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New Tym Tractor a ‘Hit’ at Woodhall Spa

4.06pm 28th April 2015 - Courses

Courses manager Sam Rhodes (left) with Lely’s Nigel Lovatt and Chris Sellars from Chris Sellars Groundcare, next to the club’s new TYM T603
Courses manager Sam Rhodes (left) with Lely’s Nigel Lovatt and Chris Sellars from Chris Sellars Groundcare, next to the club’s new TYM T603

TYM has been dubbed a hit with the greenkeeping team at Lincolnshire’s Woodhall Spa Golf Club following the arrival of a new T603 late last year.

Owned by the England Golf and home to the National Golf Centre, the club boasts two magnificent courses – one of which, the Hotchkin Course, is rated among the world’s finest heathland golf experiences and ranked in Golf World magazine’s Top 100 Golf Courses in the World.

This world-class reputation is upheld by courses manager Sam Rhodes and his team of highly skilled greenkeepers; 14 of which, says Sam, have been putting the new tractor to good use since it arrived on site.

“We have 14 guys that use it here and they all really like it, which is the important thing,” he says. “The TYM has been in action on both courses throughout winter, mostly aerating the fairways.”

A robust 60 horsepower model, the T603 is the largest vehicle taking residence at Woodhall Spa. “It’s the biggest tractor in our fleet and it bosses the job!” says Sam. “It has all the features of other brands, but is better value for money – the build quality is excellent and it’s also operator-friendly.”

The T603 features a 50 degree turning angle, which offers great manoeuvrability, and an open ergonomic cab, providing comfort for the operator. Three sets of hydraulic remotes also enable a wide range of applications to be carried out.

As well as being pleased with his recent tractor purchase, Sam also notes that he’s found both local dealer Chris Sellars Groundcare and TYM distributor Lely UK – also Toro’s only UK distributor – great to work with.

“We have all Toro machines here at Woodhall, which we also got from Lely and Chris, so it’s great dealing with the same supplier and dealer for our tractor needs. They know how we work, and we get great loyalty and service with a long-term relationship. If there are any issues, we know they’ll be on hand straight away,” Sam adds.

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