Toro introduces line of side-by-side utility vehicles

Helping customers drive productivity, The Toro Company is launching a new line of side-by-side utility vehicles (UTVs) designed to tackle tough jobs and demanding terrain. This includes two versatile, gas-powered, electronic fuel injection (EFI) models — the 500 EFI and 700 EFI — that will be available in the spring of 2015 and support more than 40 different accessories for year-round project needs.

These powerful, 4-wheel-drive vehicles offer hard-working hauling and towing capabilities, as well as comfortable seating for three. They can also be customized with a wide range of accessories, including windshields, cabs, plow blades, light kits, winches, a stereo, and more.

“Our customers have been asking for a Toro UTV to make their off-road acreage tasks faster and easier,” said Anna Foster, Toro marketing manager. “These new models and their optional attachments are ideal for professional contractors, farmers, acreage owners and grounds professionals who are looking for solutions to save time and increase productivity in the field and over all types of terrain.”

The Toro UTVs are powered by 4-stroke engines with EFI technology for improved fuel efficiency, and they come with Duramatic automatic transmissions, dynamic engine braking, and electronic 2WD/4WD selection as standard. Additional features include a digital display that provides instant access to critical operating information such as fuel level, temperature, oil pressure, speedometer/tachometer, and more.

The transformable design of the tilting rear cargo box allows conversion to a flatbed in minutes to enhance hauling versatility. The 700 EFI has a total payload capacity of 1,500 pounds (1,100 pounds for the 500 EFI), and both models are  equipped with a standard front brush guard and adjustable CAM-style shocks for 10 inches of ground clearance to handle rough and challenging terrain. Integrated front and rear, 2-inch receivers give users the ability to hook up trailers or attachments at either end of the machine.

This new line of side-by-side UTVs and accessories will be available at select Toro dealers beginning in the spring of 2015.

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