ECHO Robotics introduces autonomous range picker

ECHO Robotics introduces autonomous range picker

RP-1200 will be on display at 2020 Golf Industry Show.

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ECHO Robotics has introduced the new RP-1200 range picker to its line of autonomous turf equipment. The emissions-free, robotic machine features advanced automation guidance and safety features, helping facilities collect golf balls 24/7 in a variety of conditions. 

The RP-1200 works in tandem with the TM-2000 autonomous mower, unveiled at last year’s Sports Turf Management Association conference, to mow and pick ranges autonomously, freeing up time for superintendents to focus on bigger-picture tasks. The TM-2000, which can also be purchased separately and with special protective discs, mows continuously without damaging balls on the range. The lightweight design of both units reduces turf compaction while giving the turf a consistent, first-cut appearance all the time.
 
By pairing the RP-1200 with the TM-2000, ranges can be completely automated for turf that looks manicured and professional all season long without closing the range. Course staff can control both machines from a desk or smartphone—saving time and resources.  
 
“Our new autonomous range picker is really going to be a game-changer for golf courses all over the U.S.,” ECHO Robotics vice president, Joe Fahey said. “We’re ready to get them out onto the courses and show superintendents how much easier this can make the management of their ranges.”
 
The RP-1200 and TM-2000 will be on display at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show and Golf Industry Show in Orlando. The PGA Show is Jan. 21-24 with GIS following Jan. 25-30. 
 
Golf Course Industry visited an ECHO Robotics media preview event earlier this fall. CLICK HERE to read more about the RP-1200, TM-2000 and robotics in the golf market.