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         A Quarterly Information Bulletin from
         Toro Australia Pty Ltd – Summer 2006/07

       Stay Cool, With Toro!

In this issue

>   Wembley Wonder

>   Major Water Savings at St. Michael's Golf Course

>   Size Does Matter
                                                           Wembley Wonder
                    Desk                                   grit, sand and a sand/soil and fibre
                                                           blend. The grasses used for the turf
                                                           have been selected from 250 different
                     Richard Walne                         varieties, with each square metre of turf
                                                           containing 150,000 to 200,000 leaf blades.
                                                           Toro machinery that will be used to
              Global News                                  maintain the pitch includes a Workman
                                                           3300 utility vehicle with mounted
                                                           sprayer, a Workman e2050 electric
                                                           utility vehicle, Reelmaster 3100-D
From time to time I would like to keep                     Sidewinder mower, ProCore 648 aerator
you informed about other projects Toro                     and a 21in pedestrian fine mower.
is involved in around the world. One of
the world’s high profile sporting venues                   The ProCore 648 was chosen
that has just signed a four-year agreement                 specifically because it’s able to cope
with Toro for turfcare equipment is the                    with the stadium’s fibre sand pitch.
new Wembley Stadium, in Wembley,                           The action of the ProCore, and because
London. With 90,000 seats it will be the                   it uses solid tines, means it can give
largest soccer stadium in the world. The                   full penetration of the fibre sand
stadium will have an awesome line-                         pitch, which is slightly firmer than
up of world-class events and will not                      soil-based turf, and really open it up.
only play host to soccer, but also other
attractions like rugby and music concerts.                 Toro is delighted to be working with
                                                           the new Wembley Stadium. It’s a
Some 10,000 square metres of turf                          huge opportunity to work closely
was used to create the centrepiece of                      with the national stadium and provide
the new stadium. The fibre sand pitch                      equipment, support and service to
is made up of an underlying web                            one of the most famous soccer venues
of heating and drainage pipes, plus                                                                      Above: Wembley Stadium in Wembley, London.
                                                           in the world. We’re looking forward
22,161 tonnes of crushed stone, gravel,                    to a long and successful association.

 Cover Story

                                                                                                         Stay Cool
                                                                                                         With Toro Groundsmaster
                                                                                                         to 6. With that extra time, operator
                                                                                                         comfort becomes a critical factor. “Of
                                                                                                         course it’s not just comfort, it’s operator
                                                                                                         attention and therefore it becomes an
                                                                                                         OH&S issue.”

                                                                                                         “Safety has been a major factor in this
                                                                                                         development” said Jim. “The new cabins
                                                                                                         offer fully certified integrated ‘Rollover
                                                                                                         Protection’.    Noise is also a major
                                                                                                         OH&S issue and we have installed full
                                                                                                         professional sound proofing and have
Above: Toro’s Groundsmaster 4100-D fitted with the New Cabin System.                                     available sound level certificates from
                                                                                                         an authorised body.”
The New Air-Conditioned Cabin System                       The new modern spacious cabins are
from Toro Offers An Unprecedented                          ergonomically designed and the high           Again, with safety in mind, the cabin system           Toro completes the package by
Level of Operator Comfort                                  level of fit-out includes expansive use       offers a full road lighting kit including              incorporating an Australia-wide two
                                                           of tinted glass providing for safety,         driving night lights and indicators.                   year warranty on the total cabin system.
The Toro ‘Groundmaster’ range of                           visibility and operator comfort. Toro         Other fitments include a fire extinguisher,            Of even greater importance, Toro states
mowers is considered by many of our                        has developed a “municipal cab pack”          toolbox, and caution/safety signs.                     that their ongoing objective is that any
municipal and contractor customers as                      including interior lighting and a high
                                                                                                                                                                unit that has a problem in the field will
without peer.                                              quality AM/FM radio and optional CD
                                                                                                                                                                be, where physically possible, back in
                                                           player.     Also included are air ride
                                                                                                                                                                operations within 24 hours.
That already high opinion will be                          suspension seats with superior back
                                                                                                                                                                 Jim said the new units were in use by
enhanced by the availability of the new                    support.
                                                                                                                                                                Councils Australia-wide.
state of the art air-conditioned cabins,                   “Of critical importance”, said Jim, “is the
suited for the 6 foot, 11 foot and 16 foot                 air-conditioning setup. Toro Australia
                                                                                                                                                                “We recently delivered a new GM4000-
Toro out front rotary mowers.                              have designed and developed a
                                                                                                                                                                D with air-conditioning Cab to Mackay
                                                           purpose built commercial system which
                                                                                                                                                                City Council, and traded back a Toro
As with many Toro products,                                will provide extended operational life
                                                                                                                                                                16 foot rotary mower fitted with an
the development of the now third                           and minimum downtime. The cooling
                                                                                                                                                                air-conditioned Cab which was nine
generation of cabins has been greatly                      capacity is oversized to cope with
                                                                                                                                                                years old and had 9,000 hours, and
aided by customer input. Particularly                      extreme weather conditions. We have
                                                                                                                                                                was still being used up to the day
the municipalities, who have driver                        also ensured that the cabin is fully
                                                                                                                                                                it was returned”. He went on to
comfort and OH&S at the top of their                       pressurised to ensure minimal dust
                                                                                                                                                                say, “our Queensland service and
mind.                                                      ingress.”
                                                                                                                                                                production facility has delivered over
                                                                                                                                                                14 air-conditioning units during the
Jim Brown, Regional Sales Manager for                      One of Australia’s major contractors
                                                                                                                                                                last few weeks, with the order book
Toro’s ‘Commercial Grounds’ division                       stated recently that operator time was
                                                                                                                                                                still full with air-conditioning units
commented, “I think we can safely say                      the key to success.      With support
                                                                                                                                                                to be delivered during November
that with these innovations, we are well                   from Toro, he had built that time
                                                                                                         Above: Inside Toro’s New Cabin – Operator Comfort is
                                                                                                                                                                and December.”
ahead of the pack”.                                        from an average of 4 hours per day
                                                                                                         of Critical Importance.
  Toro 855S
                                      Major Water Savings at
• Fully adjustable 7° - 30°
  TruJectory™ nozzle
• Part circle or continuous
                                      St Michael’s Golf Course
  full circle operation in one unit   “Under the current drought conditions
• Most versatile sprinkler on         managing water is of major concern”,
  the market                          says Darren Jones, superintendent at St
                                      Michael’s Golf Course in Sydney. At St
                                      Michael’s he has recently changed the
                                      irrigation system from a combination
                                      of Rainbird Master 3 Control system
                                      and Hunter sprinklers to Toro’s LTC
                                      Plus satellites and 855S sprinklers. A
                                      key driver for this change was the
                                      need to maximise water efficiency.
                                      The greater level of control of the Toro
                                      sprinklers would deliver sufficient water
                                      savings and showed that plans for an
                                      additional storage dam and associated
                                      cost were not necessary. Project supply
                                      was by Hydrotechnics Irrigation.

                                        “Simplicity and reliability
                                       is how I would describe the                run times in certain areas”, said Darren.                  manage the people and the grounds”,
                                            Toro installation.                    “This course needs careful management                      said Darren. Five years ago Darren
                                                                                  with water use.       It is windy and                      joined St Michael’s. He described it as
                                                                                  hilly, and now we can very easily                          a ‘Group and Links’ course located in
                                      “Simplicity and reliability is how I
                                                                                  alter sprinkler throw to suit conditions.                  the south eastern suburbs of Sydney.
                                      would describe the Toro installation.
                                                                                  Another reason we have managed to                          A nine hole course was constructed
                                      The 855S sprinklers allow for individual
                                                                                  reduce our output by around 50% has                        in 1937 and the other nine holes
                                      head control and enable me to reduce
                                                                                  come from utilising the full or part                       in 1938.    Although St Michael’s is
                                                                                  circle capability of the 855S sprinklers                   a membership based club, public
                                                                                  placed close to the fairway edges. This
                                                                                  means roughs need not be watered to
                                                                                  the higher application rate required by
                                                                                  fairways. In real terms we have gone
                                                                                  from using 1 megalitre per night to half
                                                                                  a megalitre. That is a massive saving.”

                                                                                  On the subject of water savings, Darren
                                                                                  commented that their source was from a
                                                                                  dam backed up by bores. In July 2006
                                                                                  a 13m by 6m high section of wall on
                                                                                  the northern side of the NSW Golf Club
                                                                                  dam collapsed. The resulting torrent cut
                                                                                  through St Michael’s, destroying bridges,
                                                                                  cart paths, fairways and irrigation
                                                                                                                                             Above: Gary Dempsey, Superintendent at the NSW Golf
                                                                                  hardware, before being channelled into                     Club and Darren Jones, Superintendent at St Michaels
                                                                                  the St Michael’s dam which broke its                       standing in front of the new dam at the NSW Golf Club
                                                                                  banks eventually and overflowed into
                                                                                  the nearby ocean.                                          access       is      also       available.
                                                                                                                                             When he first joined St Michael’s, one
                                                                                  Darren commenced his career as an                          of the directors told Darren the club
                                                                                  apprentice at ‘Concord’ golf course in                     was “A Ferrari that needed a bit of a
                                                                                  1985. Before completion he joined                          polish”. In the last 5 years it’s come up
                                                                                  Royal Sydney where he stayed for 13                        very nicely.
    BUY A GR                                                                      years. Not only did he complete his
    AND COUN UNDSMASTER ® 7                                                       apprenticeship, but he also achieved                       No matter how good the product is, the

                                                                                  qualifications in:                                         company and its people have a strong
                                                                                                                                             influence on any association. Darren
              A TRAILER                                                           •   Landscaping.                                           describes Toro as at the forefront of the
                        FREE.                                                     •
                                                                                      Greenkeeping ( Diploma)
                                                                                                                                             companies that he deals with. “It is not
                                                                                                                                             just the quality of the equipment and
                                                                                  •   Obtained a diploma in environmental                    the staff, it is Toro’s attitude towards the
                                      For a Limited Time Only Toro are
                                      offering a Dean 190SM Plant Trailer
                                                                                      practice.                                              industry. More than other companies,
                                      valued at $4,000 with every Toro                                                                       they support the Golf Superintendents
                                      Groundsmaster 7210.                         “A superintendent at a major course                        Association in a tangible way. We
                                      Only available through Authorised           has to have those skills to properly                       appreciate that.”
                                      Commercial Equipment Grounds Dealers.
                                      For more information speak with your
                                      local Toro representative.
                                      For customer service call 1800 356 372
                                      or visit

                                                                                  Above: Damage to the St Michaels Golf Course from the dam burst.
Size Does Matter
                                                                                        Dealer floors will soon be furnished        • Durable rubber discharge chute
                                                                                        with a new addition to the ever growing     • Several blade options to customise
                                                                                        Z master range of commercial zero turn        deck to cutting conditions
                                                                                        mowers. The highly anticipated Z300         • 18500fpm blade speed.
                                                                                        series will be available soon with a        • Twin fuel tanks for increased
                                                                                        choice of 34” and 40” deck sizes.             productivity
                                                                                                                                    • Adjustable control levers for
                                                                                        The old cliché ‘does size matter’ is an       operator comfort
                                                                                        argument that is often thrown about         • Multiple height of cut settings and
                                                                                        and Toro’s product development team           foot operated deck lift
                                                                                        have recognised that it is extremely
                                                                                        important particularly when accessing       Toro have also introduced into the
                                                                                        backyards through gateways and other        Z300 series all new commercial quality
                                                                                        restricted access situations.               integrated hydro transmissions that are
                                                                                                                                    designed to stand up to the treatment
                                                                                        The 2 exciting new models are both          experienced in a contractor application.
                                                                                        powered by a 19hp v twin Kawasaki           These transmissions have replaceable
                                                                                        engine. This delivers an excellent power    filters and are covered by a commercial
                                                                                        to deck ratio and will ensure that          warranty to ensure the Z300 series
                                                                                        when the optional ‘recycler’ mulching       lives up to the reputation of its
                                                                                        kits are added the performance is not       bigger brothers.
                                                                                                                                    You could say that ‘size is on your side’
                                                                                        The Z300 series is a full blooded           when it comes to the Z300 series and
                                                                                        commercial model with common                the best news of all is the price has
                                                                                        features that can be found in the proven    also been downsized to make this the
                                                                                        Z Master range.                             most affordable Z Master in the range.

                                                                                        • 7 gauge 50 000psi yield strength          Contact your nearest Toro dealer for
                                                                                          steel fabricated deck.                    further details.
                                                                                        • Heavy duty cast iron spindles with
                                                                                          blade locaters.

B.S.A Building & Demolition
Beau Algeri - Perth - 0423 388 299                                                                                                      ToroTestimonial
                                                                                                                                                        The Toro Tx425
"Since purchasing the Toro TX 425          control system is very simple, my staff
Traxmaster we have really been putting     are able to operate the machine and
it to the test, it has been through        be productive as soon as they turn the
all types of conditions mud, water         key. What I was most impressed
and sand and nothing will stop it. It      about     was      the     lift  capacity
has truly exceeded my expectations."       of this machine, it is amazing. We found
                                           ourselves assisting a larger skid steer on
"Before purchasing the Toro I              a project we were working on where
went through a comprehensive               it was not able to handle the weight
evaluation of each style of Mini           it was lifting. My staff and I enjoy
Digger on the market. What I learnt        using this machine not only for
from      this    process was    that      the above, there are also lots of
although the machine specifications        safety features, massive amounts
looked great on paper it wasn't until      of hydraulic flow and a track
I physically used the machines             system     that      I   consider      the
that    I     discovered  the   Toro       best        on         the       market.
was in a league of its own."               Before you buy any machine test
                                           the Toro, I can guarantee that you
"We   have   found   that   the   Toro’s   won’t         be         disappointed."

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                                           Over the years we have had some              particularly appreciates the professional
                                           very interesting quotes for Toro Times,      association with Toro’s Consumer
                                           but Chris’ comment that “getting a           Division, including Laurence Bingham
                                           Toro agency is like getting the agency       and Peter Lawson.
                                           for BMW cars” is hard to top. He
                                           went on to explain that the product is       Chris, who has been in the industry for
  Mower World, Gold Coast                  unsurpassed, and service and support         22 years, has owned Mower World for
  Principal Chris Paterson                 from Toro staff cannot be faulted. He        three years. He bought the previous
                                                                                        Duffy’s agency and revamped it as
                                                                                        part of one of the most successful
                                                                                        mower agencies in Queensland. He
                                                                                        has four outlets on the Gold Coast
                                                                                        and Tweed Heads, two of which are             Commercial Equipment
                                                                                        Toro agencies.
                                                                                                                                                                                HAMILTON G HEADING Advertising TO3010 - Summer 2006/07

                                                                                        Mower World supplies Toro product             Wheel Horse & Landscape
                                                                                        to not only households but to major           Contractor Equipment
                                                                                        councils and many mowing contractors
                                                                                        in the region.
                                                                                                                                      Toro Irrigation
                                                                                        “It’s all got to work together”, said         & Irritrol
                                                                                        Chris. “I make sure I have got good
                                                                                        staff and in this business you can go
                                                                                        from hero to zero in 30 seconds if you        Toro Ag
                                                                                        cannot support the product in the field.
                                                                                        That is where Toro has got it over
                                                                                        the others.”

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