Toro hits the mark at Altcar Training Camp

Izzy Cutlerin Machinery & Mechanics

The UK's premier facility for small arms marksmanship training, Altcar Training Camp in Merseyside, recently invested in a Toro Groundsmaster 7210 and LT-F3000 triple flail mower for their sports and residential grounds maintenance.

Mark Byrne, infrastructure resource manager at Altcar, left, shakes hands with Greg Cain from Cheshire Turf Machinery.

With a football and rugby pitch, general-purpose field and residential green areas, having robust and high-performance mowers to tackle a variety of jobs was essential for Altcar Training Camp. After a competitive demonstration process where Toro and multiple other brands were tested, Toro hit the mark and came out on top.

Mark Byrne, infrastructure resource manager, explains: "Our previous machines were on their way out and so we wanted to get the best possible replacements. That was when we got in touch with Cheshire Turf Machinery and set up a demonstration with several brands.

"We wanted a zero-turn mower again because that suited our needs here perfectly. We were looking for something that would be simple to use and would be a seamless transition from our previous machine. With the triple flail mower, we wanted to get a robust alternative that would be more reliable."

With the help of Cheshire Turf Machinery a competitive demonstration was organised in order to trial several machines and find the perfect replacements for the camp.

"It became quite clear fairly soon that Toro was winning," says Mark. "The combination of performance and price was just what we were looking for, and with simple and easy to use operation, it meant we could get straight onto using the new machines when they arrived."

Having had the machines since September 2018, the GM7210 and the LT-F3000 have proved to be right on target. "They're both really good machines and doing everything we expect from them."

And with Toro impressing Mark, future investment is definitely on the cards. "We've had Toro before and been impressed and would definitely consider going with Toro again."

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