New CR-15

posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Company News

Superintendents Can Lean on Turfco's CR-15 Large Area Topdresser and Material Handler for Unprecedented Control over Topdressing Applications.

MINNEAPOLIS -- (March 12, 2019) Turfco takes the guesswork out of topdressing – while providing unprecedented productivity – with its new CR-15 Large Area Topdresser and Material Handler. Designed to be the multi-purpose workhorse of the golf course maintenance industry, the CR-15 gives superintendents access to precision spread application controls for fairways and other large-area turf management jobs equal to what the customers expect from Turfco’s greens topdressers.
"The CR-15 revolutionizes fairway and large-area topdressing, in the same way that our WideSpin™ 1550 Topdresser delivered revolutionary performance for greens topdressing," says Scott Kinkead, executive vice president, Turfco Manufacturing Inc. "The patented precision system engineered into the CR-15 is designed to help superintendents achieve their agronomic goals, eliminate material waste and improve labor productivity -- all areas of high concern to golf superintendents and other turf professionals today."


Turfco equips the CR-15 with a digital smart controller that gives superintendents the ability to calculate their preferred rates and then lock-in rates and widths into four savable pre-sets. They can set up and save all of their applications at the same time, to get the perfect topdressing program every time. For efficiency while in use, the equipment operator can switch between the various pre-sets on the fly, varying the spread rate and width for different areas, for example. This allows the operator to move from wide to narrower areas and still maintain the same application rate -- improving productivity without wasting material.
“With the CR-15, superintendents can optimize their spread application programs so that they use only as much material as necessary to get the job done correctly and quickly,” says Kinkead.
The edge-to-edge spread capability of the CR-15 allows operators to lay down their spreads evenly and with pinpoint accuracy as they move over the turf. This kind of precision means material won’t be wasted by spreading into the rough. For example, miscalculating by five feet off the fairways can add up to 4 or more hopper loads. The CR-15's advanced hydraulics and spinner design allow for uniform application, with edge-to-edge spreads at any desired width and rate within a 15 to 45 foot range -- perfect for fairway topdressing programs or sports field applications.
On turf areas that require heavier applications because of drainage issues or high traffic, the CR-15 smart controller can also allow operators to increase the spread rate as needed, all at the push of a button and totally on the fly. It applies to areas with variable soil profiles as well as others like ball landing zones.
The CR-15 can even assist superintendents in determining their topdressing program budget, eliminating the guesswork. Simply input the estimated square footage of the area to be topdressed and desired application rate into the smart controller. The controller will calculate how much material is needed to do the job – helping budget for an entire season.
Backed by Turfco's industry-leading three-year warranty (and that includes the digital controller), the CR-15 doubles as an all-purpose construction and turf renovation machine. When operated as a loader, the CR-15 can quickly load other topdressers, turf vehicles and spreaders or move material quickly around the golf course. Using available attachments, the CR-15 can be used to load and unload materials during course renovation, remediation and new construction work. The galvanized, self-cleaning hopper accepts virtually any wet or dry turf material, including sand, lime, compost, stone, wood chips, soil conditioners and grass clippings.
Superintendents can use it on a daily basis for everything from renovating bunkers and filling irrigation ditches to fixing washout areas and moving material to hard-to-reach areas. For even greater versatility, the CR-15 employs a "Fast Attach" system that requires no tools when connecting attachments.
To learn more about this Swiss Army-like workhorse of the turf world, call Turfco at 1-800-679-8201 or visit the Turfco website at to sign up for a personal demonstration of the CR-15.

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About Turfco
Based in Minneapolis, Minn., Turfco Manufacturing is the leader in turf maintenance for the golf, sports and lawn care industries. Turfco built the first mechanized topdresser in 1961 and continues as the first choice of professional turf managers worldwide. Turfco listens closely to turf professionals, then designs and manufactures products that help do jobs more efficiently and effectively in topdressing, seeding, debris blowing, application and renovation. For more information call 800-679-8201 or visit

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