Toro has launched an all-electric riding greensmower, the Toro Greensmaster eTriFlex Series. The 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 and operational cost savings, according to Toro.
The two new all-electric Greensmaster eTriFlex models are:
- 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 relieves worries of potential hydraulic leaks at the most inopportune times.
The lower noise levels of the eTriFlex facilitate earlier mowing starts/tee times without disturbing nearby residents. The new engine/generator model 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”, according to Toro.
The engine-powered eTriFlex with battery assist technology is up to 20% more fuel efficient – resulting in lower emissions and fuel savings. The lithium-io- based battery powered unit also has ample power and is virtually silent during operation.
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.