#STMA2020 – Installing baseball fields with the ABI Force
Hey, everyone. Matt Metzger here with ABI Sports Turf, home of the ABI Force, I am joined today by Camon from DuraEdge. Cam, I really appreciate you hanging out with us. Cam has been working with DuraEdge for a number of years, has been installing fields for how long now?
Fifteen eesh. All right. So one of Cam’s go-to tools when he’s installing and renovating fields is the ABI force. Why is that?
The precision that the ABI force offers is a real game changer for us when we’re out on the ballfield, and be able to take a machine like this laser grade, nailboard, and then put a game finish on the field that is has been very good for our business.
So I know the Force has not existed as long as you’ve been installing fields. What were you using before the Force?
I was using a piece of equipment that was similar in blade width and size, but ultimately just didn’t have that fine tuned precision that we get out of the ABI Force.
Now, I’m sure it’s not just you out there, but you’ve got crews that you’re working with. Talk to us about how you train your crews to use the ABI Force. Usability. Can everybody use it? Is it as select few? How does that work?
We’ve had a lot of guys from very experienced operators to first time on a piece of equipment and to be able to get them all in there and set them up and show them the ins and outs, has been very easy for us. The machine goes as fast or slow as you need it and it and it does exactly what you want once you get the laser set up and things are ready to. So we’ve had great, great success with educating people and have done a lot of training with guys that are using them. And that’s and that’s been very well done.
So a lot of people have come through STMA today we’re still here, STMA 2020, a lot of people that have come through the booth, are doing what you’re doing. They’re looking at that Force going, “Man, is this the right tool for me?” What would you tell them if they are looking to renovate fields install sports turf fields, what would you tell them to say hey, this is something to consider?
I would definitely say that as a multi use piece of equipment, this machine is definitely the one I would go with. From construction to day to day maintenance, it has been a real good addition to our fleet of equipment.
Cam, I appreciate your time, sir.