27 July 2001

Ride-on duo to tackle larger lawns

JOHN Deere has introduced two ride-on mowers with front mounted decks for cutting large lawns and verges.

The 1435 and 1445 mowers are rated at 24hp and 31hp respectively and can be equipped with 1.52m and 1.82m side discharge mower decks. A 1.57m rear discharge deck is also available.

Designed with a 50cm turning radius, the mowers have a rear clear trimming feature on 1.82m wide decks which allows the rear wheels to stay within the path cut by the front mower deck.

Further specification includes a foot-activated diff-lock to give extra traction on hillsides and in slippery conditions.

The 1435 and 1445 mowers cost £9732 and £12,581 respectively without decks. (01949-860491) http://www.jd1400.com