I'd love to know some of the in's and outs from those of you who service Athletic fields. I currently do field lining in the spring and fall for two clubs in the area. I am looking to double to four clubs for the spring of 06, and then hopefully another 2-4 in the fall. I would like to know some of the other aspects of the maintenance that goes on "behind the scenes". For those of you who apply field lines, what system(s) do you use? air sprayer? airless sprayer? gas? electric? air? What about setup, do you use strings? tapes? etc? I find this incredibly time consuming, but a necessary evil in athletic fields. Ideally I would like to setup a system to do the renovation/repair work for tired athletic fields, ie topdressing, slit seeding, grading, reseed/sodding. One of the towns I service has the budget to maintain "OK" fields, the other has only enough to keep them playable, but they are very slowly improving the fields.