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Toro launches new mid-duty Workman Utility Vehicles

12.14am 22nd October 2008 - Corporate

Toro’s latest launch is the Workman MD Series, an advance on the specialist turfcare machinery manufacturer’s popular mid-duty utility vehicle design in the form of two dynamic new models – the Workman MD and MDX.

Set to replace the existing Workman 1100 and 1200 mid-duty models, Toro says that the new MD and MDX machines offer unrivalled ride comfort as well as improved performance for the ultimate operator experience.

Both utility vehicles boast a unique new coil-over shock absorber suspension concept, which sees the front suspension supported by an independent A-frame design and the rear by a swing-arm design. This not only increases operator comfort and safety while reducing user fatigue, but also improves the machines’ productivity and efficiency.

Toro has combined the MD Series’ enhanced suspension with an innovative Active In-Frame twister joint, which allows each axle to react independently to the terrain. This means that all four wheels can maintain constant contact with the ground for better traction and stability, plus less potential turf damage.

Together, these two technologies are known as ‘Superior Ride Quality’ – or SRQ – which is why Toro is confident that operators of the Workman MD or MDX will enjoy the smoothest ride over even the most undulating of surfaces. Toro has even extended the front frame of these new Workman machines for additional legroom to enhance the SRQ operator comfort factor.

Both models also benefit from the highest total payload capacity in their class – the MD has a capacity of up to 567kgs/1,250lbs and the MDX 748kgs/1,650lbs – which means operators can get more jobs done in less time for maximum productivity. Ultra-durable plastic cargo beds ensure the machines can endure heavy loads and withstand the elements, and won’t rust or dent.

Equipped with powerful 9kW/12hp, 357cc single cylinder Kohler Command Pro and 10kW/14hp, 480cc Briggs and Stratton Vanguard engines respectively, mechanics will appreciate the machines’ easy-opening latch access included as part of the new and improved rugged body styling.

Complemented by an array of optional accessories and attachments, including canopy, solid and folding windshields and heavy-duty front bumper, the Workman MD costs from £6,695 and the MDX from £7,990 including VAT.


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