John Deere to launch mulching mower at Saltex

Commercial walk-behind mowers feature on John Deere's stand at Saltex as the company expands its range with the launch of the PRO 53MV.

Shown to the public for the first time, the PRO 53MV addresses the need to cut longer grass less often.

The product is a new commercial walk-behind mulching mower which will make its public debut on John Deere’s stand at the Saltex show being held at the NEC on 3-4 November.

The PRO 53MV is designed for use by local authorities and larger landscaping business. It features a steel deck and is equipped with a Briggs & Stratton engine rated at a nominal 3.2kW at 2800rpm.

With variable speed drive, the mower can tackle a range of conditions in grass areas of up to 5,000m2.

Weighing 45kg, the new mulcher has a cutting width of 53cm and adjustable cutting height from 30mm to 95mm. The cutting angle is adjustable on each axle.

"With no grass clippings to dispose of and the fertilising effect of the mulching, using this type of mower saves time and gives a clean cut," says John Deere turf division sales manager (UK & Ireland) Chris Meacock.

The PRO 53MV is also designed for long spells of hard work. "The operator can work longer hours without tiring thanks to the mower’s anti-vibration system handlebar, which reduces the level of exposure to hand-arm vibration. A strong crankcase protections system also ensures that the machine can be kept running even in tough conditions," Meacock explains.

John Deere will also be introducing the latest version of the X950R rear-discharge diesel lawn tractor at Saltex. This is now equipped with a new, modern digital dashboard which has the look and the feel of a car and means important machine notifications are clearly displayed.

Increased productivity is ensured by the ‘best cut zone’ feature and the machine has a newly designed bagger empty assist system that uses an ultrasound sensor in the bag and a dashboard digital-display to indicate filling level.

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