Dan Haydon, from the groundscare department of East Devon District Council, right, with Matt Pitocco from Devon Garden Machinery.

Relying on

East Devon District Council invests in third Toro machine

East Devon District Council has recently invested in a third Toro Groundsmaster 360 after its previous two models purchased in 2015, have proved to be a huge success with the Council's groundscare department.

Dan Haydon, from the groundscare department, says that there were a lot of boxes for these machines to tick with reliability at the fore and the Groundsmaster 360 has ticked them all.

The Toro Groundsmaster maximises productivity by combining the agility of a zero-turn riding mower with the flexibility of an out-front rotary mower, perfect for children’s play areas, as seen here.
We have so many different kinds of grounds to maintain, from communal gardens and children's play areas, to sports pitches and cemeteries. Having a robust, reliable machine that can adapt is vital and the Groundsmaster 360 does just that.

Dan Haydon

Groundscare department, East Devon District Council

The GM360 performs and delivers no matter what the grounds environment.
Our machines need to be in use every day for eight and a half hours from spring until November; it’s a big task. With the two GM360s we’ve been using for four years, we’ve never had a problem, so it wasn’t a hard decision to purchase another one.

The Council had been using triple cylinder mowers before purchasing the new GM360 rotary mowers. Due to government cuts, the frequency of cutting areas had to be reduced and its previous mowers weren’t able to keep the grass short for long enough, which is why the department opted to trial the GM360 zero-turn mower at a demonstration organised by Devon Garden Machinery.

Four-wheel steering minimises turf damage due to the unique steering geometry and hugs turns and hills while you mow in total comfort.

The quad-steer all-wheel drive steering of the GM360 provides maximum productivity even in undulating terrain. Able to climb hills without slipping and make 180 degree turns without tearing turf, Dan couldn’t be happier with the machine.

Using Quad Steer™ all wheel steering, the Groundsmaster 360 has improved hillside traction and stability to go places inaccessible to most other large-area riding mowers.
Whatever the weather or type of terrain – it performs across the board. We’ve seen a real improvement, and so have our other teams. We currently have eight teams across Devon, three of which have Toro machines, but now everyone is noticing the difference with Toro and there is definite potential in the future for Toro to be pushed out across all the teams.
Dan Haydon, from the groundscare department, East Devon District Council


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