Campey Turf Care Systems in partnership with Dennis, Sisis, ICL, Limagrain, Pitchcare and New Holland launch the UK and Ireland Grassroots Pitch Renovation Tour 2016 - a series of full pitch renovations aimed at improving the quality of Grassroots natural turf sports pitches across the UK and Ireland.
For too long, those responsible for the maintenance of non-league clubs, local authority sports facilities and other grassroots level, training and playing fields, have had to struggle with restricted budgets and limited access to knowledge and training.
The cry of ‘games cancelled due to unplayable surfaces’ could be a thing of the past, with a bit of help and guidance from the leading manufacturers in the sports turf industry.
Now here is an unmissable opportunity for any groundsman to see first-hand; the best equipment, receive the best advice and above all find out the most economically effective solutions, to achieving great things on their own natural turf sports pitch.
Campey Turf Care Systems and its partners will show you how you can change your pitch by using the right tools at the right time!
All grounds staff, whether professional, amateur, part or full time are invited to attend any one of thirteen venues across the UK and Ireland during a seven week tour, beginning on the 12th April at Cambourne Sports Club, Cambridge.
Behind this very exciting project is an industry initiative to bring the best equipment, services and supplies to every level of turf sport. Each event will feature a full renovation of the pitch; demonstrating the latest techniques at every stage. Alongside this will be talks, question and answer sessions and an opportunity to look at the machines close-up.
Many grassroots clubs have limited funds and rely on the highly valued but varied support of volunteer groundsmen and local dealers.
This knowledge and expertise is often based on experience rather than education, so can struggle to raise the turf maintenance regime to a higher level. The sponsors of the tour will show how by implementing small, as well as large changes to your maintenance practises, regardless of budget restraints, you can radically improve the quality of your pitches in a short space of time.
This tour will deliver unrivalled expertise, knowledge and willingness to assist in educating all grounds professionals at every level of the game. It has already had a trial run in 2015 through working with the Staffordshire County FA, when Campeys completed a full pitch renovation as part of Staffordshire’s PIP programme.
FA advisors Andy Jackson, head groundsman at Stoke City Football Club, along with Gareth Thomas, adult football development officer at the Staffordshire FA, monitored the 2015 programme. Gareth has since commented that ‘The Staffordshire pitch is still in superb condition in spite of all the poor weather recently. It just goes to show what a positive impact can be achieved with the right techniques and equipment on what was a very poor surface. The volunteers are continuing to follow the advice given.”
“This is a rare opportunity for any groundsman and women to come and see a complete pitch renovation in action. There will be invaluable advice on how to achieve great things with limited resources. Including how and where to get the best deals on new or fully reconditioned groundcare tractors and machinery, as well as information on correct applications of seeds, fertilisers and a whole host of related products and services, which affect the quality and playability of the pitch.”
The venues included in the 2016 Grassroots Pitch Renovation Tour programme tour have been chosen for the significant role they play in providing pitches for all walks of life and levels of sport.
Limagrain UK Ltd is part of Group Limagrain, the largest plant breeding and seed development company in the EU and one of the largest seed companies in the world. As a global seed business Limagrain has access to a wide range of grass varieties and cultivars which have been produced from an extensive programme of research and trialling. When it comes to product performance and appearance, top sports grounds throughout the country know they can rely on MM and Designer grass seed, our mixtures have a proven track record of producing the outstanding grass swards and surfaces.
Dennis and SISIS are British manufacturers of world class football pitch maintenance equipment that helps a groundsman to achieve their desired playing surface. Amongst others the product range includes mowers, aerators, slitters, seeders and multi task combination systems. Whether its high profile international stadia, premiership football grounds or your local grassroots football pitch, our machinery is ideal for Improving the playing surface and then sustaining the high standards every football groundsmen, no matter what level or budget strives to achieve. For more information visit www.dennisuk.com or www.sisis.com or alternatively contact 01332 824777.
ICL provide speciality fertilizers and nutrition programmes, turf seed, plant protection products and growing media to help you meet the demands of modern-day turf and landscape management. Through our product technologies, our ongoing support of end-user education and through iTurf, our integrated turf management programme, we continue to advocate best practice in turf management and sound environmental stewardship. With market-leading fertilizer brands – including SierrablenPlus, SierraformGT, Greenmaster, Sportsmaster and ProTurf – and a wealth of knowledge in both our Turf & Landscape technical teams and our network of distributors we dedicate ourselves to providing outstanding products and solutions for all your needs.
The T4 series (75 – 114 hp) of tractors includes five models including: T4.75, T4.85, T4.95, T4.105 and T4.115. Bulit in a light weight 3600kg frame with powerful 3.4 litre engines, these tractors are perfectly suited to the utility sector. Thirty five per cent torque back up means less down shifting for the operator and a steardy engine for when the going gets tough, particularly for this those that need more weight than the T4 PowerStar™, but not the wheelbase and specification of the T5. All models can be equipped, column-mounted Power Shuttle versions of the 12x12 and 20x20 Creeper transmissions, the latter boasting speeds as low as 0.25kph, perfect for specialist applications such as hand planting and weeding.
All models can be equipped, column-mounted Power Shuttle versions of the 12x12 and 20x20 Creeper transmissions, the latter boasting speeds as low as 0.25kph, perfect for specialist applications such as hand planting and weeding. Optional 24x24 Dual Command™ transmissions offer an electronic splitter for each gear and are also available with a creeper.
Compatible with demanding applications or lighter tasks, these agile and maneuverable tractors can fit around obstacles but still have the ability to handle large implements. Optional SuperSteer™ front axle further enhances manoverability, delivering a maximum turning angle of 76 degrees, providing reduced turning times and greater productivity.
The deluxe VisionView™ cab provides a first class operator environment with low noise levels, excellent visibility to the front, rear and side thanks to narrow cab ‘B’ pillars and opening side windows. Optional additional specifications include electronic draft control, air conditioning and external linkage and PTO controls.
These machines are ideal for offset mowers or hedge cutters and come with loader joystick and mid mount options. Integrated front linkage and PTO systems as standard makes these tractors perfect for front mounted implements or when performing two tasks at once.
T5 series (99 – 114 hp) The T5 series of tractors includes three models suitable for the utility market: the T5.95, T5.105 and T5.115. These 4250kg machines with 3.4 litre engines offer a constant power band between 1900 – 2300, a maximum torque at 1500rpm and a huge 800rpm of constant power for all types of tough municipal and groundcare applications. Transmission options include 12x12 PowerShuttle, 20x20 PowerShuttle with creeper (0.25kph minimum speed), 24 x 24 Dual Command or 16x16 Powershift transmission. Deluxe Vision View™ cabs with optional cab suspension on Electro Command™ models give a smooth ride and reduce operator fatigue. With 5420kg of rear lift capacity, 540, 540E and 1000rpm, PTO speeds to suit all kinds of PTO applications. Auto PTO options will start and stop the PTO when the linkage is raised or lower, reducing the risk of damage to and wear on the implement driveline. All models feature the Deluxe VisionView™ cab featuring the ‘Command Arc’ with all controls positioned intuitively to the right hand side of the driver. The tilt and slide adjustable steering column offers great adjustment for a comfortable working day and the hi-visibility panel creates a light and airy place. Air suspension seats and air conditioning to reduce fatigue during the working day are included as standard. Electric engine management is available to preset two engine speeds, one in work, and one for the headland turn. Electronic fender controls are standard, speeding up regular switching between implements. Factory fitted loader brackets, mid mount and joystick are available as factory fitted options, either with a mechanical joystick integrated into the side console or the electro joystick combined on the armrest.
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