Alternative Energy

What is Biodiesel?

Biodiesel is a cleaner-burning alternative fuel made from renewable resources.

Environmental Benefits of Biodiesel

  • Lower greenhouse gas and soot emissions compared to petroleum diesel fuel
  • Cleaner-burning fuel that is biodegradable and nontoxic
  • Clean Air Act tested

Economic & Performance Benefits of Biodiesel

  • Superior engine lubricity resulting in less equipment downtime
  • Similar performance benefits to petroleum diesel fuel
  • Can be used in existing diesel engines with a few minor modifications
  • Can help reduce our dependence on foreign oil

Toro Equipment B20 Approved

2008 Model Year (or newer) - With the exception of EPA – Tier 4 (fully compliant) diesel powered models, all other diesel-powered Toro® Reelmaster®, Groundsmaster®, Greensmaster®, Workman®, Multi Pro® and Z Master® product families are B20 compatible.

2009 Model Year - All diesel-powered Toro® Dingo® compact utility loaders.

Biodiesel kits are also available to retrofit 2002 or newer diesel-powered commercial equipment and landscape contractor mowers. The conversion kits are compatible with biodiesel blends up to B20, which represents a mix of 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum. Contact your local Toro distributor or dealer to find out what conversion kit is required for your machine.