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New wide area mowers from John Deere

Published:  06 May, 2016

A new range of John Deere front rotary mowers are now available in the UK & Ireland, after proving a success in other European countries.

The 1500 Series II Comfort range is suitable for wide-area mowing in the commercial, golf and amenity turf markets where operator comfort, high output mowing performance and uptime are key requirements.

They feature a powerful Yanmar 49hp four-cylinder engine, hydrostatic four-wheel drive and diff-lock, a standard air-suspension seat and a spacious operator platform with Command Arm armrest controls.

Maximum road speed is 15mph. Front deck suspension activates automatically during road use, for a smoother ride. Optional cab features including heating and air conditioning.

The mowers can be equipped with a selection of hydraulic side or rear-discharge decks with working widths up to 3m (10ft), designed to cope with long grass and uneven terrain. A cross-cut function allows the operator to lift the deck just off the ground when turning and a weight transfer system shifts the weight from the mowing deck to the drive wheels for extra traction on rough ground.

There is a choice of four decks for the 1505 model with widths ranging from 180cm (71in) to 300cm (118in). The 1515 decks range from 180cm (71in) to 285cm (112in).

Cutting heights range from 13 to 105mm (0.5 to 4.1in) or 25 to 152mm (1 to 6in) depending on the deck and mulching kits are also available.

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