John Deere adds Mulch On Demand deck to select QuikTrak stand-on commercial mowers
John Deere expanded its Mulch On Demand (MOD) mower deck offering. The exclusive MOD is now available in the 2014 QuikTrak commercial mower lineup, which includes the 652R MOD and 652R EFI MOD models. The Mulch On Demand deck was previously only available in the John Deere ZTrak line.
The John Deere Mulch On Demand deck allows an operator to switch between mulching and side discharging without leaving the mower. This saves cleanup time by keeping clippings off sidewalks and driveways and out of mulch beds. The QuikTrak MOD can be converted from a wide-open-side-discharge mode to a full-chambered mulching mode or any position in-between by holding down on the electric switch that is conveniently located on the dash.
“The Mulch On Demand deck has proven capabilities that allow the operator to boost productivity and versatility in their commercial mowing operation,” said Chris Russell, John Deere product manager. “As the interest in stand-on mowers increases, it only made sense to integrate this industry-exclusive technology into the QuikTrak lineup. Now more commercial landscape contractors can enjoy the benefits of Mulch On Demand.”
The 652R MOD (pictured) features a commercial-quality V-twin air-cooled engine coupled with an easy-to-learn hydrostatic transmission. The unit is equipped with a 7-gauge 52-inch Mulch On Demand mower deck and a 23.5* horsepower engine. The 652R EFI MOD boasts a commercial-quality electronic fuel injected (EFI) V-twin air-cooled engine for faster starts, smoother operation, and greater efficiency. The EFI model is also equipped with a seven-gauge 52-inch MOD deck, but comes with a 25.0* horsepower engine.
John Deere QuikTrak mowers offer a lightweight, compact footprint for easy maneuverability around obstacles and contours in the turf. The zero-turn capability gives it best-in-class productivity, and they are easy to trailer, allowing crews to have multiple mowers on a job site.
Like the rest of the John Deere lineup, the R Series MOD models are an eligible purchase within the GreenFleet Loyalty Rewards program. The industry-exclusive loyalty program from John Deere is designed to help customers manage their equipment more easily and cost-effectively.