We remember Dave Harvey – our colleague and friend to everyone
As any sportsman will attest, it's hard to be objective in the aftermath of a heavy loss. ALS Contracts Manager Dave Harvey's untimely passing is a very heavy loss.
Dave carried his department through good times and lean - treating those two impostors just the same. As a man, he carried himself similarly through life. Dave inspired much emotion ...Read Full Article
ALS Contract Services COVID-19 update
Following the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), we are following the advice given by Public Health England (PHE) and the Government regarding social distancing.
Whilst conducting essential maintenance activities, contractors are practicing guidelines outlined by PHE regarding washing hands, maintaining distance from others and general safeguarding measures. Work will be carried out in isolation, and not by any contractor who has coronavirus symptoms, however mind.
We will continue to monitor this situation, Government guidance and ...Read Full Article
Seven Aeration Army
ALS Contracts’ fleet of machinery has again expanded with the addition of two new Wiedenmann Terra Spike XD6’s now taking the fleet to 7 Wiedenmann Terra Spikes.
Increasingly ALS Contracts has been offering an “all fairways in one day” package to golf ...Read Full Article
ALS Takes Delivery of Campey’s Vredo Overseeder
ALS contracts’ fleet of machinery has again expanded with the addition of an additional Vredo Overseeder from Campey TurfCare. On Friday 27th July 2018 ALS received the machines that offer the latest technology in overseeding. The Vredo Overseeders offer ...Read Full Article
ALS Contracts Invest in New Machinery and Personnel
ALS Contracts have invested in six new pieces of machinery and taken on new staff to help with their increasing workload and demand. The ALS Contracts team is led by Contracts Manager, Dave Harvey, who has over 25 years’ experience in the industry. The team provide a nationwide service, with their number one priority being to provide a fast, safe and efficient, professional service. To accommodate this, it ...Read Full Article
Five-in-a-row Wiedenmann Terra Spikes help ALS Contracts deep tine two courses in two days!
ALS Contracts has used five Wiedenmann Terra Spikes to carry out a herculean aeration task at a 36-hole club in just two working days. In December, the Telford based sports contractor aerated all fairways and roughs of both of Sundridge Park Golf Club’s 18 holes championship courses at Bromley, Kent back-to-back. Led by Dave Harvey, Contracts Man ager, ALS used all five of their Terra Spikes XD deep tine aerators at ...Read Full Article
A training ground on a budget
With Shrewsbury Town players and coaches currently using three different venues for training, the need for the EFL League One side to have its own dedicated pitches was paramount. The land was available but, with a tight budget, like so many lower league teams, how was their dream going to become a reality? Dave Saltman explains how, via some inventive trade offs and ‘lateral’ thinking, the new ...Read Full Article
Five weeks, four days, three hours
Five weeks, four days, three hours - this was the time allowed from seeding the pitch to the starting whistle of the quarter final of the Rugby League Challenge Cup game against Wakefield Trinity. Not a great window to grow in the grass; made worse by the cool and often wet weather that the UK's North West regularly endures. Dave Saltman reports on the trials, tribulations and ...Read Full Article
Building for Success
During 2015 the ALS Contracts team have invested in a number of new items of equipment designed to take the business forward both in terms of innovation and quality. The latest arrival is a nine tonne DOOSAN DX80R 360 degree tracked excavator and heralds the oncoming start of construction on the new office space and corporate frontage for ALS Contracts parent company Maxwell Amenity Ltd. The expansion of the facilities at the Allscott Park Site, just north of Telford, will allow the ...Read Full Article
Levelled to Perfection
ALS Contracts have recently taken delivery of a new implement designed to maximise the quality of sport pitch construction and renovation projects. The new Thyregod TSR-4000 four meter stone rake will be employed by contracts manager Dave Harvey and his team to further improve the quality of sports field work. Dave explains; “A key challenge when reconstructing or renovating top level sports pitches is to incorporate fresh fibre sand into the surface. Often the material forms clumps of concentrated fibre which ...Read Full Article
ALS Renovate Shrewsbury Town Football Club
ALS Contracts have teamed up with Shrewsbury Town Football Club, after Maxwell Amenity entered into a two year agreement to oversee the agronomy, maintenance and pitch management of the Greenhous Meadow and Sundorne Castle sites. The renovation was undertaken by members of the ALS Contracts team over the course of three days and the results speak for themselves, with the pitch now performing to Premiership ...Read Full Article
ALS Contracts Invest in Latest Koro and John Deere Equipment
ALS Contracts have taken delivery of two new pieces of top class equipment to further bolster their extensive sport turf maintenance and renovation machinery fleet. The purchase of the 66 horsepower John Deere 4066R compact utility tractor and Koro Field Top Maker 2000 will enable the ALS Contracts team to undertake sports pitch renovations and maintenance using the very best quality equipment. ALS Contracts Manager Dave Harvey commented, “We are delighted to take delivery of the latest, updated version of the ...Read Full Article
ALS become Accredited NSTS Sprayer Test Centre
Amenity Land Solutions (ALS) has recently been recognised as a National Sprayer Testing Scheme (NSTS) Sprayer Test Centre. Comprehensive servicing and certification for all types of spray equipment including CDA, ULV and conventional sprayer units, can be carried out by ALS at their Telford or mobile servicing can occur at the customer's premises so sprayers comply with legislative requirements. From November 2016 it will be mandatory that all self-propelled and vehicle mounted spraying equipment will require an NSTS Test Certificate to satisfy ...Read Full Article
ALS Contracts Invest in new Blec Power Box Rake
Midlands based sports turf contractor ALS have added a new Blec Power Box Rake to their contracts machinery portfolio. Contracts Manager Dave Harvey said “We are always looking at new machinery investment to help us improve the standards we achieve with our sports turf and landscape contracting services. The Blec Power Box Rake is a market leading machine for levelling areas and removing foreign bodies such as stones. We are delighted to add this to our machinery range and ...Read Full Article
Planting Scheme from Inception to Completion
The ALS Contracts team was called upon to provide their expertise to design and install 6 hectares of a planting scheme in a beautiful location in the West Midlands. ALS has a professional botanist on their team. After taking soil samples and digging profile pits to assess the nutritive value of the substrate, a comprehensive recommendation was proposed in consultation with the client’s specific requirements. The brief was to create a variety of habitats; woodland, hedges, wetland and wild-flower meadows. After ...Read Full Article