Established in 1960, South Korean company Tong Yang Moolson (TYM) specialises in the design and manufacture of high-quality compact tractors as well as agricultural equipment. Headquartered in Seoul, TYM is a major contributor to the country's economic development and produces 10,000 tractors annually for markets in the USA, Australia and Europe.
In these territories, the brand has established itself as the compact tractor of choice among customers as diverse as golf courses, sports stadiums and equestrian facilities. And, since joining Lely's 'Partners in Turfcare' portfolio - alongside Toro, Otterbine aeration and Solo outdoor equipment - the TYM range is proving just as popular among UK and Ireland turf professionals.
Models range from 23hp to 100hp to cater to a variety of needs, but Lely says that the 40hp and 50hp tractors are particularly suited to the turf sector. A popular choice is the 40hp T433 model, with its maximum working speed of almost 20mph making it ideal for general turf management. Or, for a mid-duty model, opt for the 50hp T503 tractor, which has a top speed of just over 20mph and is perfect for larger venues like multi-course golf clubs, sports training grounds and racecourses.
As with all TYM tractors, both models benefit from a reliable and powerful four-cylinder, liquid-cooled diesel engine that maximises fuel efficiency. Dual-air filter elements protect and extend engine life. Some models also feature hydrostatic power-steering for effortless manoeuvrability and a wide turning radius. A heavy-duty, four-wheel-drive front axle, meanwhile, offers greater traction where needed.
All TYM tractors can also be upgraded with optional heated and air-conditioned cabs for maximum operator comfort. A radio and CD player can be fitted, too. The cabs are easy to get in and out of, plus provide plenty of working space as well as superb visibility. But models without cabs boast a handy feature as well - the ROPS can be folded down for compact, convenient storage under a low roof.
Other TYM benefits include an easy-to-read LED instrument panel, which displays engine RPM, engine temperature and fuel level, together with a digital hour meter and a power-take-off indication light. A touch-panel control for operating the front/rear lights and wipers is handily located to the operator's right-hand side. Rear wipers are available on the T433 and T503 cab versions only, and provide a clear, wide working visibility. All models also feature a projection headlamp for improved visibility in low light conditions.
And, with Lely also distributor for the Toro range of turf maintenance machinery, the great news is that TYM tractors are ideal for use with popular Toro units, such as ProCore aerators and ProPass topdressers. The tractors can be mounted with an array of other attachments, too, such as loaders and backhoes from other manufacturers.
For more information on TYM, call Lely on 01480 226800, email email@example.com or visit www.lely.co.uk.