Turf-Tec International, Tallahassee, Florida. USA (850) 580-4026

This product is made in the USA

Field Scout TruFirm - Golf Green hardness indicator

TruFirm Greens Hardness Tester

Turf-Tec International is now offering the FieldScout TruFirm Tester. Based on technology developed by the USGA, the FieldScout TruFirm offers a quick, easy and affordable method to measure the firmness of turf and sand bunkers. Data acquired from the device allows golf course superintendents and sports turf managers the ability to take appropriate actions to reach the desired firmness of golf course greens, fairways, and bunkers, as well as other playing surfaces.

The primary objective for the development for the TruFirm is to improve championship-caliber playability by cultivating greens that are both firm and fast. By measuring the relationship between the compaction of the soil and the moisture level, golf course superintendents and greenkeepers are able to ensure healthy, aesthetically pleasing greens that offer exceptional playability. Objective data measurements allow turf management professionals to balance the fine line between soil moisture and firmness, which can challenge even the most experienced experts in the industry.

The patented TruFirm system utilizes a hemisphere-shaped impact hammer that mimics the shape of a golf ball to better simulate golf ball drops. The mass is dropped from a consistent height and the maximum turf penetration value is recorded and correlated to the surface firmness - the lower the penetration value, the firmer the turf.

The FieldScout TruFirm was designed to be user-friendly. The lightweight design results in an easily portable device with the need for extra parts. Measurements are instantaneous, and logged data can be sent via Bluetooth to a mobile/handheld device for plotting specific greens or other surfaces. A free associated smart phone application allows users to analyze greens over nine distinct segments to evaluate trends and monitor sections of green relative to one another.

 

TruFirm smartphone application screenshot - Test location

TruFirm smartphone application screenshot - reading display screen

TruFirm smartphone application screenshot - test results comparison screen

TruFirm smartphone application screenshot - Test location

TruFirm smartphone application screenshot - reading display screen

TruFirm smartphone application screenshot - test results comparison screen

TruFirm Controls

TruFirm Hammer - Golf ball shaped

FieldScout TruFirm

TruFirm Controls

TruFirm Hammer - Golf ball shaped

FieldScout TruFirm

TruFirm in use - raiding impact tester to drop height

 

Using Bluetooth Capabilities with TruFirm smartphone application

United States Golf Association Agronomist (USGA) using TruFirm before tournament

TruFirm in use - raiding impact tester to drop height

Using Bluetooth Capabilities with TruFirm smartphone application

United States Golf Association Agronomist (USGA) using TruFirm before tournament

TruFirm Display Screen - Measures impact of falling mass in 1000th of an inch readings

 

TruFirm Display Screen - Measures impact of falling mass in 1000th of an inch readings - Digital readout on screen.

FieldScout TruFirm golf green hardness tester

Common applications for TruFirm include:

Specifications:

  • Golf Course greens for better playing conditions and fewer ball marks.
  • Fairway landing areas for longer drives.
  • Green approach areas for chip and run play.
  • Bunker sands for moisture retention and greater ball control.
  • Power: 2 AA batteries (included)
  • Weight: 4.3 lb (1.95 kg)
  • Height: 27 in (69 cm)
  • Diameter of Hammer: 1.75 in (4.45 cm)
  • Measurement Units: Depth of travel (inches)
  • Range: 0.1 in - 1.5 in
  • Resolution: 0.01 in at 1.00 in - 1.50 in
  • Resolution: 0.001 in at 1.100 in - 0.999 in
  • Display: LCD with backlight

This product is made in the USA TRUFIRM-1-S Field Scout TruFirm Tester without Bluetooth
TRUFIRMBT-1-S - Field Scout TruFirm Tester with Bluetooth

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Turf-Tec International

1471 Capital Circle NW, Suite # 13
Tallahassee, FL. 32303
Order Line (800) 258-7477
Phone (850) 580-4026
Fax (850) 580-4027


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