NEWS FOR COUNCILS, CONTRACTORS AND LANDSCAPERS
NEWS FOR COUNCILS,
CONTRACTORS AND LANDSCAPERS
IN THIS ISSUE
ISSUE 11 | AUTUMN 2018
Out and out innovation
in the new Outcross
Launching at SALTEX 2018 is Toro’s first super-duty utility vehicle. It’s a machine that’s been purpose-built to expand the operators’ capacity for work, allowing them to do more with less.
Jeff Anguige, national sales manager for Reesink, says: “The launch of the Outcross 9060 is first of its kind to be purpose-built for the management of fine turf and means groundsmen can do a lot more with less. Its revolutionary design combines the best elements of a tractor with a utility vehicle and delivers a machine that can do the work of multiple machines in one compact package.”
Its sheer strength is astonishing. It can tow 16,000lbs and has an optional cargo bed that can hold 4,500lbs of materials! Delivering the power for that is a 59.8-horsepower Yanmar liquid-cooled diesel engine.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that towing such a weight might damage your turf, but that’s not the case with the Outcross. Unlike a tractor which can be unforgiving to the ground, the balanced chassis of the Outcross with its four-wheel drive steering functionality, in conjunction with the four-wheel drive makes sure of that.
As do the wheels, which are big, to disperse the weight of the machine and its cargo, and spin individually at a rate determined by the machine’s ground speed and angle of turn. That means there’s a significant reduction in scuffing and under or over-spinning.
Removing the need for front counterweights makes it significantly more delicate on fine turf than an agricultural equivalent, while its hydrostatic drive system eliminates the complicated controls and shifting commonly associated with a tractor.
The result is a time-saving, multi-purpose, turf-friendly workhorse, that brings flexibility, consistency and productivity to all turf maintenance operations, says Jeff:
As with the entire grounds range, Toro focusses on productivity, versatility and durability, and the Outcross is the perfect embodiment of all these things. It is without question a new breed of turf maintenance vehicle.
National sales manager
Operation is simple and intuitive: cruise control, shuttle shifting for clutch-free motion, a passenger seat and one-action controls add to the machine’s ease-of-use and efficiency.
Plus, and this is a big perk, the Outcross brings the option of dozens of attachments to perform hundreds of tasks and accommodates multiple standard turf maintenance attachments. Loader buckets, pull-behind cylinder or rotary gang mowers, spreaders, aerators and forks can all be added thanks to a three-point hitch with PTO, drawbar and universal loader mounting plate.
And that expands the operator’s capacity for work to include mowing, spreading, loading, hauling, aerating, topdressing, towing, sweeping, pruning, blowing and chipping, all from the one machine. As well as simplifying operation by enabling operators to set up and save the parametres for up to 16 attachments upfront and one at a time, to ensure the machine performs to exact specifications every time.
The Outcross simplifies operation, optimises power and brings the option of dozens of attachments to perform hundreds of tasks.
Engine: 59hp Yanmar 4-cylinder, direct injection, turbo-charged, liquid-cooled diesel engine
Fuel capacity: 53lts (14gal)
Standard: 29.5 x 12.5 (6-ply) Rear: 32 x 16 (6-ply)
Standard with loader arms: Front: 29.5 x 12.5 (12-ply) Rear: 32 x 16 (6-ply)
Aggressive: 29.5 x 12.5 (12-ply) Rear: 32.5 x 12.5 (10-ply)
Traction drive: 2-speed hydrostatic
PTO: Rear independent mechanical up to 540 rpm Power: 51hp (38kW)
Ground speed/clearance: Forward: 21mph (33.8km/h) Reverse: 20mph (32.2km/h) Ground clearance: 7ins (18cm)
Front bumper to 3-point linkage: 161ins (409cm)
Mounting plate to counter weight end: 202.5ins (514cm)
Width: With bed: 77ins (195cm)
Height: 98ins (249cm) with cab
Weight: 5160lbs (2340kg) without cab or loader
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