Fine Turgrass Management

Fine Turgrass Management

Steve Cook, CGCS, MG - Director of Agronomy

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sharpening Reel Mowers

Commonly referred to as grinding reels. Part of our capital purchases in 2011 is the replacement of our 15 year old grinding machine. The new one was received last week and put to immediate use. It's used to sharpen 'reels', that part of the mower actually doing the cutting.

A reel is made up of helix shaped blades attached around a steel shaft. The reel and cutting unit are removed from the traction unit, mounted into the grinder and automatically sharpened by a pre-programmed, spinning stone. The new breed of reel sharpeners like ours, can often exceed OEM specifications for reel sharpness.

Fully enclosed to reduce noise and improve safety, the new grinder will provide our equipment technician the tools necessary to meet the demands of quality turf on the golf course.

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