Joining the lithium-ion lineup designed to meet noise and sustainability requirements is the all-electric fixed-head Greensmaster® e1021 mower.
Brian Goodridge, Toro’s Equipment product marketing manager said this mower will take electrical efficiency to a new level: “Operators are able to mow 3,000 square meters of turf on a single charge. As the e1021 is so quiet it is just right for mowing near homes, resorts and anywhere where noise restrictions or regulations are in place.
“All electric Greensmaster mowers are also ideal for mowing in environmentally sensitive areas or locations with fuel storage limitations.
“With no engine exhaust emissions it will help golf courses meet environmental and sustainability goals, “ said Goodridge.
Designed for minimal maintenance and a long service life, the e1021 helps courses get the after-cut appearance they want while saving labour and operational costs.
“With Toro’s proven DPA cutting units and a 21-inch (53.34 cm) cutting width, the Greensmaster e1021 delivers the best-in-class cutting performance and easy manoeuverability courses need,” he said.
A convenient LCD screen gives the operator an instant view of the ongoing battery charge status and can also indicate diagnostics, machine hours, overall battery health and initiate backlapping.
Like all Greensmaster walk mowers, the e1021 is built for operator comfort and ease of use. The telescopic handle adjusts easily to any operator, and the rubber isolated handle assembly reduces motion from walking so that the cut isn’t affected. Controls are easy to access and use, and the machine is compact and well balanced for excellent tracking and maneuverability.
Another new release is the Greensmaster eFLEX 1021. “The cutting heads on the Greensmaster eFLEX1021 follow contours on the greens, even on greens with extreme undulations. This means users can deliver the precise cut superintendents are looking for, “ said Goodridge.
“The innovative telescoping loop handle helps to deliver a more consistent cut, as it adjusts easily to operators of different heights. It also reduces operator fatigue. Handle isolation mounts give the cutting unit consistent contact with the ground throughout the mowing process. This takes away the variability in height-of-cut that can sometimes occur because of variations in handle pressure or differing operator strides, “ he said.
All of the Greensmaster FLEX models deliver plenty of power and control. The eFLEX1021 utilises a Samsung® battery for quiet, long-term operation on a single charge. The bail design combines safety and operational control. Along with reducing the distance between the cutting unit and the traction drum, control and balance of the mower have been improved for significantly more precise handling, especially in turns.
From a modular design for easy repair and replacement of key components to the elimination of all grease points, the entire maintenance process is streamlined to maximize uptime without sacrificing performance. For example, the quick-release cutting units make removal a snap for maintenance or to swap between cutting units, and the greased-for-life gear-drive transmission also reduces maintenance needs. It all contributes to a lower overall cost of ownership.