Since Kevin Matthews arrived at St Neots Town Council five years ago as operations manager he has had one aim in mind: to turn the existing fleet of machinery Toro red.
"When I arrived at St Neots Town Council it was immediately obvious that the machines being used weren't the best for the job," he says.
"There had been no clear strategy in place when making machinery purchases up to that point and as a result the kit was wrong for the job intended."
"I've been 'making-do' by increasing cutting frequencies with the machines we have, while waiting for the budget to start building a proper fleet of machines.
I was confident that Toro was the best way forward in terms of quality of cut and build quality.
"For effective grounds maintenance it's imperative to consider the machine in relation to the type of grass being cut and the desired finish. You want the best possible cut for the best possible cost.
The Toro CT2120 delivers just that. It is the first capital piece of equipment we've had since 2007 and the start of my dream Toro fleet!"
The CT2120 was chosen by Kevin for its ability to produce a fine cut and will be used for cutting village greens and lawn cemeteries. "The CT2120 is lightweight and easy to manoeuvre around smaller spots and has a lovely fine cut for high visibility spots
. The fact that it's lightweight and compact means it can be easily moved between sites on a trailer drawn by one of our vans, too," he says.
"It's absolutely brilliant to have a decent bit of kit at last. It's not only made a difference to the results we produce, but it's also made the grounds team's job that much more enjoyable."
Going forward Kevin has a three-year plan that will see all old machinery replaced - with Toro of course!
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