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4x4 Utility Vehicle

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Club Car Inc. introduces the Carryall 294 4x4 utility vehicle. The Carryall 294 utilizes Club Car's INtelliTrak system to deliver full-automatic, on-demand 4x4. The vehicle continually senses driving conditions and automatically engages and disengages 4-wheel drive without requiring the driver to stop and shift gears or lock differentials. The vehicle is available with a 20 hp, 614 cc Honda gas or a 20 hp, 719 cc Kubota diesel powered engine. For more information, call (800) 800-1227 or go to www.clubcar.com.

Performance Turf Underlay

BOULDER, Colo. -- Brock USA has developed Brock Performance Turf Underlayment, a patented drainage and impact absorbing underlayment that replaces the stone and cushioning layers traditionally used beneath synthetic turf playing fields. Brock is a single, one-inch thick product, delivered to the job site in easy-to-install 4' x 4' interlocking panels. Brock simplifies the field installation process because it requires a simpler drainage system and less site preparation than traditional bases. Brock has the ability to absorb impact from tackles or falls without reducing the efficiency and speed of play. Brock is comprised of expanded polypropylene beads, originally developed for car bumpers for collisions. Under low loads, such as those experienced during normal field play, Brock does not compress or deflect, thereby providing a more efficient and less fatiguing playing surface. Under high loads, such as those experienced during a football tackle or fall, the beads deflect and temporarily collapse, absorbing the impact and providing a softer, more forgiving surface. For more information, call (877) 276-2587 or go to www.brockusa.com.

Swimming Pool Supplies in Iraq

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Recreonics Inc., a national provider of swimming pool equipment and supplies, announces that it is supporting the Marines and sailors of the 1 Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) stationed at Camp Fallujah, Iraq, a former Iraqi military base, with swim goggles and caps for use at the base swimming pool. The soldiers stationed there were recently able to clean up and re-open the pool and can now relax and beat the desert heat with lap swimming and the occasional pool party. For more information, call (800) 428-3254 or go to www.recreonics.com.

Campfire Rings

CHEROKEE, Iowa -- Pilot Rock Park Equipment offers a campfire ring for both primitive and developed campsites. Smaller 26" diameter fire rings are designed to conserve wood and space. The popular 30" diameter rings come in three different side heights. For areas where groups may congregate Pilot Rock offers 48" and 56" diameter rings. Wheelchair-accessible designs are also available. Standard equipment includes a cooking grate to prepare hot food and drinks. For more information, call (712) 225-5115 or go to www.pilotrock.com.

Scheduling Programs

NEWTOWN, Pa. -- All American SportsWare has published a schedule maker program called Game Time Scheduler, in addition to its League Administration Software. This program takes the drudgery out of figuring out schedules for your teams, and does it in minutes, rather than hours. It provides users with computer-generated team schedules, division schedules or master schedules at the touch of a few keys. Another offering is the Tournament Time Scheduler, which allows users to generate tournament schedules in the most common formats, including single or double elimination, round robin and provides for pool play. The program can schedule analysis of the schedule, including manual changes made to the schedule to warn you of any conflicts or problems in the schedule. The company has also updated its Stats Pack series of programs to track statistics. Windows versions are available for baseball/softball, soccer, basketball and hockey. For more information, call (800) 869-8435 or go to www.AllAmericanSportsWare.com.

Playground Catalog

HOUSTON -- Adventure Playground Systems offers a full-color, 23-page catalog for its line of playgrounds. The catalog includes playstation activity options and slides, roofs and decks, play structures, swing systems, standalone structures, play additions, structures and accessories and site amenities. Each product is detailed with specifications and photos. For more information, call (713) 935-9684 or go to www.adventureplaysystems.com.

Stainless Steel Railing

MONETT, Mo. -- EZ Dock Inc. introduces stainless steel railing to its product line. The stainless steel railing is in addition to the standard powder-coated and galvanized railings that have been available. The powder-coated colors are sand, royal blue, brown and forest green. The railing sections are available in a variety of lengths and profiles designed to provide security with minimal obstruction. Two styles are available with holders for fishing rods. The stainless steel railing has a polished finish and is an excellent choice for salt-water applications. For more information, call (800) 654-8168 or go to www.ez-dock.com.

Magnifiers

KERRVILLE, Texas -- MagEyes offers its hands-free magnifiers that can be used for crafts, science studies and reading. MagEyes instantly enlarge images and objects, have optical-grade acrylic lenses with distortion-free viewing, a wide field of vision, an adjustable lens angle, are lightweight and fit all sizes. The adjustable magnifier-visor swings up and down, or can be locked in place. For more information, call (800) 210-6662 or go to www.mageyes.com.

Curtains & Screen Nets

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield Special Products, in addition to The Blob and inflatable tube product line, offers curtains and screen nets. The curtains are designed for cabin curtains and shelter covers. They're easy to roll up and down, are custom made of 18-oz. coated polyvinyl and come in red, yellow, blue, white and grey. The screen nets are designed for shade, archery, soccer, softball and basketball backstops and come in various sizes, are made of 14-oz. coated polyvinyl and are available in red, yellow and blue. For more information, call (800) 223-7571 or go to www.the-blob.com.

Slide Bubble Panel

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Spectrum Aquatics announces the availability of its new and improved slide side panel with see-through bubble assembly. The new assemblies help reduce maintenance, improve appearance and add a fun element for the user. The rotationally molded polyethylene side panel and its polycarbonate see-through bubble are available on all Teton and Big Sky model water slides. All of Spectrum's slides feature non-corrosive 304L stainless steel superstructures and 27"-diameter, UV stabilized flumes. Flumes and side panels are available in red, blue or yellow, and can be mixed and matched. For more information, call (800) 791-8056 or go to www.spectrumaquatics.com.

Food Service Catalog

CINCINNATI -- Gold Medal Products announces the release of its 60th edition 2004 FUNFOOD Catalog. The full-color, 104-page catalog showcases the company's range of equipment and supplies for concessions, including popcorn, cotton candy, Sno-Kones, shave ice, nachos, pizzas, hot dogs, frozen drinks and others. The catalog includes new and enhanced products, like the POPCLEAN air filter system, an upgraded kettle corn stove, new hot dog grills and steamers, cotton candy machines, additions to the Value Line of poppers, for new Whiz Bang Game and more. For more information, call (800) 543-0862 or go to www.gmpopcorn.com.

Outdoor Receptacles

POTTSVILLE, Pa. -- United Receptacle offers the Dimension 500 Series. The new line includes six of the Howard models with new perforated steel panels. The new design is available in black with Anthracite panels that create a layered dimension. All urn and ash/trash models feature a weather urn top. Constructed from hot-dipped galvanized, fire-safe steel, the Dimension 500 Series features UV stabilized Uni-Koat powder-coated finish, and a choice of galvanized or rigid plastic liners. Sizes range from 2.5-gallon to 38-gallon capacities. For more information, call (800) 233-0314 or go to www.unitedrecept.com.

Skate Rail

MINNEAPOLIS -- Skatewave, a division of Landscape Structures Inc., has introduced its new 14-foot Roller Rail, a curved steel rail that allows skateboarders and BMXers to ride directly onto the obstacle. Roller Rails can be used individually or in succession to create a roller-coaster effect for beginner and advanced riders alike, the company says. The Roller Rail is 14 feet long and 20" high at its apex. For more information, call (866) SK8-WAVE (758-9283) or go to www.skatewave.com.

Lighthouse Bollard

CARPINTERIA, Calif. -- Forms+Surfaces introduces the Lighthouse Bollard, a contemporary interpretation of classic lighthouse design. Compact fluorescent and HID versions are available. Construction is cast aluminum with a powder-coat finish in a range of colors and textures. The bollard is UL-listed for wet locations and is ideal for exterior applications such as pathways, waterfronts, campuses and courtyards. For more information, call (800) 451-0410 or go to www.forms-surfaces.com.

Spreader Covers

PELLA, Iowa -- Lely USA Inc., has custom fit covers available for all of its broadcast fertilizer spreaders. The covers are designed to stop material spillage on the turf and to protect from moisture and rain. The covers are made from nylon pack/urethane with elastic fit and viewing window. To find a nearby dealer and for more information go to www.lelyusa.com and hit the LOCATOR key, or call (888) 245-4684 x2.

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