Brand new from Toro to the UK is the Toro Reelmaster 3550-D, the lightest fairway mower on the market.
Weighing in at a mere 900kg (2,000lbs), the Reelmaster 3550-D is an impressive 15 to 20 percent lighter than comparable models. Don’t be fooled by competitor claims about their fairway mowers being the lightest – these boasts exclude roll-bar weight. Nothing beats Toro in the lightweight bout! And that means this machine is not only kind to turf, but is also more fuel efficient and cheaper to run.
Toro has combined the mower’s lightweight build with smooth, turf-friendly tyres, a generous 208cm (82in) cutting width and a proven power unit. This allows the 3550-D to float effortlessly across fairways and green surrounds – undulations and all – providing the ideal combination of turf friendliness, productivity and performance.
Ideal for links and heathland courses, the 3350-D’s cutting width is complemented by a 7mph (11kmph) mowing speed for fast and effective cutting. But a kit to increase the height of cut is also available, making this mower suitable for sports fields, too.
The new Reelmaster’s performance is based on that of the popular and proven Groundsmaster 3500-D power unit. Powered by a 25hp (18.5kW) Kubota diesel engine, the 3550-D has the oomph to climb hills, even while running groomers and rear roller brushes. Better still, a patented Series/Parallel three-wheel-drive system provides power to at least two wheels at all times for superior traction. The result is improved grip in even hilly and wet conditions, plus minimal wheel slip so that the mower remains gentle on turf.
The 3550-D also benefits from improved ground-following performance, provided by a new 46cm (18in) version of Toro’s renowned Dual Precision Adjustment (DPA) cutting units fitted as standard. Providing an unrivalled quality and consistency of cut, these units better handle fairway undulations, ensuring that each blade of grass is cleanly cut – not torn – to keep the sward green and healthy. Optional 56cm (22in) rear cutting units can also be installed to achieve additional overlap if required.
Additional benefits include a quiet performance, and grass boxes that are easy to get on and off. Operators will also appreciate the comfortable seat and conveniently located controls, with a premium seat also available.