Scarifying and dethatching with Turfmach

Turfmach renown TTR3 all in one scarifier verticutter and sweeper does a mighty job of vertically mowing. By removing the dead grass layer (thatch) where the horizontal mowers cannot reach the air, water and nutrients can circulate down to the soil level creating less fungal and disease issues and leaves a greener healthier Turf. A good dethatching  is required on most Sport Turf surfaces annually and is particuarly  beneficial on Turf that requires a faster playing surface such as Golf Greens and Horse racing tracks. An annual program can substantially improve a racecourses ratings and Greenskeepers Course reviews helping to keep or gain prestigous bookings and favourable Management Commitee Reports.  Dethatching can be done with the grain or against it and in optimum circumstances such as a racecourse best practice and results is to double dethatch to achieve a thorough result. Turfmach all in one dethatcher has fixed blades ensuring a maximum thatch removal down to soil level at either 25mm or 50mm spacings. Although we no longer manufacture the complete units Turf Tines continues to support spare parts for most Turfmach machines including the CD36, TR50, TR74, TA30 and TTR3 units including Belts, Blades, Brooms and some specialty parts.


TR50 Turfmach



Turfmach CD36 Dethatcher



Tungstun Tipped Dethatching Rotor

Tungstun Tipped Scarifying Rotor

Dethatching with GKB

Sportsfields require an annual dethatch to remove dead thatch from the field. It is hard to judge and always suprising how much material will be  removed with this vertical mowing technique. This video shows the Stec GKB with Turf Tines 3mm scarifying blades at 30mm spacing doing a mighty job on a Gold Coast field.


GKB Scarifier doing a mighty job with our 3mm tungsten carbide blades at Hession Oval Gold Coast.

Posted by Turf Tines on Sunday, March 1, 2020

Lawn Aeration Benefits

Contrast between a Lawn having its very first Aerate that is so hard water cannot penetrate and a lawn that has been aerated regularly for three years that is so Lush and pliable. Video Courtesy of the Popular Lawn Rescue Squad @australianlawnfanatics @auslf in Brisbane Qld using the TineX19 on their efficient Groundsman Aerator on two clients lawns in the same suburb.


Verti Drain Deep Tining Racecourse

Verti draining using Solid tines is a regular occurance on a racetrack to alleviate some compaction and help water drainage. Solid tining can be performed in between race meets without the need to clean up Cores. Turf Tines makes Deep solid Tines for Verti drain, Toro SR, Weidenmann Terraspike and Soil Reliever in a 12mm, 18mm and 24mm. Race Courses commonly use 350mm t0 450mm tines to achieve maximum depth.

Lakelands Industry Day

Turf Tines enjoyed supporting the Queensland Golf Course Superintendents Association day at the stunning Jack Nicklaus designed Lakelands Golf Club on the Gold Coast 2019. The annual day saw many surrounding club greenskeeping staff get to have a friendly round of golf with an opportunity to win some excellent prizes for their Clubs. Our Phantom Tines were in Action at the third Green creating little disruption with their tiny footprint and the Turf Tines coolers sporting James Boag beer were appreciated.