The Toro Outcross 9060 is a revolutionary new breed of turf maintenance vehicle that combines the best elements of a tractor with a super-duty utility vehicle.
It is designed to help Turf Managers do more with less by allowing them to use one vehicle for tasks that previously would have required multiple pieces of equipment, such as heavy-duty hauling, spreading, towing, aeration, snow removal, and much more.
The machine’s very name comes from a term used in animal breeding, which means “to cross by breeding individuals of different strains for the purpose of removing unwanted traits or introducing desired traits.” This name truly captures the fact that the Outcross incorporates the best elements of two different breeds of vehicles.
From operator training to connecting attachments, the Toro Outcross is designed from the ground up to be the most versatile, user-friendly maintenance vehicle on the market. It’s in a category all its own, cementing Toro’s status as the leader in the professional turf maintenance equipment industry.
Simple Operator Controls
Unlike most tractors, the Toro Outcross 9060 uses a hydrostatic drive system and automotive-like controls.
This means that not only will operators not need extensive training, it also means that there will be less wear and tear on the machine from less-than-perfect operator technique.
The simple, intuitive operator controls include:
- Cruise control
- “Forward”, “Reverse”, and “Drive” selection, just like in a car with automatic transmission
- Pre-set parameters for operating with various attachments
- Programmable “guardrails” to prevent the machine from operating outside a manager’s specifications
These features mean that more of your employees will be able to operate the vehicle, allowing you to keep down costs for both labor and equipment maintenance.
Easy Attachment Connection
In order to make the Outcross 9060 the most versatile turf maintenance vehicle on the market, Toro put an extensive effort into making it easier than ever to change out attachments for various maintenance tasks. This translates into huge savings of time and energy.
Here are just some of the ways Toro has made it easier than ever to connect attachments to the Outcross:
- A remote control lets the operator raise and lower the 3-point attachment or move the machine forward or backward while standing at the rear of the machine.
- Switch from a 3-point attachment to the cargo bed or loader attachment in minutes.
- Set-up, program, and save settings on the machine for up to 16 attachments.
- All Toro attachment settings are pre-populated, and settings for allied attachments can be added in minutes.
Toro Outcross 9060 Specifications
Although the Toro Outcross won’t be available until the summer of 2018, preliminary specifications are listed below. These are subject to change, but will give you an idea of the machine’s capabilities.
- Engine: Yanmar 59.8 hp (44.5 kW) @ 3,000 rpm, EPA Tier 4 Final compliant, 4‐cylinder, liquid cooled diesel direct injection with DOC/DPF
- Length: 143” (363.2 cm)
- Width: 77” (195.6 cm)
- Height (ROPS): 88” (223.5 cm)
- Wheel Base: 83” (210.8 cm)
- Ground Clearance: 8.0” (20.3 cm)
- Gross Weight: 4,500 lbs. (2,041 kg)
- 3-Point Category 2 Lift Capacity: 2,500 lbs. (1,134 kg) measured 24‐inches behind lower link eyes
- Rear PTO: Mechanical Type 1‐ 1 3/8 inch Diameter 6 tooth spline. Max RPM 540.
- Loader Arms: Universal skid steer mount, lift capacity 2,200 lbs. (998 kg)
- Draw Bar Towing Capacity: 16,000 lbs. (7,257 kg)
- Cargo Bed Capacity: 5,000 lbs. (2,268 kg)
- Top Speed: Over 20 MPH on and off-road
- Passengers: Second seat to carry one passenger in addition to the driver
A Turf Friendly Machine
When Toro’s design team, led by chief development engineer Rex Bergsten, began developing the machine that would become the Outcross 9060 back in 2016, they knew it was essential that it be gentle on turf.
Tractors tend to be very unforgiving to turfgrass, meaning that facilities who use them risk damaging the very thing they are trying to grow and protect. If the Outcross was to truly fulfill the traditional duties of both a tractor and a utility vehicle, it would have to solve that problem.
Toro’s answer was to design the Outcross with a balanced chassis with four-wheel drive steering functionality in conjunction with four-wheel drive. That means that all four wheels spin individually at a rate determined by the machine’s ground speed and angle of turn, meaning there is a drastic reduction in scuffing and under or over-spinning.