Demand for the use of sports turf surfaces has risen exponentially over the years with year-round playability becoming the norm. To cope with this increased requirement, maintenance practices have had to adapt to keep that turf in top condition with a considerable amount of changes to established practices being seen. No more so than in the area of semi-synthetic or hybrid turf surfaces such as the Desso Grassmaster system widely used in professional football stadia. This playing surface can become susceptible to ground pressure and in a direct response Charterhouse Turf Machinery introduced the Redexim Pedestrian Carrier.
The Carrier is a pedestrian controlled, 3 wheeled hydrostatic implement carrier powered by a 32hp
V-Twin petrol engine. It has its own 3 point linkage and PTO and is capable of carrying a wide range of Redexim implements. It can be supplied with either treaded or smooth turf tyres; keeps ground pressure to a minimum and allows the turf professional to carry out the required maintenance. Other popular combinations see the Carrier teamed up with the Redexim SpeedSeed 1200 and the Redexim
Verti-Top 1200, or indeed any other manufacturers machine which falls within its lift capacity.
The high-speed Verti-Drain 1513 is a popular choice for use with the Carrier and this combination really comes into its own when used on the naturally dense and harder hybrid surfaces. The well-known abilities of the Verti-Drain of penetrating tougher soil profiles whilst leaving an undisturbed surface are put to good effect on this type of pitch.