Tool Cart

The mobile tool cart is made from four 8-foot long wood, 2 inches by 4 inches ($40), two 24-inch by 34-inch pieces of plywood for the upper and lower flooring ($15), four caster wheels ($60), miscellaneous tool brackets, and a peg board with tool hangers ($25). Doug Meir, equipment manager, at the Bonita National Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs, Fla., built this handy mobile tool cart that easily holds everything he and his assistant mechanic need for routine equipment servicing and repairs. The cart took about two hours to fabricate and assemble. Jesse Metcalf, superintendent, leads this great golf maintenance team.

Air Hose Cleaning

Highlands (N.C.) Country Club equipment technician Paul Dalton re-plumbed the compressed air piping system utilizing six hose reels on the inside of the maintenance building. Dalton created four additional stations on the building’s exterior for the greenkeeping staff to hose off debris from their boots/clothes before entering the building. The 2015 Kobalt vertical 80-gallon 4.5-horsepower air compressor ($500) feeds ¾-inch diameter Rapidair mainline piping throughout the building. A Coilhose Pnematics air gun, sold by MacTools, fits onto the 6-foot air hose, which has a quick disconnect from the wall. The air gun hangs on a 1-inch galvanized steel hook. The cost was about $1,200 and it took about two days to complete. Brian Stiehler, CGCS, MG, golf course superintendent, leads the successful golf maintenance team.


Terry Buchen, CGCS, MG, is president of Golf Agronomy International. He’s a 41-year, life member of the GCSAA. He can be reached at 757-561-7777 or