Toro’s New Lithium Ion Powered 12-inch Trimmers

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (Spring 2012) – Putting the finishing touches on your yard is easier and more eco-friendly with Toro’s new cordless 12-inch trimmers. Thanks to new lightweight lithium-ion battery technology, there is plenty of power to take on thick grass and weeds, without the hassles of gas and oil. Available in 20-volt* or 24-volt** Max options, these batteries provide up to twice the power per weight as compared to a traditional nickel-cadmium battery. They also allow for longer run time with low self-discharge, so the trimmer is always ready when you are. Both trimmers come with a rapid charger and on-bord charge meter to display the battery status.

These cordless trimmers also feature Toro’s innovative, one-step walk-behind edging option. Just push a button and rotate the head to start edging. A wheel guides the trimmer along the ground for easier edging. Both models feature an auto-feed trim line system that automatically adjusts the line to the perfect cutting length, plus a telescoping 14-inch shaft and adjustable assist handle. The assist handle helps reduce fatigue and promotes precision trimming and edging. It can be easily adjusted for added comfort and balance.

Watch a Demonstration Video of the New Toro 12 Inch Cordless Trimmers

model 51484

Weighing 6 pounds and 9 ounces, model 51484 (20V Max*) features a 12-inch cutting head. It has a suggested retail price of $149.99. Model 51486 (24V Max**) adds the power-saver adjustable cut feature that changes the cutting line length from 12 inches to 10 inches for better power efficiency. In addition, this model features an extended battery pack for longer run time. Weighing in at 7 pounds and 4 ounces, this new string trimmer has a suggested retail price of $169.99.

Look for these new models and the complete Toro string trimmer line-up at hardware stores and select The Home Depot® stores this spring. For more information, contact Toro toll free at 1-888-384-9939 or visit us on the web at

*Battery manufacturer rating = 20V maximum & 18V nominal. Actual voltage varies with load.

**Battery manufacturer rating = 24V maximum & 22.2V nominal. Actual voltage varies with load.

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