Turfco announced it has upgraded the number of preset positions for storing specific spread applications from four to eight on the Smart Controller of its 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,” Turfco executive vice president Scott Kinkead said. “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.”
With the push of a button, operates can change to any of the saved spread applications on the fly. For example, the CR-15 can be switched over to heavier rates for landing zones or drainage areas. Widths can be adjusted while maintaining the same application rates instantly on either machine. Rates and widths can be modified when transitioning between greens, approaches and tees with the WideSpin 1550. The on-board calculator can determine exact material requirements.The digital Smart Controller is an available option for the WideSpin 1550 and CR-15 in both the truck-mounted or tow-behind models.