As Britain's new season gets into full swing, and with it the familiar flush of grass growth, ensuring mowers' rotary blades are sharp is the key to a superior after-cut appearance on the golf course, says Toro distributor Lely UK.
Dan Dubas, sales and marketing for Toro Parts at Lely, warns that frequent spring cutting inevitably leads to worn rotary blades; a situation that, if unprepared, can cause serious issues in the midst of golfing high season.
"Preparation is the key to maintaining a perfect golf course throughout the high-demand periods of spring and summer," says Dan. "To stay on top of maintenance while mowers are being used more regularly, I highly recommend Toro Groundsmaster users stock up on replacement rotary blades now, rather than waiting until there is an issue."
Throughout the lifespan of a blade, Dan explains that it's important to visually inspect your blade for signs of wear.
"In order to prevent damage to your machine and ensure operator safety, when signs of wear are identified, the blade must be replaced immediately - making on-hand spares extremely useful," he advises, while also stressing the importance of choosing genuine Toro parts.
"Will-fit blades are not specifically engineered to meet the exact requirements of Toro machines, which often lead to twisted or bent blades. Blades that fit incorrectly also require more horsepower to operate, and can damage the turf, create vibration and noise and shorten spindle bearing life.
Genuine Toro rotary blades are designed to work harder for longer, reducing the risk of unexpected wear and breakages other non-genuine parts can suffer. As they will not need replacing as often as will-fit parts, mowers will be operational for longer, with less downtime.
"By being so well made and designed, genuine Toro blades also cut your grass better, leaving the grass leaf beautifully clean and healthy, lowering the risk for diseases, and importantly helping to make the surface look and play fantastic," he adds.
With now being the ideal time to stock up, Lely is offering end users a free Toro gift set for every 10 rotary blades bought. Comprising a torch, pen and tyre pressure tool, the gift is a useful on-the-go set for greenkeepers and mechanics alike.
Available in Atomic, Standard and Combo blade options, suitable for the entire Toro Greensmaster range, end users can take advantage of the gift set promotion through their local genuine Toro parts dealer or service centre, while stocks last.