JRM makes the highest quality aeration tines and bedknives.
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JRM, Inc., located outside Winston-Salem, NC, was started by James R. Merritt in 1992. Jim was a golf course superintendent at the time and was growing frustrated by the lack of quality aerification tines on the market. After extensive research into manufacturing and steel processes, Jim started making tines out of his garage. Soon after, he started making customized tines for fellow superintendents. It quickly blossomed into a full-time job and JRM was born.
JRM's goal is to provide the Turfgrass Maintenance industry with the finest products possible. JRM is committed to continually challenging the current technology and the quality of materials and design. JRM is also focused on developing new and unique products that will improve the golf maintenance industry and ease the task of maintaining and improving your golf course.
JRM’s field of expertise is not solely contained to the golf course. The products serve as a valuable tool for landscapers and contractors. For example, the AERA-vator® tine (2A625101) and Closed Spoon tines (1N750102, 1N100103), are popular tools in the landscaping and sports field industry. For service contractors JRM offers a full line of solid and coring tines for Toro®, John Deere®, Ryan®, Wiedenmann®, VERTI-DRAIN®, and Soil Reliever®. The JRM deep tine line is also suited for sports fields and race tracks.
What's the JRM Bedknife Buzz...?
JRM uses specially designed non-standard steel that is unique to the turfgrass maintenance industry. The only other use for this steel is the teeth on chainsaws. The steel is flexible, but durable. This flexibility helps lengthen the life of your reels.
The ‘coining’ process is also unique to JRM bedknives. Most manufacturers will mill out the groove underneath the cutting edge/strike point, but removing steel will weaken the bedknife. JRM uses a heavy machine press to ‘stamp’ the groove into their bedknives – referred to as a 'coining' process. This pushes the displaced steel into the strike point making it the strongest part of the bedknife. This process combined with high quality steel enables JRM bedknives to hold up in sandy conditions and allows a few extra grinds over the competition.
JRM also cuts its steel perpendicular to the strike point, opposed to horizontally like most manufactures. This process strengthens the bedknife.
Heard about JRM's Elite Super-thin Line of Bedknives? They basically carry a 0.00" deck height and cut as low as .050". They provide zero tolerance for turf bruising. A consideration for that special day, week, or month at your golf course.