New turf machine has benefits of both tractor and utility vehicle
March 7, 2018 By Mike Jiggens
Toro’s new Outcross 9060 has the benefits of both a tractor and super-duty utility vehicle. The machine allows superintendents and turfgrass professionals to do more with less, using less labour, fewer resources and taking less time.
In contrast to many traditional compact tractors, the Outcross 9060 is turf-friendly, thanks to a weight-balanced chassis and four-wheel steering, coupled with full-time four-wheel drive. All four wheels turn individually at a rate determined by the machine’s ground speed and turning angle, ultimately minimizing the possibility of turf damage and allowing the machine to traverse various terrain with ease.
Superintendents and turf managers can also pre-program attachment parameters, reducing the possibility of operator error. The Outcross incorporates a standard three-point hitch with PTO, drawbar and universal loader mounting plate, enabling the machine to accommodate a variety of standard turf maintenance attachments. This includes, but is not limited to, loader buckets, forks, pull-behind rotary mowers, fertilizer spreaders and aerators, as well as seasonal attachments for snow and ice maintenance. Additionally, the controls of the new Outcross 9060 are simple and intuitive, allowing operators of all skill levels and experience to expertly accomplish a variety of tasks.
The Outcross also features a passenger seat and roomy operator station for easily transporting people, as well as an optional cargo bed with a 4,500-pound (2041 kg), 1.3-cubic-yard (one cubic metre) capacity for hauling tools and materials. Capable of towing up to 16,000 pounds (7,257 kg) and powered by a 59.8 hp (44 kW) Yanmar liquid-cooled diesel engine, the Outcross is as powerful as it is versatile.
“From the very beginning of the development of the new Outcross 9060, we focused on what matters most to superintendents and turf managers, which all centres around doing more with less,” said Noah Wahl, global product marketing manager at Toro. “This includes simplifying operation, optimizing power and uptime, and integrating dozens of attachments to perform virtually hundreds of tasks, all while focusing on being extremely turf-friendly.”
To enhance efficiency and productivity, intuitive one-action controls, a utility bed, and cruise control come standard on the Outcross 9060. Available as an option is an all-season, climate-controlled safety cab to protect the operator from weather, insects and debris.
The Outcross 9060 will be available this summer. For more information, watch the video at http://videoshare.toro.com/watch/ey9qThoiX1kqWuMPGr2TE8?&&vyemail=andrewg%40performancemarketing.com.
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