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Model: 51988
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Grade
Entry Level
Style
2-Cycle Gas
Surface Area
Up to 1/4 Acre
Up to 1/4 Acre
Function
Leaf Collection
Powerful 25.4cc 2-Cycle Commercial Grade Engine
420 cfm air flow at the end of the blower tube
Up to 160mph air speed

3-In-1 Functionality
Blower clears debris on patios, drives and other walk ways
Vac kit (included) allows for easy pick up of debris
Mulching system grinds debris into manageable pieces

Metal Mulching Blades
Destroys leaves and debris on contact
Reduces leaves and debris from 10 bags down to 1

Variable Speed Control
Speed can be adjusted to use less fuel depending on job


Engine
Engine Brand
Toro
Starting System
Recoil Start
Engine Cycle
2-Cycle
CC
25.4 CCs
Fuel Tank Size
0.14 Gallons
Fuel Mix
50:1
Impeller
Impeller Material
Metal
Blower
Volume of Air
420 CFM
Air Speed
160 mph
Speed Settings
Variable
Throttle
Throttle Postion
Handle Mounted
Overview
Weight
10 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
4 Years
UPC
046396013590
Model
51988
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  2 Questions
Q: can the leaves be vacuumed up with out mulching them
by Earl B. from Alabama on January 16, 2016

A: No, this would not be possible. The majority of the suction is coming from the impeller which all debris is going to cycle through, so there really is no way to avoid the mulching aspect of any of the handheld blower vacs we offer.

If you were looking to keep the leaves in tact and not mulch, then a sweeper would likely be the only option we are going to have. Below I have attached a link to our sweepers. Most of these are going to be tow-behind, but we do offer walk behind as well.

Lawn Sweepers
by Dale, Product Expert

Q: What kind of warranty does the Toro 51988 have?

by JoAnn from Nevada on December 06, 2015

A: This unit comes with a 4 year limited warranty.
by Dale, Product Expert

Toro 51988 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (5)
Price (3)
Features (2)
Light Weight (2)
I'd Buy It Again (2)
Cons
Ask Me At The End Of The... (1)
Setup for mulching is a ... (1)
Durability (1)
Heavy (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Dale, the Leaf Blower Expert
Leaf Blower Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
43 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
3053 Helpful Votes
Leaf Blowers Direct Recommended

The Toro 51988 gas hand held leaf blower and vacuum offers ease of use and efficiency all in one.

Powered by a 25cc 2-cycle engine, the Toro 51988 delivers plenty of power and is very easy to start. This engine will produce up to 420cfm air flow at the end of the blower tube and air speeds up to 160mph.

The vacuum kit on the Toro 51988 offers a 10:1 mulching ratio and comes with a 1 bushel bag. The metal mulching impeller on the Toro 51988 turns 10 bushels of leaves into one bushel of... more
Dale Recommends This Model
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Kenneth H.
Industry, PA
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/20/16
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
DEC.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Good Purchase
I have never been disappointed with anything from Toro. This Leaf Blower is no exception - I like the throttle control and lock - starts easily and performs well - I am able to move large volumes of leaves - it does the job and I feel I made a good purchase
Pros: Features, Easy To Use, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
Kenneth Recommends This Toro Product
Kenneth's Experience With Leaf Blowers Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have purchased a mower, trimmer and leaf blower - exceptional service I would recommend PED to everyone."
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Lisa M
Bolingbrook, IL
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 5/4/17
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
25
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy With Purchase
Happy
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again
Lisa Recommends This Toro Product
Lisa's Experience With Leaf Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great experience!"
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Michael R.
Bend, OR
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 4/21/17
REVIEWED
JUN.
26
2017
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Solid Piece Of Equipment
Took product straight out of box to the property. Started easily and Blower did a great job. Won't have a review for the vacuum until Fall. So far, satisfied with blower performance and ease of use. Great Job Toro!
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight, Easy To Store
Michael Recommends This Toro Product
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Thomas K
Lakeville, MN
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 4/5/17
REVIEWED
APR.
27
2017
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Powerful Blower
Works great but the latch for the pickup tube broke the first time I used it. It has a metal piece for breaking up stuff in my bag.
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Durability
Thomas Recommends This Toro Product
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00
James G.
Urbana, OH
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/7/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
20
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Product!!
This is my third blower and it is the best one so far. Not only is it powerful enough, it is light enough that my wife even enjoyed using it this past fall.

Compared to my other blowers, the Torro started each and every time with little effort which my others seemed to have a problem doing.
I really enjoyed my Torro (if that's possible). Made my work so much easier.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Setup for mulching is a little awkward, but not hateful.
James Recommends This Toro Product
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Steve T.
Stayton, OR
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/28/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
28
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good For Vacuum Too
Seems to have plenty of power to blow leaves when semi- wet. Not so good at vacuum when leaves are wet. Sorry it takes considerable effort to convert to vacuum-- but I think overall this will do both jobs for me and make good compost-- which was my intention.
Steve Recommends This Toro Product
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Neal K.
Flemington, NJ
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/2/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Piece Of Equipment
This is my 2nd Blower/Vacuum in 3 years. I wish I had bought this originally. It cost less and outperforms the Husqvarna, hands down. Not as much power as the Husqvarna. But plenty to do what it's made for.
Neal Recommends This Toro Product
Neal's Experience With Leaf Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great service, great prices. Ordered on a Monday, was at my house Wednesday."
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David
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 4/25/16
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
MAY.
17
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Not Too Shabby!
I bought this unit because the cost to repair my craftsman which was awesome was 2/3 the price of this new unit. It arrived in 2-3 days, easy assembly, started on 2 pulls and worked fine. Not as powerful as my craftsmen. Only used blower not vacuum.

One beef is the fuel ratio on Toro is 50:1 vs 40:1 and requires special 2 cycle purchase, not an issue as I have other 2 cycle tools and it came with 1 bottle of oil but still....another gas can needs to be left in the garage!
David Recommends This Toro Product
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Judy K.
West Liberty, KY
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 6/9/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic Blower
Another great product in the Toro line. Best blower I've ever purchased. Great value also..especially with the leaf bagger attachment. Would definitely recommend this product.
Judy Recommends This Toro Product
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Jonathan M.
Bedford, TX
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 3/10/16
REVIEWED
APR.
26
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Right Out Of The Box - Toro 51988 Two-stroke Blower/vac
Purchase and delivery from Leaf Blowers Direct went fine. Took no time to unpack and assemble. I'm not one to jump to conclusions: but it seems to be everything it should be. I shopped for some time- locally and on the internet- before I landed this deal on what seems- so far- to be an excellent machine.

What sold me on this one, was the metal impeller which is somewhat unique in this price range. I can't imagine a plastic part being sufficient for the purpose.

I am really surprised that... more
Pros: Features, Price, Ask Me At The End Of The Summer
Cons: Ask Me At The End Of The Summer
Jonathan Recommends This Toro Product
Jonathan's Experience With Leaf Blowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I'm serious about asking after the season is over. The vendor, shipping, assembly were all fine: but it takes a while to see how the product adds up. I'm serious- ask me at the end of the Summer- or year three. These are supposed to be durable products. I get about 10 years out of my small 2-stroke power products. (Edgers, chainsaws, roto-tillers, mowers.) I don't give up until I have serviced them a couple of times. Retail experience was fine. Let's see what happens next."
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Kerry K.
Grand Forks, ND
Purchased from Leaf Blowers Direct
Purchased 10/22/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
12
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Leaf Blower
Leaf blower works well. Hope to figure out the vac/mulcher tomorrow.
Kerry Recommends This Toro Product
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