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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

New Equipment adds to Golf Course Efficiency at Tuross Head

Tuross Head Country Club has taken delivery this week of three machines that will improve golf course maintenance and work efficiency around the course.

The club was recently nominated as one of the top 9 hole golf courses in Australia and the management, golf sub clubs and staff have now selected a range of equipment essential to the continuing maintenance of the course.

The new units are:

Kubota F3690 unit with standard 4WD, Kubota 36HP diesel engine and fitted with Kubota’s 72 inch front-mounted mower.

Side or rear discharge deck results in an exceptional cut.

This unit has been funded by men’s golf sub club.

Ventrac 4500P Mount System runs on a 31HP fuel injected Kawasaki motor and has over 30 commercial grade attachments available that can be attached in a minute or less.

This unit includes a contour mower with a 84-inch working width with independent decks aided by front rollers that float along the contour of the ground providing an even cut without scalping. Dual front and rear wheels mean it can be used on slopes up to 30 degrees and a light footprint lets it operate on soft turf.

The rear rollers leave behind a beautiful finish striping pattern.

Tuross Head Country Club has provided this unit and attachment.

Ventrac LA162 revolutionary power blower feature a vertical shaft design that delivers a powerful, yet quiet performance.

It can be used to remove leaves, water, and other debris.

The blower housing can be rotated 180 degrees with the hydraulic motor.

This allows the operator to move debris in the desired direction without hindering operation.

Two gauge wheels enable the blower to follow the contours of the ground.

This unit was funded by THCC veteran golfers.

Tuross Head course superintendent Tim Watson says the new units will not only produce a better manicured course but will be a major time saver. We can now shape and mow around mounds and clear debris from greens and fairways quickly.

Golf NSW Grant. THCC men’s golf president Andrew Gordon advises the club also recently received a $3000 grant from Golf NSW to further extend drainage work.

Andrew says “Golf NSW sent a consultant arbourist, Martin Black, to the course prior to the money being approved. Martin produced an extremely positive report to Golf NSW in relation to improvements that had been made since his last visit some years previous. This money will be augmented by work provided by club golfing volunteers”.

Above: Tuross Head course superintendent Tim Watson operating the Ventrac unit.

Above: Ground staff inspect the new equipment.

Above: Tuross Head general manager Stephen Hodge and staff admire one of the new units.

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