Focus On: Wide Area Mowers

The job goes faster and easier with the following mowers. If you need more information about any of these mowers, visit the web sites listed below.

The Bush Hog 2720 flex wing rotary cutters provide a 20-foot wide cutting width. Features include ASAE Category 5 center and wing drivelines for durability in heavy use and standard spring cushions at each axle arm to absorb shock loads near the wheels. These rotary cutters also have lubricated axle pivot points for durability and long life, standard Perma Level hitch so the hitch stays level on drawbar. The 2720's gearboxes are large and carry high hp ratings.

The Hustler Range Wing comes in a hydraulic version that cuts over a 12-foot swatch for 60 acres per eight-hour day total while maintaining Hustler's true zero-degree turning maneuverability. The front-mounted heavy-duty dual-trim deck is belt driven by a PTO shaft with offset trim capability on either side of the tractor. All three decks have rear discharge and high-lift blades for a high quality cut. Wing decks can be raised or lowered independently to fit in narrow spaces and for transporting.

The Jacobsen HR-9016 Turbo rotary mower has a 16-foot wide cutting path and powerful 87-hp turbocharged diesel engine. It can mow up to 16.5 acres per hour. The HR-9016 has a fully adjustable air-ride suspension seat and fingertip controls. The outboard cutting decks can be raised to 90 degrees for trimming. Each deck is designed with a rear discharge for a more even distribution of clippings as it mows. Standard 4-wheel hydraulic drive provides the traction needed for hilly or wet terrain without damaging turf in tight turns.

The John Deere 1600 Turbo Wide-Area Mower is powered by a 64-hp, turbo-charged Yanmar diesel engine with high torque, providing power for tough mowing conditions. Equipped with a 22-gallon fuel tank, this mower can operate all day at a clipping rate of 8.5 acres an hour at 6.5 mph, without refueling. With a cutting width of almost 11 feet, this mower accommodates three commercial 7-gauge mower decks. The mower's anti-scalp rollers included on the center mower deck help to ensure a clean cut.

Land Pride's AFM4211 11-foot All-Flex grooming mower offers independent deck flotation and a zero turning radius due to the frame design and single beam hitch. With three 48-inch rear discharge decks, this mower provides even dispersal and flexibility. The low deck pivot on the wing decks allows for ground following capabilities on uneven terrain. This mower offers a narrow transport width and automatic wing locks for safe transport.

Locke Turf introduces the new FP 3000 and 5000 series finishing/recycling mower. The mower can be configured with three or five decks that are independent and free floating. Constructed of 7-gauge steel, the decks are available in 48-, 60- or 72-inch widths. The series has cutting widths from 11 to 22 feet depending on the deck configuration you choose.

The Groundsmaster 4100-D from Toro includes a powerful Kubota 60-hp turbo-charged diesel engine and a 10.5 foot width of cut. It offers on-the-go flexibility of three cutting widths of 124 inches, 89 inches and 54 inches. This product also has full-time bi-directional 4-wheel drive. This mower also has the ability to mow a 0-inch uncut circle without the use of wheel brakes.

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