Brand new from Toro to the UK are the Reelmaster 3555-D and 3575-D fairway mowers.
Joining the Reelmaster 3550-D, which weighs in at just 900kg, these two additions aren't letting the side down with their lightweight credentials weighing approximately 500lbs less than comparable four-wheel Toro mowers and providing more choice in the lightweight fairway mower arena.
With the weight balanced from front-to-back and side-to-side, a low centre of gravity is created and when this is combined with smooth turf-friendly tyres the result is a reduction in turf compaction and damage.
Also contributing to this light step around the course is a highly manoeuvrable three-wheel-drive system which allows the machines to make tight turns with ease, reduces turnaround time and, just like the tyres, significantly decreases the potential for turf tear. Just like the RM3550-D before them, these machines make a big impression without leaving one.
As well as being among the lightest on the market, both machines are also among the quietest in their class. Registering at just 84dB(A) for the operator and at 73dB(A) 25-foot away, which is the same a motorbike they are ideal for courses in residential areas.
Powered by a 24.8hp (18.5kW) Kubota diesel engine, the Reelmaster 3555-D and 3575-D provide plenty of power to climb hills, even while running groomers and rear roller brushes, yet they use less fuel per acre than traditional fairway mowers. A 100 inch width of cut and Toro's renowned Dual Precision Adjustment (DPA) cutting units featuring Toro's all new Edge Series cylinders provide a consistent, long-lasting, crisp, clean cut whether opting for five inch cutting units on the RM3555-D or seven on the RM3575-D, with the choice of eight or 11 blades on both.
Jeff Anguige, national sales manager at Lely Turfcare, says: "These new Reelmasters were designed to take precision cutting to a completely new level. Their quality and performance combined with ease of operation and maintenance make for two welcome additions to the highly successful and popular Reelmaster range."
Image: Reelmaster 3555-D