With offices in Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, Nightingale Contract Services Group - a multi-service provider offering commercial cleaning and related support services - has seen its grounds maintenance division thrive thanks to an investment in Toro
Having successfully served public sector and commercial clients across the East of England, Midlands and London for over 30 years, focusing mainly on contract cleaning, the business decided to move into grounds maintenance in early 2014. Once the first contract was won, the firm set out in search of a flexible yet portable mower.
Opting for the Toro CT2240, Nightingale's landscaping manager Paul Reed says: "We needed a good quality machine that was large enough to cope with the sports fields, but also nimble enough to cut most of the smaller areas around the school."
Providing access into the most confined environments, the CT offers the ideal solution for grounds maintenance at schools. And with independent cutter unit lift control and a wide cutting width, productivity is uncompromised.
One of the mower's key criteria for Paul, however, was that it could be driven into the back of a large 3.5T van for transportation and added security. With its narrower transportation width compared to other triple reel mowers, the Toro CT2240 was ideal.
"It didn't take long before the school commented on the how nice the grounds and beautiful stripped pitches looked thanks to the quality of the cut and the rear rollers on the reels," he says.
Adding that Lely are a "great company to deal with" from purchase to ongoing maintenance and service, Paul hints at a future Toro purchase for next year.
He says: "We feel the customer support and technical backup they have provided has been excellent. We will be looking next year to add a larger rotary machine to the business and will not look further than the Toro range from Lely."
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