BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (Oct. 23, 2008) All 2009 model year Toro® Dingo® TX 525 wide track and TX 525 narrow track diesel compact utility loaders will be biodiesel compatible for blends up to B20, which represents a mixture of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel fuel. Biodiesel is a biodegradable, non-toxic alternative fuel derived from biological sources. Compared to petroleum-based diesel fuels, biodiesel releases less carbon dioxide, unburned hydrocarbons and particulate matter all major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions.
This enhancement to diesel-powered Toro Dingo loaders follows on the heels of earlier announcements regarding Toro™s biodiesel-ready landscape contractor equipment and golf course and sports fields and grounds equipment. The Toro Company is committed to developing innovative products that are both operator friendly and environmentally responsible.
Demand for biodiesel-compatible equipment continues to grow, says Greg Lawrence, product manager for the Toro Dingo line. For the past five years, Toro has conducted extensive equipment testing using pure biodiesel and biodiesel blends. Our biodiesel-readiness initiative represents Toro™s continued commitment to exploring and developing innovative solutions that meet the needs of our customers while protecting the environment.
The Toro Dingo TX 525 narrow track and TX 525 wide track compact utility loaders feature a 25-horsepower Kubota® diesel engine and deliver added torque and hydraulic flow for enhanced performance. Toro compact utility loaders can be outfitted with a multitude of productivity-enhancing attachments ” making them the ideal toolkit for constructing landscape features, demolishing interior structures, installing irrigation systems, preparing seedbeds, material hauling and handling, building decks and fences, tree planting, pond building, and more.
For more information on the entire Toro Dingo compact utility loader and attachment line, contact Toro Compact Utility Equipment, 8111 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420; call 1-800-Dig-Toro (1-800-344-8676); e-mail Dingo@Toro.com; or visit the company website at www.toro.com/dingo, where you™ll also find your nearest dealer or rental store.
About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of turf and landscape maintenance equipment, and precision irrigation systems. With sales of nearly $1.9 billion in 2007, Toro™s global presence extends to more than 140 countries through its reputation of world-class service, innovation and turf expertise. Since 1914, the company has built a tradition of excellence around a number of strong brands to help customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties, and agricultural fields. More information is available at www.toro.com.