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GKB Machines Operations Manager for UK & Ireland, Tom Shinkins has recently delivered a Topair to Harrow School to assist the team of 11 ground staff and golf wardens improve and maintain both the quality and playability of every pitch/course and outdoor sports surfaces at the school.
Mike Kemmett, Grounds Manager of Harrow School explains, "I initially tried the 6ft machine, and although this was great on the pitches and outfields, I wanted something slightly more compact so I could use on the golf course greens and tees to help combat the grubs with the removal of many products, this disc slicing actions would mean I can slit the greens very regularly to help fight against pest damage with minimal surface disruption and perform very quickly, so Tom built the machine like for like but in a 4ft version."
Surrounded by 320 acres of sports fields ranging from AstroTurf pitches, numerous tennis courts, 16 winter pitches and nine cricket pitches through to a 9-hole golf course there is plenty for the groundsmen at Harrow School to be looking after. The modified Topair provides versatility and reliability to the teams' daily maintenance program, the perfect addition to the family of GKB machines already purchased by Harrow School.
"The machines are probably the best built on the market, and what swings it for me is that the cost of parts should they ever need replacing are very reasonably priced - there are some products and companies that have cheaper machines but the upkeep of them if they go wrong have ridiculous costs to get running again," Mike adds.
Alongside build quality at a reasonable cost, both in purchase and running costs, GKB Machines pride themselves on customer service and developing machines to meet the exact expectations and demands of the customer.
For more on GKB Machines and their reliable and robust range of machinery for natural, hybrid and synthetic turf, please visit www.gkbmachines.com.