assembly.
Build a Fold Down Canopy for your Fairway Mower
18 Oct 2010 - Mechanics - Eric Kulaas
We have a low ceiling and a lower lift so to get the fairway mowers on we need to fold down the canopies. Years ago we used a model of fold down buggy tops.
Making a Toro Valve Seal Installer
11 Oct 2010 - Mechanics - Eric Kulaas
This is a trick I learned working at the local Toro Distributors. It’s using these two bushings to help install the seals in the valve bank.
Making a Small Trailer Hitch
7 Oct 2010 - Mechanics - Eric Kulaas
Every course has a lot of equipment and frequently it’s pulled around on a trailer. Typically the trailers come with some sort of a hitch that’s “made” to work with the majority of vehicles.
Demo the SIP Reel Grinder
1 Jul 2010 - Mechanics - Eric Kulaas
We just had a demo of the SIP Peerless 7000 reel grinder. What really sets this apart form other grinders is it grinds parallel to the reel rollers