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Digital workboard

Effective and portable labor information management. Easily view, add, and assign jobs for the team, from any device, anywhere an internet connection is available. Replace the whiteboard of yesterday with a digital workboard display that provides a dynamic, organized alternative.

  • Improved and effective communication auto-refreshing workboard
  • Easy and fast updates allowing the entire team to stay current on the most important golf course needs
  • Control labor costs with visual early warning indicators when overtime hours/cost are being approached
  • Gain insight into labor costs and labor hours and cost of operation with a variety of automated reports

Put assigned work right in the hands of your operator

My Work mobile view

Place the workboard and assigned work right in the hands of the operator. Using a mobile device, the operator can now see their assigned work, mowing direction, route information, and notes. Job timers can also be utilized in My Work to record more accurate job times and records for total cost of operation.

  • Fully customizable, select how much or how little information the operator can see
  • Access to My Work can be enabled without providing access to any other part of the platform
  • Pre-start check confirmation can be added to ensure operators are performing walk arounds of equipment prior to heading out on the course
  • Operator’s note section provides free form entry recorded in the system, displayed via dashboard tile, and in workboard reports
  • Non-telematic equipment assigned to job will display allowing operator to enter current hours at the end of their jobs, reducing the amount of time needed by maintenance staff to record hours and keep the fleet up to date

My Work is just one more way that the OnLink platform helps to improve and speed communication across the entire golf course maintenance staff.

Fleet management tools for equipment managers and technicians

Fleet page in OnLink

Equipment performance, uptime, and low cost of ownership are critical to golf course operations. Integrated fleet management tools provide visibility to required and upcoming services to ensure that preventative maintenance is performed according to factory recommendations while maximizing equipment uptime and availability.

  • Preloaded maintenance schedules for John Deere equipment allow equipment manager to know what service is required, when, and what parts they need to have on hand to complete the job. Easily create on-demand work orders for any ad hoc repairs on equipment that comes into the shop.
  • Dynamic maintenance listing with green, yellow, and red visual indicators helps to easily prioritize services and work within the shop. Services due tile on the dashboard shows the five highest priority services.
  • Quickly and easily communicate equipment status to complete organization, in shop and out of service equipment not available for assignment in labor management tools.
  • Easily and quickly update equipment engine hours in single screen, from any internet enabled device.
  • Detailed reporting tools allow for full visibility of cost of ownership, informing decisions on purchasing or leasing, fleet size needs, and fleet management practices for the operation.

Dynamic Maintenance List

Complete operation overview on customizable dashboard

Customizable OnLink dashboard

View all the most important details about the complete golf course operation in one spot on the fully customizable dashboard.

  • View the most critical operational information in one place
  • Customize tiles to view only what’s most important to user or user role
  • Choose from four preset dashboards or choose to customize the view
  • Visual indicators to alert the user to possible areas of concern
  • Drill in for more information and reporting on each tile

Get near real-time equipment information, anytime and anywhere, with equipment maps

Current location mapping in OnLink

Users can save time locating operators and equipment on the course as well as monitor performance and progress. These insights into the operation will allow for data driven decisions around the day’s activities as well as identifying opportunities for adjustments and efficiency improvements.

  • Locate connected equipment in near real-time from any internet connected device
  • Monitor equipment movements
  • Monitor near real-time usage information on select models
  • View up to date engine hours

Requires JDLink™ Modem and active JDLink™ Connectivity

JDLink is the connection that allows automatic flow of machine data between connected equipment/Modular Telematic Gateways (MTGs) and Operations Center.

Users can enable JDLink connectivity in Operations Center. There are no subscriptions for JDLink and users can connect their equipment/MTGs for as long as they choose

Equipment location history maps provide information about machine usage

Current location mapping in OnLink

Users can use equipment location history information to gain insights into operational data allowing them to identify areas of concern and opportunities for efficiency improvements such as route planning, operator training, and more. All this from anywhere there is access to a desktop or mobile device with an internet connection.

Requires JDLink™ Modem and active JDLink™ Connectivity

JDLink is the connection that allows automatic flow of machine data between connected equipment/Modular Telematic Gateways (MTGs) and Operations Center.

Users can enable JDLink connectivity in Operations Center. There are no subscriptions for JDLink and users can connect their equipment/MTGs for as long as they choose.

Save time with automatic engine hour updates

For equipment within a user’s fleet that has connectivity hardware and JDLink™ Connectivity enabled; engine hours will automatically update within the fleet management tools.

  • Eliminate time consuming manual engine hour collection and recording
  • Create better visibility to upcoming maintenance needs with automatically updated and sorted maintenance list
  • Improve communication of upcoming maintenance needs across equipment and agronomy staffs
  • Real-time information to help balance equipment usage across fleet for improved lifecycle and cost of operation

JDLink is the connection that allows automatic flow of machine data between connected equipment/Modular Telematic Gateways (MTGs) and Operations Center.

Users can enable JDLink connectivity in Operations Center. There are no subscriptions for JDLink and users can connect their equipment/MTGs for as long as they choose.

Engine hour updates in equipment history

Integrated and accurate weather information

Weather information in OnLink

Weather can be the strongest influencer on golf course operations like water usage, timing of chemical and nutrient application, mowing operations, and quantity of play. Accurate weather information and forecasts improve decision making on maintenance practices and correlation to turf health, saving time and money, while providing the best playing conditions possible.

  • Partnership with The Weather Company® offers the most precise, accurate, and up-to-date weather forecasts
  • Access to 14-day hourly/daily forecasts updated every 15 minutes
  • Reporting tools to cross reference weather with other course metrics to understand impact to course conditions and turf health

The Weather Company is a trademark of TWC Product and Technology, LLC, an IBM Company.

Integrated chemical and nutrient management

Chemical and nutrient reporting

Users that also have a Playbooks™ subscription can integrate this information directly into the platform.

  • Record and track application data
  • Establish optimal application practices
  • Coordinate application based on key weather and soil conditions
  • Inventory management including total chemical costs
  • Detailed reporting and information for government compliance

Playbooks is a trademark of Playbooks for Golf

Create consistent course conditions with water and playability information

Water management tools within the software provide information so that users can correlate soil moisture levels with key weather variable such as evapotranspiration rate, humidity, wind, and forecasted precipitation. Data helps develop watering practices that help reduce water and energy cost and improve chemical and nutrient applications, while providing consistent playing conditions on the course.

Playability variables such as height-of-cut and green speed can also be entered into the system to enable the user to correlate data from across the entire course to help guide decisions on maintenance, application, and other agronomic practices to maintain and improve course conditions and turf health.

  • User-defined thresholds provide visibility to areas of concern
  • SMS alerts when conditions fall outside user-defined thresholds
  • Green speed
  • Moisture percentage
  • Evapotranspiration rate
  • Water flow
  • Spectrum Technologies, Inc Field Scout® soil sensor
  • Stevens Water. POGO® soil sensor

Field Scout is a trademark of Spectrum Technologies, Inc. POGO is a trademark of Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc.

Fly mower golf course

The legendary Toro® Greensmaster® Fixed-Head series 1600 has a cutting width range of 21”. All models in the line boast convenient operator controls, precision cut, and an ergonomic loop handle design to reduce operator fatigue and increase productivity. These units offer a number of maintenance features to ensure a long and productive life, including quick access to all service points for routine maintenance, and a forward weight bias which balances the machine and sets an industry standard for straight line tracking. This also ensures a pristine cut regardless of operator influence.

Select from a broad product offering to customize for your desired quality of cut. The smooth drums are gentle on greens. Choose the correct clip with the optional Clip Kit.

Dual Precision Adjustment (DPA) cutting units – featuring Toro’s EdgeSeries™ reels combine to deliver a consistent, high quality cut and superior after cut appearance, while reducing maintenance with improved reel edge retention.

Toro Flymo hovermower

Ergonomic Loop Handle Design

Ergonomic handles make mowing comfortable for a wide range of operators. The 3-position pull pin height adjustment for the handle allows operator to quickly adjust handle for their comfort without a technician’s assistance.

Easy To Service Walk Mower

Designed for dependable and easy access to all service points.

Provides straight tracking of the mower and reduces the operator’s influence on the quality of cut. The forward weight bias enhances the mower penetration into the turf.

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Engineered for mowing performance, the grass baskets distribute clippings evenly for optimal mowing on each pass, in wet or dry conditions.

Subaru® 4.3 HP (3.2 kw) @ 4000 RPM

1.5 to 3.3 mph (2.4 to 5.3 km/h)

EdgeMax™ Microcut Bedknife

Certified to meet ANSI specifications B71.4-2004 and European Community (CE) specifications with required kits installed.

Fourteen blade reels are designed for extremely fine greens mowing at the lowest heights of cut.

Spiral rotating brush used to condition grass before cutting.

Thatching Kit (with dynaBLADES)

Tungsten, carbide tipped tooth profile blades that vertically cut into turf to reduce thatch.

Conditions grass prior to cut, primarily used on warm season grasses to stand and straighten grass blades before the cut.

Toro® HoverPro® Series Mowers

Tires used for transporting mower to greens.

Toro TransPro™ trailers safely and easily transport walk greens mowers to and from the greens. The unique design protects your investments and keeps adjustments intact. The TransPro™ 80 accommodates a single mower and the TransPro™ 100 safely transports two mowers, saving you time and increasing productivity.


The Reelmaster® 3100 is a revolutionary triplex mower designed for superior traction and cutting unit performance on all types of turf. The optional Sidewinder® cutting unit control system can be shifted right and left, on the fly, to vary the tire tracks. A powerful Kubota® 21.5 HP (16 kW) engine and the Series/Parallel 3WD traction drive system provide the power and traction to get the mowing job done quickly. The operator area is designed for optimal operator view and all day mowing comfort. And mechanics will appreciate the fast and easy access to all service items.

With a 21.5 HP (16 kw) Kubota® Diesel Engine, the Reelmaster® 3100-D has the power to climb and power to cut through difficult mowing conditions.

There’s no need to worry about mowing around objects while traversing hills, even in wet terrain. The parallel hydraulic flow between front and rear wheels assures full-time 4-wheel drive. And the individual wheel brakes provide effective traction assistance on wet turf.

Sidewinder cutting units shift left and right a total of 24 inches (61 cm). This allows the tire tracks to be shifted within the mowing path to reduce wear on the turf.

With the engine located in the rear of the machine, the Reelmaster® 3100-D is easy to service. Open the engine compartment to have access to all filters, fluids and engine components for fast preventative maintenance.

The operator sits out-front on the Reelmaster® 3100-D for better mowing visibility and easier access getting on and off the machine. Engine noise, vibration, and exhaust are all located behind the operator.

The Reelmaster® 3100-D is available in a 72 or 85 (183 cm or 216 cm) width of cut. With a choice of 5, 8, and 11 blade reels and adjustable reel speed control, this mower can be configured to meet all mowing applications.

Dual Precision Adjustment (DPA) cutting units – featuring Toro’s EdgeSeries™ reels combine to deliver a consistent, high quality cut and superior after cut appearance, while reducing maintenance with improved reel edge retention.

21.5 HP (16 kw) Kubota® Diesel

72 in or 85 in (1.8 m or 2.1 m)

Dual point bedknife to reel

Dual Precision Adjustment (DPA) Cutting Units

Powered Rear Roller Brush

The optional real roller brushes promote consistent grass dispersal to help your turf look immaculate. Multiple points of contact and faster rotation provide improved clipping dispersion in wet, sticky conditions.

Groomers provide improved quality of cut by lifting turf and reducing grain. Toro’s unique groomer design allows for Bi-directional and neutral grooming positions. Changing turf conditions are no problem with the ability to quickly change from a groomer cartridge to a grooming brush when condition warrant. Groomers also help to knock off dew, disperse grass clippings and integrate clippings into the grass canopy. Optional Broomer provides a full width Brooming effect to enhance grooming results. The Universal Groomer also offers a Quick Set™ design which does not require tools to lower or raise the blades or brushes.

Used to minimize, remove and control thatch to prevent scalping and disease. Cut the rhizomes and stolons to enable regenerative grass growth. Extended wear carbide tipped blades are standard.

EdgeMax™ Bedknives, Comb Kit, Scrapers

The comb helps the grass stand up for more precise cutting. The scrapers help keep the rollers clean to minimize the clumping of grass around trim and surround areas. The HD bedknife is harder and the lip is taller than the standard bedknife providing longer life. The HD bedknife is recommended for ½ (1.3 cm) heights of cut or higher.

Collect the clippings with the optional grass basket.

Golf Course Maintenance Equipment Guide

The gorgeous greens and fairways of a golf course require careful work every day. Not only does the turf need to have the meticulous professional look golfers expect, but it also needs to stay healthy despite constant mowing and heavy foot and cart traffic. If you’re a groundskeeper at a golf course, you know this better than anyone. In today’s guide, we’re highlighting our golf course maintenance equipment specifically designed to make your work easier.

At TurfTime Equipment, we’re a manufacturer of elite turf equipment that professionals all over the country trust. Keep reading to take an in-depth look at our lines of golf course maintenance equipment, uncover average prices, and see exactly how they help you work smarter. However, if you’re ready to get exact quotes, reach out to our team today!

Golf Machinery That Professionals Trust What They Do

We build every single one of our pieces of golf machinery to make a challenging job easier. This can be seen through our unique TurfTime innovations as well as our elite-level construction quality. Discover all of our golf course equipment right here:

  • Equipment Basics: Aerators feature rotating spoons or tines that rotate, poking holes in the ground. Our heavy-duty aerators are primarily hauled by lawn tractors. We often say that our aerators are among the best on the market!
  • How it Helps Golf Courses: Aerators are used by landscapers to poke small holes in the ground, which allows water, air, and nutrients to better enter the soil. By giving grass more of these 3 key things, you make it all-around healthier and more beautiful. Since golf course grass needs to be both resilient and lush, this piece of golf machinery is crucial.
  • What Sets Ours Apart: The tines on our aerators are longer than the industry standard, which means better aerated and healthier grass. In addition, we offer units that have the ability to switch between different tines on the fly!
  • Price Range: 2,500 to 6,000
  • Equipment Basics: An adjustable rack of blades, verticutters are hauled along the grass after mowing to clear away the top layer of the thatch. Once again, they are primarily hauled by tractors.
  • How it Helps Golf Courses: Verticutters are the most effective way to dethatch grass, which entails cutting away the top layer of thatch and roots. Since golf courses are mowed frequently, the thatch accumulation can be thick. If left alone, the thatch layer can choke the grass of necessary nutrients and water.
  • What Sets Ours Apart: When it comes to all of our golf maintenance equipment and our verticutters, customers appreciate the welded frames which can outlast the competition.
  • Price Range: 6,400 to 8,900
  • Equipment Basics: Think of rollers like mini steam rollers that are used to make grass look and feel smoother.
  • What Sets Ours Apart: One thing about our rollers that makes them an essential piece of golf course equipment is that we sell a gang roller that is 23 feet wide. This is accomplished by combining multiple individual rollers, which makes rolling large fairways much more convenient! Many groundskeepers get frustrated with their old small rollers and choose to upgrade to the convenience of ours!
  • How it Helps Golf Courses: A vital piece of golf machinery, a roller is the single most effective way to smooth your fairways. Since smooth and even turf is an essential for the game of golf, a quality roller is a must-have for a golf course’s groundskeeping crews.
  • Price Range: 4,600 to 12,000
  • Equipment Basics: A large piece of golf machinery, top dressers feature a deep bay that is filled with a loose material and a heavy-duty spreader below to distribute it.
  • How it Helps Golf Courses: Done after aerating the grounds, a top dresser can fill all of the tine holes with sand. This is another key step to creating strong, ultra-healthy-looking grass. Filling these holes without a dedicated top dresser is an extremely labor-intensive task.
  • What Sets Ours Apart: Ground maintenance professionals appreciate that our top dressers give you the ability to apply both very light and heavy dustings of the fill material. In addition, the ultra-long lifespan means that you’ll see a tremendous return on your investment.
  • Price Range: 10,000 to 40,000

The TurfTime Difference

While our line of professional golf course equipment may be the FOCUS of today’s guide, it is only the beginning of what TurfTime builds. Our equipment can also be seen on professional football fields and baseball diamonds, as well as in backyards all across America. However, there are two things that unify all of our products, regardless of the application. Our equipment is built to be extremely durable and should last you as long as you need. On top of that, we place a FOCUS on adding extras that make tough work a little easier.

Buy Golf Course Maintenance Equipment Today

Whether you need to add new golf machinery to your fleet or you’re looking to upgrade what you have, you’re in the right place. We’re the team that understands the challenges of professional groundskeepers, and we build the equipment to match. Reach out to our team to discuss our equipment and to place your order!

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How to Prevent and Treat Chigger Bites

You might be out for a stroll in the park with your kids. Or maybe enjoying an afternoon on the golf course. That outdoor fun, though, sometimes comes with a price.- an itchy rash from pests you can’t even see.

They’re called chiggers.- bugs so small you need a magnifying glass to spot them. They aren’t dangerous, but their bites can leave you with a powerful urge to scratch.

Don’t let them get the best of you! Learn how to soothe your irritated skin and find out how to prevent bites the next time you go outside.

What Are Chiggers and Where Do They Lurk?

Scientists call these creatures trombiculid mites. But they have a bunch of nicknames. You might hear people call them harvest mites, harvest bugs, harvest lice, mower‘s mites, or red bugs.

Technically, these critters aren’t insects. They’re arachnids, in the same family as spiders and ticks.

You can travel across the globe, but you can’t escape these pests. Chiggers live in every country. Their favorite spots are moist, grassy areas like fields, forests, and even your lawn. You can also find them near lakes and streams.

Adult chiggers don’t bite. It’s the babies, called larvae, that you have to watch out for. They’re red, orange, yellow, or straw-colored, and no more than 0.3 millimeters long.

After they hatch from eggs, the babies don’t fly and don’t travel very far on their own. They tend to stay clumped together in large groups on leaves and grass, usually less than a foot off the ground, and attach to animals or people as they pass by.

In the U.S., chigger bites are most common in the late spring, summer, and early fall. The bugs are active when the ground temperature is between 77 and 86 degrees F, and they die when it gets colder than 42.

What to Expect From a Chigger Bite

Once chiggers latch onto your pants or shirt, they crawl around until they find a patch of skin. There, they use sharp, jaw-like claws to make tiny holes. Next, they inject saliva that turns some of your cells into mush.

Why do they do it? To a chigger, those liquefied cells are food. When they get on you, they can stay attached to your skin for several days while they eat.

Chigger bites can happen anywhere on your body, but they often show up in clusters around the waist or lower legs. You may not notice anything wrong at first, but in a few hours you’ll start to itch.

The itching usually lasts for several days and can sometimes keep you awake at night. You may also notice that your skin turns red and has bumps, blisters, or a hive-like rash that may take a week or two to heal.

If you get a chigger bite on your penis, you could get a condition known as summer penile syndrome. It causes swelling, itching, and trouble peeing. This can last for a few days to a few weeks.

Chiggers don’t spread diseases but scratching could break the skin and lead to irritation or an infection.

If you have travelled internationally, be aware that the bacteria Orientia tsutsugamushi from bites of infected chiggers (larval mites) can cause scrub typhus. Most cases are reported from exposure to chiggers in Southeast Asia, Indonesia, China, Japan, India and northern Australia. See a doctor if this is the case.

What to Do if You Get Bites

If you think you’ve been around some chiggers, give yourself a full body check. You may be able to see tiny red dots, either moving very quickly or attached to your skin.

Your first step: Take a bath or shower and scrub your skin with soap and water. This washes off any chiggers that are still on you.

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Using hot water, wash your clothes and any blankets or towels that touched the ground to kill any bugs that are still hanging on.

Then treat your bites with an over-the-counter anti-itch cream or ointment, like menthol, calamine lotion, or hydrocortisone. You can also get relief if you take antihistamine pills or use a cold compress.

Chigger bites usually get better on their own. But if yours are still bothering you after a few days, see your doctor. In rare cases, you may need steroid shots to calm itching and swelling. Your doctor may also ask you to take antibiotics if your bites become infected.

How to Prevent Bites

When you spend time outdoors in grassy areas, use an insect repellent that has DEET or wear clothing treated with an insecticide like permethrin. As you put on bug spray, pay special attention to areas where chiggers might travel from clothing to skin, like cuffs, necklines, and the top edges of socks.

Some studies show that natural sprays may help keep chiggers away. Try ones that have oils made from citronella, tea tree, jojoba, eucalyptus, geranium, or lemon grass.

And of course, don’t make yourself an easy target for a hungry chigger. Wear long sleeves and long pants, with your pant legs tucked into long socks.

These simple tips lower your odds of getting chigger bites. Then you can enjoy the great outdoors.- itch-free!

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