Toro Introduces 8000 Series Direct Collect Z Mowers

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (March 10, 2014) – The Toro Company has expanded its zero-turn mower lineup with 8000 Series Direct Collect Z mowers, offering a new solution for landscape professionals to maintain the most manicured properties. Toro’s 8000 Series mowers feature a high-capacity hopper with a powerful blower to capture clippings efficiently, so operators can spend less time emptying and more time mowing. These new models also have a rear-discharge design that allows for trimming on both sides of the deck, so operators can control the discharge to keep planting beds and sidewalks clipping-free.

8000 Series
8000 Series

Designed to deliver a pristine after-cut appearance, the 8000 Series Direct Collect Z is equipped with a large-diameter blower that generates more airflow for better vacuuming and clippings collection. Patented adjustable flow control baffles help fill the 9.5-bushel (76-gallon) hopper evenly from back to front for maximum efficiency. In addition, the two-blade cutting system has a higher blade tip speed to cut grass into finer particles for a high-quality cut. For added versatility, the 8000 Series fill-reduction system lets operators choose between 100-percent bagging, 50-percent bagging/50-percent mulching, or 100-percent mulching.

Responsive, easy-to-use controls make these models virtually effortless to maneuver in tight spots and corners. They can travel at forward ground speeds of up to 7 miles per hour, and a 7.5-gallon fuel tank allows operators to work longer without the hassle of frequent refueling.

“The 8000 Series is perfect for any professional who wants a great after-cut appearance, but also needs to maximize productivity,” explains Chris Hannan, marketing manager for Toro. “From the high-capacity hopper to the maneuverability to the bag/mulch capabilities, it’s the right combination of features for a perfect cut in less time.”

Toro’s 8000 Series Direct Collect Z mowers are available with tough, durable 42” or 48” cutting decks that are 4-5/8” deep and constructed of welded 7/10 gauge steel. The height-of-cut can be adjusted from 1.0″ to 4.0″ in .25″ increments. Models are equipped with either a 20.5 hp* Kohler Command Pro or 23 hp* Kohler Command Pro EFI engine. The 8000 Series offers a number of optional accessories, including a light kit, powered dump, snow blade or snow blower, mulch kit, dump tubs, suspension seat and more!

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*The gross horsepower of these gasoline engines was laboratory rated by the engine manufacturer in accordance with SAE J1940. As configured to meet safety, emission and operating requirements, the actual engine horsepower on these mowers will be significantly lower.

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