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Echo Robotics unveils new autonomous range picker

By |  December 3, 2019 0 Comments
RP-1200 (Photo: Echo Robotics)

RP-1200 (Photo: Echo Robotics)

Echo Robotics has introduced the RP-1200 range picker to its line of autonomous turf equipment.

“Our new autonomous range picker is really going to be a game-changer for golf courses all over the U.S.,” said Echo Robotics Vice President Joe Fahey. “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 emissions-free, robotic machine features advanced automation, guidance and safety features which take the hassle out of picking the range by collecting golf balls 24/7, rain or shine.

The RP-1200 will work in tandem with the TM-2000 autonomous mower, unveiled at last year’s Sports Turf Management Association (STMA) 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.

Course staff can control both machines from a desk or smartphone — saving time and resources.

Both the RP-1200 and TM-2000 will be on display at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show and Golf Industry Show (GIS) in Orlando. The PGA Show takes place from Jan. 21-24 with GIS following from Jan. 25-30.

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