Toro Launches New Battery-Powered Robotic Mower


May 24, 2022

Toro has announced a new robotic, battery-powered motor with new features and advances in technology to showcase the company’s “commitment to tech-forward property care.” Pre-orders of the mower will begin in fall 2022, with availability expected in spring 2023.

The mower features a vision-based localization and wire-free navigation, with easy setup and the ability to tailor mowing to a yard without pricey and failure-prone underground boundary wire installation, Toro said. The proprietary vision system uses multiple cameras to map and localize in the yard, enabling the mower to navigate tight spaces and move around structures such as trees and landscaping. Toro said the mower can also cross surfaces, such as sidewalks and driveways, to maintain all areas of a property.

“Our commitment to alternative power, smart connected, and autonomous technologies will enable people to create an amazing space for their families and do more of what they love for generations to come,” said Greg Janey, vice president of residential & landscape contractor business at The Toro Company.

Customers will also be able to use a dedicated smartphone app that lets them customize a mowing schedule, with recommendations on an ideal mowing time based on weather forecasts and patterns. The mower also includes third-party safety certification, theft-proof features, slope-friendly cutting abilities, and quiet features.

The robotic mower also includes its Smart Zones mowing system, which can be controlled through custom settings in the app. This system has the mower automatically keeping the lawn at a consistent, owner-selected height by cutting the smallest amount of grass each day to maintain optimal lawn health. 

The company said its autonomous technology is also expanding to other outdoor environments, such as golf courses, where field testing of the GeoLink Solutions Autonomous Fairway Mower is underway.

More details on the new autonomous mower are available here.

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