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Machines for the world of sports SMG PROMOTION


The TurfMuncher TM2000 lifts the turf, separates the infill, and rolls up the turf in one process without damage to the base


SMG develops and manufactures special machines for the installation, maintenance and reclamation of synthetic surfaces and artifi cial turf pitches in stadiums all over the world. Our solutions based on the market needs for high performance sport and amateur sport are easy to operate, powerful and approved since more than 40 years.


From the beginnings until today our quality assurance ends in „Made in Germany“.


SMG Sportplatzmaschinenbau GmbH Robert-Bosch-Straße 3 DE-89269 Vöhringen (Germany) Tel. +49 (0) 7306 - 96 65 0 Fax +49 (0) 7306 - 96 65 50 info@smg-gmbh.de www.smg-gmbh.de


Above: The TurfSaw TS350 cuts artificial turf with or without infill material with a cutting speed of 164 ft/min. Below: The Turf Winch TW 2500 rolls up artificial turf, with or without backfill to transportable roles


RECYCLING OF ARTIFICIAL TURF


Along with the complete range of machines for the installation and maintenance of synthetic sports surfaces and artificial turf, SMG now also offers equipment and machinery for the professional dismantling of artificial turf


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henever an artificial turf field is eventually replaced, the old surface must of course be disposed of. It used to be the case that


the turf, with all its infill materials, was simply rolled up or taken directly to waste disposal sites. However, such methods are now – at least in Europe – regulated by statutory re- quirements, meaning that synthetic sports surfaces are no longer simply thrown away but are incorporated into a cycle of reclamation. One common method is to separate the roll from the infill material at a recycling facility, but recently there have been far better ideas implemented that also save on cost and time. SMG – known worldwide as a manufac-


turer and supplier of complete machine programs for the installation and mainte- nance of synthetic turf and track surfaces – now also produces solutions for the complete deconstruction of such products.


Their highly efficient machine is transform-


ing the hitherto expensive, time-consuming and labor-intensive exercise of artificial turf deconstruction, disposal and treatment. One method devised by SMG is to directly separate the infill material from the lawn in one step during the reeling process. This method removes as much as 98% of the filling from the lawn. The lawn is then rolled up tightly and stapled on to the back of the machine so that the grass, sand and rubber are easily separated, transported and recycled as valuable raw materials for recovery. This deconstruction, using SMG machinery,


not only saves time but also money, as indi- vidual pieces of old artificial turf with infill often weigh as much as 35kg/m2 (830lb/ft2), resulting in substantial transportation costs. A particular highlight is SMG’s new


self-propelled artificial turf remover. The TurfMuncher TM2000 has been specially designed to wind artificial turf into compact


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2m rolls and separate out the infill materials. It is driven by a water-cooled 44hp Kubota diesel engine with a maximum operating speed of 7m/min and a material discharge of up to 500 kg/min (1,100lb/min). This enables the removal of a standard artificial turf pitch in just 14 hours. The elastic substructures are protected during operation, meaning they can be used for longer. For the dismantling of elastic base layers and


the reclamation of all artificial turf, including separation of different infill materials, SMG provides a number of other devices, techniques and special machines such as the TurfSaw TS 350 or the TurfWinch TW2500.


MORE INFORMATION


SMG Sportplatzmaschinenbau GmbH Tel. +49 (0) 7306 - 96 65 0 info@smg-gmbh.de www.smg-gmbh.de


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