BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Toro HoverPro hover mower is now available to landscape contractors across North America. Previously only available in commercial golf and sports field segments through Toro distributors, the Toro HoverPro can now be purchased through authorized Toro equipment dealers as well.
As the name suggests, the Toro HoverPro mower hovers above the surface of the turf during operation, allowing the machine to reach areas that traditional mowers and trimmers cannot. The HoverPro is ideal for specialty applications, such as maintaining turf on steep slopes, tight undulations or areas near water. Striking an ideal balance of a light footprint and a rugged design, the machine is both highly maneuverable and durable.
“We saw the major benefits that superintendents and grounds managers were experiencing with the HoverPro, and we knew the same principles could be applied to the landscape contractor segment as well,” said Chris Vogtman, marketing manager at Toro. “This is another tool in the end user’s toolbox to help ensure that, from start to finish, they are achieving a high level of productivity out in the field.”
Powered by 57cc (HoverPro 400) and 160cc Honda (HoverPro 450 and 550) engines, the HoverPro makes light work of challenging terrain. The ABS injection-molded deck contributes to a strong, yet lightweight frame which offers remarkable control and outstanding stability in extreme conditions and cutting areas.
There are three models in the HoverPro series to tackle a wide variety of applications. These models include:
- HoverPro 400, which features a 16-inch cutting width, a 25-degree operational angle and a nylon wire cutting system. The unit weighs 27.5 pounds.
- HoverPro 450, featuring an 18-inch cutting width, a 45-degree operational angle and a steel cutting blade. This unit’s operational weight is 38.2 pounds.
- HoverPro 550, which offers a 21-inch cutting width, a 45-degree operational angle and a steel cutting blade. The unit weighs 41.8 pounds.
The HoverPro can be equipped with a number of optional accessories including a Hi-Rise kit to increase the height of cut by 1.4 inches, transport wheels to maneuver the machine with less effort around the jobsite and extension handles to simplify the process of working on slopes.