Many golf courses use compact tractors for pulling trailers, carrying mounted equipment such as aerators, spreaders and mowers, or with front loaders for general materials handling.
New compact tractors have now joined the John Deere 20 Series with more power, increased torque and lower fuel consumption. The new small chassis compact tractors are based on the same modern styling and overall design as the mid and large chassis models in the company’s 20 Series range.
Service and maintenance are made easier by the tractor’s flip-up hood, and there is a choice of turf or industrial tyres. The new John Deere 2520 compact tractor (as featured at Saltex 2005) is available from September 2005, while the smaller 2320 will be available in spring 2006.
John Deere Gators are in widespread use, again for materials handling, general runabouts, carrying hand mowers and so on. The company’s new Gators build on the brand’s tradition of excellence which already offers the most comprehensive line-up of utility vehicles in the market, from the electric E Gator to the heavy duty diesel Pro Gator. The new T (for Traditional) Series are the latest additions to the Gator range, and are suitable for all kinds of transporting, loading, hauling, dumping and general materials handling duties.
T-Series Gators are faster and more powerful than the previous generation, while also offering more efficient braking, increased payloads and enhanced operator comfort, especially on rough terrain. The design of the throttle and brake pedals has been improved, and there is more legroom available for both operator and passenger.
An increasing number of customers are buying equipment using planned replacement finance programmes. John Deere Credit has announced a new finance programme for orders placed by the end of January 2006. This programme can be tailored to the requirements of individual businesses and further details are available through Owen Lister of John Deere Credit on 01949 863265.
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