An array of machines, in both green and red can be found in the purple zone at BTME, as Charterhouse Turf Machinery showcase their natural turf management portfolio on stand 432. Particular highlights will include a selection of machines from the Graden range, including the Z2R turf roller, which will be found beside a variety of units from both Redexim and Rink.
The Graden Z2R (Zero to Roll) turf iron is a self-contained unit that requires no trailer and no unhooking – eliminating any health & safety issues caused by the hitching, lifting and positioning of a traditional roller. It is fitted with 4 wheels which can be raised and lowered as required, delivering an 8.5mph rolling speed on the greens and quick, convenient transportation around the course. The Graden FLEX system also provides a constant positive pressure across all rollers, conforming to any contours on the greens, whilst keeping a low overall PSI.
The flagship Graden machine, the Contour Sand Injection (CSI) unit, will also be on show. It has the ability to scarify to any depth between 1mm-40mm whilst simultaneously backfilling the grooves with either sand or a combination of sand and seed. Powered by a 20hp V-Twin Honda engine, the CSI has a hydrostatic transmission and a 100kg sand hopper. Its multi-functionality saves the operator time and reduces play downtime, without causing any detrimental effect to ground firmness.
Complementing the Graden machinery, products from Redexim will also be on show. Visitors will be able to see a selection of machines including the iconic Verti-Drain® and the Pedestrain Carrier, as well as the DS800 topdresser from Rink. Available in both trailed and mounted formats, the DS800 has a 0.8m3 hopper and offers a spreading width of up to 12m and a thickness of up to 15mm.