Greenkeepers now have a new implement to improve drainage and aeration on greens, tees and approaches - and it's one cool cat.
Campey Turfcare has introduced the Imants Sandcat, part of a new range designed by the Dutch manufacturer to offer golf courses the sophisticated maintenance machinery already prized on sports grounds.
Matched to a 30hp tractor the Sandcat pads lightly over the turf, with 21 blades of 8mm thickness penetrating the sward to 150mm deep at 150mm centres. Sand can be applied from the 800 litre hopper into the slits to improve drainage and enhance the rootzone quality.
The Sandcat can also be used empty to act as a mini version of Imants' proven Shockwave decompactor, breaking up thatch and improving surface drainage.
Simon Gumbrill, Sales Director at Campey Turfcare comments: "The Imants Sandcat is an affordable compaction relieving tool which should be really useful to greenkeepers and managers of other fine turf surfaces - it can be used to sand slit or just to decompact, allowing air to reach the turf roots It complements existing Imants machines as it can tackle thatch or perched water table issues."
Campey's new cat caused quite a stir when previewed at Saltex and is now prowling the UK on a demonstration tour.