Cleaning up turf debris can be a time-consuming task made even more challenging in these days when so many are working with smaller crews.
Turfco has introduced its Torrent 2 PTO Debris Blower for contractors and sports turf managers looking to reduce the amount of work time spent on debris management.
By substituting on-board engine power with tractor-mounted PTO hydraulic power, the Torrent 2 PTO Blower weighs in at under 340 pounds – about 150 pounds lighter than its self-powered sibling. That makes it a lightweight, agile turf performer that’s also quiet, stingy on fuel consumption, and easy to maintain.
“The new PTO-version of our well-received, self-powered Torrent 2 Blower features all of the power, ease of use and time-saving virtues of the original model, with great maneuverability and of course less noise and no engine maintenance requirements,” says Scott Kinkead, executive vice president of Minneapolis-based Turfco Manufacturing.
Connect the PTO version to a standard turf tractor with a minimum 20 hp engine to run the blower hydraulics. The supplied handheld controller enables operators to change nozzle direction fast and on-the-fly, without having to slow down and wait for the nozzle to swivel around.
For even greater productivity, Turfco’s optional patented MagnaPoint technology eliminates guesswork and maximizes productivity. Operators can preset the blower to the optimal degree angle for the job at hand, whether that’s grass clippings, leaves or aeration cores, saving up to two hours of operating time per day.
Getting the angle correct and holding to it is critical to maximizing the efficient use of the blower. Even a seemingly slight 15 degree “miss” on angle direction will result in a large percentage loss of efficiency – leading to lower worker productivity.
Turfco encourages customers to demo the Torrent 2 PTO Debris Blower as well as their other products – through an authorized dealer or via an interactive online demonstration (call 1-800-679-8201 to schedule an online demo).
“When customers get to actually see the Torrent 2 in action, they almost always tell us what a game changer it is,” says Kinkead.