Toro has just introduced a new line of cordless yard tools – The Toro PowerPlex platform! These tools feature lightweight lithium-ion batteries and variable speed performance.
All the the tools use a 40V Max (40-Volt MAX, 2.5 Amp-hour, 90-Watt hour) and there is an optional 180 Watt Hour battery available. The new 180 battery features a light, carrying handle and usb port built right in.
Remember: Voltage is not the determining factor is how much power and run time a cordless yard tool has. It’s the combination of voltage and amps. How long the battery lasts between charges is dependent on the Watt-Hour rating of the battery, the item itself and how it is used. The higher the Watt-Hour – the more capacity. All the new batteries will have the Watt-Hours listed on the label.
The line will consist of a Cordless hedge trimmer, leaf blower, chainsaw and two string trimmers. There is a 13 inch trimmer for your in-town lawn and a brushless, 14 inch trimmer for your larger suburban lawn. The line is listed on Home Depot and Amazon and will be available to ship shortly.
The trimmers feature a variable speed trigger so you can save battery capacity when trimming lighter areas.
Toro PowerPlex 24 in. 40-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Hedge Trimmer at The Home Depot
Toro PowerPlex Complete Line at Amazon
Here are a few videos showing off the line.