For many years Manyland beaches Parks & Recreation services have been utilizing push mowers as their primary method of mowing the lawns around the beaches and recreational areas. This has proved to be a long and tedious process that involves many man hours. The move to the more efficient ZTR mowers are a “godsend” say the ground staff who have longed for a better way to manage the lawns.
The budget contraints put on the Parks & Recreation services have not given them the room to invest in the technology better suited to covering such large areas. After a recent change in the local council and Mayor of Maryland, a new investment has been placed into the upkeep of the area. This involves also an upgrade of the barbeque facilities and camping grounds.
The zero turn mowers will allow the ground staff to cover the lawn areas in nearly half to a quarter of the time they spent with the push mowers. It was also decided that with the many barbeques and bins in and around the grassed areas, that it would be easy to navigate the lawn with the zero turn radius as opposed to the standard ride on mower.
The staff have expressed their relief as they have been campaigning for the change for nearly 4 years. The mowers are also equipped with shade roofs and drink holders, which will reduce break times needed for mowing in the hot Maryland summers.
The new barbeques are a welcome change for the local residence too who have tired of bringing their own cooking facilities down to the beaches. They will no longer need to drag anything along now as the state of the art barbeques are push ignited and recharge based off solar power.
The council made mention of further upgrades appearing in the near future which include better toilet and shower spots for campers. The camping grounds always prove to be a major drawcard in the long hot summers and an increase in showers and toilets would greatly reduce queues of morning campers.