Pictured Above: Frankie Nodine, Nodine Small Engine and Jose Arroyo, Jose’s Lawn Service and Landscaping.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Jose Arroyo of Jose’s Lawn Service and Landscaping in Lyman, South Carolina, winner of Toro’s 2017 GIE+EXPO Giveaway, has taken delivery of his new 24-inch stand-on aerator just in time for spring.

Arroyo picked up his 24-inch stand-on aerator from his local Toro dealer, Nodine Small Engine, located at 13540 Asheville Hwy in Inman, South Carolina. Nodine Small Engine is a family-owned and operated business that opened its doors in 1986.

“We’re excited to put this new aerator to work,” said Arroyo. “The fact that the Toro 24-inch stand-on aerator can get in and out of gates easily and reach areas other aerators can’t will be extremely useful in my business.”

Arroyo’s new 24-inch stand-on aerator fits through a standard 36-inch gate, making quick work of any small- to large-size aeration project. Reaching ground speeds of up to 6.5 mph, the aerator also optimizes power and hydraulics to ensure consistent core depths regardless of terrain. Additional features include a hydraulic valve to adjust operator weight, as well as electronic depth control to maximize power to aerate. When aerating, operators will notice consistent plug depths of up to five inches in length.

“We’re pleased to get Mr. Arroyo’s new 24-inch stand-on aerator into his hands,” said Chris Vogtman, marketing manager at Toro. “This new model fills an important gap in the marketplace by providing the efficiency of a stand-on aerator in a highly maneuverable and compact package. It was built with the landscape contractor in mind, and it’s a perfect example of our strategy to ensure both our products and our customers are powered by productivity.”