Maintenance of a golf course is a great challenge even for the most experienced golf superintendents.
The most common cultural and maintenance practices in golf course maintenance include Mowing, Verticutting / Scarifying, Aeration, Top Dressing, Rolling, Spraying, Bunker Maintenance, Debris Management.
The Golf superintendent requires specialized equipment and accessories to do these essential cultural and maintenance practices which will have a significant impact on turfgrass growth, playability and the general aesthetic appearance of the course.
As golf courses are segmented into multiple playing surfaces like, Greens, Tees, Fairways, Roughs, Bunkers, each of these special featured segments need specialized maintenance equipment whether it is for Mowing, Aeration or for other maintenance activities.
The equipment selections for a specific golf course will vary based upon several factors including topography, cultural practices and budget.
The equipment selection focuses on the following key maintenance areas of the golf course. Mowing Equipment / Aeration Equipment/ Topdressing Equipment / Bunker Equipment / Debris Equipment / Vehicles / Sprayers.
Here is the list of recommendations and or suggestions for various maintenance equipment and accessories that will need to be considered for maintaining the average golf course. This should serve only as a guide.
Before making final selections, be sure that you have consulted with professionals from within the golf course industry to ensure that your selections are appropriate for your facility.
Mowing Equipment: Mowing is the most fundamental cultural practice on a golf course to create a desirable playing surface. So mowing with a right type of equipment, at correct height of cut, at right mowing frequency and with a proper quality of cut maintains the health of the plant, improves the after cut appearance and playability of the turf .
WALK BEHIND REEL MOWERS
Toro Greensmaster Series Walk Behind Reel Mowers: Industry’s most popular and proven walk greens mower with DPA Cutting Units and Edge Series Reels – Unique modular design with telescoping handle that synchronizes the operator and the machine in an effort to eliminate operator error.
Toro Greensmaster 1021 – Walk Behind Greens Mower with Fixed Cutting Unit – Innovative operator controls – designed for minimal maintenance, long and productive life.
Toro Greensmaster Flex 1021 Flexible Cutting Unit – Walk Behind Greens Mower with patented Flex suspension. This allows the cutting unit to easily follow the contours of the green – delivering a superior quality of cut.
Toro Greensmaster e1021 Fixed Cutting Unit – All Electric Walk Greens Mower – Extremely quiet and emission free.
Toro Greensmaster eFlex1021 Flexible Cutting Unit – All Electric Walk Greensmower – Extremely quiet and emission free – built with a patented Flex suspension allowing the cutting unit to easily follow the contours of the green.
RIDING REEL MOWERS
Toro Greensmaster series – Riding Reel Mowers: Engine Powered or Lithium Ion Battery Powered – Light weight, yet powerful, Proven Flexible suspension for superior ground following
Toro Greensmaster 3250 D Riding Triplex Mower: Equipped with DPA cutting unit – Field proven performance and exceptional quality of cut.
Toro Greensmaster 3400 TriFlex Riding Mower: Combining the innovative, Double A-Arm Suspension System with industry-leading Flex technology, the cutting units float freely over even the most difficult terrain resulting in a superior quality of cut and after cut appearance.
Toro Greensmaster 3420 TriFlex Hybrid Riding Greens Mowers: feature a reliable all-electric reel circuit that was custom designed with ample power for your most demanding applications on and off the green.
Toro Greensmaster eTriFlex 3370: Electric Riding Greens Mowers – Carry No Hydraulic Fluid – Utilizes all-electric components for traction, steering, lift and reel drive- Extremely quiet and emission free
Choice of Cutting Units Choose either 8 blade or 11 Blade or 14 Blade to accommodate different cutting heights, that provides smooth and consistent height resulting in superior ball roll.
Optional Accessories: Customize your greens mowers with optional accessories like Universal Groomer with Soft or Stiff Grooming Brush, Different types of Rollers, Roller Brush /Scrapers, LED light kit, Push Broom Kit, Backlap kit, and 3 Wheel Kit, Thatching Reel kit for Ride On Products.
Rolling of Greens is performed at various intervals primarily to help smooth putting surfaces and increase green speed for daily play or tournaments. Periodic rolling of putting surfaces following mowing can increase putting speeds, allowing for improved ball roll without lowering HOC. By increasing green speed, rolling may reduce mowing frequency and thus the stress of mowing. It can also be used to smooth the surface and remove dew in late or early season periods when little shoot growth is occurring.
Greens Rolling – Toro Greenspro 1260 Roller: Delivers exceptionally smooth and fast greens. Split, contour-following smoothing rollers perfectly follow undulations.
Toro Greensmaster 1026 Fixed Cutting Unit Walk Mower: with 26 inch swath, it is great for tees, aprons and other formal turf – Innovative operator controls – designed for minimal maintenance, long and productive life.
Toro Greensmaster 3250 D Ride On Triplex Reel Mower: Equipped with DPA cutting unit – Field proven performance and exceptional quality of cut.
Toro Reelmaster 3100 D Riding Triplex Trim Mower: with premium performance equipped with DPA cutting units for advanced quality of cut.
MOWING AROUND BUNKERS AND GREENS
Toro Reelmaster 3100 D Riding Triplex Trim Mower: with premium performance equipped with DPA cutting units for advanced quality of cut. Sidewinder Optional.