The 360 has Quad-Steer, true all-wheel steer with Ackerman four-wheel steering to achieve a combination of manoeuvrability and control, with the tightest of turns and minimal turf damage. During turns, the Quad-Steer utilises automatic speed control to modulate the ground speed. It has a steering wheel rather than sticks and the back of the machine follows within the width of the deck.
Power comes from a 36hp Kubota four-cylinder diesel engine, and the new mower is available in two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive and four-wheel drive with factory-fitted cab - featuring tempered safety glass, heater and air conditioning. The operator platform is isolation mounted to reduce noise and vibration and a cloth Grammar seat with Air Ride suspension comes as standard.
The four-wheel drive version has a steering lockout system that locks the rear wheels straight while allowing the front wheels to steer like a car, allowing higher speeds and straight line cutting.
There is a choice of 72in cutting deck (as on the Groundsmaster 7200) with side-discharge, rear-discharge or recycler configuration. Cutting height is adjustable from 1in to 6in in 0.5in increments.
To enable one machine to multi-task all year round, the Groundsmaster 360 four-wheel drive models can also be fitted with an optional quick-attach system to permit the use of front attachments. This one-man operation takes under 60 seconds to match the mower to a snow thrower, rotary broom, angled blade or an out-front flail mower.