0 New Toro 648 ProCore launched



The self-powered, pedestrian, vertical corer has a large 48in working width that is 50 to 100 per cent wider than competitors. This means 18 greens can be aerated in just over seven hours, enabling greenkeepers to get their greens back in play faster than ever before.

A feature of the ProCore is that, unlike many other aerators on the market, its wheels are located in front of the tines so that the machine never runs over the cores.

The ProCore is powered by a 23hp Kohler petrol engine and can be fitted with both solid and hollow tines. Coring can be done at variable spacing between one-and-a-half and three inches, at depths up to four inches.

Unique Toro technology fitted to the aerator includes the TrueCore ground-following system, which automatically maintains tine depth in operation to match ground undulations and give a consistent coring depth. It also has RotaLink geometry. This ensures the tines enter and exit the ground cleanly to leave a high quality finish.

In addition, Toro's patented three-wheel series/parallel traction drive, combined with high-torque, low-speed wheel motors, prevents slippage for reliable traction and even hole spacing.

Toro has designed the ProCore for easy operation. A single switch on the handle controls the tine head while a handle bail engages forward and reverse - so no shifting is required. A fail-safe system stops the machine and lifts the coring head if the handle bail is released.

The ProCore is very smooth in operation thanks to the virtual elimination of hopping, rocking and unnecessary vibration.

The new unit will be available from May.

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