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John Deere offers hybrid technology

10.07am 17th September 2010 - New Products

JD 8500 E-Cut hybrid fairway mower

John Deere is offering customers the chance to buy its new 2500, 7500 and 8500 E-Cut hybrid greens and fairway mowers for the same price as the standard hydraulic versions.

The offer is available at all John Deere UK and Irish professional turf dealers from now until 31 January 2011. It applies to any of these machines equipped with the company’s award-winning QA5 QuickAdjust 127mm (5in) diameter cutting cylinders, which provide rapid height of cut adjustment from either side of the units.

The advanced hybrid electrical system that drives these cutting units eliminates all hydraulic leak points from the reel drive circuit. This removes the potential for such leaks to cause damage to fairways and other fine turf areas, without sacrificing overall reliability, power or cut quality.

“The benefit of getting an E-Cut hybrid mower for no extra cost over the equivalent hydraulic machine is obvious, particularly at a time when golf clubs are having to manage their costs more closely than ever,” says Henry Bredin, John Deere’s turf equipment marketing manager.

“We have a full line of market proven hybrid machines and over five years of experience with the technology, which not only reduces noise levels but can also cut fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent.

“Although hybrid reel drive is only available on the smaller QA5 cylinders, many customers who previously used a 7 inch diameter cutting unit are now moving to the 5 inch unit, but using heavier duty 3 inch rollers front and rear, rather than the normal 2 inch diameter rollers.

“This growing trend has been led in particular by course managers looking to achieve a high quality of presentation, and the introduction of our new QuickAdjust cutting units.”

John Deere Limited

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