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New TYM Compact Makes Big Impact

9.50am 10th July 2013 - Courses

TYM Chipping Sodbury
Chipping Sodbury course manager John Keenaghan with the club’s new TYM 43hp T433 tractor

Chipping Sodbury has become the latest golf club to choose a TYM compact tractor, for work around its 18-hole Cotswold course. It is one of a growing number of clubs that have opted for a TYM tractor from Toro distributor Lely UK when buying new Toro turf equipment and irrigation products. Lely took on sales of TYM only last year.

Models range from 23hp to 100hp to cater to a wide variety of needs, but Lely says the 40hp and 50hp tractors are particularly suited to the turf sector.

The 43hp T433 model, with its working speed of almost 20mph making it ideal for general turf maintenance duties, is a particular favourite with turf managers. And this was the model chosen by Chipping Sodbury, whose course manager John Keenaghan says he’s been like “a schoolboy in a sweet shop” with his new machine!

“The TYM compact is an incredible machine. The hydrostatic power-steering gives it a wide turning radius, making it easy to use and ensuring no tyre marks are left on the greens,” says John. “We bought the mid-duty 43hp model which is efficient and well suited for venues such as golf clubs. That’s something I am more than happy to vouch for – we aerated all 21 greens on the course in a day with ours!”

All TYM tractors benefit from a reliable and powerful four-cylinder diesel engine that maximises fuel efficiency. Dual-air filter elements protect and extend engine life, and a heavy-duty, four-wheel-drive front axle offers greater traction where needed. Chipping Sodbury’s tractor has an optional cab fitted with rear wipers to provide a clear, wide working visibility.

The tractors are ideal for use with popular Toro turf equipment, such as the ProCore aerator and ProPass topdresser. They can be mounted with an array of other attachments, too, such as loaders and backhoes, from TYM and other manufacturers.

TYM products are distributed throughout the UK and Ireland by Lely (UK) Limited, 1 Station Road, St Neots PE19 1QH. Call 01480 226800, email or visit

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