Wollaton Hall switches to Toro Groundsmaster 3280-D rotary mower

A new Toro Groundsmaster 3280-D rotary mower is making short work of sloping grounds around the Nottinghamshire stately home of Wollaton Hall.

The Groundsmaster was let loose in 200ha of gardens and parkland around the recently restored Elizabethan mansion. The rolling land was too tough for Wollaton's old cylinder mower.

So the City Council's estate's grounds team manager Andrew Crofts pitted the Toro Groundsmaster 3280-D against a range of rotary mowers.

"The Toro came top after putting them all through their paces," Crofts said of the kit with a 27kW/36hp engine, which now maintains around one-fifth of the estate.

"The Groundsmaster has been mowing mainly on verges non-stop since its arrival and is performing well, particularly on the undulations."

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