Toro’s theme for this year’s GIE+EXPO was “Powered by Innovation” with a tagline of “Toro innovations mean added productivity and a better bottom line for your business.” And Toro backed that up with plenty of new products and technology at the show.
For landscape contractors, the Minneapolis, Minn.-based company introduced the Z Master 7500-D Series of diesel-powered zero-turn mowers, the next generation of Horizon Technology on select Z Master 6000 Series zero-turn mowers, the MyRIDE suspension system on its TITAN HD 2000 Series zero-turn mowers, a 24-inch stand-on aerator, and a 55-inch-wide power broom attachment for the Toro GrandStand Multi Force stand-on mower.
The Z Master 7500-D Series diesel-powered zero-turn mowers feature a side- and rear-discharge commercial cutting decks ranging from 60 to 96 inches for maximum productivity; the adjustable wing decks of the 96-inch deck model flex up and down to hug the contours of the terrain for a smooth and consistent cut. Powered by a Tier 4-compliant, four-cylinder, 1.6-liter, 37-hp., Yanmar diesel engine, the Z Master 7500-D Series provides ample power to handle the most challenging mowing conditions. The unit also features a 12.5-gallon fuel tank, minimizing downtime and keeping mowing crews productive, and it can reach ground speeds of up to 12.5 miles per hour. “This new model combines the speed and maneuverability of a traditional zero-turn mower with the power and productivity of a large-scale commercial mower,” said Chris Hannan, senior marketing manager at Toro. “This new mower also delivers the quality of cut that is expected of Toro products, and the large 96-inch cutting deck will improve productivity versus smaller decks.”
On the residential side, Toro announced the availability of the MyRIDE suspension system for the Toro TimeCutter MX zero-turn mower line and an improved 42-inch stamped cutting deck for select TimeCutter zero-turn mowers. Toro also highlighted the new 22-inch Recycler Personal Pace mower with PoweReverse, a self-propel drive system that works in both forward and reverse to mow challenging areas with less effort, and it announced SmartStow technology, which allows the mower to be stored upright, will also available on that mower. On the handheld side, Toro also displayed its all-new family of PowerPlex 40V Max lithium-ion products, which includes a brushless DC blower, a brushless DC chain saw, a 24-inch hedge trimmer, a 13-inch string trimmer/edger, and a 14-inch brushless DC string trimmer.
For snow removal, Toro introduced its most powerful commercial two-stage snowblower, the Toro Power Max HD Commercial 1028 OHXE (38806), as well as two new Power Max snowblowers, the Toro Power Max 824 OE (37793) and Power Max 826 OXE (37797).
Toro also introduced several commercial and siteworks products, including its most powerful Toro Dingo, the TX 1000; the Toro Groundsmaster 4000-D and 4010-D rotary mowers with a powerful turbo-charged 55-hp. Tier 4-compliant diesel engine; the Toro Groundsmaster 7200/7210 with Polar Trac system, which transforms a mower into a powerful snow removal machine; the Toro MB TX 2500 Tracked Mud Buggy; and the Toro Workman GTX utility vehicles.