Toro Australia has launched its all new out-front rotary mower in the Australian market: the Groundsmaster® 3000 Series mower.
“We are super excited to launch the new mower range as it is something our customers have been asking us for for a while,” said Brian Goodridge, Product Marketing Manager Equipment.
The Groundsmaster 3000 Series mowers are built to last and have powerful 18.5 kW (24.7HP) and 27.9 kW (37.4HP) Yanmar diesel engines. The new range features large 152 cm (60”) and 183 cm (72”) side-discharge, rear-discharge and fine cut flail cutting decks – along with fast ground speeds up to 24.14 km/h for moving between job sites efficiently.
Thanks to Toro’s exclusive CrossTrax® all-wheel-drive system, the Groundsmaster 3000 handles well in slippery conditions. “The way this works is that in normal operating conditions the CrossTrax system sends hydraulic flow to the opposite wheel motor providing consistent 4WD operation in challenging conditions. If a front wheel should slip, the hydraulic flow will be directed to the same side rear wheel motor to assist in traction on the slipping side of the machine,” explains Goodridge.
“The Out-Front mower design focuses on a better user experience, from getting on and off, adjustable suspension seats and tilt steering wheels to fingertip controls on the armrest console, which makes it easy for the user to react to changing conditions,” said Goodridge. “A more comfortable operator is a more productive operator.”
An optional all-season cab enclosure will help reduce operator fatigue and allows for all-day and multi-season use. The onboard InfoCenter™ displays service reminders, alerts and diagnostic information.
The new chassis provides increased ground clearance, an impressive 19.8 cm (7.8”), making it easy for the mower to climb curbs and manoeuvre over other obstacles.
Several strong 7-gauge steel deck cutting units are available for these Groundsmaster machines. Choose between the robust Turbo Force deck with maintenance free spindles, or the Groundsmaster deck with side bumpers and rugged cast iron spindles with dual-tapered roller bearings, thick 6 mm (.25-inch) heat-treated blades and a front bullnose bumper to provide maximum protection.
All of the cutting decks also easily tip up into a service position for quick routine maintenance.
The new Out-Front mowers are available through Toro Commercial dealers now.