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Artificial Surface sweeping with Kersten

Astro turf is the commonly used name for all types of synthetic grass surfaces or artificial grass/turf sports surfaces. Kersten have the equipment to care for and to keep your artificial surface in top condition.

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Kersten K 820 with a powered sweeper and filtration collector

A K2100 making a difference
to a sandy surface.

A K 2000 with the KRB 250 KU 70 surface sweeper attachment.

A K2100 with the separator.

A K 2000 with the KRB 250 KU 70 surface sweeper attachment.

A K2100 with the KRB 250 KU 70
surface sweeper
attachment with sulky seat.

A K 2000 with the KRB 250 KU 70 surface sweeper attachment.

A K2100 with the KRB 250 KU 70 surface
sweeper attachment.

A K 2000 with the KRB 250 KU 70 surface sweeper attachment.

A K 2000 with the separator.

A K 2000 with the KRPB reciprocating

A K2100 with the KRPB
reciprocating
artificial surface
renovator/regenerator.

Need to maintain hockey, rugby, football, multi-use games areas, tennis courts, MUGA and athletic tracks, then Kersten have a great range of solutions for you.
Various products are used to fill the grass 'carpet' including sand, rubber or water to provide stability for the grass and a soft landing. The synthetic surface, whether dynamic or engineered in structure and performance, can become unsafe, uneven and even unusable if not swept or maintained properly with the correct machinery.
It is important to remove organic debris from the surface to prevent the material rotting, breaking down and impeding the drainage properties of the surface. If the surface cannot drain properly it remains damp in warm conditions providing the perfect environment for moss and algae growth. And on hard surfaces an invitation for spalling. This can then seal the surface eventually causing it to flood in places. Regular maintenance is the key.
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A K 2000 with the KRB 250 KU 70 surface sweeper attachment.

A K 820 with the KRB 250
Unibrush attachment

Maintenance free?

Until recently many people still considered synthetic pitches to be maintenance free, but this is not the case at all. Many synthetic surfaces age prematurely due to incorrect or no maintenance and have had to be replaced within their first five years of use. In normal circumstances you should expect to enjoy at least 10 years of useful life from your surface if a regular and consistent maintenance programme is followed. The secret is to adopt a comprehensive artificial surface maintenance regime from day one. Leaving a synthetic facility without maintenance, even in the first year can affect its longevity. And with the public at risk on a poorly maintained playing surface Health & Safety issues become paramount.

SSB 1050 B-KR

The filtration collector attachment

Regular maintenance.

Maintaining correct infill levels helps to prevent the carpet fibres from folding over. Repairing minor seam failures allows you to address them before they become major problems but above all, the overall integrity of your installation can be assured. A comprehensive maintenance programme would consist of brushing or dragging the surface at least weekly, complemented by a series of power sweeps.

The KRB 250 in transport position

The KRB 250 in
transport position.

Brushing or 'drag brushing' will help to keep the infill evenly distributed over the surface, which will naturally migrate from the high wear areas of the pitch to the edges. However, it will not remove any dust from the surface, which is the purpose of power sweeping. Without the removal of these small contaminants the infill will begin to harden, with the dust almost acting like cement. Ultimately, this will clog the system, and the surface will suffer from 'nap', affecting the performance and drainage of the surface. Failure to remove it in a systematic way will eventually cause your surface to fail.

A K 2000 being made ready

A K2100 being
made ready
with several
attachments.

With longer pile or soccer grass systems it is also important to 'Groom' or 'Rake' the surface in much the same way as brushing. This helps to not only keep the infill evenly distributed but to raise the carpet pile. The K series self-propelled pedestrian machines are versatile multi-purpose power units, not just sweepers and are capable of maintenance tasks on most types of sport surfaces, especially sand or rubber filled artificial grass. This subject is discussed at great length in a Pitchcare article.

Kersten power units and sweepers UBS 16 Hydro UBS 16 Hydro Kersten K-Line 1200pro Power Unit Kersten K-Line 2000 Power Unit
Attachments K 820 power unit
• Powerful Honda Motor with 5.5hp Unleaded Petrol
• Large drive tyres for uneven surfaces and kerbs
• Hydraulic drive to the wheels and the brush with adjustable control on levers
• Angling sweeper head (left and right)
• Simple height adjustment controls
• Folding handlebar to fit in the boot of an estate car on certain models
K 820 Pro power unit
5.5hp Honda GXV160 industrial petrol engine
Hydraulic transmission
Forward and reverse with differential and variable speed 0-6km/h
large drive wheels (4.00 x 8 turf pattern)
standard 82cm wide sweeper with side drive hydraulic motor
hydraulic implement drive (PTO 9 litres/minute) with Quick-Attach
Lifting handles instead mudguards for lifting off and on vehicles
K1500
power unit

• 6.5hp Briggs and Stratton Vector engine with
• hydraulic transmission (forward and reverse 04km/h)
• hydraulic implement drive.
• Kersten QuickAttach 35 system.
Suitable for a multi-tennis court area
K2100
power unit

  • 6.6hp Honda petrol engine
  • Hydraulic transmission and drive to sweeper
  • Low vibration 3.2m/s2
  • Low noise under 82 dB
  • Forward and reverse direction with differential and variable speed control 0-7km/h
  • Large diameter drive wheels (4.00-8 turf pattern)
  • Operator presence control
  • Hydraulic implement drive with variable speed control, quick release couplings and implement quick-attach system
  • Parking Brake, ISO mounted handle bar with height adjustment.
    Suitable for full size hockey or football area
  • Kersten Hydraulic Powered Brush Attachment Hydraulic Powered Brush Attachment Hydraulic drive inboard drive motor/manual angling fine height adjustment easy to change brush as Kersten quick attach system 80cm sweeper (std) 80cm sweeper (std) 90cm sweeper (std) 100cm sweeper (std) or 120cm sweeper
    Side Gulley Brush.
    Available with belt drive or hydraulic drive impact protection guard adjustable for height and angle.
    40cm belt drive or 40cm hydraulic drive 40cm belt drive or 40cm hydraulic drive 40cm belt drive or 40cm hydraulic drive 40cm belt drive or 40cm hydraulic drive
    Kersten collector Collector
    Supplied with height adjustable brackets to fit on the front of the hydraulic powered brush.
    80 cm only 80 cm only 90cm 50 litre capacity 100cm 60 litre capacity or 125cm 80 litre capacity
    Kersten filtration box Filtration Box.
    Supplied with height adjustable brackets to fit on the front of the hydraulic powered brush
    80 cm only
    Fitted with 10mm filter
    80 cm only
    Fitted with 10mm filter
    90cm only
    Fitted with 10mm filter
    100cm only
    Fitted with 10mm filter
    Kersten Unibrush 250 Attachment Unibrush 250 Attachment
    Folds up to 90cm transport width, fine height adjustment weight/ball as tray storage stand Kersten quick attach system.
    250cm folding brush 250cm folding brush 250cm folding brush 250cm folding brush
    KRPB pitchline KRPB pitchline
    Hydraulically driven 100cm reciprocating brush for K1500 and K 2100. Alternating sideways motion regenerates the surface and will speed up replenishing infill.
    N/A N/A 100cm 100cm
    Kersten Trailing Sulky Seat Trailing Sulky Seat
    Adjustable seat and driving position
    QuickAttach
    Max Speed 4kph
    QuickAttach
    Max Speed 4kph
    QuickAttach
    Max Speed 4kph
    QuickAttach
    Max Speed 7kph
    Kersten Sand spreader Sand spreader.
    For evenly spreading fresh sand into the artificial grass surface.
    70 litre capacity
    Spreading width 0.5 to 4 metres
    70 litre capacity
    Spreading width 0.5 to 4 metres
    70 litre capacity
    Spreading width 0.5 to 4 metres
    70 litre capacity
    Spreading width 0.5 to 4 metres
    0820 600 85cm Snow Plough Quick attachment system, including weight. May require wheel weights 2000 450 100cm Snow Plough Quick attachment system, including weight. May require wheel weights       100cm or 125cm width


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