Greenkeeping News 12th Oct, 2018 by ukclubgolfer.co.uk
When Toro developed its irrigation strategy, one of the early thoughts was longevity, so it should therefore be no surprise that Toro sprinklers dating all the way back to the 1960s are easily updated when clubs look to renovate their irrigation.
The existing sprinkler body is simply fitted with the latest Toro head technology not just replacing new for old, but for more precision, efficiency and economy.
In the case of Toro pop-up sprinklers, the company’s 600 series that launched in the US back in 1967, and 700 series first seen in the 1990s, can be easily interchanged with Toro sprinkler head conversion assemblies, in as little as 60 seconds. The same applies to the more recent DT series and 835 series, too.
And most of the time, says Reesink Turfcare, an official distributor of Toro Irrigation in the UK, these upgrades can be made without the need for mini-excavators and massive disruption.
Robert Jackson, irrigation field manager for Reesink Turfcare, said: “It is tempting to regard the updating of an irrigation system as something that can only be carried out by specialists, with disruption to play and revenues for months on end.
“In some instances, that is the case. An ageing irrigation system could well be beyond economic upgrading, extension or repair. But what about a more recent system that is now starting to show its age; is a bit of an upgrade possible and worthwhile? With Toro, the short answer has always been a qualified yes.”