The amazing speed at which sports turf can be rejuvenated by using the latest equipment will be demonstrated by Macclesfield-based Campey Turf Care Systems at Reaseheath College, Cheshire.
The Campey team will completely renovate the College's hard-pressed rugby pitch during Reaseheath's Sports Turf Machinery Show on Wednesday, 7 July.
This will be an invaluable opportunity for turf care professionals to see two of Campeys' most popular high-workrate machines put through their paces in a real-life situation.
The Koro Field Top Maker will be used to remove the surface. Its blades can be set from 4cm (1.5in) above ground level to 6cm (2¼) below, to remove the top layer. At high settings a level surface is rapidly obtained, ready for overseeding. Set lower, the blades also remove thatch and shallow-rooting grasses.
A Dakota Turf Tender will also be used on the day. Imported by Campeys from the USA, this versatile machine can be used to speedily top-dress, spread fertiliser and sow grass seed.
Looking forward to the event, Managing Director Richard Campey says that "the College showground has an excellent layout. Unlike typical 'demonstration days' buyers can get really close to the machinery. There are no barriers, but Health and Safety requirements are still in place."
Over 1,000 grounds managers are expected to attend the Show. They will see equipment from major manufacturers at work on a range of sports turf facilities at the College, as well as static machinery displays.