GPS guidance for turf harvesting

FireFly EquipmentPress Release

Turf producers know it’s important to get off to a good start. When opening up a new sod field, it’s crucial to cut a straight first row. Until now, that initial cut had to be done manually, even with harvesters equipped with automatic steering. The operator’s skill and attention would be required to get that first line right, and only then could the automated harvesters switch to auto-steering.

ProSlab with GPS guidance

FireFly introduces GPS Auto-Steer

Now the pressure’s off. FireFly Equipment’s ProSlab 155 turf harvester now offers GPS guidance by Trimble Autopilot. The factory integrated guidance system gives turf producers the ability to open fields and harvest anywhere in the field with perfectly straight lines—even in rolling terrain, slopes, and rough ground.

Ag Technologies with ProSlab 155
Straight lines aren’t just good looking. Accurate rows improve profitability. You can harvest more turf out of the field, increasing your yield. The ProSlab’s guidance system automatically steers the harvester on line with maximum precision. When it gets off the path, Autopilot signals it to adjust its position to follow the correct line, regardless of the field pattern or terrain type.

In addition to improving yield, precision harvesting also aids in regrow from ribbon fields and reduces operator fatigue. Despite low light or poor visibility, the ProSlab’s GPS keeps working.

Trimble Autopilot
FireFly Equipment is known for integrating the best technologies to provide solutions to the turf industry. GPS guidance for turf harvesting is just another way FireFly stands for “Automation made simple.” And that gets their customers off to a great start every time.

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Farm demo tour throughout the Southeast

FireFly EquipmentTrade Shows, Uncategorized

It just got easier to see a FireFly ProSlab harvester in action. FireFly Equipment will be doing a farm-to-farm demo tour throughout the Southeast beginning September 12th. The tour will begin in Mississippi and will travel through Alabama and Georgia.

ProSlab 155 demo tour
After the tour, FireFly will be participating in the Virginia Sod Growers field day on October 1 at Woodward Turf Farms. Following the Virginia field day, FireFly will be participating in the North Carolina Sod Producers Association field day on October 5, held at Sandhill Turf.

If you are interested in having FireFly stop by your farm for a demo, please contact Dave at (801) 842-1327.

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Local service vans arrive in style

FireFly EquipmentPress Release

service vans
This spring, FireFly Equipment introduced its new local service vans to turfgrass producers in the southern United States. Our growing team of regional service experts now has mobile offices to quickly bring parts and support to the fields. These additions are part of our continuing effort to provide the best service in the industry. We strive to deliver services when our customers need them–or even before they know they need them!

Packed with Parts

The FireFly service vans are packed with replacement parts. This inventory allows farm managers to get the parts they need today, as well as to stock up for the future, without the high shipping costs. We not only carry a wide variety of replacement parts for FireFly harvesters, but many other brands as well. Parts delivery to the farm is convenient and cost effective.

local service vans

Regional Service Experts

Of course, local service vans are driven by someone. To the delight of FireFly customers, local vans mean local service experts. We are pleased to now offer regionally-based support technicians for quicker response times. Knowledgable team members are there when our customers need them. We understand that minimizing downtime is critical in the sod business. By basing personnel in areas where there are high concentrations of FireFly ProSlab harvesters, we can reach farms faster. Just as FireFly pioneered remote updates to the turf harvester industry, we are leading the way with our field support model. Our goal is 100% satisfaction, long-term. Nothing less.

Zach Foy of Woerner Turf in Foley, Alabama said: “Whether it’s a simple software update or simply stopping in to check to see how things are going, FireFly’s service to their customers goes on long, long, long after the sale.” We couldn’t agree more, and now we can arrive at your farm with supplies, in style.

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