Sprayer markers 4:1

Many groundsmen favour pressurised sprayer markers because they can make white lines on muddy or bare ground.

This trial looks at Fleet Pitchmarker C, Supaturf's Topline Supastadia and Duramark Supreme, all at a dilution of 4:1 and, like the transfer marker test, as single and double applications. All applications were made using the Fleet Kombi marking machine.
Supplied in 12.5-litre and 15-litre drums with cardboard jackets, Fleet's Pitchmarker is easy to handle. Our tester finds this product, which can be diluted from 2:1 to 8:1, mixes well. At 4:1, Pitchmarker C produces very clear, bright and enduring white lines that consistently scored second place.
Topline Supastadia is available in 12.5-litre containers. Again easy to mix, it produced marginally duller lines. Recommended dilution rate is between 4:1 and 8:1. It took third place throughout the trial. Supaturf's representative suggests the large vat-mixing process may have given some variation in product.
Duramark Supreme was found to be a thick compound to pour and mix.
On close inspection, it was found to have left a slightly lumpy line, but it was award first place throughout the trial in terms of clarity and brightness.
It is noted that the normal dilution rate for Supreme is 5:1 - a little more dilute than the rate we applied.
In conclusion, Duramark Supreme rated highest, followed by Fleet Pitchmarker C and then Topline Supastadia, though all are perfectly acceptable.

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