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Pitch Mowing & Costs
« on: June 12, 2017, 10:18:04 PM »
Just wondering in your club who takes care of mowing the pitch ? Do many clubs pay people/companies to do it ? is so how much do they charge ?

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 11:07:07 PM »
Just wondering in your club who takes care of mowing the pitch ? Do many clubs pay people/companies to do it ? is so how much do they charge ?

thanks !

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 11:37:57 PM »
We  pay about £14k a year to do 2 pitches, wasn't much cheaper doing it ourselves by the time we paid for everything like vertu draining, sand, fertiliser, mower maintenance etc and they do a great job

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2017, 01:30:44 PM »
We  pay about £14k a year to do 2 pitches, wasn't much cheaper doing it ourselves by the time we paid for everything like vertu draining, sand, fertiliser, mower maintenance etc and they do a great job

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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2017, 02:46:35 PM »
I do our pitch, this time of the year i'm cutting every 2-3 days and sometimes that's not enough. We have our own ride on mower so just a matter of keeping her filled full of RED.

any major work to be done i get a specialist in to do the work who obviously has the plant, I keep him on his toes regarding price too. If you're getting grass cut 2-3 times per week i wouldn't like to be paying someone £80 - £100 a pop, would be v expensive over the year.
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Re: Pitch Mowing & Costs
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2017, 04:18:11 PM »
I do our pitch, this time of the year i'm cutting every 2-3 days and sometimes that's not enough. We have our own ride on mower so just a matter of keeping her filled full of RED.

any major work to be done i get a specialist in to do the work who obviously has the plant, I keep him on his toes regarding price too. If you're getting grass cut 2-3 times per week i wouldn't like to be paying someone £80 - £100 a pop, would be v expensive over the year.

6 to 7K sterling seems to be the norm if you are doing it right ie. fertilizing, verti draining, sanding, weed control, patching etc. Great if you have people in the club to do some of it but they are becoming a rare commodity these days. Those extra cuts at this time of the year with the weather as it is are great for the surface and that's when the clubman looking after it pays dividends. Needs to be a man used with operating machinery ie. with some "mechanical sympathy" as I call it or your good mower can be trashed in no time.

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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2017, 04:40:53 PM »
I do our pitch, this time of the year i'm cutting every 2-3 days and sometimes that's not enough. We have our own ride on mower so just a matter of keeping her filled full of RED.

any major work to be done i get a specialist in to do the work who obviously has the plant, I keep him on his toes regarding price too. If you're getting grass cut 2-3 times per week i wouldn't like to be paying someone £80 - £100 a pop, would be v expensive over the year.

6 to 7K sterling seems to be the norm if you are doing it right ie. fertilizing, verti draining, sanding, weed control, patching etc. Great if you have people in the club to do some of it but they are becoming a rare commodity these days. Those extra cuts at this time of the year with the weather as it is are great for the surface and that's when the clubman looking after it pays dividends. Needs to be a man used with operating machinery ie. with some "mechanical sympathy" as I call it or your good mower can be trashed in no time.

No doubt, we would spend about £5k - £7k a year easily and that's not counting me cutting...that's just over seeding, fertilizing, verti draining/ground breaking, sanding, weeding etc...takes some money alright if u want a good pitch.
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2017, 06:26:00 PM »
We use sheep, very economical.
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2017, 06:31:52 PM »
We use sheep, very economical.
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2017, 06:38:41 PM »
Robots are used in Hawkfield.

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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2017, 06:43:51 PM »
Robots are used in Hawkfield.

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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2017, 07:00:14 PM »
A pitch would seem ideal for a robot doing a light trim every day or two.
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2017, 07:42:39 PM »
We use sheep, very economical.
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Ah no Avondhu, that would be more up the Rossies street. The big fear for sheep in Donegal is that they would be eaten raw without salt.
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2017, 04:37:15 PM »
We use sheep, very economical.
And it keeps the lads fit trying to catch one for a quickie

Ah no Avondhu, that would be more up the Rossies street. The big fear for sheep in Donegal is that they would be eaten raw without salt.
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