The company is introducing the Revolution Series Handheld Tools, new SprayMaster models, new mowers and increased Horizon360 features.
Toro introduced several new pieces of durable and innovative outdoor power equipment to meet the rugged demands of landscape contractors at Equip Expo 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky. Lithium Bms System
“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 Master2000 in both gas and battery options offers an impressive, high-quality cut. Operators can also now get additional horsepower with the new GrandstandHDX, 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 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 makes treating turf a whole lot easier. The SprayMaster is the industry’s most innovative product of its kind, featuring enhanced center of gravity tanks for less turf tear, an 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.
With a rugged frame and deck modeled after the Z Master 4000, the new Z Master 2000 has a commanding spirit and the will to cut for years to come.
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.
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. Designed for professionals who want to make the new mower their own, there are several options to accessorize the new Z Master 2000.
Professional landscape contractors looking for more 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, and 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 costs-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.
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.
New this year is free-to-use Horizon360 Connect that 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 exciting new equipment offerings from Toro, please visit toro.com.
Everything from a battery-powered mower to saws are in the mix.
Milwaukee Tool just released a number of new products. Below are some details about each. For more information and photos visit www.milwaukeetool.com.
The mower series is comprised of three updated models.
Kubota Tractor Corporation introduced its updated Z200 Series of zero-turn mowers at Equip Expo.
The machines are designed for the residential market. The mower series is comprised of three updated models: the Z232 with a 42-inch mower deck, and the Z242 and Z252 models are available with a 48-inch or 54-inch deck and either Kohler or Kawasaki engines.
All mowers feature elements of Kubota’s new K-RIDE comfort system making mowing comfortable and enjoyable, whether it’s mowing for an hour or all-day, residential operators can mow like a pro. The Kubota Z200 Series is engineered for durability and designed for the demanding residential users. The updated models will be available at Kubota dealerships starting in January 2023.
“These mowers are perfect for homeowners with large properties or lawn to maintain that want a durable mower that mows like a commercial mower, and will stand the test of time,” said Tom Vachal, Kubota senior turf product manager. “Some say our mowers are over-engineered for the residential market, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s how Kubota has built its reputation, on durable, high-quality equipment and we keep that bar high across all product lines.”
Depending on model, the Z200 Series offers a variety of options and features including foldable ROPS (on the Kawasaki engine model) for easy storage in any shed garage or barn; an adjustable suspension seat for improved comfort; a high strength steel mower deck; a convenient storage box with cover; as well as a push button start feature. This mower line comes standard with a 4-year, 300-hour warranty.
Kubota has outfitted its updated Z200 Series with upgraded comfort system elements to reduce vibration and improve the operator experience. Depending on model, the Z200 Series offer features such as keyless start, a new high-back suspension seat (on the Kawasaki engine model), new foot pan design with foot pan isolators to reduce vibration and a Kubota-exclusive lap bar design.
While mowing, the K-Lift pedal allows the operator to easily adjust cutting height with its easy effort, one-push pedal. Plus, an updated HST lever is redesigned to reduce vibration.
“Just stepping into the operator seat you feel the difference, and when you fire up and engage the mower, you appreciate the K-RIDE comfort system,” Vachal said.
The company released details about future products.
During Equip Expo, John Deere showcased new products to be released in 2026.
The company also released a new battery charger.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kress, a professional-grade battery equipment company, unveiled its inaugural line of commercial-grade outdoor power equipment at the Equip Expo.
The company also released the new Kress CyberSystem features both 4Ah and 11Ah battery packs with the ability to recharge each 60v battery to 100% in only eight minutes. Additionally, each 60v CyberPack battery is capable of producing up to twice the power output and lasting up to 10 times longer than standard lithium-ion batteries.
Set for Q1 2023 availability, the new line-up of Kress commercial OPE — all of which is fully compatible with the 8-minute CyberSystem — includes:
Battery Management System Software For more information about how to become a Kress dealer and to view the full lineup of Kress products, visit kress.com.