The Spring Tine Rake is an integral part of proper synthetic turf maintenance. The Rake is designed to work with the Sports Turf Groomer as a "system", which relieves compaction and results in improved turf conditioning, playability, and safety. Available as an attachment to the Original GreensGroomer (Model 720) and the second generation Sports Turf Groomer (Model 920). The Spring Tine Rake comes in two versions, the new Front-Mount (STR-4) or traditional Rear-Mount (STR). Without damage to the turf fibers or backing, the Spring Tine Rake operates within the upper part of the turf profile by moving into the hardened infill and relieving compaction. The brushes on the Sports Turf Groomer then push and redistribute the in-fill, leveling the surface, prepping it for play.
The Spring Tine Rake comes as an attachment for the GreensGroomer. It consists of 3 tine shafts loaded with 42 adjustable tines set at 7/8 inch spacing. The tines comb through the settled infill, releasing trapped turf fibers, relieving compaction, and re-orienting infill material. The GreensGroomer and Spring Tine Rake with Finishing Brush insure a safe, level playing surface in true ONE PASS PERFORMANCE.
The Spring Tine Rake attaches to the rear of the Synthetic Sports Turf Groomer. The Spring Tine Rake consists of 3 rows of 28 tines with 7/8 inch spacing between tines. Each row of tines has infinite adjustment and may be swung forward or backward and locked in any position, changing the level of aggressiveness. The Spring Tine Rake combs through the infill, relieving compaction and releasing trapped turf fibers.
Spring Tine Rake Attachment (STR, STR4) Specifications. Download a PDF here
|Main Frame||10 gauge steel construction|
|Finish||Powder coat with 6-step pre-wash including degreaser and anti rust coating|
|Tines||3/16 diameter w/ 40° tip bend|
|Shipping Crate||76” x 22” x 21”|
|Crated Weight||150 lbs.|
Spring Tine Rake Attachment (STR, STR4) Operating Instructions
Reserved for future use.
Reserved for future use.
As any infilled 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.