We're dealing with an establishment where people are investing a lot of money sending their kids to a private school which excels in all areas of education on and off the pitch. So, I want to make sure that the pitches reflect that level of expectation and matches the desire to improve year on year. The robot brings a quality of performance and reliability that we expect.
The Turf tank has been a great addition to our fleet of equipment. We are able to mark out the pitches with much greater accuracy, and our initial marking is much, much quicker.
With the traditional way of marking pitches, there was a lot of time wasted. Today we've marked five pitches, which would have taken our staff three-four days. With the robot, we've done that in an afternoon! It's the future of line marking!
As soon as it started marking I was like "Wow, this is brilliant". It's very, very accurate and every time it goes out it is spot on, every time. It's very simple to use and it saves us a hell of a lot of time: It gives us time to do any of the other jobs that we need to do, the machine can look after itself.
I can send my son Liam off to another site, and he can be cutting, and I can take the Turf Tank with me and the tractor to cut as well. I cut one pitch at the training ground and set the Turf Tank off on the other one. I’m then cutting while that’s doing its work, we finish at similar times, and I set it off on the pitch I’ve cut and by the time I’ve packed my trailer up it’s ready to go. It’s like having another staff member with me, and in total, I’d say it’s saving us 20 to 25 hours a week on line-marking time.
NW Pitch Maintenance
I’ve been very pleased with how accurate it’s been. I mark eight football pitches for a league, and they get marked every week, and I’ve gone back in and overmarked them, and it hasn’t missed a beat. Each pitch takes 20 minutes, and the accuracy is always spot on.
Countrywide Grounds, UK
The machine marked out a full-size pitch in 25 minutes whereas it would take me at least double that just over marking an existing pitch. So, being able to save that time and go off and get other work done is a significant benefit.