The company that had been founded to provide engines for tractors to the Bull Company, Minneapolis in 1914, has come a long way since then.
It has even manufactured war tanks, anti-aircraft guns during World War II, and today, it has diversified its production to a wide array of outdoor power tools, including those required in land mowing, gardening, snow and ice management, golf course maintenance and drip irrigation.
The Toro 51618 is an electric 3 in 1 leaf blower that also works as a vacuum and a leaf shredder. The Toro Super Blower Vac is an extremely powerful handheld machine.
As far as the design is concerned, the Toro Super Blower Vac 51618 is a simple machine. It is ergonomically designed so that it can be used for long hours in the yard without the user or operator undergoing fatigue.
The Toro 51618 weighs around 7.4lbs, which is pretty light compared to the other leaf-blowers available in the market.
This super lightweight and compact design is responsible for secure handling and takes off the stress of the arms and shoulders of the operator and can be easily used for long working hours. The ergonomically designed handle is suitable for single and double handed use when required.
Two distinct tubes come along with this blower. One can be used to move heavy debris from the yard while the flat concentrated tube takes care of the nooks and corners and even the areas under the furniture. The tubes can be changed and secured to their position easily without the need for specialized tools.
Toro 51618 Motor
The Toro Super Blower Vac 51618 is has a powerful 12 amp motor that is capable of delivering airspeed of up to 225mph.
With this power, even large debris can be handled with ease. The Toro 51618 boasts of a 330 cubic feet per meter blow mode and a vacuum mode of 390 cubic feet of air per meter.
The Toro Vac 51618 12V leaf blower can be easily converted from the leaf blower to the vacuum mode in no time with the help of a quick-release latch. Once again, this operation can be done single-handedly and does not require specialized tools.
This is a useful addition wherein the leaves that have been gathered after blowing can be easily cleaned by the same machine by just the twitch of a latch and converting the machine to a vacuum.
The unique design of the fan is responsible for the improved flow rate and reduces the clogging, thereby increasing the performance of the vacuum. Even small twigs or sticks do not produce a problem with this vacuum.
Once the debris is cleaned with the vacuum, a power built-in mulcher shreds them to pieces. It reduces 81% of the waste to less than half an inch and, in turn, increases the capacity that can be collected in the debris bag that comes with the blower.
The mulcher uses a plastic impeller, which can be considered to be a little less sturdy compared to the ones that have an all-metal mulching system, but that also increases the weight of the overall machine.
The mulcher also poses a problem with wet debris, which may result in clogging. Though the clogging can be easily dealt with and cleared, it’s recommended to avoid wet leaves and vacuum them only after drying.
2 Speed Air Control
The Toro Super Blower Vac 51618 is equipped with a two-speed control so that the operator can fine-tune the control of airflow through the tube.
You do not always require the full force of airflow to do the job, and sometimes a lesser airflow speed can actually take care of the situation with expertise. Thus a 2-speed control comes very handy and is an essential feature in this blower.
The Toro Super Blower Vac 51618 does not make much noise, and the noise in decibels to the operator’s ear is 67.
Thus it is suitable for sensitive environments where the noise limit is a factor that has to be taken care of while buying a machine.
The company offers a 90-day return policy if you are not satisfied with the product and full two-year coverage on the TORO Super Blower Vac 51618.