Golf course equipment is always changing and modernizing. Dana R Lonn, PE, discusses changes that have happened during this 60-minute webcast, part of our equipment management series. The recent implementation of the tier 4 requirements precipitated a significant change in the applied technology. The move to hybridization and electrification has also begun. Outside forces like cost of fuel, labor and pressure to reduce emissions and use less chemicals and pesticides will continue to accelerate the application of technology to the golf course maintenance business. Technology that is being developed for autonomous vehicles by car manufacturers, Google and Uber will also provide opportunities for mowing equipment. We can anticipate an ever accelerating transformation of the equipment that we utilize. Listen in to learn what we are likely see in the future of golf course equipment.
Original presentation date: Aug. 25, 2016
Education points: 0.1
About the Instructor
Dana R. Lonn, PE, is managing director, Center for Advanced Turf Technology, The Toro Company. He earned his bachelors and masters from the University of Minnesota. Lonn’s CATT team was established to develop innovative solutions to customer problems, and environmentally-friendly technologies for customers in the professional turf markets including golf, sports fields, grounds and landscape maintenance. The group’s mission is to work with customers, academic leaders and industry experts to develop solutions that could emerge as breakthrough products. CATT has been influential in the following areas: water management, alternative fuels and labor productivity. Lonn has worked on a wide variety of Toro commercial, residential and irrigation products. He was recognized with the Edwin Budding Award in 2012, holds 10 US patents and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Minnesota.
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