Turfco smart controller

Turfco upgraded smart controllers

Turfco gives a boost to superintendents’ ability to control their topdressing programs by upgrading the number of preset positions for storing specific spread applications from four to eight when used with the company’s WideSpin 1550 and CR-15 large-capacity topdressers.  

For the first time, superintendents can also input travel speed into the on-board calculator to assure specific material application. The calculator uses the travel speed and desired spread rate as inputs to calculate the exact amount of material required for the specified tasks.  

“Having to reset your applications each time you go out is a thing of the past. Now you can save up to eight different presets with upgraded smart control on the WideSpin 1550 and CR-15 topdressers,” said Scott Kinkead, executive vice president, Turfco Manufacturing. “Superintendents can preset different applications for greens, tees and approaches. Customize your rates by season and set different widths but keep the same rate. Now, input your speeds into our rate calculator and get a more accurate application rate. 

“Calculate your spread rates, save your preferred settings and make sure that you’re meeting your topdressing agronomic and budgetary goals with the upgraded digital Smart Controller in tandem with either of the two topdressers in question,” added Kinkead. 

Operators can, with just the push of a button, change to any of the saved spread applications on the fly. No need to pause the operation for time-consuming manual changeovers. Switch the CR-15 over to heavier rates for landing zones or drainage areas, for example. Adjust widths while maintaining the same application rates instantly on either machine. Modify the rate and width when transitioning between greens, approaches and tees with the WideSpin 1550.  

Use the on-board calculator to determine exact material requirements. Just input square footage and the desired spread rate to get the amount needed for one job – or over the course of a season.  

Coupled with the Smart Controller, the WideSpin 1550 and CR-15 edge-to-edge spread capabilities deliver pinpoint spread accuracy, boosting productivity and lowering materials costs resulting in uniform consistent surfaces. 

The digital Smart Controller is an available option for the WideSpin 1550 and CR-15 in both the truck-mounted or tow-behind models.  

The WideSpin 1550 is ideal for topdressing applications on areas such as greens, tees and approaches on golf courses. Combine the Smart Controller functions with the patented spinner design and edge-to-edge spread capability to achieve breakthrough productivity gains. 

Combined with the Smart Controller, the CR-15 Large Area Topdresser and Material Handler offers a consistent application that is also pinpoint accurate, offering substantial savings on labor and materials costs.