For several years Toro machinery has been helping FCC Environment's grounds maintenance department achieve excellent results for its clients, which is why it continues to invest in Toro.
Toro's LT-F3000 has impressed FCC Environment with its performance in all weathers
Richard Moss, FCC Environment's grounds foreman, explains: "We have several clients we work with on a range of projects and across all types of surfaces, from parks and public sports grounds, to highway verges. So it's very important for us to have reliable machinery that helps us achieve results that keep our clients happy."
Making up the bulk of FCC Environment's maintenance fleet are three LT3340 heavy-duty triple mowers and a T4240 high-output cylinder mower which were purchased four years ago, and most recently a LT-F3000 triple flail mower.
"The T4240 and LT3340 mowers we've had for four years and we invested in a LT-F3000 triple flail mower last year," Richard tells us. "We needed another machine to help with an increase in our workload and it wasn't really a question that we would look to Toro again and it's certainly a decision that has paid off! Not only has the LT-F3000 really impressed me thanks to its versatility coping with both long and short grass, leaving an excellent finish every time, but also, despite the wet weather at the start of the year, all the Toro machines have still seen excellent results and really impressed our clients."
The 21-person-strong grounds team at FCC Environment are out in force every day using Toro machines during peak season, which is why reliable machinery and excellent after sales service make up the vital combination that Richard looks for in a machinery partner, something that together Toro and UK distributor Reesink Turfcare provide.
"We have such a full on schedule that the biggest problem we could face would be machinery downtime," says Richard. "If our machines were constantly breaking down or it took too long to order parts in for repairs, it would be disastrous. Good reliability is why our frontline grass cutting machines are all Toro. We've seen this in action with our T4240 and LT3340, and despite being in use nearly every day for four years, our machinery downtime has stayed at an absolute minimum.
"Not only are Toro machines incredibly reliable, but the after sales service from Reesink is excellent," Richard concludes.