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BEACON Ballfields Exclusive Weekly Tips ! ( June’17 )

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June 5, 2017       |       BeaconAthletics.com        |       Ballfields.com

THIS WEEK’S FIELD TIP

They’re basic, but essential. Shovels are the most basic of tools used by the groundskeeper. While primarily used for material movement or excavation, round- and square-end steel shovels can have their front edge sharpened with a grinder to also make them more effective at shaving off compacted clay and soil. Shovels are also an effective tool for mixing clay when remoistening. Working in moisture with a shovel ensures even distribution and prevents clumping. The back heel of a square-end shovel can be used to initially pack or “seat” new clay repairs in high wear areas before tamping begins.

Like shovels, there are many types of rakes that are used in sports field maintenance. Some for grooming and finishing, others to cut or rip into soil. Learn all about the different rakes & shovels that can help you do your job better at the Groundskeeper University lesson “Shovels & Rakes”, Module 101. Tools of the Trade 

Visit Ballfields.com frequently for tips & articles andGroundskeeperU.com for online training.

Mound Slope Gauge — 10% OFF

IN STOCK: Ships within 24 hours! The essential tool for a proper mound slope. Includes a heavy-duty aluminum alignment gauge, metal ruler, two support rods, storage container, and instructions. Exclusive Beacon Mound Slope Gauge, use msg10 during checkout (offer valid thru June 11).

ProFlex Hose — 10% OFF

IN STOCK: Ships within 24 hours! Our most durable and longest lasting hose. This premium 1″ ID PVC hose looks and feels like rubber but the PVC material adds great durability. Long shank machined brass fittings for professional performance. Working pressure up to 150 psi. 50′ or 100′. Exclusive ProFlex Hose, use flex10 during checkout (offer valid thru June 11).

Open Box ITEM OF THE WEEK

Open Box Item — Soft Touch Double 1st Base Stake Down — 63% OFF!   Huge savings on this double 1st base. Cut-resistant polyurethane double first base with spike to stabilize the orange side. Slightly-used condition. Soft Touch Double 1st Base Stake Down

ONLINE TRAINING for Staff & Volunteers

COMPLETELY FREE & MOBILE FRIENDLY. We’ve relaunched the web’s premier online field maintenance training tool, Groundskeeper University. Our goal is to bring professional training directly to you and your staff. But that means it has to be done right. Learn the tried & true practices of the pros. Our dedicated online resources by groundskeepers for groundskeepers are available in whichever format works for you: blog articles, online field dimensions, innovative products and training at Groundskeeper U. Whatever you need for your ballfield, think Beacon. 

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