As Adam Garr said in his video in my last post, "Fast greens don't just happen". It takes a lot of work and dedication on a lot of fronts to keep the greens performing properly. In addition to the verticutting and topdressing that we do to the greens on a regular basis, Steve Bloom, our trusty equipment mechanic, has to keep the reels cutting at an extremely high level in order for us to maintain the greens at the proper height. Our new Jacobsen Eclipse 322 with their 15 blade cutting reels provide a superior cut and with daily backlapping and adjusting, our mowers are always ready to go.
Here Steve is grinding one of the greensmower reels on our bench grinder. The process takes off just a little bit of the reel with each pass of the grinding stone leaving the reel sharp and true across the entire surface of all 15 blades.
Video of How a Reel Cuts Grass
Great Work Steve and Willie!!!