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The only solution you’ll need to keep things pristine

Actioneco’s range of golf course maintenance equipment is a highly eco-friendly solution for achieving truly ‘green’ golf courses with a much lower overall environmental footprint than conventional technology can offer. Even noise pollution is virtually eliminated.

The Actioneco range represents a new generation of upkeep machines for golf courses, and is the only one of its kind. Electrically powered, it completely eliminates the exhaust fumes and trace oil and grease left behind on the ground by conventional machines, and is virtually silent as well, benefiting operators, players, and anyone living nearby.

A Li-ion battery, together with highefficiency AC servo drives on each of its three wheels and lightweight construction, enables an Actioneco unit to give a full eight hours of service on one charge, typically costing around a euro. Recharging takes just a couple of hours, and batteries can be recharged thousands of times before needing to be replaced.

Thanks to their multiple benefits, a single Actioneco unit can carry out the work of two to three conventional machines. Remote operational diagnostics guarantee maximum uptime.

One machine does it all

High-torque servo drives enable Actioneco units to take inclines in their stride and provide very precise speed adjustment, while a smart electronic control system means that operators can turn the units virtually on a dime, by engaging one of the front wheels in forward drive and the other in reverse. Electronic traction control prevents machines from leaving unsightly skid marks on pristine fairways or greens.

Actioneco’s patented electronic cutting height and function selection enables multiple cutting tasks to be carried out in a single sweep. The height of a machine’s cut can be varied from as little as 1.5 mm to 50 mm – while on the move – to give a very exact cut. Automatic clippings collection and spreading also operates on the fly. All functions, including steering, are now electronically controlled via a steering wheel. As mowing units can be removed and replaced by other attachments, an Actioneco is ideal for virtually any upkeep job, eliminating the need for different machines for different duties. The seat can be turned in any direction, enabling attachments to be pushed or pulled as required.

Powered by the wind

To reduce operating costs even further and guarantee a truly eco-friendly solution, Actioneco also offers Eagle wind turbine systems for charging Actioneco machines and other energy needs around a golf course.

These lightweight, energy-efficient units can deliver 2 to 100 kW of power and up to 30% more output than conventional small wind turbines, thanks to their ability to start up at low wind speeds of 2-2.5 m/s and achieve full output at only 8.5-11 m/s. Their direct drive design and permanent magnet generators offer service-free operations.

The Actioneco II 3AWD/3C greens mower features three cutting units, reel cutting, full electronic height adjustment, and a quick-fit system for attaching rotary and verticut units.
> Mauno Keski-Luopa
(Published in HighTech Finland 2010)