Scotland members discuss groundbreaking ideas

Scotland members discuss groundbreaking ideas

BIGGA Scotland Members attended a knowledge-sharing session and product demonstrations hosted by the MTS Group at Westerwood Cumbernauld Scotland recently.

The day provided the members with the opportunity to learn about the Bobcat specialist plant machinery and how the equipment can lend itself to golf course management, providing alternative methods to increase quality and reduce job time whilst managing cost and expenditure.

Stuart Cameron, head greenkeeper at Airdrie, said: “The day was great and it was really good to have the opportunity to see the machinery actually working. It gave me a much better idea of how the equipment could benefit us at Airdrie golf club, as opposed to just seeing it in a brochure or in a video.”

All appreciated the versatility of the compact Bobcat loaders along with the ease of which the wide variety of interchangeable attachments could be utilised. The strength of the Forestry Mulcher and Stump Grinder made short work of the tasks in hand. The Tree Transplanter demonstrated the ease and speed now available through utilising machinery. Other plant machinery displayed included a number of excavator’s ideal for course maintenance, both Bobcat and AFT Turf Trenchers and the Bobcat Wood Chipper.

In addition, the attendees had the opportunity to explore the advantages of the new Club Car’s Carryall utility vehicle range, in particular the diesel 4wd Carryall 1500, which was of particular interest thanks to its more rugged capability’s making it better suited to the turf industry.

MTS Group, an approved Club Car and Bobcat Dealer who have been operating in the plant and machinery industry for over 25 years offers all the equipment demonstrated on the day for both hire and or to purchase. The group provides specialist ground care advice, product demonstrations and are a registered training provider. Working from four key locations in Cumbernauld – Scotland, Newcastle - North East, Wakefield – West Yorkshire and Leigh – Lancashire, they currently serve over 160 UK Golf Clubs with many of Scotland’s leading clubs as part of that portfolio.

MTS Group would like to thank BIGGA for their help in promoting the event, along with thanks to the Westerwood Hotel for their support in making the day possible and a huge thank you to the BIGGA members who attended on the day, BIGGA CPD credits were available to members who attended.