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We get great feedback from our customers about how effective our machines have been at resolving their drainage problems.  Please see a selection of these below:

Bingley St Ives Golf Course

"More than happy with how the drainage work last week went. Already a marked improvement on how dry they are after the heavy rain at the weekend."

David Stansfield Agronomists independent report re Bristol and Clifton Greens Drainage

"In the last 6 months (after Lightning Drain) thatch levels on the drained greens had reduced by 20% without any mechanical intervention, scarifying or hollow coring, whereas thatch levels on the undrained greens had increased by 10%"


Adam Tudor, Barlaston Golf Club

"The work is now completed and our 3 wettest greens have become our 3 driest. We will definitely be doing more greens, I’m very, very, very impressed"


J Baxter, Baxter Farms

"Really impressed with the CT150, I haven't bought a machine that delivers like this in a long time. It does it exactly what it says on the tin- a tractor mounted trencher with the performance of a self propelled machine"

Leon Dalton Burton on Trent Golf Course

"We managed to complete all of the drainage work in  5 days,  the installation all went very smoothly and you could see improvements from the first heavy fall of rain, which was about one month later - water just poured out of the drains, even on short runs you could see how well they were performing and it's been great to hear club members commenting on how well it's working, they can literally see the water leaving the ground as it is pours from the outfall pipe. I  would definitely recommend it, it's been well worth the money."

John & Nicola Hollis

"We would like to thank you for a job well done! Andy and the team were efficient, hardworking and polite, they left the site neat and tidy and the amazing trenching machine was so much more effective for laying ground source collector pipes than an ordinary digger would have been. Many thanks again, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services"

Richard Ogden from GW Ogden & Son

"Nice clean trench and constant depth, really pleased with the results. It would have taken a week with an excavator to do the work that the CT150 did in a morning. Great job, thank you"


Michael Hyland - Managing Director, Hyland Turfcare 

“The Shelton 3 tonne gravel band drainer is the best machine I have.”


Bretton King - Managing Director, Ecosol Turfcare

On the purchase of a Shelton Supertrencher+ 625, a 3 tonne fast flow hopper and a sand placement hopper:

"I had already hired in some of Shelton's drainage equipment for previous works and had been impressed with the quality of their build and the equipment's functionality. This gave me confidence that they would be the company to approach when purchase became the next stage."


Berwick Rangers Football Club

Hired Supertrencher 450 and 3 Tonne Fast-Flow Hopper:

"We have completed the works at Sheffield Park, it's an absolutely superb machine, we have been very impressed with the performance, it has made a great job."


Chad Price - Agronomist, CSFM, Certified Field Builder, Carolina Green Corp.

"Carolina Green Corp. has run the Shelton Supertrencher+ 625 in our sports field construction business many years over a wide range of soil types and field conditions. It has performed consistently in all applications and delivered high production with minimal maintenance. It is a quality built machine."


Peter Smith - Head Greenkeeper Cavendish Golf Club

" The difference in the greens is like night and day, we will be doing a further 6 greens this Autumn"


Duncan McNab, McNab Sports

Hired 3 Tonne Gravel Band Drainer to install secondary drainage near Carlisle.

"The jobs gone really well, it's a fantastic machine"


Farnham Golf Club

Greens chairman "The greens drainage has transformed the course."



Hugh Murray talking about 6 tonne Fast-Flow at Carrick GC

"We purchased the Shelton 6 tonne Fast-Flow Hopper, which speeded up our backfilling operations considerably"


Henley Golf Club

Re Lightning drain on greens

Talking about the drainage installed on 3 greens "We are over the moon"

Justin Robinson - Head Greenkeeper



Supertrencher+ 625 " We've just completed a job in Edinburgh that we wouldn't have been able to do with our old machine. We have completed work this year with the new machine that we wouldn't have even taken the old machine on site for because we know we couldn't have done it."


Turftech, New Zealand

The 6 tonne Fast-Flow Hopper is amazing, it has increased productivity 10 fold!


Aaron Hutton - Manager Eastern Division

I have just been out to watch the super trencher doing its thing. It looks a million dollars.

Rob Briscoe - Owner