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Advertising Feature


Wipe-Out and Green-Out – Two New Technologies for Pitch-Perfect Presentation


Two new specialist paints have been announced by Rigby Taylor for marking lines on multi-use pitches and training grids where rapid changeover of sports is needed and existing lines and stencils have to be covered up.


Both will conceal pitch line markings and stencilled logos. Wipe-Out paints deliver a bright white or


vibrant colour line that lasts as long as con- ditions remain dry but is easily removed with water – making them ideal for rapid changeover between sports with different line markings.


Two formulations are available: Wipe-Out


G for use on natural grass; and Wipe-Out S for synthetic surfaces. Wipe-Out G is applied through a spray


or transfer wheel marker, or can be applied with a brush or roller for stencilled logos. The paint is simply removed with a pressure washer or hose with a soft brush attachment. Wipe-Out S is applied as a spray. It is not


water soluble but is removed using Duraline dissolving solution. Also new from Rigby Taylor is Green- Out, a paint that covers up existing lines


or stencils through an advanced technology green paint available in both an Impact Ready-to-Use formulation or as a Duraline Dilutable Concentrate. Unlike traditional green paint being used


for this purpose, Green-Out blends in better with the natural grass surfaces. All products available in 10-litre packs. For a leaflet or more information,


contact your local Rigby Taylor area manager or Freephone 0800 424 919, email: sales@rigbytaylor.com or visit www.rigbytaylor.com


You may be thinking that John Ledwidge, Groundsmanager at the King Power Stadium, has achieved ‘pitch perfection’ with the immaculately striped pitch he is now renowned for. However, John is always looking for the tool or technique to help them up his game – and now he has 3 Cub Cadet Infinicut™ 34” mowers to do just that. “When I arrived in Leicester we needed


kit, and we needed it there and then. Following years of hard work and investment into the club we’re now in a position to refine what we do” explains John. In June 2016, as part of a 5 year plan to refine and upgrade their machinery fleet, John added the ‘Infini’s’ from MTD to his portfolio. “We had used them on demo for a number


of months and were continually impressed with both the build quality of the units and the quality of the cut they produced. Mower design doesn’t seem to have changed in forty years, but this is a ‘state-of-the-art’ product and over and above what we’d been used to. We spoke to Vinny and John at MTD who were happy to adapt the machine to totally suit our specific requirements and all this together made it a no-brainer


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Cub Cadet Infinicut™ mowers help John Ledwidge achieve ‘pitch perfection’ Another plus point for John was that it


for us. We’ve not looked back since.” They use the Cub Cadet Infinicut™ units


solely on the stadium pitch, although they are intending on swapping the cassettes in their triplex mowers over to SMARTCut’s to maintain the cut quality throughout the facilities surfaces. “The ‘Infini’s’ give us the option to slow the unit down to deliver the fineness and accuracy of cut we need.”


can be driven purely electrically, especially as battery power technology continues to improve. “Petrol driven types, with their noxious fumes and high levels of noise and vibration, seem to be on the way out with battery power being the way forward for the industry. Using the Cub Cadet Infinicut™ all but eliminates both noise and fuel emissions and offer a financial reward as well.” The 34” Cub Cadet Infinicut™ boasts


a unique floating head mechanism that is independent of the traction drive, ensuring ground pressure is spread between three rollers, as opposed to two as seen on fixed head units. This helps to regulate weight transfer and minimise plant stress during routine cutting operations which is particularly beneficial where maintaining fibre integrity is paramount, such as on DESSO GrassMaster Hybrid systems. Final word from John, “We’re in an exciting


period of groundsmanship – machinery and manufacturers are working together with us to reach our goals as grounds professionals. We’re all looking for that next step and these Infinicut’s are delivering that for us.”


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