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Smithco celebrates 50 years of improving turf maintenance By Katy Ibsen | July 19, 2017 0 Comments Today Smithco sells its Sand Star line of bunker rakes, but it all started with The Easy Rider. This bunker rake was the first model the company offered. For Ted Smith, founder of Pennsylvania-based Smithco, his greatest ideas came from the field. Of course, Ted’s proverbial “field” could be defined as many locales, but none more important than along the fairway. Here he would envision machinery that would ultimately change the way superintendents care for a course. Following World War II, Ted became a wool broker; a trade that offered skills that he would later use at Smithco. As the world changed after the war, Ted began to see the introduction of synthetic fabrics and anticipated a large decline in the need for wool — he decided to make a change. At the time, Ted went to w...

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