Greenkeeping News 8th Oct, 2020 by ukclubgolfer.co.uk
LEADING THE WAY with technological innovation in the golf and groundscare industry, Toro’s Internet of Turf represents the future of turfcare. It brings together five of Toro’s key technological products and services which when connected online, reduce operating costs, enhance safety and produce the best quality playing surfaces possible.
Combining Lynx central control system, Turf Guard wireless soil management system, GeoLink precision spray system, myTurf Pro asset management system and NSN technical support, the Internet of Turf brings together for the first time accurate information on all aspects of turfcare management from one access point.
“Technology is helping turfcare businesses to better manage resources and helping workers to complete tasks faster,” said Robert Jackson, water division sales manager from Reesink Turfcare, sole Toro distributor in the UK for golf and sports fields equipment and irrigation products. “Using technology and connecting certain elements of turfcare management online can help turfcare professionals maintain the perfect playing conditions every day by providing actionable data to help optimise turf management decisions.”
Irrigation application with the Lynx central control system allows access in real time from any mobile to accurate irrigation information. The touch of a button is all it takes to change your irrigation plan, and with additional extras such as the weather station, you can adapt in response to changes in the weather, from wherever you are.
Turf and soil monitoring are made easy with Toro’s Turf Guard wireless soil monitoring system. Accurately monitoring soil condition, turf managers can access the essential soil information they need, when they need it, to maintain optimum soil and plant health.
The Internet of Turf enables turf managers to bring together irrigation and machinery to gain a comprehensive overview of all the elements of their role. Toro’s web-based asset management system, myTurf Pro gives turf managers the capability to monitor fleet health, order parts and schedule service activities, helping to improve staff efficiency, lengthen the life of equipment and reduce overall maintenance costs.
Toro’s web-based customer portal also provides a knowledge-sharing database and online chat, meaning support is always there.
“By delivering connected information on one platform, Toro’s Internet of Turf brings easy access to all aspects of turfcare,” concluded Jackson. “Showing how it all comes together and enabling decisions to be made that maximise the performance of the crew, the equipment and the turf. Toro’s Internet of Turf gets rid of the need to manually wade through data and instead brings turf management into the future, giving you more time to get the tough jobs done.”