In November the American Society of Golf Course Architects, the European Institute of Golf Course Architects and the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects held a study tour in Adelaide over five days and incorporated visits to Kooyonga GC, Adelaide Oval, Grange GC, Seppeltsfield Winery (conference venue), Glenelg GC and Royal Adelaide GC where the final dinner was also held.
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“Hard work and dedication pays off and can take you to great places.” (Liam Scott)
“I felt a great deal of achievement. This has topped my career in the trade so far.” (Stuart Campbell)
“An amazing feeling. I felt like I was being rewarded, and what a reward it was.“(David Hurst)
Toro Australia are excited to announce that 4 of their walk behind push mowers have recently received a “CHOICE Recommended” award and have been ranked as the top 4 highest scores amongst the 40 mowers that were tested by Choice.
Superintendent Aaron Kelly and the team at Flagstaff Hill Golf Club are super excited to have received all of their new Toro fleet, consisting of 2 x MDX Workman vehicles, 2 Greensmaster 3150 greens mowers, a Reelmaster 5610 fairway mower, a Groundsmaster 4000 rough mower, Pro Force debris blower and 1 Multi Pro 1750 sprayer.
Homeowners Reclaiming Storage Space with Toro Recycler® Mower with SmartStow™
First-of-its-kind mower can be stored upright
New design revolutionizes back-and-forth mowing with both front- and rear-wheel drive power assist
Toro Australia has recently welcomed several new apprentices to its Turf Equipment Service Centres. This brings the total number of apprenticeships to seven, with numbers expected to rise in the near future.
Irrigation plays a key role in keeping fields ready for top players.
As millions of fans around the world are watching the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Perrot irrigation systems has helped keep the fields in top condition for play. The main fields at three World Cup stadiums are equipped with Perrot sprinklers, as are 15 training pitches where qualifying teams are training before and during the event.
Three Assistant Superintendents will be embarking on the experience of a lifetime: an internship at one of the world’s most iconic golf courses, St Andrews Links in Scotland!
Recent expansion and investment in the Toro manufacturing facility at Beverley, South Australia is enabling local production of new and innovative irrigation products.
As a result, Toro is proud to announce the availability of Australian made, Aqua-Traxx® PBX drip tape.
Congratulations to the 3 winners of the Assistant Super St Andrews Internship. All winners have been contacted.
Stuart Campbell, Maroochy River Golf Club
Liam Scott, Keysborough Golf Club
David Hurst, Cromer Golf Club
Opportunity of a lifetime for up and coming Australian Golf Assistant Superintendents who want to progress their careers to the next level!
Chemicals help keep your turf in good playing condition, but they’re also a major expense. How can you trim those costs without giving up the results you want? The answer is Toro’s new GeoLink system, available on the Toro Multi Pro® 1750 and 5800 sprayers.
Toro Australia is pleased to announce the addition of Perrot Sprinklers to the irrigation product portfolio. Covering applications across the agricultural, sports turf and golf markets, Perrot sprinklers offer Toro customers an expanded range of professional irrigation solutions.
Global leader in turf and landscape maintenance, Toro Australia, has teamed up with Golf Management Australia to bring a pre-owned Toro Triflex 3400 mower to two lucky not-for-profit golf clubs through the Toro Support & Grow Grants program.
With Sentosa Golf Club's growing popularity and recognition on the world stage, there’s also the expectation to maintain best-in-class course conditions. In an effort to further improve the course, Sentosa management recently changed over its entire irrigation system to Toro products.
The Fearnley Dawes Athletics Track in Newcastle received a new Toro Workman MDX valued at over $15,000 from The Toro Giving Program.
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.
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 Support & Grow Grants Program - Win one of two pre-owned Toro Greensmaster® Triflex™ 3400 mowers
The new TimeCutter® HD zero turn mowers do more than cut grass to perfection. Two models with different size cutting decks are available, a 48 inch (121.9 cm) and a 54 inch (137.2 cm) with MyRIDE™ Suspension System model.
The Toro Groundsmaster® 5900 Tier 4 Series sets the new standard for productivity, uptime and low daily operating costs.
Toro introduces the new GreensPro® 1260 greens roller, the next evolution of greens roller.
At the start of 2017, Marcus Pamplin, Head Curator at Blundstone Arena, took delivery of a Toro® Reelmaster® 5010-H Hybrid mower, the sports fields and grounds industry’s first fairway mower with a true hybrid drive system.
Treating turf can be a big job for any landscape contractor or homeowner but the arrival of Toro’s new stand-on spreader sprayer is going to make that job a whole lot easier.
Toro introduces the all-new 28-inch hydro drive brush cutter to the residential and landscape contractor market.
The fourth Toro Sports Fields & Grounds Forum was held in Brisbane, from 3 to 5 April 2017. 38 Turf managers from sports stadiums, councils, schools, racecourses and contractors attended a series of training and information sessions, and experienced and test drove Toro equipment.
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.
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 Australia is pleased to announce its new line of TITAN® HD zero-turn mowers
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 Australia has promoted Laurence Bingham to the role of Director of Sales and Marketing.
Richard Walne, the Managing Director of Toro Australia & Asia Pacific has been confirmed as the new President of the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF).
While Toro’s new Hippo Clamps have only just been launched in the Australian market, irrigation specialists across the nation are already raring to get their hands on them.
The Toro® Reelmaster® 5010-H mower is the sports fields and grounds industry’s first fairway mower with a true hybrid drive system. Released in 2015, the mower has been a popular choice for sports fields managers in Australia.
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.
A new standard for best practice in the very competitive AFL will be set when the $112 million Fremantle Dockers training, administration and recreational centre development opens in Cockburn Central West in Western Australia.
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.
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!
Toro Australia has recently released the Greensmaster® Flex™ 2120. This new walk greens mower model delivers a pristine after-cut appearance thanks to a number of innovative new features.
Toro Australia is excited to introduce two new models in the Reelmaster® family of fairway mowers - the Reelmaster® 3555-D with 5-inch (12.7 cm) reels and the Reelmaster® 3575-D with 7-inch (17.8 cm) reels.
Toro Australia is proud to add a new member to the industry-leading Greensmaster® family of ride on greens mowers: the Greensmaster® 3120.
On Friday 24 June Toro staff wore pink to help raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation
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
Toro Australia has recently released the Greensmaster® Flex™ 2120. These new walk greens mower models deliver a pristine aftercut appearance thanks to a number of innovative new features.
Your time is limited, make filter cleaning easier by changing over your old manual filters to Toro Semi Automatic Retrofit filters (SA500R).
Robust stainless steel riser adds versatility to popular no-tools rotor
Available winter 2016: the all-new Toro Workman® GTX Utility Vehicle
Simply superior Workman GTX combines comfort, control and versatility
New reels improve overall performance on Dual Point Adjustment (DPA) cutting units
Golf course users of older AC decoder control systems are now able to upgrade to a modern central without the need to replace their entire irrigation system with the new Toro Lynx® GAC.
Long days will feel shorter with the all-new, amazingly comfortable MyRIDE™ suspension system on the Toro® Z Master® Professional 5000 Series 60 inch mower.
Mowing large grounds and school ovals just got a lot easier for Mawarra’s Waratah grounds maintenance business in victoria's West Gippsland region.
Specially designed to transport and lift heavier loads.
Flow management is key for City of Playford in largest Toro Sentinel Central Control project in Aust
The City of Playford is a local government area of South Australia in Adelaide's northern suburbs, covering an area of 346 square kilometers and is home to about 85,000 residents. The City is also the fastest growing local government area in South Australia.
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!
The 2014 recipient of the Sports Turf Association’s Turf Graduate of the Year award, Luke Cooney, has looked back on his past 12 months as a truly remarkable and unforgettable experience , having visited many of the hallowed sports grounds in the United States.
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.
The Society of Australian Golf Course Architects (SAGCA) and Toro Australia have agreed to extend their long term sponsorship agreement.
A long and productive relationship between Toro Australia and Melbourne’s Eastern Golf Club (EGC) is a critical component in the development of the Club’s impressive new course in the Yarra Valley, designed by Greg Norman.
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.
Patent-pending PowerMatch™ Technology delivers fuel savings without sacrificing performance.
The Toro Reelmaster 5010-H is the industry’s first and only fairway mower with a true hybrid drive system and gives you the power and perfomance you want with the fuel efficiency and reliability you need.
Offering a lot of power for their size, Toro Australia has delivered new directional drills to key Australian contractors.
Taking on tough mowing conditions just got easier. The new Toro® Recycler® All-Wheel Drive mower takes the muscle out of mowing hills and other tough mowing challenges.
Toro has added several models to its range of Z Master mowers.
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.
The stunning scenery of the Queenstown region provided the perfect backdrop for the 5th Annual Australian Toro Turf Masters Forum, which was held from 21-24 April.
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.
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.
One of Perth’s newest sustainable developments, South Alkimos Beach, relies on Toro to keep its parks and gardens green.
“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.”
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.
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.
“Good equipment is hard to find”, says David McMinn of D.E.C.K. Lawn Maintenance in Gloucester on the mid north coast of NSW. David recently purchased a second Toro® Groundsmaster® 360 with Quad Steer™ all-wheel steering from Scone Outdoors in Scone.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
GreensPro 1240 delivers smooth and fast greens.
Provides zero-turn radius maneuverability, an industry first for golf course bunker rakes
Patented SMART ACCESS™ design allows installation of future technology without digging
Toro Australia introduces the INFINITY™ Series golf sprinklers that include significant new features and benefits to help extend the worldwide market leadership of its ever popular 800S and DT Series sprinklers.
Toro has added new models to its line of Z Master Professional Series mowers.
- Toro Z Master® Professional 5000 Series EFI Rear Discharge
- Toro Z Master® Professional 6000 Series EFI with E-Gov and Toro Horizon™ Technology
- Toro Z Master® Commercial 3000 Series 60 inch
The New Toro Workman® HDX Auto, the Industry’s First Heavy-Duty Utility Vehicle with Auto Transmissi
Gone are the days of slipping tyres damaging turf as you let out the clutch when starting a fully loaded vehicle on a hillside. Gone are the days where you need to train new operators on how to drive a manual transmission. With the Toro Workman® HDX Auto, the first heavy-duty utility vehicle with automatic transmission, both issues are a thing of the past.
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.
The Toro® EVOLUTION® irrigation controller is a first-of-its-kind, menu-based controller that incorporates an easy-to-understand digital interface and pushes technological boundaries regarding simple operation and expandability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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
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.
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.
The new Toro Waterproof Single Station Battery Controller is ideal for use in remote locations and areas where it is difficult to get power to a controller.
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.
When was the last time you had fun mowing the lawn?
If it has been a while, you need to check out the Toro® TimeCutter® SS Zero Turn Mowers.
TimeCutter owners tell us their machines cut their mowing time by an average of 45 percent over their previous lawn or garden tractor mower. That means you’ll spend less time mowing and more time doing the things you love.
The new Toro® TurfMaster™ Commercial walk-behind mower covers more ground in far less time than smaller models and yet it's surprisingly easy to handle.
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.
A new Toro Waterbird Macadamia Sprinkler has been released by Toro Australia.
Small regional golf courses, rural councils and amateur sporting bodies are increasingly turning to Toro Australia for good quality used turf care equipment to stretch already tight budgets.
Toro Australia adds a new option to its Reelmaster line-up of fairway mowers, with the new Reelmaster 3550-D mower. The lightweight 3550-D is gentle on turf, while still delivering a high level of perfomance and productivity.
Adelaide-based turf management company Belair Turf Management, has turned to Toro Australia to help boost productivity as part of a major upgrade of its fleet of commercial mowers.
The invitation only Toro Turf Masters event took place at Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm Golf Courses near Bridport, Tasmania, from 30 April to 2 May 2013.