Toro Introduces All-New Electric Riding Greensmower

Revolutionary, non-hydraulic greensmowers boast
lower noise levels, environmentally-friendly design

Toro announces the launch of the most advanced, all-electric riding greensmower on the market, the Toro® Greensmaster® eTriFlex™ Series. The new eTriFlex carries no hydraulic fluid and utilizes all-electric components for traction, steering, lift and cutting units. These new “EnergySmart™” models deliver an operationally friendly design with noise reductions, operational cost savings, and other meaningful improvements to complement the ever-important enhancements in cutting performance.

The two new all-electric Greensmaster eTriFlex models, built upon
the trusted Toro TriFlex® platform, include:

  • The Greensmaster eTriFlex 3360, powered by a
    Kawasaki® engine/generator
  • The Greensmaster eTriFlex 3370, powered by a
    lithium-ion Samsung® battery set.

Replacing all hydraulics with electrical components on the
eTriFlex puts superintendents at ease by relieving worries of potential
hydraulic leaks at the most inopportune times, while at the same time offering
superior cutting performance with turning radius-dependent reel and traction
speed control.  

The lower noise levels of the eTriFlex facilitate earlier mowing
starts/tee times without disturbing nearby residents to help the course to be
in conformance with local noise regulations. The new engine/generator model,
according to end users familiar with the new product, is much quieter than
traditional engine powered models, while the lithium-ion powered model is
virtually silent during operation.

Cutting performance  has also been improved, especially
on the perimeter cut, by monitoring each individual reel and traction wheel
speed during turns.  The individual reel and wheel speed control
substantially improves both the aesthetics and playability of the green by
greatly reducing the effect known as “Triplex-Ring”. This smart feature
standardizes the clip rate of each individual reel to avoid turfgrass thinning
on the inside reel during perimeter cutting, and reduces wheel turf scrubbing
to greatly improve the appearance of the cleanup cut, which ultimately leads to
an increase in operational productivity.

The engine-powered eTriFlex with battery assist technology is up
to 20% more fuel efficient – resulting in lower emissions and fuel
savings.  The industry-first
lithium-ion based battery powered unit
also has ample power and
is virtually silent during operation.

“Our all-electric riding greensmowers incorporate some very
important new features that will revolutionize the future of greensmowing as we
know it,” said Helmut Ullrich, senior product marketing manager at Toro. “The
result is a much quieter, easier-to-operate, labor saving machine that delivers
a best-in-class level of cut quality, consistency and playability.”

The Greensmaster eTriFlex also includes several meaningful
features for added operational peace-of-mind – such as an automatic slowdown in
turns at high transport speeds, auto-brake functionality when the operator
dismounts the mower, a foot-operated parking brake as well as an optional
mowing slowdown setting to help protect the integrity of the collar.

Finally, operators have more control and access to advanced
diagnostic information than ever before thanks to the onboard InfoCenter™. This
easy-to-use control panel can adjust mowing and reel speeds, calibrate lift,
steering and traction and engage the “slow-in-turn” feature to reduce damage on
the fringe area of the green in turn-arounds.

The Greensmaster eTriFlex 3360 engine-powered model will be
available this summer. The lithium-ion eTriFlex battery powered model is slated
to launch in late 2019. All Greensmaster eTriFlex models are compatible with
existing TriFlex cutting units and accessories to make the most of your current

For more information on the revolutionary new Greensmaster
eTriFlex Series mowers, please contact your local Toro distributor.

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