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Toro Introduces New ProStripe® 560
Compact walk power mower delivers a clean, striped finish for premier sports venues
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Toro Company has announced that it will launch the new ProStripe® 560 striping mower for the European market at SALTEX in early November 2018. Aimed at premier sports venues, municipalities, resorts and golf clubs, the ProStripe 560 combines the benefits of a precise cut and a clean striped finish with the simplicity of a walk power mower. The compact, lightweight design is ideal for striping smaller areas of turf, easily maneuvering into tight areas.
Key features include a two-piece ribbed roller design that leaves a crisp stripe without marking or damaging turf. The mower is also equipped with MatchCut™ technology, allowing operators to quickly and easily fine-tune the cutting height to match other machines.
Front fins lift the grass for a clean cut, and optimized airflow ensures efficient collection of clippings while directing dust away from the operator. In addition, the large, 80-litre high-capacity grass bag reduces trips to empty the bag.
To further increase productivity, the 3-speed transmission can be adjusted to suit the weather and turf conditions. Plus, with speeds ranging from 2.9 to 5.0 km/h (1.8 to 3.1 mph), the ProStripe 560 is the fastest mower in its class*.
Operator-friendly features include an ergonomic reinforced handlebar, as well as the Blade Brake Clutch (BBC) transmission system. When the handlebar is released, the BBC system stops the blade without stopping the engine, allowing the operator to empty the grass bag or move from site to site without shutting down the machine.
Built to withstand the most demanding professional applications, the ProStripe 560 has a heavy-duty cast aluminum deck and a commercial-grade Kawasaki® engine. It’s also backed by a Lifetime Crankshaft Warranty.**
“We understand how important it is for high-end sports venues to have that attractive striped finish, not only for the fans in the stands but also for the TV audience watching broadcast events,” notes Anthony Nadalin, senior marketing manager, Toro Europe. “The ProStripe 560 provides both quality of cut and a clean striped finish in one efficient step.”
“The collection capabilities of the ProStripe 560 make post-game cleanup a breeze, with no divots left on the pitch,” adds Chris Cooper, product manager at Toro. “It’s a low-maintenance solution that’s easy to use with no additional operator training needed. And as an added benefit, striping can help reduce soil compaction and contribute to the health of the turf.”
An optional groomer brush attachment is also available for the ProStripe 560. For more information about this mower and other Toro products for sports fields, municipalities and golf courses, please visit www.toro.com.
* Based on average speed, measured on concrete.
** See operator’s manual for full warranty details.
About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf maintenance, snow and ice management, landscape, rental and specialty construction equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $2.5 billion in fiscal 2017, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 125 countries. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, Toro and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural operations. For more information, visit www.toro.com.