Turf & Rec

Toro acquires Graden roller line

December 12, 2011  By  Mike Jiggens

The Toro Company has announced it has acquired the Graden
greens roller product line, which includes the GSR 1200 greens roller.
The acquisition provides entry into a new product category and broadens
Toro’s offering to golf customers worldwide. Terms of the deal were not


“This acquisition fills an important product gap in our core golf
business and helps further strengthen our offering in the greens care
category,” said Darren Redetzke, vice president of Toro’s commercial business. “Rolling greens has become an important agronomic practice for
golf courses that improves the health and playability of the greens. By
leveraging our brand strength and extensive global distribution, we are
well positioned for growth in this new segment.”

Graden’s other turf maintenance product lines, which include zero-turn
mowers, verticutters and sand injectors, were not associated with this


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