2 year parts and labour warranty. Next day spares service available.

mongst the most rugged and reliable cylinder mowers now available in the UK, Protea Heavy Duty “HD” mowers, in 24-inch, 30-inch and 36-inch widths, are suitable for a very wide range of fine turf applications from cricket squares through to outfields.
Standard features include an 8-blade precision ground cutting cylinder, dual rear rollers with removable roller scraper, tip-over steel grassbox, and the reliable and fuel efficient Honda GX270 8.4hp engines.



Every component has been proven in the harsh conditions of their South African home market, earning these rugged machines an enviable reputation for reliability. Industrial-quality bearings, heavy gauge steel chassis, heavy-duty transmission components and cable-free drive controls all contribute to a long service life. Simple, positive operator controls are combined with ideal weight and balance, making even the 36-inch version feel light and easy to operate.

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 assuring 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 slopes and resist damage over hard surfaces.
Much work has gone into producing a mower which, despite its large size, feels effortless and smooth to manoeuvre. Protea have engineered out excessive weight to reduce ground pressure and therefore soil compaction(see SPECIFICATIONS link at the bottom of this page for further information).
Controls are non-tiring to use and a height-adjustable rear roller guarantees a level cut is maintained throughout the life of the machine (so unlike all other mowers a ‘set’ can never develop).
The highcapacity tip-over steel grassbox is convenient in use.

Available in 24-inch, 30-inch and 36-inch cutting widths, these industrial-quality machines can cut accurately down to 5mm and are suitable for a wide range of applications including cricket squares and outfields, parks, gardens and sports grounds.

Designed to be easy to handle, simple to use and maintain, extremely rugged yet give a first class cutting performance, these mowers will reward domestic and professional users alike.

Amongst the most robust cylinder mowers now available in the UK, all models feature powerful Honda GX270 overhead valve engines selected for their excellent reliability, long trouble-free life, high fuel efficiency and ultra-low exhaust emissions.

Operator safety and comfort have been addressed by means of electrical safety interlocks and improved ergonomics, whilst vibration has been reduced to the lowest possible level without compromising feel and handling.

The substantially built cutting cylinder can be reversed, presenting a new sharp edge to the bottom blade. This significantly extends cylinder life and reduces the number of costly regrinds.

Customers can order any of the “HD” models to suit their exact requirements from a wide choice of options. For example, a 12-blade cutting cylinder 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 (and up to 181 cuts/metre with 12-blade cylinder). A highly effective and densely packed nylon brush strip can further enhance cut quality. A detachable sulky seat is available for those who require a ride-on facility and finally, a choice of reels can be fitted for grooming or brushing. Further information on reel action can be found in the 500SVG section.

Reassuringly for professional users, a full range of spares and service parts is readily available at sensible prices with a next-day delivery service. A two-years parts and labour warranty is provided together with full telephone technical support.

Priced far below any comparable machine, every model in the “HD” range offers unbeatable value.

Why not see what users think of our machines by having a look at our TESTIMONIALS?


 Available in 24″, 30″ or 36″ cutting widths
• 8-blade heavy duty reversible cutting cylinder
• Honda GX270 overhead valve 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
• Heavycast aluminium chaincase cover
• Industrial quality bearings throughout
• Optional sulky seat
• Optional grooming and brushing reels
• Optional nylon brush strip available to special order




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Engine petrol Honda single-cylinder air-cooled 4-stroke overhead valve.
Model GX270
Maximum horsepower 8.4 @ 3,600 rpm
Displacement 270 cc
Starter Recoil l
Clutches Separate independent clutches to cylinder and landroll drive.
Drive systems Triple vee-belts plus triple heavy duty roller chains.
Rear roller Height-adjustable rubberised two-part steel rear roller with differential, running in heavy duty ball bearings.
Cutting Performance  
Cutting reel 8-blade spiral, 152mm diameter, reversible.
Bottom blade Hardened steel knife, 5mm thickness.
Cutting width




Cutting height 5-35mm 5-35mm 5-35mm
Front roller One-piece steel roller.
Cutting frequency (cuts/metre) 96 96 96
Height mm 1100 1100 1100
Length mm 1200 1200 1200
Width mm 850 1000 1200
Weight Kg 168 196 207

Triaxial Vibration

1.70 2.07 2.67

Grooming reel, Nylon sweeper brush, Pin-type scarifier reel, Teasing rake, Low-cut bottom blade, 12-blade cylinder, Trailing sulky seat (30″ and 36″ only), Low-speed sprocket kit ( = 121 cuts/metre)


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