Yanmar America Announces Partnership with The Toro Company to Provide Tier 4 Compliant Diesel Engines for Commercial

  Yanmar America Announces Partnership with The Toro Company to Provide Tier 4
  Compliant Diesel Engines for Commercial Applications

Business Wire

ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. -- October 16, 2012

Yanmar America Corp., a division of Yanmar Company Ltd., is pleased to
announce a partnership with The Toro Company to provide diesel engines for
select commercial turf maintenance equipment. The Yanmar diesel engines will
allow Toro to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Tier 4
emissions regulations which go into effect January 1, 2013.

Yanmar will provide Toro with EPA compliant diesel engine models. The low
total lifecycle ownership cost of Yanmar’s diesel engines along with
innovative technology and reduced environmental impact were deciding factors
in Toro’s decision to form a partnership with Yanmar. The first Toro products
to feature Yanmar’s Tier 4 compliant diesel engine technology will be select
commercial mowers over 25 horsepower.

Tier 4 is the strictest EPA emissions requirement for off-highway diesel
engines. The regulations set specific limits on the amount of pollutants,
specifically oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter that can be released
into the environment. The requirements are part of the federal Clean Air Act
to reduce air pollution because of its potential hazards to human health and
the environment. In May 2004, as part of its Clean Diesel Program, the EPA
finalized a comprehensive rule to reduce emissions from non-road diesel
engines. The rule consists of four tiers of emissions standards; Tier 4 is the
final stage.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for Yanmar to partner with a category leading
company like Toro. Both companies share a complete commitment to doing what's
best for the environment today and in the future," commented Ted Bregar,
President of Yanmar America.

“We are pleased with our new partnership with Yanmar,” stated Darren Redetzke,
Vice President for Toro’s Commercial Business. “Toro is confident that our
customers will appreciate the state-of-the-art Yanmar diesel engine technology
which has been developed to ensure both high quality performance and the
cleanest emissions.”

About Yanmar America

Yanmar America Corporation is located in Adairsville, Georgia, and is the
regional headquarters for North America. Yanmar’s primary focus is on the
product and service categories of agriculture, construction, power generation,
marine and industrial engines. Celebrating its 100^th Anniversary this year,
Yanmar continues its legacy of innovation and environmental activism,
resulting in products and services of exceptional quality. For more
information, visit us at us.yanmar.com.

About The Toro Company

The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of turf and
landscape maintenance equipment, and irrigation solutions. With sales of
nearly $1.9 billion in fiscal 2011, Toro's global presence extends to more
than 90 countries through its reputation of world-class service, innovation
and turf expertise. Since 1914, the company has built a tradition of
excellence around a number of strong brands to help customers care for golf
courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential
properties, and agricultural fields. More information is available at


Yanmar America Corp.
Brooke Akers, 770-877-7802
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