The new generation of Terra Spike deep aerifiers from Wiedenmann has revolutionised turf care and set new standards with regard to speed, productivity and quality of work.
Increasingly sports ground users - footballers, rugby players, golfers - expect higher standards of their playing surfaces. But the time available to maintain these surfaces has not increased - and in some cases it has decreased. That means it's essential to have the tools at your disposal to do the job thoroughly, professionally and quickly.
And Wiedenmann has been able to provide the solution for sports turf professionals everywhere with the Terra Spike XF which aerifies and loosens turfs down to a depth of 22cm at travel speeds up to 5.7km per hour.
That's a saving of up to 60 per cent of the time spent previously on this sort of maintenance work.
Wiedenmann's reputation is based on decades of exceptional customer service and support allied to the highest quality machinery. And that's the opinion of people who matter in the industry.
Laurence Pithie MG, is golf courses manager for the Crown Golf Group which has 33 facilities across the country.
He explained: "We've been using Wiedenmann's for ten years now. We've always found their products are solidly engineered and well built; their longevity is also impressive - parts are easily replaceable and we still have working machines we bought ten years ago.
"As a family firm they offer a good after-sales service; they help with training and offer refresher courses and visit to ensure the machines are set up correctly.
"Quite simply they're good to work with. It's an innovative company which goes out of its way to seek customer feedback. There's a real feel-good factor in working with them."
He added: "The company has a good engineering background, and is reliable with good support. Their machinery has a quality finish and offers first-class performance. We have a lot of Wiedenmann machines across our 33 facilities - mainly greens machines though we bought a couple of the big fairway machines last year and we're very happy with all of them."
His sentiments were echoed by Chris Brook, the golf course manager for The Club Company, which has 11 golf clubs in England.
He said: "Right from the top down to their regional staff we can't fault Wiedenmann. Every time we've had a query they've sorted it for us.
"Everybody we've dealt with has been first class and very knowledgeable. When they're on site with us - whether it's an installation or just training - it's just like having another member of staff. What our local man doesn't know about the machines and the work they carry out isn't worth knowing.
"And that professionalism and excellence of service is mirrored with the machines themselves which are heavyweight and compact, last a long time and have always performed excellently, whatever task we ask of them.
"Impressively, every time there's a new model they manage to include a form of improvement or upgrade which makes them unique in the marketplace I believe.
"I first bought one of their machines almost 20 years ago and have continued to purchase from them ever since."
That's what the professionals think of Wiedenmann's Terra Spike deep aerifiers - they are quite simply, cutting edge.