Utilizing a single hydraulic float circuit, the TDR-30G is able to flex and easily track the changing contours often found on sod farms. Thanks to a 4-way hinge that connects the independently floating wing decks together, the TDR-30G acts like a more expensive and complex 5 deck mower than the tri-deck design it is. The narrow spacing between the front and back rollers is easy on the turf, allowing a superior cut and increasing the yield per field. The tractor is required to have one double acting hydraulic circuit with float.
Going wider reduces the number of passes and time to mow a field, but it would also mean for most producers an investment in a new higher horsepower tractor. So Progressive chose a 30 foot swath as the target width for the TDR-30G. The result - an increase of 34% over our popular 22' sod mowers and a size that will operate efficiently with the tractors that the majority of producers already have on hand.
Utilizing only one hydraulic circuit that is equipped with float, the TDR-30G is able to flex and easily track the changing contours often found on sod farms. Thanks to a 4-way hinge that connects the independently floating wing decks together, the TDR-30G acts like a more expensive and complex 5 deck mower than the tri-deck design it is. The narrow spacing between the front and back rollers is easy on the turf as the mower follows contours, allowing a superior cut and increasing the yield per field. The tractor is required to have a single hydraulic float circuit.
The productivity advantage of Progressive's exclusive Pro Lift-N-Turn is standard equipment on the TDR-30G. A challenge for operators of competitive roller mowers is to minimize the damage sliding rollers cause to the turf when turning at the headlands. With the TDR-30G, operators have the ability to slightly raise all of the decks off the ground with the PTO still engaged, making turning easier and less stressful on the turf. The weight of the mower is distributed between the tractor and the extra-wide high floatation tires.
Using a single hydraulic lever, the operator can easily raise then lower all decks when turning at the headlands. This time saving feature also means the operator doesn't need to stop and dis-engaged then re-engage the PTO. Automatic stops prevents the decks from rising too far which otherwise could damage the PTO shafts. The result is less product damage from dragging the rollers across immature turf. Progressive's exclusive Pro Lift-N-Turn has simply eliminated the issues competitive mowers face when turning at the headlands.
To realize the full benefit from the exclusive Pro Lift-N-Turn feature, Progressive has equipped the TDR-30G with an extra-wide profile tire. They provide a very large ground contact area, so ground pressure is minimized when the decks are raised off the ground using Pro Lift-N-Turn. So not only are the headlands protected from damage caused by sliding rollers that is common with competitive mowers, the standard wide profile tires minimizes the potential for ground compaction as well. A steel cover on the left wheel prevents clipping build-up in the deep rim.
You equip your tractor with wide turf tires - shouldn't your roller mower be equipped with them too?
See Pro Lift-N-Turn for more information on this exclusive feature offered by Progressive Turf Equipment.