Posted January 3, 2023

Automate assignment and performance of maintenance and inspections

YARDZ brings its asset-management platform to Modern Turf’s maintenance and inspections operation.

Based in South Carolina, Modern Turf, a state-of-the-art turfgrass production company, now relies on the YARDZ platform to help track maintenance schedules of its equipment more accurately, as well as assign maintenance tasks and inspections.

This is a critical element in helping to keep Modern Turf’s machinery fleet in top shape. The fleet includes traditional agricultural tractors along with various pieces of construction equipment. With a mix of modern and legacy equipment, the maintenance and inspection schedules can be quite diverse and YARDZ’s asset management platform has the ability to organize this equipment.

Due to a lack of telematics in its equipment, Modern Turf needed a solution to track equipment usage hours, which is the primary guideline the company uses to schedule its inspection and maintenance activities. The YARDZ electronic inspections forms, which communicate with the YARDZ maintenance tool and update operating hours on equipment, allow Modern Turf to perform a wide array of maintenance-related tasks quickly and accurately, including: 

  • Assign maintenance events to technicians/vendors as well as track costs
  • Store documents on equipment, such as manuals, repair receipts and more
  • Conduct inspections with photographs of equipment
  • Conduct inspections from phones and tablets

“There’s no question that our maintenance and inspections processes are more accurate and more timely, not to mention that they run more smoothly,” says Todd Partridge, Modern Turf operations manager, “But just as important, YARDZ has provided us a tool that is simple-to-use with limited training – an important consideration because our workforce is not overly tech-savvy. What’s more, YARDZ works very well with both the Google and Safari browser translation programs,” he adds, “We appreciate this feature as we have a mix of English- and Spanish-speaking employees.” 

Jason Perez, CEO of YARDZ, says Modern Turf is an example of his company’s ability to bring simple, convenient asset management to customers in a wide range of industries.  “We’ve got clients in so many different vertical markets, and Modern Turf represents our first agricultural customer,” he says. “We began as a company that primarily served the construction industry. However, with the addition of Modern Turf to our client roster, we’ve proven once again that companies in any industry that have assets to manage, inspect, track, or allocate can use YARDZ to save time, money, and internal resources.”

Modern Turf is a state-of-the-art turfgrass production company specializing in growing and installing a wide selection of high-quality grass varieties for the gold, sports, and landscape industries. The company was founded with the expertise of several former golf course superintendents. Individually, these experts have been involved in all phases of golf course management and construction and boast over 125 combined years of turf management in the U.S., Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas.

The company’s philosophy is that turfgrass grown and installed by former golf course superintendents produces a superior product for architects, builders, owners, sports turf managers, golf course superintendents and landscape contractors.

Founded in 2018 by construction industry veterans Jason Perez and Josh Schuyler, YARDZ offers a powerful software program for tracking rental and owned equipment. The YARDZ tool helps companies better understand exactly what equipment they have in their inventory and where it’s located. This saves time and money by eliminating duplicate rentals; displaying all equipment contracts and their provisions; and ensuring that available equipment is sent to the jobs where it is needed most.

While originally intended for construction companies and crews, it is adaptable to a wide range of vertical markets. Suppliers who use YARDZ can also build stronger relationships with contractors and gain more rental business. Flexible pricing and multiple product versions make YARDZ applicable for companies of all sizes.