The Honda Engine That Could
8 Aug 2012 - Mechanics - Honda Australia
Australia’s largest go-karting raceway, Kingston Park Raceway in Queensland, recently set a new record – a fleet of 60 Honda-powered karts provided 8,239 rides over the week for cumulative coverage of an amazing 31,566 kilometres.
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.
It's not Rocket Science ...
19 Jun 2012 - Mechanics - Pat Callaby
... but it is important to understand the workings of the cooling system. Patrick ‘Cal’ Callaby, Workshop Manager at Celtic Manor Resort, offers some timely advice on keeping it in tip-top condition
What a Relief ...
21 May 2012 - Mechanics - Pat Callaby - 1 comment
"In our opinion, backlapping should be banned as the carborundum paste is environmentally unsound" The importance of bed-knives and how much relief do you really need?
12 May 2012 - Mechanics - Ben Taylor
One factor that is often overlooked by people trying to achieve the perfect quality of cut from their machinery is the correct lubrication of the cutting units.
16 Apr 2012 - Mechanics - Pat Callaby
Tournament preparation - those two words can cause fear or excitement on the golf course. At the very least they mean long hours for everyone, very early starts and, for me personally, very late finishes, as I'm usually the last to leave. It has been known for me not to leave at all, preferring to sleep in my truck ready for the next day's early start.
GCSAA TV MythBusters: Relief or Spin-Only Reel Grinding?
3 Apr 2012 - Mechanics - Editor
Relief or spin-only reel grinding: Which method is really the easiest, quickest and most effective?
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?
Fuel Problems in your Petrol Powered Equipment?
6 Mar 2012 - Mechanics - Pat Callaby
Clogged up carburettors are common ailments for any petrol-powered machines, often caused by long term storage without draining or treating the fuel or incorrect filtration.
Moving with the Times
16 Feb 2012 - Mechanics - Luke Spartalis
Luke Spartalis, mechanic at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, says that technicians need to adapt to new technology. When Edwin Budding first patented the reel mower back at the turn of the nineteenth century, he could not have envisaged the technology being developed for the golf course industry today.
The Cap that Keeps its Cool!
30 Jan 2012 - Mechanics - Pat Callaby
The workings of the humble radiator cap and why it is so important in modern day machinery. When carrying out job interviews for technicians I always slip a radiator cap in my pocket and, at some point, place it on the table and say, "tell me all you know about this cap".
How to Care for your Mower over Summer
28 Jan 2012 - Mechanics - Parkland Press
The heat is on for mowers over summer – literally. An increased level of usage and hot summer days places extra demand on your trusty mower.
GCSAA Supports IGCEMA’s Certificate Program
19 Jan 2012 - Mechanics - Press Release
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) announces it support of the International Golf Course Equipment Manager's Association (IGCEMA) certificate program.
The Good Oil
16 Jan 2012 - Mechanics - Luke Spartalis - 1 comment
As machinery has evolved, so too have the lubricants associated with their use. Turf technicians are now faced with an enormous selection of fully synthetic, semi-synthetic, biodegradable oils and greases and, of course, the traditional mineral oil-based range.
IGCEMA Releases Sprayer Systems & Calibration Study-Guide
16 Jan 2012 - Mechanics - Press Release
The IGCEMA is excited to announce that today we are releasing our 5th competency study guide "Sprayer Systems, Calibration & Troubleshooting"
10 Jan 2012 - Mechanics - Ben Taylor
Looking after bottom blades - how the correct angles and surgical sharpness can help you achieve a superior quality of cut. By Ben Taylor, Technical Training Manager, Bernhard and Company