Toro Turns to Biodiesel

John Davis

toroA company famous for its lawn tractors, mowers and snow blowers is offering more of its products to run on biodiesel.

This article from the Minneapolis Star Tribune says Twin Cities-based Toro Co. is getting more requests for biodiesel-powered equipment… and it is responding:

Toro Co. has experienced an increase in demand for biodiesel products in the past five years and has responded by offering biodiesel options on more of its commercial equipment. The latest offerings for the 2009 model year are the Toro Dingo TX 525 wide track and TX 525 narrow track diesel compact-utility loaders. Toro’s biodiesel engines are capable of running with blends of as much as 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel. Compared with petroleum-based diesel fuels, biodiesel releases less carbon dioxide and particulate matter and fewer unburned hydrocarbons.