Toro launches golf industry first at BTME 2014

Rosie Duckworthin Machinery & Mechanics

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Visitors to BTME will be the first in the UK to see Toro's all-new Sand Pro 2040Z zero-turn bunker rake.

With the SP2040Z, Toro brings zero-turn technology to bunker maintenance for the first time. The result is a mechanical groomer delivering unmatched manoeuvrability and productivity - and, as a result, one of the most laborious jobs on the golf course just got a whole lot easier.

The machine boasts a brand new 'flex' raking system with a patent-pending 'lift in turn' feature that enables operators to make the tightest of turns in bunkers without leaving unraked 'teardrops' or tyre marks, to produce picture-perfect surfaces even in small, tight bunkers and those with sloped walls. Toro also says it won't tear bunker liners or turf on bunker edges.

Meanwhile, the new GreensPro 1240 being exhibited has 18 new upgrades over its GreensPro 1200 predecessor, taking greens rolling to another level.

The offset smoothing roller design delivers unmatched roll consistency for exceptionally smooth greens and putting surfaces while independent smoothing heads follow undulations and preserve natural contours.

There's a new transport system, too, which features a Quicklatch coupler and makes moving the GreensPro 1240 from green to green quick and simple.

Lely has also chosen BTME to showcase its latest Toro PREMA machine - a Reelmaster 5410 - to show visitors the quality of machines available for clubs wanting to buy quality, pre-owned Toro turf machinery that's technically as good as new, at affordable prices, under its new PREMA scheme.

Completing the comprehensive line-up are Toro favourites such as the Triflex 3420 and Reelmaster 3100 with Sidewinder, plus sprayers, aeration equipment and utility vehicles. Green technology will be represented by the eFlex.

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