As with all recessionary periods there is a silver lining - for manufacturers of top quality replacement parts. Their products are increasing in demand as both private golf courses and other amenity managers seek to maintain (and even improve) the quality of their turf management, whilst at the same time, saving money. In a climate where revenues from golfing membership renewals are falling, local governments and private golf courses are having to reduce their expenditure budgets and greater pressure is being placed upon Course Managers and Greenkeepers to reduce costs whilst maintaining the high standard of finish demanded by the members.
Even more acutely where the budgets are under even greater pressure, the Local Authority sector has to keep its fleet of professional grass cutting equipment on track. The lack of funding for capital investment, coupled with a shortage of freely available credit in new turf equipment across the board, has created a buoyant market for British manufacturers such as West Midland based Crocodile Golf Products.
As an established supplier of lawn mower blades to some of the major mowing machine manufacturers in Europe and across the U.K. with their proven quality and reliable range of replacement lawn mower cylinder and bottom blades, Crocodile Golf Products provides a cost-effective alternative to Greenkeeping staff who are under pressure to replace their existing machinery. Replacing the cylinders and bottom blades in pedestrian lawn mowers, ride-on mowers and gang mowers can provide further sustainable useage out of existing equipment without the need to buy or hire new equipment.
Manufactured entirely within their factory premises in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, Crocodile Golf is rapidly establishing itself as the Greenkeepers' friend. Managing Director, Mr Ian Marshall commented that 'whilst there were some small signs of the country coming out of recession; it will be quite some time before we can call it recovery and prudence coupled with good cash management will be paramount until such time that we do. Any alternative opportunity to save money without compromising quality or service must be seriously considered.'
The range of Crocodile Golf Products can be viewed on the website www.crocodilegolfproducts.co.uk