The Synthetic Sports Turf Groomer was redesigned in 2014, resulting in an improved brush design and increased grooming performance. In 2015, we’ve taken the design a step further, by adding an integrated spring tine rake. This unit conditions synthetic turf surfaces and relieves compaction 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 integrated rake simplifies equipment requirements and gives the facility flexibility for on-demand raking without equipment change-over.
The integrated Spring Tine is controlled through a simple, sliding lever. This allows the operator to quickly and easily rotate tines upwards and out of the way while not needed. When raking is required, a simple motion rotates the tines into raking mode in one easy step. The spring tines are completely adjustable, so the depth of raking can be controlled by the facility. Simple markings on the lever rail allows the operator to precisely dial in tine depth.
The Integrated Synthetic Sports Turf Groomer represents the third generation of product development and promises increased efficiency and ease of operation. With a heavy-duty steel construction, the Integrated Synthetic Sports Turf Groomer has 16 Super Duty Blue brushes set at various angles to the direction the unit is being towed. The Integrated Spring Tine Rake has 3 rows of 14 tines that are fully adjustable and allow for surface de-compaction without damage to the turf. Once raked, the Groomer brushes stand the turf surface up, move the infill, and level low spots/depressions left after play.
Integrated Synthetic Sports Turf Groomer (926) 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||64 inches. 72 inches with rear brush attachment (106 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|
|Spring Tines||3 rows of 14 tines, 3/16” diameter w/ 40° tip bend, 7/8” spacing|
|Brushes||(16) Super-Duty Blue 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 69-3/4” x 29”|
|Crated Weight||505 lbs.|
Integrated Synthetic Sports Turf Groomer (926) Product Video
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The grooming and maintenance routine isn’t complete without the use of the 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.
As any in-filled 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.