Let a John Deere Utility Tractor take care of you
Mowing a lawn can be a chore, but the John Deere 1 and 2 Family Tractors have clever technology to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible.
One of the most annoying jobs on a tractor is attaching or detaching a mower deck. On other brands it can be a 15-minute, fiddly job, usually involving lifting, grunting and raising a sweat.
The secret to the 1-minute changeover on the 1 and 2 Family Tractors is John Deere’s Autoconnect ™ system. This unique option means you can switch the mower deck in or out with a few easy adjustments, no sweat.
“If you’re buying a tractor, it is really the only option you should ever choose,” says Mark Hamilton-manns of John Deere NZ. “If you’re mucking around with a manual deck you need to be strong: it requires quite a bit of lifting and moving the PTO (power take-off shaft).
“Our system makes the process of attaching and removing the mowing deck idiot-proof: you park the machine on a level surface, drop the gauge wheels on the ground, lower the deck mechanism, jump off to move one lever and the deck detaches and you drive back over it. It’s as simple as that. “Connecting the deck is even simpler.” Both the 1 and 2 Family Tractor ranges come with the option of a mid-mounted mower deck.
“They’re compact,” says Mark. “These machines will operate in a tight turning circle and tight confines, and you can see what’s happening with the mowing deck underneath you.”
The great finish from the side-discharge, rotary mowing decks on these models is due to their very high blade tip speeds.
“The higher the tip speed, the cleaner the cut, provided the blades are sharp,” says Mark. “If a lawn is manicured regularly in a fast-growing season, it won’t leave rooster tails and sprouts of grass lying around.”
The pressed steel decks are easy to maintain. They come with an integrated hose plug so it’s easy to wash them off after use.
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