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Toro 51599 Ultra 12 amp Variable-Speed Electric Blower/Vacuum with Metal Impeller (Older Model) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Toro ultra 3-in-1 blower, vacuum, and leaf shredder makes completing yard work fun and easy
  • Exclusive cord-lock system holds power cord firmly in place
  • Rugged metal impeller and infinite variable speed motor delivers up to 235 miles-per-hour of air flow
  • Comes with power unit, blower tubes, vacuum tubes, vacuum bag, and operating manual

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Powerful and effective, the Toro Ultra 3-in-1 Blower, Vacuum, and Leaf Shredder makes completing yard work fun and easy. With air speeds up to 235 mph, this electric blower nevertheless is lighter, quieter, and cleaner than similar gas blowers. And with a sleek, ergonomical design, it's a tool that is easy to use and will grab your neighbors' attention.

The Toro Ultra 3-in-1 Blower, Vacuum, and Leaf Shredder:
  • Is electric so it is lighter, quieter, and cleaner than similar gas blower.
  • Has a variable speed motor.
  • Features a metal impeller for mulching debris.


Convert from blower to vacuum without tools.


The metal impeller shreds leaves into a mulch.


The impeller can reduce up to 16 bags' worth of waste to one bag.
Match the Power to the Task for Better Results
Tackle big clean-up jobs the right way with this powerful blower vac. A variable speed 12 Amp motor lets you select from an infinite variety of speeds between 112 mph and 235 mph. This means that you can use low speeds to clear off hard surfaces and clean up tight areas without making a mess and without sacrificing the blower's high-speed functionality.

Air Speed and Air Volume to Get Yard Jobs Done
Unlike some manufacturers, who simply reduce the size of their blower nozzles to achieve higher air speed ratings without increasing the practical value of their tools, Toro gives this blower vac the ability to balance between air speed (measured in mph) and air volume (measured in cfm) to ensure maximum power and performance. This Ultra blower vac offers air speeds up to 235 mph and air volume up to 255 cfm, allowing you to move a substantial volume of leaves and debris with ease.

3-in-1 Versatility Makes Managing Tasks Easy
A convenient quick-release latch lets you convert your blower into a vacuum in seconds without any tools, while a metal impeller makes it easy to mulch debris.

The magnesium serrated metal blades on the impeller shred leaves and other unwanted debris into a fine mulch that you can use around your lawn and garden, saving money and recycling important nutrients. It also makes it easy to dispose of unwanted yard waste, since the impeller can reduce 16 bags’ worth of leaves to one bag.

Clean and Efficient with Electric Power
Compared with gas blowers, electric blowers are quieter and require less maintenance. They start up instantly without requiring you to master a finicky pull cord. There's no messy gas-oil mixture to worry about, and you don't have to contend with noxious fumes to get a job done.

This high-powered blower also weighs in at a very manageable 7.5 pounds, making it easy on your back.

This blower/vac is backed by a full two-year warranty.

What's in the Box
Power unit, blower tubes, vac tubes, vac bag, and operators manual.



Even a large yard is easy to clean up with this blower.

From the Manufacturer

You can't buy a more powerful handheld blower, gas or electric! The Ultra delivers all the power and all the versatility you need to tackle every clean-up chore. It is the only electric blower vac to offer a rugged metal impeller and an infinite variable speed motor! 235 mph maximum air speed, Infinitely variable air control, Match the power to the task. Variable speed motor for better control - low speed for hard surfaces and tight areas and high speed for the tough lawn chores. The Quick-Release Latch lets you convert your blower into a vacuum in seconds without tools. 3-in-1 machine: blower, vacuum, leaf shredder. The serrated metal blades on the impeller shred leaves and debris into fine mulch. Reduces 16 bags of leaves down to 1. All Toro electric Blowers and Blower/Vacs are covered by a two-year full warranty.

Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 48 x 20.5 x 10 inches ; 7.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 11.8 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000H1Y4EK
  • Item model number: 51599
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,499 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,199 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here


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Customer Reviews

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1,316 of 1,332 people found the following review helpful By BBS, Bay Area, CA on May 6, 2007
I bought this Toro electric blow and vac in utter frustration after spending a small fortune on similar gasoline powered products. I use it as a vac several times per week and even daily in the Fall. I found that the very cheap gasoline blow and vacs start falling apart very quickly indeed as the result of poor and shoddy design so I moved up to the top of the line, Echo, which appears to be very well made and engineered. My first one, an ES211, did outlast its 2 year warranty, it had a starter assembly and cord replaced under warranty but then just wore out during the third year. The second ES211 lasted 18 months until something broke inside the engine and it wouldn't even rotate. The third one (a $290+tax ES231 heavy duty model) is just over a year old and overheats very quickly, smokes badly, and is melting the plastic grill surrounding the engine.

The dealers lie and tell me that it's my fault and that the problem is lack of lubrication. As a lifelong, now retired, professional mechanical engineer and having owned 2-stroke engines since a teenager I have always used the correct gas/oil mixture in 2-stroke engines including motorcycles of course.

The Toro Ultra Blower and Vac does everything I need. Let's list the advantages. It is amazingly light and doesn't strain your back lugging its bulk plus a heavy bag of leaves around the way a gas powered model does - this is very important and not to be dismissed as you get up in years. It always starts when you turn the knob - you sure can't say that about gasoline powered garden equipment. It converts from a blower to a vac very quickly without needing a screwdriver and undue force - Toro obviously corrected this problem from the prior model. It is very quiet compared with gas models - your neighbors will appreciate this.
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396 of 400 people found the following review helpful By BlownAway on July 14, 2007
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I was originally planning to buy a GAS powered leaf blower.
However, the glowing reviews that I read on this leaf blower (here and on other sites) made me reconsider-I'm glad I did!
This unit is very light, well balanced, extremely powerful and QUIET!
NOTE: This model has the METAL blower blades as opposed to plastic in many of the lower model # Toro leaf blowers (some people have reported breakage of the blades on those models due to small rocks and twigs cracking or breaking the blades). Spend the extra few dollars to get this model that has the METAL blades.
Yes, you will need to deal with the hassle of an extension cord when using this tool, however I feel that it is LESS of a hassle in the long run (no fuel, no maintenance, no excessive noise or fumes, less expensive, leaf vacuum capability). Much less of an inconvenience than I expected.
This Leaf blower is so powerful that all of my walkways, patios, and driveway are free of lawn clippings and leaves in less than 5 minutes time and I rarely need to go above half throttle.

Oh yeah, the photo on this page is WRONG. You will actually get the RED colored unit (2nd revision maybe?) and it does indeed come with the leaf bag and vacuum tubing.
IMHO this is a very well designed and engineered product - I was skeptical before I bought it, but I am very glad that I did.
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293 of 299 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 17, 2007
This blower/vac is the best lawn tool I have ever purchased. To think I used to rake my leaves! I live in an established neighborhood with huge maples and oaks that produce large amounts of tree-litter and a small to moderately sized yard (~6000 sq/ft total(?)). Dragging a cord around is not that much of a hassle for me, and it is well worth the power to weight and noise ratio this blower has (not to mention its lack of required maintenence). In fact, it is more powerful and quieter than most gas-powered blowers, most of which do not vac. (Plus, your neighbors may appreciate is lack of air and relative noise pollution).

The metal impeller in this model was the selling point for me and I was not disappointed. It sucks up twigs and bits of mulch without worry. In fact, the continuously adjustable suction allows you to suck up leaves over mulched areas. Pinecones and hidden rocks also will not terribly damage the metal impeller.

CONS: Leaf duty is still a pain, but I have not discovered a more useful tool to help you with it under $100. There are cheaper blowers out there, but I would be weary of purchasing one for anything but the most lightweight tasks (blowing grass off a sidewalk). It has a cord, but in every other way it is superior to gas blowers for about the same price or lower.
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270 of 275 people found the following review helpful By Clifford Haugen on September 27, 2007
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Prior to this, I had the B&D blower/vac that I bought locally. After about 2 years, it just sort of fell apart. I bought the Toro because of the metal impeller. As a vac, I liked the B&D model better. The Toro doesn't do much to grind up the leaves - important IMHO for more rapid composting. Also, the suction tube narrows about half way up. Leaves tend to plug there. After about four uses, the connection between the bag and the bag attachment is leaking bits of leaves and dust.

On the other hand, the blower function is great. It move lots and lots of air. The variable speed control is handy. I wasn't expecting to use the blower feature at all, but have found it quite helpful.

All said and done, for my purposes, I'd buy the B&D again. It's less money and does a better job of reducing leaves. However, if you're looking for a blower, this seems to be a good one. If you don't need a lot of reduction, the metal impeller has sucked a lot of leaves without any signs of wear.
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