0 In Praise of the Toro Propass

ProPass @ Felixstowe#330106Launched earlier this year to wide acclaim, the Toro ProPass range of topdressing attachments and materials-handling equipment for golf course and sports field applications is already proving popular with customers.

From spin-style topdressers for accurate spread and the lightest footprint to heavy-duty materials-handling solutions, the ProPass range complements Toro's existing application equipment offering, such as the Topdresser 2500. The company says it promises to help golf courses and sports fields achieve improved agronomic conditions for healthier, more consistent surfaces.

Proving particularly popular is the ProPass 200 broadcast-style topdresser, which delivers accurate spread patterns from ultra-light dustings to heavier aeration hole-filling applications without any guesswork. Available with a wireless remote controller, which makes it even easier to set and control the spread functions, this essential piece of kit is available in both utility vehicle-mounted and towed versions.

But don't just take Toro's word for it! Here's what existing users have to say:

Glen Rayfield, Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club head greenkeeper

"We wanted to get the Toro ProPass wireless because it is compatible with our two Workman utility vehicles, plus we needed a machine that would spread dressings evenly across all surfaces. Toro also managed to provide us with an excellent deal, which was the best all-round package that suited Felixstowe Ferry's requirements. Along with the ProPass we've got a Toro Sprayer, two new greens machines and a Reelmaster 4000-D rough mower. We are very happy with the products and the ProPass offers so many excellent benefits - we use it on anything that needs topdressing as it is easy to use and applies products evenly both heavily or lightly."

Nick Chidwick, Princes Golf Club course manager

"We switched to using Toro's ProPass spin topdressers after using a drop spreader for years as it seemed more robust and efficient. We've had a ProPass 180 for the past six or seven years, but have since invested in a new Toro ProPass 200 machine, which we've been using for the last six months. We're really happy with them both. We have 27 holes here and are using them across our greens and tees - it's so much quicker than using a drop spreader. Topdressing used to be a six-man job and it took hours to cover the whole two courses, but now we just load the spin dresser up with a shovel and apply a really light topdressing - we don't even need to brush it in. It's freed up a lot of man hours and we're really pleased."

Karl Parry, Denbigh Golf Club course manager

"We bought Toro's ProPass 200 because we needed a new topdressing machine and knew from experience what a reliable and great make Toro is. The machine is fantastic and very versatile too. We only need to use it once every 10 days because it does the job so efficiently and quickly - it really does save us time. What's even better is that you can go anywhere on the course with it as it doesn't disturb the golfers and just does the job brilliantly. We invest in as many Toro products as we can at Denbigh - we've also got a Greensmaster 3250-D and Greensmaster 3000-D. From my experience Toro machines really do last longer than other brands and not only do you get great products, but Lely also provides a really good, professional service as do our local dealer Major Owen Limited."

Perry Lowe, Chigwell Golf Club course manager

"We've been using Toro machines for the past four years and Toro have always done us proud. We invested in a ProPass 200 because nothing has ever gone wrong with any of the Toro products we've used so it was the natural choice when we needed a new topdresser. We couldn't be happier with it - it was definitely worth the investment. We use the ProPass for topdressing our tees and greens because of its speed and ease of use - it gets the course looking great in no time! Toro are by far superior to other machinery makes because of their fantastic quality."

For more information on the Toro ProPass range, contact your local Toro dealer or call distributor Lely UK on 01480 226800 or email toro.info.uk@lely.com. Alternatively, visit www.toro.com.

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