WE ARE PROUD TO BE INDEPENDENT AND IN NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH MANUFACTURERS. TO STAY UNBIASED, WE DO NOT ACCEPT FREE PRODUCTS. WE EARN FROM ADVERTISING FEES PAID BY EBAY ON QUALIFYING PURCHASES.

Toro 51988 (Discontinued)

The Toro 51988 is a 3-in-1 blower/vacuum/mulcher delivering 450 CFM at 150 MPH. It features a 2-cycle 25.4cc engine. (Read full specs)

CompareShortlistShortlistedRemoved from shortlist 7
Toro 51988 450 CFM Gas Blower VacToro 51988 450 CFM Gas Blower VacToro 51988 450 CFM Gas Blower Vac

This product was discontinued. For your convenience, we decided to leave this page up.
You might still find it second hand on eBay, by clicking on the button below.

Features and Specifications

Type
Type Gas-Powered
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 450
MPH Up to 150
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
Make N/A
Engine displacement 25.4cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil ratio 50:1
Speed settings Variable
Features
Cruise controlYes
Fuel tank 18 fl. oz.
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher Yes
Mulching ratio 10:1
Misc
Weight 9.5 lbs
Noise rating 77 dB
Warranty 4 years

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue. Should you wish more detailed specs on the Toro 51988, the user manual is available here (opens in a new tab).

Spec Improvement×

This form does not send us any personal data (not even your IP address)

Description

This gas Power Vac blower allows you to be cord-free to go anywhere in your yard. Featuring a commercial-grade 2-cycle engine, comfortable trigger handle and metal mulching blade that shreds debris on contact.

Overview of the Toro 51988

The Toro 51988 in use

The Toro 51988

  • Power: The Toro 51988 is a gas-powered leaf blower. It sports a max air speed of 150 MPH and a max air volume rating of 450 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
  • Handling: With its handheld design, this leaf blower was created with portability in mind. Most users will have no problem using it almost anywhere. When compared to other gas-powered handheld blowers, the Toro 51988 stands out due to its lower weight: just 9.5 lbs.
  • Engine: This blower's engine has a displacement specification of 25.4cc. Being that this is a 2-stroke engine, it must be fuelled using a mix of gas and oil. The proper fuel ratio set by the manufacturer for the 51988 is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: There are times when you only need a little more power, while other times you will want a bit more precision when clearing leaves and debris. For this purpose, the 51988 offers variable speed settings, adding you, the user, more control, and a cruise control mode, which will allow you to maintain it comfortably for as long as you wish.
  • Vacuum: The 51988 is also what is known as a 'blower vac'. Those who don’t wish to blow leaves and debris away can switch to its vacuum setting and suck them into a collection bag (bag included).
  • Mulching: The manufacturer’s specifications give it a mulching ratio of 10:1. For every 10 bags you put in, it will reduce down to just one bag of mulch.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 77 dB, the 51988 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the gas-powered handheld category.
  • Fuel Tank: Its tank can hold 18 fl. oz., so it falls squarely in the average in terms of fuel capacity for handheld blowers.

Product Video

The Toro 51988's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Toro 51988 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • The air speed of the Toro 51988 maxes out at 150 MPH. While more than adequate for many jobs, its air speed is below average among other gas-powered handheld blowers. For the fastest air speed in this category, you may want to consider the Craftsman BV2500, which can expell air at a velocity that can reach 250 MPH.
  • The 51988 is average in terms of air volume. It's rated at 450 CFM, which is common for gas-powered handheld blowers. If air volume is important to you, the Craftsman B225, with 650 CFM, could be in your good books.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • Lightweight (9.5 lbs)
  • Cruise control
  • Leaf collection bag included
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent tank (18 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable noise (77 dB)
  • Decent CFM (450 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low MPH (150 MPH)

Do you own the Toro 51988 and agree (or disagree) with these strengths and weaknesses?

Let us know and write your own review.

About Toro

Toro is an American company based out of Bloomington Minneapolis that strives to “enrich the beauty, productivity, and sustainability of the land.” Founded in 1914, the company now offers its products in 125 countries. Toro’s products include lawn, garden, irrigation, snow management, and related equipment for household and professional maintenance applications alike.

Warranty Information

The Toro 51988 is covered under a warranty for up to 4 years. This warranty may not cover all parts of the blower.
For more information about the warranty of Toro blowers, please contact the Toro Customer Support: 1-888-384-9939.

Toro 51988
6.5 Total Score
1 review
Add your review
Price
8
Value
4
Quality
6
Performance
8
1 Review
  1. 3.25
    Price
    80
    Value
    40
    Quality
    60
    Performance
    80

    Works good as a blower. But the vacuum attachment really sucks. The biggest complaint I have is the vacuum tube, you really need 3 hands to do this. You have to depress this unknown tab cause it doesn’t say it in the manual, depress it and then twist it counterclockwise. It’s really hard and it’s not the best. But other than that, they should have sold it as a blower and not a vacuum.

    + PROS: Powerful for a handheld blower! 460cfm
    - CONS: The vacuum attachment is useless
    Helpful(0) Unhelpful(1)You have already voted this

Leave a review

Your total score

Leaf Blower Guide
Logo
Compare items
  • Total (0)
Compare

You can compare as many blowers as you wish. However, for the best results, we recommend you to compare only 2 blowers at a time.

0