New GKB Vstrong for Reading Football Club

Alicia Thompsonin Machinery & Mechanics

Championship league football club, Reading Football Club (FC), have been using their GKB VS160 Vstrong for the maintenance of their impressive pitches for over a year now.

Adam Grantham, Grounds Manager at Reading FC, explains after trialling many other machines, the Vstrong completely stood out. He adds, "It's performance has met our expectations" which was a key factor in choosing the robust and reliable scarifying machine.

"GKB is well known for their excellent range of machines for all day to day use in our industry." Adam adds, "the service we have received from Tom Shinkins, Operations Manager at GKB, has been second to none. Being able to visit them at shows such as SALTEX where you can see them in a room and speak to GKB representatives really helps in making a decision."

As the GKB Vstrong is produced in the same manner as the GKB Combinator, the machine showcases the technology, operating speed and the reliability of GKB machines demanded by professionals. Adam states that Reading FC have been using their machine for "deep sward clean out or a light verti cut." The beating heart of the machine is the CombiRotor with generically developed 3mm carbide scarifying blades, allowing easy attainable operating depths of 5cm's.

For more on GKB Machines and their reliable and robust range of machinery for natural, hybrid and synthetic turf, please visit or contact Tom Shinkins on 07495 883617.