Toro 02606 HoverPro 550
- Availability: Available
- Estimated Dispatch: 1 - 2 working days
- Manufacturer: Toro
- Delivery Charge: Free To UK Mainland
This powerful hover mower is ideal for a large garden or semi-professional use and is capable of mowing slopes up to 45-degrees.
- Toro 02623 Extension Handlebar HoverPro 450/500/550Take the strain off your back and negate the need to reach down steep slopes whilst holding-on to a hover mower with the Toro Extension Handlebar Kit. Easily fitted to the handlebars of any full-size Toro HoverPro mower (not HoverPro 400).
- Toro 02622 Transport Wheel Kit | HoverPro 450/500/550These detachable wheels make for easy site-to-site transportation of your Toro hover mower and prove to be invaluable when working on rough ground. When necessary, they can also be latched out of position when not needed.
The Toro HoverPro 550 is a powerful petrol-powered hover mower which would be ideal for a medium or large garden, or for semi-professional use. This machine offers the mobility of a petrol mower combined with the lightness and manoeuvrability of a hover mower, allowing the machine to be used by any operator, whatever their strength or experience of mowing, and also to reach outlying lawn areas that would be beyond the reach of anyone operating a traditional electric hover mower.
The mower’s cushion of air and lack of wheels mean, as its name suggests, that it glides over rough ground, allowing it to tackle slopes or other uneven surfaces that would be beyond the reach of a wheeled machine. The HoverPro 550 will handle slopes of up to 45°, which would even be beyond the reach of a less advanced hover mower. The risk of the 550 dropping over the grass edge is also minimised, reducing the chances of turf damage and allowing the operator to mow easily around the edges of flowerbeds and golf course bunkers.
This model is ideal for a medium or large garden, as the generous cutting width of 53 cm allows the operator to handle a large area as quickly and easily as possible. The HoverPro 550 also features a sturdy metal bar blade instead of the cheaper, flimsier nylon line cutting system; it is therefore both less likely to break and offers a high quality finish. The cutting height can also be adjusted to between 16 and 34mm.
The powerful 160cc Honda OHC engine has been designed to perform with maximum efficiency when working on even the toughest inclines; the high power-to-weight ratio ensures lightness and the fuel pump ensures smooth and constant fuel delivery even on the steepest surfaces (45°). To add to the utility of this machine, Toro also offer optional kits, including Transport Wheels to make the machine easier to move to and from the cutting area, and Extension Handles to make working on slopes or other difficult areas easier.
• Power: 160cc petrol OHC
• Cutting width: 53cm, wide enough for semi-professional use
• Cutting height (min-max): 16-34mm
• Cutting system: Metal bar blade for strength and durability
• Weight: 19kg
• Slope angle: 45°
|Engine/motor:||160cc Honda GCV160|
|Power source:||Unleaded petrol|
|Starting method:||Nylon line|
|Cutting system:||Metal blade|
|Cutting height:||14mm - 32mm|
About ToroToro 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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