PDS operations manager Toby Grace said the company had seen a move towards the use of synthetic surfaces among bigger clients, such as large sports clubs and schools.
"To be able to provide a service for this kind of maintenance we decided we had to invest in a range of synthetic machinery," he said.
Curtis Allen at Charterhouse walked the company through the options, and they went on to purchase a Verti-Top Vac and an X-Treme Clean to complement the fleet’s existing Rink 1210 top dresser.
Grace said: "The X-Treme Clean is purposely designed for deep clean and decompaction work. As PDS only purchased in late spring/early summer 2014 they have had minimum use, but it has seen service to clean sand-filled pitches.
"The Verti-Top has been used primarily for cleaning 3G pitches in addition to being put over a sand/rubber crumb surface after the X-Treme Clean has had a pass.
"The multi-use Rink 1210 has seen its use double with PDS using it for cricket renovation work for topdressing with sand as well as distributing rubber crumb on synthetic surfaces."
Other Redexim machines used regularly include the Verti-Drain 7626 which was purchased to replace ageing aerators, Grace added.
"We chose it because it was the largest Verti-Drain available and has turned out to be the most frequently used piece of kit – it’s a real labour saver as it gets through some serious work in a day."