TurfWorks Offer Greenkeepers the Works.
By Sue Meeken
The astonishing versatility of the TurfWorks International Fine Turf Greens Maintenance System is helping greenkeepers to manage their courses with precision and maximum cost-effectiveness.
Marketed exclusively through Campey Turf Care Systems; they expect a huge demand for this revolutionary concept, as grounds professionals throughout the world realise the benefits it can achieve.
At the heart of the TurfWorks product is a modular cassette system that fits on to the cutting reels of popular brands of greens triples and lightweight fairway mowers. A host of different cassettes are available enabling greenkeepers to undertake key greens maintenance tasks with their existing machine.
Cassettes available include a verti-cutter, a vibrating brush for integrating top-dressing, a sarel roller, a star spiker, a scarifier and a rotary grooming brush. The system's Ultra Grooma cassette removes unsightly poa annua seed heads before this undesirable grass species can establish, encouraging healthy turf growth. All attachments can be fitted in seconds and adjusted without the use of tools. By utilising Turfworks' Wrenchless Height Adjustment Mechanism, cassettes can be set to the preferred depth of operation with just a "Turn & Click".
A particular plus-point is that the robust construction of the TurfWorks system means it is the only one in the world to incorporate an effective vibrating roller system, achieved by offset weights on the rotating shaft. Vibrations of an optional 83MHz frequency are transmitted to front and rear rollers on the True Level Vibro Roller cassette. This generates a smoothing effect to 'iron out' greens turf, creating the consistent, faster putting surface demanded by today's golfers.
John Watts, Course Manager at Cookridge Hall Golf Club Ltd, near Leeds, is highly enthusiastic about the TurfWorks system. "A big advantage is that the True Level Vibro Roller fits my existing greens triple," he says, "and its double rollers give twice the ironing effect compared with single-roller systems.
"The build quality is exceptional, with the equipment featuring a large proportion of stainless steel and high-quality bearings throughout.
"The ability of the TurfWorks system to accept so many different attachments, powered by my existing mower, means that I can achieve maximum cost-effectiveness and efficiency for the Club. It's ideal."