MAN CITY CLUB IMPROVE IRRIGATION
With 16 Toro R Series conversions assemblies
Etihad Stadium, the home grounds of EPL’s football club Manchester City, not long ago upgraded their irrigation structure with the installment of 16 Toro R Series conversion assemblies.
Fitted with new synthetic turf it covers around the perimeter of the field, the stadium has cost-effectively enhanced its existing sprinklers by replacing only the sprinkler internals, along with a couple of the nozzles to guarantee no water misuse. It was all done when at the same time keeping the existing body together with piping system untouched.
Etihad Stadium lead groundsman Lee Jackson clearly explained the reasons behind the upgrade, saying “There were no problems with the previous sprinklers we used, however, in July 2014 after viewing a trial of the latest Toro conversions kits, I was impressed with the idea that there is no stopping point at the brink of each arc. This maximizes water getting onto the pitch itself rather than ‘puddling’ on the perimeter.”
Lee carried on, “On a windswept day, the flexible trajectories are going to prove helpful in seeing to it that that there is less drift from the spray.
“The sprinklers are also on a faster movement themselves, meaning speedy watering of an entire arc when the duration is restricted.”
This current expenditure in Toro follows promptly after the club’s newly opened City Football Academy (CFA) bore delivery of a 13-strong Toro fleet, consisting of mowers, aerators, sprayers as well as utility vehicles.