KORO Boost Pitch Playability
By Sue Meeken
A Koro Field TopMaker from Campey Turf Care Systems is proving to be a high work-rate solution for a Suffolk grounds care contractor seeking the most efficient renovation equipment. The machine is also improving the playability of sports surfaces.
Peter Knight founded Bury Turfcare in 1988 and undertakes sports turf maintenance throughout Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire from the company's base in Bury St Edmunds. Clients include golf courses, local authorities, private schools, soccer and rugby clubs and Cambridge University grounds.
"More and more clients are demanding better pitches in terms of surface quality and fewer cancellations," says Peter. "I was very impressed by the Koro Field Top Maker when Campeys exhibited it at the Reaseheath College's Sports Turf Machinery Show in Cheshire last summer. Later, I heard Alan Ferguson, Head Groundsman at my local football club Ipswich Town, recommending it highly. It sounded ideal."
The tractor-towed Field TopMaker skims off the top layer of soil. At a high setting, it removes irregularities and restores a level surface ready for overseeding. But set lower, the blades remove the entire top layer of vegetation which is taken away by a conveyor into an adjacent trailer.