Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Winter Maintenance Activities

Over the next two weeks Rick and Johnny are faced with the large task of sanding and staining over 300 bunker rakes. Environmental conditions can take its toll on our wood bunker rakes. Sun, heat, cold, rain, extended moisture, sand and irrigation water can all take its toll on the wood. Insuring we can extend the life of the rake as long as we can is important to us and if putting a little extra work into maintaining that life is what it takes, we would put our best effort forth.

Rick Krause
Johnny Jarosz
Kenny and Ryan have also been quite busy preparing equipment for the upcoming season. Ryan is currently working on the Toro 4000 rough mower, replacing bearing and various other parts that are showing wear. Kenny's in the "zone" focusing his attention on the fine turf reel mowers. The majority of the mower work will be completed by the end of January.

These guys do so much of the behind the scenes work. Without them we could not have the quality of an operation that we have.


  1. We have found a pretty good system for our rakes. Pressure wash in the fall when they come off the course. Hang to dry, then sand down any roughness. After getting sanded we dip the heads and do the handles with a rag. Usually do it before Thanksgiving or Christmas so they can hang and dry for 3 or 4 days.

  2. Ours have been pressure washed and now the guys are using power sanders to clean the handles up. They really look good. Should finish this week and then next week stain.

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