Rough mower ensures productivity, cut quality
April 28, 2016 By Mike Jiggens
Now available, the new John Deere 9009A TerrainCut™ Rough Mower is the latest addition to John Deere’s A Model family of fairway, rough and trim & surrounds mowers. Until now, using a larger deck mower in the rough meant compromising the quality of the cut. With the 9009A, turf managers can now maximize both productivity and cut quality, while having more control over how the machine performs on the course.
The deck design maximizes clipping dispersal, and customers who have operated the 9009A have enjoyed the dispersal and labour savings of reducing the use of a blower to clean up the grass clippings.
The 9009A joins the 7400A and 8800A TerrainCut mowers in offering customers cut quality and productivity in rotary deck mowers. Its five-gang, 27-inch (68.58 cm) independent rotary deck mower with a nine-foot (2.7 m) cutting width provides all-day productivity, which is needed for golf course rough mowing.
The 9009A offers cut quality that sets it apart from the competition and features a deep shell-stamped deck with no baffling and an innovative rear discharge for greater dispersion of clippings, resulting in a cleaner after-cut appearance. Plus, changing the height of a cut is no longer a labour-intensive process. The 9009A deck provides a quick height-of-cut adjustment system with no tools required, making height changes easy enough to do on the course.
The 9009A TerrainCut allows turf managers to control machine performance through the TechControl display, giving them better control of operation on the course. The TechControl allows managers to have infinite adjustment of mow speed and transport speed, plus allows for setting of the turn speed while mowing, thereby limiting the possibility of turf damage from aggressive operators.
The 9009A is the lightest rough mower in its class and does not compromise on durability. When combined with the standard GRIP, all-wheel drive allows mowing of slopes in multiple directions without the worries of high side tire slippage, making it gentler on the turf than heavier machines.
Operators will appreciate the front and rear access points to the operator station that are accessible with the decks up or down. The easy-to-use controls are at their fingertips and the air ride seat keeps them comfortable and productive all day.
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