High performance and longer life with all new family of handheld power tools
SPELLBROOK, England (February, 2017) – An all-new family of handheld power tools, ideal for homeowners, is being launched late Spring by Toro, a global leader in turf and landscape maintenance equipment. The PowerPlex™ family of handheld 40V Max* lithium ion products is compact and easy-to-use around outside areas of the home, yet these tools rival the power and performance of gas-powered models.
The range includes a brushless DC blower, a brushless DC chainsaw, a 61cm hedge trimmer, a 33cm string trimmer / edger, and a 35cm brushless DC string trimmer – and each is designed to be highly productive and easy to use.
The primary benefits for the home owner include the long usage time achieved with just a short charge, the manageable way the battery can be switched between tools and the speed in which the products cover large areas. And all of this is achieved without any loss of performance. For example the PowerPlex™ blower can move up to 815 cubic meters per hour, while the 61cm hedge trimmer has a 90-degree rotating handle for simple operation and ease of use. The PowerPlex™ 35cm chainsaw is ideal for property maintenance and a fully functional chain brake comes as standard. Furthermore, both PowerPlex™ string trimmers feature variable-speed trigger control to handle various applications and offer a targeted run time of around 40 minutes on a single charge.
The range of tools use a 40V lithium ion rechargeable battery, with one battery pack to fit all the different products. One battery comes as part of the range offering a long usage whilst only taking a short time to charge, this is the T90, a 40-Volt Max*, 2.5 amp-hour and 90 watt-hour, lithium ion battery. An optional extra is the T180, a 40-Volt Max*, 5.0 Amp-Hour and 180 watt-hour battery.
Both batteries include an on-board power meter, and the T180 battery features an integrated LED flashlight, USB charging port for charging tablets, mobile phones and other small devices, and a folding handle for simple transport.
And for peace of mind each product comes with a 3 Year warranty.
Julie Dommett, Marketing Manager for Toro, commented: “When developing the product range we concentrated on providing an impressive run time without sacrificing performance. These factors are crucial to our customers and we believe we have tackled this issue whilst still offering a range that is able to effectively tackle a range of outdoor jobs.”
PowerPlex™ will be available from Toro’s Dealer network this spring. For more information on Toro professional mowers, please visit http://www.toro.com/en-gb.
*Actual products may vary. Based on lowest speed in controlled laboratory testing of product.
About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf, snow and ground engaging equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $2.4 billion in fiscal 2016, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 90 countries. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, Toro and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers care for golf courses, landscapes, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural fields. For more information, visit www.toro.com