Toro Australia will enter the Australian horizontal directional drilling (HDD) machine market in early 2014 with a line of machines and accompanying service support.
The expansion into HDD follows the purchase in 2012 of Astec Underground Inc., a manufacturer of directional drills, riding trenchers and other utility products, by The Toro Company of the USA, Toro Australia’s parent company.
The first Toro-branded mid-range HDD machines are scheduled to arrive in Australia in early 2014.
They include two directional drill and two riding trencher models, typically used in the installation, repair and replacement of underground utility infrastructure.
“Since the acquisition, Toro has made technical improvements, updated the electronics and changed the branding and colour of the machines to the Toro red, but essentially maintained what was already an exceptional product,” said Toro Sales Manager Directional Drilling/Trenching Equipment Greg Ivanovic.
“Ahead of the arrival of the new equipment, we are investing considerable time with our service and customer support staff to ensure they are fully prepared for the arrival of the new equipment.”
To help customers obtain new equipment, Toro also offers Toro Finance. This will help spread equipment costs, maintain cash reserves and bring forward the benefits new technology delivers.
A “˜come and try test day’ is being arranged early in 2014. For more information, contact Toro Sales Manager Directional Drilling/Trenching Equipment Greg Ivanovic on 0407 255 668.