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Efficiency key at BTME

With British greenkeepers increasing their interest in saving fuel, cutting operating costs and reducing their carbon footprint, Toro distributor Lely took a trio of its energy efficient machines to this year’s BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME).

The Toro Greensmaster TriFlex Hybrid 3420, the Greensmaster eFlex 2100 and the Reelmaster 5010-H hybrid fairway mower could all be found on the stand, with the 5010-H proving particularly popular as it can save operators up to 20% on fuel costs.

Powered by Toro’s patented PowerMatch technology, its unique drive system couples the power from a 24.8hp diesel engine with a
self-charging 48-volt battery pack to match the power needed for traction and cutting, based on mowing conditions.

Lely’s national sales manager Jeff Anguige said: “Following years of rigorous lab and field testing to ensure high performance and durability, it’s fantastic to showcase the only true hybrid fairway mower available on the market at BTME for the first time.

“On most fairways, a 24.8hp engine has enough power to complete a job. However, when there are more challenging mowing conditions, such as hilly terrain, more power is needed. That’s when the Reelmaster 5010-H sheds the cutting load from the engine to the battery pack, allowing more horsepower to be allocated to the traction circuit. If at that point even more power is necessary, the battery pack continues to power the cutting units, while also boosting the engine, giving the machine the equivalent of over 40hp.

“With today’s rising fuel costs, the savings offered by this machine add up fast.”

For more information on Toro turf products, call Lely UK on 01480 226800, email turfcare.uk@lely.com or visit toro.com
 

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