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Toro unveils new electric utility vehicle

12.52am 15th June 2009 - Corporate

Toro unveils the Workman MDE, an electric-powered utility vehicle launched as part of the new Workman MD Series line-up.

Packing all the power and performance of Toro’s mid-duty petrol-driven models in a quieter, cleaner and more eco-friendly package, the Workman MDE is ideal for groundsmen and greenkeepers keen to reduce the environmental impact of their fleet.

Powered by a 48V, 500-amp motor, the MDE is equipped with extended-run batteries and regenerative braking for a longer-per-charge work capacity. What’s more, an impressive payload capacity of 544kg/1,200lb ensures there’s no compromise on productivity even when its cargo bed is fully loaded.

And, as with its MD and MDX stablemates, Toro says that the new MDE offers unrivalled ride comfort as well as improved performance for the ultimate operator experience. A unique new coil-over shock absorber suspension concept not only increases operator comfort and safety while reducing fatigue, but also improves the machine’s productivity and efficiency.

Toro has combined the MDE’s 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 MDE, or indeed the MDX and MD, will enjoy the smoothest ride over even the most undulating of surfaces.

For further details about the new Workman MDE utility vehicle or MD Series, contact local Toro dealers or call Lely UK on 01480 226800 or email


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