Summer Stock Clearance

By Grassgroup, July 24, 2017 9:30 am

 

Apparently it’s summer despite the gloomy weather we are enduring at TGG HQ this morning.

Just wanted to bring you up to date with our latest summer offers. We have a great selection of offers over the coming weeks – make sure you make the most of the opportunity.

This is your full Tine clearance preview!

Over the next few weeks we are going to have an array of Tines on clearance:

John Deere/ Toro

3/8″ Mount – Side Eject Coring Tines – 5″ in length in either .266″ or .310″ dia.

3/8″ Mount – Solid Tines – 5″ and 6″ in length in either .25″ 0r .375″ dia.

3/4″ Mount – Solid Tines – 6″ in length and .625″ in dia.

3/4″ Mount – Venting Tines – 4.74″ in length and .75″ dia.

Redexim Verti-Drain

5/16″ Mount – Side Eject Carbide Coring Tines – 6.125″ in length and .240″ dia.

5/16″ Mount – Solid Tines – 10″ in length and .3125″ dia.

PLUS unbeatable prices on all Tines currently in stock – contact us to find out more. If you are after a particular Tine chances are we have it in stock.*

Contact us today on 01638 720123 or email sales@thegrassgroup.com for more information.

*Subject to Terms and Conditions.

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Maintenance: Progressive Pro-Flex120.

By Grassgroup, May 11, 2017 10:19 am

Not only is this a well thought out machine in the manoeuvrability department, but in terms of upkeep it is such an easy machine to look after and with just 3 bolts on each deck, setting the cut height is simple.

Developed and tested over several years, the new maintenance free blade spindle is completely interchangeable with a greased spindle that is found on earlier models, the same spindle housing is used providing wide spacing between the bearings, ensuring low bearing loading and long service life. Maintenance free blade spindles not only provide peace of mind concerning a missed service, they also reduce overall maintenance time and costs.

With the goal to lower ongoing maintenance costs, the Pro-Flex is equipped with rubber-damped, automatic belt tensioners, offering several cost saving benefits. All of the upper drive and deck belts are tensioned using rubber-damped, automatic tensioners. All spring type tensioners have been eliminated so there are now fewer moving parts for greater long term reliability.

The Pro-Flex is also equipped with PTO shafts that feature a 100 hour lubrication interval.  All in all, this means routine servicing is faster and easier so there is more time for mowing – win win!

If you are thinking of going trailed there is absolutely no need to compromise on quality. It is clear that the Pro-Flex is the ultimate choice. Contact us to book your demo today.

Call us now on 01638 720123 or emails sales@thegrassgroup.com


 

 

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RotaDairon Factory Visit

By Grassgroup, May 8, 2017 10:49 am

A few of the team here at TGG have just returned from a visit from the RotaDairon factory in France. Although it was raining, it did not dampen our spirits we had a fantastic time. When you enter the building the first thing you see is the very first Dairon machine to be made, a reminder of how much history this family business is steeped in.

The factory set in stunning grounds in the middle of the race track at Mulsanne has always been in poll position when it comes to quality. The passion and innovation of Michele Dairon the Owner is – as ever – clear to see in every aspect of the business. He knows absolutely every detail of what goes on within those walls and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. He is very much stuck in with the day to day problem solving and creating ideas for the next generation of Dairon machines.

The detail that goes into manufacture is immense, these machines are not just knocked together to make a quick buck. Every single element is thought through in great depth and detail resulting in the fine quality machines that RotaDairon produce today.

The factory is immaculately kept and currently in full swing production working through the mass of orders they have coming through the doors.

From design to production it is clearly a happy place to be. The excitement and passion of Michele was clear to see during our tour of the factory. Every chance he got he was on a machine to demonstrate the processes behind many of the parts that make up the Dairon machines, he literally lives and breathes his business. He and the team there are busy continually generating new ideas and developing processes to ensure the customer gets the best result possible.

Purchasing a Dairon machine is an investment, without a shadow of a doubt the best money you will spend. Whether you are looking for a self-propelled Seeder, a Stoneburier (various options available), an Overseeder or a Stabilizer – Dairon is 100% the product for you.

Contact The Grass Group today to find out more about any of the RotaDairon machines.

Email sales@thegrassgroup or phone 01638 720123.

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Phoenix Tines: More than Mythology…!

By Grassgroup, April 11, 2017 10:17 am

Much like its name sake would suggest – the Phoenix™ Tines from The Grass Group are forged in fire through a patented thermo-chemical process. During which almost all of the iron (Fe) is displaced for a new, much harder element. This unique multi-step process creates a tighter cell structure than the original alloy. Phoenix™ Tines are additionally processed in a vacuum under extreme heat and pressure resulting in tines of outstanding durability and performance.

All Phoenix™ Tines are guaranteed to last as long as comparable carbide tipped coring Tines, but in tests Phoenix™ tines have actually far surpassed the carbide in use-life and  they also do not rust like other tines due to their ‘anti-rust’ coating – win.

Phoenix™ Tines are resilient and super tough, this results in benefits that include:

  • Less broken and chipped tips
  • Less time spent searching for lost tips
  • Less side-wear above the tip
  • Reduced ‘grow-in’ time

With technology that ultimately delivers better value for money and a great list of benefits that clearly add up, why would you opt for anything else…?

Email sales@thegrassgroup.com today to find out which products are available in the Phoenix™ finish. They really are that good!

 

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Smart by design: Progressive Pro-Flex 120.

By Grassgroup, April 7, 2017 12:50 pm

There are many reason as you are discovering why the Pro-Flex 120 is best choice for any self respecting golf course… here is a summary of some more smart features we know you’ll love.

Low Maintenance

The Pro-Flex is easier to use and maintain than ever before, the latest Pro-Flex now incorporates maintenance free blade spindles and rubber-damped automatic belt tensioners which eliminates a significant amount of time needed for routine maintenance while also lowering operating costs.

Manoverabilty

Progressive have really given some thought to the manoeuvrability of this machine. This piece of equipment is not only easily negotiable around trees, but Progressive’s exclusive Pro Lift-N-Turn™ feature is easy to operate and ideal when engaging the PTO or when crossing a path. The four way swivel hatch allows the mower to track contours independently of the tractor while remaining true to the tractor and the full frame provides the ability to mow even while backing up. Not only this but the shock absorbers on each deck control the bounce when moving at speed, increasing productivity while maintaining the quality of cut.

Transportation

The outer wings of the Pro-Flex are designed to fold to make the machine narrower making both transportation and passing through narrow shed doors a whole lot easier. The overall transport width of the Pro-Flex is 8.5 ft. with the wings folded, making movement around tighter more confined areas; bridges, trees and walkways so much easier and therefore cause minimal impact to play. Mechanical deck locks automatically engage when the outer decks are fully raised and the wing locks are released from the operator’s seat.

Hydraulic Wing Circuit

A new feature to the Pro-Flex (on machines after SN 15272165B) is the wing hydraulic circuit that includes an automatic lock valve to prevent unwanted movement of the wings during mowing. The new automatic lock valve is incorporated into the wing lock release mechanism. It replaces the manual ¼ turn valve that is found on earlier models. This change also simplifies the connection to the tractor as only two hydraulic hoses are required to run between the tractor and the mower. When the wings need to be raised or lowered, the Operator simply pulls and holds the pull rope from the tractor’s seat until they are fully raised or lowered.

Colour

You can complete the package by choosing the colour you most prefer! The Pro-Flex is available in a choice traditional red or industry green to give you the complete package when used alongside your preferred tractor.

If you are thinking of going trailed there is absolutely no need to compromise on quality. It is clear that the Pro-Flex is the ultimate choice. Don’t just take our word for it…! Why not book a demo today?

Call us now on 01638 720123 or emails sales@thegrassgroup.com

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Decks get down to business: Progressive Pro-Flex 120.

By Grassgroup, March 31, 2017 10:08 am

The Pro-Flex 120 has several unique features that are very important on a trailed contour mower and these are currently ONLY available from Progressive.

The main feature that makes this mower stand out from the competition and perform so well as a contour mower are the floating decks – 5 decks in total that sit on the main frame. Essentially 5 walk behind mowers in one, you can’t get a better contour cut from a trailed machine than you do with the Pro-Flex. Each independent floating deck has shock absorbers to reduce deck bounce as the mower travels over uneven ground and the unique 4-way rotating swivel hitch allows the tractor and mower to travel across uneven terrain without affecting one another.

Although well regarded as a rough mower, the Pro-Flex is equally at home on a fairway due to the quality of cut and the after cut appearance, making it ideal and not just for the more value conscious.

The independent floating decks give a 10 foot cutting width, this combined with the high blade tip speed and uplift of the blade ensures great coverage and the cut to be perfect every time with minimal compaction. The front and back rollers along with the side skids (pictured here on the right) positioned on each deck assist with the anti scalping capabilities of this machine. The height of cut is adjustable from 20 to 82.5mm in 5mm increments, changeable on each deck and the adjustable discharge deflectors give an even discharge of clippings.

The outer wings fold to give a transport width of 2.43m, and the three inner decks can actually be operated in this position, allowing access to more confined areas on the course. As a rough mower, the Pro-Flex is more tolerant to exposed tree roots and obstacles than other mowers, and can be used in areas where you just wouldn’t risk taking another mower for fear of damage.

Another new feature to the deck that has been developed and tested over several years is the maintenance free blade spindle. Completely interchangeable with a greased spindle (used on earlier models) the same spindle housing provides wide spacing between the bearings, ensuring low bearing loading and long service life. What’s not to love?

Want to see this machine in action? Give us a call us now on 01638 720123 or email sales@thegrassgroup.com to book yourself a demo.

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Don’t get bogged down, get Tines!

By Grassgroup, March 27, 2017 9:27 am

There is no doubting that drainage issues on a golf course can create massive problems for greenkeepers and of course in turn affect play for members – not good news.

Deep aeration is important for all clubs, but particularly for golf clubs that sit on clay soils. After the particularly wet winter we have just endured it is more essential than ever to make sure you not only have the right tools, but quality tools for the job. If you haven’t already thought about aerating or haven’t got round to placing an order, don’t panic it is not too late!

Our standard Tines are anything but ‘Standard’ made from 41/40 superior steel ensuring we can guarantee a proper job. The premium quality tines from The Grass Group are available in a Standard, Carbide, or Phoenix™ finish in varying mount sizes and in a choice of Solid, Vent, Talon or Coring. With the vast selection of stock we hold, we no doubt have the tines to fit your machine; John Deere, Toro, Jacobson, Verti-Drain or Wiedenmann.

Tine Type Core Features Core benefits
Quad Tines 4140 solid rod construction, available in four hole sizes. Variable wall thickness as needed available with carbide tip and Phoenix. Some available in 6″ length Long life, optimum wear, core removal and de-thatch. More economical through extended life. More core removal
Coring Tines 4140 solid rod construction, available in four hole sizes. Variable wall thickness as needed available with carbide tip and Phoenix. Some available in 6″ length Long life, optimum wear, core removal and de-thatch. More economical through extended life. More material removal
Solid Conventional
(round)
4140 solid rod construction, available in varied sizes and mounts Long life, optimum wear. Fits most conventional machines
Solid Talon 4140 solid rod construction, cross shape design. Available with 3/8″ and ½” ribs Long life, optimum wear. Root severing promotes growth, hole stays open for gas and water exchange. Gentle on greens
Solid Vent 4140 solid rod construction. ¾” rib design mounting diameters for deep and conventional tine machines Long life, optimum wear. Hole stays open for 3 weeks, play immediately after aerify with no negative effect on putting. Stress relief in drought or flood conditions
Fairway Coring 4140 solid rod construction. Extra wall thickness, variable wall thickness as needed. Available in carbide and Phoenix Long life, optimum wear. Minimum bending on fairways. More economical through longer life
Deep Coring Tines 4140 steel. Variable wall thickness as needed. Available in mounts for VD, Toro and Wiedenmann Long life, optimum wear, core removal and de-thatch. More economical through extended life. Stronger and more dependable tines
Solid Deep Tines 4140 solid rod construction. Available in mounts for VD, Toro and Wiedenmann Long life, optimum wear

Go on, give us a call on 01638 720123 today or drop us an email at sales@thegrassgroup.com and we will be happy to give you a quote.

 

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Value for Money: Progressive Pro-Flex 120.

By Grassgroup, March 22, 2017 12:55 pm

The Pro-Flex 120 is all about offering high value to the owner. Unlike a self-contained, ride-on rough mower, the Pro-Flex provides increased equipment performance as the tractor can be used for other tasks when not required for mowing – This means a lower total cost of ownership.

Additionally, the required horsepower for the tractor connected to a Pro-Flex is considerably less which equates to large savings in fuel year after year – Nice! The mechincal simplicity and low operating cost of this tractor and Pro-Flex combination, compared to that of a dedicated hydrostatically driven, self-contained mower, confirms the value offered by the Pro-Flex.

The Pro-Flex is such a versatile mower, it is equally at home as a fairway or rough mower. With the ability to cut as low as 1″ and height adjustment easily set on each deck, the machine operator can easily change the cutting height on each deck of the Pro-Flex in minutes. Most importantly there isn’t the requirement for the time consuming task of first levelling all the decks, as required with competing mowers. Setting the Pro-Flex height individually on each deck gives the Greenkeeper the flexibility to change mowing heights as conditions or mowing locations change. As time is money, we would say this is a massive win.

As a rough mower, the Pro-Flex is more tolerant to exposed tree roots and obstacles than other mowers, and can be used in areas where reel type mowers can’t be for fear of expensive damage.

So what are you waiting for? The Pro-Flex 120 delivers 100% if you are looking for:

  • A quality cut
  • Excellent contour following
  • Large working width
  • High work rate with shock absorbers to prevent bouncing of decks
  • Flexibility as the wing decks can be hydraulically raised for restrictive areas
  • Ability to cut round obstacles with its excellent turning circle
  • With its solid construction giving a dependable service
  • Low maintenance cost
  • A machine that is easy to maintain

Want to talk figures…?  Call us now on 01638 720123 or emails sales@thegrassgroup.com


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Let’s talk contours: Progressive Pro-Flex 120.

By Grassgroup, March 13, 2017 2:13 pm

As even the name and logo suggests the Progressive Pro-Flex 120 is a adaptable mower with anti-scalp contour following capabilities.

The Pro-Flex can easily follow contour changes that are commonly found on golf courses without the fear of scalping ensuring a quality cut. This clever piece of kit will cut a transition or ‘first-cut’ between the fairway and rough in no time at all and there is absolutely no need to compromise on the quality of the cut just because you are spending less than the conventional ride-on mower. This unique design complete with 5 decks enables the mower to follow the contours of the land with ease and these 5 independent floating decks with a high blade tip speed ensure the cut to be perfect every time with minimal compaction.

The decks float fore and aft, as well as left and right independently of the main frame as they follow changing terrain. The 4-way swivel hitch isolates the tractor from the mower allowing truer tracking. Unique to the Pro-Flex and incorporated into each deck is a ‘walking beam’ that ensures full contact with the ground at all times by all four wheels. This allows each deck to more accurately track ground contour changes – Obviously resulting in a first-rate cut. Obviously this mower is not just for golf courses! Progressive’s Pro-Flex 120 contour mower is the ideal solution for any large area especially where the ground is more uneven. Cut height is conveniently set on each deck so using the Pro-Flex will help speed play and make the grounds crew look even better.

Want to see the Pro-Flex in action? Why not book a demo today…Call us now on 01638 720123 or emails sales@thegrassgroup.com

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New month, new team member.

By Grassgroup, March 1, 2017 4:10 pm

The Grass Group are welcoming a new team member; Megan Dransfield is joining the company at the beginning of an exciting new year for The Grass Group.

The Suffolk based machinery supplier are celebrating over 25 years of growth and the appointment of a fresh set of eyes to the Sales and Marketing team is sure to strengthen the existing workforce. Megan is coming on board with a focus on boosting product awareness of all the various machinery that The Grass Group has to offer and to help strengthen the brand and its ongoing marketing.

Megan has a background in the Design industry working as a Graphic Designer for just over 8 years. During her time as a designer Megan has successfully helped businesses promote themselves and their products with her creative designs and marketing ideas. With many years design experience behind her, she has handled just about any kind of design brief you can imagine and is keen to sink her teeth into a new challenge with The Grass Group. Alongside the marketing of the business she will also be taking on various sales tasks and her organisational skills are sure to keep the team on their toes.

She not only works hard in the office, but loves a good work out in the gym too. Food features very high on her list of priorities and she has a real interest in nutrition. Megan’s guilty pleasure is watching murder mysteries and in her spare time she enjoys days out with her young family and of course a bit of retail therapy.

 

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