Toro acquires LT Rich Products

LT Rich manufactures the Z-Spray line of stand-on sprayers and spreaders
Toro acquired Z-Spray manufacturer L.T. Rich in March. (Photo: L.T. Rich/Z-Spray.com)

The Toro Company announced in mid-March that it has acquired L.T. Rich Products, a zero-turn sprayer and spreader manufacturer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lebanon, Indiana-based L.T. Rich produces the Z-Spray line of stand-on sprayers and spreaders, as well as aerators and snow and ice equipment.

“The industry-leading Z-Spray line complements our current spreader/sprayer product offering to contractors, golf and grounds customers, while the innovative Snowrator is an exciting addition to our professional snow and ice management line,” Richard Olson, chairman and CEO of Toro, said in a statement. “With our continued focus on innovation and technology, we believe these products have broad application across many of our professional markets.”

The Snowrater is a combination plow and de-icer designed to work on sidewalks and other tight areas.

“With a shared commitment to innovation and serving customers, we look forward to having our products become a part of The Toro Company,” Tom Rich, president of L.T. Rich Products, said in the statement. “We believe that Toro’s strong history, market leadership and resources will further enable our continued growth in the market.”

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(Photo: L.T. Rich/Z-Spray.com)

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