KORO® FTM®

Heavy-duty fraise mower for surface restoration of sports pitches

KORO® FTM® 2017-12-18T17:10:03+00:00

Project Description

KORO® by IMANTS

FTM®

Heavy-duty fraise mower for surface restoration of sports pitches. The KORO® FIELDTOPMAKER® (FTM) 2500 is a heavy-duty fraise mower, for removing unwanted surface matter such as poa annua, thatch, weeds or the entire surface to a depth of 50mm. A side arm conveyor removes debris directly into a trailer, leaving a level even surface. The FTM 2500 is designed for maximum efficiency for sports turf applications like football & rugby pitches, turf farms, etc. An easily fitted scarifying rotor allows the FTM 2500 to be used as a heavy-duty scarifier with optional mid-mounted roller for undulating ground.

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KORO® Story
If you would like to find out more about Campey Turf Care and KORO®, please read the Koro Story READ THE KORO® STORY

Koro® FTM® for cricket renovations
The introduction of the new rotors came about from research we carried out and learning from sports turf groundsmen that they wished to enhance the quality of their sports turf and playing surfaces. CRICKET RENOVATIONS ARTICLE

Please take a minute to read more about how “Koro-ing” has transformed turf renovation. KORO® FTM®  Perfecting Play

Working width / Overall width
1.20m wide / 1.60m wide
Working depth
0 – 50mm deep
No.of digging blades
40 (20 x LH, 20 x RH)
No of scarifying blades
70 (1.5mm or 3.0mm thick)
Scarifying blade spacing
34mm
Number of Terraplane® blades
36
Number of Universe® blades
(10mm) 120 on every holder
Number of Universe® blades
(5mm) 120 on every holder *
Finesse blades
(3mm) 120 on every holder *
Weight
1065kgs (depending on rotor fitted)
Power requirement
35 – 50hp. Creep speed or hydrostatic drive required.
Tractor requirements
540 pto. 30ltr/min hydraulic flow. 2 x double acting spool
Operating speed
0 – 1.2mph (0-2kph) with digging rotor and Terraplane® rotor
0 – 2.4mph (0-4kph) with Universe® rotor
0 – 3.7mph (0-6kph) with scarifying rotor
Optional accessories
Mid-mounted roller
* different configurations are available
Working width / Depth
1.50m wide / 1.90m wide
Working depth
0 – 50mm deep
No.of digging blades
52 (26 x LH, 20 x RH)
No of scarifying blades
88 (1.5mm or 3.0mm thick)
Scarifying blade spacing
34mm
Number of Terraplane® blades
45
Number of Universe® blades
(10mm) 150 on every holder
Number of Universe® blades
(5mm) 150 on every holder *
Finesse blades
(3mm) 150 on every holder *
Weight
1150kgs (depending on rotor fitted)
Power requirement
45 – 65hp. Creep speed or hydrostatic drive required
Tractor requirements
540 pto. 30ltr/min hydraulic flow. 2 x double acting spool
Operating speed
0 – 1.2mph (0-2kph) with digging rotor and Terraplane® rotor
0 – 2.4mph (0 – 4kph) for Universe® rotor
0 – 3.7mph (0-6kph) with scarifying rotor
Optional accessories
Mid-mounted roller
Working width / Depth
2.00m wide / 2.55m wide
Working depth
0 – 50mm deep
No.of digging blades
64 (32 x LH, 20 x RH)
No of scarifying blades
112
Scarifying blade spacing
3mm blades (at 34mm spacing)
Number of Terraplane® blades
60
Number of Universe® blades
(10mm) 200 on every holder
Number of Universe® blades
(5mm) 200 on every holder *
Finesse blades
(3mm) 200 on every holder *
Weight
1,695kg (depending on rotor fitted)
Power requirement
70 – 100hp creep gear required
Tractor requirements
540 pto. 30ltr/min hydraulic flow. 2 x double acting spool
Operating speed
0 – 1.2mph (0-2kph) with digging rotor and Terraplane® rotor
0 – 2.4mph (0 – 4kph) for Universe® rotor
0 – 3.7mph (0-6kph) with scarifying rotor
Optional accessories
Mid-mounted roller
Working width / Overall width
2.50m wide / 3.00m wide
Working depth
0 – 50mm deep
No.of digging blades
80 (40 x LH, 40 x RH)
No of scarifying blades
148
Scarifying blade spacing
3mm blades (at 34mm spacing)
Number of Terraplane® blades
75
Number of Universe® blades
(10mm) 200 on every holder
Number of Universe® blades
(5mm) 250 on every holder *
Finesse blades
(3mm) 250 on every holder *
Weight
1,995kg (depending on rotor fitted)
Power requirement
95 – 120hp Creep gear, hydrostatic drive required
Tractor requirements
540 pto. 40ltr/min hydraulic flow. 2 x double acting spool
Operating speed
0 – 1.2mph (0-2kph) with digging rotor and Terraplane® rotor
0 – 2.4mph (0 – 4kph) for Universe® rotor
0 – 3.7mph (0-6kph) with scarifying rotor
Optional accessories
Mid-mounted roller (required on undulating ground)
* different configurations are available

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Watch how it works

Get a real sense of this machines capabilities in the environment it was built for, please take a moment to watch it in action. There are many more videos available of all our exclusive products on the Campey YouTube channel.

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Koro® FIELDTOPMAKER® – Highest specification heavy-duty fraise mower available for your sports surface, please take a moment to watch it in action. There are many more videos available of all our exclusive products on the Campey YouTube channel. There are many more videos available of all our exclusive products on the Campey YouTube channel.

Campey On YouTube

Fraze Mowing Results

As a follow up to the example shown in the previous regional update from the West Region, this video shows the results of fraze mowing a bermudagrass fairway. Two years ago the superintendent used a big roll sod cutter to remove a fine-textured soil layer that had developed above coarse-textured, sand-capped fairways. Sand-based sod was installed and allowed to mature without overseeding the first winter. The following summer, fraze mowing was used to remove a heavy thatch layer from the new sod. The fairway was closed for four weeks each summer to recover from the aggressive fraze mowing – but the results have been impressive. Watch the video to see for yourself.

KORO® FTM® – Testimonials

“Currently, we are utilizing the FTM® for a turf conversion project, changing from Bermuda to Seashore Paspalum. After eradicating the existing turf with several pesticide applications, we were able to strip 30 acres (front 9 wall to wall) with the machine in 3 weeks, which we were very impressed by.

Tim Mack, Course Superintendent, Provo Golf Club

“The versatility of the machine matches the versatility of our pitches. It’s a key piece of equipment for us during the renovation period and the Universal Rotor has a lot of applications that mean we can work on the natural, fibresand and Desso pitches.

Paul Jones, Head Groundsman, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Enfield Training Ground

KORO® FTM® getting things ready for Manchester City FC v’s Chelsea FC in the USA

A behind-the-scenes look at how the Cardinals grounds crew is converting Busch Stadium into a soccer field using the Koro Field TopMaker ready for Manchester City FC v’s Chelsea FC.

More News

KORO® FTM® and Campey

Campey Turf Care Systems have been at the fore in developing the Koro by Imants Field TopMaker into a system that can be used on a wide range of surfaces for a number of different renovation practices. “Koro-ing” is now an established renovation practice worldwide!

Please take a minute to read more about how “Koro-ing” has transformed turf renovation. Download the Koro Field TopMaker Story here.

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Article with kind permission from Jerad Minnick, of Natural Grass Advisory Group and Jock Eddington of Sports Turf Services

 

Universe® Fraze Mowing and AAA baseball stadiums

Both AAA baseball stadiums in sunny Nevada, utilized the practice in mid- September. A collaborative effort between Sports Turf Services and Natural Grass Advisory Group® carried out the work and has provided agronomic support to the hardworking field management teams from the early stages of fraze mow preparation ongoing through full grow-in.

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Our Industry Partners

We are proud to play a key role within the turf care industry and of our industry partnerships

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