Handling Artificial Grass
Before you can start fitting your artificial grass you need to be aware of how to correctly handle it to minimise damage.
Carrying the roll too far towards the ends can cause the roll to bend resulting in lines in the grass.
When you are loading the roll of grass onto the back of a truck where the grass may either hang over and end or rest at an angle please ensure that the grass is supported with a plank of wood or something similar. If you fail to support the grass then it can cause a bend in the roll which can result in lines and ripples appearing along your grass.
Placing foam, cardboard or something similar underneath the straps that secure the roll in the van can also prevent stretching and ripples on the surface of the grass.
LIFTING USING A FORKLIFT
We strongly recommend using a carpet boom for loading/unloading rolls with a forklift. Lifting with fork tynes can cause bending and damage to the rolls.
If you do have to use the fork tynes to handle rolls of grass, ensure that you place a ply-board across the tynes and roll the grass onto this board. Do not place the roll directly onto the tynes or attempt to slide the forks under the roll as this will cause damage.
To unload a roll of grass from the van or truck with a forklift, insert tyne into the centre core and pull the roll out of the van.
Place one end of the roll onto the floor and remove the fork lift.
To pick up the roll, place a ply-board onto the forks and approach from the side to life the grass from the vehicle.
We recommend ultimately that a carpet boom is invested in for faster and more effective handling.
If you intend to store the grass then it should only ever be rolled and not folded as this would result in marks in the grass surface. Do not sit the rolls on wooden bearers as this will cause stretch marks on the grass.
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