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Progressive TDR-15: A Closer Look

By Grassgroup, September 26, 2017 3:20 pm

 

Pro Lift-N-Turn

The productivity advantage of Progressive’s exclusive Pro Lift-N-Turn system is standard equipment. Operators have the ability to slightly raise the decks off the ground with the PTO still enagaged, making turning easier on the turf and the operator more productive. An automatic stop prevents the decks from lighting too far. The result is less ground damage from dragging the rollers across the turf. Progressive’s Lift-N-Turn has imply eliminated the issues competitive roller mowers face when turning. The deisgn allow for a 0″ uncut circle (zero turn radius).

Easily Change Height Adjustment

Infinite cutting height adjustment from 0.5″ to 4″ is easily accomplished with the supplied tool. This allows the mower to transition quickly for multiple mowing height applications. The durable design resists rusting and wear.

Full Length Rollers

6″ diameter rollers running the full length on both the front and rear of each mower deck, helps to smooth the mowing surface while cutting. The rollers also helps promote root to turf contact for faster repair and healthier turf. The rollers can also stripe the turf for a pleasing visual impact.

Simpler Maintenance

Maintenance fe eblade spindles and 100 hour greasing interval PTO shafts are used to both lower cost and time spent on routine maintenance. They also provide peace of mind that a missing daily greasing  won’t render the mower out of service.

CV Equipped Input PTO

Progressive have equipped the TDR-15 with a constant velocity input PTO as standard. This makes connecting the mower to a tractor easier and the connection time greatly reduced.

Specifications

Cutting Width: 15.5 Feet
Mowing Capacity : 2 mph 3.75 acres per hour – 4 mph 7.5 acres per hour – 6 mph 11.3 acres per hour
Recommended PTO 30 – 50 HP

Call 01638 720123 or drop us an email at sales@thegrassgroup.com to find out more about this machine.

Did you know we now offer finance on our machines?

 

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Progessive TDR-15: The Better Built Choice

By Grassgroup, September 21, 2017 1:27 pm

 

Progressive’s 15.5ft TDR-15 Tri-Deck Roller finishing mower is an ideal choice for municipal grounds care, school, playing fields, parks, sport facilities and polo fields in either wet or dry conditions.

This versatile mower can cut as low as 0.5 inch. Full length rollers smooth the field surface and stripe for visual impact. It can also speed divot repair by promoting root-to-soil contact while aiding in moisture retention.


The superior quality cut comes from high lift rotary blades that create enough vacuum to lift the grass for a clean uniform cut and disperse the clippings evenly over the rollers. Easy access to height adjusters makes setting the height of cut quick and precise. Rear rollers also provide extra protection for the safe discharge of clippings and debris. Now standard, Progressive’s exclusive Pro Lift-N-Turn allows the decks to be temporarily lifted slightly off the ground with the PTO still engaged and without fear of drive line damage.
The TDR-15 is another example of the ingenuity and quality that goes into producing a durable and productive rotary finishing mower that is easy to maintain. The TDR-15 not only provides versatility of use and quality of construction, it is the better built choice.

Pro Lift-N-Turn

The productivity advantage of Progressive’s exclusive Pro Lift-N-Turn system is standard equipment. Operators have the ability to slightly raise the decks off the ground with the PTO still enagaged, making turning easier on the turf and the operator more productive. An automatic stop prevents the decks from lighting too far. The result is less ground damage from dragging the rollers across the turf. Progressive’s Lift-N-Turn has imply eliminated the issues competitive roller mowers face when turning. The deisgn allow for a 0″ uncut circle (zero turn radius).

Easily Change Height Adjustment

Infinite cutting height adjustment from 0.5″ to 4″ is easily accomplished with the supplied tool. This allows the mower to transition quickly for multiple mowing height applications. The durable design resists rusting and wear.

Full Length Rollers

6″ diameter rollers running the full length on both the front and rear of each mower deck, helps to smooth the mowing surface while cutting. The rollers also helps promote root to turf contact for faster repair and healthier turf. The rollers can also stripe the turf for a pleasing visual impact.

Simpler Maintenance

Maintenance fe eblade spindles and 100 hour greasing interval PTO shafts are used to both lower cost and time spent on routine maintenance. They also provide peace of mind that a missing daily greasing  won’t render the mower out of service.

CV Equipped Input PTO

Progressive have equipped the TDR-15 with a constant velocity input PTO as standard. This makes connecting the mower to a tractor easier and the connection time greatly reduced.

Specifications

Cutting Width: 15.5 Feet
Mowing Capacity : 2 mph 3.75 acres per hour – 4 mph 7.5 acres per hour – 6 mph 11.3 acres per hour
Recommended PTO 30 – 50 HP

Call 01638 720123 or drop us an email at sales@thegrassgroup.com to find out more about this machine.

Did you know we now offer finance on our machines?

 

 

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Golf Industry Show 2016 – San Diego

By Grassgroup, February 23, 2016 10:44 am

This year saw the 2016 annual Golf Industry Show being hosted in the wonderful city of San Diego. Unlike last year’s freeze in Texas, we were blessed with gorgeous Californian sunshine…! Despite the incredible weather we still experienced a good, productive and busy show. The attendance figures that have been released show just how important this show is.

We were supporting our suppliers Progressive and Advanced Turf Technology. Progressive had a Proflex 120b painted in the new industry green on their stand as well as their remote controlled Slope-Pro mower. the ever popular Proflex was generating interest with its new colour and the economic advantages it boasts over other rough mowers.

 

 

 

 

As always, it was great to catch up with the Progressive team!

 

 

For the very first time Advanced Turf Technology (ATT) were exhibiting on their own stand with the full TMSystem range and the 22″ pedestrian INFiNiSystem. Luckily for Iain the puppy managed to refrain from chewing his passport and he was able to attend the show this year! We had a great time meeting existing customers and potential new ones.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cub Cadet also had a 22″ INFiNiSystem on their stand as well as the ATT cutting units on their impressive robotic RG3 mower!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall it was a great show and the weather made it all the better. Shame we were welcomed back with snow last Monday at our head office!

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Progressive roller mower demo day at Uttoxeter Racecourse 24th April

By Grassgroup, April 13, 2015 3:12 pm

The Grass Group is pleased to announce that we’ll be at the Pitchcare Tractor mounted rotary/roller mower trials day at Uttoxeter Racecourse on Friday the 24th of April. The programme will follow a demonstration of several manufacturers’ machines throughout the day including the Progressive TDR15 and SDR65 mowers as well as refreshments and an interactive feedback/question time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There will be Grass Group staff on hand throughout the day to assist and answer questions as well as talk through the complete range of Progressive Mowers available. If you wish to attend please contact Laurence Gale from Pitchcare to confirm your attendance laurence@pitchcare.com

 

Programme for the day:

9.30 – 10.00 hrs Arrival with coffee and tea
10.00 – 13.00 hrs Morning demonstrations
13.00 – 13.30 hrs Refreshments
13.30 – 14.00 hrs Feedback / question time
Location:

Uttoxeter RacecourseWood Lane,UttoxeterStaffordshireST14 8BD
T: 01889 562561

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Lets get mowing!!!

By Grassgroup, February 11, 2015 4:26 pm

With the days slowly getting longer and the temperature climbing to cold rather than freezing the start of the mowing is just around the corner . The Progressive single and Tri-Deck Roller Mower range available from The Grass Group, is a popular choice of wide area mower with sports facilities, municipal grounds care, polo fields and golf courses. Because they don’t need a high speed P.T.O., it enables the mowing of a very large area with something as small as a 30hp compact. The simplicity of the design offers easy access for service and maintenance with parts such as “maintenance free” sealed spindles and sleeved bearings the lifetime servicing costs of the machine are greatly reduced. It’s also economical to maintain with no need for expensive cylinder regrinds. The low cost maintenance regime is highly significant to a groundsman who needs more time to mow and less time to maintain.

 

 

 

 

 

This versatile mower cuts as low as 13mm (½”) without scalping while it smooth’s the surface. It can also stripe for visual impact and speed re-growth by promoting root-to-soil contact for divot repair. The superior quality cut comes from high lift blades that creates enough vacuum to lift the grass for a clean even cut and disperse the clippings evenly over the rollers. Rear rollers also provide extra protection for safe discharge of clippings and debris. Tim Merrell, Grass Groups MD, comments, “The mower is superb on undulating ground due to the three floating heads. Most other mowers than can be powered by compacts consist of one fixed head which are no good on undulating ground. And of course, using a smaller tractor reduces the effects of compaction and reduces fuel bills.”

 

 

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Still mowing??

By Grassgroup, October 27, 2014 2:38 pm

With this week’s seemingly warmer temperatures – the grass may well still be growing for a while yet. The Progressive Tri-Deck Roller Mower (TDR-12) available from The Grass Group, is a popular choice of wide area mower with sports facilities, municipal grounds care, polo fields and golf courses. Because it doesn’t need a high P.T.O., it enables the mowing of a very large area with something as small as a 30hp compact. This solves the problem of not having enough 60 – 70 hp tractors, which are often busy doing other jobs, and the smaller ones not being man enough for conventional tri-deck mowers. The simplicity of the design offers easy access for service and maintenance. It’s also economical to maintain with no need for expensive cylinder regrinds. The low cost maintenance regime is highly significant to a groundsman who needs more time to mow and less time to maintain.

 

 

 

 

This versatile mower cuts as low as 13mm (½”) without scalping while it smooths the surface. It can also stripe for visual impact and speed re-growth by promoting root-to-soil contact for divot repair. The superior quality cut comes from high lift blades that creates enough vacuum to lift the grass for a clean even cut and disperse the clippings evenly over the rollers. Rear rollers also provide extra protection for safe discharge of clippings and debris. Tim Merrell, Grass Groups MD, comments, “The mower is superb on undulating ground due to the three floating heads. Most other mowers than can be powered by compacts consist of one fixed head which are no good on undulating ground. And of course, using a smaller tractor reduces the effects of compaction and reduces fuel bills.” The Progressive TDR -12 follows in the footsteps of the larger TDR-15 – itself a very well respected mower and the rest of the impressive Progressive Turf mower range.

 

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Product Demonstration Day

By Grassgroup, August 21, 2014 3:20 pm

Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester played host yesterday to The Grass Group and our dealer Ernest Doe for a product demonstration day. A full day of demonstration and product information was planned that covered ATT, Trilo & Progressive equipment. Grass Group staff, Peter van Mispelaar from Trilo and John Coleman from ATT were in attendance to demonstrate, discuss and answer any questions from the Ernest Doe staff. The day started with a welcome and Introduction from The Grass Group’s General Manager Jeremy and Eddie Jack of Ernest Doe and then followed with the twenty five attendees splitting into three groups to view and try all the machinery in turn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The ATT machinery was setup on the practice putting green with both the ATT INFiNipower trailer and also a greens triple with TM System chassis and cassettes. ATT’s John Coleman had traveled down especially for the day to share his insights and run everybody through the system including practical hands-on working which gave everybody the opportunity to get some further practical experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a separate grassland area of the resort Trilo machinery was set up with an array of vacuum sweepers, blowers and scarifiers to give a taste of the full Trilo range. Having flown over from Holland for the day Peter van Mispelaar ran everyone through the equipment as well as mentioning the new S Line range which is being debuted at the years Saltex in a couple of weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Progressive machinery was set up in a hilly area alongside the football pitches to test the contour following ability of the Proflex 120 as well the fine finishing ability of the TDR range on the football pitches with our own Jeremy Vincent at the helm discussing and setting off the test drives. With lunch in the resorts brassiere and further demonstrations in the afternoon then culminating with a question and answer session back in the conference room the day finished with the Ernest Doe staff being loaded down with new marketing material and brochures to take away as well as the occasional Grass Group cap and mug!

 

 

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11,000 acres to cut? No problem with the TDR 15

By Grassgroup, August 1, 2014 7:58 am

When you have 11,000 acres of grass land across Crawley to keep under control, all with differing requirements, Derek Charman of Crawley Borough  Council is pleased he influenced the  decision to buy two Progressive TDR15’s from The Grass Group in 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Derek operates the plant at Crawley Borough Council to keep the parks, open spaces, playing fields, 18 hole pitch and putt, 70 football/rugby pitches and 9 cricket outfields under his remit in trim. To do so the two TDR15’s are kept in good use between March and November; now in their second season they have lived up to the promise they showed during initial test and Derek, along with Fleet Manager Graham Satchwell, is very pleased with them.

 

 
There are many aspects of the machine that have impressed Derek. First of all it enables him to cut very early in the season which would normally be difficult due to wet ground. However, due to the TDR15 being very light, when compared to the competition, it doesn’t cause any damage to the surfaces that a heavier machine would. Transporting the TDR is easy, he says, you don’t even know you’ve got it on the back of the tractor it is so light. Derek considers the build quality to be very good; not over engineered but built to a good standard ‘fit for purpose’. A very easy machine to use, he says, like adjusting the cutting height for example. Another positive point is the dispersal of the cuttings. Some mowers throw the cuttings into the path, but the TDR15 throws them away from the path due to the opposite direction the blades are moving, clearing the ground as you go. He also likes the way it doesn’t make tracks in the grass. With a normal rotary mower this often happens and leaves an unpleasant finish.

 

The TDR15 is different in that by the use of metal skirts around each blade, a suction is formed to lift the grass up before cutting it and leaving a great finish. Some of the pitches are only open spaces so in one day he can cut 6 large areas in around six/seven hours. He manages to cut the pitch and putt golf course in one day. Once the cricket outfields are prepared he will have to cut these twice a week, in a circular fashion, although Derek believes the TDR15 would make a brilliant job if he did want to stripe it. For a rotary mower, Derek is really impressed with the finish he gets at the varying heights, with no scalping even at low levels.

 

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Progressive mowers the cutting edge choice

By Grassgroup, March 29, 2010 3:21 pm

The Progressive TDR-15 Roller Mower from The Grass Group is the ideal machine to cut large areas of turf in parks, sports fields and open spaces, giving a superb finish.

 

While it is robustly built to handle local authority and contractor workloads, the mower is very light, allowing cutting to continue in wet conditions when other brands would struggle.  Individual decks float to follow ground contours, eliminating scalping on the most undulating sites.

 High lift, heat treated blades cut cleanly even on longer swards, with clippings evenly spread, while the 150mm rollers give a smart striped effect.

 With a cutting width of 4.7m, the triple deck Progressive TDR-15 offers plenty of capacity for larger open spaces – up to 11.3 acres per hour is achievable – but folds up neatly within the width of the tractor for transport. On the road, it is supported via large diameter wheels on automotive radial tyres.

 Cut height can easily be adjusted via spindles from 13 to 100mm to suit a variety of requirements.

Power requirement is from just 30hp, so the Progressive TDR-15 can be easily handled by tractors from the mainstream fleet rather than tying up a dedicated mowing unit. With the low maintenance, robust nature of the rotary plus an excellent finish for high profile areas, the Progressive TDR-15 provides an economical, efficient alternative to cylinder gang mowers, and should be on the shopping list for all amenity turf managers.

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Progressive mower comes out tops time and again

By Grassgroup, March 29, 2010 2:20 pm

Bury Council purchased its first Progressive TDR-15 Roller Mower from The Grass Group two years ago and liked it so much that two more of the mowers have since been added to the fleet.

Grounds Manager (North) Terry Treen uses the mowers to cut parks, sports fields and open spaces covering a significant area in the Lancashire town, and had several of the leading makes on test before purchasing his first Progressive TDR-15.

“It was easily the best for our purposes,” he explains. “An outstanding feature is that while it is robustly built, the mower is very light, so we can get on and cut grass even when it is wet, which was not the case with the others.”

He also found that it offered the best finish, with clippings evenly spread and the 150mm diameter rollers producing a smart striped effect.

Rotary mowers, comments Terry, are by far the best grass cutting solution for local authorities, since they are more robust and cheaper to maintain than cylinders.

“Rotaries are easier to sharpen and annual maintenance costs are much less than for a set of gangs, particularly when it comes to winter servicing,” he says.” It is also a very strongly built mower which handles the tough local authority workload well.”

Cut height is set at 30mm for most jobs, but can easily be adjusted via spindles from 13 to 100mm.

With a cut width of 4.7m, the Progressive TDR-15 offers plenty of capacity for larger open spaces – up to 11.3 acres per hour is achievable – but folds up neatly within the width of the tractor for transport.

“It is a tidy and manoeuvrable unit to move between sites,” says Terry.

The mowers are used with the council’s 100hp Massey Ferguson tractors, which Terry says offer ‘more than ample’ power.

They were supplied by local dealers Balmers of Burnley, who in conjunction with The Grass Group and manufacturers Progressive have offered an ‘excellent’ level of customer care, according to Terry.

“This is a very good mower for a local authority, and offers everything that is needed – it is economical, lightweight and very robust,” he says.

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