KORO® FTM®

Heavy-duty fraise mower for surface restoration of sports pitches

KORO® FTM® 2018-04-13T10:45:02+00:00

Project Description

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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
1.20m
Overall / transport width
1.88m
Working depth
0-50mm deep ( depending on rotor )
No. of Universe® blades
(10mm) 121 on every holder
No. of Universe® Finesse blades
(5mm) 121 on every holder *
(5mm) 121 on every holder *
No. of Terraplane® blades
36
Weight
765kgs (fitted with Universe Rotor)
Power requirement
35 – 50hp. Creep speed or hydrostatic drive required.
Tractor requirement
540 pto. 30ltr/min hyd. flow. 2 x double acting spool
Operating speed (approx)
0 – 2.4mph (0-4kph) for Universe® rotor
0 – 3.7mph (0-6kph) with Universe® Finesse blades
0 – 1.2mph (0-2kph) with Terraplane® rotor
Options
Mid mounted roller (42kg)
* different configurations are available
Working width
1.60m
Overall / transport width
2.88m
Working depth
0-50mm deep ( depending on rotor )
No. of Universe® blades
(10mm) 161 on every holder
No. of Universe® Finesse blades
(5mm) 161 on every holder *
(3mm) 161 on every holder *
No. of Terraplane® blades
48
Weight
880kgs (fitted with Universe Rotor)
Power requirement
45 – 65hp. Creep speed or hydrostatic drive required
Tractor requirement
540 pto. 30ltr/min hyd. flow. 2 x double acting spool
Operating speed (approx)
0 – 2.4mph (0-4kph) for Universe® rotor
0 – 3.7mph (0-6kph) with Universe® Finesse blades
0 – 1.2mph (0-2kph) with Terraplane® rotor
Options
Mid mounted roller
* different configurations are available
Working width
2.00m
Overall / transport width
2.55m
Working depth
0-50mm deep ( depending on rotor )
No. of Universe® blades
(10mm) 202 on every holder
No. of Universe® Finesse blades
(3mm or 5mm) 202 on every holder (101 in half-set)
No. of Terraplane® blades
60
No. of digging blades
64 (32 x LH, 32 x RH)
No. of scarifying blades
112 (1.5mm thick or 3mm thick)
Scarifying blade spacing
34mm (3mm blades)
Weight
1,695kgs depending on rotor fitted.
Power requirement
70 – 90hp. Creep speed or hydrostatic drive required
Tractor requirement
540 pto. 30ltr/min hyd. flow. 2 x double acting spool
Operating speed (approx)
0 – 2.4mph (0-4kph) for Universe® rotor
0 – 3.7mph (0-6kph) with scarifying blades
0 – 1.2mph (0-2kph) with Terraplane® or Digging rotor
Options
Mid mounted roller (54kg)
* different configurations are available
Working width
2.50m
Overall / transport width
3.00m
Working depth
0-50mm deep ( depending on rotor )
No. of Universe® blades
(10mm) 252 on every holder
No. of Universe® Finesse blades
(3mm or 5mm) 252 on every holder (126 in half-set)
No. of Terraplane® blades
75
No. of digging blades
80 (40 x LH, 40 x RH)
No. of scarifying blades
148 (1.5mm thick or 3mm thick)
Scarifying blade spacing
34mm (3mm blades)
Weight
1,955kgs depending on rotor fitted.
Power requirement
95 – 120hp. Creep speed or hydrostatic drive required
Tractor requirement
540 pto. 30ltr/min hyd. flow. 2 x double acting spool
Operating speed (approx)
0 – 2.4mph (0-4kph) for Universe® rotor
0 – 1.2mph (0-2kph) with Terraplane® or Digging rotor
0 – 3.7mph (0-6kph) with scarifying blades
* 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.

Read the article


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.

Read the article

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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