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Toro Announces New Engine for Recycler® Mowers with SMARTSTOW®

New Briggs & Stratton engine combines easier maintenance with easier storage

Nov 07, 2016  |   Homeowner

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Starting in early 2017, both Toro® Recycler® mowers with SMARTSTOW® will be equipped with a new Briggs & Stratton Mow N’ Stow® engine featuring Just Check & Add™ technology. The new engine allows the mower to be stored upright and never requires an oil change* — homeowners can simply check and add oil when necessary.

This marks the first time Briggs & Stratton has offered both technologies in one engine. Together, these features make the Recycler mower both easy to maintain and easy to store. The patented engine design includes new vents, oil seals and gaskets, as well as a unique fuel tank design that helps prevent oil and gas from leaking out when the mower is stored upright.

In addition, Just Check & Add technology helps keep dirt and debris out of the engine while also allowing the engine to run cooler. Keeping the oil cleaner and cooler helps slow down the breakdown of the oil, so homeowners need only check the oil level and add oil as necessary.* Regular scheduled maintenance must still be performed.

Briggs & Stratton partnered with Toro to offer the first Mow N’ Stow engine on the original Toro Recycler, which allows the mower to be stored upright for a 70 percent reduced storage footprint. The Recycler mower folds in three simple, tool-free steps to reduce overall storage space.

“We’ve seen great success with the Just Check and Add innovation on Toro all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive Personal Pace models, so launching it on our SMARTSTOW models is an exciting step forward,” says Wade Tollison, Toro senior marketing manager. “Our collaboration with Briggs & Stratton assists us in making lawn mowers that meet consumers’ unmet needs for more storage space and easier maintenance, without compromising on mowing power, performance, and productivity.”

The new engine will be available exclusively on select Toro Recycler with SMARTSTOW mowers at Toro dealers and The Home Depot® in early 2017.

*Under normal use conditions. For complete details, refer to your Operating Manual or see http://www.briggsandstratton.com/us/en/support/warranty for details. Briggs & Stratton standard warranty terms and conditions apply. Just Check & Add does not extend the warranty period.

Lisa Howard  |  Homeowner (Equipment)  |  952-887-8848  |  lisa.howard@toro.com
Andrew Gillman  |  Performance Marketing  |  515-273-2482  |  andrewg@performancemarketing.com
About The Toro Company

The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment, including turf, snow and ground engaging equipment and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions.  With sales of $2.4 billion in fiscal 2015, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 90 countries.  Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, Toro and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers care for golf courses, landscapes, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural fields.  For more information, visit www.toro.com.