For high-end sports fields and venues, an attractive striped finish is essential — not only for the fans in the stands, but also for the TV audience watching broadcast events. Toro’s ProStripe 560 was built to deliver that quality of cut and clean, striped finish in one efficient step.
Now this compact, lightweight mower is better than ever with several recent design enhancements. Check out all the new features that make it the perfect choice for precision striping.
The latest updates to the ProStripe 560 include a commercial-grade Kawasaki four-cycle engine, a trim side for trimming around edges, and a larger-capacity 0.45 gallon (1.7 liter) fuel tank for longer mowing sessions. The mower also features a ribbed, two-piece roller, which significantly improves maneuverability and minimizes turf marking when compared to single-piece roller configurations.
Front fins lift the grass for a clean cut, and a high-capacity 21-gallon (80 liter) bagger volume optimizes airflow and collection capability. In addition, a groomer brush attachment can be mounted to the front of the unit to promote healthier turf and a cleaner cut by reducing lateral blade growth and loosening surface debris.
Another unique feature of the new ProStripe 560 is the aerospace-influenced blade design, which maximizes collection capabilities while optimizing aftercut appearance. This results in high-definition striping performance with excellent tracking.
The integrated MatchCut functionality is also beneficial when crews need to mow at a consistent height using multiple machines across the same area. The MatchCut feature allows for easy adjustment between seven cutting heights (ranging from 0.5 inches to 2.6 inches in 0.29-inch increments), and allows fine-tuning of the cutting height as well. Operators can choose the ideal height of cut for each application and adjust the three-speed transmission on the fly to accommodate a wide range of turf conditions and personal mowing preferences.
Designed for productivity and control, the new ProStripe has a full-width ergonomic handlebar, bail arm and easy-to-use Blade Brake Clutch (BBC) control. When the handlebar is released, the BBC system stops the blade without stopping the engine — allowing the operator to empty the grass bag or move from site to site without shutting down the machine. New units also feature enhancements in the overall balance of the machine, making it extremely simple to maneuver.
An integrated sail liner effectively manages dust and other debris, drafting it away from the operator. Plus, each unit comes equipped with a wash port to simplify cleaning the deck and blades.
The new ProStripe 560 is a must-have for highly manicured sports fields and grounds that require a pristine, expertly striped appearance. As an added benefit, striping can help reduce soil compaction and contribute to the health of the turf.