August 2009 (page 3)


Distributor Lely UK’s Consumer Division will be showcasing its expansive new product portfolio at this year’s IOG Saltex show, having just added the...

in Parks - on 18/8/09


Luke Spartalis, mechanic at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, says that technicians need to adapt to new technology.

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 18/8/09


Engine Maintenance

How to get the best from your diesel engine. Kubota’s Adrian Langmead looks at some basic, yet crucial, maintenance.

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 18/8/09

Birmingham City

Freezing temperatures won’t stop Birmingham City this season as they take on the Premiership with a new pitch profile and £500,000 worth of under pitch...

in Football - on 17/8/09

 Surrey won't pitch in to help England

The Surrey chief executive, Paul Sheldon, insists there will be no 'cooking the books' to help England produce a result pitch for the fifth Ashes Test...

in Cricket - on 17/8/09

Pitchcare and Amenity Land Solutions in Strategic Alliance

Strategic Alliance

The e-commerce arm of Limited, the online website for the turf care industry, is teaming up with near neighbours, Amenity Land Solutions,...

in Industry News - on 17/8/09

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Technical Surfaces would like to offer their congratulations to team Peaked Too Soon for successfully completing the Three Peaks Challenge on 11th-12th...

in Synthetics - on 17/8/09

County Ground hero keeps the pitch perfect

Marcus Cassidy, 28, is one of the unsung heroes of the County Ground.

in Football - on 16/8/09

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Regular mowing of the outfield and square at Midhurst Cricket Club in West Sussex has been carried out by a pair of Allett machines almost exclusively...

in Cricket - on 16/8/09

Three rugby clubs receive ground improvement grants

Three Cumbrian rugby union clubs are among 16 across the north to receive grants and loans totalling over £188,000.

in Rugby - on 16/8/09

Groundsman takes to the saddle

Yarmouth Racecourse's assistant groundsman Stuart Paterson is riding high after making his debut in the saddle at one of Britain's top tracks.

in Equestrian - on 15/8/09

Principles and practice of pitch preparation

A recent survey undertaken by the above team has shown that the quality of Provincial pitches varies considerably.

in Cricket - on 15/8/09

Nigel Wyatt and Mike Abbott with their trophies - Picture courtesy Salisbury Newspapers

Staff at sportsturf contractor MJ Abbott Limited are celebrating after scooping two accolades at the tenth annual South Wiltshire Business Awards.

in Industry News - on 15/8/09

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An MF 1547 compact tractor has become the prime mover of materials for the University of Surrey’s Estates and Facilities Management department.

in Industry News - on 14/8/09


Parks & Ground Machinery have achieved another milestone in its history as they reach 20 years of selling one of our top brands in machinery John...

in Industry News - on 14/8/09


Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor is the UK’s largest, family owned, theme park, attracting more than one million visitors every year to ride Pandemonium, G-Force, Shockwave...

in Best of the Rest - on 14/8/09

Parks departments could be scrapped in council restructure

The traditional parks department could come to an end under a new wave of restructuring known as strategic commissioning.

in Local Authority - on 13/8/09

Appeal for professional managers in WICB

The series was not only lost by the men in the middle but by those who prepared surfaces that made the Bangladesh spinners feel at home.

in Cricket - on 13/8/09

Aston Villa Football Club pulls out of hosting Olympic matches

Aston Villa Football Club has pulled out of hosting Olympic matches at its Villa Park stadium

in Football - on 13/8/09


Two radically restyled rollers from the Poweroll range are to receive their official launch at this years Saltex exhibition.

in Parks - on 12/8/09