Turfco’s MagnaPoint technology aims to impact blower angles and productivity

By |  November 17, 2017 0 Comments

Turfco Manufacturing Inc., recently to a look at how using different blower angles can impact golf course productivity and how its Torrent 2 Debris Blower could be modified to help operators in the field. The company says it found that setting blower angles too low or too high can add 2.7 to 5.5 hours to an operator’s work.

In its study, Turfco also found that it can take as little as 0.27 seconds of reaction time with a remote to miss the optimal angle on any blower. In response, the company designed its MagnaPoint technology for the Torrent 2 with patent-pending adjustable magnetic stops that allow operators to pinpoint the optimal blower angles for common debris at every pass. Because superintendents can set the blower angle in the shop, it removes the guesswork for operators in the field.

“We realized that two of the biggest challenges right now are labor and productivity and by setting the blower angle too low or too high, you’re losing valuable hours during the day,” says Scott Kinkead, executive vice president of Turfco. “But when operators can find the optimal blowing angle, this translates into getting the job done faster and moving on to other duties.”

 

Turfco says in a press release its observations showed that:

  • Close to 31 percent of distance is lost when a blower is set 15 degrees too low.
  • Distance can be reduced by as much as 48 percent when a blower is set 30 degrees too low.
  • Blowers set above the optimal blowing angle can reduce the distance debris is blown to as little as four percent.
  • Blowers set to horizontal or higher have zero results in moving debris.

Turfco also created a video to show how changing blower angle can impact debris removal.

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