John Deere is continuing to meet the needs of its customers with the expansion of its Mulch On Demand (MOD) mower deck offering. The exclusive MOD is now available in the 2014 QuikTrak commercial mower lineup, which includes the 652R MOD and 652R EFI MOD models. The MOD deck was previously only available in the John Deere ZTrak line.
The John Deere MOD deck allows an operator to switch between mulching and side discharging without leaving the mower. This saves cleanup time by keeping clippings off sidewalks and driveways and out of mulch beds. The QuikTrak MOD can be converted from a wide-open side-discharge mode to a full-chambered mulching mode or any position in-between by holding down on the electric switch that is conveniently located on the dash.
“The Mulch On Demand deck has proven capabilities that allow the operator to boost productivity and versatility in their commercial mowing operation,” said Chris Russell, John Deere product manager. “As the interest in stand-on mowers increases, it only made sense to integrate this industry-exclusive technology into the QuikTrak lineup. Now, more commercial landscape contractors can enjoy the benefits of Mulch On Demand.”
The 652R MOD features a commercial-quality V-twin air-cooled engine coupled with an easy-to-learn hydrostatic transmission. The unit is equipped with a 7-gauge, 52-inch MOD deck and a 23.5-hp. engine. The 652R EFI MOD (pictured) boasts a commercial-quality electronic fuel injected (EFI) V-twin air-cooled engine for faster starts, smoother operation, and greater efficiency. The EFI model is also equipped with a 7-gauge, 52-inch MOD deck, but comes with a 25-hp. engine.
John Deere QuikTrak mowers offer a lightweight, compact footprint for easy maneuverability around obstacles and contours in the turf. The zero-turn capability gives it best-in-class productivity, and they are easy to trailer, allowing crews to have multiple mowers on a job site.