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Beacon’s EXCLUSIVE Weekly Ballfields Tips ! (July)


July 18, 2016        |         |


The football and fall soccer seasons are right around the corner. That means “the painting season” is also about to begin! Have you gone through your painting equipment with a fine-toothed comb to prepare it for the abusive painting season ahead? For those who perform a heavy amount of painting during fall sports, it’s wise to replace all filters and nozzles before the season begins. Also don’t forget to perform your normal preventative engine maintenance for painting machines that use gasoline engines to power the pump. If your paint machines work on battery, check it’s health now and if the strength of the battery is waning it would be best to have another battery on hand for when the battery in service poops out. Finally, perform a dry run with water (or paint if you like) to be sure your painting machine is operating properly. Have you ordered your paint yet? How about new field stencils? These often take at least a couple weeks to fabricate if you need a custom logo. Bottom line: Be prepared! Visit for more tips and the groundskeeper’s podcast…

Battyshack 10% OFF
This bat and ball holder mounts easily to the fence and features heady-duty molded plastic construction. Exclusive Battyshack: use batty10 during checkout (offer valid thru July 24).

8oz Field Shield Area Tarps 10% OFF
They handle easy and wear hard. These made in the USA, high-quality tarps include spurred, rolled rim grommets every 3 to 4 ft. Exclusive FieldShield 8oz Area Tarps (Green, Standard Hem): use 8oz10 during checkout (offer valid thru July 24).

Steel Mat Drag w/Leveling Bar … SAVE $105! — Perfect for grooming your field — a steel mat drag with a bar riveted to the lead edge for stiffness & strength. Slightly-used condition. Steel Mat Drag w/Leveling Bar

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