Low snowfall pushes Toro to Michigan

Updated Feb 19, 2013

Due to the lack of snowfall in northern Minnesota, Toro headed to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to test some of its lawn equipment machines.

Toro has been testing snowblowers at Gogebic-Iron County Airport since Jan. 10, the Daily Globe in Ironwood reported Friday.

The lack of snowfall has frustrated snowmobilers, cross-country skiers and others in Minnesota this winter. One dog sled race scheduled for early January was canceled in December because organizers weren’t sure if enough snow would have fallen in time. A dog sled marathon scheduled for late January also was called off.

But snow was piled two to three feet and higher this week at Gogebic-Iron County Airport in Ironwood, about 250 miles northeast of Toro’s main office in Bloomington, Minnesota. The company hired 10 local residents to test its snowblowers and may spend another three weeks at the airport.

– The Associated Press

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