John Deere Golf launched a new family of reel and bedknife grinders under John Deere's Frontier Equipment brand name.
Deere adds new reel and bedknife grinders
John Deere Golf launched a new family of reel and bedknife grinders under John Deere’s Frontier Equipment brand name. Models available include the Frontier RG5000 Manual Spin and Relief Reel Grinder, RG5500 Semi-Automatic Spin and Relief Reel Grinder, BG1000 Manual Bedknife Grinder and BG1500 Semi-Automatic Bedknife Grinder. The grinders provide precise reel and bedknife maintenance, ensuring turf professionals have the tools available to provide a premium quality of cut every single day, across a wide range of course conditions.
Featuring integrated tooling decals that allow for quick and efficient setup, the Frontier Reel and Bedknife Grinder line is the perfect complement to John Deere Quick Adjust 5 and Quick Adjust 7 cutting units. All models are also capable of providing a precision grind on reels and bedknives from any manufacturer.
BG1000 Manual and BG1500 Semi Automatic Bedknife Grinders
“Bedknives receive more wear and tear than any other component on a reel mower, and a dull or improperly sharpened bedknife can cause a variety of cut quality issues,” said Brad Aldridge, product manager, John Deere Golf. “No matter what front and top angles work best for the golf course, whether it’s factory specifications or another preference, the Frontier BG1000 and BG1500 can handle the job.”
The BG1000 Manual Bedknife Grinder offers a simple, economical system for maintaining bedknives with precision. A fixed grinding stone and rigid mounting system allow for a precise grind, time and time again.
The BG1500 Semi-Automatic Bedknife Grinder is a premium bedknife grinder, featuring an integrated traverse sensor system for semi-automatic grinding. A standard Borazon stone handles the toughest bedknives with ease.
RG5000 Manual and RG5500 Semi-Automatic Spin and Relief Reel Grinders
The topic of whether to only spin or both spin and relief grind a wheel can often lead to a lengthy debate. No matter what method is preferred, both the RG5000 and RG5500 Spin and Relief Reel Grinders are engineered to meet customer needs. Both grinders feature a standard auto-indexing relief grind system for returning reels to factory specifications.
“John Deere Golf understands that there are unique needs for each course, and these grinders are designed to meet those needs,” said Aldridge. “They give users flexibility to easily get the job done.”
The RG5000 Manual Spin and Relief Reel Grinder offers a simple, economical system that can maintain reels to a true cylindrical shape on a consistent basis. A rigid mounting system and grinding carriage, paired with a positive rail alignment system, assist in eliminating cone shaped reels.
The RG5500 Semi-Automatic Spin and Relief Reel Grinder is a premium option, offering an integrated traverse sensor system for semi-automatic grinding. A digital gauge alignment system provides accurate measurements for eliminating cones. For easy lifting of cutting units and walk greens mowers into the grinder, an optional Platform Lift System is available.
The new family of reel grinders is available beginning in early July through John Deere Golf distributors across the U.S. and Canada.