New layflat fittings are easier to install, remove and reuse
EL CAJON, Calif. (September 1, 2020) - Toro is pleased to announce the Flex Connect Layflat Connection System, a differentiated line of fittings and tools to connect drip tape to layflat hose. This exciting new fitting line from Toro's agricultural business makes installing layflat fittings easier and more flexible.
"Ordinary layflat fittings can be cumbersome and time consuming to install and reuse in the field," says Sky Anderson, Toro product manager. "But thanks to an incredibly innovative fitting design, Toro's new Flex Connect fittings make installation and reuse fast and easy, with less labor and maintenance. Plus, the handy installation tool creates a firm seal every time, and significantly reduces leaking."
Flex Connect is also an excellent alternative to hose with pre-installed fittings. Flex Connect fittings come equipped with a removeable layflat eye connection and an optional seal cap, so growers can choose any spacing - or even change the spacing later - while ensuring the layflat can be re-rolled flat for easy moving and storage. Hose with pre-installed fittings force growers into one specific spacing, which can be challenging for non-square or irregular-shaped fields.
Advantages of Flex Connect include:
• More spacing flexibility than hose with pre-installed fittings
‒ Perfect for non-square fields or reused layflat
• Fast and easy installation*
• Less leaking*
• Flexible and convenient
‒ Removable fitting and seal cap enable layflat to be easily re-rolled
• Wide range of configurations
‒ Includes valves, multiple tape nut connection options, and 5/8" and 7/8" drip tape IDs
*compared to ordinary layflat fittings
"As an innovator in the irrigation industry, Toro provides a full line of creative, innovative, and value-added solutions," says Ralf San Jose, marketing director for Toro Ag. "Toro's new Flex Connect Layflat Connection System is another example of our commitment to innovation. This new line of layflat fittings and tools is truly inventive and helps growers maximize performance, flexibility and profitability."
For more information about Toro, Flex Connect, and an installation instruction video, please visit toro.com/flex-connect.
With roots dating back to 1914, Toro is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf and landscape maintenance, snow management, rental and construction equipment, and irrigation solutions. Through a strong network of distributors, dealers, retailers and rental stores in more than 125 countries, Toro helps customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties, construction sites and agricultural operations. More at: www.toro.com.