Global Turf Equipment Hires Rocky Lackey as Service Manager (Apr 1)

April 1, 2015 – Global Turf Equipment (GTE) – the world’s largest independent seller and exporter of pre-owned golf course equipment – announces Rocky Lackey has joined the team as service manager.

Lackey has been an expert mechanic and iron worker for more than 25 years. Most recently, he was senior manager of golf and grounds equipment maintenance at Orange Lake Resort in Kissimmee, Fla. As leader of a four-person team, he was responsible for maintaining the 1,800-acre, 54-hole facility’s entire fleet of machinery. Notable achievements include negotiating an equipment package that saved the resort nearly a quarter of a million dollars, as well as myriad accolades for outstanding on-the-job performance.

“Rocky’s addition further evidences how serious we are about building an extremely talented team to service our customers,” says Jim Sartain, President of GTE. “He is an expert on all types of machinery and will play a key role in ensuring our pre-owned equipment is fully functional when it rolls out of our state-of-the-art warehouses.”

Based outside Tampa, GTE showcases 750-plus “like new” machines across several warehouses totaling more than 45,000 sq. ft. Offering savings of up to 50% on products from brand leaders like Toro, John Deere, Jacobsen and Club Car, its inventory includes fairway green and rough mowers; top dressers and spreaders; trim mowers; turf aerators, sprayers, vacuums and blowers; utility vehicles and more.

Servicing golf facilities in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, GTE is proud of its reputation for carrying high quality, low hour, off-lease equipment. All machines purchased from GTE have received a thorough inspection of the engine, drive train, electrical system, hydraulic system and cutting units. They also come with a minimum of 50% of reel and tire life remaining, as well as new oil and oil filters, fuel and fuel filters, spark plugs, hydraulic fluid and hydraulic filters, rotary blades, bedknives, and more.

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About Global Turf Equipment (GTE)

Global Turf Equipment, LLC (, 866.588.3092 866.588.3092 FREE) is the world’s largest independent seller and exporter of pre-owned golf course equipment, and a fiscally prudent alternative to buying brand-new machines. Founded in 2003, GTE purchases mowers, grinders, green rollers and more from short-term leases in partnership with major US financial lending firms. Forty-five thousand square feet of warehouse space services private club, resort and daily-fee golf course clients in all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide. Featured brands include Toro, Jacobsen, John Deere and Club Car.

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