At BTME 2014 Charterhouse Turf Machinery will be showing their new Redexim Speed-Brush for the first time in the UK.
This new product complements the Redexim Rink DS800 top dresser, which itself complements any of the company's range of Verti-Drains - particularly the 1517 model launched last year. Visitors to stand B48 will have a chance to inspect all of these machines.
The Speed-Brush is a towable grooming machine with two round brushes that rotate in the opposite direction to that of travel.
This action effectively brushes sand into the canopy and is an excellent tool for lifting lateral shoots on a golf green providing a more even cut and a superior putting surface.
The Speed-Brush can be pulled with almost any prime mover; it has quick adjustments and will work well with wet or dry sand.
The Rink DS800 can be either trailed behind a 30hp compact tractor with the benefit of 4 wheels on an articulating axle, or fitted to a John Deere Pro Gator or Toro Workman truck for a light foot print.
It has a variable spread pattern up to 12m (36ft) and gives a very good finish due to the dual spinners which can apply precise amounts of material, even if the material is wet.
A cross conveyor can be specified for both versions, for bunker filling and other material handling tasks. As standard, the DS800 has the benefit of a hydraulic rear door on the 0.80 cubic metre, shallow, hopper which negates the need for a vibrating block option.
Both of the aforementioned products can follow the work of a Verti-Drain™ - such as the Redexim Verti-Drain 1517 introduced last year specically for the fin e turf maintenance sector.
Weighing just 520kg it is ideal for tractors as low as 28hp but has an operating width of 1.76m and can work to a depth of 150mm (6"). One of the larger machines is the Verti-Drain™ 7416.
That can be fitted with 14-inch long solid ¾ inch tines to really help improve the structure of the greens; or say 8mm solid and 10mm hollow tines during the season - the versatility of 7416 Verti-Drain™ to use solid tines up to 1 inch; hollow tines up to 11/4 inches and smaller needle tines as required means operators have plenty of options for every eventuality.
For further information visit: www.charterhouse-tm.co.uk