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News for Turfcare Professionals . Summer 2020
Toro’s ProCore 648 and Core Solutions
Together Toro and Nordic Plow remove the chore from core work. One a long-standing favourite for productive and clean aeration, the other a relative newbie to the market, but together they take the hard work out of aeration.
Toro’s ProCore 648 is a long-standing favourite for productive and clean aeration and is equally at home on the golf course or football pitch as it is in other fine turf applications such as estate management and formal gardens.
Years of research, customer input, testing and attention to detail went into making the ProCore 648 the most productive and efficient walking aerator on the market. It has a 48-inch aerating width, one of the largest in the industry, and the location of its wheels in front of the aeration head, well out of the way of the coring path, means the machine doesn’t drive over the fresh holes, or run over the pulled cores from the previous pass, making clear-up far cleaner, easier, quicker and less labour intensive.
Recently, just when you thought you couldn’t make the job any easier, along comes Core Solutions, a core collecting blade attachment from Nordic Plow, available through Reesink, which adds an efficient and cost-effective way to remove the cores as you aerate.
A perfect addition to Reesink’s range, Core Solutions fits perfectly, but not exclusively, to the Toro ProCore 648 to remove cores from surfaces in minutes. Any tool that can complete a labour-intensive process such as core clean up with less manpower will be of interest to greenkeepers, course managers, grounds managers, landscapers and contactors, and Core Solutions allows you to aerate the turf and remove the cores in one pass.
The blade of the Core Solutions attachment has been developed to take into account the fact that aerating with the grain of the ground or side to side reduces stress to the turf and results in a flawless measured scrape.
Further advantages include the removable sleeve which removes cores on severely undulated ground without the need for tools and the adjustable scraper edge, which can free float or lock into position. The brushes mean if you topdress first the cores can still be removed if the turf is wet and there’s no issue with small tine clear up. Despite them having less structure and more sand, which normally results in a difficult and time-consuming clean-up, Core Solutions handles this with ease.
Add to this that the lightweight 64-inch collector also creates tall piles of plugs with little spillage and has the added benefit of brushing sand deeper into the holes as it goes, and it’s easy to see why the combination of Toro’s ProCore 648 and Core Solutions blade attachment is providing a popular aeration combination for the UK’s fine turf.
ProCore 648 Specification
- Engine: Kohler, 2-cylinder, air-cooled, 23hp (17.2 kW)
- Fuel capacity: 7.5 gallons (28.4l)
- Electrical: 12-volt, 15 amp regulated charging alternator/generator
- Drivetrain: 3WD, Series-Parallel hydrostatic, closed loop. Variable displacement piston type pump.
High-torque, low-speed wheel motor drive.
- Hydraulic system: Remote spin-on filter, 3.0 gallon (13.2l)
- Ground speed – aerating:
- Forward: 0-3.5 mph (0-6.4 km/h)
- Reverse: 0-2.0 mph (0-3.2 km/h)
- Aerating: 0.77-1.51 mph (1.23-2.42 km/h)
To talk to someone about the finance options available and how the Toro range would suit your club call 01480 226800
The Final Whistle
Q&A Dean Wood Golf Club
Despite being in lockdown, Dean Wood Golf Club signed its second Toro fleet lease agreement. Thanks to the flexibility of Reesink’s finance options, it was the right time to invest says course manager Chris Halkerd.Read full story >
Removing the chore from core work
Toro’s ProCore 648 and Nordic Plow’s Core Solutions remove the chore from core work. A long-standing favourite for productive, clean aeration and a relative newbie, together they take the hard work out of aeration.Read full story >
Toro oldies but goldies
Proving that Toro stands the test of time are two machines which have been found, brought to our attention and put back out on the golf course for old times’ sake.Read full story >