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A COMPLETE RE-IMAGINING

OF INFIELD MAINTENANCE

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2013 SPORTS TURF CATALOG


INNOVATIONS AT WORK

every day

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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.

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.

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.

OUR INNOVATIVE TOOLS ARE DESIGNED, BUILT, AND SERVICED TO WORK FOR YOU, EVERY DAY. ABI sells and ships products directly to the end user, with no dealers or middle men to additionally markup prices or offer less-than-satisfactory service & product knowledge. We thoroughly enjoy working directly with our customers to help them research, select, purchase and use our products. When you call, one of our well-trained product specialists—each with a wealth of product & industry knowledge—will be assigned to you. This lets us take the time to understand your specific needs and find the best tool for your job!

WE BELIEVE THAT TRUE CUSTOMER SERVICE BENEFITS ALL PARTIES’ LIVES, NOT JUST THE BOTTOM LINE. That’s why we stand behind our products with norisk trial periods, letting our customers make sure the tool will work like we say it does. That’s why we manufacture most of our products here in the United States.

Whatever questions you have we’re glad to answer! We’re always happy to talk over the phone, mail a DVD, exchange emails…or all of the above! And don’t think that you’ll get a robot because you’re calling a toll free number. We’re all human on this end.

CALL US TOLL FREE AT

(877) 788-7253 MONDAY - FRIDAY, 8AM-8PM EST

THERE’S EVEN MORE ONLINE!

Since we don’t have a physical showroom, we loaded our website full of helpful information and videos. We’ve had over 1 million 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 even order some attachments right from the website, request a DVD, or chat with one of our product specialists!

HERE’S WHERE YOU’LL FIND US ONLINE:

www.ABIsportsturf.com

That’s why we use materials and manufacturing processes that create tools to last. We build tools that can take a beating!

AT ABI®, WE BELIEVE THAT TRUST IS EARNED WHEN WE ACT WITH A HEART OF SERVICE, PROVIDE TRUE VALUE, AND SEEK TO IMPROVE LIVES.

OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

ABIchannel.com FIND US ON FACEBOOK: facebook.com/ABIsportsturf

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 with optional equipment.

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Infield maintenance informed by industry experts

& BUILT AROUND PROVEN INNOVATIONS

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DURAEDGE PRODUCTS™ specializes in the production of topquality engineered soil products for the athletic field and golf course industries. Using their Engineered Soil Technology (E.S.T.), they manufacture infield surface blends that are relied upon by many major league, minor league, and collegiate baseball facilities. ABI is honored to have received the full faith and endorsement of DuraEdge and renowned industry expert Grant McKnight for the Infield Rascal line of equipment.

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ABI’s patent-pending Profile Blade is an innovative component that lifts and decompacts from underneath the infield surface without having to re-grade. The profile blade can also remove lip and warning track vegetation without completely upending your 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)

(SIDE VIEW)

Our tools are built to last season after season,

DESIGNED TO EXCEL WHEN OTHER TOOLS FAIL,

and innovated to provide professional, reliable results!

FEATURING THE INFIELD RASCAL® & ABI FORCE® INFIELD MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT WWW.ABISPORTSTURF.COM

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MAJOR-LEAGUE MAINTENANCE

FOR EVERY INFIELD The INFIELD RASCALS® from ABI marry rugged construction

with innovative, finely-tuned craftsmanship that provide 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.

Designed to dramatically cut maintenance time while improving the quality, longevity, and playability of your infield surface!

ELECTRIC ACTUATOR (OPTIONAL)

GROUND CONTACT ADJUSTMENT

PATENTED WHEEL LIFT SYSTEM

BALL HITCH

(NOT SHOWN)

HEAVY DUTY STABILIZING WHEELS

VIBRAFLEX DRAG

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

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BUILT FOR RELIABLE & PROFESSIONAL

DAY-TO-DAY RESULTS

Welded, heavy steel construction gives the Infield Rascal & Vibraflex drag hard-wearing durability and the overall weight to ensure consistent ground contact and penetration. This eliminates any “chatter” and ensures an even finish and fairplaying surface after every use!

DRAG MAT BRACKET

Our DuraEdge-endorsed VIBRAFLEX TECHNOLOGYTM re-imagines and revolutionizes infield surface finishing. Evenlystaggered, 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: MODEL 5800: Four staggered rows create 1/2’’ spacing with 1/8’’ or 1/4’’ U-shaped Vibraflex pins.

MODEL 3800: Four staggered rows create 3/4’’ spacing with 1/4’’ or 3/8’’ U-shaped Vibraflex pins.

QUICK-ATTACHMENT FINISHING OPTIONS

VARIOUS FINISHING ATTACHMENTS

(FINE FINISH BROOM SHOWN)

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!

The Infield Rascal’s

WELDED TUBE STEEL FRAME

EVERY-DAY DEPENDABILITY & RENOVATION CAPABILITY

make it the most versatile, capable infield tool on the market!

▷ www.InfieldRascal.com WATCH VIDEOS & MORE AT

RELIEVE COMPACTION  ■   WARNING TRACK & LIP WORK  ■  SHATTER SURFACE TENSION  ■  FINE FINISH WORK WWW.ABISPORTSTURF.COM

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MAJOR-LEAGUE MAINTENANCE

FOR EVERY INFIELD

An innovative solution for every infield

INSIDE THE REVOLUTIONARY INFIELD RASCAL® LINEUP: (MODELS SHOWN IN STANDARD CONFIGURATION)

ROOKIE

SPECIFICATIONS

PRO

Budget-minded & results-focused

MVP

Big league results on any surface

Superior performance on and off the field

Bolted 2” x 2”

Welded 2.5” x 2.5”

Welded 3” x 3”

8” tall x 3” wide

16.5” tall x 8” wide

16.5” tall x 8” wide

250 lbs.

405 lbs.

492 lbs.

350 cc / 18 hp

450 cc / 20 hp

450 cc / 20 hp

Ball Hitch

2’’

2’’

2’’

Warranty

12 months

36 months

36 months

Patented Lifting Frame

5’ Vibraflex Drag

Profile Blades

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Ripping Teeth

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Pivoting Grading Rake

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6 x 1.5 ft. Rigid Mat

6’ Leveling Bar

Optional

Optional

Optional

Frame Construction Wheels Unit Weight Minimum CC/HP

FEATURES

Electric Actuator

ADDITIONAL FINISHING ATTACHMENTS

FINE FINISH BROOM

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COCO DRAG MAT

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XD FLEXIBLE DRAG MAT


▷ www.InfieldRascal.com WATCH VIDEOS & MORE AT

Every Infield Rascal® is designed to

MAXIMIZE THE PLAYABILITY & QUALITY OF YOUR INFIELD

INFIELD SURFACE RENOVATION WITH

PROFILE BLADETM TECHNOLOGY Used occasionally at a depth of 1-3 inches, the Infield Rascal’s profile blade yields unparalleled decompaction 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.

*Profile Blades are not available on the Infield Rascal Rookie

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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!

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THE ABI FORCE® IS A SELF-PROPELLED, ZEROTURN, MULTI-TASK VEHICLE that responds as an

extension of the human body, turning manual labor into mechanized efficiency. The ABI Force implements professional-level ground engaging components such as a Vibraflex drag, Profile Blades, and fine-finishing attachments, ensuring major-league performance on every infield! A hardened-steel 1/2’’-thick finishing rake is built onto each ABI Force, allowing for easy and quick renovation work on base paths, home plate areas, warning tracks, and bullpens! The ABI Force® is a professional-level infield groomer with unparalleled versatility!

BEYOND THE INFIELD, the scarifiers and heavy-duty finish rake make the ABI Force a capable commercialgrade tool for landscaping, turf maintenance, seedbed preparation, and gravel work! It’s easy to attach a core aerator, slit seeder, and commercial-grade granular spreader to the many connection points on an ABI Force.

FEATURING

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RENOVATE WARNING TRACKS & LIPS   ■  ZERO-TURN CAPABILITY  ■  DAILY PROFESSIONAL-LEVEL GROOMING 8

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A REVOLUTIONARY CHASSIS PAIRED WITH INNOVATIVE GROUND-ENGAGEMENT:

A TRULY GAME-CHANGING INFIELD MAINTENANCE TOOL A CHASSIS THAT DELIVERS PROFESSIONAL RESULTS AND GROUND PRECISION 1 HYDRAULIC CONTACT CHASSIS 2 ZERO-TURN RADIUS 3 VISIBILITY with spring suspension provides downward force for unparalleled fine-tuned control and even, precise grooming ability! Simply fully lift the under-body assembly to easily change between the innovative Vibraflex drag, scarifiers, or Profile Blades.

allows tight turns, low impact transportation, easy storage, and unparalleled versatility! The ABI Force can easily groom the home plate area, warning tracks, and more! Additionally, the location of the ground contact points inside the turning radius of The ABI Force eliminates the “wide-swing,” further improving the Force’s go-anywhere ability!

is greatly improved by placing the ground-engaging components in front of the drive controls, letting the operator adjust on the fly and keep a close eye on the depth and aggressiveness of the tool! Unlike traditional infield maintenance tools, no neck craning is required to closely watch the grooming process!

THE ABI FORCE PERFORMS an unprecedented amount of critical tasks in and around the infield with the precision of doing it by hand, all in a fraction of the time!

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INNOVATIVE & EASY-TO-USE GROUND-ENGAGING COMPONENTS VIBRAFLEX TECHNOLOGY PROFILE BLADE TECHNOLOGY ▷ Patent-pending Vibraflex pins are evenly staggered, flexing and ▷ Patent-pending Profile Blades decompact without destroying a vibrating to shatter surface tension.

grade and excel at removing vegetation and lip work!

SCARIFYING TEETH ▷ Adjustable & replaceable scarifying teeth give the ABI Force capability to move out of the infield to tackle gravel lots, seedbed preparation, and soft-surface trails!

RAKE ▷ AFINISH 1/2’’-thick hardened-steel finish rake gives the ABI Force

extra power for pulverizing, smoothing, and grading, as well as renovation work around the facility!

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THE PRECISION FOR FINE INFIELD SURFACES

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& THE FORCE FOR TOUGH GROUNDS WORK

ZERO-TURN & HYDRAULIC CONTROLS PROFESSIONAL-GRADE 23-HP ENGINE SPRING SUSPENSION

LOCKABLE 360º WHEELS

VIBRAFLEX DRAG

ATTACHMENT POCKETS

1/2’’ STEEL FINISH RAKE

WHEELS

OPTIONAL ATTACHMENTS FOR

COMMERCIAL-GRADE TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT PLUG AERATOR HYDRAULIC GRANULAR SPREADER SLIT SEEDER ▷ With ▷ With ▷ 36’’ this option, the ABI Force transforms an adjustable spread pattern of 4­–25 With adjustable-height star tine knives, this into a commercial zero-turn plug aerator capable of working 80,000 square feet per hour (at 8 mph). It produces core depths up to 3 1/2” with manual weight and hydraulic down-pressure to ensure consistent penetration. The floating aerator design can maneuver around obstacles while the tines are engaged.

feet, this spreader is ideal for broadcasting fertilizer, seed or even infield surface conditioners. The hopper holds 120 lbs. of material has a side deflector to ensure clean application lines. Also great for overseed aeration projects.

seeder is ideal for turf repair work and other small seeding jobs. Star tines bury the seed for optimal seed-to-soil contact and improved germination. Carries up to 100 lbs. of seed! Manual weight and hydraulic down-pressure provide consistent penetration across various soil conditions.

COMPLETE VERSATILITY FOR THE ENTIRE FACILITY  ■  CARE FOR DIRT & TURF WITH THE SAME TOOL! 10

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Quick-attachment finishing options RIGID DRAG MAT

▷ Levels and smooths without following surface contour. Integrated leveling bar. 6’ x 1.5’ & 51 lbs.

COCO DRAG MAT ▷ Creates a fine finish even during high-moisture conditions. Integrated leveling bar. 6’ x 2’ & 51 lbs.

FINISHING ATTACHMENT CONNECTORS

XD FLEXIBLE DRAG MAT ▷ Extremely heavy mat to finish and reset the surface after heavy maintenance work. 6’ x 3’ & 70 lbs.

FINE FINISH BROOM ▷ Creates the ultimate pristine finish on well-maintained premium infield surfaces. 3 rows of replaceable bristles. 7’ wide & 50 lbs.

ADDITIONAL EFFICIENCY-BOOSTING TOOLS       ATV & UTV DUMP TRAILER RUGGED HAULING & DUMPING CAPABILITY makes the Workman XL ATV dump trailer the perfect companion for cleanup, hauling, and groundskeeping in and around the baseball facility! A handlebar-mounted (wireless connection optional) push-button dump system articulates for controlled, incremental lifting of the dump bed. The heavy, hard-wearing 14-gauge steel dump bed can handle any job you give it, from warning track mix and gravel, to sod, debris, and mound clay! 4 massive tires with independent torsion suspensions give the Workman XL a 1600-lb GVWR, and safety features such as electric brakes and a tail & brake light make it a worry-free companion for every tough job. Off-road use only.

KISER WATER TRAILERS DESIGNED FOR SMALLER TOW VEHICLES, Kiser Compact Water Trailers by

ABI Sports Turf excel at infield surface moisture management, dust abatement, watering, and cleaning around the facility. Equipped with a powerful engine & pump for pressurized water output! Using the available spray hose or rear discharge nozzle, this trailer can apply large volumes of water wherever it is needed, even while driving! Perfect for locations and situations where access to water is limited or restrictive. 200, 300, & 500 gallon capacities available. Off-Road use only. Large DOT-approved trailers up to 1,600 gallons are also available.

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1320 3RD ST. OSCEOLA, IN 46561 ™

HOW TO GET IN TOUCH CALL US TOLL FREE AT

(877) 788-7253 MONDAY - FRIDAY, 8AM-8PM EST

ADDITIONAL INFO & HUNDREDS OF VIDEOS ON OUR WEBSITE:

www.ABIsportsturf.com OUR

CHANNEL: ABICHANNEL.COM FIND US ON FACEBOOK: FACEBOOK.COM/ABISPORTSTURF

ABI is proud to manufacture in the USA!

© 2013 ABI — ABSOLUTE INNOVATIONS, INC.

ABI Sports Turf Catalog - 2013  

Features ABI's innovative Infield Rascal® & ABI Force® infield maintenance tools!

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