Fancy using one robot to mow a driving range and another to pick up range balls? You'll want to take a closer look at the new ECHO Robotics RP-1200 Range Picker and TM-2000 Robotic Mower.
Featuring advanced automation, guidance, and safety features, it takes the hassle out of picking the range by collecting balls 24/7, rain or shine.
Introducing....the Echo BP 1200 Robotic Range Picker! pic.twitter.com/jj5cA6EsFK— Bobby Jones Golf Course (@bobbyjonesgc) November 6, 2019
Pairing it with the TM-2000 Robotic Mower means you’ll also have perpetually great-looking turf – without having to close the range for mowing.
And best of all, the tandem not only does its work in emissions-free silence, it can be controlled from your desk or smart phone, so you can re-allocate your precious resources to where they’re needed most.
Each unit has a capacity of 300 balls, and on a normal cycle, it will pick up around 12,000 balls.
It can cover five acres at a speed of 2.2 mph. It comes with a self-charging station and can be controlled from a smartphone app or a portal.
The RP-1200 guidance system includes safety features which include slowing the mower down when it senses an obstacle.
"You never have to close the range to mow the range," Joe Fahey of Echo Robotics told Golfdom’s Seth Jones.
"It's completely autonomous and it runs 24/7. All good course managers pick the balls when they go home, but with this, you can go home early!"