Toro expands into construction sector
By Belinda Smart26 October 2022
North American lawns and landscaping equipment specialist Toro is expanding its landscaping and material handling offering into the construction sector.
Speaking to IRN from the Toro stand at Bauma 2022, EMEA Sales Manager Federico Fernandez-Ayala said the company – which has a strong following in the rental sector in North America, including United Rentals and Herc Rentals – has gradually been expanding its construction related offering.
It is now targeting the European rental sector to drive its range of durable, compact landscaping machinery.
“That’s really one of the main reasons for our presence here at Bauma,” Fernandez-Ayala told IRN. “We want to bring a lot more attention to the brand, and the rental companies are very important in that plan.
On the Bauma stand are arrayed a number of compact, user-friendly machines designed for easy operation with the skills shortage and the rental market in mind.
They include the brand new Electric Ultra Buggy e2500, which is powered by Lithium-ion battery technology HyperCell – developed by Toro and designed for extended run time.
The buggy has a narrow width of 80.65 cm, enabling easy access through a one-metre wide door. It can carry 1,136 kg.
Mounted directional and dump switches provide the operator with continuous motion on the machine and eliminate the need to fully stop the machine when stopping or changing direction. The machine also has an onboard charger and fold-up operator platform.
Also on the stand were new additions the Toro Dingo TX700 compact loader (pictured) and the TX1300 compact loader.
The latter features trademarked Intelescope Loader Arm technology with SmartLoad function, and integrated auxillary operation in loader arm control, as well as a quick coupler system for easy connection of attachments.
Designed for landscape, hardscape and tree care jobs, the TX 1300 has a 37 hp Yanmar Tier IV diesel engine while the Intelescope loader arm with SmartLoad adds 66 cm of reach, and the telescoped hinge-pin height of 276 cm enables lifting loads up and over the side of a dumpster or truck for speed and productivity.