Toro introduced several pieces of equipment at Equip Expo last month including new Revolution series handheld tools, new SprayMaster models, new Z Master 2000 and 2000 Revolution, and a new Grandstand HDX. Increased Horizon 360 features were also introduced at the show.
“We’re excited to introduce an impressive lineup of battery- and gas-powered tools that will immediately improve productivity for professional landscape contractors,” said Chris Vogtman, director of marketing at Toro. “Our Revolution series of handheld tools increase our battery offerings and integrate with our powerful Flex-Force Power System, while our new Z Master 2000 in both gas and battery options offers an impressive, high-quality cut. Operators can also now get additional horsepower with the new Grandstand HDX, a high-powered version of our popular stand-on commercial mower. Best of all, the new equipment comes Horizon360 capable, which is a real advantage for creating business efficiencies and managing fleets.”
New 60V Max Revolution Series handheld tools
Designed with input from professional landscape contractors, the new 60V Max Revolution Series handheld tools were built to perform in demanding work conditions and environments all day long. Powered by Toro’s Flex-Force Power System, the new line includes a dual-battery backpack that can hold two 10 Ah batteries — which is designed for comfort and available as a power source for the leaf blower or string and hedge trimmers to keep jobs moving all day.
Operators can easily swap batteries out, so when one battery is done, the workday doesn’t have to be. Outpacing the charging speed of larger, lower voltage batteries, the 60V power comes to you fast — taking just 50 minutes to fully charge our largest battery in the all-new six-pod rapid charger. Plus, the batteries are versatile, powering both Revolution Series handheld tools and the Toro 60V Max 21” Heavy Duty mower.
Toro’s new stand-on spreader sprayers make treating turf easier. The SprayMaster features enhanced center-of-gravity tanks for less turf tear, an industry-first flip-up hopper for ease of maintenance and materials management, and larger wheels for a more comfortable ride. Exclusive patented caster lock remains for straight-line tracking and precision spreading and spraying.
The new SprayMaster 60, SprayMaster 40 and SprayMaster 20 models feature smart enhancements for increased comfort and usability and decreased maintenance. Improved stability and balance translate to better chemical application at higher machine speed, while larger 24-inch tires on the 60 and 40 models and 22-inch tires on the SprayMaster 20 model mean a smoother ride and better visibility.
Toro relied on professional contractor feedback to inform enhancements to the line, which resulted in small adjustments that will offer big returns when it comes to ease of use and maintenance on the new models.
New Z Master 2000
With a rugged frame and deck modeled after the award-winning Z Master 4000, the new Z Master 2000 is built to last.
Its TURBO FORCE deck looks and acts tough — the new Z Master 2000 will cut through the toughest elements Mother Nature can throw at it. The TURBO FORCE deck is a 50 KSI 7-gauge high-strength steel deck, complemented with an extra-strength tubular chassis and durably rugged I-beam front end. Add on Toro’s patented MyRIDE suspension system for go-all-day comfort, and you know this mower is built for the pros.
Never go without the tools you need as the new 2000 features several attachments to carry a multitude of tools and accessories on the go. And if that’s not enough utility, easily increase your carrying capacity with the new two-inch hitch receiver. Designed for professionals who want to make the new mower their own, there are several options to accessorize the new Z Master 2000.
New Z Master 2000 Revolution
Professional landscape contractors looking for heavy-duty, customizable battery-power mowing options can turn to the new Z Master 2000 Revolution zero-turn mower. With a sharp look and increased battery pack versatility, operators can customize the power of the new 2000 Revolution based on mowing conditions.
The Z Master 2000 Revolution is built on Toro’s commercial-grade Z Master 2000 Series frame and TURBO FORCE deck. The newest member of the Toro Z Master Revolution family offers robust battery-powered go-all-day comfort with Toro’s patented MyRIDE suspension system. The suspended operator platform and easy-to-adjust, personalized ride settings maximize comfort.
Every Revolution machine is equipped with patent-pending software in the controls that enables smooth operation.
The Revolution Series mowers are powered by Toro’s HyperCell Power System. The Battery Management System (BMS) allows for impressive run times and quick charging to maximize productivity. HyperCell is built to run cooler than other power systems, so it can last as long as the sunlight. Ultimately, operators gain efficiencies, eliminate engine exhaust emissions, and can complete more jobs with less hassle.
Designed for high performance and professional lawncare pros, the new Toro GrandStand HDX offers the same ride you’ve come to trust— now with more power from the 31 hp Kawasaki or 37hp Vanguard engine.
Pros who choose the Vanguard engine will benefit from the Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) and Vanguard Oil Guard System — an innovation that extends the life of the oil and better protects the engine. Featuring a remarkable 500-hour oil change interval and up to 60 percent savings on maintenance costs, the Oil Guard System drastically increases efficiency and cost savings.
Built on the TURBO FORCE 2 cutting deck, operators can adjust the deck baffle on the new GrandStand HDX to get the most pristine cut even in rough conditions. It also features enhanced dual-capture anti-scalp roller supports to ensure the highest quality of cut in the harshest terrain.
Expanded Horizon360 features
The new Toro mowers all come Horizon360 capable. Toro’s business software for landscape contractors drives more profits and increases business efficiency and effectiveness. New features recently introduced to the business software suite help drive more profits for professional landscape contractors. A customer relationship management tool allows contractors to automate client communications, while a new online payment feature makes invoicing easier.
New this year is free-to-use Horizon360 Connect that seamlessly connects to the Revolution Series of zero-turn products to allow for equipment tracking and enhanced fleet and maintenance management.
This all-in-one software suite allows landscape contractors to track the productivity of their crews and equipment more effectively, automate their billing process, and enhance the time management of their businesses. Horizon360 also offers proof of service, job notes and office notes, real-time equipment tracking, and a bi-lingual phone app for managing scheduling, weather events, and multiple crews.
For more information about these new equipment offerings from Toro, visit toro.com.