Introducing the Toro Outcross

Written by:

Toro has unveiled 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.

Designed to allow superintendents and turf managers to do more with less stress, less labour, fewer resources and less time, the multi-purpose Outcross 9060 is a versatile, powerful and productive addition to any operation.

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.

Superintendents and turf managers can also pre-programme attachment parameters, reducing the possibility of operator error. The Outcross incorporates a standard three-point hitch with PTO*, 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. Additionally, the controls of the new Outcross 9060 are simple and intuitive, allowing operators of all skill levels and experience to expertly accomplish a variety of 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 4,500-pound (2041 kilogram), 1.3 cubic yard (1 cubic metre) capacity for hauling tools and materials. Capable of towing up to 16,000 pounds (7,257 kilograms)**, and powered by a 59.8 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, we focused on what matters most to superintendents and turf managers, which all centres around doing more with less,” said Noah Wahl, Global Product Marketing Manager at Toro, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation. “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.”

To enhance efficiency and productivity, intuitive one-action controls, a utility bed, and cruise control come standard on the Outcross 9060. Available as an option is an all-season, climate-controlled safety cab to protect the operator from weather, insects and debris.

The Outcross 9060 will be available in the summer of 2018.

*Category 2 three-point, 540 PTO and universal skid steer mount style
**Trailer weight, when equipped with trailer brakes