Category Archives: Agronomic Benefits

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Mower Technology Spells Health For Playing Surfaces and Operator

Not all mowers are created equal when it comes to maintaining turf health. There are a lot of moving parts during the mowing process—quite literally—and they each affect the health of sports pitches for better or worse. To avoid damage, turf professionals know to pay attention to a few key elements. The sharpness of the… 

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Posted on: Jun 25, 2018

Fore The Golfer: Equipment For The Future

Check out this recent video from the United States Golf Association showcasing new technologies available to Superintendents. Cub Cadet’s RG3 and TruEdge make the list of products highlighted. https://youtu.be/_lpaEttVipw

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Posted on: Oct 9, 2016

USGA Publishes Feature on the Benefits of Robotic Mowers

Larry Gilhully, Western Region Agronomist for the USGA, published the following story after observing the RG3 in daily operation at The Santaluz Club in San Diego, CA. Click the link below: http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/course-care/regional-updates/west-region/four-for-the-price-of-one.html

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Posted on: Feb 22, 2016

GCM Article Focuses On The Benefits of Lightweight Greens Rolling

The April issue of GCM features an article by Dr. Thomas A Nikoli, Ph.D. titled “Ready to Roll” that highlights 10 reasons why lightweight rolling is right for your putting surfaces.  The RG3 is the only greens mower in the world that mows and rolls in a single pass – this means you get the… 

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Posted on: Apr 10, 2014

An Observational Study on the Problem of Greens Creep

Over time every golf course changes. Some of these changes are intentional, like removing a tree, or the addition of a bunker; some of the changes are unintentional, like the change to the shape of a greens perimeter, typically referred to as “greens creep”. In an article from the USGA Greens Section Record titled “Do… 

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Posted on: Nov 30, 2012

How the RG3 Learns the Greens, Part 2

In Part 1 of Learning the Green we explained that the RG3, a robotic greens mower, adapts uniquely to every green it mows.  This learning process leads to improved straight lines and ensures a consistent overlap throughout the green with no skips or misses.  Over time, the learning process allows the RG3 to reduce overall mowing… 

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Posted on: May 23, 2011

How the RG3 Learns the Greens, Part 1

One question I always get asked about the RG3 is, “How smart is it?”  Or, “It looks great now, but how long did it take your engineers to make the RG3 perform this well on this green. Our engineers developed adaptive algorithms that allow the RG3 to learn and improve every time it mows.  The… 

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Posted on: May 16, 2011

OSU Finds Daily Rolling has Many Benefits

Recently, Oregon State University conducted a research project that wanted to investigate the effects of rolling on annual bluegrass greens.  Rolling studies have been performed in the past, most notably by Michigan State and professor Dr. Thom Nikolai, but there had never been a study done on annual bluegrass greens.   Dr. Rob Golembiewski and Oregon… 

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Posted on: Mar 23, 2011

Taking The Stress Out of Turns

Turning is one of the many advantages RG3 has over traditional greens mowers.  Operators making turns with traditional greens mowers can cause serious wear and stress on collars and surrounds.  Some superintendents take extraordinary measures to protect the turf from turns, including adding an operator to the mowing crew whose responsibility is to place plywood… 

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Posted on: Feb 2, 2010