-  Photo: Toro

Photo: Toro

Campuses, facilities, and sports complexes looking for a utility vehicle that can be customized to fit their needs will find two new options in Toro’s Workman line. The Workman GTX Lithium Ion Lifted model introduced in 2020 combines higher ground clearance with lower maintenance costs, and the just-announced steel bed accessory boasts the most cubic feet of cargo space in its class.

The Workman GTX Lithium Ion Lifted has three additional inches of ground clearance compared to traditional Workman GTX vehicles. This makes it easier for operators to drive over rough or uneven areas without causing damage and helps reduce the risk of accidentally dragging debris that can gouge the turf.

The lithium-ion technology powering the new Workman GTX Lithium Ion Lifted model is built to deliver 15% longer run time when compared to the GTX-E lead acid model. Plus, the vehicle’s lithium-ion power packs are maintenance-free, eliminating expensive scheduled lead-acid battery replacement.

When the vehicle is ready for a charge, there’s a high-efficiency charger on board that’s ready to be connected to any standard power outlet. This model also has the largest cargo capacity of any lithium-ion powered model in its class, so it can handle big jobs.

Modern 12-inch wheels and large 22-inch tires help protect the turf by evenly distributing weight, and the tires feature a tread pattern specially designed for driving over turf. In addition, the lithium-ion power packs are nearly 26% lighter than lead-acid batteries, reducing the machine’s overall weight for less wear and tear on fields and grounds.

The new steel bed is the latest addition to Toro’s Workman accessory offering, providing the most cubic feet of cargo space in its class. Available for all current and former GTX models, the steel bed has the same 800-lb. capacity as Toro’s poly bed. It also features water-resistant polyurea bed coating that not only adds sound and vibration damping, but also provides environmental and impact protection.