The latest machines have simplified the process of line marking using cutting-edge technology and even roboticsFew aspects of groundsmanship have changed so radically as that of line marking. Within the space of three decades we have jumped from boxes on wheels to, potentially, robots.
In a fast-moving world we may look back and think that 30 years ago marking out a pitch or court was simple. But was it? In those days the line-marking machine was basically a box on wheels. The groundsman would pour compound into a bucket, add water and mix — no doubt splashing it onto themselves and onto the ground — then pour the mixture into the unit.