Toro has introduced new Horizon technology on select Z Master Professional 6000 electronic fuel injected (EFI) models. This technology is an intelligence platform enhancing overall performance in a wide range of mowing conditions, increasing fuel efficiency compared to carbureted models.

Toro Professional 6000 mowers combine Kohler EFI engines with an electronic governor, which helps maintain more consistent blade tip speed and reduces governor droop. In addition, the control console incorporates Horizon technology that allows the operator to select from three different performance modes based on mowing conditions. In “max mode” the operator has maximum power and performance for the most demanding conditions. An “economy mode” increases fuel efficiency in normal mowing conditions, while reducing the unit’s overall emissions, noise and machine wear. When cutting in wet conditions, the “low mode” helps reduce deck packing.

“Reducing fuel consumption and emissions without sacrificing performance is a challenge contractors face today,” says Chris Hannan, marketing manager for The Toro Company. “Our new Horizon technology achieves an optimum balance between power and performance. We’ve also provided an easy way for operators to make adjustments based on mowing conditions.”

The Horizon platform also tracks engine temperature and oil pressure. If the mower is not performing properly, the operator will receive a visual warning of critical system issues and the mower will go into “safe transport” mode to reduce the risk of damaging the machine.

Toro Z Master Professional 6000 mowers come standard with the exclusive TURBO FORCE cutting deck in 60” and 72” widths. Featuring durable 7-gauge steel, robust cast iron spindle housings, and high-strength steel blades, these machines can achieve outstanding results at higher ground speeds