Toro have ventured into battery powered gardening equipment with the launch of their Power Plex™ range. Toro are an American company who have been manufacturing commercial and home owner garden and agricultural machinery since the early 1900s. Toro are the parent company of Hayter so have premises based in the UK as well as the US.
The Toro Power Plex™ gardening tools are completely cordless without any cables to restrict your movement whilst working around the garden. They are significantly quieter than petrol tools and produce no emissions or exhaust fumes so are kinder to the environment. Power Plex™ cordless machines have a 40 volt power rating and can be used with either a 2.5Ah or 5.0Ah lithium-ion battery. A higher Ah number will increase the running time of a tool so different batteries on the same machine will effect the usage time. Running a machine on low or high speed will also effect the time the battery will last. The Power Plex™ battery charger can give you a quick turnaround as it can charge the T90 2.5Ah battery in just 60 minutes.
The Toro Power Plex™ range has 5 garden tools which can all be used with the same batteries and chargers. 3 of the machines use a DC brushless motor which gives them more power, better running times and a longer life than brushed motor models. You only have to buy the battery and charger once then interchange with all the machines saving you money and storage space.
The Power Plex™ 51134 cordless leaf blower features the longer life brushless motor with a variable speed option. Used at the lower speed you will achieve a longer running time (up to 60 minutes) but with the higher speed you’ll get increased blowing power. Choose which mode best suits the conditions. To move more even faster (up to 13.6m3) just engage the turbo boost button. The speed nozzle included with 51134 blower will increase the air speed up to 150mph. This model is a leaf and garden blower only so doesn’t have the option to vacuum or collect debris.
Can give from 10 - 60 minutes of running time depending on the motor speed.