The Synthetic Groomer with it’s second generation brush design conditions synthetic turf surfaces while delivering greater labor efficiencies , ease of operation, and a lower total cost of ownership. Simple in design with a heavy-duty construction, the focal point of this patent-pending design are the precise brush dimensions and angles. This allows grooming in four directions, standing up turf fibers and leveling infill material.
The Synthetic Sports Turf Groomer has 16 Super Duty Blue brushes set at various angles to the direction the unit is being towed.
It has perfect balance side to side and front to back — allowing for smooth brushing with no hopping. The electric actuator provides almost infinite adjustment control, from wheels down transport to wheels up brushing. The Groomer stands the turf surface up and assists in moving the top layer of infill, leveling low spots and depressions left after play.
The Synthetic Sports Turf Groomer is an industry standard. With over 4,000 units out on the field, maintenance professionals rely on it and have made it a centerpiece of their regular maintenance routine. With a heavy-duty steel construction, the Synthetic Sports Turf Groomer has 16 Super Duty Blue brushes set at various angles to the direction the unit is being towed. The Groomer stands the turf surface up and assists in moving the top layer of infill, leveling low spots and depressions left after play.
Synthetic Sports Turf Groomer (920SDE) Specifications. Download a PDF here
All measurements listed within the specifications are from the original design documents. Please confirm the accuracy of such measurements for your own benefit.
|Main Frame||2 inch square tube (11 gauge) with 1-1/2 inch (10 gauge) Square tube cross bars|
|Draw Bar||One piece 2” square tube|
|Length||48 inches (84 inches overall including the draw-bar)|
|Running Gear||2 pneumatic tires (16 x 650-8) Ribbed 2-ply with Oil Impregnated Graf oil bushings|
|Electric Lift||1000 lb. capacity Electric 12 volt linear actuator|
|Finish||Powder coat with 6-step pre-wash including de-greaser and anti-rust coating|
|Brushes||(16) Super-Duty Blue Synthetic Brushes
Bristles attached to polypropylene head - 4-12”; 8-18”; 4-41”
|Brush Weight||26 lbs. - Full Set Blue|
|Shipping Crate||75-1/2” x 53-3/4” x 29”|
|Crated Weight||388 lbs.|
Synthetic Sports Turf Groomer (920SD) - Operating Instructions. Download a PDF here
|Set-Up||Remove GreensGroomer from crate. Remove draw-bar and draw-bar packaging from the GreensGroomer frame. Attach the draw-bar to the GreensGroomer using the supplied hardware. The draw-bar is designed to be adjustable, do not fully tighten the two bolts at the frame of the GreensGroomer. Grease wheel bushings.|
|Adjustment||Attach the draw-bar to the hitch of the tow vehicle. (A gas powered vehicle is preferred) Attach electric actuator cable to 12 volt battery of tow vehicle. Lower the GreensGroomer completely to the ground. Loosen the lock nut on the carriage bolt that holds the curved height adjustment piece in place. Assure that the brush is flat on the ground and tighten the nut. Your GreensGroomer is now ready for use.|
|Use||The GreensGroomer is pulled onto the edge of the turf in the transport mode. At this time, the operator lowers the brush by using the electric actuator to “raise” the wheels. Pull the brush at the appropriate speed (8-10 mph) to agitate the fill material and stand up the turf fibers. It is recommended to drag the field from sideline to sideline and to alternate dragging direction with each grooming.|
|Maintenance||The GreensGroomer requires very little maintenance or upkeep. Never store the GreensGroomer on the brushes or an incorrect “set” may occur. When not in use, set the GreensGroomer on the jack stand to prevent any weight from being placed upon the brushes. Wheel bushings should be greased at regular intervals. Tire pressure should be maintained at 15 lbs. If brushes should take a “set” or curve in one direction after extended use, simply reverse the draw-bar hitch by unbolting the draw-bar and height adjustment from the front of the unit and reattach them to the back of the unit.|
|Spring Tine Rake||If using the Spring Tine Rake in conjunction with the GreensGroomer, attach the Spring Tine Rake to the rear of the GreensGroomer with the hardware included. All four bolts should be fully tightened. (There are two bolts on the back tabs of main frame and two on the upright actuator bracket). To adjust the level of aggressiveness of the tines, loosen the carriage bolts on both ends of the Spring Tine Rake and rotate forward or backward to desired location. Re-tighten carriage bolts. Each row of tines may be adjusted. It is not necessary to use the Spring Tine Rake each time the turf is groomed. Incorporate the use of the Spring Tine Rake periodically to alleviate compaction and to assist with leveling heavy undulations in the infill. Other Electric actuator is equipped with a manual override in case of actuator failure. For manual override, remove plug on the bottom of the actuator with 3/16 inch hex key. Use ¼ inch socket drive to raise and lower unit until actuator can be repaired or replaced.|
|Other||Electric actuator is equipped with a manual override in case of actuator failure. For manual override, remove plug on the bottom of the actuator with 3/16 inch hex key. Use ¼ inch socket drive to raise and lower unit until actuator can be repaired or replaced.
Synthetic Sports Turf Groomer (920SD) Product Video
The grooming and maintenance routine isn’t complete without the attached Spring Tine Rake. By simply grooming, you miss the important function of the rake to relieve compaction. At GreensGroomer, we view both the Groomer and the Spring Tine Rake as an integrated system. The relationship of the angled tines and the grooming brushes are such that both functions (grooming and raking) can be achieved with a single pass without damaging the turf. More information on the Spring Tine Rake (here).
As any infilled synthetic system is used, the infill becomes compacted, causing greater and greater forces to be exerted on the fibers. This causes premature fiber wear and breakage.
With proper grooming/raking equipment and techniques, infill can be redistributed and compaction relieved allowing the synthetic fibers to last longer under stress.
The Synthetic Groomer functions primarily in the upper third of the turf profile. The Spring Tine rake works in the upper two-thirds of the turf profile to loosen infill, relieve compaction, and achieve the soft surface that is desired.
With most synthetic turf profiles being between 2” to 2.5” in height, the backing and base infill is maintained to spec with no interruption or damage.