Lawrence, KS - Life got a little easier recently for the grounds crew at the University of Kansas. By purchasing inflatable tarp rollers for their soccer facility, the school turned a demanding manual job into one with significant savings of both time and labor.
In 2015, the university bought 94,000 square feet of Evergreen® turf blanket. The turf blankets provide winter turf protection, encourage earlier spring green-ups, and can also be used year-round for quick repairs. Staff were installing, removing, and storing the four sections of blanket manually until this year when a shipment of TarpMate® Air Tarp Rollers arrived at the campus.
The four 100-foot tarp rollers are surprisingly lightweight and easy to handle. Once inflated, the air tarp roller is placed at one end of the field and rolled along the length of the blanket. Then the inflatable tarp roller can be deflated with the turf blanket still attached, folded, and placed in storage until the next time it’s needed.
Inflatable field tarp rollers allow facilities to get more use out of their turf blankets year-round. Made of heavy-gauge vinyl and easily inflated with a backpack leaf blower, TarpMate® inflatable field tarp rollers are becoming the roller of choice for sports facilities everywhere.
Posted September 18, 2018