The Henley, which overlooks the historic town of Henley-in-Arden, has purchased two TYM compact tractors as it aims to create a premier golf club for the Midlands.
Adam Moss, course manager, joined the 250-acre club eight months ago to a rather empty shed including two old tractors and a course that was some way off reaching its potential.
He says: “This is a young course, which for one reason or another hasn’t been pushed. When I joined we put a plan in place to create a premier facility for the area and in order to achieve that it was imperative the club had the right equipment for the job.
“There was an immediate requirement for new equipment. There were two old tractors which were not performing to their capabilities in the tasks for which they were required and were costing quite a lot to maintain and repair.”
So, as the club starts its five-year plan of improvements, two ever-popular TYM T503 Tractors, join a new 28-strong fleet of Toro greens, grounds and fairway mowers, aeration equipment, UTVs and sprayers, all from Lely Turfcare, UK distributor of Toro and TYM.
Adam says of this choice: “I needed two tractors to operate our SR72 deep tine aerator and multi-use collector, as well as relying on them for loading and transporting materials around the course. For those tasks, the horsepower and overall size of the T503s are ideal. On one tractor we’ve added a front loader, which can be quickly changed from loading bucket to lifting forks and is great to have, and the other has a cab, which is spacious with excellent visibility.
“This is the first time I’ve used TYM tractors and I am really impressed with how easy they are to operate and maintain, plus the overall build quality is exceptional. The automatic Power Take-Off [PTO] is fantastic, especially when using the SR72 aerator.”
It is this combination of tractor and aerator that Adam says is “worth its weight in gold” in removing a substantial layer of thatch and opening up a deeply compacted turf condition to help the course get back on track and reach its full potential.
Royal Reesink acquired Toro UK distributor Lely Turfcare in July 2016 and renamed the business Reesink Turfcare. The Netherlands’-based organisation, which has 19 group companies, already distributes Toro machinery in the Benelux through its subsidiaries Jean Heybroek and Packo.
Reesink Turfcare is the exclusive distributor in the UK and Ireland for Toro professional turfcare machinery and irrigation products for the golf, sport and amenity sectors. It is based at 1 Station Road, St Neots PE19 1QH. Call 01480 226800, email firstname.lastname@example.org The Henley http://www.henleygcc.co.uk