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A ‘revolution’ from Toro

8.50am 11th October 2011 - New Products - This story was updated on Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Well ahead of SALTEX Toro had been flagging up the launch of its ‘revolutionary Greensmaster TriFlex models’ promising in advance that they would ‘cause a stir.’ And ‘the turf machinery market’s most eagerly-awaited mower launch of recent years’ did not disappoint.

Toro’s brand new Greensmaster TriFlex 3400 and TriFlex Hybrid 3420 greensmowers are built from the ground up to provide the precision cut of a pedestrian mower. Packed with revolutionary features, these riding golf greensmowers are poised to cause quite a stir in theUKgreenkeeping sector.

The arrival of the hybrid – the first Toro mower to feature an all-electric cylinder drive system – is especially exciting but the Company says that both the diesel and diesel-electric models deserve equal share in the spotlight, thanks to their myriad groundbreaking features and benefits.

Toro is confident its latest launch will live up to the hype! From tool-free, quick-change cutting units and a unique Flex double A-arm suspension system, to superb operator comfort and a hybrid option that virtually eliminates hydraulic leaks, The hybrid model is also the first Toro machine to earn its new ‘EnergySmart’ seal of approval, thanks to its greener features.

Commenting on the launch, distributor Lely’s Toro UK sales manager Jeff Anguige says: “Having worked closely with The Toro Company’s research and development team to create a greensmower with the UK golf market in mind, we’re prouder than ever to introduce these particular models. Of course greenkeepers are excited to see Toro’s first hybrid machine, but the overall benefits of both mowers are just as impressive. I urge turf professionals to check out these benefits firsthand at Saltex.”

GBN.com happened to meet Peter Todd, Golf Courses Manager at London Golf Club, on Toro’s stand. He was looking closely at the new Greensmaster and was effusive in his praise.

“Every so often a manufacturer makes a leap forward by introducing a product that incorporates significant technology or engineering changes – I feel Toro has done just that with the launch of the Triflex ride on triple cylinder mower,” said Peter. “The pivoting arm that the cutting unit is suspended from is a unique piece of engineering and this alone must have had the design engineers brains working hard for months on end. Maximising the ability of the cutting units to follow contours was clearly the focus of this design. The cutting units can now be removed quickly without the need to use any tools.

“As well as attention to improving its tyre footprint, the new model offers a hybrid power option and easy access to the centre unit with a lift up footrest. Other features include an updated engine, easier rear tyre changing and windows to check fuel and hydraulic oil levels more easily,” he continued.

“This was not the sort of product facelift we often see to refresh sales but a complete review and redesign to make significant improvements. I am sure it will generate a lot of interest from both existing and potential Toro users,” concluded Peter..

Lely UK www.lely.com

Toro www.toro.com

       

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