Field Stripping is a renovation technique used to remove existing turf from a field. Typically 1.5”-2” of existing turf is stripped and discarded from the field to prepare for tillage.
Blecavate (Reverse Tine Tilling)
The process of reverse tine tilling incorporates compost to the top 8” of soil that adds nutrients to promote the growth of sprigs or sod. The process also results in a more absorbent soil that assists in water uptake. Reverse tine tilling is used as a preparation step during field renovation.
Laser Guided Hydraulic Blading
This process uses specialized laser equipment that is accurate to 1/10 of an inch. This process is used to correct field surface grade issues and create an even playing surface. Also promotes surface draining. The equipment above can also be used for Baseball infield grading.
ITAC has the ability to work on multiple sites at the same time with its large inventory of sprigging equipment.
ITAC equipment is specially selected to minimize the disturbance of existing soil structure during installation following both field repair or renovation.
When sodding, extreme care is required to ensure proper seaming so that turf can return to normal use as quick as possible.
Fraze Mowing is the removal of unwanted surface matter (spoils) from Bermuda grass playing fields. Spoils can be removed from the site or can be re-used for sprigging in select circumstances. ITAC’s Owner, Rodney Hopkins, traveled to Holland in 2014 to learn this technique at the imants headquarters.
Recycle Top Dressing
Recycle Dressing uses a slit cutting machine to pull existing sand material from the root zone to the surface. Resulting material can be then drug in as top dressing. This technique greatly reduces and in some case eliminates the need to ordering additional top dressing material.
This process is a proven European style of linear slicing aeration that shatters the profile but leaves the surface mostly undisturbed. There is little to no cleanup required and the field is immediately playable afterwards.
ReEl and Rotary Mowing
Type of mowing an equipment used varies by client preference and field type. ITAC also is capable of providing customs show striping patterns. Additionally, ITAC’s Toro Equipment is maintained by a Toro certified mechanic on staff. Blades are sharpened using latest manufacturer techniques and all service is performed in-house.
Core Aeration, Processing, and Sweeping
ITAC maintains multiple models and depths of core aeration to fulfill the needs of specific field conditions. Following core aeration, ITAC provides both processing and sweeping services, depending on the needs of the project.
ITAC uses the above equipment to evenly distribute a material mix on top of existing turf to introduce new soil and microbes to the existing environment. Topdressing helps to smooth the field surface after aerification.
Both company and application staff maintain commercial chemical applicator licenses at the highest level available and only the latest computer equipment is used to ensure proper application rates. Each field is entered into a computer database that tracks and logs chemical and fertilizer treatment schedules. All federal, state, and local safety, PPE and environmental guidelines are met by ITAC staff.
Snow Removal on Artificial Turf
ITAC maintains a large inventory of specially-modified snow removal equipment for artificial turf snow removal. Equipment is specifically designed/modified to not damage the turf during snow removal process.
Grooming for Artificial Turf
ITAC owns and maintains specific, specialized equipment for the purpose of artificial turf maintenance.
General Equipment Maintenance
ITAC employs a maintenance staff with top certifications from Kohler, Toro, the Equipment and Engine Training Council, and the Outdoor Power Equipment and Engine Service Association. In addition to servicing all of ITAC's equipment, ITAC is able to provide general maintenance services to customers.
blade sharpening for Reel and Rotary Blades
ITAC owns and operates precision sharpeners to keep reel and rotary blades in top condition. ITAC is able to ensure that every cut is a perfect cut and with manufacturer-approved maintenance, extend the life of your blades while maintaining peak sharpness.