Harrogate, Yorkshire, England: New machinery from Toro, the next big thing for sustainable machinery cleaning, and a wealth of innovative technology to make the job of turfcare and ground management professionals easier from Reesink UK, is on show at this week’s British Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) 2023.
New machinery from Toro is always a big draw and this year, two new machines have debuted – the new Toro ProCore 648s and Toro Workman UTX 4×4.
The Toro ProCore 648s builds on the greenkeeper favourite – the ProCore 648 – introducing even more features to the time-tested machine that changed the way customers aerate. With 10 new patents, the technology in this machine more than warrants the ‘s’ in its name, which stands for superior.
Now, with all the primary controls at the operator’s fingertips, this machine can be operated single-handedly. Hole spacing and true tine depth can be set and saved in the InfoCentre and there’s a broader range of 5 mm (0.25 inches) for the ultimate control.
The next new entry from Toro is the Workman UTX 4×4. This robust four-wheel drive, full-sized utility vehicle can handle curbs, inclines, hillsides, slopes and drops and all weathers. It has a high ground clearing (25.4 centimetres/10 inches), a towing capacity of up to 2,000 pounds and 25 per cent more cargo capacity than that of others in its class.
It’s road-ready and comes with a proprietary speed control system to guarantee the right speed and power for the job at hand, meaning customers can choose between lower RPMs for lower fuel consumption and sound in sensitive areas, or higher RPMs for more power to haul a heavier load up hills and inclines.
Also on the stand is an example of Toro’s sustainable machinery options: the electric Greensmaster eTriFlex 3370 riding mower, Greensmaster eFlex 1021 pedestrian mower and Workman GTXe utility vehicle.
The Greensmaster eTriFlex 3370 is the industry’s first lithium-ion battery powered ride-on greensmower. As well as being whisper quiet, allowing for earlier start times, the eTriFlex 3370 avoids emissions, pollution and damaging hydraulic leaks.
Meanwhile the all-electric Greensmaster eFlex 1021 takes electrical efficiency to a new level, mowing 35,000 square feet on a single charge. And with Flex suspension, it hugs the contours for that iconic Toro cut.
The lithium-ion battery-powered Workman GTX-L has hundreds of configurable options that include front and rear attachments, a flat bed and four-seat option, to name but a few.
Further technology comes in the shape of the Toro myTurf Pro app, that allows parts to be ordered, service activities to be scheduled and utilisation data to be tracked in real-time.
Toro is an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.