Toro introduces PowerPlex 40V Max lithium-ion product family

Toro’s all-new PowerPlex family of handheld 40V Max lithium-ion products is ideal for homeowners who value compact and easy-to-use products that rival the power and performance of gas-powered models. The product family includes a 13-inch string trimmer/edger, a 14-inch brushless DC string trimmer, a brushless DC blower, a brushless DC chain saw and a 24-inch hedge trimmer. The entire PowerPlex product line was designed to be highly productive and simple to use. For instance, both PowerPlex string trimmers feature a variable-speed trigger control to handle various applications and offer a targeted run time of around 40 minutes on a single charge. The line also includes a quick charger with a tabletop- or wall-mount option and comes standard with the T90 battery. The T90 (included) is a 40-volt maximum, 2.5-amp-hour and 90-watt-hour, lithium-ion battery, and the T180 (optional upgrade) is a 40-volt maximum, 5.0-amp-hour and 180-watt-hour battery. Both batteries include an on-board power meter, and the T180 battery features an integrated LED flashlight; a USB charging port for charging tablets, cell phones and other small devices; and a folding handle for simple transport. Batteries are interchangeable between products, allowing operators to easily switch from one task to another.