Protea Heavy Duty “HD” – Options & Specifications

~ For sports fields, cricket squares, parks and formal lawns ~

Amongst the most rugged and reliable cylinder mowers now available in the UK, Protea Heavy Duty “HD” mowers, in 30-inch and 36-inch widths, are suitable for a very wide range of fine turf applications from cricket squares to outfields and football pitches to large lawns.

Standard features include an 8-blade precision ground cutting cylinder, dual rear rollers with removable roller scraper, tip-over steel grassbox, and the powerful, reliable and fuel efficient Honda GX270 8.4hp engine.

Industrial-quality bearings, heavy gauge solid bar steel chassis, heavy-duty transmission components and cable-free drive controls all contribute to a long service life.

The open frame design of the “HD” models allows for easy cleaning and maintenance. As with all Protea mowers, the “HD” comes with an adjustable rear roller ensuring perfectly level cutting throughout the life of the machine. Precision cutting height adjusters enable very accurate setting down to 5mm with the standard bottom blade and even lower with a shaver blade. Extremely hard wearing rubberised rear rollers give additional grip on slippery slopes and prevent damage over hard rough surfaces.

Model 914HD 36-inch 8-blade “HD” Heavy Duty Mower (shown with grassbox arms folded in storing position)

“Up and over” swing grassbox for ease of emptying

Well laid out controls and low profile gives excellent sighting

A reversible cutting cylinder allows both edges of the cylinder blades to be used before a regrind is required, extending life and reducing costs.

Controls are easy to use, non-tiring, smooth on take-up and built to last. Much research went into creating a machine that despite its size and weight could cut perfectly and still feel light, beautifully balanced and comfortable to operate for long periods.

Customers can bespoke order any of the “HD” models to suit their exact requirements from a wide choice of options. For example, a 12-blade cutting cylinder with shaver blade can be fitted for precision cutting of very fine turf where a heavy machine is preferred to roll as well as cut. A low-ratio sprocket set can be added to increase cutting pitch from 96 cuts/metre to 121 cuts/metre (8-blade) and up to 181 cuts/metre (12-blade). A highly effective and densely packed nylon brush strip can further enhance cut quality and a detachable trailed sulky seat is available for those who require a ride-on facility. 

Finally, optional “bolt-in” cassettes comprising reels with their complete housing units allow the “HD” to be converted to a verticutter, scarifier or sweeping machine in less than 15 minutes, or spare cutter reels can be supplied in full cassette format to ensure your mower remains in service when the cutter requires regrinding.

Every component has been proven in the harsh conditions of their South African home market earning these rugged machines an enviable reputation for reliability. As with all Protea machines, spares are available at competitive prices on a next-day delivery service and a 2-year parts and labour warranty is provided together with expert telephone technical support throughout the life of the machine.
Priced far below any comparable machine, every model in the “HD” range offers unbeatable value.

Model Features

  • Available in 36” 914mm cutting width (30” 760mm special order)
  • 8-blade heavy duty reversible cutting cylinder
  • Honda GX270 8.4hp engine
  • Adjustable rear roller for perfect alignment
  • Vulcanised ribbed two-section rear roller
  • Robust powdercoat paint finish
  • Low vibration handle mounting system
  • Push/pull rod links to main controls, eliminating cables
  • Tip-over steel grassbox with hinged foldaway support arms
  • Heavy steel front roller
  • Independent chain drives to cutter and rear rollers
  • Industrial quality bearings throughout
  • Optional trailed sulky seat
  • Optional nylon brush strip
  • Optional cutter, scarifying, grooming and sweeper cassettes
  • Bespoke specification available to special order – please enquire

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