New Product: Toro Flex Connect Layflat Connection System

Published online: Sep 01, 2020 New Products
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Toro’s Flex Connect Layflat Connection System is a differentiated line of fittings and tools to connect drip tape to layflat hose. This 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 Toro product manager Sky Anderson. “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 compared to ordinary layflat fittings
  • Less leaking than ordinary layflat fittings
  • Flexibility and convenience
  • Removable fitting and seal cap that enable layflat to be easily re-rolled
  • Wide range of configurations
  • Included valves, multiple tape nut connection options, and 5/8-inch and 7/8-inch drip tape IDs

“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, visit www.toro.com/flex-connect.