Toro Australia has launched the all-new Outcross® 9060, a revolutionary, turf-friendly machine that delivers on the benefits of both a tractor and a super-duty utility vehicle.
“The Outcross 9060 is designed to allow superintendents and turf managers to do more with less stress, less labour, fewer resources and less time, says Brian Goodridge, Toro’s Equipment Product Manager: “this machine is a time-saving, easy-to-use, multi-purpose, turf-friendly workhorse that will bring you year-round flexibility, consistency and productivity”.
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 minimising the possibility of turf damage and allowing the machine to traverse various terrain with ease.
“It’s the first machine of its kind to be purpose built for the management of fine turf, it is extremely gentle on turf”, says Goodridge.
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 without counterweights, 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, fertiliser spreaders and aerators, as well as seasonal attachments for snow and ice maintenance if needed.
Goodridge says: “Users can keep busy year-round by utilising the Outcross’s 3-point hitch, drawbar, or front loader. Mow grass, spread fertiliser, load sand, haul a pallet of sod, aerate, top dress, spread seed, tow a trailer and much, much more”.
Additionally, intuitive automotive style controls and one-time parameter setup keep operations simple and efficient, allowing operators of all skill levels and experience to accomplish many different 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 2041 kg (4,500 pound), 1 cubic meter (1.3 cubic yard) capacity for hauling tools and materials. Capable of towing up to 7257 kg** (16,000 pounds) and powered by a 59 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, Toro focused on what matters most to superintendents and turf managers, which all centers around doing more with less,” said Goodridge. “This includes simplifying operation, optimising power and uptime, and integrating dozens of attachments to perform virtually hundreds of tasks, all while focusing on being extremely turf-friendly.”