Improvements with this new Streamliner include moving the drive wheels from the back to the front, allowing the operator to raise the front wheels off the ground to stop the chalk flow while riding on the back wheels. It’s not necessary to turn the chalk off at the control rod. This feature comes in handy when drawing lots of short lines like when you’re outlining the batter’s and catcher’s boxes.
Also new is the relocated line guide which the operator can easily see when looking right down the handle shaft. We also increased the separation of the hopper from the handle shaft for much better visibility, making it possible for the operator to actually watch the chalk drop right onto the baseline soil. Our string line guide has been moved to the base of the handle shaft on this 354 unit to assist the operator in properly lining up the chalker with the string line. And speaking of the handle, the Streamliner 354 sports a new ergonomic handle similar to a bicycle for easier control and maneuverability.
I have personally used this chalker at our testing facility in Madison, Wisconsin, and can definitely say it is my favorite of all of the Streamliners. Other crew members who have used the 354 have felt the same way. Give this unit a try and see what you think… we’re confident you won’t be disappointed.