Toro’s new Groundsmaster® 1200 pull-behind rotary mower includes three contour-following cutting decks featuring 12 foot (3.7 m) width of cut and can mow up to 8.73 acres (3.53 hectares) at 9.7km per hour. It offers superior productivity and quality of cut for both sports-turf and golf roughs.
Full width rollers on the front and rear of each deck give a great quality of cut. The front roller helps reduce scalping in undulating terrain and the rear roller delivers the exceptional turf striping. Each roller includes heavy-duty bearings featuring easy access grease points.
The Groundsmaster® 1200 is not only a highly productive mower, it's also very versatile. Each deck features four mowing height adjustment points making it simple and quick to deliver the exact mowing height for a superior finish. The height of cut is up to 4” (10.2 cm).
The pull-behind mower features a deck lift system which allows for the decks to be lifted from the turf while the PTO is engaged to quickly turn around without scuffing the grass or transport over paths. “This system really helps keep you running at peak productivity”, says Brian Goodridge, Toro’s equipment product marketing manager.
“The wing decks also fold up to near vertical for a narrow 86" (218.4 cm) transport width, which makes it easy to go from site to site. On top of this the transport wheels have an integrated torsion spring. This effectively serves as a suspension system and gives you a very smooth ride. It really makes transport a lot more quick and comfortable.”
Remaining true to the Groundsmaster’s unmatched reputation of durability, the 1200 was designed for years of reliable mowing. Its spindles are the same as Toro’s large rotaries, with heavy-duty shafts and dual tapered roller bearings that are capable of withstanding the roughest conditions.
The bi-directional impact absorption technology cushions and protects the individual cutting decks against damage from obstacles while mowing.
“This new unit is the ideal piece of equipment to complement the new Toro Outcross® 9060 and we are very excited about it,” said Goodridge.
In addition to the Toro Outcross 9060, the new Groundsmaster 1200 pull-behind rotary mower is also compatible with many other tractor makes and models (minimum 35 PTO horsepower (26 kW) tractors).