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Bozz walker
Posted 15 Apr 2008
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Arrr It will be alright

just brought a pirmax stealth cutter" whats the best horse power for it" we have got a 30 hp
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Sumomosr
Posted 15 Apr 2008
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GOGGA




You mean Primax?
Stealth S2 340??

65HP minimum
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Bozz walker
Posted 15 Apr 2008
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Arrr It will be alright

thanks for that sumomosr
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mwood
Posted 15 Apr 2008
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I think you mean 'Trimax' but the 65hp is correct.
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Sumomosr
Posted 15 Apr 2008
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GOGGA


Sorry MW . Yes. I meant Trimax.

P & T feel similar on my braille keyboard.
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donald
Posted 15 Apr 2008
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Nice to see you havn't lost your sense of humour now that you are standing on your head. Regards from the "Toon"
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Sumomosr
Posted 15 Apr 2008
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GOGGA



Cheers Donald.
Had Sense of Humour failure yesterday when one of the apprentices mowed the new 11th Tee and lost his sunhat overboard, got it lodged in the centre unit and dragged it all over the course.
Ruined the bedknife and wasted a bloody good hat!
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sipho
Posted 15 Apr 2008 Last edited: 15 Apr 2008
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Did he not realise that he had lost his hat ???


Lmao



BTW shouldnt you be at work ???
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donald
Posted 15 Apr 2008
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John. What time is it in NZ now?
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kiwiturfie
Posted 15 Apr 2008
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Its 9.20am.....and it looks like its raining over sumos way so id say thats the reason why he's on here, as is my excuse too!!

John...Do your apprentices realise that they are supposed to be cutting grass and not hats, distance markers etc???
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Sumomosr
Posted 15 Apr 2008
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GOGGA



10:00 am now and morning tea has brewed.

Drying out a bit Wendy. We got 34mm last night added to 12 from the day before.

The kids haven't seen green grass for a while. Probably forgotten what it looks like...

Hat, sweatshirt, distance-marker spring, bolt off a borrowed seeder... seen a few things other than grass through my reels recently!

Keeps me busy.
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rooter
Posted 16 Apr 2008
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must be cold and wet down there in australasia. i know they had a drought recently, but apparently had a lot of rain since, as said in this thread by our antipodean friends. can the guys who look after the turf down there tell me what type of grass is used on the greens? is it all rye grass, cause you virtually have perfect year round growing conditions for rye. lots of rain, not much sun, in australia, they have sun and heat so i think they can use alot of different grasses. the sportsfields all have lovely surfaces on them way down there. the super 14's is a great tournament and the grounds really do the southern hemisphere proud, there must be many of new zealends best working overseas, cause they really know their stuff when it comes to the difficulties of growing lolium. what are the golf courses like? i can't recall seeing any golf tournaments on tv from new zealend. i hope they take a little more care than the course mentioned in the thread above me. i'd hate to be the guy there, not checking machines before they go out. i think he may get into a little trouble from their treasurer. new zealend is very close to the coast, i suppose no metter where you are, being a small island, does this contribute to any salt problems in the turf down there? i know some cricket grounds situated by the rivers or seas will play accordingly to the tide at the time. so the salty winds and mists must hamper some growth. is the ideal soil ph the same in new zealend as it is here? what grasses are used on the golf and bowling greens there. it is a place i would love to visit, and maybe work there, so if enyone hes any advice or tips for me, i'd be very greatful. i've done cricket, but i'm right into my golf courses now. it's great to see that, even with the oceania version of pitchcare, you guys still come on our version and communicate with us, keep it up kiwis!!
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kiwiturfie
Posted 17 Apr 2008
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NZ is pretty diverse with its climate conditions, but where we are (auckland) it has been a pretty dry summer but have quite a bit of rain this week for the first time in a long time however it is still warm.

We have poa greens at my course which do quite well considering we are a busy course (around 70,000 rounds per year) but spotted a bit of fusarium this morning so on with the fungicide tomorrow. Most bowling greens in are cotula (dioca or manitoto) or starweed which are natives and can be mowen down to 1.2mm.

Rye grass is easy to grow down here but irrigation is essential for summer. The biggest problem with the rye is that it needs alot of feeding and does tend to thin out over winter especially in high traffic areas. The football stadiums have good crews especially the guys at eden park who do a fantastic job even when they have a Cricket odi on a friday night then a super 14 match at 5pm the next day.

There are always plenty of jobs on golf courses down here, there is a serious lack of qualified staff (and guys with common sense) and those of us who do have a lick of sense, we wanna head up your way and work!

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taffy
Posted 17 Apr 2008
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with regards to the stealth mower i used to drive an old stealth machine with a massey ferguson 230 which is what about 30 hp?? doesnt take much to drive it due to the belt drive system.
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taffy
Posted 17 Apr 2008
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kiwiturfie... is there many jobs for qualified groundsmen aswell as greenkeepers out there then mate???? somewhere ive always wanted to visit!! cheers taffy from sunny wales lol
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kiwiturfie
Posted 17 Apr 2008
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I guess it depends where you are looking to work taffy. You dont see too many stadium jobs come up but there are usually plenty looking after council fields/wickets. If your looking for a job id be giving Rec services a shout to see what they have available. Their website is www.recreationalservices.co.nz
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taffy
Posted 20 Apr 2008
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cheers for that kiwiturfie!! ill have a look!!
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