Toro unveiled some inventive outdoor power equipment at Equip Expo 2023 in Louisville, Ky., with a variety of machines designed to meet the needs of landscape contractors.
“This year we are really pushing the limits of convenience and power,” says Ross Hawley, general manager, Toro. "That starts with our battery-powered equipment, whether we’re talking about our removable batteries found on our walk-behind mowers and commercial handheld equipment, or on-platform battery systems featuring HyperCell found in GrandStand and Z Master Revolution mowers. HyperCell technology delivers the industry-leading performance you’ve come to trust while eliminating costly maintenance and refueling from your budget. When rethinking our most popular mowers, we went to the extreme. Our cutting-edge battery technology is uniquely designed to meet specific challenges landscapers face on the job.”
New Z Master 4000 HDX with MyRIDE
The latest edition in Toro’s Z Master 4000 series offers the widest, heavy-duty deck yet, power from a 35 hp Kawasaki FX1000 and the added comfort of Toro’s patented MyRIDE suspension system. The 72-inch Z Master 4000 HDX is engineered to be as tenacious and dependable as the professionals in the driver’s seat. The Turbo Force deck made of 7-gauge steel is designed for perfect one-pass cutting and enhances the after-cut appearance through dual capture anti-scalp rollers, a rubber discharge chute and a rugged I-beam front end. Rolling on 26-inch Voodoo Trac tires provides aggressive tread to conquer any terrain and give the operator a higher vantage point to always know what’s coming. The HDX can handle triple bagger and dump-from-seat bagger attachments to streamline operations.
In addition to power, comfort takes a front seat with the addition of the patented MyRIDE suspension system. It's the industry’s only adjust-on-the-fly rear suspension, Toro said, with beefy shocks featuring up to 3.6 inches of travel to soak up whatever’s ahead. An added bonus: holders for a drink or phone keep them always within arm’s reach, and onboard USB ports keep the phone charged while mowing.