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Koro Field Top Maker
We operate the new generation KORO FTM Terraplane rotor Field Top Maker which is the latest technique for playing surface improvement. The well established KOROing process is used to strip the top off a pitch's surface and remove all vegetation and rootzone to any depth on soil and sand-based pitches, to remove unwanted grass species such as Poa annua (Annual meadow grass) and spongy, thatchy material in the upper rootzone. It can also be used to fraise mow and take away the above-ground plant material, leaving a clean surface in which to establish a new sward of preferred grass species.
We carry this operation out on many football and rugby pitches as part of an end-of-season renovation.
The Koro FTM is also used to remove saddles, crowns, thatch and other surface imperfections on cricket wickets / cricket squares. Using laser level equipment, we can re-level and re-grade your wickets to prevent water holding - frequently seen between each wicket end when ridges have formed at either end. Thatch can also be removed to create a firmer and faster surface, as well as one with better bounce and "carry".
Similarly, this operation is also carried out to rid bowling greens/croquet lawns of thatch and surface imperfections, as well as a precursor to re-grading a green and introducing new dressing and grass seed species/cultivars
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Please see below for a video of the machine in action: