Posts tagged: Roller Mower

Progressive TDR-15: A Closer Look

By , 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.


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 to find out more about this machine.

Did you know we now offer finance on our machines?


Golf Industry Show 2016 – San Diego

By , 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!

Think you’ve seen the Pro-Flex, think again….

By , April 16, 2015 1:40 pm

Pro-Flex 2015 new Model Highlights







The Pro-Flex 120 by Progressive Turf Equipment, available exclusively from The Grass Group is the most widely used pull behind contour finishing mower in the market. First introduced to the golf industry in 1999, the Pro-Flex 120 has become the ‘go-to’ contour and rough mower due to its versatility, its 10′ wide uniform cut, and its proven reliability. Although well regarded as a rough mower, the Pro-Flex 120 is equally at home on a fairway due to the quality of cut and a superb after cut appearance. With 5 independent floating decks, the Pro-Flex 120 can easily follow contour changes that are commonly found on golf courses, producing a uniform quality cut that is demanded by greenkeepers and members alike. A clear advantage of the Pro-Flex 120 over competing mowers is the ability to easily cut a transition or “first-cut” between the fairway and rough in no time at all! Cut height is conveniently set on each deck so you can use the Pro-Flex 120 to help speed play and make the grounds crew look even better. Something that competing mowers cannot do. In summary, the rugged construction, ease of maintenance, and features that are not found in competitive models sets the Pro-Flex 120 apart in all aspects of quality, dependability, and value! It is, The Better Built Choice!

What is different about the 2015 Pro-Flex 120 compared with an older Pro-Flex 120 that has served its owner well?





Now Easier to Operate Than Ever Before!

The industry exclusive Pro Lift-N-Turn™ system is standard equipment on a newer Pro-Flex 120, and a feature not found on other contour mowers. Pro Lift-N-Turn™ allows the operator to temporarily raise the decks slightly off the ground without stopping and with the PTO still engaged; all without fear of doing any component damage or impacting belt life, and the driveline is subjected to less wear and tear. Crossing a path or another minor obstacle has never been easier or faster making the Pro-Flex 120 a smarter choice than ever before! Additionally before engaging the PTO, the operator can first lift the decks so the blades are above the uncut grass. This reduces the stress placed on the complete drivetrain of the tractor and mower when the PTO is engaged. (Refer to the Operator’s Manual for precautions and operating instructions.)

Automatic Drive Belt Tensioning

With the goal to lower ongoing maintenance costs, the 2015 Pro-Flex 120 is equipped with rubber-damped, automatic belt tensioners, offering several cost saving benefits. Replacing the older spring type tensioner, all of the upper drive and deck belts are tensioned using a maintenance free rubber-damped, automatic tensioner. Field proven over several years, this type of belt tightening provides more consistent tension as the belts ‘seat-in’, further increasing belt durability and life; allowing Progressive to achieve the mandate of lower operating costs. All of the spring type belt tensioners used in the past have been eliminated, so there are now fewer moving parts for greater long term reliability.

Lowering the Cost of Routine Maintenance

2015 Pro-Flex 120’s are equipped with PTO shafts that feature a 100 hour lubrication interval to lower routine maintenance costs. With the introduction of the automatic belt tensioners, there are 25% fewer grease fittings than on previous models!

MAINTENANCE FREE BLADE SPINDLES we’ve introduced on all ProFlex’s, reducing routine maintenance and increasing peace of mind. Combining the reduction in grease points with the 100 hour PTO shaft greasing interval, the Pro-Flex 120 offers peace of mind – gone is the fear that a missed service point by un-familiar maintenance personnel will render the mower out of service and put grounds maintenance behind schedule.






Pro-Flex 120: It is all about the ADDED VALUE!

The Pro-Flex 120 is all about providing high value to the owner over the long term. Unlike a self-contained, ride-on rough mower, the Pro-Flex 120 offers increased equipment utilization as the tractor can be used for other tasks when not required for mowing. This means a lower total cost of ownership. Additionally, the required horsepower for the utility tractor connected to a Pro-Flex 120 is about half of what a Tier 4 self-contained mower requires. This directly translates to a large savings in fuel, year-after-year. The mechanical simplicity and low operating cost of a utility tractor and Pro-Flex combination, compared to that of a dedicated hydrostatically driven, self-contained mower, confirms the value offered by the Pro-Flex 120!


Progressive roller mower demo day at Uttoxeter Racecourse 24th April

By , 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


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

Uttoxeter RacecourseWood Lane,UttoxeterStaffordshireST14 8BD
T: 01889 562561

Progressive mowers the cutting edge choice

By , 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.

Progressive mower comes out tops time and again

By , 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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