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 charging 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™ 51138 is a cordless chainsaw with a 14” / 35cm bar. An excellent machine for home owners to manage cutting and pruning jobs around the garden. The 51138 is fitted with a high quality Oregon chain which is manufactured for strength and durability. For comfort and protection the chainsaw has a low-kickback with chain brake and metal anti-bucking teeth. The tension on the chain is easily adjusted by turning a knob – no tools required. If used with the T90 battery you can achieve approx 35 – 45 cuts before it will need recharging. The 2.5Ah T90 battery takes just 60 minutes to charge. Even though this saw is battery powered it still requires chain oil to lubricate the chain and prevent it from sticking and damaging the machine.
Please Note: Chain Oil required as not included.