Friday, 15 March 2013

Our Trencher has arrived!

It has been another full on week at Ealing. 48 bunkers have been renovated and our brand new Shelton trencher arrived on Wednesday. For the last two days it has been out draining the golf course. We have worked on the area between the 1st green and 2nd tee, 7th fairway, 8th fairway and 12th bunker. So far this winter over 800 metres of drainage has been installed on the golf course. Nearly all have been completed with a Caterpillar digger, which does a good job but is slow. As we are planning to completely renew our drainage system over the next few years, the club have decided to invest in much needed drainage equipment such as the trencher and soon to arrive gravel bander.

As you can see from the pictures below the job is clean and efficient. All this work has been completed in house and the greenstaff have put in a lot of hours over the winter to enable the work to be completed on time. A great effort so far by all the guys!

Turf removed beforehand

Trencher working

Sand backfill on to pipe
Guys replacing turf

Nice clean job 2 hours later

Doesn't always go to plan!

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