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Regional Sportsfield & Grounds Forums to be held around Australia

Aug 30, 2017

Toro Australia, Syngenta and the Regional Sports Turf Associations (STA) would like to invite representatives from sports fields and grounds, schools, racecourses, maintenance companies, contractors and government departments to attend the Regional Sportsfield & Grounds (SF&G) forums that are being held around the country in October and November.

Understanding the Role of Bedknives

Aug 29, 2017

True or False: The fine finish from a cylinder mower is down to luck?


It’s the time of year when advice on checking bedknives is regularly dispensed, and rightly so for those with high season fast approaching.

Toro Neptune – Your new drip irrigation solution

May 10, 2017

Toro Australia’s newly released Neptune dripline, available as pressure compensating or non-drain, is ideal for multi-season use in intensive horticultural production like vegetables as well as for tree crops such as citrus and macadamias. 

Remote Controlled Compact Utility Loaders

May 08, 2017

Toro Australia and HMS Group Introduce Remote Controlled Compact Utility Loaders for Mining and Industry

Toro® TX 1000 and 320-D compact utility loaders are now available with a Hetronic Industrial Radio Remote Control (RRC) System

Toro National Sales Conference

Mar 23, 2017

It is not often you will get the entire Toro Australia Sales team in the one photo. Our National Sales Conference was held from the 5th - 10th of March in Lorne, Victoria and brought all the Irrigation, Equipment and Pope sales teams together.

Toro Groundsmaster 4010 mower finds a new life at Stansbury Golf Course

Oct 10, 2016

Small regional golf courses, rural councils and amateur sporting bodies are often looking for good quality used turf care equipment to stretch already tight budgets. When Stansbury Golf Course, a public 9-hole course located on South Australia’s beautiful Yorke Peninsula, were looking for a replacement for their very old tow-behind mower, they contacted Toro Australia.

Toro® Irrigation Helping Support Water Conservation Efforts on Rio’s Olympic Golf Course

Aug 08, 2016

With the 2016 international sporting event in Rio de Janeiro in full swing, the game of golf will mark its historic return following a 112-year absence. As many of the world’s top golfers take to Rio’s Olympic Golf Course, The Toro Company is proud to have been chosen to provide a fully integrated irrigation system featuring the latest technologies to help save water and energy. 

New Lynx Apps Available

Jul 26, 2016

Access your Lynx® Control System using Lynx® Apps whether you are at home, on the road or out in the field. Lynx® Apps gives you the ability to access your irrigation controller from anywhere - simply and securely!

New sportshub opened at Secombe Street Reserve, SA

Jun 22, 2016

Thanks to a partnership between the Roger Rasheed Sports Foundation and the City of Playford, residents near Secombe Street Reserve in Elizabeth Grove, South Australia, now have a state of the art multi-use sports and recreation facility

CHOICE Recommended for 2 models of Toro Personal Pace mowers

Dec 02, 2015

We are very excited to announce that the Toro Personal Pace® Self-Propelled Super Recycler® (20836) and Personal Pace® Self-Propelled Recycler® (20332) have recently received a “CHOICE Recommended” and scored the highest amongst the 29 mowers that were tested!

Spring into action with a 10/10 lawn - Top 5 tips for the perfect lawn

Oct 06, 2015

Spring has finally arrived, which means lawns around Australia are slowly re-emerging from their winter slumber and mowers are being resurrected from the shed.

But before jumping in too fast, Toro Australia is offering some important tips to help home gardeners get the best out of their lawns to ensure they thrive during spring and are ready to take on the predicted summer heat.

Wangaratta Race Course has backed a winner with new Toro® Irrigation system

Jul 14, 2015

The Wangaratta Turf Club is located in the bustling regional centre of Wangaratta in North East Victoria. Located just over 2 hours from Melbourne, the race course is a major training centre for horses in the region, and boasts a great events calendar including three major race meetings each season.

The club has recently undergone a major renovation of the race track and its irrigation system, as well as upgrades to the sand and grass training tracks.

Toro Introduces the FLEX800™ Series Golf Sprinkler Family

May 19, 2015

The FLEX800™ Series golf sprinkler family complements the INFINITY® Series with Smart Access®. The FLEX800 combines all the efficiency and proven performance features and benefits of Toro's 800S and DT Series golf sprinklers into a single golf sprinkler family.

“Toro’s service beyond what we expected”

Feb 19, 2015

Several Toro directional drills have now been sold into the underground market. One of the first companies to take delivery of their Toro DD4045 directional drill was PDR Group from Burpengary, Queensland. 

Venues Prepare for 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup with Toro® Equipment

Feb 17, 2015

Toro is a leader in turf care and irrigation products for cricket fields from Australia to India. Grounds crews in Australia and New Zealand have put in countless hours preparing their facilities to host the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup - and many of these crews are counting on Toro® equipment to make sure the turf is in top playing condition.

Toro® Groundsmaster® mowers stand up to the toughest of conditions

Jan 22, 2015

“We quite literally mow everything from tall tropical grasses to playing fields and parks with our Toro mowers. So far they are the only brand that has stood up to our conditions,” says John Appleby from Appleby Mowing in Moree, NSW.

“We use a combination of Toro mowers and we get maximum efficiency from all of them. They are great machines.”

Toro Australia hosts second sports fields and grounds forum with great success

Nov 25, 2014

The second Toro Sports Fields and Grounds Forum took place in Adelaide from 10-12 November 2014. Sports turf managers from around Australia, as well as some from New Zealand and Singapore, attended the three-day event held at the beautiful Adelaide Oval.  All attendees received product training and were able to see and experience Toro machinery and irrigation equipment.

New Toro Control System helping green Glen Eira Council

Nov 10, 2014

One of Melbourne’s major city councils has turned to Toro Australia to help improve and maintain its sports grounds, parks and gardens.

The City of Glen Eira is located in South Eastern Melbourne. There are 70 open space reserves, totalling 172.9 ha, that are maintained on behalf of almost 130,000 ratepayers. The most popular and largest single open space reserve is Caulfield Park at 26.2 ha.

Graduate of the Year is an amazing experience

Oct 15, 2014

“Soak it all up and take in all the advice you are given,” is the advice offered to future graduates by Andrew Spicer, STA Turf Graduate of the Year for 2013. Andrew recently returned from a visit to the United States, which was part of his prize.

The Sports Turf Assocation’s Turf Graduate of the Year award is sponsored by Toro Australia. The award recognises outstanding graduates working within the turf industry, and aims to provide opportunities to enhance personal development, professionalism, career progression and turf industry skills. Recipients attend the Toro Sports Fields and Grounds Forum in Australia, as well as in the United States.

Toro Tees Up At New King Island Links Course – Ocean Dunes

Oct 08, 2014

A new world-class links golf course under construction on King Island will become the first in Australia to benefit from the installation of new generation sprinkler technology developed by Toro. Ocean Dunes will be a spectacular play-and-stay links development hugging the west coast of King Island, between Victoria and Tasmania, overlooking the Great Southern Ocean. 

The course itself covers 115 hectares of rolling dunes and ocean views with holes designed to challenge golfers of all levels, including two challenging par threes that require players to hit over the surging ocean.

Feature packed Toro Micro-Master® Touch Irrigation Controller

Sep 23, 2014

The Micro-Master® Touch is the newest addition to the Toro range of irrigation controllers for agricultural and commercial applications. It is redesigned from the ground up to incorporate more modern features into the popular Micro-Master range.

Designed and manufactured in Adelaide, the controller is feature packed with expandable station counts and support for multiple chemical injection, pump sets and filter banks. It will easily upgrade an existing system and supports wireless communication with field-based units. There is no trenching required and no wires are needed; thereforesaving both time and money.

The Toro Company Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Jul 14, 2014

From the USA:

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton proclaims “Toro Day” in the State of Minnesota as the company celebrates ‘A Century of Innovation’

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (July 10, 2014) – The Toro Company today celebrated its 100th anniversary as more than 2,000 employees, retirees, channel and business partners, and other valued guests gathered at the company’s headquarters in Bloomington, Minnesota. 

Toro expands trenching range of products

May 13, 2014

A new range of powerful ride-on trenchers built to withstand the toughest digging conditions is being launched by Toro Australia.

The RT600 and RT1200 are the latest models in the range of trenching and horizontal directional drilling equipment being offered by Toro Australia.

New Enhancement for Toro T5 Series Rotor

Apr 17, 2014

The Toro T5 Series Rotor is packed with features including an industry-leading 5” pop-up height, advanced nozzle technology and superior, debris-tolerant seal.

Toro has now enhanced its revolutionary T5 Series Rotor with the new RapidSet™ feature. RapidSet™ technology offers a quick and effortless way to adjust rotor arc settings with no tools required.

Toro Precision Series Pressure Compensating Nozzles Save Water

Apr 17, 2014

Mist is a clear sign that a garden spray nozzle is wasting water.

Leading irrigation products supplier Toro Australia, says mist is caused when water is forced through a spray nozzle at too great a pressure, resulting in the water being atomized, rather than forming into water droplets.

New Toro Mowers improving Maitland Grounds

Apr 07, 2014

Well-maintained sports grounds, ovals and parks are synonymous with successful, progressive city councils.

For the Maitland City Council in the Lower Hunter Valley of NSW, the opportunity to improve the quality and aesthetics of its main ovals and playing fields while lifting workforce productivity was an irresistible combination.

In February this year, the Council purchased three new Toro commercial mowers – a Groundsmaster 360 Quad Steer, a Groundsmaster Contour 4700 and a Reelmaster 5510 from local dealer, Scone Outdoors.

Raise the mower for healthier lawns

Apr 02, 2014

Most Australian homeowners dream of having lush, green lawns around their houses.
However, for many, the reality is that the lawn is a patchy, dusty, brown and weed-infested area of ground which is usually mowed as low as possible.

Leading Australian supplier of push and ride on mowers, Toro Australia, says one of the key solutions is simple – raise the height of the lawn mower blades.

Strong Demand Tipped for New Toro Pro Sneak™ 360

Mar 06, 2014

A compact and powerful new vibratory plough and trencher ideally suited to narrow and confined spaces is being introduced by Toro Australia.

The Pro Sneak™ 360 is the latest model in the range of trenching and horizontal directional drilling equipment being offered by Toro Australia since the purchase in 2012 of Astec Underground Inc. of the USA by Toro’s parent company, The Toro Company of the USA.

Toro Celebrates Centenary Year

Mar 06, 2014

Toro Australia will hold a series of special events this year to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of its US-based parent, The Toro Company.

The Toro Company, which specializes in the production of turf maintenance and irrigation equipment, was founded in the US on July 10, 1914. Toro introduced its first product built specially for the golf market in 1918 – a power fairway roller based on a Bull tractor frame.

 

The new Toro Multi Pro® 1750, engineered to your specifications

Feb 06, 2014

The new Toro Multi Pro® 1750 leverages the advanced spray system design of Toro’s successful Multi Pro® 5800 sprayer with intuitive sprayer controls and productive vehicle features.

“It’s the result of hundreds of hours of customer input and exhaustive operator field testing” says Mark Johnson, Senior Sales Manager Golf Equipment at Toro.

Toro mini sprinklers offer versatility for irrigators

Jan 20, 2014

Increased prices and reduced water allocations are continuing to drive the evolution of irrigation practices among Australia’s farmers and orchardists. As cheap and plentiful water supplies of the past dry up in the face of rising costs, government regulation and social pressure, landholders are turning to highly efficient watering technologies. For the majority of irrigators, this choice comes down to mini sprinklers or drippers.

According to Toro Australia’s National Technical Services Manager, Robert Aitken, both technologies can save significant amounts of water over traditional flood or overhead impact sprinkler systems

The economics of mowing and operating costs.

Jan 20, 2014

Every racecourse manager knows that the costs involved in maintaining large areas of turf quickly mount up. While considerable focus is placed on the purchase price of the mowing equipment, the fact is that this is only a minor component in the overall turf care picture. Labour, maintenance, fuel, downtime and other expenses far outweigh the initial purchase price of machinery over its expected lifecycle.

According to Toro Australia’s National Corporate Accounts Manager, Paul Prout, these other costs can make up almost 90% of the total cost of purchasing and operating mowing equipment over a four-year period.

 

How Toro Finance can benefit your golf course

Jan 20, 2014

Obtaining funding to upgrade your golf course equipment and irrigation can sometimes be a difficult exercise.

However, for the Eastlake Golf Club, just 10 kilometres from the Sydney CBD; and the Atherton Golf Club, about 75 kilometres west of Cairns in Far North Queensland, the solution was close to hand.

Irrigation and turf care specialists Toro Australia, which has been working with golf clubs around Australia for generations, was able to tailor special finance packages to enable renovations at both courses. The work at Eastlake involved upgrading the irrigation system to a satellite control system, while work at Atherton included a major upgrade of irrigation equipment and the purchase of a specialist mower to improve productivity and facilitate future expansion.

Toro's inaugural Sports Fields and Grounds Forum a success

Jan 20, 2014

Sports turf managers from around Australia have attended Toro’s inaugural Sports Fields and Grounds Forum in the picturesque Victorian town of Torquay.

The two-day event was held at Peppers The Sands Torquay from November 18 – 21 and enabled Toro to showcase its latest products and new technology in a series of training and information sessions.

Toro Turfguard wins at Water Industry Alliance Awards

Feb 22, 2013

The Toro Turf Guard® Wireless Soil Monitoring System won the Minister's Award for Water & Climate Change Leadership at the 2013 Smart Water Awards Ceremony held in Adelaide on Friday 31 May 2013. South Australian Minister The Hon. Ian Hunter MLC - Minister for Water and the River Murray, presented the award toToro Australia.