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Tips on Buying Used Golf Course Equipment

February 5, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This article was written by Global Turf Equipment

Maintaining a golf course is expensive, and much of that has to do with the equipment. From blowers and vacuums to fairway mowers, greens rollers, and spreaders, keeping a golf course neat and tidy requires over a dozen machines.  To save money, many superintendents purchase used golf course equipment. In fact, you can save up to 50 percent on golf course maintenance equipment simply by purchasing used machines.

But how do you know that you’re buying good equipment? How do you know the used sand pro won’t break down on you the next day? The fact is that purchasing used equipment is easier said than done. If you buy used equipment from the wrong retailer, you can end up with low-quality equipment or a machine with worn-out parts. If you’re in the market for used golf course equipment, it’s important to do your research before making a purchase. Here are a few tips on how to get your money’s worth when buying used golf course equipment.

Look for Refurbished Golf Course Equipment

While on the hunt for the perfect equipment, keep an eye out for the word refurbished. Unlike used equipment, refurbished equipment has been completely restored to its original state. A typical refurbished reel master from Global Turf Equipment, for example, has been disassembled, thoroughly inspected, and then carefully rebuilt. If the technician finds worn or broken parts during the inspection, he or she will rebuild, repair, or replace the parts as needed.

In addition to the interior, a refurbished machine also gets cosmetically overhauled with new pains, new decals, and new grip tape as needed. The final result is a machine that looks and performs like new.

Say Yes to Brand Name Machines

A beautiful golf course requires high-quality equipment to keep it looking healthy and nice. For the most part, this means you will need trusted, brand name equipment. Although it might be tempting to cut costs on generic equipment, don’t. Buy brand name equipment with a reputation for offering high-quality products.

Get Affordable Shipping

Don’t forget about shipping costs. Large golf course equipment can be expensive to ship. Even if you find a great deal online, you might end up paying a fortune in shipping costs. As you shop for golf course equipment online, pay attention to shipping costs and factor it into the final amount. Stay within your budget by going with a retailer that promises affordable shipping.


Global Turf Equipment is an online retailer of used and refurbished golf course equipment. Visit the website to purchase a Jacobsen mower or other brand name golf course equipment.

Use Foam for Better Comfort

January 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

No material can compare to foam when it comes to getting comfortable. People have been slowly catching on to this idea which is why so many of us have seen commercials for memory foam mattresses and similar types of pillows and cushions.

But what makes foam so great? The main thing is that foam does a tremendous job of disbursing your weight when you lie on it. As a result, you don’t get unnecessary push back, nor do you fall through in other areas. Box spring mattresses are notorious for doing this, but if you think about it you probably have a couch or sofa with cushions that do the same thing.

Switching to foam as much as possible is a great idea, but it’s not always an option. It’s just too expensive for many of us to sleep on memory foam. Canada has many other options, fortunately. High density foam sheets are a good example. you can slide these thin sheets of foam under your comforter and on top of your mattress. While it won’t provide the same effects as an actual memory foam bed, your comfort when you sleep will be immediately improved and it will only cost you a fraction of the price.

Expect to see more and more foam products in the future thanks to how comfortable the material is. Fortunately, as this happens, products like memory foam mattresses will come down in price.


Article submitted by Canada Foam by Mail. The company excels in all things foam including mattress and cushion options as well as polystyrene insulation.

How Artificial Grass Can Change Your Life

December 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

There was probably a time when you really loved your lawn. More than likely, it was right around when you first moved in. Your lawn was a beautiful, lush green carpet that surrounded your home and you promised yourself you’d always keep it that way.

Then the years started going by and this promise became harder and harder to keep. Maybe between your family, work and social life, you didn’t feel like cutting huge chunks of time out of your week to mow, aerate or fertilize it. Perhaps you simply grew sick of constantly killing off weeds only to have more appear the next week.

One thing you probably definitely got sick of was seeing that water bill. I bet the recession really brought the sad truth of how much you’re spending every month into relief. Many of you, no doubt, have wondered what effect you’re having on the environment by constantly pumping water on your lawn.

These factors lead many people to artificial grass suppliers. The idea of synthetic turf grass appeals to them for many reasons, not the least of which is saving time, money and possibly the environment.

Whether the economy rebounds soon or not, do you really want to continue pumping money out of your house every month? Wouldn’t you rather find other ways to spend your time than by mowing, aerating, fertilizing, etc.?


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