The new addition to the range makes use of a rotating comb attachment, specially designed for use on synthetic sports pitches, such as 3G Football pitches and sand-based Astros (MUGA pitches and similar).
The stiff plastic teeth on the brush agitate the pile, such as the rubber crumb in 3G Pitches, or the sand in dressed Astro Turf, bringing the pitch back to its best. Areas in the pitches of heavy use and wear can be quickly rejuvenated after each game. It can also be used on non-dressed Astros, as well as Water Based Astros for cleaning of algae and moss.
By using the Astro Turf Power Brush the pitches can be kept looking smarter between events - a very cost-effective solution.
The power unit for the brush is the Westermann WR870 with Honda GXV160 engine. Originally used for farm cleaning and moss removal, this new application suits the unit perfectly. The machine is manufactured in Germany to a commercial grade. The jockey wheel can be raised and lowered (seen pictured), allowing the height of the brush to be altered according to the pitch requirements.
Machine with Astro Turf Power Brush £1830 + VAT
Brush attachment only £425 + VAT
This new brush will be on display at Saltex and Futurescape exhibitions this November.
The new model is interchangeable with all the available WR870 brush options.
For sports pitch maintenance the WR870 Double Poly Brush (RRP £150 + VAT) is an extra brush option that will clear leaves, litter, and debris from the surface. The machine can then be converted back into a moss brush by affixing the WR870 Wire Brush (RRP £145 + VAT).
Simon Anthony, Director of UK importers SPA Power Machinery said “It is an exciting move for us to start providing a machine specially designed for a new industry, and we hope we can add some value the sports pitch maintenance market.”
Thank you to Doncaster Football Club for being our test site for the new brush.
You can find out more and see videos on the Westermann WR870 Astro Turf Power Brush at www.spapowermachinery.com/products/westermann-honda-astro-sports-pitch-brush
Contact SPA for your nearest dealer on 0114 269 9119 or Info@spapowermachinery.com