Need More ‘Oomph!’ from a Mid-Duty Utility Vehicle?
Story published at 9:01, Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
Page last updated at 11:47 am, Saturday, October 8th, 2011
New from Toro is the Workman MDX-D, the turf machinery manufacturer’s first mid-duty utility vehicle to feature a diesel engine.
Part of the popular and proven Workman MD range of mid-duty utility vehicles, this new diesel unit boasts an even more powerful performance and added endurance, thanks to its engine’s higher torque and improved fuel efficiency.
The MDX-D’s 599cc Kubota diesel engine is liquid cooled, providing longer engine life than petrol models. And with the vehicle’s continuous variable transmission (CVT) belt-drive transmission design, the unit delivers high compression rates, meaning more power, improved towing capacity and better fuel economy.
Another advantage of the MDX-D is its cargo-bed capacity of 750kg (1,650lbs) – one of the highest in its class. Combined with its increased torque, this means the MDX-D has the power to get up hills or pull heavy loads, enabling operators to maximise their productivity and tackle the toughest jobs. Add to that a speed of up to 21 miles per hour and a 24.6 litre (6.5 gallon) capacity fuel tank, and it’s clear this run-around really has the added ‘oomph’ needed to get the job done fast and efficiently!
What’s more – as with its MD and MDX petrol-powered, and MDE electric stablemates – Toro says that the new MDX-D offers unrivalled ride comfort as well as improved performance for the ultimate operator experience. A unique new coil-over shock absorber suspension concept not only increases operator comfort and safety while reducing fatigue, but also improves the machine’s productivity and efficiency.
Toro has combined the MDX-D’s enhanced suspension with an innovative Active In-Frame twister joint, which allows each axle to react independently to the terrain. This means that all four wheels can maintain constant contact with the ground for better traction and stability, plus less potential turf damage.
Together, these two technologies are known as ‘Superior Ride Quality’ – or SRQ – which is why Toro is confident that operators of the Workman MDX-D, or indeed any model in the MD utility vehicle range, will enjoy the smoothest ride over even the most undulating of surfaces.