Toro 02604 HoverPro 500

  • Product Details

    The Toro HoverPro 500 is a powerful petrol-powered hover mower, ideal for a medium or large garden, or for semi-professional use. This machine offers the lightness and manoeuvrability of a hover mower along with the mobility of a petrol one, allowing the operator to use the machine easily no matter what their strength or experience of use, and also to reach outlying areas of their lawn with an ease which would be beyond a traditional electric hover mower.

    As the name suggests, this model’s cushion of air allows it to glide over the ground, and this and its lack of wheels make it ideal for dealing with slopes or uneven ground that would be beyond the reach or capability of a wheeled mower; indeed, this model is capable of mowing slopes up to 45°, which would be beyond the ability of many smaller, less advanced hover mowers. The air cushion and lack of wheels also minimise the risk of the 500 dropping off the grass edge, thus minimising the risk of damage and making the HoverPro 500 ideal for mowing around flowerbeds and golf course bunkers.

    The HoverPro 500 has also been designed to be as user-friendly as possible. An example of this is the generous cutting width of 53cm, helping the operator to mow a large space as quickly and efficiently as possible. The mower also features a sturdy metal blade rather than a nylon line cutting system, which is both less likely to break and offers a high-quality finish. The cutting height can also be easily adjusted to between 16 and 34mm, offering maximum utility.

    This machine also boasts a powerful 160cc Honda OHC engine, designed to maximise efficiency and for continuous use on slopes and uneven surfaces; its high power-to-weight ratio ensures lightness, and pumped fuel ensures constant power on even the steepest inclines. This machine can also be improved further with the addition of optional kits from Toro, such as Transport Wheels to make the machine easier to manoeuvre to and from the cutting area without you having to drag it, and Extension Handles to make working on slopes or other difficult areas even easier.

  • Tech Info

    Technical Specifications

    Engine/motor: 160cc Honda GCV160
    Power source: Unleaded petrol  
    Starting method: Recoil    
    Deck material: ABS    
    Cutting system: Metal blade  
    Cutting width: 51cm    
    Cutting height: 16mm - 34mm  
    Blade-brake clutch: N/a    
    Collection bag: N/a    
    Mulching function: N/a    
    Rear roller: N/a    
    Drive system: Push    
    Weight:   19kg    
    Warranty:   2 year    
    Weight 24 kg
  • Brand
    About Toro
    Toro are without doubt one of the world’s leading turf care machinery manufacturers, providing both the homeowner and professional user with a range of equipment designed to cater for every eventuality. The company was founded in 1914, not with the intention to create the Toro lawn mowers we know today, but with the singular purpose of providing The Bull Tractor Company with a reliable source of engines. They did this to great effect until the beginning of WW1, when their attentions were turned to providing steering winches for merchant shipping during this time. By 1920, a move into the turf care industry was imminent when five cylinder mower units were attached to a Toro tractor in order to maintain the fairways at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis. By 1928 a portfolio of industry leading machines had been produced and it was time for Toro to branch out into International territories.

    The year of 1938 saw the first production of the Homelawn — the first of the domestic Toro lawn mowers — yet by 1942 all domestic manufacturing of Toro lawn mowers was halted in an effort to build tank, canon and anti-aircraft equipment for the U.S. army during WW2. Expansion follows the disruption of the war years for the next few decades, when Toro expand into new markets with industry firsts, including the snow-throwing Snow Hound in 1952. Further development of the all important turf care equipment saw Toro form a partnership with America’s Super Bowl organisers in 1966 before it moved back into the agricultural scene with industry leading irrigation equipment. The turn of the millennium sees The Toro Company going from strength to strength, continuing to develop Toro lawn mowers and groundbreaking solutions to turf maintenance for professional and domestic customers, whilst at the same time investing time and money back into community projects, resulting in being named Jefferson Award 2012 winner.
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