The Toro Company launched its Smooth Operator Tour, a nationwide event offering landscape contractors an opportunity to see and try the new Toro GrandStand stand-on mower and the next generation of zero-turning radius mowers, the Toro Z Master G3, for themselves. Every stop on the tour, each held at locally owned Toro commercial dealerships, will feature giveaways, great hospitality and the opportunity to schedule or conduct a personal demo. More than 155 tour stops are scheduled during March alone, beginning with the opening stops on March 1 in Texas. Tour stops will continue across the country through May.

All of the mowers represent productivity-enhancing advancements in the industry, and the Smooth Operator Tour gives contractors a chance for hands-on experience with these new machines. Contractors are encouraged to visit a Toro commercial dealer for a personal mower demo even if they are not able to attend the dealer’s Smooth Operator event.

The GrandStand is a new stand-on mower that delivers superior productivity, performance and operator comfort in a sleek compact machine. Operator comfort is achieved through an exclusive, patent-pending, flex-ride operator platform suspension system that absorbs bumps and jolts to minimize fatigue and enhance productivity. For situations where the contractor prefers to walk, the GrandStand’s flip-up operator platform instantly converts it to a walk-behind. Contractors will save time, money and trailer space by avoiding the need to switch from one mower to another. In addition, the wide stance of the GrandStand enhances hillside stability, and the easy-to-use twin-lever controls increase efficiency, maneuverability and versatility.

Developed with the landscape contractor in mind, the next generation of popular zero-turning radius mowers, the Z Master G3 models, feature a new look and improved performance. The low center of gravity improves handling and traction on hills, and the already excellent maneuverability has been enhanced. Operator comfort has been improved with the custom seat that features large bolsters, thick cushions and 3-D isolator mounts to absorb bumps and vibrations to reduce operator fatigue.

Both the GrandStand and all Z Master G3 mowers incorporate Toro’s industry-acclaimed TURBO FORCE cutting technology, and all are backed by Toro’s warranty and dealer support.

Contractors can learn more about the Smooth Operator Tour by contacting their Toro commercial dealer, calling The Toro Company at 800-348-2424, e-mailing, or visiting