Progressive's exclusive Pro Lift-N-Turn system is standard equipment. Operators have the ability to slightly raise the decks off the ground with the PTO still engaged, making turning easier on the turf as the weight of the mower is distributed between the tractor and the floatation tires. An automatic stop prevents the main decks from rising too far.
Developed and tested over several years, Progressive is pleased to introduce maintenance free blade spindle assemblies. Completely interchangeable with a greased spindle, the same housing is used providing wide spacing between the bearings ensuring low bearing loading and long service life. Maintenance free blade spindles not only protect the owner's investment from a missed service, it also reduces overall maintenance time and costs.
With a tip speed over 18,000 feet per minute, Progressive's high lift blades provide superior airflow, to stand grass up to be cleanly cut and evenly discharged over the rear rollers, while minimizing clumping and accumulation.
Progressive's high tip speed provides a clean even cut at ground speeds up to 6 miles per hour, for the high productivity users have come to appreciate form a Progressive mower.
Infinite cutting height adjustment from ½" to 4" is easily accomplished with the on board tool. This allows the TDR-12B to transition quickly for multiple mowing height applications.
6" diameter rollers run full length on both the front and rear of each TDR-12B mower deck. Helping to smooth the mowing surface while cutting, the rollers help promote root to turf contact, for faster divot repair and healthier turf.
The rollers can also stripe the turf for a pleasing visual impact for the facilities patrons - a testament to the professionalism of the job.
Often mowers of this size are moved between tractors that are equipped with different size tires. This created additional work when the mower was connected as either the mower or the tractor's drawbar has to be adjusted to achieve the proper drive line positioning. To overcome this Progressive equipped the TDR-12B with a constant velocity (CV) input PTO as standard equipment. This makes connection to a tractor easier as the drawbar hitch length does not need to be adjusted each time to suit the mower (within reason). With the standard CV joint, it is much easier for the TDR-12B to be connected to different tractors as adjusting the drawbar to correct minor misalignment isn't as critical. Overall hook-up time is greatly reduced. Let's go mowing!