I started the week off in Brussels, Belgium where I met up with Dave Stonier and Ben Taylor for the last part of the European Pitch Renovation Tour. In Brussels, we were working at Anderlecht Football Clubs training ground home of the Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht.
We did most of the pitch in one day using the Koro, Speedresser, Recycling Dresser, and Vredo Seeder. We left 3 runs of the Koro Fieldtop maker for the next day, where we had people coming to see the machines in use.
There was a good turnout for the demo day in Brussels, which made me a little nervous having so many people watching. Aside from the weather raining off and on, it turned out to be a good day and we packed up soon after the demo day and headed to Utrecht in the Netherlands.
In Utrecht, we were working at FC Utrecht’s training complex. After getting everything off the truck and hooked up to the tractors we began the pitch renovation. We did the same type of routine as we did in Belgium, but this time the grounds man wanted us to take more grass out and go deeper with the universe rotor.
When it came to the demo day in Utrecht, we had over 70 people show up to watch us finish the pitch renovation, along with showing them other machines like the Air2G2, Shockwave, and the 1.2 meter Koro.
After the day was over me and Dave loaded the truck back up and headed to Rotterdam where we got on a ferry back to England. The Ferry had a bar, movie theater, and even stores inside it.
It was an exciting and quick trip, but I also got to meet a lot of people along the way and learn more about how to make football pitches better.