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Old 05-30-2012, 02:58 PM #1
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Maintaining a Turf Speedball Field

Just looking for some advice and pointers, possibly things we might not know. We recently got a turf field at my work for speedball. I know it needs to be cleaned off from paint at the end of the day, just wondering the best way to go about doing this. Also do most fields do it every day or just at the end of the weekend? Currently we just have refs use snow shovels to push the paint off and then scoop it into garbage cans. However this seems pretty time consuming.

I was wondering if its worth it to invest in a lawn vac. Probably not a heavy duty drag behind one but a small push vac like a mower might do the trick. Even cheaper I saw lawn sweepers which are just powered by someone walking behind it (similar to a spreader) and I guess that spins a brush with rakes debris up into a bag. But I'm wondering if that is strong enough to pick up paint as it seems like its more meant for picking up leafs.

Any help, or advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:10 PM #2
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I have seen the NPPL use some PVC pipe made into a "T" shape to push all the paint off the field. It was about 4 foot of pipe on each side of the T and about a 5 foot handle (Looked to me like it was ~4" PVC) they had 3-4 of them on the field and with an 8 foot total wingspan they were able to clear all the paint off the field in a hurry and since it was all round and had caps on the ends there was nothing to damage the turf. I am sure many others out there do something similair but thats where I saw it. You could even drill some holes in the T fitting to put a round carrage bolt into it so you can take it apart for easier storage.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:34 AM #3
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The lawn vacs will not work for picking up paint. Or at least the type that I have will not work. They have a set of blades that makes it suck. The blades will just chop up the unbroken paint and create a huge mess. I use my lawn vacs after the entire field has been raked to pick up the broken shells that were not picked up the first time.

When we clean my field we just rake it into piles then scoop it up with snow shovels. It takes forever but it has to be done. I tried to mimic GatSplats Gobbler for picking up paint and failed.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:31 AM #4
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Why not one of these?
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:49 PM #5
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I doubt one of those would pick up paintballs. Probably just break the shells and get super messy.

Use the PVC pipe method to push stuff into piles then just shovel it into the trash/wheel barrows/whatever.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:48 PM #6
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I doubt one of those would pick up paintballs. Probably just break the shells and get super messy.

Use the PVC pipe method to push stuff into piles then just shovel it into the trash/wheel barrows/whatever.
Are you serious? They're made for picking up paintballs.

I've seen them at multiple fields and they work great.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:11 AM #7
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try the pvc at least build one try using ythe leaf blower and i thinlk you will like the pvc versus the blower dont use a lawn vac
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Unfortunately there's no proven "easy" way to pick up the paint. Most fields use large brooms, shovels, the PVC pipe style "squeegies" and blowers and/or combinations of these. In the end, this is going to be a labor intensive process.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:30 PM #9
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:17 PM #10
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Are you serious? They're made for picking up paintballs.

I've seen them at multiple fields and they work great.
Id say try one of these. Never seen them before but if they have a paintball/reball option then i'm sure the company has done some homework on picking up paint!
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