Abbeydale Golf Club in Sheffield has been a long time advocate of ATT's innovative turf maintenance equipment, being one of the first clubs to trial the TMSystem™ some six years ago.
Previously, the club had used dethatching cassettes, but the TMSystem™ offered a first opportunity to perform more maintenance tasks with a single power unit.
"We have two John Deere greens triples, one of which is kept for mowing and the other used with the TMSystem™," says Head Greenkeeper Warwick Manning. "I was immediately impressed with the build quality of the system and the range of cassettes available."
The Ultragroomer is the most frequently used attachment used on a regular basis to take grain out of the meadowgrasses on the greens. "We have reduced thatch to a manageable level, so all that is needed is surface management of the sward, and the Ultragroomer does an excellent job."
Vibratory rollers maintain green speeds and also help to work topdressings in, while the sarel rollers spike the surface, ensuring that dressings penetrate for greatest effect.
The vibration brush is also used after top dressing, while the scarifier cassette can be employed as and when necessary.
We have now moved over to the SMARCut cassette's in place of our OEM cutting units. We found that the quality of cut and ability to manipulate the type of cut based on turf conditions allowed us more scope to improve the overall quality of the greens. Our Mechanic Glynn was also keen on the units as they are so easy to set-up and grind.
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