It's Winter Maintenance Time Again
17 Jul 2012 - Mechanics - Murray Wells
With winter truly upon us, now is the time to look at our machinery fleets and carry out some much overdue maintenance that we have neglected to carry out during the growing season. It\'s fair to say that with everything so wet there\' s plenty of time being spent in sheds, so with spring rapidly approaching, all our equipment will be ship shape and ready to roll out the door.
Relief Grinding with GTS
3 Apr 2012 - Mechanics - Murray Wells
Are you sick of all the AGGRO when it comes to getting your machinery fixed? Are you GREEN with envy at how some clubs have well maintained gear?
Maintaining Outdoor Power Equipment
9 Dec 2011 - Mechanics - Murray Wells
ĎMy God it's summer!í. Iím pretty confident Iím not the first person to utter those words, which makes me think, where has the year gone? This of course also leads to me to think (I do a lot of thinking), thatís itís probably been a year since any of you did some maintenance on your outdoor power equipment.
The Changing Face of Turf Equipment
14 Nov 2011 - Mechanics - Murray Wells - 1 comment
At the risk of putting my neck on the chopping block, I believe we may see a small revolution in the turf industry. In the past decade or so there has been a fairly similar path travelled when itís come to selecting equipment for maintaining a golf course. This has largely come about by the resort courses pushing for quality and productivity, which has then filtered down to the smaller courses
Reel Grinding-The Reel Story
10 Oct 2011 - Mechanics - Murray Wells - 1 comment
To quote the famous poem, Ďder spring is sprungí, and Iím sure many of you have now been through the spring renovations. Top-dressed, dragged it in and then carefully removed the excess with your mowers! The mechanic in me cringes at the very thought.
Ride on Fairway Mower vs Gang Mower
12 Sep 2011 - Mechanics - Murray Wells - 3 comments
Spring is rapidly approaching and some of the maintenance facilities that I look after are preparing their mowers for the onslaught of fresh spring growth. For many small clubs, the machine that often bears the brunt of this growth is the trusty fairway mower.
8 Aug 2011 - Mechanics - Murray Wells - 3 comments
With winter well and truly upon us, or in our case in NZ, Ďthe rainy season!í Now is the ideal time to carry out those bits of maintenance that youíve been putting off. One of the most commonly neglected areas I see on turf equipment is the hydraulics.