Toro Debuts Electric Mower Targeted to Golf Greens

Toro Eflex 2100

In brief: The Toro Eflex 2100 is a mower powered by a lithium-ion battery and meant specifically for the tender defining greens of a golf course.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: Eflex 2100
Manufacturer: Toro

The word

Toro Eflex 2100

Toro is credited as the first company to manufacture motorized grass cutters for golf courses. Now they're introducing the first electric mower meant for the turf-care industry's toughest job: mowing sensitive golf greens.

Until now, these greens have been mowed with light weight, small machines powered by low-horsepower gasoline engines. Not any more.

The Toro Eflex 2100 uses lithium-ion batteries and a powerful little electric motor to do the same job.

Toro has been experimenting with battery-powered mowers for some time, but until now, could not make one light weight enough for those tender greens. They require a light footprint or the thin blades of prize grass can break and yellow.

The mower will be priced at about $14,000, will mow up to 8 greens on one charge, and recharges in about 6 hours.

And so ...

Being silent, they have the added bonus of being usable during all hours of the day and night, unlike their gas-powered brethren.

Photo credits: Toro

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