BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The legendary performance of Toro’s gas-powered products is now available in a battery-powered line. The company has just introduced three new mowers, a leaf blower and a string trimmer with Toro’s new Flex-Force Power System™ featuring 60V1 lithium-ion technology. A 60V snowblower will be available later in 2019.
“There’s a common perception that choosing a cordless battery-powered product means compromising on power or features,” says Chris Urlaub, associate marketing manager at Toro. “That’s not the case with the Flex-Force line. Our priority was to design for performance, first and foremost. These are full-featured products with the same performance as our gas products; they just happen to be battery-powered.”
As America’s No. 1 lawn mower brand,2 Toro understands that homeowners want a mower that’s easy to start, easy to use and easy to maintain. The new Toro 22-inch Recycler® 60V mowers are designed to save time with an extra-long 22-inch blade that allows homeowners to cut a wider path with each pass. Built on Toro’s No. 1 selling Recycler platform, these mowers cut nutrient-rich clippings into fine pieces and return them to the soil to promote a healthy-looking lawn. The mowers also start with the push of a button, and the deck is made of steel instead of plastic for added durability. Other features include Toro’s Personal Pace® self-propel system that automatically adjusts to the user’s walking speed, and SMART STOW®, which allows the mower to be stored upright, reducing the storage footprint by up to 70 percent.3
Toro also offers a 60V leaf blower as part of the new Flex-Force Power System line. With 605 CFM of air volume and a 115 mph air speed,4 the new blower delivers more power than other market-leading products to clear large piles of leaves and debris fast. The cruise control feature makes it easy on the hands, and the ergonomic handle helps reduce arm fatigue. A variable-speed trigger and turbo-boost button put control at the user’s fingertips, providing more power on demand. Plus, the high-performance brushless DC motor outperforms brushed motors, extending the blower’s power, run time and product life.
Rounding out the 60V lineup is a new cordless string trimmer that allows the user to adjust the line size and/or cutting length to customize the performance to the job. For example, users can choose to maximize run time for trimming and cleanup around the yard, or they can boost cutting power for tough, overgrown weeds and grass. A variable-speed trigger and two speed ranges to choose from also make it easy to match the speed to the task. Line replacement is quick and easy with no spools required — just thread the line and spin the dial. The trimmer also features a high-performance brushless DC motor for extended life with low maintenance. It’s made for tough jobs with a rugged cast-aluminum direct-drive head.
“From mowing and trimming to clearing leaves — and soon snow — the Flex-Force Power System offers year-round versatility,” adds Urlaub. “It’s the perfect option for customers who want proven Toro performance with the ease and low-maintenance benefits of battery power.”
All of the products in the 60V Flex-Force Power System line feature Toro’s lithium-ion smart batteries, which have intelligent software that automatically optimizes run time and power for the product and the application. In addition, the products are covered by full warranties that are among the most comprehensive in the category. Products can be purchased with or without the Flex-Force Power System batteries and charger, which are available separately and are interchangeable among the products in the line.
Toro 60V products with the Flex-Force Power System are available now at participating Toro retailers. For complete product details, visit toro.com/60V.
1 Battery manufacturer rating = 60V maximum and 54V typical usage. Actual voltage varies with load.
2 Based on average TraQline dollar share for walk behind mower market from 2015 – 2018.
3 Space savings are in relation to the space consumed by a Toro 22" walk power mower.
4 Up to 605 CFM and 115 mph max. on turbo boost. Performance claims based on controlled laboratory testing.