Turf Maintenance Facility Design and Management A Guide to Shop Organization, Equipment, and Preventive Maintenance for Golf and Sports Facilities

ISBN-10: 0470081058
ISBN-13: 9780470081051
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $90.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

This book is an essential resource covering all aspects of setting up, and efficiently operating, a turf maintenance facility. It discusses the role of the turf equipment manager, the most effective shop equipment, management techniques for safe and efficient shop operation, and specialized diagnostics for turf equipment. This information will be supported by photos and drawings illustrating shop layouts, workflow and organization charts, and preventative maintenance forms.

Introduction
The Role of the Turf Equipment Manager
History
The Management Team
The Turf Equipment Manager as the Team Psychologist
Future Roles
Sports Turf Facilities
Maintenance Facility and Shop Design
Site Selection
Sample Layouts
Design, Construction, and Selling Your Design to Management
Remodeling Older Facilities
Meeting Regulations and Zoning
How to Allow for Expansion
Functional Interior Space
The Zonal Concept
Equipment Storage Area
Office Space
Lounge and Break Rooms
Parking
Landscaping
How the Maintenance Facility Sets the Example
Preventive Maintenance
What Is PM?
Setting Up a PM System
The Effects of No PM
Well-Trained Operators as a Resource
The Technician's Role in PM
Software
Trims
Sample Documents
Reel Technology
Reel Mower Precision vs. Rotary Mower Simplicity
Grinding Methods
Back Lapping
Grinding Equipment
Reels
Rotaries
Adjusting for Height of Cut
Tire Pressure
Rotary Blades/Wear/Sharpening
Selecting Tools and Equipment for the Shop
The Right Equipment for Your Shop
Must-Have Tools
Special Tools
Problems and Suggestions
A Simple Diagnostic Technique
Inventory Control and Logistics
Ethics
Requesting Money for Equipment
Effective Communication
Preventive Maintenance and Time Management
Respect and the Technician
Training Equipment Operators
Where to Find Good Operators
Training Equipment Operators
Filling the Turf Equipment Manager Position
Lack of Career Awareness
High Schools as a Resource
Postsecondary Programs
Succession Planning
Safety Regulations and Regulatory Agencies
Clean and Organized Is Safer and More Efficient
Assistance from Regulatory Agencies and Your Insurance Carrier
Handling Fuels and Oils
Chemical Handling
Recycling and Detoxification
Hazardous Materials Record Keeping
Accident Prevention
Accident Reports and Reporting
First Aid and First Responders
Conclusions
Appendix
About the Authors
John R. Piersol
Harry V. Smith

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