Well-kept turf is a cornerstone to becoming a world-class golf course. Damaged turf can result in loss to a course’s reputation and ultimately its bottom line. The maintenance equipment required to groom a course to perfection deserves high-quality products that won’t compromise the turf or a course’s budget.
Question: How can golf course maintenance teams avoid the risk of injuring and possibly burning turf while maintaining it?
Solution: When standard petroleum-based hydraulic fluid leaks or spills onto turf, it burns individual blades of grass on impact, soaks into soil and root systems and causes lasting problems because it doesn’t break down. While any hot liquid, even filter water, will initially wilt grass upon impact, petroleum-based hydraulic fluid lingers in the soil – killing turf, inhibiting new growth and posing dangers to other plants and animals.
Leaks and spills from equipment are inevitable during the turf maintenance process. Depending on the severity and size of the incident, a hydraulic leak can leave either minimal spot damage, or cause widespread destruction that could cost several thousand dollars to repair. Using nonhazardous ENVIROLOGIC® fluids in maintenance equipment offers benefits including:
- Environmental protection: Once a spill is flushed with water, ENVIROLOGIC® products safely break down in the soil and are gone after a few days of environmental exposure. This process allows grass and turf to re-grow without the hassle of replacing and reseeding areas tainted with oil contamination
- Reduced financial risk: ENVIROLOGIC’s® non-toxic technology reduces the risk a course owner will need to pay large repair costs associated with repeated turf damage or potential environmental fines
In addition to safer and smarter turf protection, ENVIROLOGIC® also offers better performance in hydraulic equipment when compared to standard hydraulic fluids. With improved oxidative stability, ENVIROLOGIC® is gentler on equipment than petroleum-based products, thus increasing the life of parts and components and decreasing overall maintenance costs.