Aim

Regular maintenance helps keep equipment working at its best and most efficiently.

What’s involved

Cylinder mowers need grinding each year and a new bottom blade fitted. Engines need oil and filter changes, and rollers need maintenance to prevent leaks on the pitches.

Timing of use

All year but mainly out of season.

Effects of incorrect procedure

Not having equipment in working order or ready when needed slows the preparation of the cricket ground.

Equipment needed

Follow manufacturer’s guidelines and review warranties.

Practical Tips

Fit a tray under old rollers to collect any oil leaks.