Turf & Irrigation Blog

5 Reasons to Choose Toro Hydraulic Hoses

This is Number 7 in our series on the importance of using genuine Toro parts. This time the subject is Toro hydraulic hoses. Your Toro equipment is just as good as its hydraulic hose. Though it looks low tech, a hydraulic hose is critical in keeping your Toro turf equipment that you depend on running smoothly. The entire hydraulic system relies on the durability of its hoses, which is why there are many hydraulic hose suppliers out there that can help to provide you with the tools that you need to get the job done right.   Your turf equipment
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The Importance of Verticutting in Sports Turf Management

If you’ve worked in the sports turf care industry for any length of time, you are probably well aware of the importance of aerating and dealing with excess thatch. Thatch is a layer of dead roots and grass stems that naturally build up between the grass and the soil. One of the most significant benefits of verticutting is that it helps to remove thatch buildup so your turf can absorb fertilizer and nutrients better. Verticutting, or vertical mowing, is a time-efficient method of removing thatch buildup and improving the overall health of your playing fields. Aside from helping keep thatch
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Best Practices for Using Ice Melt for Facilities Managers

Now that winter is on the way, it’s time to talk about best practices for using ice melt products. No matter where you work — whether you are the facilities manager at a sports complex, a school, or for a local government— you need fresh insight into tackling ice this winter. Ice causes headaches for everyone, and that includes the people responsible for removing it. Cleaning ice makes areas passable and safe for everyone. By clearing ice, you make your buildings and grounds accessible to customers and clients (no one is going to want to risk injury to get into
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Toro TimeCutter and MyRide Suspension System Introduced for Residential Users

Always seeking to add value to its line of lawn maintenance products, Toro is introducing two brand new products that will totally enhance the mowing experience, both in terms of its efficiency and from the standpoint of comfort provided to the operator: the Toro TimeCutter and MyRide Suspension System. The huge 42″ deck TimeCutter will prove to be very popular with lawn care operators who have large areas of turf to manage, and Toro’s MyRide Suspension System will allow them to accomplish the work in greater comfort than ever before. Every dealer will want to make both these Toro turf
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Electric Lift for Toro Workman GTX Utility Vehicle

It’s no secret that Toro UTVs are extremely versatile and can be adapted to just about any task.  One task you might have in mind as spring approaches is spreading mulch around your facility.  If that’s the case, then the electric lift for Toro Workman GTX utility vehicles might be just what you need. Electric Lift for Toro Workman GTX The electric lift efficiently raises and lowers the bed of the Workman GTX within the payload capacity of 1,200 lbs.  It makes it easy to unload dirt, mulch, sand, debris, or anything else you might be hauling in your Workman.
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Four Reasons to Perform Routine Maintenance on Turf Equipment

As a turf maintenance professional, you have a lot of responsibility. Whether you’re getting the field ready for the big game or making sure the course is up to par (pun intended), you depend on the performance of your turf maintenance equipment to get the job done. In order for turf equipment to be reliable, it needs to be maintained properly. But setting up a maintenance program for your fleet is no easy task. Here are four reasons why creating a program to perform routine maintenance on turf equipment is more than worth the effort required. For all of your
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Genuine Toro Parts: Toro Hydraulic Filters

When your business depends on turf equipment as part of its normal operations, it’s essential that the equipment stays in peak operating condition and that any downtime is minimized. Hydraulic systems are often one of the functional components of turf equipment, and any kind of failure in the hydraulic system is likely to cause significant downtime. Historically, the vast majority of hydraulic system failures have been attributable to contamination of the oil, and this contamination typically occurs when there is some kind of failure or deficiency with the hydraulic filters being used. This is one very clear example of why
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What Are the Benefits of Turf Aeration?

Keeping athletic fields and golf courses green and lush is a big job no matter where you live in the country. One of the most important steps you can take for the health of the grass on golf courses and athletic fields is to aerate. What is Aeration? Aeration is the process of the soil taking in oxygen from its surrounding areas and letting out carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This occurs organically but can be helped along mechanically as well with Kenney’s line of Toro turf equipment. Aeration helps create a healthy lawn and can be especially beneficial for
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Pros and Cons of Turf Equipment Rental

When it comes to maintaining your golf course, sports field, campus or park, having the right equipment to do the job is critical. However, purchasing and maintaining turf equipment can get very expensive and might not be an option, especially for smaller facilities. One possible alternative that can save money in the short term is renting turf equipment. There are advantages and disadvantages to turf equipment rental, and depending on your situation it might not be the best option. In order to help you decide if this is the best option, we examine the pros and cons of renting. Pros
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Five Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Used Turf Equipment

Buying used turf equipment such as mowers, sprayers and UTVs can be a great way to save money, but if you’re not careful you could end up with the turf version of a “hangar queen.” Avoiding the following mistakes when purchasing pre-owned turf equipment will help make sure you get your money’s worth. Do Your Research Before Buying Never buy a piece of pre-owned turf equipment without doing your research first. If the maintenance records for the piece of equipment are available, review them to make sure it has been properly maintained. Also, look at photos and videos of the
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