Developed to provide airflow on the surface of golf course greens, TurfBreeze is the most respected name in surface aeration.
Promoting a healthier turf environment through improved air circulation and the alleviation of heat stress are the primary reasons most golf course superintendents use fans on their greens. Solar heat can have a devastating effect on turfgrass. When a green’s subsoil temperature reaches high levels, turfgrass roots begin to shrink, diminishing the quality of the putting surface. Fan use can lower the surface temperature of a green up to 10° Fahrenheit, which in turn, lowers the soil temperature approximately 4° to 6° F. This is why surface aeration is so important.
TurfBreeze Fan use increases turfgrass transpiration, cooling the plant internally and keeping it healthier overall. TurfBreeze fans can also be used to evaporate excess moisture from heavy morning dew. Although thinning trees works best, fans have shown to improve the quality of shaded greens. TurfBreeze will assist you in planning fan size, quantity, and placement to best suit the needs of your course.
The standard TurfBreeze fan features are ground poles, fan poles, oscillating assemblies, and power control packages. To ensure easier installation, TurfBreeze fans are pre-wired and pre-assembled. Fan housings are shipped with oscillating assemblies and linkages installed and fan poles have all electrical controls pre-mounted. In addition, the fan motor, oscillating motor, and control packages are pre-wired with inter-connecting water proof plugs for simple plug-in installation. The power control package, includes a lockable power disconnect, an electronic starter contact for remote use through an irrigation signal, an overload protection circuit, and a manual start/stop switch. TurfBreeze fans are virtually maintenance free. The synchronized drive system eliminates the need for periodic belt tensioning and sealed pillow block bearings require no re-lubrication.
The TurfBreeze maintenance free design offers simple installation. Pre-wired fan motors, oscillating motors, and control packages come pre-assembled for easy plug-in installation.
The TurfBreeze VFD Control Panel Optional Feature
The VFD Control Panel provides the benefit of using standard reliable three phase motors regardless of supply voltage, phase, or frequency. The VFD control package offers continuous overload protection and dynamic current limiting to prevent temporary overload conditions