As the course sits dormant, we stay busy in the shop. We have started our yearly service to all the vehicles. We have been researching clutches for our EZGO's. Most of our utility carts are over 14 years old and they have been slowing down over time. Two clutches are needed for each cart and the total for both are close to $700.00. We we have 6 carts that need new clutches. We will repair the worst ones first and over time we will replace the remaining ones.
We continue to repair the "new" equipment that we received from our sister course that closed down. Much of their equipment was in disarray. The equipment that we will be using a lot this up coming year is on the top of the priority list. This includes: Toro Workman, 3500 Sidewinder, 1250 Toro sprayer and the F-250 pick up with the snow plow.
I have started to fabricate our new mixing station for our fertilizer applications. I was able to find two 250 gallon totes from one of our sister courses in Parker and I found a used Jacuzzi pump/motor in the scrap yard. I can now fill my sprayer with a 150 water in less that 2 minutes! I will be going out to purchase a new 1hp motor that I will fabricate to a propeller that will agitate the product in the tank. I prefer to melt down my greenhouse grade fertilizer for my Nitrogen and Potassium input. I have been using 5 gallon buckets for the past few years and my back is getting a little tired of lifting them. This process will be easier and faster for all my fertilizer applications. In the video, I have the transfer pump working. The agitation motor has not been installed yet.