Green Lawns Through Green Fuel

John Davis

Just a month until the first day of spring, and I’m sure after the kind of winter much of the country has seen, many people are REALLY looking forward to even some of the springtime chores such as mowing the lawn. The folks at Toro want to make that process a little greener.Toro logo

This article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune says the Bloomington, MN-based company is introducing a line of mowers that run on biodiesel at the Golf Industry Show in Anaheim, California:

Two dozen models of Toro’s new biodiesel ground equipment will be on display at the world’s largest golf show, as will Toro’s new diesel-to-biodiesel conversion kits that range from about $30 to $500. The kits will hit the market in June. Toro’s new turf equipment will be delivered to commercial customers in 2008, officials said.

The mowers will run on 20% biodiesel, and there are plans in the works to have some equipment run on 100% biodiesel by the year 2009.

The company is also working on some prototype utility vehicles that run on hydrogen fuel cells.

Biodiesel, Hydrogen