A university head groundsman who has responsibility for keeping a 5ha mixed sports grounds in tip top condition has upgraded to a Bowcom GMX machine for line marking.
The machine will help Trevor Munns, head groundsman at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, with upkeep, a job he does mostly by himself.
There are two football and rugby pitches and eight grass tennis courts in regular use by students and a local football club.
Munns said the line marker was comfortable and easy to use.
He added: "Keeping it clean is very easy. All you have to do is run a little water through it after use, that’s all. It couldn’t be easier, and it’s put away, with no paint in the pipework.
"I like the fact that you can readily switch the battery off so that there’s no loss of charge when not actually marking. The simplicity of width adjustment means that for the football and rugby pitches I can ensure lines are highly visible even when the elements are against you.
"The paint quality means I certainly don’t have to re-mark pitches as often as I used to."
The GMX incorporates flexible spray options including fully adjustable line width, central or off-set spraying, protected, quick release spray head assembly, optional twin jet nozzle and optional side marking arm.