The first set of pictures is that of a vertical mower called a SISIS Veemo. Instead of cutting the turf in a horizontal manner like our regular mowers do, the Veemo cuts vertically with the intention of cutting the roots. This stimulates the plant to grow and spread providing a nice tight turf stand. Our Veemo is better than 20 years old and was in desperate need of being refurbished. With new hydraulic motors, hoses and paint, our investment for refurbishment was less than 4k. Finished, it works and looks just like a new one.
|Before - Veemo being dismantled|
|Before - Veemo reels being dismantled|
|After - Veemo reels being put back together|
|After - The finished Veemo|
Another project we have worked on this winter is the refurbishment of our Gill Pulverizer. The pulverizer is used for loosening the soil while grading. We use this piece extensively in the winter when we level fairways. While not an expensive piece of equipment (about 3k new), it needed refurbishment due to excessive rust, worn teeth and seized bearings.
|Before - Gill Pulverizer|
|Installing new teeth and bearings.|
|After - Completed Gill Pulverizer|