Toro unveiled its latest outdoor power equipment at Equip Expo 2023 in Louisville, Kentucky.
“This year we are really pushing the limits of convenience and power,” said Ross Hawley, General Manager at Toro. “That starts with our battery-powered equipment, whether we’re talking about our removable batteries found on our walk-behind mowers and commercial handheld equipment, or on-platform battery systems featuring HyperCell found in GrandStand and Z Master Revolution mowers.”
For Landscape Contractors
Toro says that every component of the all-new TurfMaster Revolution is made for heavy use in rough conditions. Its 30-inch deck is designed to tackle more ground in fewer passes. Its 3-in-1 design allows operators to quickly switch between mulching, bagging or side discharge. Three 60V Flex-Force batteries keep this walk-behind mower working for up to 80 minutes of continuous runtime, and it can cut up to an acre per charge. Those same batteries work in any of Toro’s Flex-Force handheld tools, snow removal or walk-behind mowers. Recharging the largest capacity batteries takes just 40 minutes.
The new GrandStand HDM stand-on mower comes in new 32- and 36-inch deck options that can navigate tight spaces, fit through gated areas, and save trailer space. The vehicle features the Turbo Force deck and a convenient flip-up utility hood provides easy access for maintenance. The single-belt drive system and sealed caster forks/wheels minimize parts and servicing requirements.
The latest edition in Toro’s Z Master 4000 series offers the widest, heavy-duty deck yet. The Turbo Force deck is made of 7-gauge steel; it uses dual capture anti-scalp rollers, a rubber discharge chute and a rugged I-beam front end. The mower gets power from a 35-hp Kawasaki FX1000. It runs on Toro’s patented MyRIDE suspension system with shocks featuring up to 3.6 inches of travel.
Horizon360 Management System
Each of Toro’s new crop of mowers is Horizon360-capable. New features to Toro’s Horizon360 business management system platform include streamlined equipment maintenance tasks, ensuring smoother and more structured equipment management. Mobile invoicing and scheduling capabilities bring greater convenience to field operations, while the platform’s expansion to support Canadian French extends its reach to a broader audience. Adding Horizon360 to a company’s arsenal can improve accuracy and precision when budgeting.
For Residential Users
The new TimeCutter Max and Titan mowers are redesigned from the ground up, according to Toro’s Sean Stebar. These homeowner models are significantly larger than previous models. Each machine is constructed with a fully tubular steel frame and is armed with a high-strength, high-performance IronForged steel deck. Each TimeCutter MAX model comes equipped with 20-in. drive tires with custom hybrid tread for maximum traction and turf friendliness. Titan models run on 22-in. tires. Toro refreshed the look of these models to add aggressive ATV-like styling. And their gaming-style seats provide unmatched support and a new look.
Toro also announced a new Haven autonomous mower and smartyard management system. The company called Haven Smartyard the industry’s first fully connected outdoor experience, and says the driving force behind this system is Toro’s innovative robotic mower.
Toro has two options for Haven models. The first, RM1, is designed for homes with up to .75 of an acre. RM1S can handle up to a 1.25-acre yard. Each of these robotic mowers is weatherproof and rated to climb up to a 25-degree slope.
The Haven robotic mower was built with a vision-based navigation system. The Haven robotic mower builds virtual 3D maps of your lawn and uses onboard cameras to know exactly where it’s been, and where it needs to go next. The robotic mower can map up to five separate areas of a yard’s designated smartzones with the easy-to-use Haven app, and homeowners can set quality standards.