Landcraft Grass Machinery in Dublin is a successful business providing machinery sales and service to professionals responsible for the maintenance of amenity and sports turf facilities in Ireland. In conjunction with this the company also has a thriving machinery hire side and is always looking for equipment suitable for this side of their operation.
The Air2G2 air injector from Campey Turf Care Systems is designed to use pressured air to aerate deep into the soil. It works by injecting air at a depth of 7 to 10 inches, fracturing the ground horizontally and forcing the air upward to de-compact the soil around the root zone.
They first came across the Air2G2 in late summer when Brian O’Shaughnessy, Product Specialist for Campeys in Ireland, arranged a series of demonstrations in and around Dublin and invited owner of Landcraft, Noel Sutton, to come along with a number of his customers to see this new addition to the Campey range.
“I was impressed with the machine straight away,” said Noel. “The guys who came to see it were looking for something that would tackle troublesome greens that hold the water. The Air2G2 is compact, effective and perfect for improving aeration and drainage.
“When you are looking for something to address flooding on a golf course, you need a machine that will create very little surface disruption,” said Noel. “We can see that after using the Air 2G2 play on greens and fairways, tees and around bunkers can be resumed immediately following the treatment.”
“From a hire company’s perspective, the Air 2G2 is ideal,” said Noel. “It is easy to use, you can complete 18 holes comfortably in two days and transporting it between sites is no problem with a trailer.”
“Bray Golf Club, in the town of Bray, County Wicklow, was the first to use our Air2G2 and John Bishop; Course Manager has reported excellent results, with huge improvement of the greens. Play has been significantly extended during wet weather, which is exactly what we were expecting.”
Noel currently has a waiting list for hiring out the machine and intends to build up a regular customer base that will use the Air2G2 at least twice a year during spring and autumn maintenance programmes.
Campey Turf Care Systems www.campeyturfcare.com