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Toro 51690 Spec Sheet

The Toro 51690 is a cordless handheld leaf blower delivering 480 CFM at 150 MPH. It features a 2.5 Ah 40 V Li-ion PowerPlex™ battery. (Read full specs)

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Features and Specifications

Type
Type Cordless
Handling Handheld
CFM Up to 480
MPH Up to 150
Blowing Force N/A
Engine
BrushlessYes
Voltage40 V
Speed settings Variable
Features
Battery Li-ion
Autonomy 60 mins
Cruise controlYes
Vacuum No
Misc
Battery included 1
Weight 8.4 lbs
Noise rating 63 dB
Tube length N/A
Warranty 3 years

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Description

Designed for homeowners with more work to do than time to get it done; homeowners who appreciate the century of innovation and durability established by time-tested Toro products. Toro’s new family of cordless 40V PowerPlex® Lithium Ion yard tools give you more power and save you more time with an interchangeable T90 battery provides up to 60 minutes of run time and this battery charges in approximately 60 minutes in the quick charger. The PowerPlex blower carries a Brushless Motor, providing a more powerful, more efficient, and longer life than their brushed motor counter-parts. Featuring a 3 Year Full Warranty, Toro’s PowerPlex products are backed by one of the best yard tool warranties in the industry, keeping you running season after season. (source: Toro)

Overview of the Toro 51690

The Toro 51690 in use

The Toro 51690

  • Power: The Toro 51690 can force 480 cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) from its nozzle at a maximum speed of 150 MPH.
  • Power delivery: If you don’t like dealing with cords, you will be delighted to know that this blower is equipped with a brushless, battery-operated motor.
  • Battery: Its 2.5 Ah 40 V Li-ion PowerPlex™ battery (1 battery included) enables the blower to run for up to 60 minutes without needing to a recharge. The PowerPlex™ battery is compatible will all other Toro PowerPlex™ power tools.
  • Handling: Being handheld, this blower has a good maneuverability and is meant to be easier to carry around over a small period of time. Be aware that, at 8.4 lbs, the Toro 51690 is on the heavier side for cordless handheld blowers.
  • 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 51690 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.
  • Noise: With a decibel rating of 63 dB, the 51690 is neither louder nor quieter than its rivals in the electric handheld category.

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The Toro 51690's performance versus other blowers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea how the key specs of the Toro 51690 compare with similar leaf blowers.

  • Forced air exiting this blower has been clocked at a max speed of 150 MPH. This puts the 51690 ahead of the pack as far as air speed is concerned in battery-operated handheld blowers (the one expelling air at the fastest speed being the Makita XBU01PT with 208 MPH).
  • The 51690 is powerful, with an airflow rating of 480 CFM (cubic feet per minute). This is certainly on the high end compared to other cordless handheld blowers (the biggest expelled air volume belonging to the Poulan Pro PRB675i with 675 CFM).
  • The longevity of this model’s battery is notably higher than most cordless handheld units It offers an autonomy of up to 60 minutes (the one with the best autonomy being the EGO POWER+ LBX6000 with up to 96 minutes of runtime).

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other cordless blowers, the Toro 51690 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
  • PowerPlex™ Battery
  • Brushless motor
  • Cruise control
  • High CFM (480 CFM)
  • High MPH (150 MPH)
  • Excellent autonomy (60 mins)
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Acceptable noise (63 dB)
WEAKNESSES:
  • Quite heavy (8.4 lbs)

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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 51690 is covered under a warranty for up to 3 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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