Toro Mower Information

Overview

The Toro Company has developed many lawn mowers over the years for both residential and commercial use. Its mowers are available directly from the company or through authorized dealers. Toro dealers are available throughout the United States, Canada and many European countries.

History

Toro began as Toro Motor Company in 1914, building engines for Bull Tractor Company. In 1920, Toro began to focus on farm equipment and changed its name to Toro Manufacturing Company, which designed the first mechanical golf course equipment. Toro changed its name to The Toro Company in 1971. It reported sales of $1.9 billion in 2007.

Significance

Toro released its first residential lawn mower in 1925. It was called the Silver Flash and was a push-reel mower. Toro went on to become one of the first companies to develop powered lawn mowers.

Types

The Toro Recycler, Super Recycler and Super Bagger are all self-propelled, walk-behind lawn mowers with varying capabilities. All Toro walk-behind mowers cut grass into super fine mulch that can remain on your yard to increase the nutrient value of the soil. However, baggers are also available for each model.

Features

Toro's zero-turning-radius riding lawn mowers provide a quick way to mow large yards. They allow you to work around raised flower beds, trees and other landscaping. The span of the mower blades allows for a wide cutting area, which can help reduce the time spent mowing your yard. The Toro TimeCutter Z riding mower is built for lawns up to 2 acres in size. The Titan Z series is made for the residential user, but these mowers also have professional capabilities.

Considerations

Before visiting a Toro dealer, make a list of the things that your lawn mower needs to be able to do. Consider the size of your lawn; how frequently you need to mow; and the things that you need to mow around. Toro offers financing through GE Financing. You can apply for financing through an authorized dealer or through the company's website.

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Currently residing in Myrtle Beach, SC, Tammy Curry began writing agricultural and frugal living articles in 2004. Her articles have appeared in the Mid-Atlantic Farm Chronicle and Country Family Magazine. Ms. Curry has also written SEO articles for textbroker.com. She holds an associate's degree in science from Jefferson College of Health Sciences.