Contractors tend to land sportsturf jobs based on the efficiency of the machinery they have at their disposal – jobs that can be completed quickly save time, money and manpower.
Richard Sharrock project manager for contractors Danvic Turf Care Ltd, a family-run business based in Longridge, near Preston, Lancashire, found this to be the case when the company purchased a Koro Top Drain from Campey Turf Care Systems 18 months ago.
It has since been used by Danvic and other contractors to improve surface drainage on pitches at Sunderland training academy, Euxton Villa Football stadium, Shrewsbury rugby reserve pitch and several of the sports fields at Harrow school.
The Koro Top Drain multifunctional machine trenches, removes spoil, injects sand and re-compacts all in one operation.
It has been designed for working on sports fields and golf course fairways and offers a number of significant benefits. These include material and labour savings, faster processing times and less surface contamination than conventional methods.
The sand grid created by the Koro Top Drain also complements existing drainage systems. “We were able to complete the work at a faster rate than our previous method of trenching and backfilling and with only three men not four,” said Richard.
“All of these venues have reported back that, since we used the Top Drain, no match has been lost due to poor drainage. This is despite other clubs and schools in the area reporting cancelled or postponed fixtures. The Top Drain is a worthy investment for any sportsturf contractor.”
Campey Turf Care Systems are the leading providers of sports turf maintenance and renovation equipment to contractors and are constantly pioneering new methods to improve existing practices.
Best-known machines for contractors are the Imants Shockwave for aeration and the Koro Field Top Maker for radical and effective pitch renovation.