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Smithco Sprayers, Rollers and Bunker Rakes

Smithco Sprayers, Rollers and Bunker Rakes: The Smithco range of golf course maintenance equipment will be on display at BTME as they return to BTME for 2024 on stand 604 in Hall 6.

The Spray Star range features four industry-leading, self-propelled, GPS-controlled sprayers with numerous control options including application rate, turn compensation pulse and the industry-leading 25cm nozzle spacing offering a 100% greater accuracy than competitors.

Smithco Sprayers, Rollers and Bunker Rakes

Smithco Sprayers, Rollers and Bunker Rakes

Smithco’s Tournament greens rollers provide fast, consistent and true putting surfaces. With rolling widths from 91 cm to 1.78 metres, there’s a machine ideal for maximum efficiency on your course.

Their commitment to cutting-edge technologies and environmentally-conscious products, such as the  Sand Star 48V Electric bunker rake, places their equipment in a class of its own. With 50 different attachments, Smithco’s bunker machines will meet any and all of your course’s needs.

Come and see the Smithco products on stand 604 in Hall 6.

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Lister Wilder the sole importer for Salsco Rollers

Lister Wilder the sole importer for Salsco Rollers: Lister Wilder is pleased to announce that they will be the sole importer and supplier for Salsco greens rollers from January 2021.

Both family-run companies showcase a reputable history for quality and service, this has resulted in a positive partnership that will further strengthen both brands within the UK Golf Machinery market.

Salsco was first established in 1979 supplying a varied portfolio of products including Golf Course and Turf Equipment. All machines are designed and manufactured at their facility in Cheshire, Connecticut, USA. All phases of manufacturing is handled in-house and the products are distributed worldwide, they currently have over 200 dealers and sales representatives globally.

Lister Wilder the sole importer for Salsco Rollers

Lister Wilder the sole importer for Salsco Rollers

The Salsco greens rollers already come with high-praise from existing Golf Course Managers who have stated that their greens rolling time had been cut by nearly a third with the product. As well as time-saving being a key benefit the presentation and playability of the green is said to have been improved dramatically. With an impressive list of prestigious Golf Clubs such as The Wisley, Royal Cinque Ports, Worpleston and Parkstone currently using the rollers, there is a clear and encouraging customer base to build upon.

Lister Wilder has grown relationships with Golf clients for over 25 years and this addition will strengthen their offering. Their current strapline #SaleswithService transfers across all areas of the Lister Wilder portfolio with this addition being no different. Ensuring a prosperous business going forward, Lister Wilder will also be supplying spare parts and after-sales services for existing machines in the UK.

The HP11-lll models being the most popular, the company will firstly concentrate on stocking these to ensure efficient supply. Other models of the green’s rollers will be available for customers to specially order.

Lister Wilder will also be looking at sub-dealer opportunities for the right business, interested parties should contact Phill Hughes for more information.

Lister Wilder

Lister Wilder is a wholly-owned family business that was established in 1947. Now in its third generation, the company has evolved to become a well-known and well-respected name throughout the industry. Over the last seventy years Lister Wilder has continued to expand and grow within the Agricultural, Construction, Groundcare and Arboriculture sectors.

Salsco

As SALSCO celebrates over 40 years in business, they employ over 70 people, and market over 40 products.  In-house salespeople and over 200 dealers and sales representatives distribute SALSCO products worldwide.  Plans for expansion and new products are always in the works as the company looks forward to its next 40 years and beyond.

For further information please contact:
Richard Wilbourne, Marketing Manager
Email: Richard.wilbourne@listerwilder.co.uk

Phill Hughes, Sales Director
Tel: 07500 844259
Email: phill.hughes@listerwilder.co.uk

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Salsco Greens Rollers A Timesaver

Salsco Greens Rollers A Timesaver: A top golf venue has reduced greens rolling time by nearly a third after investing in leading-edge machinery.

Since purchasing two Salsco HP11-III greens rollers, The Royal Automobile Club has cut time devoted to the task from five and a half hours to three and a half hours daily, it reports.

Salsco Greens Rollers A Timesaver

“This is a massive reduction,” states Golf Course Manager Lee Strutt, who test-drove the machine on a visit to the Golf Industry Show in 2017. “The time saved frees up operators for other duties and that’s a major benefit.”

The HP11-III’s powerful Honda petrol engine delivers speeds up to 11mph, while three independently controlled rollers with 73in operating width cut a swathe through the time operators have traditionally taken for this aspect of greens upkeep.

“The rollers average five to six minutes a green,” explains Lee, who manages the 36-hole Championship Old and Coronation courses with a team of up to 26.  In his three and half years in post, Lee has rung the changes in cultural practices across the 36-holes of what is one of Britain’s most prestigious member clubs and the HP11-IIIs fit into that strategy.

His investment in the high-end rollers is delivering benefits for both the greens team and players, by improving presentation and playability.

“I had met Salsco’s owner on their stand at the GIS, tested the roller and liked it instantly but my biggest issue was that the team would be unable to try it first as it was important that they enjoyed using the machine,” Lee explains.

“The performance of the HP11-III gave me the confidence to buy and it was well-founded, as the team really like working with the rollers. We also use them after topdressing instead of brushing-in and the powered brushes ensure there is no debris build up on the rollers, so leaving a clean finish”.

“Dual drive oscillating rollers and articulated steering provide consistent roll to ground contact, which helps improve surface smoothness and trueness, all factors key to providing the level of quality our members expect.”

Salsco Greens Rollers A Timesaver

“Speed, productivity, robustness, build quality and ease of use, with strong dealer support, are all wins for us,” he adds.

“The HP11-III can cover a serious amount of green quickly, without compromising quality of finish,” confirms Peter Stanley, Sales Representative for sole Salsco UK distributor CLS Selfdrive.

Lee was aware of the roller from his US greenkeeping visits and could see the design and build quality could further improve the courses. The rollers would have a big impact on both the greens and time taken for rolling them, so was delighted when Salsco appointed CLS as UK dealer.

Since then, sales confirm the benefits the rollers offer hard-pressed greens teams. The club savings in green rolling time is particularly impressive when you consider that travelling between greens is the same, whichever brand of roller teams use. Rolling is a skill usually left to a particular team member but the Salsco opens it up to anyone.”

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