A popular golf club in Somerset has bought two new Toro greensmowers to help maintain its 18-hole golf course.
After a competitive demonstration to course manager James Williams, Oake Manor Golf Club in Taunton invested in a Greensmaster TriFlex Hybrid 3420 riding greensmower and a Greensmaster 1000 pedestrian greensmower.
TriFlex is one of Toro's newest innovations, with its all-electric cylinder drive system - which virtually eliminates hydraulic leaks - particularly appealing to James. "Our greens are the most important thing to us," he says, "so we don't want to jeopardise them by risking hydraulic leaks. We felt we could use the TriFlex on the greens with confidence, making it a better investment for us than a hydraulic machine."
And having invested in the very latest greens-mowing technology, James is appreciative of Toro's commitment to building the TriFlex from the ground up and incorporating customer feedback. "Toro have built their machines with the likes of me in mind. They listen to feedback from the people who are out on the course every day and have then created brilliant products that are comfortable and easy to use."
But whether he's using the newest model or a popular classic like the Greensmaster 1000 - another new addition - it's the whole-life costs and long-term retention of his fleet's value that keeps James coming back to Toro. "The quality and robustness of a Toro is second-to-none," he adds. "Whenever I renew my machinery I get demos from the top manufacturers, but Toro has always been the leader of the pack."
For more information on Toro machinery, call distributor Lely UK on 01480 226800, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.toro.com.
Image: Oake Manor Golf Club course manager James Williams, left, and deputy course manager Ian Larcombe with their new Toro mowers.