Toro Enters Trencher, Directional Drill Business

Relaunch of products acquired from Astec brings Toro's big brand recognition to compete for buyers of ride-on trenchers and horizontal directional drills

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At ICUEE 2013 today, Toro launched 20,000- and 40,000-lb.-thrust directional drills, a drill-fluid mixer, a 65-hp ride-on trencher, a ProSneak vibratory plow, and previewed a 121-hp trencher

Rich Rodier, general manager of Toro's Siteworks division, says the incursion deep into key high-volume machines used in underground construction is an extension of the company's success with the Toro Dingo and its underground attachments. He credits the company's brand recognition and history of innovation and product durability as key points the company will use to penetrate the fiercely competitive market.

Toro's acquisition of Astec's light product line a supplied the new product lines, which are now all being built in Toro's Wisconsin plants with upgrades that came with engines compliant with U.S. EPA's Tier 4 emissions regulations.

Video: Toro's Plan for Growth in Underground Equipment 

Video: Toro Launches Directional Drills: DD2024 and DD4045

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