Our video crew took a trip this past fall to once again visit the Pete Dye Course at French Lick, located in French Lick, Indiana. The maintenance of this beautiful course is headed by superintendent, Russ Apple, along with his dedicated crew. They keep a tight ship on how this course is properly maintained and our film team wanted to see how they handled their annual fall cleanup with the help of Ventrac.
Fall is a colorful time of year, but collecting those vibrant leaves isn’t always a pretty job once they hit the ground! It can be a dreaded job! Ventrac equipment helped take hours out of the backbreaking, labor-some task of leaf collection at a near-by camp this past weekend. Volunteers were on hand with two Ventrac tractors to help with the huge job of leaf clean up at Camp Luz, a Christian camp, near Orrville, Ohio. “Leaf collection for us has always been a really BIG job,” says Andrew Michaels, Program Director for Camp Luz. “In the past it has taken sometimes up to a month to get the leaves collected.”
The job was accomplished in just ONE day as two Ventracs, equipped with vacuum collection systems, buzzed around making quick work out of something that normally took weeks of hand raking and bagging. Both tractors used the vacuum collection systems to round up the leaves but also switched to the blower attachment to gather any stray debris and leaves in tight areas amongst the trees.