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Toro Introduces New STX-26 Stump Grinder
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (October 28, 2010) – The Toro Company announces the new, dedicated STX-26 stump grinder. This is the latest machine to join the Toro® lineup. The addition of this new stump grinder enhances Toro’s product portfolio by providing a machine that combines easy-to-use controls, tracks, and transport speeds exceeding 4 mph.
Designed for ease of operation, the new STX-26 stump grinder features the patented Toro Dingo® TX style control system. This easy-to-use control system offers smooth operation and fewer levers than conventional stump grinders, allowing for maximum productivity and little strain on the operator. Two simple controls operate all traction and grinder functions — traction control (forward, reverse, turn) and sweep, lift/lower and engagement of the grinder head. The unique offset grinder head offers a 47" arc, providing the operator excellent visibility of the stump.
“Some dedicated stump grinders are overcomplicated; we wanted to change that,” says Greg Lawrence, product marketing manager at Toro. “To increase productivity on the worksite, we really focused on producing a machine with controls that are simple to learn and master. Along with the tracks and increased transport speeds, you get maximum productivity.”
The innovative track design allows for easy travel over muddy areas providing a low center of gravity that aids in hillside stability. Designed with confined space in mind, the STX-26 is 78" long and fits through 36" gates making it easy to maneuver in tight areas as well as on and off trailers.
With the only hydraulically driven head in its class, the STX-26 eliminates expensive belts breaking or tension adjustments — guaranteeing optimal performance time after time and drastically reducing service costs. In addition, the hydraulic head design alleviates shock loads to the engine by belts slipping or head stopping commonly seen by novice users on competitive machines.
To learn more about the new Toro STX-26 stump grinders, visit your local Toro dealer; contact The Toro Company at 1-800-Dig-Toro (1-800-344-8676) or visit www.toro.com.
About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of turf and landscape maintenance equipment, and precision irrigation systems. With sales of more than $1.5 billion in fiscal 2009, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 80 countries through its reputation of world-class service, innovation and turf expertise. Since 1914, the company has built a tradition of excellence around a number of strong brands to help customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties, and agricultural fields. The Toro Giving Program is committed to beautifying and preserving outdoor environments, enhancing communities and improving people’s lives. More information is available at www.toro.com.