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Toro 51988 Spec Sheet

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

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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 25.4 cc
Strokes 2
Fuel/oil Ratio 50:1
Speed Settings Variable

Features

Cordless Yes
Fuel Tank 18 fl. oz.
Vacuum Yes
Mulcher Yes
Mulching Ratio 10:1

Misc

Weight 9.5 lbs
Noise Rating 77 dB
Tube Length N/A
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.

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. (source: Toro)

Overview of the Toro 51988

  • Power: The 51988, built by Toro, is a gas-powered leaf blower capable of expelling a maximum air volume of 450 cubic feet per minute (CFM). Its air speed is rated at 150 MPH.
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. 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 25.4 cc. Please note that, because the Toro 51988’s engine is a 2-cycle one, it runs on a mixture of oil and gasoline. According to Toro, the proper fuel mixture ratio for this blower is 50:1.
  • Speed Settings: For those who are keen on having complete control while operating their leaf blower, the 51988 offers variable speed settings.
  • 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 the blower’s collection bag.
  • Mulching: With a mulching ratio of 10:1, this mulcher can reliably pulp 10 bags of waste (such as leaves and other debris) into 1 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: With a capacity of 18 fl. oz., this Toro blower is average when compared to other gas-powered handheld leaf blowers.

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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.

  • Maxing out at 150 MPH at full power, this blower is on the lower end in terms of air speed for gas-powered handheld blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Poulan Pro PPBV25 with 230 MPH).
  • It has a maximum air volume output of 450 CFM (cubic feet per minute). With this output rating, the 51988 is well within average in relation to similar gas-powered handheld leaf blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Troy-Bilt TB2MB JET with 650 CFM).

Price comparison

As you can see from this dynamic chart, when compared to other blower vacs, the Toro 51988 is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this blower nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of product.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Lightweight (9.5 lbs)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent Tank (18 fl. oz.)
  • Acceptable Noise (77 dB)
  • Decent CFM (450 CFM)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Low MPH (150 MPH)

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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.

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