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I N F I E L D M A I NTE NA NCE R E-I M AG I NE D

ALWAYS BE INNOVATING

2 0 1 5 S P O R TS T U R F C A TA LO G


INFIELD MAINTENANCE

re-imagined

OUR STORY

HOW TO GET IN TOUCH

ABI is a true American company, born out of American ingenuity when President Kevin Keigley, using his knowledge from decades in the landscaping industry, invented the TR3 Rake. Out of that seed, we’ve grown a company built around the principles of innovation, integrity, and service. To us, an innovative tool isn’t worth building or selling unless it helps our customers get their work done better and easier, every day, for years to come.

We sell & ship directly to the people who use our products, which means we get to talk to lots and lots of customers and learn about what would make their work easier & lives better. We like that. So give us a call or visit our website to chat with a real person.

Our innovative tools are designed & built to work for you, every single day. We believe that true customer service benefits all parties’ lives, not just the bottom line. At ABI, We believe that trust is earned when we act with a heart of service, provide true value, and seek to improve lives.

THERE’S EVEN MORE ONLINE!

Since we don’t have a physical showroom, we’ve loaded our website full of helpful information and videos. We’ve had millions of people watch our online videos, so we’re confident that they’re worth your time, too. You’ll find multiple videos about each product line, as well as more specifications and details about each product. You can also chat online with one of our product specialists and request a price quote.

ADDITIONAL INFO & HUNDREDS OF VIDEOS ON OUR WEBSITE:

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Although every reasonable effort is made to ensure accuracy in this catalog, Absolute Innovations, Inc, (ABI) is not responsible for typographical or illustrative errors. Specifications and features are subject to change without notice. Actual products may differ slightly from images and may be shown withINFIELD optional equipment. RASCAL MVP SHOWN

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ABI SPORTS TURF GROOMERS ARE NOT ONLY ENDORSED BY DURAEDGE, BUT NOW ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE DURAEDGE SYSTEM! 1. DURAEDGE ENGINEERED INFIELD MIXES A ballfield’s integrity depends on the quality of its basic soil makeup. DuraEdge applies the scientific method to every project, taking the guesswork out of infield amendment and construction. After rigorous testing and formulation, DuraEdge’s infield experts create custom blends of clay, sand, and silt, resulting in the ideal infield mix for any facility­—from little league to major league! Learn more at www.DuraEdge.com.

2. PROSLIDE ENGINEERED TOPDRESSING A topdressing (or conditioner) is the true playing surface of an infield. It must help retain moisture, ensure fair bounces, create a smooth sliding surface, and add to an infield’s aesthetic appeal. ProSlide Engineered Topdressing, created by the soil experts at DuraEdge, provides a perfect playing surface for safe and reliable play! Learn more at www.DuraEdge.com.

3. INNOVATIVE GROOMERS FROM ABI SPORTS TURF Even perfectly formulated and installed infield mixes will degrade if not properly maintained and regularly groomed. ABI’s innovative line of infield groomers leave outdated home-made tools and tools not designed for baseball in the dust! Every ABI infield groomer utilizes Vibraflex technology, which provides a professional level of performance and dependability for daily grooming. Also unique to the sports turf industry, ABI’s Profile Blade can de-compact a tootight infield skin, allowing greater water drainage and refreshing an infield’s “spring”. Learn more about ABI’s exclusive technologies that raise the bar in infield grooming below:

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EXCLUSIVE ABI SPORTS TURF® TECHNOLOGIES TM

FOR RENOVATION WORK

FOR DAILY GROOMING

ABI’s patent-pending Profile Blade is an innovative component that lifts and de-compacts from underneath the infield surface without having to re-grade. The profile blade can also remove lip and warning track vegetation without completely upending the surface profile, allowing for quick renovations!

ABI’s patent-pending VibraFlex Drag is a complete re-imagining of traditional grooming methods. Evenly staggered U-pins transfer vibration & flex from front to back, shattering the surface tension and allowing deeper moisture penetration. (SIDE VIEW)

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GAME-CHANGING INFIELD MAINTENANCE BUILT FOR PROFESSIONAL INFIELD PERFORMANCE,

the ABI Force® responds as an extension of the human body, turning manual labor into mechanized efficiency. The Force is purpose-built for baseball. Instead of merely “making it work” with home-made nail boards or bunker rakes built for golf courses, let’s get our fields ready faster and better than ever before, and leave the jerry-rigged tools behind the shed. Backed by a 24-month limited commercial warranty and a 36-month limited warranty on the engine!

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INNOVATIVE MID-MOUNT GROUND-ENGAGING COMPONENTS

▷VIBRAFLEX ATTACHMENT

▷SCARIFYING TEETH

▷PROFILE BLADE

▷MULTI-FUNCTION RAKE

For daily grooming, the Vibraflex attachment conditions the infield surface with vastly more finesse and control than a traditional nail board.

The Profile Blade attachment slices the complete infield surface profile from 1/2" - 3" without upending the surface profile. For renovation & de-compaction.

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For extreme renovation and gravel work, the scarifying teeth adjust from 0" to 6" to take on the toughest of jobs. Tame neglected fields and parking lots with ease!

For renovation and off-the-field work, it pulverizes clumps of material, backblades material into low areas, collects vegetation, and finishes gravel surfaces.

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AN INFIELD GROOMER BUILT FOR THE GAME MID1 HYDRAULIC MOUNT SYSTEM

with spring suspension enables unparalleled fine-tuned control of ground engaging attachments. Effortlessly raise & lower attachments, adjust their pitch forward to backward, and exchange between various attachments. Spring suspension ensures smooth tracking with the ground and safety release if an immovable object is struck.

2 VISIBILITY & PRECISION 3 VANGUARD ENGINE is greatly improved from the stand-up operator’s position. The Force’s unique primary ground-engaging attachments are placed directly in front of the operator. Simple levers within a finger’s reach control the hydraulic mid-mount system & optional hydraulic rear-mount system. Paired with SPEED LOCK & DEPTH LOCK limiting controls, the Force makes professional results available to any user!

An 18-horsepower Vanguard engine generates tremendous power to accomplish many tough jobs. An advanced debris management system ensures a clean-running engine even in a dusty environment. V-twin engine design ensures smooth-running power for any job. Includes a 36-month/1500hour commercial warranty for extra peace-of-mind!

PATENT PENDING

4 ZERO-TURN RADIUS

means you get more fields ready quicker, with fewer crew members! Easily zip around the infield and never miss a spot. Even groom the home plate area with ease! The commercial-grade hydrostatic drive system is powered by two independent Hydro-Gear pumps and 2 Parker wheel motors. With 360° control, maneuvering is intuitive and a whole lot of fun!

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PRECISION FOR FINE INFIELD SURFACES & THE FORCE FOR TOUGH GROUNDS WORK

PATENT PENDING

QUICK-ATTACHMENT REAR-MOUNT OPTIONS

THE REAR-MOUNT SYSTEM allows for a variety of quick-swap finishing attachments to be pulled for grooming, and then manually latched out-of-play for transport. However, if ultimate efficiency is of critical concern, our available rear hydraulic lift (shown) allows fingertip control of these attachments. This rear-lift hydraulic system makes engaging and disengaging any finishing attachment for either grooming or transport quick and easy. All quick-attachment finishing options listed below are also available with our Infield Rascal line of pull-behind infield groomers!

RIGID DRAG MAT (STANDARD)

COCO MAT

FINE FINISH BROOM

XD FLEXIBLE MAT

The Rigid Drag Mat with leveling bar is an all-purpose attachment to level, smooth, and finish. 6' wide and 1.5' long, it’s designed to float material from high areas into low areas WITHOUT following small contours of the ground. The innovative integrated leveling bar also serves as a nearly indestructible tow bar and allows the steel mesh to be replaced once worn.

The Fine Finish Broom creates the perfect finish in both high- and low- moisture conditions on well-maintained surfaces. This broom is 7’ wide, with 3 rows of bristles. The mounting arms are adjustable to set the exact working angle desired and the broom has an ideal weight for the perfect amount of down-pressure needed for beautiful performance. The three ideally-spaced rows of easily replaceable bristles help to float a small amount of material into low areas and finish the infield in a pristine “game ready” manner.

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The Coco Mat is an ideal solution to get wet fields ready for games! This 6' wide and 2' long mat incorporates a leveling bar and allows the coco matting to be replaced once worn.

The Extreme-Duty Flexible Mat is designed to quickly break down small clay clods and reset an infrequently-maintained surface or after light renovation work. This mat is 6' wide by 3' long, and is the most extreme-duty drag mat on the market. The steel mesh is made of extremely thick rustresistant galvanized steel. Impressive 6-Gauge rods with welded ends protect the edges from fraying if it hits bases, fencing or other obstacles. The drag bar is 1/8"-thick angle iron to eliminate bending. Also nicely breaks up aeration cores.


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THE FORCE EXCELS AT COMMERCIAL-GRADE TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT BEYOND THE INFIELD, the scarifiers and heavy-duty finish rake make the ABI Force a capable commercial-grade tool for landscaping, turf

maintenance, seedbed preparation, and gravel work! Furthermore, the additions shown below make the Force even more versatile in general grounds maintenance. For commercial operations, see our configured-for-contractor ABI Force: Command Series on page 60!

1. HYDRAULIC SCARIFIER RAKE

Part of the Force’s standard configuration, the hydraulic mid-mount scarifier rake incorporates a 1/2"-thick laser-cut hardenedsteel rake and adjustable scarifiers capable of landscape and gravel work. Easily prep soil to re-seed or install new turf, renovate neglected infields, recondition gravel parking lots and access roads, and more!

2. PLUG AERATOR

Mounted to the mid-mount hydraulic lift system, the available 40" plug aerator enables 80,000 ft 2 per hour of aerating output. With hydraulic down-pressure and 400 lbs. of weight, this machine outperforms many dedicated aerators while achieving core depths up to 3½".

3.SEED & FERTILIZER SPREADER

This available commercial-grade hydraulic broadcast spreader can hold 120 lbs. of material and has an adjustable spread pattern from 4 to 25 feet. Ideal for precisely broadcasting nearly any type of seed, fertilizer, and even some infield surface conditioners. Includes side deflector.

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MAJOR-LEAGUE MAINTENANCE FOR EVERY INFIELD THE INFIELD RASCALS® FROM ABI marry rugged construction with

innovative, finely-tuned craftsmanship, providing both the force for years of tough work and the finesse for professional-level infield finishing. It comes with the faith and endorsement of DuraEdgeTM Products, the premiere installer of professional, collegiate, and semi-pro engineered infield surfaces in the US. The Infield Rascal is designed to dramatically cut maintenance time while improving the quality, longevity, and playability of your infield surface!

PATENTED WHEEL-LIFT SYSTEM

Operated with a manual jack or electric actuator, this system raises and lowers the wheels to serve three purposes. First, it lifts the tool for easy transport. Second, it controls the maximum depth of penetration into the infield surface. Third, it provides easy access to change underbelly components. On the Pro & MVP models, massive tires enable quick transport around the facility, minimize side-to-side pitch, & prevent “sinking” into loosened material to ensure consistent grooming depth.

INNOVATIVE VIBRAFLEX DRAG

Our DuraEdge-endorsed VIBRAFLEX TECHNOLOGYTM re-imagines and revolutionizes infield surface finishing. Evenly-staggered, swappable U-pins shatter surface tension, allowing for better moisture absorption and creating an immaculate, true-playing finish. Two models provide the best solution for different infield formulations, uses, and levels of play. •  VF 5800: Four staggered rows create 1/2" spacing with 1/8" or 1/4" U-shaped pins. •  VF 3800: Four staggered rows create 3/4" spacing with 1/4" or 3/8" U-shaped pins.

INFIELD RASCAL PRO SHOWN WITH OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

OUR INFIELD RASCAL MVP & PRO MODELS COME STANDARD WITH A 36 MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY! 8

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PROFILE BLADE RENOVATION

Used occasionally at a depth of 1-3 inches, the Infield Rascal’s profile blade yields unparalleled de-compaction results and an infield that drains quickly and plays consistently! The profile blade also excels at removing lip buildup, weeds, and creeping grass from infields and warning tracks. ABI’s Profile Blade is the only tool that can relieve compaction from the underside of an infield surface without completely upending the surface profile! Not available with Infield Rascal Rookie model.

QUICK-ATTACHMENT FINISHING

ABI’s assortment of available attachments make a professional finish easy to create, day in and day out. The Rigid Drag Mat & Leveling bar (which comes standard with each Infield Rascal), Coco Drag Mat, XD Flexible Drag Mat, and Fine-Finish Broom all easily clip onto the rear of every Infield Rascal and hang for easy transport—no tools required! Our finishing options provide a wide range of solutions for every infield soil makeup, weather condition, or level of play!

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PROFESSIONAL-LEVEL FINESSE & OFF-THE-FIELD POWER THE INFIELD RASCAL® MVP is a rugged baseball & softball infield

surface groomer that has the versatility to daily groom major league infield surfaces, perform light infield renovations, and re-grade pothole-riddled gravel parking lots with ease. On the field, the Infield Rascal® MVP features VibraFlex™ Technology for daily grooming and Profile Blade™ Technology for vegetation removal, light renovation and de-compaction work. Off the field, the Infield Rascal® MVP transforms into an aggressive ripping tool by swapping out the Vibraflex or Profile Blades for the included scarifying teeth. In this configuration, the scarifiers and rear finishing and grading rake can completely re-grade nearly any gravel, small stone, or dirt surface! Covered by a 36 month limited warranty. One tool truly does it all!

STANDARD CHASSIS ATTACHMENTS

VIBRAFLEX DRAG

PROFILE BLADE

MULTI-FUNCTION RAKE

SCARIFYING TEETH

RIGID DRAG MAT W/ LEVELING BAR

ADDITIONAL FINISHING ATTACHMENTS: Coco Mat, XD Drag Mat, Fine Finish Broom. See page 42 for more information. SUB-COMPACT TRACTORS: Consider the optional 3-point adapter! See p.13.

SPECIFICATIONS Frame Welded 3" x 3" Unit Weight 492 lbs. Min. CC/HP 450cc or 20hp

THE TEETH FOR TOUGH WORK: THE INFIELD RASCAL MVP Outside of the infield, the MVP’s included scarifiers have the teeth for tough work! Powering into the ground at the optimal angle for maximum bite, these large cast teeth break up hardpan material, refresh gravel, rip out stubborn vegetation, and more! The finish rake pulverizes clods and resets material for a beautiful finish. For “cut-and-fill” grading, the finish rake also pivots up to 90° to function like a rear blade! The Infield Rascal MVP’s versatile chassis makes all of this possible with little retooling and without sacrificing any of its pro-infield finesse!

OPTIONAL ELECTRIC ACTUATOR

(shown left) enables easy control of the wheel lift system from the seat of the tow vehicle! A perfect choice for on-the-fly adjustments and renovation work. Available for both Infield Rascal® Pro & MVP models.

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U.S. PATENT # 7,478,682 & 7,540,331 & OTHER PATENTS PENDING

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FINESSE FOR PRO-FINISH INFIELD SURFACES The Infield Rascal® Pro is the ultimate infield surfaces groomer, producing amazing results for daily grooming and light renovation work. The Infield Rascal® Pro features ABI’s VibraFlex™ Technology for daily grooming and Profile Blade™ Technology for vegetation removal, light renovation and de-compaction work. The patented Wheel Lift System with huge stabilizing wheels enables the operator to easily transport the tool and maintain complete control over grooming depth and aggressiveness. The Infield Rascal Pro is a professional-level groomer for any infield! Covered by a 36 month limited warranty.

STANDARD CHASSIS ATTACHMENTS

VIBRAFLEX DRAG

PROFILE BLADE

RIGID DRAG MAT W/ LEVELING BAR

ADDITIONAL FINISHING ATTACHMENTS: Coco Mat, XD Drag Mat, & Fine Finish Broom. See page 42.

SPECIFICATIONS Frame Welded 2.5" x 2.5" Unit Weight 405 lbs. Min. CC/HP 450cc or 20hp

KISER COMPACT WATER TRAILERS: PERFECTLY DESIGNED TO PLAY BALL

▷ www.KiserWaterTrailer.com WATCH VIDEOS & MORE AT

Strong, compact, and with a low center of gravity, Kiser Compact Water Trailers are designed to excel at transportation and even distribution of water for dust abatement, watering infields, lawns, gardens, & trees, cleaning equipment, and more! The Kiser Compact Water Trailer has a light footprint and perfect configuration with two spray nozzles, easy on/off control for even output, and adjustable hitch for most facilities’ requirements, capabilities, and tow vehicles. When turnover between games needs to happen quickly, a water trailer is much quicker and requires less manpower than cumbersome hoses. Adjustable wide-spray nozzles ensure the lowest possible tow-vehicle impact, and garden-hose auto-fill system eliminates any wasted fill-up time! Off-Road use only. Available in 300 and 500 gallon capacities.

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