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REAMS is the complete resource for irrigation and landscaping professionals!
REAMS is the complete resource for irrigation and landscaping professionals!

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Mark your calendars for the REAMS winter contractor meeting! Please join us for a fun and informative meeting this February in Kansas City and Omaha. Meetings will be held in Kansas City on February 4th and in Omaha on February 24th in conjunction with Papio Valley Nursery. 

More details will be released in our newsletter as the dates get closer!
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We've experienced the first light snow, heavy ice storm earlier this week. Were you and your customers prepared? Upgrade your ice melt spreader before the snow this weekend!

Call your REAMS representative today and be prepared for the rest of winter!
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Happy Halloween!  Cooler temperatures means snow is just around the corner and we are ready for the snow shovel stock-up!  We're offering top-of-the-line professional snow pushers for your shoveling crews.  Ask us about great pricing on these durable tools.  And grab one for the house too!
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It is almost that time of year for winterizing tips and safety alerts!

1. Safety first. When working with compressed air in cold conditions, strange things can happen. There have been contractors seriously injured from winterizing irrigation systems. Wear eye protection. Don't stand over equipment when it's running. Don't try to pry up heads when under air pressure. Components that are iced can become very brittle and explode. Be cautious in all aspects.

2. Remember the back flow. According to the experts, you'll want to take particular care with winterizing back flow devices. In particular, make sure to set ball valves to the 1/4 turn position described in the PDF download below.

3. Think volume not pressure. Don't exceed 80 PSI when blowing out a system. There's no need to take products beyond their rated pressures with air. Select a compressor that can deliver high CFM (cubic feet per minute), not one designed for high pressure. Pressure will only cause components to fail and will not get the job done faster.

4. Be watchful. Don't run a zone too long on air. Rotors will literally melt or "burn up" from the inside when run on air. They're designed to be water-lubricated. Taking away the water and running them dry too long will cause failures, regardless of brand. 

Call your REAMS representative if you have any questions!
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